Lynne WOD

Five rounds for max reps — Bench press (body weight) and pull-ups

What is the Lynne WOD?

The Lynne WOD is one of the Crossfit Girl WODs. Athletes must complete five rounds for max reps: bench press (body weight) and pull-ups. Lynne is a Crossfit benchmark WOD used to assess an athlete’s progress over time.

With just two movements, Lynne is one of the more straightforward CrossFit girl workouts in terms of the two movements. However, despite that simplicity, it’s one of the most mentally challenging workouts. With effectively 10 rounds of max reps, you will need to remain focused and mentally strong as your body tires. There isn’t a defined rest period between rounds, but it is recommended to keep a consistent rest period throughout the workout.

If you’re unable to bench press your body weight then the weight should be scaled to something that you can strong together a reasonable number of reps, but is still challenging. Pull-ups can be scaled to where you are at your current level of progression, such as banded pull-ups or jumping pull-ups.

Tips for the Lynne WOD

  • Use the same rest period after each round for consistency.
  • Understand that your total should decrease each round if you’re hitting max reps. The goal is to see how well you can hang in there.
  • Scale the movement/weight if required.

Lynne WOD Videos

See how to do the Lynne WOD with the following videos and get inspiration from elite Crossfit athletes.

Malleolo, Lipson and Hobart demo the Lynne WOD.

See the Lynne workout performed by Kristan Clever and Dave Lipson.