This bear is not cuddly

“The Bear Complex”
7 sets of the following sequence:
Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Press
Back Squat
Push Press

Complete 5 rounds. Rest as needed between rounds. Go for max load.

Rules: No resting on the ground (even to re-grip)
Jerking is allowed.
Can’t receive the clean in a squat and then directly overhead…must stand first, then front squat.

Bear Complex Demo from CrossFit One World


Patrick “The Bathurst Beast” Arseneau

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 157#

Age: 32

Favorite Lift: Clean

Expectation of the Games: To participate in the ultimate competitive experience within the CrossFit world.

23 thoughts on “This bear is not cuddly”

  1. First time attacking the Bear. It was really fun.

    round 1: 45
    round 2: 55
    round 3: 75
    round 4: 95
    round 5: 115

    Nice work Jeff and Darrel and thanks for the push!!

  2. wod: The Bear

    45-55-65-75-80 (4 completed sets)

    Still a PR! Thanks for the push Gill and Sonia!!
    Nice work everyone!!

  3. Great job everyone! The Bear is a tough one mentally when you’re not allowed to put the bar down. A lot of determination was seen this morning!

    Pierre and I buddied up.

    140 (PR!)

  4. “The Bear”
    (PR by 30!)

    Thanks Pat and Darrell! You guys motivated me to do more than I expected. You guys did awesome! Pat, take care of that neck… it’s a strange place for a hickey! :O

  5. The Bear


    First time doing it. I was a little lost as what to use for weights.I should of done heavier.
    Next time Bear it will be a different story.

    I love Saturday am workout. There is a lot of energy in there. Great work everyone.

    Sign: The Cub

  6. “The Bear”
    55-65-75-85-95(failed the very last pushpress, it would’ve been a PR!)

    Great job everyone 🙂

  7. WOD: “Bear Complex”


    Sat workouts are so fun I agree! Thanks for the push at the end everyone.

  8. WOD: The Bear Complex
    45-55-65-75PR-80(failed on the 5th round)

    Thank you for the push Sonia and MC. It was soooo nice to workout with you ladies. It has been awhile.

    Great Saturday workout! I love seeing everyone (it is my social time) and the energy is so motivating in that room.

  9. First time attempting cleans in a long time. Went very light on this one.

    round 1: 10
    round 2: 35
    round 3: 40
    round 4: 45
    round 5: 65

    Nice work everyone and I concur Saturdays are a blast.

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