Tuesday 221129

Every 3 minutes for 5 rounds complete:
20 dumbbell walking lunges
20 burpee box jumps

♀ 35-lb DBs, 20-in box
♂ 50-lb DBs, 24-in box


Scaling:
Reduce the loading on the lunges and shoot to complete each round in under 2 minutes.

Intermediate Option:
Every 3 minutes for 5 rounds complete:
20 dumbbell walking lunges
20 burpee box jumps

♀ 25-lb DBs, 20-in box
♂ 35-lb DBs, 24-in box

Beginner Option:
Every 3 minutes for 4 rounds complete:
14 dumbbell walking lunges
14 burpee box step-ups

♀ 15-lb DBs, 12-in box
♂ 20-lb DBs, 20-in box

Monday 221128

Rest Day

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Sunday 221127

Strict Fran
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Thrusters
Strict pull-ups

♀ 65 lb ♂ 95 lb

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Scaling:
If you are unable to complete 10 consecutive strict pull-ups, scale the movement to a kipping pull-up or ring row. Reduce the load on the barbell.

Intermediate Option:
For time:
21 thrusters
15 strict pull-ups
15 thrusters
12 strict pull-ups
9 thrusters
9 strict pull-ups

♀ 65 lb ♂ 95 lb

Beginner Option:
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Thrusters
Ring rows

♀ 35 lb ♂ 45 lb

Saturday 221126

Power snatch 5-5-5-5-5

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Scaling:
Ideally, each set will be as heavy as possible for 5 reps, but newer athletes should start light and slowly add weight as they are comfortable.

Friday 221125

Run for 35 minutes

Every 5 minutes, stop and perform 15 burpees

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Scaling:
Set a goal pace for this workout that is approximately 1 minute slower than your 1-mile pace. If you do not know your 1-mile pace, start with a comfortable, conversational pace for the workout. Select a number of burpees that you can perform with no rest.

Beginner Option:
Run for 25 minutes
Every 5 minutes, stop and perform 10 burpees

Set a goal to cover the same distance during each 5-minute segment to keep your pace consistent. If you are able to complete the burpees in less than :30, consider increasing to 15 burpees for the workout.

Thursday 221124

Rest Day

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Wednesday 221123

Sumo deadlift 10-10-10-10-10 reps

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Scaling:
Most athletes can perform this workout as prescribed. Newer athletes should focus on maintaining sound mechanics rather than trying for max loads.

Tuesday 221122

Rocket
Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes of:
50-yard swim
10 push-ups
15 squats

Post rounds completed to comments.
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Scaling:
If you do not have access to a pool or open-water swimming for this Hero workout, substitute with a monostructural piece for about 1 minute, i.e. run, bike, or row.

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
25-yard swim
5 push-ups
10 squats

Monday 221121

For time:

Row 500 meters
50 GHD sit-ups
Row 1,000 meters
30 GHD sit-ups
Row 2,000 meters
20 GHD sit-ups

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Scaling:
Newer athletes should reduce the distance on the rower, and modify the GHD sit-up to an AbMat sit-up, but practice the GHD work during warm-up. Intermediate athletes can do this workout as prescribed.

Beginner Option:
For time:
Row 250 meters
50 sit-ups
Row 500 meters
30 sit-ups
Row 1,000 meters
20 sit-ups

Sunday 221120

Rest Day

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Saturday 221119

5 rounds, each for time, of:
Run 800 meters
Rest 3 minutes

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Scaling:
Newer athletes should reduce the distance to ensure they complete each round in about 5 minutes. Intermediate athletes can perform this workout as prescribed.

Beginner Option:
4 rounds, each for time, of:
Run 600 meters
Rest 3 minutes

Friday 221118

Muscle clean 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Power clean 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Squat clean 1-1-1-1-1 reps

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Scaling:
Most athletes will be able to do this workout as prescribed. This progression of clean variations should prepare you for the attempts at a 1-rep-max squat clean. Experienced lifters should try to go heavy, while newer athletes should focus on mechanics and worry less about adding weight.

Thursday 221117

Christine
3 rounds for time of:

500-m row
12 bodyweight deadlifts
21 box jumps, 20-in box

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Scaling:
Elite CrossFit athletes can do this workout as prescribed and attempt to hit a PR. Newer athletes should reduce the deadlift load to a challenging weight for a set of 21 while maintaining good technique.

Intermediate Option:
3 rounds for time of:
500-m row
12 deadlifts
21 box jumps, 20-in box

♀ 105 lb ♂ 155 lb

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
400-m row
9 deadlifts
15 box jumps, 12-in box

♀ 55 lb ♂ 75 lb

Wednesday 221116

Rest Day

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Tuesday 221115

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

12 kettlebell swings
12 kettlebell squats
12 single-arm kettlebell push presses

♀16-kg KB
♂ 24-kg KB

Post rounds completed to comments.


Scaling:
The kettlebell push press will likely be the limiting factor for newer athletes. Scale the weight in order to move through this workout with minimal rest. Intermediate athletes can do this workout as prescribed.

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
12 kettlebell swings
12 kettlebell squats
12 single-arm kettlebell push presses

♀8-kg KB
♂ 12-kg KB

Monday 221114

The Ghost
6 rounds of:

1 minute of rowing
1 minute of burpees
1 minute of double-unders
1 minute of rest

Try for as many reps as possible of EACH exercise, not just total score. Post separate totals for rowed calories, burpees, and double-unders to comments.

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Scaling:
Experienced athletes should work hard each minute and attempt to PR. Beginner athletes should follow the format and reduce the number of rounds.

