“Helen”

June 13, 2012

Wednesday’s Bridgetown CrossFit WOD is classic CrossFit.  It first appeared August 9, 2003 on crossfit.com.  It was announced that CrossFit North, would now be known as Level 4 CrossFit Seattle, would be hosting the first “CrossFit Challenge” on September 13, 2003 and this would be the workout. The best time at that point was held by Greg A. at 8:25 which was perceived to be an insane time (rightfully so). Now the goal is to have a sub 7 minute time. The workout is “Helen”. She was added to the “list of sisters” in late 2003.

Why does this WOD have a name? It is a CrossFit benchmark WOD, aka one of “the girls”.

“According to the National Weather Service the use of  “short, distinctive given names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error” than “more cumbersome” identification methods, so since 1953 storms have been assigned female given names. This convenience and logic inspired our granting a special group of workouts women’s names, but anything that leaves you flat on your back and incapacitated only to lure you back for more at a later date certainly deserves naming.” CrossFit Journal Issue 13 September 2003 The article goes on to introduce and explain the original sisters, “Angie, “Barbara”, “Chelsea”, “Diane”, “Fran” and “Elizabeth.

In November 2004, a few more beauties were introduced, “Isabel”, “Jackie”,” Karen”, “Linda”, “Mary”, and “Nancy.” CrossFit Journal Issue 27 – November 2004

“Helen”

3 Rounds for Time
400m Run
21 KB Swings (1pood/1.5pood)
12 Pull-ups

KB Swings and Ring Row

 

 

 

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