Reebok Nano 10 Leak, CrossFit CEO Resigns, 2020 Rulebook Release

My oh my, what a big day for news in CrossFit. We have a resigning CEO, the CrossFit Games Rulebook release, and a Reebok Nano 10 leak. Let’s go.

Side note: If you’re looking for the latest high-quality leaks of the Reebok Nano X and its release, date, check out latest article on the 10th Reebok Nano.

CrossFit’s CEO Jeff Cain is resigning, effective the first of September. Cain has been in the role since 2017, when Greg Glassman stepped aside and maintained his Chairman status. Jeff Cain joins a number of executives leaving CrossFit, including their COO and CTO. Morning Chalk Up first broke the story, and reportedly sat on the news for over a week while attempting to get an official comment from CrossFit. Also unconfirmed is that CrossFit does not intend to fill the CEO role, as Greg Glassman will continue to lead ongoing business decisions for the organization.

CrossFit alerted media through a private Discord channel yesterday that the 2020 CrossFit season Rule Book would be released next week. Stay tuned to for details as they come in.

Tal Short, the Senior Product Manager overseeing the Reebok Nano line posted a picture on his Instagram page of three masked pairs of Nano shoes. The caption?

Quote, “First test of the Nano ____ . Big things are coming for the Nano franchise. We are not going anywhere. We changed the game once. We will do it again.” End quote.

Here’s what you can tell from the picture: 

First, the sole of the shoe looks to be doing away with a single-piece floor and is now two-tone with what appears to be different materials.

Second, a finger loop has been added to the upper heel to aid in pulling the shoe on and off. This could indicate a pull-on version like Nike has done with their Flyknit technology.

Lastly, we can see that Reebok has replaced simple holes for laces with a rivet, at least for the top lace eyelet. The mount holding that eyelet is separated from the body of the shoe, which points to a continuation of the two-piece design Reebok started with the Nano 9.

WODDITY was your favorite place for details about the Reebok Nano 9 and the Nike Metcon 5 – stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted about details for the Reebok Nano 10, Reebok Nano X, Ice Cold Nano 3000…whatever the shoe ends up being named. Go to for our article about the leak, or find the link in our show notes.

Justin Sua of the Increase Your Impact podcast had some great words we wanted to share this morning. Being positive in a negative situation is not naive, it’s leadership.

Today’s CrossFit mainsite workout is five rounds for time, 400-meter run, 15 hang squat clean and jerks, and 9 weighted strict pull-ups. Yes. We’ll say that again. 400-meter run, 15 hang squat clean and jerks, and 9 weighted strict pull-ups. Men use two 50-pound dumbbells for the clean and jerks, women use two 35-pound dumbbells. And yes, you’re only using one of the dumbbells for the weighted strict pull-ups. This feels like a future Open workout.

And that’s it for news about CrossFit on Friday, August 23rd.

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I’m Ben Garves, and you survived the week. We were cheering for you. Unless something breaks, we’ll chat Monday.

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.

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