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“Awful Annie”

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2020 CrossFit Games Phase 1 WOD #7

15.8K 105
  • For Time
  • 50 Double-Unders
  • 50 GHD Sit-Ups
  • 5 Cleans (275/185 lb)
  • 40 Double-Unders
  • 40 GHD Sit-Ups
  • 4 Cleans (275/185 lb)
  • 30 Double-Unders
  • 30 GHD Sit-Ups
  • 3 Cleans (275/185 lb)
  • 20 Double-Unders
  • 20 GHD Sit-Ups
  • 2 Cleans (275/185 lb)
  • 10 Double-Unders
  • 10 GHD Sit-Ups
  • 1 Clean (275/185 lb)

This event begins with the Barbell on the floor and the athlete standing with both feet behind the designated line.  After the call of “go,” the athlete performs 50 Double-Unders, 50 GHD Sit-ups, and 5 Cleans. Then the athlete progresses to 40 Double-Unders, 40 GHD Sit-Ups, and 4 Cleans, etc. The athlete will repeat this pattern for 5 rounds as fast as possible (“For Time“).

The event is over when the athlete completes all the required work and crosses the start/finish line.

Score will be the total time it takes to complete the event.


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Background: “Awful Annie” was the last of 7 total workouts for the 2020 CrossFit Games (Championships). The new format of the 2020 CrossFit Games consists of two stages: an online competition in athletes’ home countries from which the top five men and top five women will advance and an in-person finals in California to crown the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth.

CrossFit Games Director @thedavecastro teased the names of this and another couple of familiar-sounding workouts, “Nasty Nancy,” “Damn Diane,” and “Friendly Fran” before The CrossFit Games officially announced them the next day on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

See also: “Annie” Benchmark WOD

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