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10 WODs you must try at least once

10 WODs you must try at least once

By on Jan 20, 2015 in Exercise | 1 comment

Most cross trainers are familiar with the hardest Girls and the toughest Heroes. In this list, we bring you not the worst, not the best, but the WODs you really must give a shot at. Each of these WODs will challenge you in a particular and interesting way. And how you finish them may tell you a lot about your performance. In case you see on this list a WOD that haven’t tried yet, we’re now challenging you to put yourself through that test. Afterwards, let us know how your experience was.     1. Fran For time: 21 – 15 – 9 Thrusters (95 lbs) Pull-Ups “That’s it?” Yup, that’s all there is to it. There’s only one tiny little catch: the Fittest on Earth have completed this WOD in incredibly short times, such as 2:12′ (Rich Froning) and 2:04′ (Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet). If you do the maths on these times, that’s 90 reps in roughly 130 seconds, or one rep each one and a half seconds, without resting (wait, what?).   2. Cindy 20 minute AMRAP 5 Pull-Ups 10 Push-Ups 15 Air Squats Don’t make the mistake of underestimating this lady. It may be a Bodyweight WOD, yes, but one thing is when you do 5 Pull-Ups, 10 Push-Ups, and 15 air squats – piece of cake – doing that back to back, for 20 minutes straight, it’s something entirely different.   3. Grace For time 30 clean and jerks (135 lbs) This is a WOD you should only try once you’ve mastered the C&J technique. Both Grace and Isabel (30 x 135 lbs snatches) are WODs that include highly technical Olympic movements, with numerous reps and a significant load. Before you give this WOD a go, it is important that you understand it may turn out to be a great experience, or a terrible one. Master your technique first, practise your speed later.   4. 100 Burpees for time For time 100 Burpees  This may be the 100 Burpees for time WOD, or WOD 13.1 of the Games – AMRAP 7 minutes of Burpees. Either way, any WOD with more than 5 Burpees is a “bad omen”. This WOD will take you to the limits of your physical...

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