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To be “CrossFit” is to possess a general physical capacity that lends itself generally well to any and all contingencies: to the likely, to the unlikely, to the known, to the unknown. The fitness of the CrossFit athlete provides a solid foundation from which to take on any sport or any task. CrossFit Sport highlights the feats of everyday athletes applying this general physical capacity to the demands of their individual lives and chosen sports, along with the CrossFit Games, the world’s premier test of broad and general fitness, and its qualifying events.

The final workout of the 2020 CrossFit Open was a triplet of muscle-ups, wall balls, and rowing for calories. For the first time in Open history, the final workout didn’t contain thrusters. Athletes were allowed to partition the reps any way they’d like, which introduced a strategic element. Based on performance by country, Spain had the highest percentage of athletes who finished the workout (17 percent) as well as the highest percentage of athletes with at least some muscle-ups (51 percent). Here are some of the key stats from 20.5 from CrossFit Beyond the Whiteboard.

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CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 featured box jumps, clean and jerks of increasing weight, and single-leg squats. The workout had a 20-minute time cap, which gave most athletes a chance to get as far as their strength on the clean and jerks would allow. CrossFit Beyond the Whiteboard takes a look at participation and performance by country, division, and workout type.

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CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 contained the classic benchmark Diane, followed by heavier deadlifts and handstand walks — all within an aggressive 9-minute time cap. With the introduction of some advanced gymnastics movements in the handstand push-ups and walks, this week didn’t see the same smooth distribution of scores as previous weeks. Nevertheless, the number of athletes who were able to complete some of the handstand push-ups this year was impressive. CrossFit Beyond the Whiteboard presents the data on this and more in this week’s workout analysis.

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The second workout of the 2020 Open asked athletes to perform as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of 4 dumbbell thrusters, 6 toes-to-bars, and 24 double-unders. For many, there wasn’t a need to intentionally break up the sets (although many double-under sets were frustratingly broken due to trips and misses). The best performers in this workout breezed through smooth and unbroken rounds, with few if any misses on the double-unders. For those athletes, it was largely a difference of rest and transition time. Here's a look at who participated, which workout versions they chose, and how they fared.

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The 2020 Open represents a turning point in the CrossFit Games season, for the first time taking place in October instead of February. Also, with 53% of Open participants living outside the U.S., the 2020 Open marks the first time international participants outnumber their U.S.-based counterparts. In this article, the analysts at CrossFit Beyond the Whiteboard highlight interesting statistics from 20.1. Which countries had the most participants? How competitive were participants around the world? What pace did an athlete need to maintain to finish the workout? How far along were most athletes when the 15-minute time cap hit? Here’s a look at 20.1 by the numbers.

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The CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on Earth. In six weeks, athletes around the world will compete for national championships, rise to unknown challenges for the first time, and celebrate their achievements with a worldwide community, inclusive of all ages and abilities. Registration for the 2020 CrossFit Open is now live. Claim your spot on the leaderboard and prepare for five weeks of fierce and friendly competition against yourself and the global CrossFit community.

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The CrossFit Foundation works with public school districts, individual schools, and teachers all over the world, providing scholarships for CrossFit education, equipment grants to set up gyms, and ongoing support for teachers and administrations leading the way in bringing CrossFit to their students. On Aug. 31, 2019, the CrossFit community will come together alongside the Foundation and CrossFit, Inc. to participate in Saved by the Barbell, the Labor Day fundraiser event that supports CrossFit opportunities for children around the world.

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"The sound of cheering carried across the Alliant Energy Center as the top athletes from over 100 countries took the field Thursday during the 2019 CrossFit Games opening ceremony. Amongst a sea of U.S. competitors, Lt. Col. Anthony Kurz and Capt. Chandler Smith took it all in as they looked around the crowded North Field. Kurz proudly displayed his Army Special Forces flag as a nod to the Special Forces community. Those cheering included members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Warrior Fitness team who were there to support their teammates and engage with the fitness community."

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The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. The 2019 season exemplified the global nature of this challenge and the community it represents more than any before. On Oct. 10, CrossFit communities around the world will come together again in celebration and competition for the start of the 2020 CrossFit Open. All are welcome to join the world’s largest participatory sporting event. During this five-week competition, ordinary people accomplish more than they thought possible, and the next cohort of national champions will be crowned.

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The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games will be broadcast through an expansive network of amateur and professional partners. Over 30 outlets will receive an open-source feed to freely distribute the program on any platform or channel they choose. The unprecedented move allows traditional broadcasters, niche media sites, and ordinary fans from around the world full creative license to produce bespoke shows for specific audiences, regardless of size or language. The new approach will better serve a global and diverse community increasingly hungry for CrossFit. The CrossFit Games begin Aug. 1, 2019. Watch coverage on YouTube, Games.CrossFit.com, and via the many other outlets that will shape this exciting new chapter in fitness history.

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