CrossFit – Team U.S.A. Training: Workout 3

Catch Team U.S.A. in its third training workout with Games Director Dave Castro at Valley CrossFit in Van Nuys, Calif.

The third prep WOD is done as a five-person team, with one man going first, another going last and three women in between. On the agenda: rope climbs, power cleans, burpees, overhead squats, fat-bar deadlifts and running.

Pitted against Southern California’s top squads, Team U.S.A. finishes first at 14:59.

“No one held us up,” says 2008 CrossFit Games champion Jason Khalipa. “Everything was great.”

A team workout, he adds, requires a different mentality.

“I think it’s important to understand transition time and to be aware of your own body,” he says. “If you do feel fatigued, leave your ego at the door and let someone else jump in there. Whether you get five, 10 or 20 reps, it’s irrelevant. It’s all about the team.”

In addition to Khalipa, Team U.S.A. comprises Matt Chan, Kristan Clever, Julie Foucher, Rich Froning Jr. and Becca Voigt.

Team U.S.A. faces Team Europe on Oct. 13 in London. The competition will involve four workouts.

Team Europe includes Frederik Aegidius, Mikko Aronpaa, Samantha Briggs, Katrin Davidsdottir, Numi Snaer Katrinarson and Annie Thorisdottir.

in the second part of this intense workout, a team of four fitness athletes try Crossfit for the first time. More used to isolation exercises using free weights, the team are challenged by Workout of the Day-style training featuring more whole body exercises.
The team are:
MATT SALLIS, Men’s Health cover model and physique competitor
HUGO BARCELOS, UK Fitness Model Champion
REDMAN NEAL, fitness model and sponsored athlete
LEON WILLIAMS, UKBFF National Physique Champion (tall class)
Thanks to CrossFit Evolution Gym in North London
Video Rating: 4 / 5

50 thoughts on “CrossFit – Team U.S.A. Training: Workout 3

  1. These people must have built their foundation doing more traditional
    workouts. The local crossfit gym in my town has a couple hundred members. I
    saw their team photo. they all look like, just average. No huge muscles. No
    ripped six packs. Just skinny, average, slightly toned, and chubby
    physiques. I’M CALLING BULLSHIT!!!!

  2. lmao “ok guys, let’s try 30 power cleans, 30 overhead squats, and 40
    deadlifts”…that’s fucking retarded. These exercises should be preformed
    with precision and care, not racing to finish first. 

  3. If they really want to be fittest on earth they need to be able to run. Not
    fit if can’t run.

  4. 40 Deadlifts? Deadlifts should be in low and heavy reps, I love crossfit
    but high reps takes much of the purpose out of the deadlift.

  5. Yeah its retarded in comparison to other workouts, the pushups and the box
    jumps are so dumb, I understand Olympic lifts but they arnt intended to
    destroy your ligaments in repetition and speed.

  6. Can someone explain to me how this works? You climb the rope one time then
    you do 10 power cleans, 20 burpees, 30 OH squats, 40 deadlifts and then it
    starts all over again ? or you climb the rope 4 times up and down and do
    the entire workout? I ve never done this before but it seems like a pretty
    short workout? I think it can be done in 30-40 min?

  7. learn how to push press before giving a tutorial. Jesus fuck look at the
    barpath of the second guy to the left at 0:33. Barpath is way fucked. He is
    basically shoving the bar out in front of him instead of overhead. 

  8. What are you models or athletes?? I think the former, the female ones. Go
    back to Armani store and let real athletes train without having to see you
    jerks dancing in a gym. Shame on you

  9. I think it’s funny that so many on here think these guys are gay based on
    how they look. Listen…we gay men are beautiful for the most part…true.
    But that because we know how to take care of ourselves. We want to look
    good. We want to show the beauty of men. However that does not translate to
    every man that looks good being gay. Who knows maybe these guys are gay,
    maybe a couple of them…maybe none. The fact is that looking good does not
    mean being gay. You guys are so weird.

  10. So, exactly when does the Crossfit workout start? All they are doing is
    just some crossfit moves, but it’s way to slow to be called a Crossfit

  11. Whoa. How am I supposed to pay attention to the video with those hot men
    distracting me. LOL!

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