The 2018 Games
August 1st through the 5th, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Congratulations to Tia Toomey and Mat Fraser for their dominating performance during the 2018 CrossFit Games!! Certainly inspiring performances by the fittest man and woman on the planet for the second year in a row.
The first day of the 2018 games saw 4 workouts starting with 10x 1,200 meter laps on a road bike. The athletes then had to do 30 muscle-ups for time and a little later a back squat, shoulder press and deadlift for one-rep max. Finally, they ended the day with 42KM on the Concept2 rower.
After a day of rest, it was time for The Battleground, an obstacle course with multiple sprints and mannequin drag as well as an obstacle course in the middle. The second workout of the day was a clean and jerk speed ladder with progressively heavier barbells. Finally, the athletes had to perform a 5-8-13 reps of: handstand push-ups, double kettlebell deadlifts and overhead lunges.
Day 4 started with a swim/paddle/run (500/1000/2000m) and then to a mixed workout appropriately named, “chaos,” which included everything but the kitchen sink. The third workout of the day was a bicouplet with snatches and bar muscle-ups. The sadists at CrossFit central pulled out a final bicouplet for the last workout of the day with snatches and chest-to-bar pullups.
On the last day, the athletes went through a handstand walk race over mutliple obstacles and ended the games with a workout named AENEAS. After 5 pegboard climbs, 40 thrusters and 3 sets of yoke carries, Tia Toomey and Matt Fraser stood out from the crowd.
Who is the fittest? How do you know? Since 2007, the CrossFit Games have evolved to answer these questions. Each year the Games are a more comprehensive test of fitness, and the athletes raise the level of competition to unprecedented heights. The average regional athlete in 2017 will be dramatically more capable than the worlds best in 2007.
Several unique characteristics define the CrossFit Games. The Games change every year and oftentimes, the details are not announced until right before each event. Athletes train year-round for a competition that is almost completely a mystery. When they reach the Games, they put their training and mental fortitude to the test and take on a rigorous, broad-ranging test of overall physical capacity. At the close of competition, the Fittest on Earth™will have clearly distinguished themselves.
Just because the games are over doesn’t mean the competition is. The athletes will be taking some time to recover, but they will be back after it. Get yourself ready for the open in 2019!!
THE 2016 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES: 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
2016 marked the 10-year anniversary of the CrossFit Games. The evolution of the sport is undeniable when the present is compared to the past.
In 2007, the inaugural Games kicked off at Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro’s family ranch in Aromas, California. Approximately 70 athletes came together for a grassroots throw down and a barbecue.
At the end of the weekend, two-time second-place Games finisher Mat Fraser stood atop the podium after a more-than-dominant performance throughout the entire week. Iceland transplant Katrin Davidsdottir took the women’s title for the second consecutive year, and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, captained by four-time individual champion Rich Froning, repeated as the Affiliate Cup champ.