Feel the Filth

Thursday 090423 (68) (17)
For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders
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This WOD is called the “Filthy Fifty,” a.k.a. the “Chuck Norris.” Post favorite Chuck Norris fact (or one of your own making) to comments.
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Go see our very own Davi take part in an awesome FREE SHOW this weekend: CoMotion Comes To Blessed Unrest (combining percussion and physical theater)–4/25, 4/26
Stick the lockout!
Breastfeeding “protects mother”
The seductive power of “just in case”
Food vendors back at the Brooklyn Flea
“Have we really unlocked the secret of how the body is ‘ideally’ fueled? And is there only one answer?”
Ross on Wilma
“Achewood” explains why you don’t need to get up early in the morning


  • scaling options via crossfit brand x forums:
    Big Dawgs:
    As rx’d
    For time:
    35 Box jump, 18-20 inch box
    35 Jumping pull-ups
    35 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
    Walking Lunge, 35 steps
    35 Ab-Mat Sit-ups
    35 Push press, 45 pounds
    35 Back extensions
    35 Wall ball shots, 14-20 pound ball
    35 Burpees
    35 Standard Jump Rope Jumps
    For time:
    20 Box jump, 10-15 inch box
    20 Jumping pull-ups
    20 Kettlebell swings, 12kg
    Walking Lunge, 20 steps
    20 Ab-Mat Sit-ups
    20 Push press, 25-30 pounds
    20 Back extensions
    20 Wall ball shots, 10-16 pound ball
    20 Burpees
    20 Standard Jump Rope Jumps
    10-15 Box jump, 10-15 inch box
    10-15 Jumping pull-ups
    10-15 Kettlebell swings, 12kg
    Walking Lunge, 10-15 steps
    10-15 Ab-Mat Sit-ups
    10-15 Push press, 20-25 pounds
    10-15 Back extensions
    10-15 Wall ball shots, 10-16 pound ball
    10-15 Burpees
    10-15 Standard Jump Rope Jumps

  • My friend posted this on his site – great article.
    “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
    -Marcus Aurelius

  • Alexei

    Oldest physics-based “interview question” in the world –
    What happens when an immovable object is confronted with an irresistible force?

  • Rickke

    29:25 Rx’d
    First Filthy Fifty. That was rough. Double unders done 1 or (rarely) 2 at a time. Another area to give more attention and frequent practice.

  • chris p

    hey Allison, those are my shoes.. sorry I will pick them up today.
    Jeff & Juan, I got those Nikes about a year and half ago at the Nike Store. The one good thing about the Nike Store is that they usually have sales, and I picked those up for $49, along with an ugly pair of 3’s for $49. If your near there I would just pop in from time to time to see if anything is on sale.

  • jacinto

    There is nothing like a good snatch.

  • Brett_nyc

    I was at Niketown on Sunday and they had the new 5.0 and new 3.0 in a couple colors. If you get up there this weekend they’ll probably still have some.

  • dan def

    Down South, they call this WOD the Crossfit 500.
    When God said “Let there be light” Chuck Norris said “Say Please.”
    Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
    When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
    Chuck Norris doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
    There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.
    Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris.
    Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
    Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
    Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
    Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice.
    There is no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard. There is only another fist.
    When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
    Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.
    Chuck Norris’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.
    Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.
    Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.
    Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
    Chuck Norris does not get frostbite. Chuck Norris bites frost

  • Alexei

    The answer to my riddle was that when faced with an irresistible force, an immovable object changes its physical properties and becomes movable.
    This is probably my favorite Chuck Norris fact. Not quite sure why…:
    “Chuck Norris once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.”

  • juan

    this was so bad.

  • martin

    Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse-kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn’t stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.

  • Rory

    For the finance geeks:
    Chuck Norris doesn’t mark-to-market. The market marks to Chuck Norris.
    There is no market regulator. Just a list of securities Chuck Norris allows to be traded.
    Chuck Norris’s subprime collateralized debt obligations still trade at par.
    The tears of Chuck Norris could provide enough liquidity to solve the credit crisis. Too bad he never cries.

  • Rory, those are great (I don’t totally understand them as I’m not a finance person, but I still like ’em.)
    Someone should come up with crossfit-specific Chuck Norris facts…
    Took it easy and did the “Dirty Thirty” version of today’s WOD, subbing 20″-inch box jumps and 14# wallball. 23:47. Thanks to Sara for the encouragement at the end.

  • Sara

    First filthy fifty:
    31:01, subbed 14# for wallballs

  • Tony T.

    35:53 as rx’d – Holy crap this sucked!
    Thanks to everyone for cheering me on.

