24 Best CrossFit® Workouts from our Daily WOD

Written By Charleh Knighton  |  CrossFit 

Hey, if you've been doing CrossFit® for a bit, you know how the daily grind of workouts can get crazy dull. It's like doing the same old routine over and over, and it just takes the fun out of CrossFit®, you know?

But here's the deal: every week, we whip up a daily WOD with some funky names to keep you pumped up and inspired.

We truly believe that no matter what kind of training you're into, you should absolutely love it and soak up every second of it while you're vibing with the CrossFit® community.

Now, let's talk about WODs – that's short for "Workout of the Day." It's like the secret code for CrossFitters all around the world, a pre-planned set of exercises that's all the rage.

And here's the kicker – you can do these WODs pretty much anywhere, whether it's a gym or even your own backyard.

If you're looking for more beginner CrossFit® workouts, then click here for our previous article.

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What is CrossFit® Workout?

CrossFit® is all about mixing things up with intense exercises that work your body in different ways. It's not just about looking good; it's about getting stronger, more flexible, and better coordinated. The best part is, CrossFit® workouts can be tailored to anyone, whether you're a fitness pro or just starting out.

If you've ever hit up a CrossFit® box, you've definitely crossed paths with the WOD part of a session. It's basically a bunch of exercises, either with a set number of reps or racing against the clock to see how many reps you can crank out in a given time.

Now, WODs can be all sorts of different flavors, but the bottom line is always the same: go all out and try to beat your own scores.

It's like a way to compete with yourself and everyone else around the globe, which is why these things are so darn popular!

Different Types of CrossFit® Workouts

CrossFit® workouts come in various formats to keep training exciting and effective.Here’s the lowdown on some typical CrossFit® workouts and the lingo that goes with 'em:

EMOM
(Every Minute on the Minute):

This workout involves performing a specific exercise or set of exercises at the beginning of every minute for a predetermined duration. It challenges your ability to work efficiently and recover within a short timeframe.

AMRAP
(As Many Rounds/Reps as Possible):

In an AMRAP workout, you perform a series of exercises in a given time frame, aiming to complete as many rounds or repetitions as possible. This encourages intensity and endurance.

For Time:

This type of workout is a race against the clock. You'll complete a set of exercises as quickly as possible, trying to beat your previous time or a set standard.

Tabata:

Tabata workouts consist of 20 seconds of high-intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for several rounds. This format is excellent for improving cardiovascular fitness.

Strength Training:

Incorporate compound movements like squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and overhead presses to build muscle and increase strength.

HIIT
(High-Intensity Interval Training):

HIIT workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief rest periods. They're effective for burning calories and improving cardiovascular health.

Bodyweight Workouts:

You can perform bodyweight exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, and planks to improve overall strength and fitness.

Olympic Weightlifting:

If you have access to the necessary equipment and have proper training, Olympic lifts like the clean and jerk and snatch can be incorporated into your routine for power and explosiveness.

Gymnastics Movements:

Work on gymnastic skills like handstands, muscle-ups, and ring dips to improve balance, coordination, and upper body strength.

Mobility and Stretching:

Don't forget to include mobility work and stretching in your routine to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries.

How Long Are CrossFit® Workouts?

CrossFit® workouts can have quite a range in terms of duration. You might find some that are super short, lasting just a few minutes, while others can really stretch out and go for 30 minutes or even longer. How long a workout goes typically depends on how hard you're going at it and what you're aiming to achieve in that session.

For example, you might do an intense 3 minute workout that’ll absolutely floor you, or you might hit up a 45-60 Murph workout that wipes you for the full day! It can all depend. CrossFit® workouts will typically be between 8 - 15 minutes.

What to Eat Before a CrossFit® Workout

Good nutrition is crucial to power up your CrossFit® sessions. Think about having a well-balanced meal with carbs, protein, and healthy fats roughly 2-3 hours before you start working out.

This will give you the energy required for those high-intensity exercises and will aid in your recovery. If you're planning on a longer workout, consider incorporating some quick carbs. For instance, you could opt for a pre-workout sugary drink during your training or go for a snack like a banana or some marshmallow squares.

