What is LUMBERJACK CrossFit?

LUMBERJACK CrossFit started with LTC Pete Andrysiak and a select few Soldiers in the 20th Engineer Battalion. Under the leadership of LTC Jason Kelly, the program grew exponentially. It soon became way of life for over 750 Soldiers preparing for combat.

Today the Fort Hood based Soldiers are back in Texas after a nine month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan where they conducted route clearance operations to neutralize explosive hazards, construction projects with local contracters, ANA training and military development, and ensure freedom of movement for the Afghan people and coalition forces.

These brave Soldiers didn't avoid IEDs, they went to find them. They spent long days and nights continuing the reconstruction of Afghan local areas and FOBs. They even trained and developed Afghan military leaders and Soldiers to one day maintain stability in their own nation.

As you read this post, they are preparing to stand in the gap between chaos and peace once again. Some of the bravest Soldiers on the battlefield today, LUMBERJACKS see the dark cloud on the horizon and go to meet it for they know that sacrifice is the cost of liberty.

Our Level I certified trainers are capable of training other units in and around Fort Hood. Feel free to join us for PT any day of the week or stop by for assistance in getting your unit program started.

LTC Kenneth N. Reed
Commander, 20th Engineer Battalion
Fort Hood, Texas



The CrossFit HQ workout of the day was originally a five-on/two-off pattern, and it worked perfectly. Studies have shown, however, that a three-day-on/one-day-off pattern, as per the CrossFit main site, is best for high volume, high-intensity work. The problem with this pattern is that it does not sync with the five-day-on/two-day-off pattern that governs the U.S. Army. For this reason, we have adopted a five-day-on/two-day-off regimen that nests nicely with the standard U.S. Army five-day workweek. LUMBERJACK CrossFit programming will be taking on a new focus meant to improve core strength and overall technique. To promote these goals, the old programming schedule has been modified to one that focuses on heavy weight lifting at the start of the week, when participants are the best rested. Since these heavy workouts do not take much time by themselves, this ensures more time is available to improve technique for the day’s intended lift. Ensuing WODs follow the standard couplet/triplet schedule, with occasional sprint and endurance drills to keep things interesting.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fight Gone Bad

Three rounds of:
Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20" box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
Row (Calories)

In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. On call of "rotate", the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008


100 pullups
100 pushups
100 squats
100 situps in order (no splitting up reps; you don't move on to next exercise until you complete the 100 reps) for fastest time

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Three rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
1 1/2 pood Kettlebell X 21 swings (or 55 pound dumbbell swing)
12 Pull-ups

Friday, December 26, 2008

Shoulder Press

Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


3 Rounds for time:
800 meter run
50 back extensions
50 sit-ups

Monday, December 22, 2008

Back Squat

Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Five rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
2 pood Kettlebell swing, 30 reps
30 Pull-ups

Friday, December 19, 2008


Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Filthy Fifty

50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tabata Something Else

Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are dips. There is no rest between exercises.

Post total reps from all 32 intervals to comments.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008


5 Rounds for time:
10 pull-ups
10 Burpees
15 Air Squats
400m Run

Friday, December 12, 2008


50-40-30-20 and10 rep rounds of:Double-undersSit-ups

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


50-40-30-20 and10 rep rounds of:

Monday, December 8, 2008


3 Rounds for time:
800 meter run
50 back extensions
50 sit-ups

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Five rounds for time of:
50 pound dumbbell, walking lunge, 10 alternating steps
50 pound dumbbell, swing, 15 reps

Friday, December 5, 2008

Monthly CrossFit Challenge

Squad/Section Level Competition
  • 30 Pull-ups
  • 60 Air Squats
  • 200m Run
  • 25 Kettlebell swings (combination of various weights)
  • 20 Medicine Ball Cleans
  • 200m Run
  • LMTV Tire Flip (two tires) 100 meters

*each squad/section is made up of 8 Soldiers and each must have one female on the team. If a member cant complete the pull-ups a team member can do partner assisted but a 5 second penalty will be imposed for each assisted rep.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hopper Deck - 7 of Hearts

10 Medicine Ball Cleans run 200 meters
9 Medicine Ball Cleans run 200 meters
8 Medicine Ball Cleans run 200 meters.....continue until..
1 Medicine Ball Clean run 200 meters

Monday, December 1, 2008


Three rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
1 1/2 pood Kettlebell X 21 swings (or 55 pound dumbbell swing)
12 Pull-ups