'08 Games Deadlift / Burpee Workout Demo With Jamie Greene

ByCrossFit July 21, 2021

Remember the Deadlift/Burpee Event from the 2008 CrossFit Games? The prescribed weight for the Women’s division was 185 pounds, and proved to be a brutal couplet, with a time cap of 12 minutes.

Watch Jamie Simmonds (formerly Greene) complete the couplet with the prescribed men’s weight of 275 pounds.

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Jason Mateer
July 22nd, 2021 at 9:52 am
Commented on: '08 Games Deadlift / Burpee Workout Demo With Jamie Simmonds

I'm sorry but if you're going to showcase this workout you may as well carry out the movements correctly. You tell me what was wrong.

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Charles Allen
July 22nd, 2021 at 3:58 pm

Yep. Maybe I'm wrong, but if I recall correctly, the movement standards for burpees detailed in the judges course are different than what was demonstrated here (half-ass burpees). I would have "no rep'd" every one of them. Let's just enforce standards. Still impressive though.

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Erik Dresner
July 23rd, 2021 at 3:10 pm

There are a lot of movements done differently in competition than in every day workouts. Honestly, it’s why I stopped competing. While competition burpee form is sound, there are too many other movements where going sloppy is rewarded despite the heightened risk of injury.

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Jeffrey Howard
August 2nd, 2021 at 9:19 pm

How did you do on the workout?

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