Challenged

chal·lenge

ˈCHalənj/

noun

  1. an objection or query as to the truth of something, often with an implicit demand for proof.

    "a challenge to the legality of the order"

    synonyms: test, questioning, dispute, stand, opposition, confrontation

The word challenge comes from the Old French chalenge which meant to accuse or dispute. Further back it stems from the Latin calumnia, meaning slander or false accusation. With these roots, it’s no wonder that the natural human reaction to being challenged is to become defensive. Despite this, saying you want to be challenged - whether you mean physically, emotionally, spiritually etc. has become a trendy phrase that flows off the tongue with such ease, that you may say or hear it often - but do you or anyone saying it, really want it? How will you react to it when your views, beliefs, or world view is challenged by someone? How will you react when your brother, your woman or your friend challenges you to be better, to change a behavior, or to defend your beliefs?

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We say we want to be challenged - but our behavior indicates otherwise. All we need to observe to see this pattern is social media. When someone challenges what you’ve written, do you react the way the majority does? I see people talk about being challenged all the time - but when I see those same people have their posts or beliefs challenged - the reaction is usually swift, defensive and visceral. I say this with such certainty...because I am as guilty of it as anyone else - perhaps even more so.

I have often said I want people in my life who challenge me to be better, to think about things differently, to see the world through a different lens. Then I look back at times when people in my life have done that - and my reaction has not always matched my words. Recently someone challenged something I posted - going so far as to call it “ignorant.” My immediate reaction in my head was very negative - and I was on the verge of lashing out at this person - instead, I called on something I had meditated about earlier in the week, about being more receptive to other’s opinions and acting kinder to those around me. I bit my tongue (literally) and I let this person finish what they were saying. Instead of going with my instant, and very emotional reaction - I gave myself time to process what this person said. The perhaps not so shocking result? A positive conversation that lead to more positive conversations. I may not change my mind about what I wrote. I may not see what I wrote in the same way they did - but I did walk away from the conversation with a deeper respect for this person and a deeper understanding of how they see the world based on their own experiences - the same as I have come to view the world based on mine.

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Next time you talk about wanting to be challenged - challenge yourself to be more open-minded. Being kind and receptive to others opinions is not a sign of weakness. Calling people names on the internet as a way to defend your stance, is. You show yourself as insecure and unable to defend your own beliefs- a rude, thoughtless toddler who understands only their emotions and whose actions are all based on the same. Running around social media using hilarious, hypocritical terms like “snowflake” (usually used by someone who freaked out when Nike cast someone they didn’t like in a new commercial, or who posts 18 times a day about whatever political story is causing them anxiety that day.)

My younger brother wrote a tremendous piece on the topic of being rude - it was an Instagram post from earlier this year.

“People who mistake being rude with being tough or some kind of badass - lacking manners and acting in a way that shows no respect or courtesy to those around you doesn’t make you look tough, it doesn’t make you a “savage”...it makes you an asshole.”

To read the entire post (and you should) check out @operationwerewolfofficial and find the post from August 17.

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One thing I have done in the last few months, is to try my best to simply be less rude, both on social media and in real life. I have a reputation as being sort of an asshole (I know a lot of people will more than likely laugh at my use of the term “sort of” here) and I know that I will always have a quicker tongue than a brain. I know that I will always say things that a lot of people may be thinking but might be too afraid to say. These traits do not have to mean that I am rude to people I know or to complete strangers. If your beliefs and worldview prevent you from being kind to other people - you might want to take a hard look at those beliefs - you might want to challenge yourself to look inside, to take an introspective look at why this is the case - or just do what you’ve always done and type “fuck you, you libtard snowflake” the second your opinion is challenged - and continue to live an unremarkable life filled with wasted time and missed opportunities.



The Best CBD Products for CrossFit (and how to use them)

If you CrossFit, it has been hard to avoid coming across CBD in your social media feeds since the Games. Athletes like Brooke Ence, Kara Saunders, Bethany Shadburn and more have been posting about using it, either for themselves, their pets or both. CBD is here and it appears to be here to stay. With all that exposure, the questions come every day - but the number one question I get from my CrossFit friends about CBD, is either, “how much do I take?” or “Which product should I use?”

