Thursday 180621

Bike 10,000 meters

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Scaling
Newer athletes can reduce the distance. If you don’t have a bike or stationary bike, choose a different monostructural exercise and pick a distance that should take around 20 minutes to complete.

Intermediate Option
Bike 7,500 meters

Beginner Option
Bike 5,000 meters

Wednesday 180620

Squat snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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CrossFit WOD 180620 Tips With Rory McKernan
Josh Everett: Snatch vs. Power Snatch
Chad Vaughn, 285-lb. Snatch


Scaling
Pick loads that allow you to attempt to set a PR in the later sets. If you are not comfortable performing very heavy squat snatches, add a few reps to each set and drill your mechanics, but try to expose yourself to a load that is relatively heavy for you.

Beginner Option
Squat snatch 3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1 reps

Tuesday 180619

4 rounds for time of:
15 GHD sit-ups
30 thrusters
45 double-unders

Men: 65 lb.
Women: 45 lb.

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Midline Stabilization: The GHD Sit-Up


Scaling
This workout is light and quick. The dose of GHD sit-ups is relatively low, so this is a good opportunity for intermediate athletes to get some exposure to the GHD. Beginners should stick with AbMat sit-ups. Reduce the load on the thrusters so you can do 30 unbroken.

Intermediate Option
4 rounds for time of:
10 GHD sit-ups
30 thrusters
45 double-unders

Men: 45 lb.
Women: 35 lb.

Beginner Option
3 rounds for time of:
15 sit-ups
30 squats
45 single-unders

Monday 180618

Rest Day


"Major Study of Drinking Will Be Shut Down," The New York Times.

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Sunday 180617

Josie

For time, wearing a 20-lb. vest:
1-mile run
Then, 3 rounds of:
  30 burpees
  4 power cleans
  6 front squats
Then, 1-mile run

Men: 155 lb.
Women: 105 lb.

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The Burpee


Scaling
Reduce the loading and number of reps, but keep this a long workout.

Intermediate Option
For time (without a vest):
1-mile run
Then, 3 rounds of:
30 burpees
4 power cleans
6 front squats
Then, 1-mile run

Men: 155 lb.
Women: 105 lb.

Beginner Option
For time (without a vest):
800-m run
Then, 3 rounds of:
20 burpees
4 power cleans
6 front squats
Then, 800-m run

Men: 75 lb.
Women: 55 lb.


Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, 27, of Harleston, Mississippi, was killed in the line of duty on March 10, 2015. Wells began his career with the Marshals Service in January 2011 and was assigned to the Southern District of Mississippi in September 2014.

He enjoyed training CrossFit with his friends and colleagues, especially when the workouts involved running or power cleans.

He is survived by his wife, Channing, and son, Josie Jr.

Saturday 180616

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
5 deadlifts
3 weighted bar muscle-ups

Men: 315-lb. deadlift, 10-lb. ball for muscle-ups
Women: 205-lb. deadlift, 6-lb. ball for muscle-ups

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Midline Stabilization in the Deadlift


Scaling
This couplet combines a heavy weightlifting movement and a high skill gymnastics movement. Pick a deadlift weight that is heavy but can still be performed unbroken in the beginning. Modify the muscle-up to a pulling movement that is challenging for you.

Intermediate Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
5 deadlifts
3 bar muscle-ups

Men: 275-lb. deadlift
Women: 185-lb. deadlift

Beginner Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
5 deadlifts
5 jumping chest-to-bar pull-ups

Men: 155-lb. deadlift
Women: 105-lb. deadlift

Friday 180615

For max reps at each station:
Tabata dumbbell shoulder presses
Tabata weighted jumping lunges
Tabata ring dips
Tabata weighted walking lunges
Tabata dumbbell push presses

The Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for eight intervals. There is no rest between stations.

Men: 35-lb. dumbbells
Women: 25-lb. dumbbells

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CrossFit WOD 180615 Tips With Rory McKernan
Tabata With Erik Preston
• Read: Metabolic Conditioning


Scaling
Choose dumbbells that are light enough that you can work without hitting failure for the first few intervals. Modify the movements to something that allows you to get a large set of reps in the early intervals.

