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Meet The CrossFit Girls WOD: Workouts Named After Women

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Everyday at CrossFit boxes (gyms) all across the country, people walk in without knowing what their workout will be that day. Each day, a different workout is posted, and the ‘WOD’ can be an official CrossFit series of exercises or one made up by a trainer at the gym.

The original workouts, named the Benchmark workouts, are all women’s names. That’s also why they are called ‘the girls’.


Why are CrossFit Workouts Named After Girls?

CrossFit founder Greg Glassman reportedly said: “Any workout that leaves you flat on your back, staring up at the sky, wondering what the hell happened deserves a girl’s name.”

Benchmark WOD: ‘The Girls’

crossfit wod girls list

via EastDallasCrossfit.com

1) Bodyweight Only – Pull-ups, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Running, Air Squats, Handstand Push-ups and Double-unders.

Barbara
Chelsea
Mary
Cindy
Annie

2) Bodyweight & Lifting (no-barbell) – These include a combination of box jumps, wall balls, and kettlebells along with the bodyweight movements mentioned in the 1st group.

Nicole
Angie
Eva
Helen
Kelly
Karen

3) Bodyweight & Barbell – Mixture of bodyweight and gymnastics movements combined with barbell movements.

Amanda
Jackie
Diane
Fran
Elizabeth
Nancy
Lynn

4) Barbell-Only or “The Heavies” – Benchmark WODs with only barbell movements.

Isabel
Linda
Grace


CrossFit Abbreviations and Acronyms

AFAP: As Fast as Possible
AMRAP: As Many Reps as Possible
EMOM: Every minute on the minute for the specified amount of time


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