January 28, 2012

Saturday 120128

"Desforges"

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups
135 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows

Keith Nelson 36:59. Post time to comments.

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U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Joshua Desforges, 23, of Ludlow, Massachusetts, assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on May 12, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents David and Arlene, and his loving sister Janelle.


WOD Demo with Keith Nelson - video [wmv] [mov]

Posted by Pukie at January 28, 2012 5:00 PM
Comments

Everything I have in my body for you brother! Semper Fi !

Comment #1 - Posted by: Huge at January 27, 2012 5:10 PM

Hell of a WOD for one Hell of a Marine. RIP Brother we will continue to hold the line.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Griff 27/M/175 at January 27, 2012 5:13 PM

RIP, brother.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at January 27, 2012 5:20 PM

Rip bro!!! We got the watch!!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Matt at January 27, 2012 5:20 PM

From the Marines at 2D MARDIV, rest in peace brother!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Luke at January 27, 2012 5:39 PM

Very inspiring demo video

Comment #6 - Posted by: Jay at January 27, 2012 5:45 PM

Rest in Peace Joshua, thank you.

Comment #7 - Posted by: JME at January 27, 2012 5:50 PM

R I P Brother Semper Fi.

Comment #8 - Posted by: john at January 27, 2012 5:54 PM

From a former 1st BN, 1st MAR Marine, RIP Brother. I'll sweat it out for you.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Justin at January 27, 2012 5:54 PM

RIP Devil Dog ill do it while you watch from up there

Comment #10 - Posted by: Prtaino at January 27, 2012 5:59 PM

Wow an amazingly brutal looking wod for another HERO making the ultimate scarifice....RIP

Comment #11 - Posted by: Chris c at January 27, 2012 6:16 PM

Rest easy brother...Semper Fi

Comment #12 - Posted by: Forrest Cummings at January 27, 2012 6:47 PM

Sigh. Another new Hero. Another knot in the stomach, that empty feeling that comes each time I open up the WOD and see a new "Hero". We spoke of this earlier this month. These workouts are our opportunity to remember and thank those who have lost their lives in the service of their country. It's an opportunity for us to remember those left behind, the family members who keep the home fires burning. Do think of them. Do find them and thank them. Ask them what they need if you are in a position to help; they will understand.

"Desforges". 5 rounds for time, a task specific WOD. This, like most "Hero" WOD's is a long one. Once you are more experienced these are the ones we slog through, almost no matter how long they take. For the Newbies for whom these posts are offered we will take a slightly different tact.

225# Deadlift, 12 Reps. The deadlift is not new to you now. Traditional grip like Keith in the video, or sumo, it's up to you. If you are new this is either a) too heavy or b) too many reps or c) both. Let's make a call right now about what we will accomplish in this WOD. Aiming for primarily endurance today? Fine. Scale the weight. Pick a load that you can lift without breaking up the set in at least rounds 1 and 2, and then only once or twice in the rest of the rounds. Thinking strength stimulus? Also fine. Do 225 or some number that feels really heavy, do it with perfect form, and drop the reps to 6/round.

20 PU. Yup...more PU. You're a PU expert now, at least an expert at your particular type of PU. 5 rounds of 20 = 100 total. After yesterday, especially if you subbed Towel PU, that's just WOW, huh? If you are feeling even the littlest bit post-PU cut 'em in half; 10/round.

135# Clean & Jerk. Going by strictest definitions this would be a full squat clean followed by a jerk. Keith does power cleans in the video. My bid is do whatever you wish, but 48 heavy C&J makes it totally cool to do Power cleans. Same basic decision as the deadlift: endurance goal? Scale the weight to one in which you can move through rounds 1 and 2 unbroken, then survive. Strength today? Do is As Rx'd or so heavy that you struggle with each one (perfect form, of course) and scale the reps to 6/round.

20 Knees to Elbows (KTE). Hang from the bar and raise your bent legs such that they come in contact with your elbows. Kip to your heart's content. Scaling the movement would be raising your knees to parallel. Just like the PU give some thought to doing 10/round.