Intermediate Option
For max reps at each station:
Tabata dumbbell shoulder presses
Tabata jumping lunges
Tabata jumping ring dips
Tabata walking lunges
Tabata dumbbell push presses

Men: 25-lb. dumbbells
Women: 15-lb. dumbbells

Beginner Option
For max reps at each station:
Tabata dumbbell shoulder presses
Tabata walking lunges
Tabata assisted ring dips
Tabata walking lunges
Tabata dumbbell push presses

Men: 15-lb. dumbbells
Women: 10-lb. dumbbells

Thursday 180614

Rest Day


"Get sugary drinks out of hospitals," Salon.com.

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Wednesday 180613

Grace
30 clean and jerks for time

OR

Isabel
30 snatches for time

Men: 135 lb.
Women: 95 lb.

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Emily Abbott Does Isabel


Scaling
Grace and Isabel are 2 of the fastest CrossFit benchmark workouts. Reduce the load so you can perform multiple reps unbroken and complete all the reps in less than 5 minutes. Athletes less familiar with Olympic lifting should take time to drill the mechanics of each movement and reduce the load drastically.

Intermediate Option
30 clean and jerks for time
OR
30 snatches for time

Men: 115 lb.
Women: 75 lb.

Beginner Option
30 clean and jerks for time
OR
30 snatches for time

Men: 75 lb.
Women: 55 lb.

Tuesday 180612

7 2-minute rounds of:
20-cal. row
Max rep GHD sit-ups

There is no rest between rounds.

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CrossFit WOD 180612 Tips With Rory McKernan
• Read: The Glute-Ham Developer Sit-Up


Scaling
The row portion should be completed in about 1 minute, allowing the second minute to be used to accumulate sit-ups. Reduce the calories if needed. Beginner and intermediate athletes may want to avoid the GHD completely until they have built up a tolerance for this very potent movement.

Intermediate Option
7 2-minute rounds of:
16-cal. row
Max rep GHD sit-ups, to parallel

There is no rest between rounds.

Beginner Option
5 2-minute rounds of:
12-cal. row
Max rep sit-ups

There is no rest between rounds.

Monday 180611

Candy
5 rounds for time of:
20 pull-ups
40 push-ups
60 squats

OR

Maggie
5 rounds for time of:
20 handstand push-ups
40 pull-ups
60 single-leg squats, alternating legs

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Scaling the Pistol


Scaling
Candy and Maggie are the less frequently seen cousins of Cindy and Mary. Newer athletes should stick with variants of Candy and modify the movements and reps to limit muscular failure.

Intermediate Option
4 rounds for time of:
20 pull-ups
40 push-ups
60 squats

OR

3 rounds for time of:
20 handstand push-ups
40 pull-ups
60 single-leg squats, alternating legs

Beginner Option
4 rounds for time of:
10 jumping pull-ups
20 knee push-ups
30 squats

Sunday 180610

Rest Day


"The NCAA Is Running Out Of Excuses On Brain Injuries," Dead Spin.

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Saturday 180609

For time:
1,000-m swim (1,094 yards)

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CrossFit WOD 180609 Tips With Rory McKernan
• Read: Torpedo School


Scaling
Less proficient swimmers can reduce the distance of the swim.

Intermediate Option
For time:
750-m swim

Beginner Option
For time:
500-m swim

Friday 180608

10 1-minute rounds of:
10 burpees over the bar
Max reps of power snatches

Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

Men: 155 lb.
Women: 105 lb.

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The Power Snatch


Scaling
This interval workout contains rest periods so that each round can be treated as a sprint. Reduce the burpee reps so you’ll still have 20-30 seconds to snatch when you fatigue in later rounds. Pick a weight for the snatch that is moderate, yet still allows you to cycle several reps.

Intermediate Option
10 1-minute rounds of:
8 burpees over the bar
Max reps of power snatches

Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

Men: 135 lb.
Women: 95 lb.

Beginner Option
7 1-minute rounds of:
5 burpees over the bar
Max reps of power snatches

Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

Men: 65 lb.
Women: 45 lb.

