Every year around the holidays at Arena Ready we do several traditional WODs (of our own tradition, that is) which include our AR version of a "Twelve Days of CrossFit" workout on Christmas Eve... and, of course, "The Chief" on New Year's Eve.  So those of you who have joined the gym in the last year may get to experience your first shot at those challenging WODs over the next few Saturdays.  

Last year, Zach - who has been an athlete at AR for over four years - asked me, "Hey, why isn't there an 'Eight Crazy Nights' workout too?!"  I didn't really have a good answer for him other than, "Hmmm, good point.  There should definitely be one.  And it should have some of your ninja skills in it, and some of the stuff you hate too."

And thus, Zach's Eight Crazy Nights was born.  Too bad Adam Sandler's not here to serenade us through the WOD, although I'm sure we could arrange for is infamous Hanukkah Song to play on loop for the entire duration of each Saturday class.  You know you'd sing along for at least the first time through, don't lie... just let it happen... 

Zach (left) knocking out one of his many ninja skills - double unders (which are, sadly for him, not in this workout)

WOD for Time:

"Zach's Eight Crazy Nights"

For Time*:

1) 200m Run

2) 12m Bear Crawl (40ft down & back)

3) Muscle-ups

4) Push Jerks @ 155/105 lbs

5) Front Squats @ 155/105 lbs

6) Hang Power Cleans @ 155/105 lbs

7) Deadlifts @ 155/105 lbs

8) Thrusters @ 155/105 lbs


*This workout is performed in the same fashion as the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (except there are eight nights, instead of twelve days).  The numbers 1 through 8 represent repetitions of that specific movement. Start with 1, then perform 2-1, then 3-2-1, then 4-3-2-1, etc. until reaching 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

(Compare to 12-05-15)