50 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
50 Jumping Pull-ups
50 Kettlebell Swings (35#/26#)
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Push Press (45#/33#)
50 Back Extensions
50 Wall Balls (20#/14#)
View this photo
Dan and Jim sum up how everyone felt after:
This benchmark workout is a grinder. The classic chipper that seems light or easy at first glance. Jumping pull-ups? Check. Light barbell? Check. Light kettlebell? Check. Only one time for each exercise? Check.
Well this one humbles you. It makes your body scream “STOP”. Like all WOD’s it makes you realize that there are even more aspects of your fitness you need to work on. It makes you want to turn around and head to your car when you read the whiteboard, as Moe and Marc joked about in the evening class. That is a good thing. There is much benefit to fearing the workout, to wondering if you can do it either scaled or RX’d. It means you have a challenge. That you are going to face a test for yourself. That it may sting a little. I certainly felt the sting of my calves cramping as I hit the double-unders and thought “not now, please” just wanting to finish. My legs were on fire, as was the rest of my body and my lungs. I pushed through and collapsed. Mission accomplished.
When Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness decided to cover CrossFit, this is the workout both magazines were exposed to. Click here for the humorous account of one Men’s Fitness writers journey to tackling the Filthy Fifty and becoming CrossFit. To see the short video from Muscle and Fitness, click here.
Pictures of the WOD. Sorry I didn’t get the evening class.