Wednesday 220817

5 rounds for time of:

50-ft dumbbell front-rack lunge
25 pull-ups

♀ 35-lb DBs ♂ 50-lb DBs

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Compare to 210822.


Scaling:
This couplet will tax your grip. Choose dumbbell loading and a pull-up modification that allow you to keep moving, even with short working sets followed by a quick rest. New athletes should reduce the overall volume.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
50-ft dumbbell front-rack lunge
20 pull-ups

♀ 25-lb DBs ♂ 35-lb DBs

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
50-ft dumbbell front-rack lunge
15 assisted pull-ups

♀ 10-lb DBs ♂ 15-lb DBs

Tuesday 220816

Rest Day

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Monday 220815

Nancy
5 rounds for time of:

400-m run
15 overhead squats

♀ 65 lb ♂ 95 lb

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Compare to 211023.


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-m run
15 overhead squats

♀ 45 lb ♂ 65 lb

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
400-m run
10 overhead squats

♀ 22 lb ♂ 35 lb

Sunday 220814

Bench press 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1 reps

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Compare to 210405.


Scaling:
Most athletes can complete this lifting day as prescribed. Newer athletes should start light, focus on mechanics, and slowly add weight as they are comfortable.

Saturday 220813

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

7 box jumps
14 kettlebell swings

♀ 30-in box, 24-kg KB
♂ 36-in box, 32-kg KB

Post rounds completed to comments.
Compare to 181027.


Scaling:
Each round in this AMRAP should be challenging but still completed quickly if not unbroken. Reduce the height and loading to maintain a fast pace throughout.

Intermediate Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
7 box jumps
14 kettlebell swings

♀ 24-in box, 16-kg KB
♂ 30-in box, 24-kg KB

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
7 box step-ups
14 kettlebell swings

♀ 15-in box, 12-kg KB
♂ 20-in box, 16-kg KB

Friday 220812

Rest Day

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Thursday 220811

3 rounds for time of:

800-m run
50 wall-ball shots
30 toes-to-bars

♀ 14-lb ball to 9-ft target
♂ 20-lb ball to 10-ft target

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Scaling:
Newer athletes should reduce the overall volume of this workout. Intermediate athletes can do this workout as prescribed, with a 30-minute time cap.

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
400-m run
25 wall-ball shots
15 hanging knee raises

♀ 6-lb ball ♂ 10-lb ball

Wednesday 220810

CrossFit Total

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

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Compare to 211228.

Scaling:
Newer athletes should treat today as an opportunity to practice and get comfortable with heavy lifts. Intermediate athletes should attempt max-effort lifts for each movement.

Beginner Option:
Back squat 3-3-1-1 reps
Shoulder press 3-3-1-1 reps
Deadlift 3-3-1-1 reps

Tuesday 220809

Rest Day

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Monday 220808

Jackie
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.

Post time to comments.
Compare 181213.


Scaling
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

Sunday 220807

Alpaca (at Home)
For time:

Sled push
2 legless rope climbs
20 kettlebell clean and jerks
Sled push
2 legless rope climbs
15 kettlebell clean and jerks
Sled push
2 legless rope climbs
10 kettlebell clean and jerks

♀ 24-kg KBs ♂ 32-kg KBs

If you have a sled or something else to push, use it, and try to mimic the lengths and difficulty as seen by the Games athletes. Post time and sled substitution to comments.


Scaling:
No one will have an Alpaca sled, but anyone can find something to push. Pick kettlebells that allow you to complete at least 5 reps of the clean and jerks when fresh. Try a more difficult version of rope climbs than you would normally do.

Intermediate Option:
For time:
Sled push
2 rope climbs
20 kettlebell clean and jerks
Sled push
2 rope climbs
15 kettlebell clean and jerks
Sled push
2 rope climbs
10 kettlebell clean and jerks

♀ 16-kg KBs ♂ 24-kg KBs

Beginner Option:
For time:
Sled push
2 rope climbs, lying to standing
20 kettlebell clean and jerks
Sled push
2 rope climbs, lying to standing
15 kettlebell clean and jerks
Sled push
2 rope climbs, lying to standing
10 kettlebell clean and jerks

♀ 8-kg KBs ♂ 12-kg KBs

Saturday 220806

Rinse ‘N’ Repeat(ish)
Every 2 minutes for as long as possible:

50-yard swim
8 burpees*

*Add 2 burpees each round until you cannot complete the reps within the 2-minute interval.

