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Devil in the Details

The Devils Press has been a new movement we have been seeing more and more of this year in higher level programming and more of the Crossfit Sanctioned competitions.

Above is a video showing a good set of Devils Press, and below are the movement standards for the directly from the recent Crossfit Competition: Wodapalooza website:


Devil Press The Devil Press is a movement featuring two dumbbells of the same weight, and is essentially a combination of a dumbbell burpee, and a double dumbbell snatch.

Athletes will start each repetition with the dumbbells on the ground. Then, with the athlete’s hands on the dumbbell, they’ll perform a burpee, with chest making contact with the floor. From here, the athlete will jump to their feet, never taking their hands from the dumbbells. Next, the athlete shall snatch or swing both dumbbells from the floor simultaneously, and finish with both locked out overhead, with hips, knees, shoulders, and arms at full extension. This shall indicate a completed repetition.

Please note, the athlete may “swing” the dumbbells between their legs to help to build momentum to get them overhead, but the athlete may NOT pause at the shoulders and press the dumbbells.

Good Luck and Enjoy this "fun" new movement.




3 rounds

800m Assault Bike

10 Plate Ground to OH

5 Burpees

WOD: "Devil's Details"

Get as many reps and rounds done for each AMRAP, combine all 3 scores for one big total.


15 Box Jumps (20/24)

15 Push Press (65/95)

2min Rest

5min AMRAP

5 Devils Press (35/50)

15 Air Squats

2min Rest

5min AMRAP

10 Pullups

15 Pushups

FG Scale DB, Assisted Pullups

TG Scale Bar, Scale DB, Jumping Pullups


Single KB Suitcase Carry x10 Lengths each arm

Switch hands at ends of gym only.

Heavier than normal KB swing weight

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