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.
For the next 6 days, you will meet a different CrossFit Femme Fatale. You may find yourself laying on the ground, gasping for air, wondering the what the heck just happened to you. That is how Coach Glassman found himself after he did today's workout. He was so impressed by the devastating simplicity of this workout, he named it using the same convention that the National Weather Services names hurricanes.
In fact, today's workout is named for one of the most powerful hurricanes. There will never again be a hurricane using this name. The damage caused by the storm was so severe that the National Weather Service retired the name.
We hope you survive the pain-storm that today's workout is notorious for causing.
First made her appearance on the CrossFit main site on November 21, 2004.
"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." - CrossFit 2004
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