With CrossFit HQ moving much further in the direction of promoting health and away from the high level competitors who make it to the CrossFit Games each year, you can plan to see more articles, posts, and stories about people who say CrossFit has saved their lives, and less about Mat Fraser.
This article was just posted in the CrossFit journal about a former long distance runner who ate 1,500 calories per day, only weighed 95 pounds, and who broke her hip before she turned 30, due to such low bone density. After finding CrossFit and learning how to appropriately fuel her body, Amy Williams is now 116 pounds and eats over 2,500 calories per day. She is now an affiliate owner striving to save others' lives. "As soon as I started listening to my coaches, eating real food and not paying attention to my weight, I was also able to get pregnant," said Williams, who now has two healthy children. You can read the full article here.
If you haven't stumbled across the news that the competitive aspect of CrossFit will be changing in the coming years, you can catch up here:
Here are the big take-aways:
In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Glassman outlined to us the broad strokes of the restructured Games season, but more announcements will be coming and the 2019 rulebook, which will outline all specifics related to the Games, will be coming out later this year.
- The CrossFit Open
- The CrossFit Games
- The Open is moving to October (see below for more details).
- Each country with a licensed affiliate will be crowning the title of Fittest in country through the five-week long Open. The top male, female and team will receive an invitation to the CrossFit Games.
CrossFit will now partner with outside events to host 16 CrossFit sanctioned competition from November through June. The winners of each will get an invitation to the CrossFit Games.
- CrossFit will outsource broadcasting to another partner.
- Age group qualifiers and divisions.
The new CrossFit Games calendar.
October: The CrossFit Open.
November – June: 16 Sanctioned CrossFit competitions.
August: The CrossFit Games.
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