CrossFit HQ has revealed the last two Regional workouts for individual competitors, both of which will take place on the third and final day of competition (Sunday).
5 rounds for time of:
16 chest-to-bar pull-ups
9 strict deficit handstand push-ups
Time cap: 16 minutes
1 squat clean (205 / 135 lb.)
1 squat clean (225 / 145 lb.)
1 squat clean (245 / 155 lb.)
1 squat clean (255 / 165 lb.)
1 squat clean (265 / 175 lb.)
Time cap: 6 minutes
Event 6 will feature some highly skilled gymnastic movements in chest-to-bar pull-ups and strict deficit handstand push-ups. This workout pairs nicely with Event 7, which is strikingly similar to the Squat Clean Ladder event at the 2014 Games.
With no barbell in sight for the first workout on Sunday, look for athletes that are proficient in gymnastics to excel in the event. Speaking on the CrossFit Games Update Show, Tommy Marquez highlighted Josh Bridges and Michele Letendre as the two favorites to post the best times for Event 6. Letendre was the winner of Push-Pull at the 2014 Games, an event that also required athletes to perform strict deficit handstand push-ups. Bridges has won four of the last five workouts in the CrossFit Games season that have featured chest-to-bar pull-ups, and was also the victor of Push-Pull for the men at the 2014 Games.
Discussing Event 7, Dave Castro said that he wanted to give fans something special for the final event of the 2015 Regionals:
“That workout is 100 percent inspired by the final at the 2014 Regionals (64 pull-ups, 8 overhead squats). We basically took the Clean Speed Ladder—which was a success at the Games—and combined the two. So it’s the bodyweight stuff, then move to one round of the clean speed ladder and get through it as fast as you can.”
This workout may very well be the highlight of the 2015 Regionals, as multiple heats will likely come down to a sprint finish. Those athletes that want to make it to the Games can’t afford any slip-ups during the muscle-ups, and will have to move quickly on their cleans in order to post a competitive time.
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