Train like a Viking

Cue Led Zepplin’s Immigrant Song and get ready for a viking workout.  Utilizing the equipment at hand (ergs and sledges) we’re going to give you the best approximation of pillaging a village possible in our urban setting.  Set out on the high seas to conquer a far away land, charge to the battle field, smash the opposing forces, return to your ship, and sail home, for time!

September 23rd, 2010

Stength: Snatch


  • 500m Row
  • 550m Run with Sledge Hammer (1 lap around block)
  • 100 Sledge Hammer Swings, alternating arms
  • 550m Run with Sledge Hammer in the opposite direction
  • Turn erg around 180 degrees
  • 500m Row


Fight Gone Bad has raised more than $2 million in its first four editions. This year LIVESTRONG, Wounded Warrior Project, and the CrossFit Foundation are benefiting from the fundraising efforts. On Saturday, September 25th we’ll be running our heats. As of this writing CrossFit Fenway has raised a combined $8,962.

The Red Sox have a rest day Thursday, so free parking is available in the lot around CrossFit Fenway all day.

23 thoughts on “Train like a Viking”

  1. unfortunately i can’t do this workout (body creaking from getting my butt kicked by you guys mon-wed), but this WOD rocks! i can’t help but smile thinking about a bunch of crazed people running down the block with sledgehammers (ha)! get some.

  2. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! (OK that’s a pirate sound, but same idea)

    This was a ton of fun, hardest part for me was going from the first row into the first run. Loved the puzzled looks from drivers/pedestrians watching us.


  3. Snatch: 60kg
    WOD: 13:45

    This was definitely a blast – great concept! Wish I was faster on this – just have to keep working on my cardio! Great job to Ron; who by the way beat the rest of the class even after doing extra rows (rowed again before doing the second run).

  4. Snatch: 50kg
    WOD: 14:04

    Running with the sledge locked out overhead was really slow – around 4 minutes per lap. I had to keep stopping and standing still while I waited for my shoulders to recover enough to lock the sledge out overhead again. I’m pretty sure even the oldest and most crippled villager would have long since escaped by the time I actually made it to the village.

      1. Stacey made us do it! (Because she wants us to get stronger and because she is most definitely not “the nice coach” despite rumors to the contrary)

        I’d still make a lousy viking. I managed to hit my shin with the sledge during the swings. At least we weren’t using something sharp, like an ax or a sword.

          1. Nathan I don’t know how you ran with the sledgehammer locked overhead. That must have looked hilarious! (an hard to do) For the WOD I got stupid and rowed before running and had to redo some of the rowing…

  5. This was definitely the silliest thing I have ever paid money to do. Running with the sledge was much harder than I thought it would be!

    Snatch: 35 kg
    WOD: 15:05

  6. Snatch: 35kg
    WOD: 14:00
    As I was running, a stranger asked me “What’s the event?” Oh, you know– Olympic pillaging? Ha. Unfortunately, I’m not very witty when winded.

  7. I brought the proper equipment for this WOD: a giant horned helmet. 12:59 as RX’d, which means WITH HORNS.

    You think you got funny looks running with a hammer? The horns took it to a whole new level. Go CrossFit Fenway Vikings!!!

    (Eric has pictures on his phone. Big respect to everyone in the PM classes that used my horns to RX the workout, too.)

  8. Snatch: 40 kg
    WOD: 12:59

    First time snatching and first RX (I didn’t wear the horns, but I grunted in Swedish when running with the sledge)

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