Probably one of the most infamous elements of CrossFit are the benchmark wods. BElow you will find a link to an article in the CrossFit journal on the nature and origin of these wods.

Have fun and take great notes so that you have a reliable comparison for the next time these wods come up. 

Some of the beginners will be quite intrigued by these wods but now is not the time to go with high intensity. Beginners, expect rest times to be added to you training sessions.