PLEASE ALLOW YOURSELF 2 HOURS IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS WOD… If you only have an hour, expect NOT to finish.
Every Easter season, many CrossFit boxes and/or churches around the world host what is called the Jesus WOD.
The Jesus WOD is done as a means of aligning Christian beliefs physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is not intended to grandstand an athlete’s ability… it is not designed to “measure-up” to what Jesus encountered in His crucifixion… it is not a typical CrossFit workout… and it IS NOT REQUIRED.
The Jesus WOD is particularly brutal. Some participants have been able to finish it as prescribed; others have found that they had to scale-down the weight as the workout wore-on; all participants have found that it helps them better grasp the amount of suffering Jesus endured. PLEASE BE WARNED: this workout – perhaps more than any other CrossFit workout – taxes most athletes beyond their limits mentally and physically. SEVERAL have reported needing a day or two to heal-up after it is all said and done. Here is the workout as prescribed…
14 rounds for time of:
10 deadlifts (95/65)
10 squat cleans (95/65)
10 push-press (95/65)
50 ft of walking lunges with barbell on back + walk back to starting point
Athletes may only “de-load” the barbell from their control during rounds 3, 7, and 9. As these three rounds are completed, the athlete must place the barbell on the ground, pick-up a kettlebell (53/35), and complete 7 Turkish get-ups (for a total of 21 TGUs across the three rounds).
The workout represents the 14 Stations of the Cross and the three time Jesus fell to the ground.
1 Jesus is condemned to death
2 Jesus carries his cross
3 Jesus falls the first time
4 Jesus meets his mother
5 Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
6 Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
7 Jesus falls the second time
8 Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
9 Jesus falls the third time
10 Jesus is stripped of his garments
11 Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
12 Jesus dies on the cross
13 Jesus is taken down from the cross
14 Jesus is laid in the tomb