With just over a month to go, CrossFit’s finest European athletes are starting to really crank up their training in the hopes of landing that sweet podium spot at the 2021 CrossFit Games; or even better yet, earning the title of Fittest on Earth.
Finnish legend Jonne Koski took to his YouTube channel this week to give us a taste of what it takes to get into Games shape, taking us through just one day of workouts and training.
Watch Jonne Koski Smash a Day of Training for the CrossFit Games
Following his dominating finish the CrossFit German Throwdown, Koski is a Games veteran with his eye on the podium. Koski ran away with the Semifinal with five of the six workouts in the top 2, with three 2nd place finishes and two event wins.
The Finnish athlete went from a 4:10 Friendly Fran time during the 2020 CrossFit Games to a 3:37 in the same event at the German Throwdown — looks like all that training is working.
Five weeks out from the CrossFit Games and training from Helsinki’s CrossFit 10k, Jonne’s workouts are the following:
- Power Snatch
EMOM in 10 Minutes
- 30 Drag Rope DU
- 3 TNG Squat Snatch (85kg)
- Snatch Pulls
Metcon: 10 Rounds with 20lb vest
- 150m Run
- 5 Strict HSPU
- 1 Legless Rope Climb
- 5x30m Sled Push & Pull
1 minute rest in between
- Bike Threshold Intervals
2x20minute @ 90% FTP
- 15 Minute Cool-Down Swim
Watch European Athletes Migala & Dahlstrom Prepare for the Games
Next we take it to the pool with Gabriela Migala (Poland) and Jacqueline Dahlstrom (Norway) on their first day of serious training for the CrossFit Games with The Progrm.
Pool workouts are a weak link for many athletes, so the duo kick off their training in the pool for the first time since pre-lockdown. A relatively relaxed way to begin the 5 weeks leading up to Madison.
Next the European athletes hit the box with some assault bike, heavy squat cleans and a peg board — alongside a myriad of other exercises. You know, easing back into hardcore training.
Coach John Singleton also goes into the difficulty travellers outside the US are having getting to Madison this year. With so many travel plans still up in the air, it’s going to be touch-and-go as to how many non-US athletes are going to be able to make it. Especially as CrossFit is not considered a professional sport, and therefore does not enjoy the same leeway as other sports.
If all three athletes make it to the Games, it will be the first time this season they have been able to compete in public as all European events were held online.
- koski_migala: CrossFit Inc.