Watch Part Two of the Brent Fikowski Documentary

If you’ve been a fan of CrossFit for a while, you’ve probably watched your fair share of documentaries. CrossFit HQ takes media and marketing very, very seriously, to the point that their annual feature-length film about the Reebok CrossFit Games just barely scratches the surface of the content they put out. (By the way, you should read our review of their most recent Games doc here.)

If you’re looking for something a little more unconventional than the usual CrossFit® media fare, we highly recommend checking out the new series on Brent Fikowski. While it has some CrossFit branding, this isn’t actually a production from CrossFit HQ, it’s produced by Common Goal. That may be why the mood is a little different when compared to most other shows about Games athletes — there’s a lot more humor to be found and frankly, All In is a breath of fresh air.

You can watch episode 1 here but Episode 2 was just released and it has some really great moments. Take a look below.

This video is largely about Open workouts 18.218.3, and 18.4, and 18.5, pretty important steps in the journey to the Games. Given the very good chances of Fikowski finishing in the top 3 of all male athletes on Earth this year — he podiumed both times he went to the Games, after all — this series is doing a remarkable job of providing insight into what may be some of the most important Open workouts of the season.

It also has good insight into the challenges of being a full-time accountant and a full-time CrossFit athlete (will one of the jobs have to go?) though we have to be honest, our favorite part may have been the typing and retyping of Fikowski’s easy-to-misspell name at the 3:19 mark. Then it shows him being forced to eat a tablespoon of wasabi for losing a deadlift challenge to his friends. Again, it’s a pretty unconventional documentary.

We’re looking forward to the next one.

Featured image via STORYHIVE on YouTube.

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