April 10, 2017
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.