The Ultimate Crossfit WODs List for Strength Training

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Benefits of Crossfit WODs

Although Crossfit WODs can be challenging, there are several physical and mental benefits. Many of these WODs focus on strength training, balance, and flexibility. The physical benefits include cardiovascular endurance, increased stamina, weight loss, and toning. In addition, the mental benefits include better sleep, stress relief, an increase in endorphins, and more. Doing these WODs can help you experience these benefits and achieve your fitness goals.

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Beginner Crossfit Workouts

These beginner Crossfit workouts will help immerse you in strength training and help you learn what’s comfortable for you. You can try just one strength training exercise or multiple from this list if you feel like you can do more.

CrossFit Workout for Beginners | Day 1 │ Brandon Delargy

Air Squat

For air squats, having the correct hip and knee movements is essential. When doing air squats, keep the following in mind:

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  • Find and maintain a neutral position that supports your spine. Tighten your core and watch to make sure that you don’t arch or round your back.
  • When you lower your body, bend at the knees and hips, keeping your knees in line with your toes.
  • Drop your hips below your knees.
  • Get back into a standing position by pushing up through your heels.

Shoulder Press

The shoulder press is a cardinal move for beginners. It’s important to add this into your routine because it sets the tone for creating a stronger overhead position, preparing you for advanced Crossfit WODs when you’re ready. When doing the shoulder press, follow these steps:

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  • Grab an empty barbell and hold it on your shoulders. Your grip should be only slightly wider than shoulder-width.
  • Push the bar up. This should be done directly overhead.
  • Once done, return to your starting position.
  • Do this for as many sets as you can, and add weight little by little when ready.

Push Ups (and Push Up With Hand Release)

Push-ups work many vital muscles in the body at once (i.e., chest, shoulders, triceps, core, back, legs) It’s such a dynamic exercise that everyone should include it in their routine, especially if you’re working on building strength.

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  • To get started, adjust your hands directly under your shoulders.
  • Lower yourself to the floor, keeping your core intact and your back straight.
  • Once at the bottom, push up to your starting position and make sure that your body is still in a straight line.

The Ultimate CrossFit WODs List for Strength Training

Hero WODs Without Equipment

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  • The Seven
  • Lumberjack 20
  • Kalsu
  • Mogadishu Mile
  • Lupo
  • Holleyman


The Linda, also known as the “three bars of death,” is a benchmark workout done for time. This strength training exercise encourages you to engage in movements that challenge your strength by making three classic barbell moves:

  • Deadlift at 1.5x bodyweight
  • Bench press at bodyweight
  • Clean at 0.75x bodyweight

Snatch EMOM

EMOM (every minute on the minute) workouts mean you complete a certain amount of reps of an exercise in less than 60 seconds. EMOMs are highly effective and efficient in building your endurance, explosive power, and work capacity. Try this snatch EMOM to target your form while also testing your strength:

  • One snatch at 85% of your one-rep-max

Squats and Sprints

This WOD is known to push you and your strength to the limit. This combination is excellent, as it focuses on speed movement. When you squat heavy, this enforces a high-force/low-speed movement, while sprinting focuses on a high-force/high-speed movement. Try to do five rounds:

  • Five back squats
  • Sprint 100m on a track, or if you have one available to you, use the rower and complete 20 calories
  • Rest for 2 minutes

Strict Lynne

When performing the strict Lynne, you’ll be focusing on pushing and pulling strength. There is no time limit, and you can go at your own pace until you can’t do it anymore. Strict Lynne consists of doing max reps for five rounds of bench press, decked with your body weight. Bench press targets many muscle groups, such as the chest, shoulders, and triceps, so you’ll feel the burn during this workout. In addition, you will be doing max reps for five rounds of strict pull-ups to target your back and biceps for your pull strength.

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