If you cannot get to a pool, lake, or other water source, sub for a run of similar length.

Post rounds and reps completed to comments.


Scaling:
The first few rounds should be achievable, so if necessary reduce the swim length or start with a lower number of burpees.

Intermediate Option:
Every 2 minutes for as long as possible:
50-yard swim
2 burpees*

*Add 2 burpees each round until you cannot complete the reps within the 2-minute interval.

Beginner Option:
Every 2 minutes for as long as possible:
25-yard swim
1 burpee*

*Add 1 burpee each round until you cannot complete the reps within the 2-minute interval.

Friday 220805

Shuttle to Overhead
For max reps:

From 0:00-2:00 (2 minutes)
Run 400 m
Max jerks

Rest 1 minute

From 3:00-6:00 (3 minutes)
Run 600 m
Max jerks

Rest 2 minutes

From 8:00-12:00 (4 minutes)
Run 800 m
Max jerks

Pick a load that is heavy, but not your max. You should be able to complete multiple jerks per round.

Post load and number of reps completed each round to comments.


Scaling:
The loads used by Games athletes are too heavy for most athletes. Pick a load that is heavy, but doable. If needed, reduce the run distances so you have 30-45 seconds each round to complete as many reps as possible of the jerk. Beginners should go lighter and focus on sound mechanics.

Beginner Option:
For time:
Run 200 m
10 jerks
Run 400 m
10 jerks
Run 600 m
10 jerks

Thursday 220804

Bike to Work
For time:

75 toes-to-bars
5-mile bike
75 chest-to-bar pull-ups
5-mile bike

If you have a bike and a 3-mile course, great. If not, choose a stationary bike and complete the whole workout inside.

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
This is a long workout with large sets of toes-to-bars and pull-ups. If either takes you more than 5 minutes, reduce the reps and move on.

Intermediate Option:
For time:
50 toes-to-bars
3.5-mile bike
50 chest-to-bar pull-ups
3.5-mile bike

Beginner Option:
For time:
35 hanging knee raises
2.5-mile bike
35 assisted pull-ups
2.5-mile bike

Tuesday 220802

Run 5,000 meters

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Compare to 210325.


Scaling:
Experienced athletes should try for a PR in this benchmark distance run. Newer athletes should reduce the distance to complete the run in approximately 25 minutes. Intermediate athletes can perform this run as prescribed.

Beginner Option:
Jog for 20 minutes

Monday 220801

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

20 GHD sit-ups
10 left-arm dumbbell snatches
10 right-arm dumbbell snatches

♀ 35-lb DB ♂ 50-lb DB

Post rounds completed to comments.


Scaling:
Those without exposure to high-rep GHD sit-ups should first introduce the exercise at low volumes. Reduce the load on this workout so you can keep moving continuously for 12 minutes.

Intermediate Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
10 GHD sit-ups
10 left-arm dumbbell snatches
10 right-arm dumbbell snatches

♀ 25-lb DB ♂ 40-lb DB

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
15 sit-ups
10 left-arm dumbbell snatches
10 right-arm dumbbell snatches

♀ 15-lb DB ♂ 25-lb DB

Sunday 220731

Rest Day

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Saturday 220730

2021 CrossFit Games Event 9
21-15-9 reps for time of:

Echo Bike calories
Snatches

♀ 75 lb ♂ 105 lb

Post time to comments.
Compare to 210731.


Scaling:
This workout should be approached as a sprint. The barbell load is light and the bike distances are relatively short. Reduce the load on the barbell so the reps can be completed unbroken when fresh. Also consider reducing the reps of both exercises to keep this workout fast.