Now, let's dive into some of the best CrossFit® workouts from our Daily WOD, along with strategies for tackling them effectively:


HSPU Fatigue

  • 7 rounds of:
    • 3 Cleans (185lbs/125lbs)
    • 4 Deficit Kipping Handstand Push-ups (5 inches for men, 3 inches for women)

Strategy: Focus on maintaining proper form during cleans to conserve energy. For handstand push-ups, use a kipping motion efficiently to reduce fatigue.

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Are You Ready?

  • 6 Muscle Ups
  • 24 cal Row
  • 16 cal Bike
  • 16 (8 each arm) Dumbbell Squat Snatches (50lbs/35lbs)
  • 15 cal Bike
  • 24 cal Row
  • 6 Muscle Ups

Strategy: Pace yourself during the row and bike portions. Use efficient muscle-up techniques and maintain consistent breathing.

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Killer Calories

  • For time:
    • 30/25 Echo Bike cals
    • 15 Strict handstand push-ups
    • 20/15 Echo Bike cals
    • 15 Strict handstand push-ups
    • 20/15 Echo Bike cals
    • 15 Strict handstand push-ups
    • 30/25 Echo Bike cals

Strategy: Break the handstand push-ups into manageable sets and push through the bike calories with intensity.

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Drop It Like It’s Hot

  • For Time
    • 50 Goblet Box Step Ups
    • 5 Rope Climbs
    • 50 Single Arm Overhead KB Walking Lunges
    • 5 Rope Climbs

Strategy: Maintain a steady pace on the box step-ups and rope climbs. Focus on balance during the lunges.

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Sweat Mess

  • 3 Rounds for Time
    • 30 Alt. Db Snatch
    • 30 Box Jump Overs

Strategy: Alternate arms during dumbbell snatches to distribute fatigue evenly. Use efficient jumping techniques on box jump overs.

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Core Smorgasbord

  • 20 minute AMRAP
    • 12/10 Calorie Row
    • 10 TTB (Toes-to-Bar)
    • 3 Wall Walks

Strategy: Manage your pace on the rower to conserve energy for toes-to-bar and wall walks. Focus on core engagement. 

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Crunch the Numbers

  • 20 Minute EMOM
    • Min 1: 10 Deadlifts
    • Min 2: 200-meter run

Strategy: Choose a deadlift weight that challenges you but allows for good form. Push the run pace while maintaining consistency.

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Weighing Scales

  • 3 rounds for time
    • 500m Row
    • 40 Air Squats
    • 30 Sit-ups
    • 20 Push-ups
    • 10 Pull-ups (Strict)

Strategy: Maintain a steady pace on the rower and focus on proper squat form. Break up the bodyweight movements as needed.

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Rhythm Stick

  • 150 Double Unders
  • 75 Wall Balls
  • 50 Toes-to-Bar
  • 25 Handstand Push-ups
  • 800m Run

Strategy: Break the double unders and toes-to-bar into manageable sets to maintain rhythm. Use proper wall ball technique and focus on efficient handstand push-ups.

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Overheard at the Box

  • For Time:
    • 800m Run
    • 40 Overhead Squats
    • 40 Box Jump Overs
    • 40 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
    • 800m Run

Strategy: Choose an appropriate weight for the overhead squats and focus on depth and stability. Efficiently transition between box jump overs and sumo deadlift high pulls.

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Push The Limits

  • 30 Muscle Ups for time

Strategy: This workout is a test of upper body strength and technique. Break the muscle-ups into manageable sets and maintain efficient kipping form.

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Hold The Phone Caller

  • 4 Rounds of:
    • 15 Strict Ring Dips
    • 20 Pistol Squats
    • 25 Pull-ups

Strategy: Maintain strict form on ring dips and focus on balance during pistol squats. Use appropriate scaling options for pull-ups to keep intensity high.

