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by Pete Marjamaa

“1985”

Coach Creation WOD

2.2K 40
  • For Time
  • 10 Bear Complexes (135/95 lb)
  • 100 yard Bear Crawl
  • 8 Bear Complexes (155/105 lb)
  • 100 yard Bear Crawl
  • 6 Bear Complexes (185/125 lb)
  • 100 yard Bear Crawl
  • 4 Bear Complexes (205/135 lb)
  • 100 yard Bear Crawl
  • 2 Bear Complexes (225/145 lb)
  • 100 yard Bear Crawl
  • 1 bear complex consists of: 1 Clean, 1 Front Squat, 1 Push Press, 1 Back Squat, and 1 Push Press

Complete the reps for time. This may be done CrossFit-style, where thrusters and squat cleans are allowed. However, as the rounds go on and the athlete becomes fatigued, they may need to break up the movements (ie pausing at the top of the clean/front squat before attempting the push press), which is also acceptable.

Scaling

Intermediate: Reduce all weights by 10-20 lbs.

Beginner: Reduce the weight by 30-60 lbs. Decrease the distance on the bear crawl to 40-50 yards.


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Background: The 1985 Chicago Bears were on top of the American football world in the mid 80’s when I was really young.

Despite being a Vikings fan, I respect historical defensive football teams. The 85 Bears symbolize toughness and grit, which an athlete needs to attempt this workout.

Intended Stimulus: This workout is a high heartrate combination of a classic barbell complex with a classic calisthenics movement. Stamina and barbell
movement efficiency.

Strategy: Perform one bear complex at a time. This workout could ideally be done on a football field so athletes could take a brief rest before each bear crawl and every 25-30 yards or so.

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