Watch the 2021 CrossFit Games!
There are a LOT of exciting things going on this week between the Olympics and the start of the CrossFit Games. I myself have been out to lunch with the latter as I've been digesting a steady amount of Olympics coverage in rugby :).
This year's Games is set to be pretty dynamite... with 5 time champion Mat Fraser retired, everything is up for grabs on the Men's side. Let's be honest, last year was pretty boring as we essentially knew who was going to win from the small field of 5 competitors. This year, there is a full group of 40-50 men and the same number of women chasing the title.
On the women's side, Tia Clair is back and is the heavy favorite to win... but what might be the most exciting this year is the rise of some of the "young guns" in the competition - Emma Cary, Malory O'Brien, and the only slightly older Haley Adams and 21 year old Canadian Sydney Michalyshen. The first two burst onto the womens scene this year and shattered the competition at the Semifinals. Haley Adams is returning to the Games for the second time and shows no signs of slowing down.
With teams, adaptive athletes, and age group athletes to watch also, there is MORE than enough CrossFit to track this week. I favour watching events by going to games.crossfit.com and checking out the event replays (which often have markers to skip to the start of events and heats etc).
I've also downloaded "The Crossfit Games Event Guide" app on my phone to stay up to date a bit more. Anyways, if you want to check in on the fittest in our sport, check out the Games - you'll see some amazing and inspiring performances for sure!
TRAINING WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
WARM UP 3x
5 dowel dislocates
8 barbell deadlifts
5 barbell presses
8 total plank with leg lift
Every 2 mins for 10 mins do: 10 Handstand Push-ups 12 V-ups
Choose reps that suit your strength level! Work on wall walk holds, hs holds, or shortened ROM hspu if just starting to get into hs pushups Can sub in ttb for v ups
8 rounds for time of: 5 Deadlifts, 225/155 lbs Run, 200 m
Choose a deadlift weight that you could lift 15 times in one all out set. Anything heavier will break down considerably!
FG1: scale as needed!