Death by Clean & Jerk

Also known as Clean & Jerk Madness, this workout can be done with just about any movement, and we’ve previously programmed it here with pull-ups, burpees, and 10 yard sprints.  The weight should be challenging, but manageable.  Move as quickly as possible through each round and there’s a little extra rest waiting for you before the next set begins.  Although this one starts slow and easy, don’t be deceived.  There will come a point at which it will suddenly seem very difficult to get the next rep.  This is the time to dig in and push for a little more, you just need to know you can.

August 16, 2011
Deadlift 5-5-5-15+
(ideally final set is 60%-75% of best set of 5 for max reps)

Death by Clean & Jerk
(60% – 70% of 1RM clean & jerk, not exceeding 62kg)
With a continuously running clock perform 1 clean & jerk in minute 1, 2 clean & jerks in minute 2, 3 clean & jerks in minute 3… etc. until the required number of clean & jerks cannot be completed within a minute


CrossFit Fenway Endurance 2011:  Running is a skill.  Just as with any other movement in CrossFit, instruction and practice are necessary to improve.  The CrossFit Fenway Endurance program is a supplemental, 8 session course that will be held on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, beginning August 20th, and running through early October.  This course is for anyone who wants to work to improve their skill.  Over the 8 sessions we will cover Pose running technique, and supplementing your CrossFit training with endurance programming.  Space is limited, so contact Eric for more information and to reserve your spot.

FIGHT GONE BAD 6: Registration for Fight Gone Bad 6 is open.  This year the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Infant Swim Resource, and Camp Patriot are benefiting from the fundraising efforts.  We’ll be running heats at CrossFit Fenway on Saturday morning, September 17th in lieu of an invasion workout.  Athletes of all abilities are welcome, and encouraged to sign up, fundraise, and join in this great community event as a part of the CrossFit Fenway team.

Did the excitement of the CrossFit Games get your competitive juices flowing?  Well you’re in luck!  The North East Fire Breather Festival, the first event in the new North East Garage Games Series will be held at CrossFit New England on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday the 25th.  There will be 3 events on Saturday with RX and scaled divisions (men and women competing in the RX division must be able to clean 155# and 105# respectively, 115# and 80# in the scaled division). There will be 2 additional events on Sunday for those that qualify.  All abilities and ages are welcome.  Register here and let your coaches know if you’re interested in putting your training to the test.

23 thoughts on “Death by Clean & Jerk”

    1. Thank you girls, miss you all! Anni crossed the Atlantic ocean today, I think she will be in Boston for the weekend and maybe join you for an Invasion. =)

  1. Did WOD #1 of the open with 85# snatch got 4 rounds + 20 DU

    then after I kinda broke your rule above not going over 62 kg
    I did Death By C&J at 70 kg
    got 7 rounds just as the buzzer sounded got another couple reps after that but was smoked to get the 7 just in under the buzzer…broke the rule because I hit a wall doing Death by with 62kg of 10 rounds + 6 reps last time so Im trying to go higher weight to break through the barrier

    1. I wanna eventually get to mikko status haha with this of 13 rounds 13 reps when I saw his video… dudes a beast…. I havent posted on here for a while I just wanted to say great job to all that were at the games you guys did a hell of a job and you should be proud of yourselves… your an inspiration to us all

  2. Hey- special shout out to Howard for pushing me last Friday with the killer WOD. I was so ready to give in and reach for a band. The encouragement was definitely what I needed to finish. It is so important to keep pushing eachother, and I really appreciate the support!

  3. Deadlift: 97kg x 5, 60kg x 16 (Really like this rep scheme!)
    WOD: 10+9@30kg (Not sure what percentage that is but it’s somewhere between 60 and 70…)

  4. Day #2 at CrossFit Pinnacle

    Warm up WOD: ‘Griff’ – 10:39
    I think this beats my previous time by about two minutes, so I was happy with it, especially in this 90+ degree heat.

    5 min rest

    WOD: AMRAP 10
    10 KB Power Swings (Russian Swings w/a hard swing on the way down as well)
    10 Plyo Push Ups (w/a 4 inch plate)

    7 + 14 w/1 pood swings

    Great crew down here in Florida. I will be back in Boston Thursday to attack the WOD nice and early.

  5. in an attempt to get back to my running roots every now and again, i did a track wod today!

    warm up: 10:30 jog
    6x400m with 200m/2minute walk/jog in between each
    1:25, 1:23, 1:22, 1:26, 1:26, 1:25
    cool down: 10:30 jog

    these times are on par with what i was expecting, although it felt awful due to asthma issues and tired legs from squats and box jumps yesterday. good to be back out on the track though!

  6. DL: 5 reps at 58 kg, 25 reps at 43 kg

    This was a fun WOD!
    10 + (between 8 and 10) at 22 kg. By the 11th minute I lost my ability to count.

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