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“Painstorm XXI”


aka: "Burpee Bedlam," CrossFit Central Scotland Benchmark WOD

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  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Deadlifts
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Cleans
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Strict Presses
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Push Presses
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Jerks
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Swings
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Sumo Deadlift HIgh-Pulls
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Snatches (Left Hand)
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Snatches (Right Hand)
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Man Makers
  • Use one pair of Dumbbells (55/35 lb) throughout

Use the same pair of dumbbells throughout. Originally the WOD was designed as “choose your own weight.” If you’re looking for an Rx weight consider 50/35 lb.

One man maker consists of a dumbbell push-up, two renegade rows (one per arm), and a squat clean thruster.

Score is the time on the clock when the last repetition of Man Makers is completed.

Movement Standards

Most of the weighted movements (Deadlifts, Cleans, Strict Presses, Push Presses, Jerks, Sumo Deadlift High-Pulls, and Man Makers) are intended to be done with two Dumbbells.

As in most CrossFit workouts, olympic lifts (Cleans & Snatches) are power (not squat) unless otherwise stated.

Snatches are with a single Dumbbell, one arm at a time.

Dumbbell Swings are an uncommon movement and this workout (which is from 2007) does not explicitly state whether the swings should be single- or double-dumbbell swings. But double Swings would be awkward, so we assume it’s single Dumbbell Swings. We also assume the swings are Russian style (to eye height) instead of American (overhead), which is safer since dumbbells don’t have handles for swings.

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Background: “Painstorm XXI,” aka: “Burpee Bedlam” (of the 600 total reps, 300 are burpees), was first posted in the forum, by Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X (Ramona, CA, USA), on January 2, 2007.

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.

See other Painstorm WODs.

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