I am an avid CrossFitter, I compete with some regularity, and I use CBD every day. I am not a doctor (which should immediately tell you, you should listen to me more, because only 13% of medical schools even teach about the endocannabinoid system, (Colorado University is one of them, I got you Dan Levy!)

First, let’s be clear: You can’t overdose on CBD. Overdosing on CBD would be, I guess, you took a lot and feel really relaxed? The horror!

But you also don’t want to be using an unnecessary amount, because good CBD is not cheap (If your CBD is what you would consider “cheap” it’s probably because it’s trash) So I am going to break down what I take, how much I take and when I take it. This has worked extremely well for myself and a good friend, as we both have come back from injuries that basically shelved us for almost a year. We are both now back to training and competing, pain-free.

I use Pure Spectrum products because I know the hemp is grown right here in Colorado, at the largest USDA certified Organic Hemp farm in the United States. Getting that label from the USDA is not easy - and it covers everything from their growing practices, to how they harvest the plants and make the product. Pure Spectrum is big on their “Seed to Sale” transparency. In an industry where hustlers are always looking to increase their profit margins and are increasingly looking to places like China to import cheap, polluted, low quality CBD - I like knowing what I am putting in my body, is pure, organic hemp. They also post third-party lab tests of their product on their website. In the health and fitness industry or the supplement industry, that’s pretty rare.

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So to make things easy for you guys, I broke down exactly what I take, when I take it and how much I take. I also have a list of my favorite products below, ranked in order of importance, to me. I hope this helps answer some of your questions.

Here is my daily CBD calendar:


Morning: Pure Spectrum 1250 Tincture (1 full dropper)

  • Honestly, if you only buy one product and only use it once a day, this is what you should have on deck.

Pre-workout: Pure Spectrum 99% Isolate powder (Ill just use a key to measure out my dose, cover the tip of your house key liberally. Figuring out white powder dose sizes on the tip of a key is a skill you may or may not already have :)))))

Afternoon/Post-workout: Pure Spectrum 1250. I refill old THC cartridges for my vape pen with the Pure Spectrum tincture. Lifehack. You’re welcome.

Evening: Pure Spectrum face and hand lotion. If it was a hard training day or I can just feel some soreness coming on, I’ll use the pain salve or muscle lotion topically as needed but I use the face and hand lotion every day.

 CrossFit Games athletes Brooke Ence and Logan Ewing (Center and Left) with Mile High CrossFit owner Bekka McCoy.

CrossFit Games athletes Brooke Ence and Logan Ewing (Center and Left) with Mile High CrossFit owner Bekka McCoy.

Bonus

The CrossFit “Hibernation” Dose:

This was something my good friend and training partner Westy Guill and I coined after playing around with dose sizes and different methods of ingesting CBD. Any day we train more than once, or get under heavy weight, this is the go-to. You will go directly to sleep and you will sleep like a tiny baby and awake feeling refreshed and ready to, as Brooke Ence says in the Pure Spectrum commercial, “do it all over again.”

Scoop the 99% isolate powder on to the end of a popsicle stick. Use enough to cover the entire curved end. Put the powder under your tongue, hold it there. While holding it under the tongue, take a full dropper of the 1250 tincture and squeeze it under your tongue as well. Hold both there for at least 60 seconds if possible. Enjoy - this has also been referred to as “The Hangover Dose” - so if you want, use it after hard training or hard drinking apparently.

Your shopping list:

I put these in order of importance to me personally. If I could only have one product it would be the 1250, if I could only have two, the 1250 and the powder, etc.

Pure Spectrum 1250 Hemp Oil Tincture
Pure Spectrum 99% Isolate Powder
Pure Spectrum Invigorating Pain Salve
Pure Spectrum Face and Hand Lotion

Pure Spectrum boasts an 80%+ customer retention rate, which is unheard of in most industries. This is because their products work. I have spoken with numerous people who told me they tried CBD a while back and did not notice any benefits. I always encourage them to give it one more chance and to use a reputable company like Pure Spectrum. Nearly all of them contact me a month later and can’t believe the difference. They were using ground beef and saying they didn’t like red meat - I got them to try some filet mignon, and their view changed.

 CrossFit Games athletes Logan Ewing and Brooke Ence flex-off during the Pure Spectrum CBD commercial shoot at MBS CrossFit. Both Games competitors trust Pure Spectrum for their recovery needs.

