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For time:

1,000-meter row
50 thrusters
30 pull-ups

♀ 35 lb ♂ 45 lb

If your Jackie time is greater than 8 minutes, or you’ve never completed the workout, perform it as written above. If you do have a fast time on record, consider scaling up the thruster and pull-ups to something similar to the Games finale.

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The benchmark Jackie is meant to be performed at very high intensity. Reduce the distance of the row and the weight of the bar to ensure you can push the pace. Modify the pull-ups so you can crank out large sets that test your conditioning.

Intermediate Option
For time:

1,000-meter row
50 thrusters
30 pull-ups

22 lb35 lb

Beginner Option
For time:

800-meter row
35 thrusters
20 assisted pull-ups

12 lb22 lb



What makes rowing popular with elite athletes and CrossFitters is exactly what many in the general fitness population dislike about it: your weaknesses cannot be hidden on the rowing machine. It is a human polygraph of physical and mental performance. Stroke for stroke, you are provided with feedback that both reveals any weak spots and very visibly demonstrates the relationship between performance and proper technique.  —Angela Hart, "Rowing Technique," CFJ

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The Thruster


The thruster requires a long line of action against the normal force of gravity with a load plus body weight, creating one of the most profound accelerations possible. The movement works from full flexion to full extension at the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, and arm, and involves most of the major muscle groups. These factors earn the thruster its reputation as "the most draining of all exercises."

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The Kipping Pull-Up


This “cheat” derives from a powerful and athletic reversal of hip direction—like that of the clean and the snatch—and expands the primary movers from just the back and arms down through the torso and hip to include the power zone. Far from being a cheat, kipping is a gateway skill with functional utility on the rings, parallel bars, high bar, and floor (the quickest way to get to your feet). Where most athletic communities avoid the kip, we go to great lengths to teach and learn it.

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