A Brief History of CrossFit Games Repeat Workouts
At the very heart of Greg Glassman’s CrossFit methodology is the concept of trackable, repeatable, and measurable tests of fitness. This why every CrossFit Open, athletes redo a past workout to see how far they’ve progressed and whether they worked on weaknesses which held them back.
The CrossFit Games is no different.
While Dave Castro doesn’t always repeat a workout wholesale, several have made their way into the CrossFit Games over the past 11 years. Here’s a brief look back at repeat workouts that have stayed (mostly) the same:
1. The CrossFit Total: 2007 and 2018.
1-rep-max back squat
1-rep-max shoulder press
2. The Ranch Trail Run: 2009 and 2016 (2007 was a 5K).
7K trail run.
3. 1 Rep Max Snatch: 2009 and 2017.
One athlete will lift at a time, with a lift being performed every 20 seconds. Each athlete will get 2 attempts. Then, the 10 athletes with the heaviest lifts will get 2 additional attempts.
4. Deadlift Ladder (Same structure but weights increased): 2009 and 2016.
5. Amanda (upgraded to Amanda .45): 2010 and 2017.
13-11-9-7-5 reps for time of:
M 135 lb. F 95 lb.
6. Half-Marathon Row (increased to a full marathon row): 2013 and 2018.
7. CrossFit Open 17.5 with increased weights: 2017
M 125 lb. F 85 lb.
Time cap: 12 minutes
8. Fibonacci: 2017 and 2018.
5-8-13 reps of:
Double kettlebell deadlifts
Then, OH lunge 89 ft.
9. Clean and Jerk Ladder: 2013 and 2015.
1-rep-max clean and jerk
Athletes will have two 20-second windows to perform a max clean and jerk, rotating through with only one athlete lifting at a time.
10. Murph: 2015 and 2016.
*The Obstacle Course has changed so much from 2012 to 2017 to 2018 that it’s an entirely different event each year, which is why we didn’t include it.