CrossFit Games athletes Logan Ewing and Brooke Ence flex-off during the Pure Spectrum CBD commercial shoot at MBS CrossFit. Both Games competitors trust Pure Spectrum for their recovery needs.

Follow any of the links in this story to check out Pure Spectrum’s full product line. Find out why Games athletes like Brooke Ence, Emily Bridgers, Dani Horan, Logan Ewing and many, many more, let Pure Spectrum be their advantage. wild/STRONG readers get 10% any order, just use the code: WILDSTRONG at checkout.

Local CrossFit Competition Programmers: Your Strength Events Suck

Local CrossFit competitions are not The CrossFit Games, and I understand that. What I will never understand, is where in the hell these folks come up with some of these complexes. If you are one of the programmers out there throwing one-reps in your comps - kudos to you. Go spread the gospel to some of these goofs elsewhere. -SW

 

Christian Hines of CrossFit Sua Sponte, Raleigh, NC - hitting a backflip celebration after hitting this smooth complex PR - oh wait, nobody celebrates like this after hitting a 12 rep PR.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the time you spend every year putting on your annual CrossFit competition. You help thousands of athletes every year be able to experience the joys of competing, gain all the valuable knowledge about themselves that competing brings us - and most of us know how much work goes into these events. So again, thank you.

One thing I would like to ask you about, respectfully of course, because of how much time you spent on the event - what in the holy fuck were you thinking about when you programmed your “strength” event?

 Malachi Bennett during the 1rm snatch event at the 2017 Turkey Challenge at MBS CrossFit

Malachi Bennett during the 1rm snatch event at the 2017 Turkey Challenge at MBS CrossFit

I have competed in 37 CrossFit competitions. I’m sure there are thousands of people who would laugh at that number, while others may see it as large. What it is, is a number that shows you I have at least a decent amount of experience with local CrossFit competitions. I am by no means a great athlete or CrossFitter, just an older dad who likes to spend the occasional weekend exercising for time. I would say about 15 of those events, as well as another dozen I have attended over the years, featured what my friends and I now refer to as “Creative Strength Programming,”

 Brooke Austin celebrates a PR at the buzzer during the 2018 Wyoming Open at CrossFit Frontier. August 2018.

Brooke Austin celebrates a PR at the buzzer during the 2018 Wyoming Open at CrossFit Frontier. August 2018.

"Creative Strength Programming" is when you, the organizer or person in charge of programming the events, decides that what the people really want to see, and what the athletes really want to do, is a weird, confusing, high-rep complex, rather than a one rep max. One programmer who decided that instead of a one-rep max clean, he would make athletes perform an L-Sit for max time, then clean, but only two attempts, with a miss counting as zero, told me he would “never program a straight one-rep max” for his event. Cool, I’ll pass on coming to watch amazing athletes forced to play it safe and lift less weight. I’ll be across town at the comp with a 1rm snatch event - because it will be far more enjoyable to watch.

Two weekends ago, I attended a competition in Fort Collins, CO. The “strength” event was:

  • 1 hang power clean
  • 1 hang squat clean
  • 1 front squat
  • 2 shoulder to overheads

On it’s own that is a six-rep complex for a strength event. That’s cardio bruh. Nobody wants to watch strong athletes struggling to stand up 185 pounds. It’s fuckin' boring. Further more - this event wasn’t simply one time through - it was THREE TIMES THROUGH WITHOUT DROPPING THE BAR! Athletes were getting confused by the third round, skipping movements, with a few failing the final jerk at 175 pounds, after 17 reps - for a no rep. It was by the far the silliest event I have ever seen programmed at a local event - but it does not stand alone when it comes to the concept and thinking behind these events.

 Seth Waggener during the 1rm Snatch event at 2017 Tuff Love at CrossFit Sanitas. Photo: Scott Brayshaw.

Seth Waggener during the 1rm Snatch event at 2017 Tuff Love at CrossFit Sanitas. Photo: Scott Brayshaw.

There is a reason we don’t see these type of events at The Games. Mostly because they are boring - and people want to see big weight getting thrown up, PR celebrations. How many times have you watched someone stand up their 18 rep “silly fuckery” complex PR and the crowd went crazy? Yeah, me neither.

