Miles to Madison Ep. 08.21: The Art of CrossFit Games Programming -

Miles to Madison Ep. 08.21: The Art of CrossFit Games Programming

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How are the CrossFit Games events created?

To find answers, let’s take a trip to The Ranch.

In Episode 8, go inside the mind of General Manager of Sport Dave Castro for a first-hand look at the ever-evolving process behind programming for the CrossFit Games.

Watch athletes test and retest the workouts until Castro finds the perfect combinations.

Catch up on the first 7 episodes: .

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0:00-1:04 – First Time at the Ranch
1:04-7:38 – Connor Schmitz Tests Games Events Alone
7:38-12:34 – Fulcrum Fitness & U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team Test Events for Dave Castro
12:34-15:03 – What Do People Think About Dave Castro?
15:03-19:45 -The Art of Programming for the CrossFit Games
19:45-20:48 – Next on Ep. 09 of Miles to Madison


  1. This was my favorite Miles to Madison by far! Great work!

  2. Amo el crossfit.🥰🏋️‍♀️🦵💪

  3. Vamos con todo!!!!! Amo el Mundo del Crossfit 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  4. Nothing beats a Castro giddy laugh

  5. Parabéns pelo vídeo Crossfit Games, estamos ansiosos pela temporada 2022.

  6. When Dave tells you to send it… there is only one option 🤢🤢🤢😂

  7. This is what I've been waiting for. See the testing behind the games and how meticulous it is. So many people, myself included, are able to sit back and just think there's no thought put into it all. Great content.

  8. This was a really interesting episode. I knew Dave tested stuff but had no idea how many people were involved or how long for.

  9. Totally awesome! Another reason why I love CrossFit!

  10. Man you should do a whole documentary about the process! 2h plus!

  11. thruster wall walk test- that really fit guy got 21 min, and Panchek did it in 13! so crazy!

  12. His brain is wired to give certain athletes a huge edge. I think a different person picking each workout blind would be more fair with a bit over watch so there's not to much overlap.

  13. Yo love seeing Dave at work, with the behind the scenes of the crossfit games….Awesome 🦍🦍🦍🏋🏼‍♂️🏋️‍♀️💯👌🏾

  14. This was great insight. I really loved the inside look into the testing process. Thanks for sharing.

  15. PLOT TWIST: The tester's time DESTROYS all the gamer's times. The fittest ppl are kept secrets for Dave's EEEVILLL lab 😈

  16. Can Dave do any of these workouts or is he exempt from experiencing it himself??? Asking for a friend🙄

  17. Justin Medeiros "2nd place // Crossfit games 2020" hrm…

  18. Who is this monster who does all the testing? Get him to the games!

  19. Dave is Genius!!! pain-in-the-!A%^$# s yes!!!! BUT Genius!

  20. This was a great insight in the process. Amazing content

  21. Excellent series. This one is a gem, thanks.

  22. I love the fact that he shows obsessive dedication to the sport and scrutinizes every detail

  23. I have to say that the CrossFit community as a whole is the most amazing. Despite all the nonsense in the world, CrossFit unites us. During my 10 years in law enforcement people used to call it a "cult". To which I am thankful to have my "cult" family with me in the pursuit not only of fitness but in doing what is right in the world. Thank you !

  24. Anyone notice that it said Justin came in 2nd in 2020?

  25. Am I the only one that finds it a little wrong how he addresses the testers ? Army guy … you … etc like he could at least be respectful and call them by their name.

    On another note this is one of the best episodes ! I love how it shows how much hard work goes into the competition and how important all the behind the scene work truly is . Obviously all the athletes that compete in these competitions are amazing but everyone that goes in and test the workouts on so short notice …….. geezzz nothing but respect for their dedication

  26. Brilliant insight into the thought process to programming for the games. This series has been epic so far

  27. You can’t not love Dave you need people who are committed if your going to find the fittest on earth

  28. I think Dave has so many fascinating qualities. I love that he is Director of the CrossFit Games and the mastermind behind them, in terms of workouts and testing. He is the best at what he does.

  29. Dauphin River First Nation Manitoba Canada 🇨🇦

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