Tia-Clair Toomey and Brooke Wells Get After It in Team Training for 2022 Down Under Championship


On Sept. 20, 2022, six-time Individual CrossFit Games Champion Tia-Clair Toomey shared a video of her first Team training session with Brooke Wells on her YouTube channel. The pair will compete together in the Teams division at the upcoming 2022 Down Under Championship on Nov. 18-20, 2022, in Wollongong, Australia. Ellie Turner is the duo’s third teammate. 

It’s an in-depth look at the first steps for Toomey and Wells before the Australian contest. 

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Toomey and Wells’ training session followed a pyramid rep scheme — where the first set has the lowest number of reps and highest weight, and the reps increase while the weight decreases as the routine moves forward. 

Here’s a rundown of their complete workout, which took place over three rounds:

  • 9 bar muscle-ups
  • 18 calories on the ski erg
  • 36 GHD sit-ups
  • 18 calories on the ski erg
  • 9 bar muscle-ups
  • Rest one-for-one — meaning an equal work-to-rest ratio

Notably, when Wells diagrammed the workout on a whiteboard, Toomey admitted to not having performed any muscle-ups since her historic performance at the 2022 CrossFit Games. While not explicitly stated, the pair also worked through some walking barbell lunges and closed their routine on a stationary Assault bike. The purpose of the cardio is to help Toomey acclimate to her target heart rate as she tries to get back into top-notch shape following some time off after the Games. 

Post-workout, Toomey noted she felt a degree of fatigue. That might have been related to both her time off and recovery from a back injury.

According to a recent September video testimonial, Toomey’s appearance at the 2022 Down Under Championship will be her first in a Team competition in over five years. Most of Toomey’s recent focus has been on winning the Individual CrossFit Games for a record six consecutive times, surpassing five-time Fittest Man On Earth® Mat Fraser. For the 25-year-old Wells, who finished in fifth place at the 2022 CrossFit Games, it will be her first Team appearance since a fifth-place Regional result with Team 540 Beefy in 2014. 

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Toomey is the defending Rogue Invitational Champion, and the 2022 edition of that competition is scheduled for Oct. 28-30, 2022, in Austin, TX. However, at the time of this writing, the athlete has not confirmed she would defend her title in Texas. 

Whatever the near future holds in store for Toomey as a Team competitor, her past Individual precedent says she and her teammates could put on a show in Australia. 

Featured image: Tia-Clair Toomey & Shane Orr on YouTube


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