Intermediate Option:
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Echo Bike calories
Snatches

♀ 55 lb ♂ 75 lb

Beginner Option:
15-12- 9 reps for time of:
Echo Bike calories
Snatches

♀ 35 lb ♂ 45 lb

Friday 220729

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:

Box jumps
Ring push-ups

♀ 24-in box ♂ 30-in box

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
Reduce the reps and modify the box height with the intent of working high-skill movements with solid mechanics.

Intermediate Option:
18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Box jumps
Ring push-ups

♀ 24-in box ♂ 30-in box

Beginner Option:
15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Box jumps
Ring knee push-ups
♀ 15-in box ♂ 20-in box

Thursday 220728

Grace
30 clean and jerks for time

♀ 95 lb ♂ 135 lb

Post time to comments.
Compare to 160206.


Scaling
Grace is one 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
♀ 75 lb ♂ 115 lb

Beginner Option
30 clean and jerks for time
♀ 55 lb ♂ 75 lb

Wednesday 220727

Rest Day

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Tuesday 220726

Mary
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:

5 handstand push-ups
10 single-leg squats, alternating
15 pull-ups

Post rounds completed to comments.
Compare to 190803.


Scaling:
Intermediate athletes should focus on improving their Mary score. Beginner-level athletes should find movement modifications and rep schemes that allow for minimal breaks between movements. .

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds in 10 minutes as you can of:
5 push-ups
10 squats
15 ring rows

Monday 220725

4 rounds for time of:

1 minute L-sit hold
400-m run

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
If you are unable to hold a true L-Sit, watch L-Sit Drills and practice different variations of the L-Sit in order to develop strength.

Intermediate Option:
4 rounds for time of:
1 minute L-sit hold, bent knees
400-m run

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
1 minute seated leg raises
400-m run

Sunday 220724

2008 CrossFit Games Workout B
5 rounds for time of:

5 deadlifts
10 burpees

♀ 185 lb. ♂ 275 lb.

Post time to comments.
Compare to 210722.


Scaling:
This couplet should be relatively heavy but still fast-paced. Just about all athletes can perform deadlifts and some version of a burpee. Reduce the loading so you can complete each set of deadlifts unbroken. If needed, reduce the number of burpees to a point that allows you to keep moving quickly and avoid excessive rest.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
5 deadlifts
10 burpees

♀ 155 lb. ♂ 225 lb.

Beginner Option:
5 rounds for time of:
5 deadlifts
5 burpees

♀ 95 lb. ♂ 135 lb.

Saturday 220723

Rest Day

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Friday 220722

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

12 muscle-ups
36 kettlebell swings

♀ 24-kg KB ♂ 32-kg KB

Post rounds completed to comments.
Compare to 200724.


Scaling:
If you do not yet have a muscle-up, read "The Muscle-up" and practice the transition from the pull-up to the dip. During the workout, modify the movement to a pull and a push.

Intermediate Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
7 muscle-ups
36 kettlebell swings

♀ 20-kg KB ♂ 24-kg KB

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
12 ring rows + 12 jumping dips
21 kettlebell swings

♀ 12-kg KB 16-kg KB

Thursday 220721

3 max sets of handstand push-ups
Shoulder press 3-3-3-3-3 reps

Post number of reps and loads to comments.


Scaling:
Beginners should practice time inverted, either in a handstand or with assistance. Athletes of all levels should first develop the strength in a strict handstand push-up before performing a kipping handstand push-up.

Beginner Option:
3 max sets of push-ups
Shoulder press 3-3-3-3-3 reps

Wednesday 220720

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

3 rope climbs, from seated to 10 ft.
50 double-unders

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Scaling:
This difficult version of a rope climb requires athletes to start each climb in a strict L-position until they are high enough to use their feet. Intermediate athletes may need to reduce the total reps or scale to an easier version. Newer athletes should choose a pulling exercise that still uses a rope.

Intermediate Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
3 strict rope climbs, 12-ft rope
50 double-unders

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
3 rope climbs, from seated to standing
50 single-unders

Tuesday 220719

Rest Day

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Monday 220718

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

Post loads to comments.
Compare to 220307.


Scaling:
Experienced athletes should pick loads that allow them to attempt to set a PR in the later sets. Newer athletes should maintain the single repetitions of the clean and jerk, but focus on mechanics for each rep.

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