Freakish Strength

Oly lifter vs Gymnastic team member. Pound for pound who is the stronger athlete? Is it even comparable? Do you think this is why CrossFit incorporates both these styles in its programming?

Back Squat: 1X8 @ 65%, 1X8 @ 70%, 1X5 @ 80%, 1X5 @ 85% – rest 1:00-2:00 between sets.
“The Chief”
5 rounds for total reps of:
3 minute AMRAP of:
3 Power cleans @ 135/95#
6 Push-ups
9 Air Squats
Rest 1 minute.


12 thoughts on “Freakish Strength”

  1. I like this WOD, it was the 1st named workout I did just after I started at CFMC. I wish my lungs were better so I could give it a try today. Good luck guys …..

  2. That is a great question. I wonder that if the elite gymnasts and weightlifters would have excelled in the other sport if they had the same amount of training. They require a lot of the same skills such as accuracy, agility, balance, coordination, and a ton of speed strength and power.

  3. I am almost positive the workout is based on rounds? At least when I did it last time it was full rounds only
    I could be wrong

  4. Skill: based on 145 max
    Wod: 224 (75# clean)
    Definitely a rough one. Went way slower than I thought I’d have to. The last time I did this one was at CFB my second week into CrossFit. I was doing wall pushups and cleaning 25#. Just glad I’m better pregnant than I was when I started 🙂

  5. 393 reps or 21 rnds and change…. Everyone wanted to count different…
    Dj hats off bro… Keeping a 5+ rnd avg. is balls! Good job

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