Saturday 210116

5 rounds for time of:

50 double-unders
15 box jumps
1 shuttle sprint (5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards)
Rest 2 minutes

♀ 20-in. box ♂ 24-in. box

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Scaling:
Reduce the reps and difficulty of the jumps so you can sprint each interval.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
35 double-unders
12 box jumps
1 shuttle sprint (5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards)
Rest 2 minutes

♀ 15-in. box ♂ 20-in. box

Beginner Option:
5 rounds for time of:
25 single-unders
10 box jumps
1 shuttle sprint (5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards)
Rest 2 minutes

♀ 6-in. box ♂ 12-in. box

Friday 210115

4 rounds for time of:

400-m run
1-minute handstand hold

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Compare to 191126.


Scaling:
This pairing of dynamic and static movements should be completed quickly, with a fast running pace and nearly unbroken holds. Advanced athletes may choose to scale up and hold the handstands in free space.

Intermediate Option:
Can be completed as Rx’d

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
400-m run
1-minute plank hold

Thursday 210114

Andi
For time:

100 hang power snatches
100 push presses
100 sumo deadlift high pulls
100 front squats

♀ 45 lb. ♂ 65 lb.

Post time to comments.

Scaling:
Choose a weight that is appropriately light and plan to break each exercise into multiple sets. Like with her cousin Angie, the goal for Andi is to finish all 400 reps as quickly as possible, so take short breaks that allow continuous movement.

Intermediate Option:
100 hang power snatches
100 push presses
100 sumo deadlift high pulls
100 front squats

♀ 35 lb. ♂ 45 lb.

Beginner Option:
50 hang power snatches
50 push presses
50 sumo deadlift high pulls
50 front squats

♀ 22 lb. ♂ 35 lb.

Wednesday 210113

Rest Day

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Tuesday 210112

Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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Compare to 181025.


Scaling:
Pick loads that allow you to attempt to set a PR in the later sets. If you are not comfortable performing very heavy deadlifts, 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
Deadlift 3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1 reps

Monday 210111

Task Tabata
300 reps for time, following the pattern:

20 seconds of pull-ups
10 seconds of rest
20 seconds of push-ups
10 seconds of rest
20 seconds of sit-ups
10 seconds of rest
20 seconds of squats
10 seconds of rest

After the round of squats, begin again with the pull-ups. Keep a running total of reps and continue working until 300 reps are completed. Post time to comments.


Scaling:
Reduce the total number of reps to be completed but preserve the 20-on, 10-off interval.

Intermediate Option:
225 reps for time

Beginner Option:
150 reps for time, following the pattern:

20 seconds of ring rows
10 seconds of rest
20 seconds of knee push-ups
10 seconds of rest
20 seconds of sit-ups
10 seconds of rest
20 seconds of squats
10 seconds of rest

Sunday 210110

Ellen
3 rounds for time of:

20 burpees
21 dumbbell snatches
12 dumbbell thrusters

Use a single dumbbell on the snatches and a pair for the thrusters.

♀ 35-lb. DBs ♂ 50-lb. DBs

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
Reduce the reps and/or loading to complete this workout in 12-15 minutes. Each set of snatches and thrusters should be completed in only 1-2 sets with minimal rest in between.

Intermediate Option:
3 rounds for time of:

20 burpees
21 dumbbell snatches
12 dumbbell thrusters

Use a single dumbbell on the snatches and a pair for the thrusters.

20-lb. DBs ♂ 35-lb. DBs

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:

10 burpees
12 dumbbell snatches
9 dumbbell thrusters

Use a single dumbbell on the snatches and a pair for the thrusters.

10-lb. DBs ♂ 20-lb. DBs

Saturday 210109

Rest Day

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Friday 210108

For time:

Run 3,000 meters

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Scaling:
This is not a full sprint but should still be run at a faster pace than your 5K. Reduce the distance to complete the run in around 15 minutes. Intermediate athletes can perform this run as prescribed.

Beginner Option:
Jog 2,000 meters

Thursday 210107

Lyla
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:

Muscle-ups
Bodyweight clean and jerks

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
This workout contains a high volume of two difficult exercises. If you can perform some muscle-ups but not all 55 reps, eliminate the early rounds to reduce the total number of reps. Newer athletes should substitute with both gymnastics pulling AND gymnastics pushing exercises.

Intermediate Option:
7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:

Muscle-ups
¾ bodyweight clean and jerks

Beginner Option:
7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:

Jumping pull-ups
Knee push-ups
⅓ bodyweight clean and jerks

Wednesday 210106

21-15-9 reps for time of:

Wall-ball shots
Row (calories)

♀ 20-lb. ball to 9-ft. target
♂ 30-lb. ball to 10-ft. target

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
This workout is quick. Use a medicine ball weight that is challenging but will require few breaks on the wall-ball shots.

