Run the Test 08 — Sandbag Ladder, ‘22 CrossFit Games

Run the Test 08 — Sandbag Ladder, ‘22 CrossFit Games

March 25, 2023 0 By FitnessTips

“Fitness is about being able to express (it) in ways that aren’t always going to be what you expect.”

Saturday at the CrossFit Games usually wraps up with a test of fitness featuring heavy barbells and the fittest on Earth under the bright lights of the Coliseum. On Saturday at the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games, however, not a barbell was in sight.

In this episode of “Run the Test,” Competition Director Adrian Bozman dives into the creation of the Sandbag Ladder event and the value in expressing fitness “via other means.” He also describes the differences between training adaptations and the benefits of training and applying strength and fitness in nonspecific ways.

Watch top CrossFit athletes put their strength on display, trading barbells for odd objects.

0:00-0:25 – Sandbag Ladder Introduction
0:25-2:29 – Testing Strength
2:29-4:02 – Sandbag Ladder Testing
4:02-6:35 – Stages of Adaptation
6:35-8:19 – Athletes vs. Sandbags
8:19-9:53 – Expressing Fitness

Watch the full event here →

Read What Is Fitness? here →

Run the Test is a 10-part docuseries that brings the curious and interested inside the mind of lead programmer of the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games — Competition Director and Certified CrossFit Coach Adrian Bozman.

Go behind the scenes with Boz as he takes you through the process of designing the tests for the CrossFit Games and illuminates the CrossFit methodology that powers the Ultimate Test of Fitness.

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, Tennessee