A good rule of thumb on ALL long WOD's when you are a Newbie is to put a 40:00 cap on the workout. No matter where you are stop at 40;00. If you are new you will not have a sufficient CrossFit base to soldier on, although you will see many experienced folks here do whatever it takes to finish. Be safe and be reasonable, even though tomorrow is a Rest Day.

FWIW, I watched the video and was really moved by everything Keith did and said. In a perfect world I will have an opportunity to shake your hand, young man, and thank you for not only that video and those words, but also for serving your country. Meeting men and women like you, Keith, has been one of the unexpected pleasures of being a CrossFitter.

"Desforges", a new CrossFit Hero WOD. With humble thanks and a heavy heart 3-2-1...Go.

Comment #13 - Posted by: bingo at January 27, 2012 6:52 PM

I new this Marine...i spent quality time with him as a Young Marine ... My heart is heavy.. I will always cherish my memories together in Denmark...Semper Fi!!

Comment #14 - Posted by: lori-ann at January 27, 2012 6:59 PM

I love and miss you Josh, you'll never be forgotten.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Aaron at January 27, 2012 7:02 PM

Semper Fi Marine. You will never be forgotten. 1/6 HARD.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Andrew at January 27, 2012 7:06 PM

R.I.P. Sgt, its our fight now. Semper fi.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Lcpl Abadio at January 27, 2012 7:11 PM

I served with Sgt Desforges on his last tour... He was a good Marine and helluva guy. Thanks for honoring his memory. I am just saddened by the fact that I know more than one hero honored with a WOD. Semper Fidelis brother... you are remembered.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Jae at January 27, 2012 7:17 PM

RIP man of honor. Your family and country are blessed because of you. Thank you

Comment #19 - Posted by: Dan in Coatesville, pa at January 27, 2012 7:30 PM

R.I.P Brother, Cant thank you enough for your sacrifice. This country wouldnt be the great country it is today with out people like yourself past, present, future. Please look out over everyone down here doing the lord's work.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Braden at January 27, 2012 8:14 PM

Hey Josh I'll be ripping apart this WOD later on today bro. Miss you brother, even if you weren't in Team 2 hahaha

Comment #21 - Posted by: Sergio at January 27, 2012 8:37 PM

M/46/6'2.5"/220#

Desforges was my third CrossFit WOD. Still way sore from yesterday's session but fired up, I was eager to get into the gym.

Halfway through I thought, "I can't do this---even with the scaled pull-ups and knees to elbows." Then the whole pride thing kicked in and, as an ex-military guy who's also from Massachusetts originally, I figured I could at least honor the namesake hero by gutting out the remainder of the work.

So... for all those who fight the good fight and put themselves in harm's way---thanks for the inspiration.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Greegor at January 27, 2012 8:54 PM

Rest in peace, Marine. I'll be doing this one on Monday for you. Semper Fidelis

Comment #23 - Posted by: Michael at January 27, 2012 9:11 PM

RIP Josh miss you more and more each day. I can't wait to do this tomorrow and have my ass kicked in your honor. Thank you Crossfit HQ and Arlene Desforges (Joshs Mom) fir all your help and for creating a WOD in his honor. SEMPER FI xoxoxo

Comment #24 - Posted by: Casey at January 27, 2012 10:13 PM

travelling today so will do some body weight type of wod later today

Comment #25 - Posted by: andrew stemler at January 27, 2012 10:16 PM

Made the girl clean the bar? dang!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Dan at January 27, 2012 10:31 PM

Modified

185# dl x 6
towel pu x 10
110# cj w/FAT bar
leg raises x 10

5 rds: 19 minutes
respect to all those that did as rx'd

Comment #27 - Posted by: franklin bukoski at January 27, 2012 11:55 PM

31/M/70"/192

43:05

What an incredible workout. Not to take away from SGT Deforges, but this day also marks the 5th anniversary of 2 heroes and personal friends who gave their lives defending fellow Soldiers in Najaf, Iraq. CW3 Cornell Chao and CPT Mark Resh, you will never be forgotten! Please offer a prayer to the families of all three of these heroes and may your pain and sweat in this WOD be a reminder of those in harms way fighting for the freedoms that many take for granted.

http://youtu.be/56MMv8MCURw

Comment #28 - Posted by: HOL at January 28, 2012 12:10 AM

Rx'd 1:21:26

Probably going to be the worst time on this page, but gave it every bit of strength I had. Clean and jerks destroyed me and I got a rip on rd 4 knees to elbows. One of the hardest workouts I have ever done. RIP brother it was all for you.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Dillon Bear at January 28, 2012 12:14 AM

From one Marine to another Semper Fi!

