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“Painstorm XL”


Classic Benchmark WOD

547 30
  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 1,000 lb Accumulated Ground-to-Overheads (anyhow)
  • 500 meter Row
  • Rest 3 minutes

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete 5 rounds of the prescribed work. Each round consists of 1,000 lb accumulated Ground-to-Overheads and 500 meter Row. Athlete can choose the weight to use for the Ground-to-Overheads. For example, athlete needs to perform 20 reps for a 50 lb weight. Rest 3 minutes between rounds.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the 500 meter Row is completed.

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Background: The “Painstorm” WODs are a series of workouts that became popular after they were shared in the CrossFit Forum, typically with Credit to Brand X CrossFit and CrossFit Central Scotland in the early 2000’s. Each workout in the series, identified by the roman numeral in its name, has since spread throughout the functional fitness community. As a whole, the collection became very popular.

This specific workout was shared with WODwell by a friend who had a connection to one of the gyms who originated it.

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