“Linda”

aka: "3 Bars of Death" / CrossFit "Girl" Benchmark WOD

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  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Reps, For Time
  • Deadlift (1.5 bodyweight)
  • Bench Press (bodyweight)
  • Clean (3/4 bodyweight)

Use three separate barbells.

Good Times for “Linda” (source)
– Beginner: 28-32 minutes
– Intermediate: 19-25 minutes
– Advanced: 14-17 minutes
– Elite: 11-13 minutes

Scaling
This benchmark workout contains a high volume of moderate-load weightlifting. Reduce the loads and/or eliminate some of the early rounds to decrease the total volume.

Intermediate Option
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
1¼-body-weight deadlift
¾-body-weight bench press
½-body-weight clean

Beginner Option
8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
¾-body-weight deadlift
½-body-weight bench press
⅓-body-weight clean

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namesake photo
"Linda" (aka: "3 Bars of Death"), one of CrossFit's Benchmark "Girls" workouts, was first posted on crossfit.com as the workout of the day for Saturday, July 5, 2003 (030705). It also appeared for the first time the CrossFit Games as a 2018 Regionals event.
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