CROSSFITMovies & Documentaries
The Story of the 2008 CrossFit Games
Every second counts takes an inside look at the Crossfit culture and community, where time on a stopwatch reigns as the supreme measure of performance. Those who reach the elite ranks in the burgeoning sport of CrossFit push themselves beyond the limitations imposed by the mind and flirt with the limits of physical capacity. The film chronicles the dramatic journey of five athletes as they prepare for and compete in the most comprehensive test of fitness on the planet, the CrossFit Games. The road to this grueling two-day program of extreme challenges reveals what it takes to be the best in the world. The climactic finish, with its surprising turn of events, shows beyond any doubt that the winner of the CrossFit Games is the fittest person on earth.
Sisu – The Mikko Salo Documentary
After the Games, Sevan Matossian traveled to Salo’s hometown of Pori, Finland, to give the CrossFit community a closer look at the World’s Fittest Man. What he discovered was sisu. Intrinsic to Finland and its people, sisu is a form of stoic courage and unwavering perseverance in the face of long odds and hard challenges. It’s the kind of thing that allows a person to quietly set his will to complete just one more rep before setting down the barbell. It’s what helps a man climb a hill when his body wants to refuse. It’s the intangible quality that helps an elite athlete complete eight unknown events and emerge as the world’s fittest. Sisu is perhaps best defined by Salo himself after he’s asked why he doesn’t lie down after a completing a chest-to-bar Fran in a time that would have placed him first in the event at the 2008 CrossFit Games. “I once read an article about it: when animals surrender they go lying on their back,” Salo explains. “From then on I decided I would never go lying on my back. It’s a sign of weakness and surrendering. I’m never lying on my back.” That’s sisu, and it defines Mikko Salo.
The Test of Fitness
In this official CrossFit Inc. documentary, learn how and why the Games started, as well as about the efforts that go into making the annual event not just an athletic contest but also an experiment in human performance.
Froning: The Fittest Man in History
Rich Froning Jr. entered the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games with three consecutive victories—a feat no other athlete had accomplished. After finding CrossFit in 2009, Froning began a history-making career, finishing second at the CrossFit Games in 2010 and dominating the competition for the next four years. His four titles, five trips to the podium, 16 event wins, 35 top-five event finishes and 45 top-10 event finishes are all records, and he’s revered in the community. Froning’s athletic prowess has been under the microscope for five years, but there’s much more to the man from Tennessee than snatches and pull-ups. In this in-depth documentary by CrossFit HQ’s Heber Cannon, take a look into the life and childhood of the fittest man in history, follow his quest to a fourth-straight CrossFit Games championship, and see him as a son, a husband and a new father.
2014 CrossFit Games
From the Open to the regionals to the Games, the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games season made history. In this in-depth look at the top level of CrossFit competition, we catch up with 2014’s top-seeded competitors Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Josh Bridges, Sam Briggs, Lindsey Valenzuela and more. Watch as we get inside the minds of the athletes who achieve their dreams of making it to the Games and find out what makes them tick. What are they thinking before 3-2-1 … go? Who are they watching? What are their expectations? At the end of the weekend, three women and three men occupy the coveted Games podium and while some are already thinking about 2015, others are taking in every second of what may be their last time on the floor of the CrossFit Games.
Fittest On Earth 2015
The fittest athletes on earth take on the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Follow the journeys of the champs, Ben Smith and Katrin Davidsdottir, along with top contenders Mat Fraser, Sara Sigmundsdóttir, Dan Bailey and more.
Fittest On Earth: A Decade of Fitness
The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. „Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness“ follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed and offers an inside look at what it takes to be among the world’s elite athletes, both in training and on the competition floor. The CrossFit Games challenge competitors to perform intense physical tasks, but the hardest part is sometimes mental. Athletes often learn the details of the events only minutes before they begin, and everyone handles the pressure differently. Which of these fierce competitors will rise to the top and earn the title of Fittest on Earth?
The Redeemed and the Dominant
In 2017 the fittest athletes on Earth took on the unknown and unknowable during four of the most intense days of competition in CrossFit Games history. “The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth ” captures all the drama as top athletes resembling chiseled Grecian gods descend on Madison, Wisconsin, to face a series of trials. Hercules faced 12; they take on 13. Emotions run high as a throng of Australian athletes rise to the top. By the end of the competition, some learn tough lessons—that all that glitters isn’t gold, or even bronze—and some learn that they’re even stronger than they realized. The best among them enter the pantheon of CrossFit giants and earn the right to call themselves the “Fittest on Earth.”