Overview of the Garrett Workout
The Garrett workout is named after U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Garrett T. “Tubes” Lawton, who was killed in combat in Iraq in 2004. This workout was first posted on the CrossFit main site in 2008 and has since become a staple in the CrossFit community. The workout is a hero WOD (Workout of the Day) that is often performed on Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. The Garrett workout is a challenging and intense workout that involves a combination of weightlifting and cardio exercises.
Garrett Workout: Workout Description
The Garrett workout consists of three rounds of the following exercises:
- 75 squats
- 25 ring handstand push-ups
- 25 L-pull-ups
The recommended weight for the squats is 135 pounds for men and 95 pounds for women. The ring handstand push-ups and L-pull-ups are advanced movements that require a high level of strength and skill. The workout is not timed, but it is recommended to complete it as fast as possible while maintaining proper form.
Garrett Workout: Workout Variations and Scaling Options
The Garrett workout is a very challenging workout that requires a high level of fitness and skill. Not everyone will be able to perform the workout as prescribed. Here are some common scaling options:
- Reduce the weight for the squats
- Substitute regular handstand push-ups or push-ups for the ring handstand push-ups
- Substitute regular pull-ups or jumping pull-ups for the L-pull-ups
It is important to choose a scaling option that is appropriate for your fitness level and skill level.
Tips and Strategies for the Garrett Workout
The Garrett workout is a very challenging workout that requires a lot of strength and endurance. Here are some tips for completing the workout efficiently and safely:
- Pace yourself and don’t go too fast in the beginning
- Break up the exercises into manageable sets
- Focus on maintaining proper form throughout the workout
- Take short breaks as needed to recover
- Warm up properly before starting the workout and cool down properly after finishing the workout
Athlete Performance in the Garrett Workout
The Garrett workout is a very challenging workout that requires a high level of fitness and skill. Here are some average times for different levels of athletes:
- Beginner: 45-60 minutes
- Intermediate: 30-45 minutes
- Advanced: 20-30 minutes
The Garrett workout is a challenging and intense workout that is designed to honor fallen soldiers. It is a great way to test your fitness and push yourself to new limits. If you are new to CrossFit or have never done the Garrett workout before, it is important to start with a scaled version of the workout and work your way up to the full workout over time. Remember to always focus on proper form and safety when performing any exercise.