VIDEO: Tia-Clair Toomey Redefines Fitness Once More, Completes 288 Reps of 23.3 While Six Months Pregnant
Just when you think Tia-Clair Toomey can’t possibly get more impressive, at roughly 30 weeks pregnant she came only four reps shy (unofficially) of finishing the final workout in the 2023 CrossFit Open—a workout that the majority of the CrossFit community is thrilled to extend beyond the initial six-minute time cap.
Samantha Briggs, a CrossFit legend in her own right, who recently retired from competition to pursue a firefighting career, served as Toomey’s judge for the workout.
Tia-Clair Toomey 23.3 Time Stamps (unofficially)
|Reps Completed||Approx. Time on Running Clock|
|137 reps (12 snatches at 95lb/43kg)||4:21|
|216 reps (9 snatches at 125lb/56kg)||7:34|
|286 reps (final set of 50 double-unders)||9:26|
|287 reps (one snatch at 155lb/70kg)||~10:00|
|288 reps (2 snatches at 155lb/70kg)||11:56|
After successfully snatching her first rep at the heaviest Rx women’s weight, Toomey failed her next four attempts.
When she released the second failed rep from her grasp, Toomey turned to Briggs. The two champions exchanged inaudible words. Briggs gave a nod of encouragement.
Toomey continues on, but twice more fails to hold the weight above her head, forced out of position by the entirely new weight distribution of her changing body only months from birth.
Determined, she approaches the 155-pound barbell for one last attempt, the clock merely seconds from expiration.
Logging her score of 288 reps in Open Workout 23.3, Tia-Clair Toomey has completed the entire 2023 CrossFit Open, as prescribed, six months pregnant.
Catch the video above on Toomey’s YouTube Channel to witness another unforgettable feat of fitness from the Australian-born champion.