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.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009


20 Deadlifts (275lbs)
Run 400m
20 KB swings (2pood)
Run 400m
20 Overhead Squats (115lbs)
Run 400m
20 Burpees
Run 400m
20 Pullups (Chest to Bar)
Run 400m
20 Box jumps (24")
Run 400m
20 DB Squat Cleans (45lbs each)
Run 400m

Friday, November 20, 2009


Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Overhead squats

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


For time:
100 Pull-ups
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Squats

Monday, November 16, 2009


Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps,
for time of:
95 pound Thruster

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009


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

Friday, November 13, 2009

Clean and Jerk

1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CrossFit Total

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Four rounds, each for time of:

800 meter run
Rest as needed between efforts.

Monday, November 9, 2009

For time:

25 Squats 25
25 Pull-ups
25 Sit-ups
50 Squats
50 Push-ups
50 Pull-ups
50 Sit-ups
75 Squats
75 Push-ups
75 Pull-ups
75 Sit-ups

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Five rounds for time of:

95 pound Snatch, 3 reps
95 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps
Run 400 meters

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Back squat 1 rep
shoulder press 1 rep
Deadlift 1 rep.
Post total to blog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


15 deadlifts
400 m run

Monday, November 2, 2009


100 Pull Ups
100 Push Ups
100 Sit ups
100 Squats

For Time

Sunday, November 1, 2009