The Chief

You can be both a hero workout and a benchmark. This is one of the workouts that maybe not many people have done. We all know the famous benchmarks and hero workouts, but we tend to forget about all those great workouts out there that aren’t the “norms”

Today we get to hit a great workout. Rest is built in, which should hopefully allow you to keep the pace high and go fast. The reps are also short, which should allow us to stay moving. If you can stay unbroken on all 3 movements and push the pace you can get a pretty solid score. I’ve seen some scores close to 30 rounds, how far do you think you can get??

This benchmark WOD was originally posted on, with credit to CrossFit San Diego, as the workout of the day for Sunday, September 14, 2008 (080914).

The original post said: “Each year in the United States Navy, a highly qualified and elite cadre of Sailors are selected and promoted to the join the ranks of Chief Petty Officer. Since 1893, “The Chiefs” have been relied upon by subordinates and superiors alike for their personal example, technical expertise and above all, their unique leadership capabilities. As the induction process for newly selected Chief Petty Officers is now underway throughout the US Navy, we thought it appropriate to inaugurate “The Chief” in honor and recognition of all past and present CPOs. Thanks to them and their families for their self-sacrifice, ability to adapt, tireless dedication to mission and devotion to country.”


“The Chief”
5 rounds:
3 Power Clean 135/95
6 Pushups
9 Air Squat
*Rest 1 min between rounds. Pick up where you left off