“Tiger Blood”

CrossFit New England Benchmark WOD

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

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. That is 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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“Tiger Blood” is one of CrossFit New England’s official benchmarks, first posted on their website March 5, 2012. Though CFNE names their daily WODs "for fun," this WOD is from a short list provided to us by CFNE’s Director of Operations, Eamon Coyne.

CrossFit New England is famous for being the training ground for multiple CrossFit Games champions, under the expert eye of head coach and owner, Ben Bergeron.
Movements : Clean, Jerk, Run
Equipment : Barbell
Scoring : For Time
Dates : March 05