Thursday 180607

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 wall-ball shots
15 kettlebell swings

Men: 20-lb. ball, 1.5-pood kettlebell
Women: 14-lb. ball, 1-pood kettlebell

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The Wall Ball


Scaling
This 20-minute AMRAP contains a high volume of reps. Reduce the weights and scale the movements to limit failure and avoid long breaks.

Intermediate Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 pull-ups
10 wall-ball shots
15 kettlebell swings

Men: 14-lb. ball, 1-pood kettlebell
Women: 10-lb. ball, 12-kg kettlebell

Beginner Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 ring rows
10 wall-ball shots
15 kettlebell swings

Men: 8-lb. ball, 12-kg kettlebell
Women: 4-lb. ball, 8-kg kettlebell

Tuesday 180605

Nancy
5 rounds for time of:
400-meter run
15 overhead squats

Men: 95 lb.
Women: 65 lb.

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Related:
CrossFit WOD 180605 Tips With Rory McKernan
• From the vault: "Nancy" WOD Demo
• From the vault: WOD 120603: "Nancy" Demo With Reebok CrossFit Velocity


Scaling
This benchmark couplet is meant to be light and fast. Reduce the load on the overhead squat so you can perform all the reps unbroken and still run fast.

Intermediate Option
5 rounds for time of:
400-meter run
15 overhead squats

Men: 65 lb.
Women: 45 lb.

Beginner Option
4 rounds for time of:
400-meter run
10 overhead squats

Men: 45 lb.
Women: 35 lb.

Monday 180604

Hang squat clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

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The Hang Clean


Scaling
The hang squat clean is a good opportunity to practice full hip and leg extension, and speed under the bar. Ideally, each set will be as heavy as possible for 3 reps, but newer athletes should start light and slowly add weight as they are comfortable.

Sunday 180603

3 rounds for time of:
25 deadlifts
Bike 1,000 meters

Men: 225 lb.
Women: 155 lb.

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The Deadlift


Scaling
This is a medium-length workout. Try to keep moving with very short breaks. Reduce the deadlift load so you can complete each round in 3 sets or less and still push a good pace on the bike.

Intermediate Option
3 rounds for time of:
25 deadlifts
Bike 1,000 meters

Men: 185 lb.
Women: 125 lb.

Beginner Option
3 rounds for time of:
20 deadlifts
Bike 500 meters

Men: 95 lb.
Women: 65 lb.

Friday 180601

Regional Event 3

3 rounds for time of:
9 muscle-ups
36-ft. handstand walk
36-45-54 single-leg squats
36-ft. handstand walk

If possible, place obstacles in your handstand walk area to mimic the Regional event.

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The Handstand Walk


Scaling
This workout contains a lot of high-skill gymnastics movements. Ignore the time cap and speed that the Regional athletes complete this workout in. Modify the movements and reps as needed while still using this as a chance to practice gymnastics skills.

Intermediate Option
3 rounds for time of:
5 muscle-ups
36-ft. handstand walk, no obstacles
36-45-54 single-leg squats
36-ft. handstand walk, no obstacles

Beginner Option
3 rounds for time of:
5 ring rows
5 jumping ring dips
36-ft. bear walk
36-45-54 single-leg squats
24-30-36 squats
36-ft. bear walk

Thursday 180531

Front squat 3-3-3 reps
Push press 3-3-3 reps
Thruster 3-3-3 reps

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Front Squat Development With Pat Sherwood


Scaling
Few athletes will need to scale this lifting workout. Experienced athletes can go as heavy as possible, while newer athletes can use this session as an opportunity to drill the movements.

Wednesday 180530

10 rounds, each for time, of:
200-m row
Rest 90 seconds

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Rowing


Scaling
Beginners can reduce the total number of rounds, but most will not need to change the movement or distance for these sprints.

Beginner Option
7 rounds, each for time, of:
200-m row
Rest 90 seconds

Monday 180528

Hero Workout of your choice.

Review the list of 193 heroes and honor one with an all-out effort.

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Related:
CrossFit WOD 180528 Tips With Rory McKernan
• Read: Fallen But Never Forgotten


Scaling
Most Hero WODs are meant to be extremely grueling, arduous and mentally challenging. Many contain a very high volume of reps. Reduce the work to a level that is attainable yet still challenging.

