Run the Test 02 — Muscle Pig/Handstand Machine, ‘22 CrossFit Games

Run the Test 02 — Muscle Pig/Handstand Machine, ‘22 CrossFit Games

January 26, 2023 0 By FitnessTips

“As the years have gone on in the team competition, you cannot have somebody who is single-faceted. It’s not gonna work anymore. They have to be well-rounded. They have to be CrossFit. There’s no way around that.”

As athletes evolve, so must the tests — especially when programming for team competition at the CrossFit Games.

Programming for the team competition provides a unique opportunity to test the group’s communication, strategy, and problem-solving skills, in addition to athletes’ fitness. The most well-rounded, communicative, and experienced teams will often be most effective at completing the tests, leaving no room for “one-trick ponies” in the group.

At the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games, Muscle Pig and Handstand Machine — Team Events 5 and 6, respectively — presented athletes with new, unknown challenges.

In this episode of Run the Test, Competition Director Adrian Bozman takes you inside Team Events 5 and 6 at the competition.

Boz highlights key elements that encompass team competition, including collaboration, weak links, and strategy. He also explains his decision to put a new handstand push-up standard on display and stresses the importance of being a well-rounded athlete.

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0:00-0:26 – Intro to Team Competition Programming
0:26-1:20 – Designing Workouts for Team Competition
1:20-5:22 – Inside Handstand Machine — Team Event 6 at the 2022 CrossFit Games
5:22-8:13 – Designing and Testing Muscle Pig — Team Event 5 at the 2022 CrossFit Games
8:13-9:57 – The Evolution of Team Competition

Executive Producer: Johnathan Haynes
Producer: Emily O’Hearn
Directed by: Michael Dalton

Sam Beriault
Vinicius Bouquet
Richard Bloomer
Brandon Casey
Michael Dalton
Lillian Fuentes
Michael Koslap
Lise McCracken
Barnaby Riggs

Production Assistants:
Hillary Fraser
Taylor Jordan
John Ortega

Aerial Footage:
Richard Bloomer
Marcus Brown
Samuel Li
Ian Tunney

Graphic Design:
Erin Garcia

Motion Graphics:
Michael Dalton
Erick Diaz

Archival Content:
Griffin Shaffer

Daisy Lennox
Kelley Laxton

Edited by:
Michael Dalton
Lise McCracken

On Location In:
Columbus, Ohio
Madison, Wisconsin
Nashville, Tennesee