“Hotel Hell”

Benchmark WOD by Chris Spealler

  • For Time
  • 100 Dumbbell Hang Clean Thrusters (2x35/25 lb)
  • 5 Burpees to start, and at the top of each minute

Start with 5 burpees. Then complete as many hang squat clean thrusters (aka: “hang clusters”) as possible until the minute is up. Repeat until 100 total are completed. If athlete does not finish score is number of rounds and reps completed.

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The "Hotel Hell" workout, made popular via a YouTube video on March 27, 2011, featuring CrossFit Games athlete, Jason Khalipa, demonstrating a great full-body high-intensity workout you can do with just a pair of dumbbells.

The video opens with cheesy music and Khalipa on an elliptical machine before showing the caption: "While at a hotel during a [CrossFit] Level 1 Cert, Chris Spealler shows us another great WOD that can be done in a standard fitness facility."

See also (similar): "Kalsu" Benchmark WOD, "Stephen Russell" Hero WOD
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