Today we will start the Operator Ugly Test (OUT).  Designed by Rob Shaul of Military Athlete, the OUT is a combat readiness test for our Military. In its original configuration, the test is to be completed in 90-105 minutes, but due to time constraints, we will make it a two day event (today and tomorrow).

We chose Rob’s test as a gauge for fitness, not only because it tests all metabolic pathways, but because it is not ours.  In other words, we’re not using a test we designed, and therefore skewed in our favor, to test CFW’s programming and its efficacy.  We try to run this test two or three times per year so you can track your progress.

Josh lifting a stone to shoulder at CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach's fundraiser on Saturday. Thanks to Karen and crew for inviting the area CrossFits over to play.


Warm up:

4 Rounds of…
10 Goblet Squats (25)
8 Push-ups
10 Sit-ups

“Ugly Operator” Part 1

Max Rep Bench Press (185/95)
rest 2 minutes
Max Rep Front Squat (185/95)
rest 2 Minutes
Max Rep Dead Stop Dead Lift in 1 min (225/135)
rest 2 min

4 Rounds of AMRAP of…
60 seconds of 25 meter Sprints
60 seconds rest

Click here for full explanations and standards

Oly Course

1 Mid Thigh Hang Snatch + 1 Hang Power Snatch @ 70% x 5 sets
Mid Thigh Hang Clean and Jerk @ 80% x 5 sets

9 thoughts on “Operator Ugly Test: Part 1

  1. Whitney says:

    I am so happy I saved my results from last time. This was around 05-21-11 if you are trying to find your old score. My legs are pretty sore from Friday if I may start with the excuses right off the bat.

  2. Sara Clark says:

    Fun Stuff. Thanks to Merrit for letting me chase him on sprints. and way to go Sandie on that 95# press

  3. Scott S says:

    Josh – you are a beast with big stone balls!! Um, maybe that didn’t come out quite right……

    All Durham competitors -forecast for Saturday morning is C-C-COOOLLLD! Low of 25 as of now.

  4. Albert Steed says:

    Awesome time this morning. 🙂 I have to go back in my notes and see if I wrote this sucker down last time. It was good this morning and like Sara said it is always fun chasing Merritt. 🙂

  5. Josh says:

    Congrats to Whitney who increased her bench press reps from the last Ugly Operator Test beck in March from One rep to ELEVEN REPS!

  6. Tim Banford says:

    Tony and CrossFit: I apprecaite the support you have given us during our pet food drive. I will gladly pick up anything and everything that your members drop off in your lobby now through Christmas. I understand coming to Gold’s Gym is out of the way for many of you. If it’s OK with Tony, please drop off any dry or canned dog food at CFW and myself or Taylor will grab it. Again, 100% of everything you donate goes to Paws Place and Furever Friends. Check them out at and Much respect- Tim B.

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