You want to test the athletes - you want to see them perform under stress, under fatigue - fine, do a ladder. Run a sprint event before the 1rm with a set remaining time to establish a 1rm like the Open does sometimes. Running strength events that are actually just cardio, doesn’t test across different domains. You are seeing endurance, ability to perform high reps - just skip the strength event and run another metcon if you are gonna throw 18 reps at someone. Hell, you are only 12 reps shy of Grace or Isabel.

Your “creativity” is harming your event, is not creative at all, is boring and in some cases, if it’s above 6 reps or so, potentially dangerous to the athletes.

Take pleasure in knowing you have one less event to program for your competition next year. Just throw a 1rm snatch, clean, clean and jerk, whatever - give the people what they want. We want to watch guys and girls clout chasing out there - not doing some high rep, low weight foolishness that would be better off left to crowd at Curves or Planet Fitness.

I look forward to attending your event next year, and screaming encouragement to all the athletes as they fight to stand up 1rm PR’s. Please note in your event announcement next year if you will be creatively programming your strength events, so I can plan to get a haircut or run errands that weekend - because either would be infinitely more entertaining than your competition.

Sincerely,

Seth Waggener

 

P.S. Hire a decent DJ. Your cousin’s playlist sucks, doesn’t have any lit bangers on it, and if I have to snatch for load to Evanescence one more time, I might go to his job at 24/7 Heating and Cooling and either smack him in the face or steal his phone and just download my playlist to it so we can throw some weight around to 6ix9ine.




 

Six-Time CrossFit Games Veteran Lauds CBD as Cure-All

The 2018 CrossFit Games will be remembered by Dani Horan as a week where one thing after another seemed to go wrong. It didn’t take the six-time Games veteran long to realize this was going to be a tough week - she had just gotten her period and as an athlete suffering from endometriosis, this in and of itself can be a struggle. Then she had a cyst rupture on the second lap of The Crit event on day one. Horan did what CrossFit fans have come to expect from the former gymnast and competitive equestrian jumper - she dug in and went to work - ultimately she finished 33rd, her worst finish at the Games. I met Dani when she came by the Pure Spectrum booth at the Games, then had the chance to meet her mother as well, when she came by on day three just to say thank you to the Pure Spectrum team. Dani and I were able to catch up last week to talk about her performance, CBD and her future in CrossFit.

When were you first introduced to CBD, was it at the Games or before?

I am always looking for natural cures and I had been reading about CBD for a while - but WADA didn’t allow it which I thought was crazy. Vermont has medicinal marijuana, and I had asked about getting a therapeutic exemption from CrossFit - but was told it would more than likely not be granted.

We have a large dispensary here in Vermont that sells CBD and as soon as WADA removed it from the banned list in January of this year, I started taking it. The biggest thing I noticed right away was the sleep. I normally would wake up four to five times a night - and it helped with that a lot. When I started taking Pure Spectrum’s products I really started to notice a difference not only in my sleep but my gut health and acne as well.

Since Midol is banned by WADA, I never had anything I could really take that would help with my cramps either - with Pure Spectrum’s topical and tincture, I was able to get rid of really bad cramps in about 40 minutes. This is the first product I have ever used that has worked for my periods.

That’s quite a laundry list of things you are using it for, with success. Do you see CBD as a product that will continue to gain traction with CrossFit athletes?

I see it as the new fish oil, apple cider vinegar - one thing you can take that fixes almost everything. One thing athletes need to be aware of though is there are a lot of crappy CBD products out there - the difference I saw using Pure Spectrum’s products tells me that the purity and potency matter.

I can see that, because of all the uses - but with it being produced from the cannabis plant - even though Pure Spectrum and other companies have a THC-free product - did you encounter any negative reaction from other athletes at the Games when you discussed CBD?

I got some weird looks from people, you know those looks like they are thinking “what are you doing, are you doing drugs?” - a few of those, some curiosity but there was also a lot of positive reaction and curiosity as well.

The 2018 Games. What’s the takeaway from your experience this year?

I haven’t really processed what happened this year. I had adrenal fatigue after the Games in 2017. I took four months off, just did some really basic conditioning during that time, took a huge off-season and just really focused on healing my body. I tried a new coach, it wasn’t a good fit. Three weeks before the Open I took over my own programming. I think I just started too late - I was able to get healthy and heal - but I just don’t think I had enough time to get ready. I had a rough go of it at the Games. Stabbing pain from the cyst rupturing didn’t help. The events this year were very different as well - there was not a lot of “CrossFit” events if that makes sense. I tried my best - but like I said, I’m still trying to process it all.

