He’s been placing in severe work for this 12 months’s competitors.
2022 CrossFit Games Males’s runner-up Roman Khrennikov has his sights set on transferring up that one final spot and overtaking two-time defending champion Justin Medeiros on the 2023 Games in Madison, WI within the week of Aug. 1-6. Khrennikov certified for the Video games because of putting fourth within the North America East Semifinal.
He’s made the a lot of the previous month of getting ready for the Video games by committing his time to coaching in quite a lot of disciplines wanted for CrossFit success. Alongside the best way, he’s been documenting his progress on Instagram and sharing together with his 129,000 followers.
On June 30, 2023, Khrennikov posted a video of himself performing gymnastic ring muscle-ups with an added twist for the higher physique. He would carry out an additional dip earlier than decreasing himself again down for the subsequent repetition. The video clip doesn’t seem to point out an entire set, however Khrennikov will be seen performing 4 full repetition of this superior motion.
The elite CrossFitter has additionally has been placing the metcon machines by their paces. Two days earlier than his ring exercise, Khrennikov confirmed himself working by a superset of air bike pedaling and rowing. He didn’t disclose the precise “energy burned” or time carried out for both train.
Final however actually not least, Khrennikov has proven that he can nonetheless transfer severe weight on strength-focused lifts, resembling this set of snatches with 93 kilograms (205 kilos), which he lifted for 3 explosive repetitions. He shared this coaching clip on June 19, 2023, and specified within the put up caption that it was “[six] weeks earlier than CrossFit Video games.”
Khrennikov is one in every of a number of athletes trying to knock Medeiros off the highest spot and stop a “three-peat” on the Video games on the Males’s facet of the sphere. Different high contenders which have beforehand completed in second on the Video games embody Patrick Vellner (2018, 2021), Samuel Kwant (2020), and Noah Ohlsen (2019), every of whom additionally certified for the 2023 Video games.
Khrennikov’s runner-up end in 2022 was his highest putting on the Video games in his profession. He was thirteenth within the 2020 Video games, however didn’t compete within the sport’s championship contest in 2021 or 2018 regardless of being certified.
As for the present champ he’s attempting to dethrone, Medeiros is working to turn out to be the third-ever Males’s champion to win three titles in a row. Mat Fraser gained 5 titles (2016-2020) and Rich Froning Jr. gained 4 titles (2011-2014). Each Froning Jr. and Fraser ended their careers as champion. Ben Smith gained the one title that separated Froning Jr. and Fraser’s reigns when he turned the Fittest Man on Earth in 2015.
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