Fabulous Fifteens

Thursday 070614
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
15 Double-unders
15 Burpees
15 Box Jump
15 ft Rope climb, 1 ascent
Post rounds and fractions of rounds completed to comments.
What’s the best substitute for rope climbing?
Towel pullups is the consensus best substitute. For more realism, alternate one hand high, one hand low on the towel. Some folks do towel pulldowns, as well. Standard rope length is 15′, and standard substitution is 15 towel pulls.

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_TowelPullupVariations.mov

UPDATE: Jacinto will be filling in for Court at the 12:30 class. So class is on!

Responses

  • Ewen

    Like I was asking under “Elizabeth”, what’s the jumping situation at the Box?
    And should we bring our own towels? :o)

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.org Tyler Durden

    Yes, please BYOT! I only have a couple.

  • michelle

    hey fyi- if anyone wants to go to the cert in Pa.-I signed up and I can’t go now-and I see its sold out. So just a heads up in case someone wanted a spot.

  • Michael

    Hi a ‘teacher’ question; I can’t make the 6 pm on-ramp but really want to try this WOD. Do I have permission (as per the schedule notes) to come to the WOD class instead? Outside of rope climb (which I’ve never done) I can handle the rest.

  • http://www.allisonbojarski.blogspot.com Allison

    I’ll bring in some of the towels I’ve stolen over the years from previous big-box gyms I used to work out at…

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.org Tyler Durden

    Michael,
    Come in to whichever class you want for this WOD.

  • Yoon

    Hi Rob,
    Are you by any chance going climbing at 6:30? I’m trying to orchestrate an early escape from work today — still in the planning phases though…

  • rob

    Hey Yoon,
    I’ll be there tonight at 630. If you need directons you can look go to http://www.cityclimbersclub.com/
    I was planning on going tonight anyway so if you can’t make it then no worries.

  • http://allisonbojarski.blogspot.com Allison

    This workout was yet another case of, “wow that was harder that I thought it would be.” Got 3 complete rounds and was 10 pull-ups shy of completing a 4th round. Used a light band to help with the towel pull-ups and still my grip was failing me. Not fun. (Also, I did the 45 high-knee jumps that served as a sub for the prescribed 15 double-unders.)
    Changing topics, here’s an interesting article from ScienceDaily.com:
    Extra Sleep Improves Athletes’ Performance
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070613071054.htm

  • marisela

    i am so sad to say that i will not be able to make it to class today. i have too much to do before i leave town. but thanx for posting the pics i actually felt really awesome when i saw them!!
    two weeks i’ll be back!
    -m

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Tyler Durden

    ATTENTION:
    THE 12:30pm LUNCH CLASS IS CANCELLED TODAY! COURT HAD AN EMERGENCY. PLEASE TERRORIZE YOUR LOCAL BIG BOX GYM WITH TODAY’S WOD OR COME IN THE EVENING.
    SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Tyler Durden

    Everybody sucks but this guy! Pack up your crap! We’re moving to China!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=U3ubr1Z372Y

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Tyler Durden

    ATTENTION:
    JACINTO SAVES THE DAY! JACINTO A/K/A “THE LATIN SENSATION” WILL BE TEACHING THE LUNCHTIME CLASS TODAY SO WE DO NOT HAVE TO CLOSE. LET THE FIESTA BEGIN!
    SORRY FOR THE MIXED MESSAGES. TRYING TO KEEP YOU GUYS UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS CAN BE DIFFICULT.

  • http://www.dammit.com dammit
  • A2

    I owe the Box $20 for Janices tshirt

  • juan g.

    lol cant stop watching that tetris video, i need one of those to work on my squat form.

  • Jamal

    I have a friend in from Hong Kong that I am going to TORTURE with today’s wod. He’s better at jiu-jitsu than me so I love making him suffer in whichever ways I can. You guys will be getting pictures of our ugly faces making local toddlers cry cause we stole their playground.

  • Yoon

    Rob,
    I’m making my escape around 6:00. Should be at the climbing gym by 7:00. Do I need to bring anything besides shorts, tshirt, shoes, and payment?
    Thanks,
    Yoon

  • dan

    Nice video Dammit.

  • Ewen

    3 rounds, double-unders and a handful of box jumps.
    Towel pull-ups were horrible, just horrible I tell you.

  • sarena

    Keith that monk is insane!!
    Dammit-hilarious!

  • michael

    4 Rounds + finished double-unders of 5th.
    I miss Cindy. I miss Elizabeth.
    Seriously, for sheer actual-hard/perceived-hard-when-read-on-site ratio this has to take the cake.
    Only a teensy asterisk for this one, I was expecting jumping towl pull-ups and I think I only jumped a total of 5-8 out of the 60.
    Kudos this time to the two first time muscle-uppers, I’m hoping to follow-soon. Oh and to Dammit (I think it was Dammit damnit) who tore through the double-unders something fierce.

  • alex

    Brutal Brutal Brutal workout, you guys in the first heat were amazing! Oh by the way burpies suck!

  • http://www.dammit.com dammit

    yeah, that one sucked. five rounds.

  • juan g.

    3 rounds and box jumps

  • http://www.allisonbojarski.blogspot.com Allison

    Yeah I saw Jeff and Sean both get first-time muscle-ups post-WOD. The energy at the box tonight was amazing. My new client was blown away by all of you guys–great work!
    P.S.: tomorrow’s WOD is already up on the main site: 7 x 3 overhead squats. Should be interesting to say the least…

  • Kevin

    Monk Hai is amazing!!
    So is human tetris. Great vid dammit. I love those Japanese game shows.
    4 rounds + 15 DU+ 15 BJ+ 15 burpees+ 8 rope pullups
    My Double unders sucked today. So close to 5 rounds. Rope pullups are a bitch but fun nevertheless.
    Great work everyone!!

  • Jeff

    Mr. Durden, the monk is badass, but he did not invent human Tetris. Let’s pack our bags for Japan first.
    Just 10 towel pullups short of 4 rounds. It’s been a while since I’ve had such a psychological breakdown during a WOD, but being in a heat with the 2 Dans, Juan, Dammit and Kevin kept me going when I thought I was going to add an impromptu rep of cookie toss to the workout. That was a pretty manly heat. Speaking of manly heat, it was murderously stuffy up there.
    In response to the accolades for my quasi-muscle-up, I’d like to thank all the little people who I had to boost off of to get up there: all the xfit trainers, Dammit for the inspiration, Kevin for the last minute pointers and Sean for completing his muscle-up and giving me the impetus to not-be-a-pussy.

  • Jeff

    One other thing: a huge thanks again to Jacinto for subbing in today. I hope you figure out how to use the internet so that you can read this.

  • Brett_nyc

    Sounds like it was a good day today. My stitches are starting to get really itchy. I’m also ansy and shaking my leg all day without any exercise in the am.

  • Jeff

    Hang in there, Brett. Hypertrophy-specific training (http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/hst_notes.html) dictates that a (strategically placed) week-long period of deconditioning is beneficial and necessary. You know, if you believe that sort of nonsense.

  • http://mmapound.forpound.com/mma-pound-for-pound/top-rankings AR (Mma Pound for Pound)

    Really new to this thing, but I’m still learning about this. This is a great thing that my friend recommended to me, I never getting involved with it but soon will be :D