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It’s Halloween! 10 Scary Workouts to Try Today

Scare yourself into fitness.

The last of October is famously celebrated in many countries as Halloween. You can kickstart your spooky tradition with these 10 scary workouts today!

Halloween started around 2,000 years ago with Celtic celebrations to mark the end of the harvest season and usher a new year.

But honestly, that is not why you clicked here. You don’t need a history lesson about Halloween. You are much more interested in knowing what are these 10 scary workouts to try on this spooky day.

Before anything, these are CrossFit workouts. So if you were thinking about a normal workout, like a push workout for your chest and triceps, or a pull workout for your back and biceps that was scary, I’m sorry to say you won’t find that here. But we do have some options below for you:

Anyway, the list below with 10 scary workouts to try today is also not necessarily difficult to do. They are not scary in the sense of “impossible” or that it will put you closer to death (pun intended). This is a silly list of CrossFit WODs that have names that resemble Halloween traditions for whatever reason. There are other workouts that could be on this list, but we picked only 10.

Check them out.

Source: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Note: if you are looking for incredibly difficult WODs, try one of the links below:

Top 5 Hardest CrossFit Open Workouts EVER

Top 10 Hardest Bodyweight CrossFit Workouts

10 Tough CrossFit Workouts to Build Strength and Muscle

10 Scary Workouts to Try Today: Halloween Edition

1. Hocus Pocus

3 Rounds for Time:

  • 25 foot Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunges (50/35 lb)
  • 15/10 calorie Echo Bike
  • 25 foot Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunges (50/35 lb)
  • 8 Toes-to-Bars

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written for 3 rounds.

Workout created by former CrossFit athlete Cassidy Lance-McWherter.

2. Jack Skellington

For Time:

10-31-10-31 reps of:

  • Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • Toes-to-Bars
  • MedBall Ball Facing Burpees

After each round, complete:

  • 100 foot MedBall Overhead Walking Lunges (20/14 lb)

Time Cap: 25 minutes

With a running clock, as fast as possible completed the prescribed work. Athlete must complete 10 reps each of Wall Ball Shots, Toes-to-Bars, and MedBall Facing Burpees, then 100 foot MedBall Overhead Walking Lunges in the first round. For the second round, athlete will then perform 31 reps of each movement and the same length of Walking Lunges. For the third and fourth rounds, athlete will perform 10 reps of each movement and 31 reps with the same length for Walking Lunges.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Walking Lunges is completed.

Scaling Options

For Time:

10-31-10-31 reps of:

  • Wall Ball Shots (14/10 lb)
  • Hanging Knee Raises
  • MedBall Ball Facing Burpees

After each round, complete:

  • 100 foot MedBall Overhead Walking Lunges (14/10 lb)

3. Frankenchipper

For Time:

  • 500 Meter Row
  • 400 Meter Run
  • 21 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
  • 12 Pull-Ups
  • 50 Barbell Thrusters (45/33)
  • 3 Rounds of Cindy (5 Pull-Ups, 10 Push-Ups, 15 Air Squats)
  • 30 Box Jumps (24/20)
  • 21 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 30 Knees-To-Elbows
  • 30 Double Unders
Source: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

4. Frankenchipper 2.0

For time:

  • Run 800m
  • 30 Kettlebell Swings (53#/35#)
  • 21 Thrusters (75#/55#)
  • 21 Pull-ups
  • 50 Push-ups
  • 50 Air Squats
  • 30 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
  • 30 Wall Balls (20#/14#)

Workout designed by Beyond the White Board.

5. Hallo-Wween

3 Rounds for Time:

  • 30 Double-Unders
  • 20 Burpees
  • 15 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • 10 Snatches (135/95 lb)
  • Rest 90 seconds

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work in the order written for 3 rounds. Rest 90 seconds after every round.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Snatches is completed.

6. Frankenstein

For Time:

  • 10 Bench Presses (205/125 lb)
  • 10 Power Cleans (205/125 lb)
  • 100 meter Run
  • 8 Bench Presses (205/125 lb)
  • 8 Power Cleans (205/125 lb)
  • 100 meter Run
  • 6 Bench Presses (205/125 lb)
  • 6 Power Cleans (205/125 lb)
  • 100 meter Run
  • 4 Bench Presses (205/125 lb)
  • 4 Power Cleans (205/125 lb)
  • 100 meter Run
  • 2 Bench Presses (205/125 lb)
  • 2 Power Cleans (205/125 lb)
  • 100 meter Run

With a running clock, complete the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time“).

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Run is completed.

Workout created by CrossFit athlete Josh Bridges.

7. Freddy Krueger

5 Rounds for Time:

  • 36 Double-Unders
  • 6 Clusters (135/95 lb)*
  • 1 Rope Climb

*1 Cluster is 1 Clean and 1 Thruster

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the rope climb is completed.

Workout created by CrossFit athlete Kristi Eramo O’Connell.

8. Elm Street

2 Rounds for Time:

  • 10 Devil Presses (2×50/35 lb)
  • 400 meter Run
  • 31 Dumbbell Sumo Cleans (2×50/35 lb)
  • 300 meter Run
  • 31 Dumbbell Floor Presses (2×50/35 lb)
  • 200 meter Run
  • 31 Dumbbell Front Squats (2×50/35 lb)
  • 100 meter Run
  • 10 Devil Presses (2×50/35 lb)
  • Rest 2 minutes

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work in the order written for 2 rounds with 2-minute rest in between.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Devil Presses is completed.

Workout created by CrossFit athlete Jason Khalipa.

9. The 3 Screams of Halloween

3 Rounds for Time

  • 10 calorie Echo Bike/SkiErg/Row*
  • 2 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 10 calorie Echo Bike/SkiErg/Row*
  • 3 Burpee Box Jumps (20/24 in)
  • 2 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 10 calorie Echo Bike/SkiErg/Row*
  • 4 Deadlifts (135/95 lb)
  • 3 Burpee Box Jumps (20/24 in)
  • 2 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 10 calorie Echo Bike/SkiErg/Row*
  • 5 Bar Muscle-Ups
  • 4 Deadlifts (135/95 lb)
  • 3 Burpee Box Jumps (20/24 in)
  • 2 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 10 calorie Echo Bike/SkiErg/Row*
  • 6x50ft Shuttle Runs
  • 5 Bar Muscle-Ups
  • 4 Deadlifts (135/95 lb)
  • 3 Burpee Box Jumps (20/24 in)
  • 2 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 10 calorie Echo Bike/SkiErg/Row*
  • Rest 3 minutes


*Switch another machine after every round.

With a running clock, complete 3 rounds of the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible. Rest 3 minutes after each round. Please keep the clock running and start exactly after your rest period. This workout will be done similar to “12 Days of Christmas” wherein athlete will start with the 10 calorie Echo Bike, then 2 Clean-and-Jerks and 10 calorie Echo Bike, adding one movement each segment.

Score is the time on the clock when the 3 rounds are completed.

Workout created by Ronny Rossi.

10. Annabelle

For time:

  • 21-15-9 Reps for Time
  • Toes-to-Bars
  • Dumbbell Thrusters (2×50/35 lb)

With a running clock, complete the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time“). Athlete must complete 21 Toes-to-Bars and 21 Dumbbell Thrusters, 15 Toes-to-Bars and 15 Dumbbell Thrusters, and 9 Toes-to-Bars and 9 Dumbbell Thrusters.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Dumbbell Thrusters is completed.

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