F/33/64/140
Weight: 45lb Bar
Modified: clean and jerks for thrusters
Pull-Ups with Green Assist Band (all 20)
Time: 39:17

A hell of an ass kicker but excellent workout and worth it for the Marine who sacrificed his life.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Chrissy at January 28, 2012 12:29 AM

as Rx'd
46:26min
RIP Marine!

Comment #31 - Posted by: xO at January 28, 2012 3:32 AM

M/27/5'7/73kg

Keith was right, your grip gets smoked! Lucky I scaled down.

Five rounds
90kg deadlift 6,
10 pull ups assisted with band,
50kg clean and jerk 6,
10 knees to elbow.

I'm loving crossfit, only early days so I'm being patient but feeling stronger and fitter every workout!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Ash at January 28, 2012 3:48 AM

Sub'd:
Five rounds for time of:
185 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups
115 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows

Time: 1:00:28

I felt really smoked checked this morning and quickly decided to just grind through this by lowering the weight and concentrating on proper form.

Comment #33 - Posted by: DanEOD at January 28, 2012 3:58 AM

Couldn't pick myself up off the floor after this one. Gave it everything i had! Semper Fi from afghanistan RIP Sir.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Bad_Bad at January 28, 2012 4:43 AM

M/25/5'9/165 Bastion AFG
sub'd 135 dead 85 C&J
40min 4rds 12dead/6pull
5 blisters :) only one with blood

Comment #35 - Posted by: Gimpy9195 at January 28, 2012 4:47 AM

5 round for time of:
225lb Deadlift x 12
20 Pullups
95lb Clean & Jerks x 12
20 Knees to Elbows

TT:50:18:70

Comment #36 - Posted by: Jakeus2.0 at January 28, 2012 5:14 AM

50:13

Squat clean & jerks scaled to 115 lbs, all else Rx'd.


RIP Marine.

Comment #37 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/49/66"/135] at January 28, 2012 5:18 AM

i hate to see another HERO WOD, RIP Sgt.

Gy P

Comment #38 - Posted by: Greg at January 28, 2012 5:22 AM

I new Josh growing up in Ludlow, we rode the same bus to school each day. I heard he became a Marine when I was in college and I thought it was a fitting career for a firecracker of a dude. It's awful he is gone, but I'm glad his name is being immortalized in the minds of Crossfitters around the world. Thanks to the Desforges family for making sure we never forget those who've sacrificed it all.

Comment #39 - Posted by: Chris Bernardo at January 28, 2012 6:11 AM

M/54/5'11"/185lbs

135 dl
95 c&j
All else as rx'd
37:31

Comment #40 - Posted by: Keith Costello at January 28, 2012 6:15 AM

45:56 wow RIP

Comment #41 - Posted by: Justin R M/35/5'11"/180/34 crossfit west village at January 28, 2012 6:25 AM

43/m/176cm/72kg

Scaled to 185 pound deadlift and 115 pound power clean and jerk.

33:20

Cl&J ate up a lot of time. After round one it was mostly singles in a slow but steady pace. Kipping knees to elbows on rings.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Memuc at January 28, 2012 7:11 AM

30:58... My prayers to your family, no wod in the world will ever be thanks enough for your service! My brother deploys for helmand in a few weeks.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Travis at January 28, 2012 7:18 AM

Awesome. Miss you brother.

