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, September 26, 2010

Workout of the Day: 27 SEP 10

Ten rounds for time of:
135 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
15 push-ups

Friday, September 24, 2010

Workout of the Day: 25 SEP 10

"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.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Workout of the Day: 23 SEP 10

Shoulder Press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Workout of the Day: 22 SEP 10

For time:
25 Walking lunge steps
20 Pull-ups
50 Box jumps, 20 inch box
20 Double-unders
25 Ring dips
20 Knees to elbows
30 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
30 Sit-ups
20 Hang squat cleans, 35 pound dumbells
25 Back extensions
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
3 Rope climb ascents

Monday, September 20, 2010

Workout of the Day: 21 SEP 10


Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
50 Back Extensions
50 Sit-up

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Workout of the Day: 19 SEP 10

Complete five rounds of:
Deadlift, 3 reps
Max rep Handstand push-ups

Friday, September 17, 2010

Workout of the Day: 18 SEP 10

Four rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
Rest 3 minutes

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Workout of the Day: 17 SEP 10

Three rounds, 9-6-and 3 reps, for time of:
165 pound barbell Thrusters

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Workout of the Day: 15 SEP 10


Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
30 Box jump, 24 inch box
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball

Monday, September 13, 2010

Workout of the Day: 14 SEP 10

Complete five rounds of:
On the rings, lower from an inverted hang, slowly, with straight body and arms, 7 reps
15 Ring Push-ups
Move SLOWLY and methodically attempting perfect execution. Ideally this is done with two pairs of rings - one pair hung app. 8' off the ground and the second 4" off the ground.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Workout of the Day: 13 SEP 10

Three rounds, 15-12-and 9 reps, for time of:
135 pound barbell Thrusters
45 pound weighted Pull-ups

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Workout of the Day: 10 SEP 10


Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
50 pound Dumbbell squat cleans, 30 reps
30 Burpees

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Workout of the Day: 09 SEP 10


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

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Workout of the Day: 03 SEP 10


10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:

Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight
Bench press: body weight
Clean: 3/4 body weight

Set up three bars and storm through for time.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Workout of the Day: 02 SEP 10

Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps