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by Ben Bergeron

“Fight Club”


Benchmark WOD

19.3K 232
  • 3 Rounds for Reps in 17 minutes
  • 1:00 Thrusters (95/65 lb)
  • 1:00 Power Cleans (95/65 lb)
  • 1:00 Box Jump-Overs (24/20 in)
  • 1:00 Pull-Ups
  • 1:00 Assault Bike Cals
  • 1:00 Rest

With a running clock complete one minute of max repetitions each of thrusters, power cleans, box jump-overs, pull-ups, and calories on the Assault Bike (each calorie equals one rep). Move immediately from one station to the next. After the minute on the Assault Bike, rest one minute. Complete three rounds. Score is total number of repetitions completed in all three rounds.

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“Fight Club” is a benchmark WOD created by a popular functional training program by coach Ben Bergeron (we can’t use the program’s name) that they called a “bigger and badder version of the original ‘Fight Gone Bad.’” They posted a demo of the workout, featuring Katrin Davidsdottir, who can be seen dropping to the ground and crying after she completes 369 total reps.

The workout was first posted on their YouTube channel, then on their website as the workout of the day for Friday, June 22, 2018.

“Once upon a time, a Fight Gone Bad score of 300 was the gold standard—like a sub 3:00 Fran—while 400 was reserved for just a couple athletes around the world. “Fight Club” brings elite athletes back to that originally intended stimulus. And what a stimulus it is… The workout welcomes you to the pain cave early, and spits you out feeling like Edward Norton when Brad Pitt subjects him to a chemical burn in the movie, Fight Club. ‘Fight Club’ is a potent reminder of the power of intensity. Regardless of your fitness level, the workout takes you to that dark place.”

See also: “Fight Gone Bad” Benchmark WOD

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