In honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter, 27, of Virginia Beach, VA who was killed in Iraq 11 December 2007.

November 19th, 2010

WOD: Badger
3 Rounds:
30 Squat Cleans 95#
30 Pull-ups
800m Run

***CrossFit Fenway will be closed Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th***

  40 comments for “Badger

  1. Justin S
    November 19, 2010 at 7:32 am

    32:13 Rx

    • Eric P.
      November 19, 2010 at 8:04 am

      wow, this looks like a sick workout!

      • Justin S.
        November 19, 2010 at 8:13 am

        its nasty, and harder when you reverse curl instead of clean like i do

        • November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am


          step 1: acknowledge the problem
          step 2: fix the problem

  2. Scrappy
    November 19, 2010 at 9:02 am

    40:54 @ 63#/two red bands.

    “His fellow SEALs gave him the nickname Badger after the small but ferocious animal. The name was bestowed after Carter (5’5″) beat a 6’5″ opponent in a wrestling match.”

    In your honor, Badger.

  3. Yosh
    November 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

    How do you change your picture???

    • Jen K
      November 19, 2010 at 9:41 am

      Create an account at Use the same email address there and here and it will magically show up.

  4. Jen K
    November 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

    40:52, I think, at 63# and purple band on the pull ups.

    Being back at CFF this morning was the highlight of my week!

    • Scrappy
      November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

      The only downside to the a/m WODs is it’s all downhill from there :-)

    • Scott R
      November 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      Same here Jen. It was awesome being back! Nice work today!

  5. Julie D.
    November 19, 2010 at 9:57 am

    37:54 at 25kg and green&red pull-ups.

    Certainly wasn’t easy, but if I could do these 90 pull-ups with green and red, I will not ever use green and purple again. Thanks KP!

    • Kristin
      November 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

      Told you!!! :)

      Congrats, Jules.

  6. Francesca
    November 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

    38:19 (63#, purple & red)
    That workout was all mental for me. I shouldn’t have let 90 psyche me into dropping the bar or upping my bands. But it felt rad to show up and push through, especially after considering just hitting snooze this morning. Great start to the day.

  7. Nathan
    November 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Strength Bias programming called for press today (did 60kgx3 and 95#x13), and metcon 20 minutes or less. It would not have felt right to short change Badger, though.

    34:45 Rx

    • Dan P.
      November 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

      Did you do your lifts before or after today’s WOD? If you did it before, those pull-ups must have really sucked.

      • Nathan
        November 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

        Before, and they sure did.

  8. Yosh
    November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Really looking forward to giving this one my all.

    • Haley
      November 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

      Yosh, I bet you could do this twice in the time it will take me to do it once tonight.. seriously. I think for the rest of my life, whenever I read “30 pullups”, I will immediately have flashbacks to the 4th wod at beast. and we all know how that went..

    • Zander
      November 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

      Yosh, when are you going?

  9. eric
    November 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

    CrossFit Fenway is now on, and the workouts from this past week have been entered. I believe it’s $3 a month to join. Check it out.

    • Nathan
      November 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

      That’s great! I just submitted my request to join CFF on beyondthewhiteboard.

      Folks, I highly recommend BTWB. I’ve been using it for a few months, and it is a great resource. It is especially useful for graphing your lifts over time, unless you get some deep satisfaction from flipping through a notebook trying to find your previous PR.

      • Nick
        November 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

        Enh, I just use the WOD app for my iPhone, myself.

        • Nathan
          November 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm

          There are plenty of options for logging your workouts, but the benefit of beyondthewhiteboard over the others is that the CFF WODs will be posted so you won’t have to manually enter the workout details yourself, just the result.

        • Scott R
          November 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

          Another benefit of BTWB is that you can track yourself against everybody else at the gym, or across the entire CrossFit Community.

  10. Dan P.
    November 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

    34:46 Rx
    Nathan beat me by 1 second! Wish we did this one at the same time. Would’ve been a fun sprint to the finish.

    • Nathan
      November 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

      I would have liked that. I’m sure we would both have gotten better times with a little added motivation. Chasing Sandon through the squat cleans definitely made me go faster*.

      * “fast” is a relative term when it comes to me doing squat cleans

  11. Kristin
    November 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

    46:02 24kg, 1p/1r
    Beyond evil, (especially trying to breathe in the cold), but sooo glad I finished.

    Thanks, Stace, for the oh-so-flexible 30 min cap… ;)

  12. Tiffany
    November 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Sorry to miss this. Got a bad cold this week. I am so impressed at everyone’s accomplishments this morning! This WOD is scary to even read, let alone finish. You all did it with such enthusiasm, you should be proud. Congrats!!

  13. kevin
    November 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    38 minutes even.

    95# on the squat cleans (yeah) but had to use a purple band on the pullups (WTF). Must-get-better-at-kipping.

  14. Eric P.
    November 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    wod: 31:11rx

    excellent performance by the 11:30am class, and Jim coming close to sub 30rx – sick!

  15. CJ
    November 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    WOD: 39:00 I dont know what bands are equivalent to but I had a 176# pullup and the rest as RX so brutal but so good

  16. POPE
    November 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    just got this link from my sis (Jen K, you know her) who i apparently recently convinced to do CrossFit in NYC:

    with Badger today, thought it was especially appropriate to share.

  17. Ben S
    November 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    it’s been a little while since I had butterflies in my stomach over the upcoming workout! Looking forward to facing them down in honor of CPO Carter.

  18. eric
    November 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    For anyone interested in some strongman/CrossFit competition, the Hybrid Athletics Winter Challenge was posted today.

  19. Brian K
    November 19, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Here’s to you Badger, 39:51 RX

  20. Kyle E
    November 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    27:07 rx it was a burner

    • Brian K
      November 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

      Its been too long since we were in the same class, way to kill it bud

  21. krystyn
    November 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    What a work-out! It was a great 7pm class. Thanks for pushing me Eric, Joe, Aaron, Claire, Laura, Brian, JK, Chandra, Kate. Sigh…. I so wanted to give up after a really long day. Glad I didn’t.~xo

  22. Michael Cahill
    November 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

  23. Zander
    November 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm


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