Sunday 180527

Regionals Event 6

For time:
4 rope climbs
16 thrusters
3 rope climbs
12 thrusters
2 rope climbs
8 thrusters

Men: 15-ft. rope, 155 lb.
Women: 15-ft. rope, 105 lb.

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The J-Hook Rope Climb


Scaling
This couplet is a sprint. Choose a load and modification that allow you to complete each set of reps unbroken.

Intermediate Option
For time:
3 rope climbs
16 thrusters
2 rope climbs
12 thrusters
1 rope climbs
8 thrusters

Men: 15-ft. rope, 115 lb.
Women: 15-ft. rope, 75 lb.

Beginner Option
For time:
4 rope climbs, lying to standing
16 thrusters
3 rope climbs, lying to standing
12 thrusters
2 rope climbs, lying to standing
8 thrusters

Men: 65 lb.
Women: 45 lb.

Saturday 180526

Linda

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
1½-body-weight deadlift
Body-weight bench press
¾-body-weight clean

Set up three bars and storm through for time.
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CrossFit WOD 180526 Tips With Rory McKernan
Nicole Carroll Does Linda


Scaling
This benchmark workout contains a high volume of moderate-load weightlifting. Reduce the loads and/or eliminate some of the early rounds to decrease the total volume.

Intermediate Option
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
1¼-body-weight deadlift
¾-body-weight bench press
½-body-weight clean

Beginner Option
8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
¾-body-weight deadlift
½-body-weight bench press
⅓-body-weight clean

Thursday 180524

3 rounds for time of:
10 dumbbell hang squat snatches, left arm
5 bar muscle-ups
10 dumbbell hang squat snatches, right arm
5 bar muscle-ups

Men: 55-lb. dumbbell
Women: 40-lb. dumbbell

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CrossFit WOD 180524 Tips With Rory McKernan
The Bar Muscle-Up With Boz
The Dumbbell Hang Snatch


Scaling
This couplet pairs a light weightlifting movement that demands a high level of flexibility with a high-skill gymnastics movement. Use a dumbbell that allows you to maintain sound mechanics while at the end range of your flexibility.

Intermediate Option
3 rounds for time of:
10 dumbbell hang squat snatches, left arm
3 bar muscle-ups
10 dumbbell hang squat snatches, right arm
3 bar muscle-ups

Men: 45-lb. dumbbell
Women: 30-lb. dumbbell

Beginner Option
3 rounds for time of:
10 dumbbell overhead squats, left arm
5 ring rows
10 dumbbell overhead squats, right arm
5 ring rows

Men: 20-lb. dumbbell
Women: 15-lb. dumbbell

Wednesday 180523

3 rounds of:
1 minute of sumo deadlift high pulls
1 minute of GHD sit-ups
1 minute of push presses
1 minute of GHD sit-ups
Rest 1 minute

Men: 95 lb.
Women: 65 lb.

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Midline Stabilization: The GHD Sit-Up


Scaling
Reduce the loads on the weightlifting movements and modify the GHD sit-ups. The full-range-of-motion GHD sit-up is a potent exercise, and this workout presents high volume. Intermediate athletes might want to shorten the range, while newer athletes can avoid the GHD completely in this workout.

Intermediate Option
3 rounds of:
1 minute of sumo deadlift high pulls
1 minute of GHD sit-ups, to parallel
1 minute of push presses
1 minute of GHD sit-ups, to parallel
Rest 1 minute

Men: 75 lb.
Women: 55 lb.

Beginner Option
3 rounds of:
1 minute of sumo deadlift high pulls
1 minute of sit-ups
1 minute of push presses
1 minute of sit-ups
Rest 1 minute

Men: 45 lb.
Women: 35 lb.

Tuesday 180522

Clean and jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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CrossFit WOD 180522 Tips With Rory McKernan
Chad Vaughn, 315-lb. Clean and Jerk


Scaling
Pick loads that allow you to attempt to set a PR in the later sets. If you are not comfortable performing very heavy clean and jerks, add a few reps to each set and drill your mechanics, but try to expose yourself to a load that is relatively heavy for you.

Beginner Option
Clean and jerk 3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1 reps

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