These legendary CrossFit workouts work your whole body like never before. Learn how to conquer each one.
These classic CrossFit workouts are intense and super effective. And they’ll challenge your mental toughness, too.
Though they’re intended for experienced exercisers, we’ve provided a beginner-friendly option for each one, as well as tips on how to do them from CrossFit pros. And, yes, these workouts have women’s names (you can read more about that here if you’re curious).
Workout 1: Barbara
HOW TO DO IT
Do this whole circuit, then rest for three full minutes to catch your breath and recover. And then do that all again four more times for a total of five times through the circuit.
Do the exercises below for three to five rounds (you choose depending on what you can manage). Rest three minutes between each round.
• 3 to 5 pull-ups or assisted pull-ups or pull-up alternatives (see below)
• 6 to 9 push-ups
• 12 to 15 sit-ups
• 15 to 20 squats
SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU OUT
“Know your limits. You’ve got 700 reps in the workout. You can either do the reps with integrity and great form, or you can really screw yourself… If this means you’ve got to scale [do the beginner-friendly alternative workout] – leave your ego at the door and do it! Don’t sacrifice form for speed and scale correctly.” — Will Lanier, CrossFit coach and general manager of Brick New York
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