April 10, 2017

CrossFit WOD: Angie

At first glance, CrossFit’s “Angie” looks like a cruel punishment with its triple digit rep scheme. Angie is composed of four exercises: pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups and squats. There are 100 repetitions of each. As far as movements are concerned, Angie is very simple and is comprised entirely of common calisthenics. The rep scheme is rather tough and reinforces the majesty of the pull-up. CrossFit as a whole regards the pull-up as sacrosanct—you can never do enough. Angie is clear evidence of this.

  • Athletes perform Angie for the simplicity as it only requires a pull-up bar and enough space to do apush-up. It’s a metabolic challenge but utterly complete in terms of full-body burn.
  • Angie is a benchmark CrossFit WOD. These benchmarks are used as tests and measurements to see how far you’ve progressed since last performed.
  • If you are improving at the benchmarks, you’re getting fitter and developing athletically.
  • Use Angie as a measure of fitness and as a benchmark that can be monitored over time to record an increase in strength, power, and muscular and metabolic endurance.

About the author

My definition of training is: “making your MIND comfortable with the fact that your BODY is going to be a little uncomfortable”. People who don’t like to exercise usually just don’t like to be uncomfortable, but getting out of our comfort zones – mentally or physically – is where positive change happens. Nobody improves while sitting under a warm fuzzy blanket. My specialty is helping people to get out of their comfort zones whether it’s for a minute or an hour.


Jessica H. Wheaton 15 hours ago

I thought I knew everything there was to know about extreme CrossFit workouts. There's literally not a course or training program I haven't followed. How could I be so wrong? Thank you for your article about this CrossFit workout, I will definitely try it out soon.


Ryan K. Moran 9 hours ago

You are absolutely right, this article has lots of interesting information about the toughest CrossFit workout, “Angie”. And I hope that Edward will publish some more tips and news about CrossFit in the nearest future.


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