Dave Castro is dropping hints left and right, and recently, he posted yet another intriguing photo on Instagram. All he said was that it was connected to individual Event 3. What could it be?…
We now have the answer. CrossFit has updated their site to reveal the third workout of Day 1: the CrossFit Total. Competitors will cap off the day with a 1-rep-max back squat, 1-rep-max shoulder press, and 1-rep-max deadlift.
In a post on the CrossFit Games Instagram account, they explained athletes will have four minutes for each lift and can take up to three attempts. Their heaviest successful lifts for each will be combined to form their total.
We’ve only seen the CrossFit Total once before, and that was back in 2007. It will be interesting to see how athletes perform after Event 1 (which we know involves cycling) and Event 2 (30 muscle-ups for time). Castro additionally revealed team Event 1 would have the Concept 2 and four-person deadlift, plus the O course is making a return.
Main image: Dave Castro/Instagram