Relax… we are not doing "Linda" today. However we did have it coming up in our program in a couple of weeks, and Hank gave me a great idea to do it as a Team Workout, the way Rob Orlando has done it in his gym for some time. So there you have it: Team "Linda" is coming up on Sunday, September 29th, starting at 10am!
If you don't know and/or haven't done it yet, Linda is one of the toughest "girls" in CrossFit. Linda looks like this: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:
Deadlift @ 1.5 bodyweight
Bench press @ bodyweight
Clean @ 0.75 bodyweight
Set up three bars and storm through for time.
We've never done "Linda" as a team workout and indeed, it does sound like a blast! Watch Rob Orlando’s awesome video below explaining how it will roll. So, from now until Sept 29th you have to find yourself two teammates. Teams will weigh-in on Sunday before the workout. We will add the weights together for the three teammates and find the average. The barbells will be set according to the average weight. Each athlete will start at a different station/movement – Deadlift, Bench Press, and Squat Clean. After all teammates have completed a set of 10 reps at their stations, they will rotate. When everyone returns to their original positions, they start their round of 9 reps, continuing in the same way until the end of the workout. The workout obviously can be done Rx or Scaled, though do try to find your teammates of roughly similar bodyweight and level of fitness. 3 - 2 - 1 - Find Your Teammates!
Every 5 min for 5 rounds:
A1. Close Grip Bench Press @20X1, 4-5 reps
A2. DB bent over row @3111, 4-6 reps/arm
7 min amrap:
10 burpee box jumps
10 handstand push-ups
side bridge - accumulate 2 min on each side