Beginner Option:
3 rounds of:
1 minute of rowing
1 minute of burpees
1 minute of jump rope
1 minute of rest

Sunday 221113

Shoulder press 10-10-10-10-10 reps

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Scaling:
Most athletes can perform this workout as prescribed. Newer athletes should focus on maintaining sound mechanics rather than trying for max loads.

Saturday 221112

Rest Day

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Friday 221111

Chad
For time:

1,000 weighted box step-ups

♀ 35-lb pack, 20-in box
♂ 45-lb pack, 20-in box

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Scaling:
Today’s memorial workout will test you physically and mentally. Treat this work like a hike. Reduce the load in order to keep moving through the 1,000 steps with minimal rest.

Intermediate Option:
For time:
1,000 weighted box step-ups

♀ 20-lb pack, 20-in box
♂ 30-lb pack, 20-in box

Beginner Option:
For time:
500 box step-ups

♀ 12-in box ♂ 15-in box

Thursday 221110

Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:

7 handstand push-ups
1 rope ascent, 15-ft rope

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Scaling:
Modify the movements so that each set can be performed quickly and unbroken, round after round. The sets are intentionally small to avoid failure at either movement. Aim for less than one minute per round.

Intermediate Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
5 handstand push-ups
1 rope ascent, 15-ft rope

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
7 knee push-ups
1 rope ascent, lying to standing

Wednesday 221109

Practice backward roll to support on rings.

Then,
Row 750 m for time

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Scaling:
The backward roll to support is a high-skill movement. Watch the instructional video and spend time practicing on the rings. Beginners can focus on ring pull-ups and ring dips on a low set of rings.

Tuesday 221108

Rest Day

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Monday 221107

4 rounds for time of:

15 box jumps
Run 400 m

♀ 30-in box ♂ 36-in box

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Scaling:
The 15 high box jumps are meant to be a challenge, particularly after running hard. Choose a box height that is manageable but a little outside your comfort zone. If you can, select a box that allows you to jump instead of performing step-ups to a taller box.

Intermediate Option:
4 rounds for time of:
15 box jumps
Run 400 m

♀ 24-in box ♂ 30-in box

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
15 box step-ups
Run 400 m

♀ 12-in box ♂ 15-in box

Sunday 221106

Hang squat snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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Scaling:
Experienced athletes should work up to a moderately heavy single before starting the working sets and increase the weight for each set. Newer athletes should start light, focus on mechanics, and slowly add weight as they are comfortable, potentially adding reps for more practice.

Beginner Option:
Hang squat snatch 3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

Saturday 221105

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

5 pull-overs
20 GHD sit-ups
1-minute plank hold

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Scaling:
Watch ”The Pull-Over” and practice the movement. If you are unable to complete a pull-over, modify the movement to a jumping pull-over or jumping pull-up. Athletes who are less familiar with the GHD should modify to sit-ups.

Intermediate Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
3 pull-overs
10 GHD sit-ups
10 sit-ups
1-minute plank hold

Beginner Option:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 jumping pull-ups
20 sit-ups
1-minute plank hold (accumulate)

Friday 221104

Rest Day

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Thursday 221103

5 rounds for time of:

250-m row, sub 0:52♀/0:45♂
50 double-unders, unbroken

If the row takes longer than 0:52/0:45, or if you trip up on your double-unders, redo that exercise before moving back to the other exercise.

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Scaling:
If you’re unfamiliar with row pacing or a sub 0:52/0:45 time is unrealistic, row 250 meters at max effort in the warm-up, then add a few seconds to that to create your target time for the workout. This workout forces you to row at a near-maximum effort so you can make sure the row counts and you don’t have to repeat the work. Athletes who struggle with double-unders might want to switch to unbroken single-unders or reduce the number of double-unders each round.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
250-m row, sub 0:57♀/0:50♂
100 unbroken single-unders

If the row takes longer than 0:57/0:50, or if you trip up on your single-unders, redo that segment before moving back to the other exercise.

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
250-m row, sub 1:02 ♀/0:55♂
100 single-unders

If the row takes longer than 1:02/0:55, redo it before moving back to the other exercise.

Wednesday 221102

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:

Push-ups
Freestanding handstand (seconds)

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Scaling:
Reduce the reps and modify the handstand hold as needed to work through these sets with minimal rest.

Intermediate Option:
50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:
Push-ups
Handstand (seconds)

Beginner Option:
30-20-10 reps for time of:
Assisted push-ups
Plank hold (seconds)

Tuesday 221101

5 rounds for time of:

15 L pull-ups
30 single-leg squats

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Scaling:
If you are unable to perform an L pull-up, choose a pulling exercise that is more challenging than the last time you performed pull-ups. Watch “Pistol Variations” and practice a single-leg squat with solid mechanics, focusing on keeping your heels down throughout the rep.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
15 kipping L pull-ups
30 single-leg squats

Beginner Option:
4 rounds for time of:
5 eccentric (negative) pull-ups
20 box step-ups

Monday 221031

Rest Day

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Sunday 221030

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

1½-bodyweight deadlifts
Bodyweight bench presses
¾-bodyweight cleans

Set up three bars and storm through for time.

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Scaling:
This benchmark workout contains a high volume of weightlifting at a moderate load. 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-bodyweight deadlifts
¾-bodyweight bench presses
½-bodyweight cleans

Beginner Option:
8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
¾-bodyweight deadlifts
½-bodyweight bench presses
⅓-bodyweight cleans

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