#WODoftheWEEK "The Chief"

Got another benchmark WOD for you this week...."The Chief"


Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do, "The Chief" for the first time, and it was deceptively tough....it's a lot of power cleans at 135, push-ups, and air squats, but with a 3 minute AMRAP, for five, it doesn't get easy as the time goes on...in fact, it gets very hard, very quick.

Let's dive into it. 


"The Chief" 

5 Rounds of: 

  • 3 Power Cleans (135/95)

  • 6 push-ups

  • 9 air squats

Rest 1 minute. Score is total rounds completed


 Not me^ but some inspirational photo for you to derive from for this WOD.

Not me^ but some inspirational photo for you to derive from for this WOD.

I love these kinds of burner workouts. They're fast, dirty, and become a mental game after the second round. You know what I mean, too....when you go, "Oh, shit," I don't know if I can keep up this pace. 

As it is, I scored 25 total rounds, which amounts to 75 hang power cleans at 135, 150 push-ups, and 225 air squats. Not bad for a days, work, but keeping up with the 5 rounds per 3-minute cap wasn't easy. It definitely smoked me, was a burner, and I'll look forward to beating that score next time Chief comes around.

Read more down below about, "The Chief" from WodWell.com


From wodwell.com

This benchmark WOD was originally posted on CrossFit.com, with credit to CrossFit San Diego, as the workout of the day for Sunday, September 14, 2008 (080914).

The original post said: "Each year in the United States Navy, a highly qualified and elite cadre of Sailors are selected and promoted to the join the ranks of Chief Petty Officer. Since 1893, "The Chiefs" have been relied upon by subordinates and superiors alike for their personal example, technical expertise and above all, their unique leadership capabilities. As the induction process for newly selected Chief Petty Officers is now underway throughout the US Navy, we thought it appropriate to inaugurate "The Chief" in honor and recognition of all past and present CPOs. Thanks to them and their families for their self-sacrifice, ability to adapt, tireless dedication to mission and devotion to country."

Complete as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 3 minutes, then rest 1 minute. Start each 3-minute cycle where you left off on the previous cycle. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles. Count total rounds and reps completed.

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