CrossFit Games Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

The Test of FitnessA documentary about creating the ultimate test of fitness, the CrossFit Games. Nearly 12 years ago, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman defined fitness. In 2007, the first test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth was born: the CrossFit Games. "It's as easy as this: if fitness can be defined and measured, then it can be tested, and we can, in turn, find the fittest," Glassman wrote in 2013 of the CrossFit Games, which started as a small competition between friends and grew into a global battle. Glassman's definition of fitness: work capacity across broad time and modal domains—something measurable, observable and repeatable. "We claim to title the Fittest on Earth, and we can do that because we as a fitness methodology have defined fitness," says Dave Castro, Director of the Games. He continues: "No one else is testing fitness, and at this point, no one can make a claim." "Anyone in the field of exercise would agree that the definition of fitness that Greg Glassman came up with is as complete as any that's ever been," says Matt Chan, a six-time Games competitor and member of CrossFit's Level 1 Seminar Staff. He adds: "Fitness is not just in the gym. Fitness is outside of the gym. It's life. Anytime you find yourself saying, 'Damn it, I can't do that,' you have a hole in your 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. Justin Bergh, CrossFit Games General Manager, explains: "We'll look back and say, 'We were just—in 2013—scratching the surface. We were just starting to understand what fitness really was.'" Video by Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy. The CrossFit Games — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™ The Fittest On Earth™2014-02-21T01:30:01.000Z

The world’s best CrossFit athletes have converged in California at the sport’s marquee event– the Reebok CrossFit Games. The games, which are in their tenth year, take place Tuesday through Sunday at the StubHub Center. Looking for a live stream of the games? We’ve got you covered.

Fans can check out the contest live online at WatchESPN, or on YouTube for viewers outside of the United States.

Here’s how to watch the live stream:

If You’re in the U.S.

On the Web:

Fans can stream the CrossFit Games live online.

The events can be watched live online for free on ESPN3 via Unlike games and events that are on ESPN or ESPN2, which require a cable or satellite log-in to watch online, the CrossFit Games can be watched live simply by signing in to your internet service provider. Here’s a complete list of ESPN3’s participating internet providers.

On an App:

If you you have log-in info for an internet provider that includes ESPN3, you can watch the contest for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for an internet provider with access to ESPN3 to watch the stream.

If You’re Outside of the U.S.

The games will be streamed on the CrossFit website, as well as on their YouTube channel.

Reebok CrossFit Games Preview

Forty men, 40 women, 40 teams, 40 teenagers, and 200 masters will compete in a series of “functional movement tests.”

The field has been narrowed from hundreds of thousands of athletes after two qualifying stages. Each competitor participated in February’s five-week, five-workout competition called the Open and then, competed during the regionals in May to land a spot in the annual CrossFit Games.

The six-day competition consists of a series of physical workouts include moves such as deadlifts, pull-ups and overhead squats. However, each athlete is prepared for an element of surprise.

At each CrossFit Games, the athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the competition. According to the CrossFit website, “A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable.”

Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes.

The CrossFit Games website states that in 2015, there were just more than 11,000 affiliates. Currently, they have surpassed 13,000.

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