“Tiger Blood”

CrossFit New England Benchmark WOD by Ben Bergeron

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  • 3 Rounds for Time
  • 10 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 400 meter Run

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Background “Tiger Blood” is one of CrossFit New England's @cfne official benchmarks. They first posted it on their website as their workout of the day for March 5, 2012.

CrossFit New England (CFNE) names all of their daily WODs "for fun," but this WOD is from a short list of "official" benchmarks provided to us by CFNE’s former Director of Operations, Eamon Coyne.

CFNE is famous for being the training ground for multiple CrossFit Games champions under head coach and owner, Ben Bergeron.

Strategy: In workouts that last more than a few minutes, pacing and strategy does make a significant difference in improving times. In roughly a ten minute workout, barbell strategies will differ, but one thing can remain the same: limiting the amount of time not moving. It is ok to do singles on the barbell, but aim to complete a fast set of ten singles. If chipping away at the barbell in sets, make sure the time between sets is minimal. This short rest also applies to transitions from the run to the barbell. On the runs, athletes can move at a pace that allows them to maintain their plan on the barbell once back inside. With the workout ending on a run, look to make the last one the best effort of the three.
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