Open 12.1 Video


You guessed it, the burpee. It’s a lovely day for a burpee.

Workout 12.1

Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:


This workout begins from the standing position. The Athlete will move from flat on the ground to touching an object with both hands that is 6 inches above their max reach. Score is total reps completed.

Movement Standards

At the bottom position, the Athlete’s chest and hips must touch the ground. At the top of the movement, both hands must make contact with the target 6 inches above your max reach.

Additional Notes

The height of the target must be no less than 6 inches above the Athlete’s fingertips when they are standing, feet together, with a straight line through their wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knees. The Athlete should be shrugging their shoulders and reaching as high as possible, while the measurement is being made.

If the Athlete touches with just one hand or misses, they may re-jump to complete the rep without dropping back to the ground. The use of a springy floor is not allowed.



25 toes to bar, no kipping!!!


Food for Thought:


  1. 120223


    I guess I am slow. I only got 54, but felt okay doing them — need to work on pressing harder, resting shorter.

    Desert, as written on the whiteboard; 60 seconds, max T2B (kipping allowed).

    I got 13 as rx’d.

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    Had to do this one at the gym downstairs at work. Not going to be able to make it to 6pm tonight.
    CFO 12.1: 73.

    First 3 minutes felt great. By the end I felt like I was only hitting one or two per minute. (I know I wasn’t but man this was a challenge.) It really is harder doing one at a time.

    Good luck to everyone on Saturday with this one!

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      Wow Dave what a great number!! Think how far you have come! When you started you probably couldn’t do 10 butlers regardless of time limit. Awesome!!!

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        I meant burpees of course – stupid autocorrect!

        • 120223

          You would never do 10 butlers – ha ha!

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            Thanks Iris. I got really angry at them this morning, and FORCED myself to pause for a 2-breath before jumping in and at least doing 3 in a row before I’d take another 2-breath.

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        pretty damn close… I have written down in my log that the first time i did burpees, I stopped after 5 because I felt like I was going to pass out and/or vomit. LOL

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    “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” ~William Barclay

    WOD: 105 reps

    I feel great that I have experienced the WOD and look forward to improving on the next attempt.

    I will post my heat time for Saturday and really appreciate all those who can come out to cheer for the athletes who will be giving it all for our box.

    Dessert: 26 reps

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    WOD: 36 reps. An underwhelming number at best but more than I could do last month and less than I will be able to do next month.

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    You suck.

    WOD: 68 Reps

    Saturday.. these burpees are going DOWN! Downtown to be exact..

    • 120223

      I’m CrossFit and I know it! Girl, look at that body!

      • 120223

        PISTOL pistol pistol pistol PISTOL….YEAH!!

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    WOD: 64 reps

    Dessert: 24 Knees to elbows in 60 seconds

    I felt really good today. After warming up I my back didn’t really bother me that much 🙂

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    Lemme start off by saying that 7 minutes last a very long time. Who knew?!

    WOD: 88 – Thanks Brian for judging me! I needed that encouragement around minute 4
    Now it’s time to develop the game plan for Saturday. Hittin’ ya up tomorrow Chef for your advice.

    No dessert for me.

    Also, I’m pretty sure this amazing weather is having an serious positive impact on my WODs. I’m lovin’ this!

    • 120223

      Starting to break the sound barrier with those Burpees numbers… Saturday will be a cake walk !
      (as long as no one dies…)

    • 120223

      88 is a pretty awesome number to get, you go girl!

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    I felt totally crappy this morning – shoulders so stiff from the pushups and hip flexor sore from something i did during one of my OHS yesterday. I was shocked that I did 65 burpess – I would have expected fewer. I think the animal crackers warmup and slo-mo burpee lesson helped!!

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    WOD: 91, so allowing your legs to touch the ground did prove much faster for me. I felt great, started out too fast out of the gate but I just kept saying its only 7 mins. Keep going….
    Dessert: 13 rxed (weakness, my grip)

    • 120223

      awesome job!

    • 120223

      “Teach me how to burpee
      Teach me, teach me how to burpee
      Teach me how to burpee
      Teach me, teach me how to burpee
      All my bitches love me
      All my, all my bitches love me
      All my bitches love me”

      The last part may not be as relevant but either way you are a burpee rockstar! I would like lessons on how-to be so awesome. Remember when you told me that you would never do Crossfit and I was crazy?!?! Now you’re kickin butt. I get a little choked up just thinking about it.

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        Rachel said she’d never CrossFit? There’s some good stroytelling along with that one…91 rocks. Can I hang out near you so your awesomeness might float over to me?

    • 120223

      Thanks for the Support!
      Everyone has at least one sharp tool in their house that works. Apparently for me its throw myself on the ground and jump around 🙂

      Meatloaf Zucchini Boats


      1 medium zucchini
      1 lb grass fed ground beef
      1 clove garlic, chopped or pressed
      1 egg
      1/3 cup chopped onion
      chopped parsley
      2 slices bacon
      1 sliced tomato
      Salt and pepper to taste

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
      Combine garlic, onion, parsley and egg with ground beef and mix well with hands.
      Cut off the ends of the zucchini and cut length wise down the center to make two long pieces.
      Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds of both sides.
      Place the zucchini halves onto a foil lines cookie sheet.
      Add meatloaf mixture to each zucchini boat.
      Place 1 strip of bacon over the top of each boat.
      Add sliced tomatoes to the top of each boat and season with, salt and pepper to taste.
      Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until meatloaf mix is cooked through and zucchini is tender.

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    Animal crackers just about took it all out of me.
    12.1 – 99. I know, “You couldn’t get just 1 more, Mike?” Well, I was dropping for 100, and was sure the clock would time out before I got back up, it didn’t but I thought sure it would before I jumped…gave 1/2 a jump and missed right as time expired.
    I’m pretty sure my knee is gonna have a quite a strawberry on it tomorrow from draggin the ground.

    T2B – 26

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      My right knee has a little strawberry…flopping=speed + battle scar!
      I was practicing thinking….how am going to flop when all I have been taught it never let your thighs hit the ground? then we started and I realized faster = flopping 🙂

    • 120223

      You did ‘animal crackers’ too??

      • 120223

        oh yeah…we all did.

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    pork chops — i made something similar to this the other night and it was so good:

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    88 Burpees … had a few misses, good judge for the competition on Saturday, goal is 100

    Dessert ~ 15 T2B

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    WOD: 73 – I went in with no strategy. it to go fast out of the fat and I fell apart. ready to do better on Saturday.

    Dessert: 13 – I was able to kip the first 6 and it felt good. getting better

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    102 reps + 20 toes to bar

    Big thanks to Ryan for keeping me going!

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      Yayyy Hilary!!!! That is f’in awesome! 🙂

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    Just remembered to post… lol

    86 reps.. lotssss of resting. Was it “necessary” resting? ehhh…probably not! 7 FULL minutes of pain is what I’m looking for on Saturday! Ready for us Rubiconers to represent!! 😀

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    93 from out here in the ‘Stan.

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