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15 Brutal Thruster WOD Challenges to Destroy your Weaknesses

Time to take your mental and physical fitness to the next level with these tough workouts.


EMOM for 14 minutes
Odd: 10 Thrusters (95/65 lb)
Even: 20 Kettlebell Swings (54/35 lb)
With a running clock, each minute on the minute (EMOM), athlete starts by performing 10 thrusters, then rests until the second round (starting at 1:00). Then athlete completes 20 kettlebell swings. Continue, alternating each minute, for 14 total minutes.


For Time
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of:
Thrusters (95/65 lb)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps of:
With a running clock, perform one round of the thrusters before moving on to one round of burpees. Alternate the two movements until you finish all the repetitions required.

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


For Time, Fast and Heavy
21 Dumbbell Thrusters
400 meter Run
18 Dumbbell Thrusters
400 meter Run
15 Dumbbell Thrusters
400 meter Run
Typically CrossFit workouts prescribe a weight, but in this case, the weight is athlete’s choice. The athlete should choose a dumbbell that, as the name says, is heavy but that they can still move fast. Score is dumbbell weight used and total time to complete.

As stated, pick dumbbells that are relatively heavy for you yet still allow you to complete each round of thrusters in very few sets. This workout should be treated like a sprint, so run hard and try to avoid resting until it is over. Intermediate athletes can perform this workout as prescribed, just with lighter dumbbells. Newer athletes can reduce the reps and shorten the runs.

Beginner Option
For time, fast and heavy:
15 dumbbell thrusters
Run 200 meters
12 dumbbell thrusters
Run 200 meters
9 dumbbell thrusters
Run 200 meters

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