The recovery after a week of Games events has to be unreal - especially when things don’t go your way, or events are not in your wheelhouse. What was your experience afterwards, and did you use CBD to aid in that recovery?

I thought I was gonna be ungodly sore this year - I used CBD consistently - and while my muscles were certainly very fatigued, but the level or soreness was not nearly what it has been in the past.

The average age on the women’s podium this year is about 23. Is that something you think about when you are out on the competition floor trying to go head-to-head with these athletes as a 30 year old?

I’m definitely older in this sport. As an athlete I know I am in better shape than I was last year, but everyone is getting better every year and I’m not getting better as fast as I did when I was younger. I ask myself “was this just an off year?” The Games were really hard for me this year. Everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong, but I just wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t in good enough shape.

So what does the future look like for Dani Horan. Will you be back in 2019? Is that even a goal for you?

I know that I want to compete this year - I am planning on competing this year - and I will just leave it at that for right now. Like I said, I am still trying to work through everything, so l’ll just say that - I plan on competing this year. One thing I can say is, that my goal for the future is to become more involved in the community. I know other people out there experience the things I experience - female athletes who suffer from terrible periods, adrenal fatigue, acne, gut issues, sleep, all of those things - I know they want a way to cure them. I want to spread the word about CBD - I want to help people through programming, nutrition, information - that is one of my goals regardless of my future as a competitor.

CBD: The Next Step in CrossFit Recovery

As a CrossFit athlete I see all sorts of new fads when it comes to athletic recovery. From jigsaw-looking power tools that massage sore muscles to a myriad of powders and liquids that claim to be the perfect supplement to fix your (fill in the blank injury).

Enter the newest player in this game (it's been around forever, but new to the marketplace) - unlike so many others, Cannabidiol (CBD) is backed by a lot of scientific research - and it could be a game-changer in the world of recovery for high-intensity athletes like CrossFitters. We are already seeing companies making an attempt to expand their customer base to include athletes. If you were at the CrossFit Games West Regional last month in California, you may have seen new Games sponsor Pure Spectrum with a booth set-up. The Evergreen, Colorado-based company will be on-site in Madison as the first ever CBD company to sponsor The Games.

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I was introduced to CBD during my time as spokesperson for Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming. A bill seeking to legalize CBD in Wyoming to treat seizures in children was introduced. The lack of information available to lawmakers was laughable. A former police chief who was a policy adviser to the Governor would give briefings every day about the bill, and would talk about the THC levels (which were trace amounts), give stories from the internet about kids “getting high” off CBD and other claims that were not backed up by anything. Despite this, the bill passed - but the Governor allowed it to become law without his signature - a final silent protest of sorts.

Since recreational legalization in Colorado - the access to CBD products has increased by leaps and bounds. I know a large number of CrossFit athletes who already use it as a recovery tool and swear by it. Despite this, the aforementioned level of ignorance about CBD remains high. Why should you be using it? Does it contain THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana that produces the “high”) Is it legal to use if you are an athlete who undergoes drug testing?

Like any supplement out there, I would encourage you to do your own research from as many different sources as you can. My information comes from people who have worked in this industry for decades, from studies done on CBD usage and from athletes who have used it for years. This article is the first in a series we are working on, which will go into detail how CBD works and how it can benefit you when it comes to athletic recovery.

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There are some basic facts about CBD that make it appealing for athletes. The human body has what is called an Endocannabinoid System - just like our respiratory system is responsible for bringing oxygen to our cells, our Edocannabinoid System is responsible for bringing us to, or keeping us at homeostasis - the ideal state for the body. Anything that is out of balance in this system, can cause problems for us when it comes to sleep, anxiety or inflammation. This means CBD has a list of potential benefits that reads like a “what’s what” of recovery needs for any high-intensity athlete:

  • Improved sleep

  • Less anxiety

  • Faster recovery

  • Less inflammation

  • Improved mental focus

  • Anti-aging

  • Antioxidant

  • Pain relief

  • Improved immune system response

  • Improved gut health

We know that CBD aids in bringing our body back to homeostasis - and we know that these benefits come from our body being in that state. When you look at that list and think about the things you do or take to combat those issues - the idea of having one product that can address all those issues, was something I found extremely intriguing.

