12 WOD’s of Christmas at SRCF!
12 Descending Rounds For Time:
1 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (75#/55#)
2 Thrusters (75#/55#)
3 Push Press (75#/55#)
4 Power Cleans (75#/55#)
5 Deadlifts (75#/55#)
6 Kettlebell Swings (53#/35#)
9 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
10 Double Unders
11 Overhead Walking Lunge Steps (45#/25# Plate)
* Like the song the “12 Days of Christmas”, complete each exercise in ascending order then work back down, adding one exercise per round.
Ex. On the 1st day of Christmas, my coaches gave to me, one Sumo Deadlift High Pull; on the 2nd day of Christmas my coaches gave to me, 2 Thrusters and 1 SDHP; on the 3rd day of Christmas, my coaches gave to me, 3 Push Press, 2 Thrusters, and 1 SDHP; etc. up to 12.
Picture by @robcwilson
Today was our traditional annual “12 WOD’s of Christmas” workout and I think everyone figured it out and fell into the rhythm of it. Only one person got out of sequence which is a PR! We had a total of 53 people work out which is pretty good considering we didn’t do this on a Saturday and many are away for the holiday.
The first five exercises are a light “barbell complex” where the sequence of movements progress together. It allows you to “link” them so that after you complete the Deadlifts you transition to the Power Cleans then Push Presses, Thrusters, and Sumo Deadlift High-Pull without putting the barbell down. This combination of exercises for a “12 Days WOD” keeps both the reps of each movement and load low, and the workout is about moving fast and and not getting “stuck” at any one exercise. You will find some “12 Days” workouts programmed with super heavy, complex movements and loads that end up taking well over an hour. You won’t find us ever programming that style.
Next year we will bring out either a food truck or some type of food/pot luck. I also think it would be fun to do a “White Elephant” gift exchange next year along with the usual amazing sweaters and other assorted Holiday wear.
This year’s holiday card from CrossFit is their best one yet. #pukiecharliebrown