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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Workout of the Day: 30 Nov 10


10 rounds for time of:
15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent
95 pound Back squat, 29 reps
135 pound barbells Farmer carry, 10 meters

Begin the rope climbs seated on the floor.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Workout of the Day: 29 Nov 10

Run 1600 meters, Rest 3 minutes
Run 1200 meters, Rest 2 minutes
Run 800 meters, Rest 1 minute
Run 400 meters

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Workout of the Day: 26 Nov 10

21-15-9 reps of:
225 pound Deadlift
Handstand push-ups

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Workout of the Day: 22 Nov 10

Push press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Workout of the Day: 21 Nov 10

Six rounds for time of:

Carry 50 pound sandbag 400 meters

115 pound Push press, 12 reps

12 Box jumps, 24 inch box

95 pound Sumo deadlift high-pull, 12 reps

Friday, November 19, 2010

Workout of the Day: 20 Nov 10

Seven rounds for time of:
5 Handstand push-ups
185 pound Deadlift, 10 reps
10 Chest to bar pull-ups
20 Double-unders

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Workout of the Day: 18 Nov 10

Hang power clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

Workout of the Day: 17 Nov 10

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
30 second Handstand hold
30 second Squat hold
30 second L-sit hold
30 second Chin over bar hold

Monday, November 15, 2010

Workout of the Day: 16 Nov 10

Hang power snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Workout of the Day:11 Nov 10

5 rounds for time of:
400 meter run
95 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Workout of the Day: 09 Nov 10

Overhead squat 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Front squat 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Back squat 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Try to increase the load on each of the fifteen sets.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Workout of the Day: 08 Nov 10

Three rounds for time of:
30 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
25 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
20 Pull-ups

Workout of the Day: 07 Nov 10

Rest Day

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Workout of the Day: 06 NOV 10

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:35 pound dumbbell Thruster, 9 reps15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent

Friday, November 5, 2010


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

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

Rest precisely three minutes between each round.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


21-15-9 reps of:
225 pound Deadlift
135 pound Overhead squat

Monday, November 1, 2010


Complete as many rounds as possible 20 minutes of:
10 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball
10 GHD Sit-ups
10 Back extensions