CrossFit Introduces Seven New “Girl” Workouts

February 23, 2021 by
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Those who follow CrossFit.com workouts of the day might have noticed some new benchmark “Girl” workouts during the month of January.

CrossFit Training introduced seven new WODs that join the iconic list of “The Girls” — “Angie,” “Barbara,” “Chelsea,” “Diane,” “Elizabeth” and “Fran” — first introduced in 2003.

The details: On January 3, the main site introduced “Grettel” and “Ingrid” kicking off a stretch introducing CrossFit’s first batch of “Girl” benchmark workouts in over a decade. Here are the details: 

  • “Grettel”
    • 10 Rounds for Time:
    • 3 Clean-and-Jerks, 135/95 pounds
    • 3 Burpees over the Bar
  • “Ingrid”
    • 10 Rounds for Time:
    • 3 Snatches, 135/95
    • 3 Burpees over the Bar
  • Barbara Ann” (Released on January 4)
    • 5 Rounds for Time:
    • 20 Handstand Push-Ups
    • 30 Deadlifts 135/95 pounds
    • 40 Sit-Ups
    • 50 Double-Unders
    • 3-Minute Rest
  • Lyla” (Released on January 7)
    • For Time, 10-1:
    • Muscle-Ups
    • Bodyweight Clean-and-Jerks
  • Ellen” (Released on January 10)
    • 3 Rounds for Time:
    • 20 Burpees
    • 21 Dumbbell Snatches 50/35 pounds, single dumbbell
    • 12 Dumbbell Thrusters 50/35 pounds, dual dumbbells
  • Andi” (Released on January 14)
    • For Time:
    • 100 Hang Power Snatches 65/45 pounds
    • 100 Push Presses, 65/45 pounds
    • 100 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls, 65/45 pounds
    • 100 Front Squats, 65/45 pounds
  • Lane” (Released on January 26)
    • 5 Rounds for Max Reps:
    • ¾ Bodyweight Hang Power Snatches
    • Handstand Push-Ups
    • Rest as Needed Between Rounds

A CrossFit spokesperson stated that the new workouts, unlike the original “Girls” were not named after anyone in particular, but are “cousins” of classic benchmark workouts with “each designed to have a similar look and feel to a benchmark while being uniquely different.” An example of that is the rep scheme for “Andi” following that of “Angie” and “Lyla” following the descending order of “Linda”.

The bottom line: CrossFit has long used the workouts they post on the main site as a litmus test and preview of workouts that eventually end up in the Open or the Games. The introduction of new “Girls” benchmark workouts two months out from the start of the Open could be a signal that one or more of them might appear in one shape or form at some point in the CrossFit Games season.

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article did not include the workout “Lane.” It has been updated and corrected.

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