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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Elvar Þór Karlsson


Name: Elvar Þór Karlsson

Affiliate: BootCamp Iceland (not a CrossFit affiliate)

Age: 19

What Sectional did you participate in: Iceland Sectionals

What was your placement: 1st


Shoes: Adidas Kicks

Deadlift: 215kg

Back squat: 145kg

Front squat: 115 kg

Overhead squat: 100 kg

Clean & jerk: 95 kg

Snatch: 65 kg

Shoulder press: 70 kg

Bench press: 120 kg

“Grace“: 2:32 RX

“CrossFit total I/II”: 425kg

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event?

Definitely in some form. I would like to see some new twist to it though. (Not only a 1rm)

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event?


Do you follow any special lifting program?

No, I try to do 2-3 heavy workouts a week.


Shoes: New Balance

5 km run: N/A (10k run, 37:48)

500 m row: 1:21,0

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? 2-4

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? Hell yes, some long bodyweight and cardio work! And rowing workouts.


Shoes: New Balance

Max reps pull-ups: 40

Max reps muscle-ups: 8

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

  • 2k row: 6:22
  • Filthy Fifty 18:46
  • Gight gone bad 392
  • Annie 4:59
  • Iceland Sectionals chipper 20:01

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals?
Getting stronger, improving my technique. Specially in the olympic lifts. Also HSPU+muscle ups

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are?
Some, not a lot. Im going to bring my A game. Lets see where it will take me 🙂

It’s going to be awesome, only two weeks! Cant wait!!