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 Femme has never visited us for Femme Fatale Week. She is of the classic CrossFit Girl WODs, was originally posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for Friday March 6, 2009 (yes, TWELVE years ago!).
Why do these workouts have women's names?
CrossFit founder Greg Glassman gave his workouts names because he wanted to “explain the workout once and then give it a name.”
The original workouts were given female names, similar to how the US National Weather Service names storms (because he felt that because the workouts were so physically demanding that they left athletes feeling as though a storm hit them).
In January 2021, months after Glassman resigned as CEO, CrossFit continued the tradition by posting the first new “Girl” WODs on the main site in years.
Which of the new Femmes will visit us this year? Tell me your guesses in the comments.
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