The reigning Fittest Man on the planet? made one of the heaviest lifts in CrossFit Open Workout 18.2a. The 18.2 workout was just twelve minutes long coupled with two parts: athletes needed to complete an ascending couplet ladder (from One to ten reps) of dumbbell squats and bar-facing burpees, accompanied by a one-rep max barbell clean. The clean was technically scored separately as 18.2a.
Former weightlifter?and 2017 Reebok Crossfit? Games champion Mat Fraser made a seriously impressive lift of 385 pounds (174.6kg) while he still had ninety seconds remaining on the clock. Watch it below.
While it was the heaviest clean we had from him, he ultimately wound up submitting 380 pounds, presumably because he got a faster 18.2 time in another workout. The 380 pounds gave him the 19th heaviest clean and he’s currently coming first on view overall.
Ben Smith, the winner from the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, also made a 385 pound clean, one of four athletes worldwide who submitted that weight.?He placed 13th for 18.2a and 1,056th for 18.2.
The man who is currently placing second within the 2018 CrossFit Open, French Canadian Alex Vigneault, also made among the heaviest cleans we’ve seen so far. He came tenth?worldwide with 375 pounds (170kg).
Twenty-five-year-old Josh Mattes, who trains out of CrossFit St. Robert in Missouri, performed the 3rd heaviest clean from the Open with 400 pounds, or 181.4 kilograms. On the other hand, there might be an issue with this lift. See if you can spot it:
As you can see, Mattes began the lift before the 12-minute time period limit was up, but he didn’t complete it until a matter of seconds after the timer had run down.
The rules aren’t super specific about whether or not it is really an issue. In weightlifting meets the lift is nice so long as you begin it before the timer runs down, however in CrossFit it’s not always the case. Having said that, when athletes did the 1-rep max snatch in the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, lifts still counted so long as they began by the time the clock expired. As well as in any event, it’s been accepted to the leaderboard for now.
Finally, the heaviest lift all the athletes who completed the 18.2a workout, according to the Leaderboard, was this 402-pound clean from 31-year-old Ioannis Papadopoulos in Greece.
It’s an extraordinary lift. But since he finished 255th in 18.2 and 1,799th in 18.1, one might state that he’s stronger than most of the sport’s top athletes, but he’s not the fittest.?And in this sport, the fittest obtain the spoils.
This article was updated on March 6th to mirror new submissions towards the leaderboard.