  • Davi

    First Filthy Fifty for me too, modified as follows:
    14# for wallballs (attempted 20 for a couple, but couldn’t get it above the bottom of the yellow line)
    50 tuck jumps for double unders (next time I’m going for the jump rope – I would be better served from a skill POV by improving my jump rope skills, but I took the advice I read on the crossfit mainsite stating that tuck jumps are a more appropriate sub than single unders)
    35 good mornings with 45# bar while someone else was on the GHD, then I switched for the final 20

  • Davi

    correction – that should say 30 and 20, not 35 and 20

  • Tripp

    Thanks to Jeff, Allison, and Juan for getting the 1230 WOD up and running today.
    Filthy Fifty – 25:33 (PR by 3:30) (56,55)
    This is one of the WOD’s I love to show the guys at work. It really makes people question our sanity I think.

  • Zach Singer

    – Chuck Norris makes Fran take a nervous pee before he does her.
    – Chuck Norris gives Fran butterflies.
    – Chuck Norris doesn’t get Rhabdoed, Rhabdo gets Chuck Norris’ed.
    – One cannot calculate the power output or foot-pounds of a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick. It happens too fast to be measured and with infinite force.
    – Chuck Norris cannot do Lynne – his max rep set for anything is infinity. Upon realizing this he promptly roundhouse kicked Lynne in the face.

  • Steve-O

    Chuck Norris once walked down the street with a massive erection…there were no survivors.

  • Davi

    Thanks for the shout-out on the blog, Allison!
    I encourage you all to come to a FREE! performance – one each on Saturday night, Sunday afternoon and eve.
    CoMotion features yours truly with a small, tight-knit ensemble of actor-dancers and a big, bad-ass ensemble of percussionists. It’s a really fun show with music by Philip Glass and John Cage (among others), original text and text by Sam Shepard, mind-fucking choreography, and astonishing rhythms.
    You can email info@blessedunrest.org for reservations.
    Hope to see you!

  • Diego

    I think the original to Rory’s reference:
    Chuck Norris’ tears can cure cancer….too bad he never cries.
    I would like his more, except I’ve never had money to lose.

  • Averya

    29:23 minutes
    ROM on knees to elbows still sub par. 14# ball. 20-inch box.
    Everything else as rx’d. First time sub 30 minutes.

  • Because we here at the Black Box can never get enough of being LOCKED IN, I present:

  • torch

    18:18 Rx’D
    Then I climbed breakneck ridge. Yes, I climbed a mountain after doing filthy fifty. Yes, I hate myself!

  • Tony T.

    Conan O’Brien used to showcase “Walker Texas Ranger” clips on his show.

  • george

    yesssssssssss allison.
    allsion is LOCKED IN – It’s a movement. Let’s go people.
    34:01 today – blah

  • george

    Allison – i am locked in dot com.
    I posted you and crossfit nyc some LOCKED IN love.

  • Allison – I think I have a hernia. Not from the Filthy Fifty, mind you; but from the “Locked In” Youtube video.

  • Jeff

    You need to clap. It takes as much energy to clap as it does to flip me the bird.

  • Jeff

    I mean, 27:39.
    Every second counts.

  • juan

    Im soooo not lockin in. Diddy needs to crossfit.

  • Anna

    Just finished filling my mirrors with my to do list and inspirational quotes. Thanks to you Allison I am now lockin’ in. Its a brand new day.

  • Mike T

    First time posting. 35:02 as Rx (did the 50 reps all the way through). Struggled, but really enjoyed this one tonight. Thanks to Levi for the encouragement at the end.

  • george

    all this LOCKING IN really brings a smile to my face. I love you people. You are my inspiration.
    Juan. I think you should LOCK IN on getting Diddy to the box.

  • Mike

    first time doing the 50 – 25:23 rx’d
    burpees were kinda slow and I still suck at double unders. Levi, thanks for showing me how to kip the K-to-E’s. Made a huge difference!
    (10, 10)
    – Chuck Norris completes a 100 day burpee challenge in 1 day, burpees are afraid to attempt any Chuck Norris challenges.

  • stephanie

    Scaled to 30’s. (except 50 push press/back extension). Push press 35# bar;
    Wall ball 10# but finished last 5 with 6. form; Doubleunders scaled to 200.

  • Great work, Stephanie!

  • Levi

    26:30 as rx’d (counted DU attempts)
    After tonight, I’d say everyone at CFNYC is LOCKED IN!

  • Reagan

    The Filthy Fifty kicks my butt every time.
    As Rx’d 33:06
    Black Box (85,85)

  • Max

    24:11 (pr) counted du attempts. day 5 100 burpees.

  • jim

    25:21 …. tough.

  • Luke N


  • Aram

    40:29 and I had to start subbing thousands of regular jump ropes after only getting 3 double-unders in a two minutes. Sucks. (72,34)

  • Jeffrey B.

    RX, 24:27

  • Jeffrey B.

    Either you’re two minutes too long on your time or I am two too short. Let me know if you’re positive that you were at 26+.

  • Levi

    Jeff, thanks. I thought that was wrong as soon as hit “submit.”
    Time as rx’d 24:30

  • Aman

    Time: 27:55
    All as RX’d, except for doing only 30 burpees