190101: WODDITY’s Year End CrossFit “RAP” Up

If you listened to yesterday’s episode you know that today is going to be unique to say the least. It is WODDITY’s 2019 year end “rap” up, entitled 190101.

Good morning and welcome to the WODDITY podcast for news about CrossFit. We are a daily podcast, Monday through Friday, doing CrossFit news in five minutes or less.

My name is Ben Garves and today is Tuesday, the 31st of December, 2019. 

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I won’t go any deeper into it than to say this is me rapping a year-end summary of the year in CrossFit. Also…be forgiving. You can download the full track on WODDITY.com. Enjoy!

“01” the day, “01” the month

“01” the place of Fraser so much

And Toomey like roomies in cookeville with Rory

Cuz Froning is owning the zoning, big stories

Greg Glassman announcement, mainsite is bouncin’

Get some water jugs, a broomstick, some couches

Don’t drink the pink stuff, but be sure to clean them

Burpees with aunties Maybell and Tina

Thought it was a dream but I woke up and seen ‘em

Kara Saunders was pregnant and still beating EMOMs

Jillian Michaels is cray…yup

And we’re asking Facebook for a prenup

There won’t be no refund, not on the change

CrossFit is for fitness, for health, and for age

200lbs down, 200lbs down,

Chronic illness gone, people still having loud doubts

NSCA better shut your loud mouth

C-O-C-A cola, Gatorade should be laughed out

Athletes on the stage going cray ‘til they pass out

Mayhem with the sweep, better believe if you have doubt


See, I’m genre ambidextrous

Bend my voice so I connect it

Got a nice mashup

And this beat is on some next ish


We done made it on the Games list

Got the podcast launched

And the website got a facelift

But let’s face it – that our main ish

Ain’t just hawkin website pages

We’ve been raging, we’ve been working

We’ve been burpees, clean, and jerking

I could deliver three livers

Worth of clean liquor with a free sticker

To C, Heber and Mars

So buttery.

Yeah, them boys so smooth

Then turn to Tommy and Sean

For some podcast news

And to Brittney, Jessica

Recognize y’all both by name

Cuz the things y’all write

Making this game change


But then the beat return, just like the second Open

It’s an omen, I’ve been hoping that they pick some ropes and rowing

Voting would be cool, I guess, too, what’s THAT clue?

Castro with his grass, car wreck, and half-spoon

Shout out to Morning Chalk Up

I want to squash the drama

Hope that’s cool.

Justin, I respect you and that’s true.

Now, back to the song, bruh, you know that’s all me.

Got a Fresh Cup of Fitness with a pot of hot tea

My boy J Khalipa, pushing Bubs and strategy

Oh, and Froning is hooked. It’s that Good Dudes Coffee.

You want a few shoes? Reebok just dropped three.

Like…Tal is all laughs, his page is all leaks.

I want to live the dream in a Captain Smith tee.

Found myself praying for some Ben Smith knees.

I’m still the biggest fan of Brent Fikowski,

Congrats to Tia-Clair, cuz now that’s three.


I saved the deepest for last

I’ve got a favor to ask

The CrossFit of the past

And the CrossFit that we have

But if I was Greg Glassman

Building brands that would last, then…

I wouldn’t care what you thought, bought,

Wrote me, or asked, and…

That’s not because he’s an ass,

It’s cuz he cares where he stands

He’s saying health is more important than

Competitive fans

I happen to agree, egregiously

If you block me, I’ll understand,

But I think we could all need a moment.

And a hand.

So the sport is at a crossroads,

It still has millions of follows

Hundreds of millions of dollars

Brands, products, and sponsors

I can’t get stopped on a concourse

Without fan audits and encores

So if we get it together,

We could make this a lot more

It’s unlimited untapped potential

No ceiling for growth

We’re changing people’s lives

We’re giving people hope

I think sometimes we’ve lost track

Of the things that we can control

And we’re always so afraid

Of what’s new and unknown

But I thought that was the point

I thought that was the goal

It’s the 2019 Rap Up


Insert joke.

Okay, that’s it for news about CrossFit for Tuesday, December 31st. Thanks for listening. Please be sure to rate, review, subscribe, and share. For WODDITY, I’m Ben Garves. We’ll chat tomorrow. 

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, and Facebook. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.