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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AMRAP 20:
1 deadlift (225)
1 squat clean
1 front squat
1 jerk

..then..

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.

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