Every day this week you will meet a different CrossFit Femme Fatale. A Femme Fatale is an irresistible, alluring and seductive woman who leads men into difficult situations. Don't you think that is an appropriate description of the CrossFit "Girl" workouts? They are seductive and alluring and every time we meet them we find ourselves in a difficult situation.
Today's dangerous woman is one of CrossFit’s original six “Girls” WODs. She was first posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for Friday, September 12, 2003 (18 years ago!)
A September 2013 CrossFit Journal article stated: “not only do these workouts combine weightlifting and a calisthenic element but are a powerful whole body workout containing functional hip, pushing, and pulling movements.
But the crushing charm of these ladies lies in their magnificent capacity to root out weaknesses and humiliate you with them.
For many athletes the high rep deadlifts at 225 pounds, cleans at 135 pounds, and thrusters at 95 pounds are easy. For these same athlete’s handstand push-ups, ring dips, and pull-ups are very likely deficiencies. Typically, these athletes are larger. Similarly, those athletes for whom handstand push-ups, pull-ups, and ring dips are a breeze are nearly certain to bristle at these loads and high reps in the weightlifting. Typically, these athletes are smaller.
Do these workouts favor middleweights? It doesn’t seem so. The middleweights seem to suffer at both ends.”
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