Comment #44 - Posted by: Rian at January 28, 2012 7:31 AM

1:14:06. Brutal, hands are shredded, but proud to say RX'ed.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Alan H. in Kabul at January 28, 2012 7:45 AM

34:55 rx..Desforges thank you for your service. It was an honor to dedicate this time to a real life hero.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Morty at January 28, 2012 8:08 AM

M/34/6'0"/195
Rx'd 26:54
Thanks to all our current and prior service men and women for fighting to protect our freedom.

Comment #47 - Posted by: nick johnson at January 28, 2012 8:31 AM

chest to bar
29:10

Comment #48 - Posted by: charbs 26/m/185 at January 28, 2012 8:35 AM

M/25/5'8"/175
Rx'd 35:59

Comment #49 - Posted by: mike at January 28, 2012 8:38 AM

M/17/5'8"/165lbs
dealift 225 6 reps
power clean 125 6 reps
10 pull ups
10 ankles to bar
4 rounds
Dissapointed...

Comment #50 - Posted by: Jona F at January 28, 2012 8:40 AM

49/M/170lbs

57'47" as rx'd

great workout. thanks for the inspiration.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Doug at January 28, 2012 8:42 AM

m/29/145

53:25 rx'd

Comment #52 - Posted by: eric at January 28, 2012 8:58 AM

1/6 HARD! RIP Marine.

Comment #53 - Posted by: P at January 28, 2012 9:09 AM

Semper Fi Brother Thank You

Comment #54 - Posted by: T L at January 28, 2012 9:15 AM

f/27/159

41:24

115lb deadlift
10 p.u.
65lb c&j
kte

Wiped from yesterday's towel pull ups.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Beth P at January 28, 2012 9:16 AM

anyone doing squat clean and jerks?

Comment #56 - Posted by: skrofl at January 28, 2012 9:18 AM

1st time posting on the big board, but Keith is my coach so...
M/39/195
51:08 Rx

I left a bit of blood on the bar myself. Killer.

Comment #57 - Posted by: Rayburn at January 28, 2012 9:25 AM

M/43/185

To the Desforges family, I am sorry for your loss.

As rx'd:

44:04

More better faster

Comment #58 - Posted by: Marty at January 28, 2012 9:28 AM

M/24/5'11"/212
5rds as rx+
245x12 dl
20 pu
135x12 c&j
20 knee to boe

19:03

Comment #59 - Posted by: Dancer at January 28, 2012 9:45 AM

As Rx 29:18

Ready to flatline!!!!!!

M/168#/6'/37yrs

Comment #60 - Posted by: britishfireman at January 28, 2012 9:52 AM

Ooops!! Did cleans not clean and jerk!

Comment #61 - Posted by: britishfireman at January 28, 2012 9:53 AM

45:10 as rx'ed

Thank you Sergeant for your sacrifice. RIP
My condolences to Joshua's family, friends, and loved ones.
In the midst of the workout my wife said, "He must have been one tough MF'er."

m/39/74"/205# CF start-date 2/10/11

Comment #62 - Posted by: Daniel Murdock at January 28, 2012 9:59 AM

As rx'd 38:06. Clean and jerks were the bear in this wod. RIP sir.

Comment #63 - Posted by: Kurt M/38/190lb. at January 28, 2012 10:01 AM

39:44 w/ 185# DL, ring pull-ups, ring T2B (on vacation)
With Edwards

Comment #64 - Posted by: Jetté 42/M/5'11"/170 at January 28, 2012 10:06 AM

37.00. cleans slowed down and made it horrible. was a hero workout so suffering for 37 minutes was nothing in comparison to what he went through.

Comment #65 - Posted by: rob at January 28, 2012 10:13 AM

Are the C&J squat cleans, or straight cleans as in Grace? Either way, can't wait to hit this one in honor of a remarkable man.

Comment #66 - Posted by: Steve M at January 28, 2012 10:16 AM

Protect your hands, had a lot rips at the gym with this one. Go hard for Desforges.

Comment #67 - Posted by: Fimbres at January 28, 2012 10:17 AM

Did this WOD at Crossfit Iron Will in Springfield, MA; one of our members was very good friends with Sgt. Desforges and forwarded the request to CF HQ; great to see it up here. 41:43 Rx; RIP Sgt.

