Benchmark: 12 Days of Crossfit Southie


We will be running a reduced schedule this week due to the holiday. Please see below for schedule updates:
Tuesday 12/23: Normal Schedule. Oly class will meet in Southie Green at 7pm
Wednesday 12/24: Classes in Southie Green only; 5:30am, 6:30am, 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 12pm
Thursday 12/25: Closed… Merry Christmas!
Friday 12/26: Classes in Southie Green only; 11am, 12pm, Open Gym 1-3pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Saturday 12/27: Classes in Southie Green only; 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm Intro Class, 1pm Oly Class, 2pm & 3pm


Two of our dedicated CFS members, Cara Patten and Meg Struckel will be performing in the DanceWorks Boston Project at the Boston Conservatory in January.
Tickets still remain for their Thursday night performance on the 8th (their other three shows have already sold out!) The show is a mix of contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and tap pieces choreographed by members of the company (including pieces choreographed by both Cara and Meg!)


“12 Days of CrossFit Southie

1 Thruster in a Burpee (115, 80)
2 Turkish Get ups (1.5/1; one for each arm)
3 Front Squats (115,80)
4 Clean and Jerks (115,80)
6 SDHP (115,80)
7 Clapping Pushups
8 Knee To Elbows
9 Kipping Pullups
10 Lords of Leaping (24,20)
11 Overhead Squats (115,80)
12 HSPUโ€™s

Level 2 (95,65); (1/.75)
Level 1 (65, 35); (.75/.5)

For each day. you complete the # of reps and work your way down the list, just like the song. After completing the Thruster in a Burpee proceed to the next day. For example on day 5 you would do 5 kb swings, 4 clean and jerks, 3 front squats, 2 turkish get ups and a thruster in a burpee and then proceed on to day 6. This is a tough wod, we can substitute and scale to make it doable for everyone.

12 Days of Crossfit Southie 12/20/13
12 Days of Crossfit Southie 12/19/12

Conditioning Class: WOD
10 x 250m Row
Rest 1 minute after each. Record all splits.

Conditioning Class: Core
2 Rounds
25 Hollow Rocks
20 AbMat Situps
15 Supermans
10 Bridges per leg


  • Alec

    12/19/2014 @ 1:07 pm

    39:37Rx with the Toasties Friday morning. That workout is no joke. I’ve got “Fran Lung” this morning.

  • jason barrow

    12/19/2014 @ 1:21 am

    12/19/12 – 9+24 Rx (45 min cap)
    12/18/14 – 10+12 Rx (41 min cap)

    PR’ing is a xmas miracle.

  • Trevor Crean

    12/19/2014 @ 1:14 am

    First time doing this one.
    40:34 L2
    Turkish get ups were real rough.
    Next year’s goal is Rx.

  • Eric M Bachman

    12/18/2014 @ 7:37 pm

    This workout was so much FUN! It was incredibly hard, which I enjoyed. The 5:30 AM class was PACKED which made it more fun. AND Kaitlyn Cleveland stopped by for drop in! It was great to see her!! As she was laying on the floor recovering from this monster I told her, “Welcome to Southie!”

    While I was not sure what day it was or what time it was, I stumbled into the usual 5:30 AM class. I was in Paris for the business the last few days which meant 1-irregular (if any) sleep, 2-eating only crap, and 3-drinking almost no water (not mentioning this supposed “jet lag” that people get). Basically, several days of destroying myself. All that said:

    Capped out at 45:00 having completed 10+14 Rx. I am happy with that. Notes:
    +I was very happy to string together relatively big sets of OHS
    -I am very disappointed I didn’t get to hit any HSPUs
    -I need to work on my pull-ups so I can get bigger sets
    +I didn’t die

  • Emmett Maguire III

    12/18/2014 @ 3:53 pm

    10+48 @ L2, capped out on time.

    That puppy was no joke. Looking forward to a retest in 12 months.

  • CashLady

    12/18/2014 @ 2:49 pm

    11 with .75 pood on TGU. Someday I will finish this bad boy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • melstec

    12/18/2014 @ 2:21 pm

    It’s the most wonderful day of the year!!! Lots of holiday spirit at the 7am!

  • Petra

    12/18/2014 @ 1:53 pm

    I agree with Marc, “the most wonderful WOD” !
    44:33 @75#. I like that we got an extra few minutes this year, so I could finally finish. (Or Finnish)

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

  • amy

    12/18/2014 @ 1:37 pm

    Goosedaddy created this workout back in 2008. We started doing it with our personal training clients years before CrossFit Southie existed. I have seen other versions floating around, but this one is authentic to CFS! It was great to see a lot of people giving it a first time go, and then others coming back for a second and third time. Very bummed that I need to sit this one out this year…but I have a hard enough time lifting myself out of bed, never-mind off the floor!!

    Great job by all. 27 peeps in the 5:30am class. Loved the energy!!!

  • Frawls

    12/18/2014 @ 1:24 pm

    Great WOD even though I had to make a bunch of mods to accommodate my shoulder. 44:13 1P for TGU. GHD instead of K2E. Strict pullups and strict HSPU. OHS with a PVC which is actually progress. Even with the mods, couldn’t reel in Quigs.

    • Mike Quigley

      12/18/2014 @ 7:14 pm

      Frawls, I think your mods were actually hardy – GHDs and strict HSPUs!?

      • Brian M. Maser

        12/18/2014 @ 7:36 pm

        Don’f forget the PVC, bro! #Beast

  • Kurt Brumme

    12/18/2014 @ 1:21 pm

    10+25 Rx. 3 days of work travel does not make for a high-energy WOD, but it was fun nonetheless!

  • Kara

    12/18/2014 @ 1:08 pm

    I’ve done this wod 3 years in a row and still can’t seem to remember where I am and what I should do next. This time I started doing pull ups before the push ups and then wondered why Petra hadn’t done any pull ups yet since she was ahead of me so then I realized I was wrong and went back to push ups and then got even more confused. A great workout nonetheless. A great big crowd. Happy Holidays!

  • Sanchez

    12/18/2014 @ 12:56 pm

    Ton of fun with the huge 5:30AM class

    10+16 with step-ups and knee raises

  • Brian M. Maser

    12/18/2014 @ 12:14 pm

    A lot of fun this morning in the 5:30 class. 45:00 Rx. Locked out the last Thruster right at the time cap. You owe it to yourself to make time to hit this WOD . Happy Holidays everyone!

  • Marc Piccuirro

    12/18/2014 @ 11:45 am

    Said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s the most wonderful WOD of the year.
    2012 – 43:30 with 1 pood KB
    2013 – 39:33 Rx
    2014 – 34:59 Rx
    Man, this crissfit stuff really works huh?
    Coach Retta, it was a pleasure to share a pullup bar with you.
    Nice work everyone. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah!

  • Mike Quigley

    12/18/2014 @ 11:41 am

    5:30 glass was giant. With a special guest appearance from Coach Retta.
    2011 got into the middle round of 10 with 75# and green band on pull ups and knees to nothing
    2013 got through 11 rounds plus 12 HSPU with a 40 minute cap.
    today finished at 44:07 RX.
    long grind, but I love this one.

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