12 Days of CrossFit Southie

The much anticipated 12 Days of CrossFit Southie WOD will be run today during all classes. I created this workout back in 2008. I gave this workout to Patrick Padgett in a card as a Christmas present that year and it is one of my favorite memories of our friendship, as we battled it out together every year up until last year. I know he will be right by my side again this year pushing me to move faster than ever.
Amy and I also 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! Year after year, It is great to see a lot of people giving it a first time go, and then others coming back for a second and third time.
Looking forward to kicking off the holiday season right with the 12 days and hope you all will join us. All are welcome.

โ€œ12 Days of CrossFit Southieโ€œ
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 12/18/14
12 Days of Crossfit Southie 12/20/13
12 Days of Crossfit Southie 12/19/12


  • davechaput10

    12/17/2015 @ 5:26 pm

    I’m not sure if this was my 3rd or 4th time doing this, but I remember only being able to OHS the pvc pipe my first year… still didn’t finish. Always great to see improvement and to watch everyone grind this one out!

    34:52 rx

  • Alec

    12/17/2015 @ 12:58 pm

    37:47 Rx, did it with Marc P. Thursday morning. One smokah of a workout!

  • Marc Piccuirro

    12/17/2015 @ 12:50 pm

    came VERY close to puking this year which would have been a first
    2012 – 43:30 with 1 pood KB
    2013 – 39:33 Rx
    2014 – 34:59 Rx
    2015 – 34:12 Rx

  • Mullins

    12/17/2015 @ 4:05 am

    This was the first Crossfit workout I did 5 years ago. I walked into the gym, told Amy I had been doing CF for years from the main site and set up the workout for rx. After the first thruster Amy took the 25 lb plates off my bar and then watched me fail my first Turkish get up and hand me a kettle bell the size of a golf ball. Fast forward 40 minutes to trying an OHS and the rest of the weight comes off the bar. I do one and drop the empty bar from overhead ending my workout for the day. I couldn’t lift my arms to press the button on my elevator at work the next morning. But couldn’t wait to get back.

    Today was my first time doing this work out since. It’s cool to see improvement.

    36:37 rx

  • liz crean

    12/17/2015 @ 2:49 am

    42:40 with .75 kettlebell

  • Meghan Wisell

    12/17/2015 @ 2:45 am

    39:38 L2, probably should’ve done heavier weights, was happy about my HSPU’s tho!

  • Brendan Cottam

    12/17/2015 @ 2:08 am

    44:27 rx. Last year I got 11+12 but didn’t write down cap time. Thinking it was 45 mins. Regardless, it was nice to move faster through the HSPUs this year. I believe I had to do them 1 at a time last year.

  • jason barrow

    12/17/2015 @ 2:04 am

    12/19/12 – 9+24 Rx (45 min cap)
    12/18/14 – 10+12 Rx (41 min cap)
    12/16/15 – 10+49 Rx (45 min cap)

  • Trevor Crean

    12/17/2015 @ 1:48 am

    This remains one of the most challenging workouts I’ve ever done.
    2014: 40:34 L2
    Today: 11+19 Rx-ish? (115#, 1.25pd)
    Spent 4 minutes on those last 7 OHS.
    Since I set a goal last year I’ll do the same again. Gotta finish under cap w/ 1.5pd next year.

  • Mike Quigley

    12/17/2015 @ 1:23 am

    44:07 RX last year
    43:55 Rx this year. 12 seconds more fit.
    Maser – great job.

    • Brian M. Maser

      12/17/2015 @ 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Quiggles

  • Morgan

    12/16/2015 @ 2:57 pm

    40:20 – I did half HSPUs half push ups b/c shoulder was bothering me

  • Ben Brauer

    12/16/2015 @ 2:56 pm

    42:23 Rx

  • Crowley

    12/16/2015 @ 2:32 pm

    36:46 rx – definitely the hardest thing I’ll do all day!

  • Jason

    12/16/2015 @ 2:08 pm

    Third time doing it, never finished under cap.
    44:46 Rx
    Most satisfying finish I can remember.

    • Mike Quigley

      12/17/2015 @ 1:23 am

      Nice work Jason!

  • Brian M. Maser

    12/16/2015 @ 1:50 pm

    12/14 – 45:00 Rx
    Today: 40:26 Rx

  • Eddy

    12/16/2015 @ 1:41 pm

    12 days 12/18/14: 10+38 @95# and 1pd
    12 days 12/16/15: 11+29 Rx
    Happy with the progress but wish I finished…

  • Frawls

    12/16/2015 @ 1:26 pm

    12 Days: 11+57 Alt Single-arm KB OHS – the rest Rx. Would have been nice to finish but happy I only had to sub OHS this year.

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