2015 CrossFit Invitational Update Show Preview & Event Announcement

That’s right, Dave Castro announced the events for tomorrow’s big competition that’s going down in Madrid, Spain. Check out what the teams will have to do along with a quick Update Show with the HQ crew and a few of the competitors…

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CrossFit Games Update host Sean Woodland and commentator Bill Grundler come to us from Madrid, Spain, home of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Invitational. The two catch up with a few of the athletes and get their reactions to Dave Castro’s event announcements.

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From games.crossfit.com:

Event 1: Thrusters and Rope Climbs

One woman then one man perform:
21 thrusters (95 / 65 lb.)
4 rope climbs
15 thrusters  (95 / 65 lb.)
3 rope climbs
9 thrusters  (95 / 65 lb.)
2 rope climbs


Second woman then second man perform:
21 thrusters (95 / 65 lb.)
3 legless rope climbs
15 thrusters (95 / 65 lb.)
2 legless rope climbs
9 thrusters (95 / 65 lb.)
1 legless rope climbs

The team’s score is the amount of time it takes for all four athletes to complete their portion of the event and reach the finish mat.

Events 2 / 3: Team Speed Clean

Event 2: Women’s Team Speed Clean

For time:
5 stone-to-shoulders, 130 lb.
3 stone-to-shoulders, 145 lb.
1 stone-to-shoulder, 160 lb.

The event will be split into two heats. In each heat, there will be two teams with two female teammates each.

At the beep, the two teammates move to the first stone and each do 5 reps. When both have done 5 reps, they move to the next stone. When both have done 3 reps, they move to the final stone. When both have completed 1 rep of the final stone, they sprint to the finish.

Event 3: Men’s Team Speed Clean

For time as a M/M pair:
5 stone-to-shoulders, 175 lb.
3 stone-to-shoulders,  215 lb.
1 stone-to-shoulder,  250 lb.

The event will be carried out in the same fashion as the women’s event described above.

Event 4: Push, Lift, Flip

For time:
25 handstand push-ups (each)
Teammates in static holds
2-rep snatch at each bar (each)
Men: 185/195/205/215/225 lb.
Women: 120/125/130/135/140 lb.
2-rep clean at each bar (each)
Men: 245/255/265/275/285 lb.
Women: 145/155/165/175/185 lb.
50-ft. tire flip
as M/F partners, alternating each flip

The event will begin with Athlete 1 on the handstand push-ups, Athlete 2 on the static handstand, and Athletes 3 and 4 on the bar hang. After Athlete 1 completes 25 handstand push-ups, the athletes will slide over, with Athlete 2 beginning handstand push-ups, Athlete 3 moving to the handstand hold, Athlete 4 holding a bar hang, and Athlete 1 resting. It will continue in this fashion until the team completes a total of 100 handstand push-ups (25 per person).

Next, the athletes will snatch. Male 1 will snatch 185 lb. twice, then Male 2 will snatch 185 lb. twice. Meanwhile, Female 1 will snatch 120 lb. twice then Female 2 will snatch 120 lb. twice. Once all four athletes have completed 2 reps at the first barbell, the team will advance to the second barbell to do the same. It will continue like this until the athletes complete all the weights.

Next, the athletes will clean. This will be completed in the same fashion as the snatches, but at the heavier weights shown above.

Last, the athletes will flip the tire in coed pairs until they reach the finish line. Once across the line, the team will sprint to the finish mat.

Event 5: Synch, Row, Bike, Worm

For Time:
4 synchronized muscle-ups
5 synchronized muscle-ups
6 synchronized muscle-ups
7 synchronized muscle-ups
Men row 500 meters (each)
Women static deadlift hold, 225 lb.
Women row 500 meters  (each)
Men static deadlift hold, 315 lb.
Men bike 1,000 meters (each)
Women static hold 135 lb. in front rack
Women bike 1,000 meters (each)
Men static hold 185 lb. in front rack
20 Worm thrusters
10 Worm ground-to-shoulders

The teams will begin with two athletes on the pull-up rig and two athletes on the gymnastics rings.

One synchronized muscle-up rep = 1 bar muscle-up (Athlete 1) + 1 bar muscle-up (Athlete 2) + 1 ring muscle-up (Athlete 3) + 1 ring muscle-up (Athlete 4) completed in synchrony.

The athletes must do 4 reps in sync, then rotate and do 5 reps, then rotate and do 6 reps and finally rotate and do 7.

Next, the athletes will row while their partners hold the barbells at their waist.

Next, the athletes will bike while their partners hold the barbells in the front rack.

Last, the Worm ground-to-shoulders and thrusters will happen in 10-rep increments as the athletes advance down the competition floor.

Time is called when the athletes reach the finish mat.

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