August was an exciting month for CrossFitters, especially during the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. We wanted to make sure you keep pace with our roundup of August’s hottest CrossFit news.
CrossFit Games winners included Mathew Fraser, 27, a professional CrossFit athlete who repeated his victory in the Individual Men’s category from 2016, and who was also runner-up at the 2014 CrossFit Games.
In the Individual Women’s category, 24 year-old Tia-Clair Toomey, an Australian weightlifter who competed and placed 14th in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, won the title. It was a particularly sweet victory considering that she had placed second in 2015 and 2016.
Brooke Wells, a 22 year-old CrossFit athlete who competed in this year’s Games, and who won the 2015 Central Regional at the age of 19, revealed days after the event that she competed nearly all three days with a broken bone on her right hand. Wells’ mental toughness and fortitude shone through, and by the last day of the Games, she had climbed to 14th place.
Cyclocross, a type of bike racing that combines off-road and on-road cycling, was part of the CrossfFit Games for the first time this year. Athletes completed a three-lap cyclocross race as part of the four-day fitness competition.CrossfFit Games for the first time this year. Athletes completed a three-lap cyclocross race as part of the four-day fitness competition.
The guru of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, said in a CBS news interview that his fitness regime can transform any person’s body, as long as they are committed and dedicated to following the principles of CrossFit.
Noted CrossFit athlete Camille-Leblanc underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and a dislocated shoulder. The injuries forced her to miss the 2017 CrossFit Games, and she is expected to be out of competition for an extended period of time while she focuses on recovery.
While the spotlight is usually on young athletes, a California man in his 70s proves that CrossFit is suitable for a range of ages. Bob does CrossFit three times a week as part of fitness routine and a video of his workout was recently shared on CrossFit’s Instagram page.
Top CrossFit athletes share photos and videos of their workouts to Instagram and YouTube in order to inspire others and grow the community. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, a female winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games, has over a million followers on Instagram and has been able to monetize her social media presence through sponsorships.
Stay energized during an intense workout by incorporating these seven foods into your pre-workout meal. Eating the right food before a high-intensity session is key to having a productive workout and seeing results.
The 2017 CrossFit Games were a showcase of some of the most resilient athletes in the world. Instead of worrying about failure, these men and women pushed through adversity to achieve success, regardless of where they finished in the standings.
August was a month filled with outstanding CrossFit news, and we look forward to bringing you more inspirational stories in September.