Intermediate Option:
21-15-9 reps for time of:

Wall-ball shots
Row (calories)

14-lb. ball to 9-ft. target
20-lb. ball to 10-ft. target

Beginner Option:
15-12-9 reps for time of:

Wall-ball shots
Row (calories)

6-lb. ball to 9-ft. target
10-lb. ball to 10-ft. target

Tuesday 210105

Rest Day

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Monday 210104

Barbara Ann:
5 rounds, each for time, of:

20 handstand push-ups
30 deadlifts (95/135 lb.)
40 sit-ups
50 double-unders

Rest precisely 3 minutes between rounds.

Post time to comments.


Scaling:
Reduce the reps and loading so you can complete each round quickly and in nearly unbroken sets. Each round should be a sprint, with rest occurring only in the 3 minutes between rounds. Reduce the total number of rounds to maintain speed rather than slogging through all 5.

Intermediate Option:
4 rounds, each for time, of:

10 handstand push-ups
20 deadlifts (95/135 lb.)
30 sit-ups
40 double-unders

Beginner Option:
3 rounds, each for time, of:

20 knee push-ups
20 deadlifts (45/65 lb.)
20 sit-ups
50 single-unders

Sunday 210103

Grettel
10 rounds for time of:
3 clean and jerks
3 burpees over the bar

Or,

Ingrid
10 rounds for time of:
3 snatches
3 burpees over the bar

♀ 95 lb. ♂ 135 lb.

Post choice of girl and time to comments.


Scaling:
Reduce the load on the barbell so you can complete the 3 reps unbroken for most of the workout.

Intermediate Option:
Same reps as Rx’d

♀ 75 lb. ♂ 105 lb.

Beginner Option:
7 rounds for time of:
3 clean and jerks or snatches
3 burpees over the bar

♀ 45 lb. ♂ 65 lb.

Saturday 210102

Complete as many reps as possible in 21 minutes of:

Run 400/200/100 meters
Max-rep strict pull-ups

Each time you break a set of pull-ups, complete a run. From 0:00-7:00 run 400s, from 7:00-14:00 run 200s, and from 14:00-21:00 run 100s. Post number of strict pull-ups completed each round to comments.


Scaling:
Choose a pulling exercise that is challenging but allows you to complete at least 10 reps unbroken in the early rounds. If at any point you cannot complete 3 reps unbroken, switch to an easier form of pull-up.

Intermediate Option:
Can be completed as Rx’d

Beginner Option:
Complete as many reps as possible in 14 minutes of:

Jog 200 meters
10 ring rows

Friday 210101

Rest Day

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Thursday 201231

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

20-cal. row
15 dips
10 dumbbell Turkish get-ups

♀ 35-lb. DB ♂ 50-lb. DB

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Compare to 171103.

Wednesday 201230

Deadlift 5-5-5-5-5 reps

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Compare to 181119.

Tuesday 201229

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

20 push-ups
50 squats

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Compare to 181122.

Monday 201228

Rest Day

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Sunday 201227

For time:

60 sit-ups
50 toes-to-bars
40 GHD sit-ups
30 pull-ups
20 strict pull-ups
10 bar muscle-ups

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Compare to 171022.

Saturday 201226

Hang squat snatch 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

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Compare to 170503.

Friday 201225

12 rounds for time, starting with 1 and adding an exercise each round of:

1 wall walk
2 candlesticks
3 burpees
4 push-ups
5 walking lunges
6 air squats
7 sit-ups
8 jumping squats
9 jumping lunges
10 broad jumps
11 handstand push-ups
12 pistols

Perform the workout like the "12 Days of Christmas" song. In round 1 perform 1 wall walk. In round 2 perform 2 candlesticks and then one wall walk. In round 3 perform 3 burpees, then 2 candlesticks, then 1 wall walk. Continue adding a new exercise each round.

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Thursday 201224

Rest Day

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Wednesday 201223

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:

5 box jumps
3 cleans

♀ 24-in. box, 155 lb.
♂ 30-in. box, 225 lb.

Post rounds completed to comments.
Compare to 170827.

Tuesday 201222

For time:

Row 300 meters
20 push presses
Row 300 meters
15 push presses
Row 300 meters
10 push presses
Row 300 meters
5 push presses

♀ 95 lb. ♂135 lb.

Post time to comments.
Compare to 111105.

Monday 201221

Back squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps

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Compare to 201011.

Sunday 201220

Rest Day

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Saturday 201219

3 rounds for time of:

10 overhead squats
50 double-unders

♀ 95 lb. ♂ 135 lb.

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Compare to 131108.

Friday 201218

Michael
3 rounds for time of:

Run 800 meters
50 back extensions
50 sit-ups

Post time to comments.
Compare to 160521.

Thursday 201217

Deficit deadlift 3-3-3-3-3 reps

Stand on extra plates to increase range of motion beyond that allowed by your normal deadlift setup.

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Compare to 180122.

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