Comment #68 - Posted by: Evan at January 28, 2012 10:18 AM

33:45 as rx'd

Semper Fi

Comment #69 - Posted by: Caveman/m/5'9"/200/28 at January 28, 2012 10:23 AM

27:30RX

Comment #70 - Posted by: Chris at January 28, 2012 10:36 AM

36:52 rx'd. RIP.

Comment #71 - Posted by: Jeff A. at January 28, 2012 10:39 AM

3 rounds in 36 minutes

Comment #72 - Posted by: cort at January 28, 2012 10:44 AM

35:53 rxd+

229 lb deadlift.

Comment #73 - Posted by: aermio m/33/5'7"/148 at January 28, 2012 10:51 AM

M/24/6'3"/240

3 rounds as WOD says
2 rounds DL 275lbs

Time- 36:44

Comment #74 - Posted by: Bmaupster at January 28, 2012 11:16 AM

M/26/5'7"/143

Subs:
205# DL
115# Clean & Jerk

Time: 44:14

Had to keep switching out the weights because the "bodybuilder" types at my Globo Gym like to whine if you use more than 1 barbell. Great WOD in honour of our fallen hero. Thank you for your service.

Comment #75 - Posted by: Fidencio R. Hinojosa at January 28, 2012 11:17 AM

M/52/153/1-1-06

4 RFT
24 Walking Overhead Lunge 25# plate
9 KB Taters 1 Pood
6 Rope Climbs (had to sub JPU x 24 in last 2 rounds)

20: 44

Will do "Desforges" at regular gym tomorrow.

Comment #76 - Posted by: bingo at January 28, 2012 11:31 AM

40:27 Rx'd
It was an honor to sweat it out for you.
RIP Brother

Comment #77 - Posted by: J. Harrison at January 28, 2012 11:31 AM

25/m/6'2"/283

45:07.1

Could only get 3 rounds

1st round - 12:23.0
Assisted pullups 175 lbs
Hanging knee raise

2nd round - 15:50.1
Assisted pullups 175
Jerk and clean 95 lbs
Hanging knee round

16:53.9
Same as 2nd

Got nothing left.

Comment #78 - Posted by: dawgsrus at January 28, 2012 11:34 AM

4 rounds 38 minutes. Grip wouldn't let me continue .. tears and sweat.. m/17/6'2/183

Comment #79 - Posted by: phillip at January 28, 2012 11:35 AM

51:28... Scaled d/l's to 205 due to back injury.
27/m/165

Much respect to those putting their lives on the line for our freedom. You truly inspire us all.

-josh, USAF

Comment #80 - Posted by: josh daneker at January 28, 2012 11:36 AM

M/34/5'9"/198lbs

As rx'ed
38:20
rough work out. I loved it. Every swipe of the marker off of the white board was a mini accomplishment.
Forearms started to really scream on the last two sets. I started making the C&J more of one fluid movement using the power clean and using the dip from the catch to drive the press, as opposed to standing erect and executing another dip.
This led to my post workout epiphany : If necessity is the mother of invention, then fatigue is the mother of efficiency.

Comment #81 - Posted by: Garfish at January 28, 2012 11:36 AM

M/24/5'7.5"/180lbs

34:46 as Rx'd

Comment #82 - Posted by: Jonathan Miller at January 28, 2012 11:36 AM

Great Video w/Keith. Really felt the connection to the WOD though his eyes. Not sure who shot/edited this one but more, more more... as you your eye and touch are great.

Comment #83 - Posted by: A Bishop at January 28, 2012 11:44 AM

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups (Modified with weight assist machine 70lbs)
135 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows (Power tower)


46:21


Absolutely brutal. Completely gassed for the final two rounds. First 3 rounds in 25 min, then 21 minutes to complete next 2. Mad respect to all those who did this as Rx'd.

Comment #84 - Posted by: Clayton m/31 71" 215 at January 28, 2012 11:46 AM

RIP Sergeant Desforges.

43:36

BW exactly 135 lbs today.

185# DL's; 95# power C& J's

C&J's by far the slowest. Weight was not that heavy, but they were just gassing me today.

