Day 1 of Reebok CrossFit Games Could Be Hardest Ever; More Team Events Posted

In an announcement that can only be taken as a warning for individual athletes, Dave Castro has stated the day one of the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games will be the hardest in history. On his Instagram page, Castro has released a ton of event hints and reveals throughout the whole week, but his latest is definitely the most ominous.

On his Instagram photo’s description Castro writes, “I have said Wednesday will be the hardest day 1 in Games history. It might end up just being the single hardest day in Games history. Here is what we know. IE1 involves cycling. IE2 is 30 muscle ups for time. IE3 is the CF Total. And finally there is IE4. Which promises to be a nice finisher to this large day of testing. First person who correctly guesses what IE4 is wins an @assaultairbike.”

There’s no telling what Castro means by any of that, but notice that he tagged Assault Air Bikes at the end. One thing we can speculate with relative certainty is that the event will involve some form of Assault Air Bike workout.

Although, there’s an elephant in the room. From the description above, Castro makes it sound like Event 4 is on day one, but on the CrossFit Games site it’s listed as the first event on Thursday.

Assuming the Individual Event 4 takes place on Wednesday, then never in the history of the Reebok CrossFit Games have we seen four events in one day, so this is definitely a unique 2018 change up. Check out the schedule as of right now for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Individual athletes day one.

  • Road Bike Event
  • 30 Muscle-Ups for Time
  • CrossFit Total
  • Assault Air Bike Event? 

Outside of the individual athlete’s events, Castro also recently announced two more team events (two & three). Event two and three shared below.

Reebok CrossFit Games Team Event Two

  • 30 synchro muscle-ups
  • 30 back squats (per pair)
  • 30 push presses (per pair)
  • 30 box jump-overs

Reebok CrossFit Games Team Event Three

Event three will be a one rep max snatch, which will be judged on the summation of every team member’s final lifts.

2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Events & Hints

If you’re a little behind on the string of event announcements and hints, then we’ve linked multiple pieces of relevant content to catch you up!

Feature image from @thedavecastro Instagram page. 



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