Why are Crossfit Workouts named after girls? According to CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman, he named the benchmark workouts after girls in similar way that storms are named after girls using the National Weather Service. He felt that because these workouts are so physically demanding, they leave you feeling as though a storm has hit you!
Greg Glassman: “I think anything that leaves you laying on your back gasping for air wondering what just happened to you should be named after a girl.”
They are designed to be repeated at intervals to test how your fitness is progressing and improving.