2020 CrossFit Games Rankings from Ben Garves

Given everything going on in the world and in the CrossFit community, I went back and forth a number of times on whether I would even post elite athlete rankings for the upcoming CrossFit Games. It wasn't until Jessica Danger asked me for my input that I figured it...

Changes: Understanding the 2020 CrossFit® Games

When asked last week about my 2020 CrossFit® Games rankings, it was hard not to go on a diatribe. So many variables have changed, so frequently, and so drastically, that our conventional ranking systems have all but been torn apart. We'll get to those rankings more...

The Garmin Hack: We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists

I recently watched the movie Air Force One, partially to reminisce on a classic Harrison Ford movie and partially to reminisce on what it was like to have a badass president. One of the most iconic lines from the 1997 blockbuster, which also features the likes of...

The Big Business of Anti-Aging Products

Okay, is it just me, or does the world have an unhealthy aversion to the idea of aging? There’s a statistic floating around that the anti-aging products industry is expected to be worth $83.2 billion by the year 2027. That’s up thirty billion dollars from the...

Racial Bias for Pandemics

Here’s an interesting read for you today: a story in TIME, titled: “COVID-19 Isn't the First Pandemic to Affect Minority Populations Differently. Here's What We Can Learn From the 1918 Flu”. https://youtu.be/4RimcD9py1Y It rings especially poignant today, as TIME says...

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The Big Business of Anti-Aging Products

Okay, is it just me, or does the world have an unhealthy aversion to the idea of aging? There’s a statistic floating around that the anti-aging products industry is expected to be worth $83.2 billion by the year 2027. That’s up thirty billion dollars from the...

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Racial Bias for Pandemics

Here’s an interesting read for you today: a story in TIME, titled: “COVID-19 Isn't the First Pandemic to Affect Minority Populations Differently. Here's What We Can Learn From the 1918 Flu”. https://youtu.be/4RimcD9py1Y It rings especially poignant today, as TIME says...

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COVID-19 Heart Damage

When it comes to COVID-19, we talk a lot about the lung symptoms - the way the lungs inflame and fill with fluid, preventing oxygen from being passed into your blood system. What’s talked less about and has been found to be a huge problem in our bodies is how the...

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Canada Says Obesity Isn’t Weight-based

Canada is doing something I think the whole world can learn from, but take it with a grain of salt. They’re changing the way they look at obesity to say it’s not just measured on a scale and with a tape measure around your waist. Obesity is as much from a lack of good...

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Kids and Coronavirus

Those of you who are parents know that your kids can be great at so many things. Chiefly among those skills, like saying the darndest things and sometimes being cute, is a unique ability to carry diseases home from school. Colds, flus, mono, and lice never...

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Diversity in the Gym

I talk a lot about the importance of our efforts to diversify the communities we serve with our health and fitness work. Today I’m going to read you an op-ed piece from Jason Burns, the owner of Meddle Fitness (a CrossFit affiliate on the south side of Chicago), which...

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Should We Prepare for a Market Crash?

One of the cool things about branching out from the old WODDITY Podcast is that I get to help you with things that go above and beyond our old CrossFit focus. One of those topics is financial security. In March we watched one of the biggest market roller coasters in...

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Can You Get COVID Twice?

There seems to be a huge list of misinformation out there regarding COVID-19, antibodies, and immunity. So I thought I’d take some time this morning to tell you there is no evidence, there is no proof, and you are safer to treat this like the doctors recommend....

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