Comment #85 - Posted by: Bill M. m/47/5'3"/135 at January 28, 2012 11:49 AM

35:20
155 lb DL
95 lb C&J

Comment #86 - Posted by: georgecole3 at January 28, 2012 11:53 AM

Very humbling WOD today. I haven't failed to complete a WOD (Rx'ed, scaled or subbed) for quite some time, probably a year at least. Today I tried but time constraints, sleep deprivation and loss of hand grip put me in my place.

Round 1, scaled 135# C&J to 95# Power C&J. Otherwise as Rx'ed. 7:45.8

Round 2, 3, 4 scaled reps on Deads and Power C&J to 6, weights same as previous, otherwise as Rx'ed. 8:01, 9:27, 10:56

Round 5, no dice.

M /33 / 168#

Comment #87 - Posted by: Kevin D at January 28, 2012 11:56 AM

Brutal. 28:20 Rx'd

Comment #88 - Posted by: Dustin Sealey at January 28, 2012 12:01 PM

As rx
34.15 @ CFP!!!

Comment #89 - Posted by: Jonblaze at January 28, 2012 12:02 PM

As Rx
28:05
Almost visited pukie...brutal WOD!

Comment #90 - Posted by: Brad Astin at January 28, 2012 12:14 PM

Grip was a killer...maybe be time to invest in some gloves or start taping for workouts like this...

Scaled..5x
10 Trap bar DL 95#
10 PU
10 Cleans 65#
10 Knees to bar

5'9/ F/ 26/ 145... TIME: 19.20

RIP

Comment #91 - Posted by: Kerber at January 28, 2012 12:33 PM

Semper Fi, Devil Dog. Godspeed

Comment #92 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at January 28, 2012 12:38 PM

28/m/5'11"/185to190
As rx'd
46:18

Awful! But fun at CFP! Ripped on round 5 pull-ups.

Comment #93 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at January 28, 2012 12:42 PM

F/28/ 145 lbs / 5'6"

135 lb DL
65 lb C&J
Jumping PU's
Only did 10 knees to elbows on rounds 3-5
36:47

Comment #94 - Posted by: Haley B at January 28, 2012 12:48 PM

Scaled to:

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
7 Chin-ups
95 pound Power Clean and jerk, 12 reps
10 Knees to elbows

40:34

Comment #95 - Posted by: Jacek at January 28, 2012 12:59 PM

Holy crap that was rough. God bless your family!

Comment #96 - Posted by: Jeremy at January 28, 2012 12:59 PM

Five rounds for time of:
175 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
10 Pull-ups
95 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
10 Knees to elbows 45:00

Comment #97 - Posted by: ccraft at January 28, 2012 1:10 PM

M/34/6'3"/200

Rx'd: 33:39

RIP

Comment #98 - Posted by: Ben S at January 28, 2012 1:16 PM

RX 31:25 ripped open my hands on the last round!

Comment #99 - Posted by: Bill at January 28, 2012 1:16 PM

M/23/5'10"/165

For my fellow Sergeant of Marines, as rx:

39:20

I wouldn't have been able to get that time as rx had it not been a fellow brother and my Corporal who did the WOD with me.

-Sgt Sidelko, USMC

Comment #100 - Posted by: Mike Sidelko at January 28, 2012 1:16 PM

Scaled C&J to 115

I did 2 rounds + 12 deadlifts before the baby woke up

38 minutes

Comment #101 - Posted by: Scooter at January 28, 2012 1:20 PM

42:43 as rx'd
I used only one bar, so I had to change the weights every round and the PU bar was in another section of the gym. Those details cost me some time. C+J really just owned me. I am pretty sure that the C+J took just as long as the other three movements combined.

Comment #102 - Posted by: Magnus 26/5'8"/160-165 at January 28, 2012 1:23 PM

These WOD's really give you pause. And, for good reason.

