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Mike Marin
04-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Can someone explain the Filthy Fifty to me??? I've read on how difficult it is, but can't seem to find a description. Thanks, guys!

Paul Findley
04-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Thursday 070329
For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

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Ron Fielder
04-04-2007, 02:40 PM
An explanation isn't going to do what experience will for you.
Give it a try. Then you can post how it made you feel.

David Wood
04-04-2007, 02:57 PM
Also sometimes known as the "Father's Day 500" for its 500 total reps and its first appearance on Sunday, June 19th, 2005.

Done all out, I think it was supposed to make the fathers among us appreciate what giving birth might be a little bit like . . .

Lynne Pitts
04-04-2007, 07:38 PM
WODs...

Todd Angel
04-05-2007, 08:49 AM
what is the "fathers day 500"

David Wood
04-05-2007, 02:33 PM
Sigh . . .

Ok, the workout shown above in this thread:

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

goes by a couple of different names.

One is the "Filthy Fifty" or "Filthy Fifites", based on the 50 reps done for each exercise.

Another is the "Father's Day 500", based on 500 total reps, and the fact that it first appeared on Fathers Day in June 2005. That name isn't much in common use anymore, but you will find some references to it in other threads.

Todd Angel
04-06-2007, 12:37 AM
...Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't paying attention. I was thinking that the fathers day 500 is another workout. Although, very familiar with the filthy fifties. I still like the name "Chuck Norris" for it, and it is reffered to as such in these parts. Thank you and have a good day.

David Wood
04-06-2007, 06:29 AM
Yeah, that workout is so burned in our memories that everyone wants to give it a specific name to memorialize our pain.

The first time it came out, my wife claimed it was to teach fathers something about childbirth, but I think you have to go *really* hard to approximate that, and (strictly as an observer of childbirth labor) I suspect it still doesn't come close.

Greg Hamilton
04-15-2007, 08:07 AM
i believe this workout is intended to be done specifically as written, 50 subsequent reps of each exercise, BUT i have yet to do this in under 40 minutes and without multiple broken sets. the knees-to-elbows and burpees are absolute killers and cost so much time because i feel like i have to shut down and rest/breath every few reps on those exercises by the time i get to them. i think i could do it all under 40 mins, and definitely more fluidly, if i broke it into rounds such as 21/15/9/5 for all excercises. the idea would be to eventually go to 25/15/10 then 30/20, etc.

is anybody doing this or has anybody tried it? do any of you that can already knock this out completely have an opinion on this approach?

Mike Gray
04-15-2007, 02:46 PM
When I did it I had to do jumping knees-to-elbows after the first 20, and I knocked the burpees down to 25. Actually, I was frustrated about not gutting out the burpees, but I was going to train with a new football team for the first time that evening and I figured I ought to have *something* left in the tank ...

But then, that's typical problem for me with the WODs. Once I start doing one, something in me screams to do it all the way or die trying ... which can sort of obscure the point that I'm doing WODs to be good at something else! (Like on that WOD where you do 100 of everything: I discovered at the end of my 100 pullups that I'd torn open my hands something fierce - which didn't exactly make me a better wide receiver!)

I guess after several months (years?) you get to a point where you can go a bit easy and still complete a WOD as rx'd, just slower than the preferable hell-for-leather pace. (That'll be the day I look at myself in the mirror and duck for cover!)

(Message edited by mikesusangray on April 15, 2007)

James Kitcher Jr.
03-14-2008, 11:18 AM
My question is about the walking lunges -- do you step and count 1, step again count 2 etc. or is it 50 steps each leg for a total of 100 steps.

My thinking is that it's just fifty steps...but my affiliate has it as 50 each leg. I don't care about the extra work so much as what's really rx'd for comparative purposes.

What say you, CrossFit Community?

:thanx:

Scott Allen Hanson
03-14-2008, 01:01 PM
My question is about the walking lunges -- do you step and count 1, step again count 2 etc. or is it 50 steps each leg for a total of 100 steps.

My thinking is that it's just fifty steps...but my affiliate has it as 50 each leg. I don't care about the extra work so much as what's really rx'd for comparative purposes.

What say you, CrossFit Community?

:thanx:

I've always done this as 50 steps total (25 each leg). Never heard different and this is the literal inferral.

John Kaupp
03-14-2008, 01:30 PM
I did the Filthy today after my workout. Time was 28:12. Most of my rounds I tried to go 15-15-10-10. Did that for the Box jumps, jumping pullups, swings, lunges, push press and back extensions. Counted to ten then would go again. KTE were the first thing to screw up the rhythm. 10-8-7-8-7-5 for those. Wall ball was the same. Burpees were sets of 5. The burpees beat me down, especially there placement, just when you see the light at the end of the tunnel the burpees are the oncoming train. Subbed 150 regular rope jumps for the double unders. The strategy going in was to stay under three minutes for each of the exercises and did a good job except for the burpees, probably 5 min or so. This isn't the worst one in my opinion. That would have to be the April Fool's day massacre of DB pushup squat clean thrusters(burpees) and pullups 21-18-15-12-9-6-3.

Frank Tardi
03-14-2008, 05:35 PM
also the Navy Seals WOD shows a variation of a Filthy Fifty - They named it the 300 for its 300 reps... in essence a Filthy Fifty can be any variation of exercises for a total of 50 reps of a specific exercise.

Example -

"300"

25 Pull ups
50 Deadlifts (135lbs)
50 Push ups
50 Box Jumps
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Kettlebell Swings (50lbs)
25 Pull ups

Alex J. Perez
03-14-2008, 06:17 PM
also the Navy Seals WOD shows a variation of a Filthy Fifty - They named it the 300 for its 300 reps... in essence a Filthy Fifty can be any variation of exercises for a total of 50 reps of a specific exercise.

Example -

"300"

25 Pull ups
50 Deadlifts (135lbs)
50 Push ups
50 Box Jumps
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Kettlebell Swings (50lbs)
25 Pull ups
That was a test given to a few during the production of 300. It was a monster created by Gym Jones. I've done it twice unfortunately. 21'32" was my last time.