Today's workout, Barbara, was introduced to the CrossFit community in 2006. Coach Glassman described this workout as:
"super simple (being comprised entirely of common calisthenics) and very tough. Barbara is a whole-body workout with a nasty upper body component, it is extremely tough, metabolically challenging and collectively complete.
Barbara demands roughly 3 minutes of all out work punctuated by 3 minutes of rest repeated for a total of 5 intervals. At about 3 minutes of work and a 1:1 work to rest ratio this is an aerobic interval. Though three-minute efforts reach into aerobic turf they are short enough to still have a strong anaerobic character.
The nature of the metabolic stimulus will vary depending on each athlete’s fitness and the strategy s/he employs to tackle the workout, but the fact remains that these workouts produce distinct and varied metabolic stimuli across several metabolic pathways; this is enormously important.
The crushing charm of Barbara and the other ladies lies in their magnificent capacity to root out weaknesses and humiliate you with them."
5 rounds, each round for time, of:
50 Air Squats
Rest 3 minutes between each round
This is a long workout that tests our endurance, pacing and mental fortitude. Do not attempt to sprint these intervals. Keep a consistent pace that allows you to finish each interval in about 5 minutes. If you start to fall off the 5 min completion time, reduce your reps so that you can finish in 5 minutes. Good luck!
If you log this workout on Beyond the Whiteboard be sure to include the time of each interval.
Compare to Jan 6, 2016
Record your WOD on Beyond the Whiteboard.
Do you need CrossFit or yoga gear? Click on the links below to buy through our Just Strong, Reebok, Rogue or Hylete Affiliate share sale programs. These are affiliate links and our gym will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links.
Check out our Flickr page!