M/51/73"/250
Rx'd
34:16

RIP

Comment #103 - Posted by: G.P. at January 28, 2012 1:33 PM

This was my third WOD. I ran a marathon in October (3:21) and have been running and powerlifting since- I thought I was pretty fit. This workout made me feel...inadequate. I didn't even Rx it:

185# deadlift
Rnd 1&2 20 pullups, Rnd 3-5 20x assisted
80# c&j
20 k2e

40M/5'10"/44:43. Now to go puke. :)

Comment #104 - Posted by: bmwco at January 28, 2012 1:56 PM

What an awesome mental and physical workout; easy to push through pain for 5-10 minutes, hard to do so for 30-40.

Tore off a callus on my left hand in the 4th round and all I could think of was the fact it's a HERO WOD and if you can't sack up and deal with it, you don't deserve to even have the privilege of doing a workout named after a young man like Sgt. Desforges.

I hated this workout from the get go and can't wait to do it again.

Comment #105 - Posted by: NLT at January 28, 2012 2:29 PM

M/36/200/5'6"
38:52 hands are intact. I've been using a bic razor and shaving down my callouses recently and so far no big rips. Just leaving enough to protect. RIP soldier. Thank you.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Bugdjj at January 28, 2012 2:31 PM

M/30/180
34:25 as rx'd
comment #58- seriously??

Comment #107 - Posted by: Billy G at January 28, 2012 2:59 PM

F/22/5'5"/122

36:10

Sub pullups for floor dips (did pullups yesterday instead of rope climbs). Also had to use dumbbells instead of a barbell so my weight was light, which was okay because I'm really sore from yesterday.

Awesome WOD! And thank you Sgt. Desforges for what you've done for this country.

Comment #108 - Posted by: Kristen at January 28, 2012 3:01 PM

M/30/180
34:25 as rx'd
#58- seriously??

Comment #109 - Posted by: Billy G at January 28, 2012 3:02 PM

41:03 (115# power cleans and jerks) hands destroyed.

Comment #110 - Posted by: mlt at January 28, 2012 3:02 PM

m38/167/5'8

scale dealift to 185 and clean and jerk to 115

33:08

Comment #111 - Posted by: chuck m at January 28, 2012 3:22 PM

Great workout!

Nick Sorrel
31 y/o
Crossfit H-Town, Houston Tx

22:33 Rx

Comment #112 - Posted by: Nick Sorrel at January 28, 2012 3:23 PM

RIP Sgt. Desforges

3 rounds only.
Done with 155# deadlifts and 65# clean and jerks.

22:42

Comment #113 - Posted by: Carole (F/53/5'6"/138) at January 28, 2012 3:25 PM

Great workout!

Nick Sorrel
31 y/o
Crossfit H-Town, Houston Tx

22:33 Rx

Comment #114 - Posted by: Nick Sorrel at January 28, 2012 3:25 PM

DSG...28:52, Casey the Stud...29:45...head down and balls out for the effort Sgt. Desforges and all the fine men and women serving our country give day in and day out...we suffer to honor your sacrifice!

Comment #115 - Posted by: Darin m/43/167 at January 28, 2012 3:30 PM

#106 seriously.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Dancer at January 28, 2012 3:34 PM

34:08 4 rounds, 155 lb DL, 75 lb C&J, bands for pull-ups and knees above waist, grip was kiling me

Comment #117 - Posted by: RussA at January 28, 2012 3:35 PM

5'6, Day 2 CrossFit

18:10

Deadlift 135lb x 10 reps
Clean & Jerk 100 lb x 5 reps
Pullup - 5 assisted
Knees to Elbows (half way) - 5

Still pretty lame, but I'm beat!

Comment #118 - Posted by: Israel at January 28, 2012 3:40 PM

28/m/5'11/231
As rx'd 40:32
Very hard was an honor...

Comment #119 - Posted by: novak at January 28, 2012 3:44 PM

44:30 on rings. The weight was really heavy for me, only weigh 160, so I dropped the reps to 6 for dl and c&j. Definitely need to work on my clean technique. RIP SGT Desforges. From my familly to yours, thank you for your sacrifice.