 Myths about marijuana spread in propaganda films like Reefer Madness, continue to plague the CBD debate, some 50 years after these films were made.

Myths about marijuana spread in propaganda films like Reefer Madness, continue to plague the CBD debate, some 50 years after these films were made.

Even the federal government in patent #6630507 labels CBD as a “neuro-protectant” as well as an antioxidant. The benefits of CBD are well known and widely agreed upon. Now that you see the potential benefits of this product, the first question may be, “why is everyone not using this product?” Sadly, in this age where all the world’s information is available at our fingertips - we are still a society that is held back by the lingering claims made by propaganda films and anti-drug activists from as far back as the 1930’s. Many of the outrageous claims made about marijuana in Reefer Madness - are still thought to be true by millions, and that ignorance has unfortunately bled over into the CBD world. Your grandfather didn’t wake up one day thinking the Devil’s Lettuce is a “deadly scourge that drags our children into the quagmires of degradation” (that’s on the cover of Reefer Madness...seriously), that sort of ridiculous misinformation was pushed by the media and the government for years, and the “knowledge” still lives on - and in some cases has even dictated legal policy surrounding the drug.

I am not going to get into just how little THC there is in CBD products produced from marijuana plants (just look up the word “trace”) because you can get them with ZERO THC. CBD manufactured from the hemp plant, contains no THC. Companies like Pure Spectrum, the CrossFit Games sponsor, are made from hemp grown just north of Denver. They sell and ship legally to all 50 states because there is no THC in their product. CBD itself was on the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances until this year. USADA removed CBD from it’s list of prohibited S8 Cannibinoids, while THC remains banned. Despite this, many regional level CrossFit athletes I speak with about CBD, are wary of its potential to result in a failed test. If you are using CBD sourced from the hemp plant, this will not happen. So really it boils down to the company you are purchasing from and whether or not they are trustworthy and test their own product - which is what makes Pure Spectrum an attractive sponsor for athletes and athletic events. They already sponsor a number of MMA fighters who undergo rigorous drug-testing, most prominently UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.

 Hemp growing at one of the nation's largest hemp farms in Eaton, CO. Hemp grown here is used to produce USDA certified organic CBD products for Pure Spectrum.

Hemp growing at one of the nation's largest hemp farms in Eaton, CO. Hemp grown here is used to produce USDA certified organic CBD products for Pure Spectrum.

Navigating the supplement world to find what you need and what works has always been a headache. Overpriced powders, outrageous claims, failed third-party testing - it’s a jungle out there. CBD is not immune from this - so finding a trusted source is essential, especially if you are an athlete who will or who could potentially be tested by an anti-doping agency. It appears CrossFit HQ did their research with Pure Spectrum - finding a company that uses local hemp, tests their products, ensures the 0% THC level and tests their product from seed to sale. The fact they already sponsor world-class athletes who undergo testing should also put CrossFit athletes’ minds at ease.

These features all come with a cost - but if you look at the benefits and what CBD could be replacing in your cabinet, there really is no sticker shock. The companies producing low-cost CBD products are not going to be able to make those claims about how their CBD is manufactured.

“You can buy beef anywhere and you can buy any cut you want. You can buy ground beef and you will get what you pay for. Pure Spectrum is for the athlete that cares about what they put in their body, Pure Spectrum is the filet mignon of CBD,” said Brady Bell, Chief Executive Officer for Pure Spectrum.

If you are an athlete neglecting your endocannabinoid system, it is scientifically impossible for you to reach your full physical potential. CBD opens up a new window to athletic recovery - a limitless potential of what you could improve or correct - depending on what is out of balance in your body. This is not some 21st century “snake oil” - but rather a tool, available to us for centuries, that has been ignored by the masses because of propaganda, lack of education and government interference. CrossFit is ahead of the curve, bringing a CBD company into the sponsor fold - and opening the eyes of a population to this fountain of youth for functional fitness athletes.

Pure Spectrum, the CBD company sponsoring The 2018 CrossFit Games, is offering wild/STRONG readers a 10% discount on ALL their products. Make sure to follow the link and use the code WILDSTRONG at checkout.