"2009 Games Chipper"

15 Squat cleans, 155# (100#)
30 Toes-to-bar
30 Box jumps, 24" (20")
15/10 Muscle-ups
30 Dumbell push press / push jerk, 40# (25#)
30 Double unders
15 Thruster, 135# (95#)
30 Pull-ups
30 Burpees
300' Plate lunges, 45# (25#)

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Crested Butte 107 
Cherie didn't follow the steps below to prepare for her 2008 ski season and look what happened to her.

Ski and boarding season is here.  You should begin your pre-skiing training program a couple of months before you plan to go. Once you are at the slopes, it is too late to build your fitness up to the required level.

You could start by doing the WOD or try these recommended exercises to catch up on getting you prepared:

1. Visit your local butcher and pay $30 to sit in the walk-in freezer for a half an hour. Afterwards, burn two $50 dollar bills to warm up.
2. Soak your gloves and store them in the freezer after every use.
3. Fasten a small, wide rubber band around the top half of your head before you go to bed each night.
4. If you wear glasses, begin wearing them with glue smeared on the lenses.
5. Throw away a hundred dollar bill-now.
6. Find the nearest ice rink and walk across the ice 20 times in your ski boots carrying two pairs of skis, accessory bag and poles. Pretend you are looking for your car. Sporadically drop things.
7. Place a small but angular pebble in your shoes, line them with crushed ice, and then tighten a C-clamp around your toes.
8. Buy a new pair of gloves and immediately throw one away.
9. Secure one of your ankles to a bed post and ask a friend to run into you at high speed.
10. Go to McDonald's and insist on paying $8.50 for a hamburger. Be sure you are in the longest line.
11. Clip a lift ticket to the zipper of your jacket and ride a motorcycle fast enough to make the ticket lacerate your face.
12. Drive slowly for five hours – anywhere – as long as it's in a snowstorm and you're following an 18 wheeler.
13. Fill a blender with ice, hit the pulse button and let the spray blast your face. Leave the ice on your face until it melts. Let it drip into your clothes.
14. Dress up in as many clothes as you can and then proceed to take them off because you have to go to the bathroom.
15. Slam your thumb in a car door. Don't go see a doctor.
16. Repeat all of the above every Saturday and Sunday until it's time for the real thing!

Credit goes to -googling ski jokes (no author could be found), it makes me CRACK up.


  1. Chris :

    POW POW GNAR GNAR on its way! I’ll be up doing the WP and Copper anybody have that pass?

  2. Fonger :

    Dear Verve:
    Way to have a week of awesome workouts once I leave. It makes me miss you all all the more. It’s sunny here Down Under, I’ll try to bring sunshine back. Going to get owned by Crossfit Brisbane–I’ll report back. Have fun!

  3. Elizabeth :


  4. Stef :

    Hey, if anyone read’s this before going in this am, please keep your eyes open for a silver cross necklace. Mine fell out of my gym bag (crap) So it might be on the street (where I parked) or, if I’m really lucky, somewhere in the gym.

  5. Anna :

    Holy crap I think I justt peed my pants! That is so hilarous, because it is so true. Love it.
    I personally cant wait till this WOD. This looked brutal at the games and looks it now. But it will be fun. See yall tonight at 1830!!!!

  6. Alan :

    Re: Reading Anna’a post….
    There is something truly disturbing with Crossfitters! It is just awesome!

  7. jane :

    Have we skiied together??!! It’s all true and we keep doin’ it..

  8. Victoria :

    That post is absolutely hilarious! So true…so true! But I can’t wait for the season to start!
    Cherie, thanks for the extra push this morning- I needed it. I’m proud of myself for this WOD! Holy Crapola

  9. JenB :

    advanced training for #6…… get on a crowded RTD bus with all your gear to and from the ice rink –
    Is Verve gonna start including those exercises in the upcoming WODs?

  10. Donna :

    Here’s my haiku for today’s 6 am class:
    Look at that sunrise
    This WOD looks really brutal
    Please, no more burpees

  11. Donna :

    Sorry, last haiku, i promise:
    Bikini time soon
    love the lunges, but they hurt
    Vegas in three weeks.

  12. Cherie :

    Donna I love you haiku’s

  13. Fantastic workout! Love the post and picture hehe. That that I’m a huge skier now but I’ve experienced enough to know just how accurate the list is…
    I’m tellin’ ya, the team burpee and wall ball squat cleans have totally helped me find the burpee urgency! Now to work on grace… I feel like I did 30 burpees this morning way faster than I’ve EVER done them because of the birth of that warm-up exercise combo. Helps when you feel the pressure of someone waiting on ya. šŸ™‚

  14. Andy :

    That workout was no joke. Each exercise was great/sucked in its own special way.
    This is one of those WOD’s that can’t end soon enough when doing it, but once completed there’s a strange desire to immediately do it again, just better. Or maybe that’s just me….. Weird.

  15. I agree. I feel like this workout, with the 45 minute limit, was hard but because I had such a long time to do it, I didn’t feel quite as much pressure to go quickly. Perhaps that affected intensity and that’s why I felt like it seemed harder before doing it than it felt after.
    Don’t get me wrong, it was challenging but I felt like the amount of reps for each exercise were doable and less intimidating than if there were more added and the time cut.

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