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Triple Whammy

  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of:
    • Toes to bar
    • Double unders
    • Wall balls

Strategy: Progressively chip away at the rep scheme. Focus on unbroken sets for toes to bar and double unders to maximize efficiency.

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Recovery Jam

  • 6 Rounds of:
    • 20 Second L-sit Hold
    • 30 Second Plank
    • 40 Russian Twists

Strategy: Maintain strict form on the L-sit hold and focus on core engagement during planks and Russian twists. This workout serves as active recovery.

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The Gymnastics Test

  • For Time:
    • 50 Pull-ups
    • 40 Front Squats
    • 30 Handstand Push-ups
    • 20 Burpee Box Jump Overs
    • 10 Bar Muscle-ups

Strategy: Break down the reps and use proper kipping form for pull-ups and bar muscle-ups. Focus on maintaining stability during handstand push-ups.

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Rotations

  • 3 Rounds for Time:
    • 500m Row
    • 5 Squat Snatches
    • 15 TTB (Toes-to-Bar)
    • 45 Double-Unders

Strategy: Transition quickly between movements and maintain proper technique during squat snatches and toes-to-bar. Keep a steady pace on the rower.

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Thick Thighs Save Lives

  • 12 minute AMRAP
    • 100 Double Unders
    • 25ft DB Farmers Walking Lunge
    • 15 DB Push Press
    • 25ft DB Front Rack Walking Lunge

Strategy: Focus on unbroken double unders and controlled lunges. Use proper form during the DB push press and maintain balance during the walking lunges.

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Just Grim

  • For Time
    • 3 Wall Walks
    • 30 Wall Balls
    • 4 Wall Walks
    • 40 Wall Balls (20lbs/14lbs)
    • 5 Wall Walks
    • 50 Wall Balls

Strategy: Consistency is key during wall walks. Break wall balls into manageable sets and push through the increasing rep scheme.

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Power Outlet

  • 10 Rounds for Time:
    • 3 Power Snatch (95lbs/65lbs)
    • 6 Box Jump Overs (24lbs/20lbs)

Strategy: Maintain proper form on power snatches and focus on efficient movement during box jump overs. Keep a steady pace throughout.

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Work Dat Booty

  • 50-40-30-20-10
    • Calorie Row
    • Wall Balls

Strategy: Push intensity on the rower and maintain good wall ball technique. This workout targets lower body endurance.

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Turbo Fire

  • 5 Rounds for Time
    • 40 Double Unders
    • 30 Lunges in place (15 each leg)
    • 20 Alt DB Snatch @50lbs/35lbs
    • Time cap: 15 minutes

Strategy:  Stay consistent with double unders, maintain balance during lunges, and focus on efficient snatching technique.

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Muscle Beach

  • 10 Muscle-Ups
  • 20 Snatches
  • 30 Calorie Row
  • 20 Overhead Squats
  • 10 Muscle-Ups
  • Time cap: 16 minutes

Strategy: Use efficient kipping for muscle-ups and maintain proper form during snatches and overhead squats. This is a challenging workout that tests both strength and endurance.

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Just Keep Swimming

  • Swim
  • 500m Time trial

Strategy: Swimming technique is crucial in this workout. Focus on maintaining a steady pace and efficient strokes during the time trial.

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Drive The Bus

  • AMRAP in 20 minutes
    • 500m Row
    • 40 Double Unders
    • 30 Air Squats
    • 20 Sit-Ups
    • 10 Push-Ups

Strategy: Manage your energy throughout the 20 minutes. Push intensity on the rower and maintain consistency in the bodyweight movements.

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To Summarize

Here are some tough CrossFit® workouts you might encounter in our Daily WOD. Keep in mind to adjust the intensity according to your fitness level and, most importantly, prioritize good form during your CrossFit® sessions.

CrossFit® offers a wide-ranging and demanding fitness adventure, with routines suitable for everyone, regardless of their athletic level.

Whether you're a CrossFit® pro or a beginner, these workouts are a fantastic means to boost your general fitness, strength, and stamina.

To see the best results on your CrossFit® journey, remember to stay committed, follow a proper diet, and pay attention to your body's signals

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