Overview of the Sisson Workout
The Sisson workout is named after U.S. Army Master Sergeant Thomas R. Sisson, who died in 2003 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This workout was created in his honor and is a challenging workout that requires a high level of fitness. The Sisson workout is not a competition workout, but it is a popular workout among CrossFit athletes.
Sisson Workout: Workout Description
- Run 1.5 miles
- Then, perform 5 rounds of:
- 20 burpees
- 20 kettlebell swings (24kg/16kg)
The workout is timed, and the goal is to complete it as quickly as possible. The recommended weight for the kettlebell swings is 24kg for men and 16kg for women.
Sisson Workout: Workout Variations and Scaling Options
The Sisson workout is a challenging workout that requires a high level of fitness. Not everyone who tries this workout will be able to do it as prescribed. Here are some common scaling options for those who need them:
- Reduce the number of burpees and kettlebell swings per round
- Reduce the weight of the kettlebell
- Reduce the distance of the run
It is important to scale the workout appropriately to avoid injury and ensure that you are getting the most out of the workout.
Tips and Strategies for the Sisson Workout
- Pace yourself during the run to conserve energy for the burpees and kettlebell swings
- Break up the burpees and kettlebell swings into manageable sets to avoid burning out too quickly
- Use proper form during the kettlebell swings to avoid injury
- Take short breaks between sets to catch your breath and recover
Athlete Performance in the Sisson Workout
The Sisson workout is a challenging workout that requires a high level of fitness. Here are some average times for different levels of athletes:
- Beginner: 45-60 minutes
- Intermediate: 35-45 minutes
- Advanced: 25-35 minutes
The Sisson workout is a challenging workout that requires a high level of fitness. It is a great workout for improving endurance, strength, and overall fitness. If you are new to CrossFit or have not done this workout before, it is important to scale the workout appropriately and use proper form to avoid injury. With practice and dedication, you can improve your performance and achieve your fitness goals.