When MMA athlete BJ Penn needed to up his conditioning for his fights he turned to CrossFit. Even though the coaching staff had never participated in the sport, they need what the demands of the sport were and created a format accordingly. They asked themselves rather than some footwork and feints what would it be like to actually work for the entirety of the 5:00-round?

After combining 5 different exercise stations and demanding maximum repetition throughout the CrossFit staff put BJ through the workout. At the end of it all they asked him how it felt. He said it was “like a fight gone bad“, and that’s where this staple workout protocol came from.

CONDITIONING for Wednesday 11/25/2020

LIMITED EQUIPMENT
3 rounds for max total reps:
1:00 thruster
1:00 burpee
1:00 push press
1:00 box jumps
1:00 SDHP
1:00 rest

FULLY EQUIPPED
3 rounds for max total reps:
1:00 thruster, 20/15/15kg
1:00 SDHP, 35/25/15kg
1:00 box jumps, 24/20/16″
1:00 push press, 35/25/15kg
1:00 row
1:00 rest

NO EQUIPMENT
3 rounds for max total reps:
1:00 jumping squat
1:00 burpee
1:00 hand-release pushups
1:00 tuck jumps
1:00 prone snow angels
1:00 rest

Move through each 1:00 station accumulating as many repetitions as possible, resting when necessary. Score = total reps completed through 3 rounds. Modify equipment and movement as needed.

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