The Toughest Couplets In CrossFit

cami*Photo via Rogue Fitness from the 2015 CrossFit Games Triangle Couplet

Singlets, couplets, triplets, chippers, AMRAPs and on and on. These are just some of the classic formats of workouts common in the CrossFit community. A “singlet” refers to just a single movement the entire workout. Like the classic CrossFit Girls workout “Grace”: 30 Clean & Jerks @ 135/95 lbs. “Couplets” would be two movements, like “Fran”: 21-15-9 of Thrusters @ 95/65 lbs and Pull-ups. With BTWB, you can keep track of all sorts of characteristics about your workouts and programming from Rep Schemes (low, medium, high), Weight Loads (light, medium heavy), Duration (spring, short, medium, long), and the format of the workout itself.

We have a feature that applies a difficulty rating to every workout. This rating is based off the ratio of prescribed results to modified/scaled results. The more modified/scaled results that a workout has, we can apply reason that the workout has a certain “difficulty” because of the amount of people that can or cannot do it prescribed. Whether this was due to time-constraints, difficulty in skill, or just too heavy, some form of difficulty applies most to these workouts.

We took a look at the top 10 couplets with the highest difficulty rating and found some interesting results. Among some of the workouts, two were prior CrossFit Games events (one from Regionals, one from the Games) and two were classic Hero workouts. This makes sense for some of these to be here, considering most of us mere mortals don’t compare to the fittest on earth.😶

Here’s what the top 10 were.

1. 7 rounds for time of:

3 Cleans, 205/145 lbs
4 Ring Handstand Push-ups

Difficulty Rating: 83

2. 5 rounds for time of:

50 Double Unders
10 Push Jerks, 185/135 lbs
Rest 1 minute

Difficulty Rating: 82

3. CrossFit Games Regional 12.3

4 rounds for time of:
10 Dumbbell Snatch, 100/70 lbs
Sprint, 200 ft

Difficulty Rating: 81

4. 5 rounds for time of:

21 Barbell Turkish Get Ups, 45/35 lbs
Run, 400 m

Difficulty Rating: 81

5. “Nick”

12 rounds for time of:
10 Dumbbell Hang Squat Cleans, 45/35 lbs
6 Handstand Push Ups on Dumbbells

Difficulty Rating: 78

6. 5 rounds for time of:

20 String Ring Dips
14 Thrusters, 135/95 lbs

Difficulty Rating: 78

7. 2015 CrossFit Games Triangle Couplet

15-10-6 reps, for time of:
Thruster, 165/115 lbs
Bar Muscle Up

Difficulty Rating: 77

8. 5 rounds for time of:

Overhead Walking Lunge, 135/95 lbs, 25 ft
15 Knees To Elbows

Difficulty Rating: 76

9. “Ship”

9 rounds for time of:
7 Squat Cleans, 185/135 lbs
8 Burpee Box Jumps, 36/30 in

Difficulty Rating: 75

10. 5 rounds for time of:

Run, 800 m
9 Muscle Ups

Difficulty Rating: 73

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