The 2021 CrossFit Games Team Quarterfinals Workouts have been announced, and the keyword is volume. The teams will be pumping up the volume in terms of reps count and heart rate.
We already saw the individual athlete Quarterfinals, which tested a variety of skills for those competing solo. Now we know what the workouts will be for the Teams, as they complete five events to etch their place in the Semifinals.
These are the workouts, as revealed through the CrossFit Games Instagram.
2021 Team Quarterfinals Workouts
Workout One: Handstands, Dumbbells, Double-Unders – Timed
A total of four rounds will be performed, with one male from each team performing one round, then repeating that cycle. Each round includes:
- 15 strict handstand push-ups
- 15 dumbbell hang power cleans
- 100 double-unders
That will be followed by an additional workout of two rounds where one of two male athletes perform one round each of the following, and then repeating.
- 15 kipping handstand push-ups
- 15 dumbbell shoulder-to-overheads
- 100 double-unders
The women will perform the same routine following the men. The time cap for the workout is 30 minutes. Men will be working out with 50-pound dumbbells while the women will be performing with 35-pound dumbbells.
Workout Two: Sit-Ups, Rope Climbs, and Squats
In this workout, pairs will be one male and one female from the teams. Pair one will perform the workout, and then pair two will perform the workout. The athletes will have 25 minutes.
- 70 synchro GHD sit-ups
- 14 rope climbs – one 15-foot rope
- 70 synchro alternating single-leg squats
- 50 synchro GHD sit-ups
- 10 rope climbs – one 15-foot rope, switch as needed
- 50 synchro alternating single-leg squats
Workout Three: Ball Shots and Calorie Rows
In this workout, pairs will be male and male and female and female. There is no time cap on this workout, which will include ball shots and calorie rows. The men will use 20-pound balls with a 10-foot target and women will use 14-pound balls with a nine-foot target.
There will be two pairs that will perform these workouts. The pairs will perform the workout at the same time, and their times will be added for a total time.
- 100 wall-ball shots
- 120-calorie rows
- 120 wall-ball shots
- 100-calorie rows
Workout Four: Front Squats
This workout involves four reps of the max front squat the athlete can perform. The heaviest attempt that is successful counts towards the team total. There is a time cap of 20 minutes.
Workout Five: Snatches, Burpee Box Jump-Overs
In this workout, the reps count will be 9-6-3, and the two females of each team will perform first, followed by the males. The time cap is 15 minutes. The men will use 175-pounds and a 30-inch box, where the women will use 125-pounds and a 24-inch box. The workout starts with the reps cycle of snatches, followed by the same reps cycle of 9-6-3 of burpee box jump-overs.
Four-time Fittest Man on Earth Rich Froning of Team Mayhem Freedom posted a mild complaint on Instagram tagging CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro. He referred to the Quarterfinals Team workout as a combined throwback Thursday and April Fools Day and 4/20. In addition to his Fittest Man on Earth wins, Froning has also taken his own Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom to victory multiple times.
The first two submissions are due today. Workouts three and four are due Saturday April 24 by noon P.S.T. Workout five is due Sunday April 25 by noon P.S.T.