Why are the workouts named after girls?

Posted: January 10, 2011 by Jason in WODs

“Dianne”

21-15-9

Deadlift

HSPU

I’ve been waiting for this day! 

Courtesy of the CrossFit Journal

Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Fran and Elizabeth

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.

Only by repeating workouts can we confidently measure our progress. We’ve chosen to repeat those workouts most challenging, formative, and expressive of the CrossFit fitness ideal, and these ladies fit the bill.

We are going to develop a database around your performance on these workouts and wanted to give Journal subscribers a “heads up”.

 

 

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