4-Person Deadlifts Will Make It to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games

We’re less than two weeks out from the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games, and Dave Castro has released another event hint via his Instagram page. The video below has received a lot of mixed feedback from both sides of the spectrum in respects to loving or hating the event. This event is the second movement for team Event One.

In the video below, Castro highlights a four-person deadlift, which is performed with a team in synchronization on an extremely long axle bar. There’s still no word on the sets or reps that will be performed with the deadlift, but we do know that it’s going to be coupled with another workout modality.

Check out Castro’s latest Reebok CrossFit Games team Event One video below.

On July 15th, Castro shared the first workout modality for team Event One, and that was of course the Concept 2 Bike ERG. This post made many guess that event one would be similar to the triathlon-esque event that’s unfolding for the individual athletes. However, with the last deadlift video, this event is looking like an entirely different animal.

We mentioned it above, but this video is receiving a lot of mixed feedback. In terms of a four-person deadlift, this event really isn’t that new to the team side of CrossFit. Think back to the 2016 CrossFit Invitational, and we saw a four-person deadlift there. At the 2016 invitational, the work out entailed the details below for all the team members,

21-15-9 reps of

  • Deadlifts: 854-lb (4-person)
  • Bar-facing burpees

Additionally, the workout entailed all of the team members to perform the deadlifts and burpees in synchronization. Instead of getting hung up on the look of this deadlift (because, yes, it definitely looks funny), we should be considering if Castro is going to add another exercise to what’s already been shared.

Have you missed previous 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games hints and workouts? To catch you up, we’ve included links below to hints and workouts you may have missed!

Feature image from @thedavecastro Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

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