Tommy V WOD

For time — 21 thrusters, 12 rope climbs, 15 thrusters, 9 rope climbs, 9 thrusters, 6 rope climbs. Thrusters at 115/75 lb and rope climbs to 15 ft.

What is the Tommy V WOD?

The Tommy V workout is a CrossFit hero WOD. Athletes must complete for time: 21 thrusters, 12 rope climbs, 15 thrusters, 9 rope climbs, 9 thrusters, 6 rope climbs. Thrusters at 115/75 lb and rope climbs to 15 ft. Tommy V is named in honor of Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas J. Valentine, 37, of Ham Lake, MN, who died in an training accident in Arizona, on Feb. 13 2008.

The weight of the thrusters may not seem that tough initially, but you’ll soon start to feel the number of reps, especially with your grip on the bar. This makes the rope climbs all the more challenging, resulting in a typically intense workout that we’d expect from a CrossFit hero WOD.

Thrusters can be scaled by reducing the weight. Rope climbs can be scaled in different ways depending on your current level of progression, such as laying down on your back and then using the rope to lift yourself from the ground.

Tips for the Tommy V WOD

  • Be mindful of your hands and grip on the thrusters. Try to avoid killing your hands before rope climbs.
  • Break up the reps into smaller groups if needed, e.g. 21 reps could be 12 and 9, or 7×3.
  • Scale the movements if required.

Tommy V WOD Videos

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

Chyna Cho does the Tommy V WOD, finishing with a time of 7:25.

Highlights of the Tommy V workout at the CrossFit Games South Regional.