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by Taco Fleur


Cavemantraining Benchmark WOD

28.7K 603
  • For Time
  • 44 Air Squats
  • 44 Kettlebell Complexes (2 x 16/12 kg)
  • 44 Burpees
  • 1 Kettlebell Complex is comprised of 1 Deadlift + 1 Clean + 1 Thruster

For the Deadlift+Clean+Thruster complex, athlete must start with two kettlebells on the ground, deadlift both finishing in a standing hang position, then lower the kettlebells to the ground once more, then explosively power clean both kettlebells to a standing front rack position, then perform a full squat thruster finishing with both kettlebells overhead. The full complex must be completed unbroken to count as a single repetition.

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

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This kettlebell benchmark workout is designed with three main components to tax the legs and lungs:

– Squat: To really prepare the legs for what’s to come.

– Kettlebell Combo: It’s all legs. There is the deadlift, then the squat style dead clean, then the squat and thrust. Remember, still no arms involved. You should generate enough power to drive those kettlebells up with the power generated by the legs.

– Burpee: A good finisher as a lot of the work is anterior chain dominant. “Plus, they’re just awesome. Burpees all day, every day.”

“Taco44” was designed by CrossFit coach Taco Fleur of Cavemantraining, “to provide some pain/joy on [his own 44th] birthday, December 5, 2017. Hence, the number of reps.”

Taco said “I really should have rested that day, but you know how you sometimes don’t listen to your own advice! Our lower bodies were the only parts that could still do some work.”

Taco’s time: 14:45 with 2 x 16kg
Anna’s time 14:28 with 2 x 12kg

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