The individual athletes at the CrossFit Games have worn a 5.11 Tactical weight vest the past two years. The teams sported the weight vest at the Games last year. Now, the individual athletes will face the 20 and 14-pound weight vest at Regionals.
In an early hint/announcement, Dave Castro shared that individual competitors will see a Regional event with a weight vest in 2017.
Following the announcement, Castro clarified via Twitter that CrossFit would be supplying the weight vest and that athletes do not need to buy or bring one to the venue. So if you were wondering where that $200 registration fee is going this year, this answers part of the question.
— Dave Castro (@CFthedavecastro) April 30, 2017
But how will we see the weight vest used? With venues not conducive to running a mile, doing Murph may be tough – although the TrueForm Runner (or even the Air Runner) could fill the void. If it’s not Murph, then it would likely feature some gymnastics-based movements (pull-ups, muscle-ups or rope climbs). Our prediction? Half Murph… 800m run, 50 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, 150 air squats and another 800m run.
We are likely still a week out from seeing the actual Regional workouts. In 2016, CrossFit began releasing the workouts day by day beginning on the Tuesday ten days before the first set of Regional competitions begin. So if history holds this year, we should expect to see official workouts released starting next Tuesday, May 9.
Of course, Castro will likely share cryptic messages via social media in the meantime…