ICYMI: Training For The Games Part 1

Unless you’ve been away from any form of technology or have just plain ignored the obvious, the Regionals took place in May and now we’re officially on the road to the 2016 CrossFit Games!

As we get closer to the big event, FloElite wants to share the journey with you. How are the athletes staying motivated? What did they do this week in their respective boxes? Thanks to Instagram, we can take a closer look at how your favorite stars of fitness are getting ready for the Games! Check out these posts from the top men, women, and teams on the planet.

Ben Smith's squat motivation

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Smith takes 455 for an easy ride. The Champ does what the Champ does.

Sara Sigmundsdottir's ab game is on point

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...and she's thanking her team for helping her get to the Games again.

Jacob Heppner still trains like a maniac

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1 deadlift (225)
1 squat clean
1 front squat
1 jerk


6 rounds of
20 cal sprint on the Assault Bike

Kara Webb gets gross with it

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For time:
25 rope climbs
5k row

Sam Briggs gets even grosser with it

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10 rounds for time:
500m row
400m run

She finished in 37:06.

CrossFit Mayhem Freedom is pumped about their win

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Yep. Super pumped. Very, very excited.

Chris Harris is pretty strong

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The Regionals snatch ladder with cleans:

10 at 225
8 at 255
6 at 285
4 at 315
2 at 335

Blaine McConnell power cleans 374lb

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Team Nordic OPEX has a beast by the name of Blaine McConnell and he's hungry for more weight.

By Roger Lockridge

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20 Days Out From CrossFit Games: Elites Have Endurance On Their Minds

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Four-Phase Program To Building The Perfect CrossFit Coach: Phases 2-4

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Week 3 Granite Games Qualifier: Breathe Deeply Before You Open This

The 2018 Granite Games Online qualifier is almost complete — just one more workout stands between you and a spot at this fitness jewel in St. Cloud, Minnesota, this September 7-9. That’s the good news. The bad news, or just less good news if you’re a glass half-full type, is that Granite Games has a monster in store to wrap up qualifying with Workout 5 and 6.

Always Be Crushing With Hunter McIntyre, Week 12

Raw strength day- everything is performed in super sets until you reach a functioning weight which you sustain for as along as possible 

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Four-Phase Program To Building The Perfect CrossFit Coach: Phase 1

Damon Johnson is the owner and head coach at White Tail CrossFit in Leander, Texas. Give White Tail a follow on Facebook or Instagram.

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a gym owner is that my coaches are the ambassadors of my brand.

Granite Games Qualifier (Workout 3 & 4), Week 2: No Rings, Thank God

It’s time for the next workout of the Granite Games qualifier, so hopefully you submitted your scores from last week’s first workout and are ready for another grueling test. The Road to Minnesota for the 2018 Granite Games — September 7-9 in St. Cloud, Minnesota — will make a pit stop this week at the pull-up bar, dumbbell rack, and barbell, as this week’s two workouts promise to exploit any strength endurance weaknesses you may have.