“Fight Gone Bad”

CrossFit Benchmark WOD

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  • 3 Rounds For Total Reps in 17 minutes
  • 1 minute Wall Balls (20/14 lb)
  • 1 minute Sumo Deadlift High-Pulls (75/55 lb)
  • 1 minute Box Jumps (20 in)
  • 1 minute Push Press (75/55 lb)
  • 1 minute Row (calories)
  • 1 minute Rest

Perform 1 minute of work at each of the 5 stations. Move immediately to the next station after 1 minute. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. One-minute break is allowed before repeating each round. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

Scaling
Most athletes should be able to stick with the interval pattern. Beginners should reduce the loading and height of the box. Intermediate athletes can handle the prescribed loading in this workout.

Beginner Option
Men: 10-lb. ball to 9-ft.45-lb. SDHP and press, 15-in. box
Women: 6-lb. ball to 9-ft., 35-lb. SDHP and press, 12-in. box

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Strategy: While there is often a lot of strategy and gaming put into workouts, today we are looking to simply find a balance between constantly moving and not hitting a wall of muscular fatigue. It will be slightly different for every athletes, but the goal is to move as much as possible within each 5-minute round. With lighter loads for repetitions, the goal here is to hold onto the ball, bar, and pace for as long as athletes are capable. Rather than keeping track of reps at each station, athletes can keep a running count. For example, if athletes get 20 Wall Balls in the first minute, they will count their first couple push presses as 21, 22, 23…and so on.

Background: "The origin story of “Fight Gone Bad” is now a thing of CrossFit legend. When world-renowned UFC fighter B.J. Penn went to CrossFit founder Greg Glassman looking for a workout that would mimic the trials of a bout in the Octagon, Glassman devised a devastating test: three five-minute rounds containing high-power compound exercises meant to work every muscle in the body and re-create the intensity of a real mixed martial arts battle.

When Penn was lying on the floor trying to catch his breath after the brutal workout, Glassman asked whether the new circuit felt anything like a fight. “It’s like a fight gone bad,” Penn replied, supplying the name for one of CrossFit’s most challenging—and notorious—workouts." -MuscleAndFitness.com

The "Fight Gone Bad" WOD was first posted on crossfit.com as the workout of the day for Wednesday, December 1, 2004 (041201).

See also: "Quarter Gone Bad," "Tabata Fight Gone Bad," "The Ghost"
Tags : AMRAP, Interval
Dates : December 01