Comment #120 - Posted by: Jclinam at January 28, 2012 3:55 PM

m/22/160/5'10"

1:01:05 rx'd
rip Marine

Comment #121 - Posted by: Brent at January 28, 2012 3:57 PM

23/M/5'7/145lb

25:08 Rx

Comment #122 - Posted by: Josh at January 28, 2012 3:59 PM

M/23/5'7/145

25:08 Rx

Comment #123 - Posted by: Josh at January 28, 2012 4:01 PM

M/45/5'8"/186

As Rx'D - 42:06

I am originally from Ludlow, where Josh was from. It is a small town in Western Mass. His parents are good people and Josh was a great kid. All he ever wanted to do was be a Marine. His death left a big hole in a small town. I think about Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, whenever I think of Josh . . .

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln

Comment #124 - Posted by: Bs6440 at January 28, 2012 4:04 PM

12 225# deadlift
20 pull ups
12 115# c and j
20 k2e

33:48

RIP brother

Also RIP to Cpl Chris Shallow of Ottawa, Ont, Canada. Who passed away on 25 Jan 2012. I love you bro you will always be missed!

Comment #125 - Posted by: Greg at January 28, 2012 4:11 PM

As Rx'd

46:25

I broke up all sets into little chunks. Shooting for under 40 next time! First time doing C&J's also. Brutal!

Comment #126 - Posted by: Paul Daniel m/28/6'2/195 at January 28, 2012 4:32 PM

Deforges was in an armory stocking weapons when we robbed him into the sniper platoon. His personality, and haircut were larger than life, and a constant point of contention between him and our 1st Sgt (provided entertainment for all on lookers as Josh got screamed at and calmly returned witty remarks). Josh gave his life just days after Bull. Neither hero was truly a religious crossfitter, but the pain and mental test which you undergo to complete these wods is minute compared to the pain they endured and sacrifice they made for no other reason than the Marines which they led. Thanks for honoring their memory.

Comment #127 - Posted by: Franco at January 28, 2012 4:41 PM

25/M/6'2"/210
37:50, last set upped the DL weight to 315 just for you Josh (LIGHTWEIGHT BAAAABBYYY!) you weren't joking abou the grip, my callouses are done. Rest easy Josh

Comment #128 - Posted by: Sergio at January 28, 2012 4:47 PM

M/31/6'3/191

Dead lift 135
Pull ups w/ band
clean and jerk 85

36:39

It was an honor Desforges. RIP brother

Comment #129 - Posted by: Brooks at January 28, 2012 4:58 PM

RIP Deforges

Did an alt workout in his honor.
couldnt do anything lower body intense, was way to sore from the past 2 days.

Dave 20:33
10 Press @55lbs
15 knee to elbow
3 Dips @60lbs
10 alternating curls @20lbs

Pete 21:30
10 Press @65 (2 rounds then 45lbs last 3 rounds)
10 knee to elbow
3 Dips
5 alternating curls @15lbs

Comment #130 - Posted by: EvoMusic at January 28, 2012 5:00 PM

M/47/215/6'1
Scaled 185lb DL and 95lb C&J

38:39

Comment #131 - Posted by: curty at January 28, 2012 5:03 PM

Scaled
M/36/226/6'4"
DL-190
Jumping pull ups
C&J-115
38:16

M/16/153/6'1"
DL-135
Jumping pull ups
C&J-80
40:10

Comment #132 - Posted by: Mike at January 28, 2012 5:39 PM

M/41/5'10/210

RIP Desforges from a former Marine

53.24

205 dead lift 12 reps

20 Pull ups with purple band first 2 rounds, jumping pull ups there after

105 clean and jerk 12 reps

20 jumping knees to elbows

Comment #133 - Posted by: Ape teach at January 28, 2012 6:01 PM

M/26/160/6'4"

Scaled
5RFT:
12 x DL - 110#
5 x Pullups
10 x K2E
20 x Strict Press - 20#

27:55 - Shattered from "Ledesma" yesterday

RIP Desforges

Comment #134 - Posted by: coops85 at January 28, 2012 6:04 PM

M/32/195/73"
37:08 rxd

Comment #135 - Posted by: Moss at January 28, 2012 6:06 PM

55:45

scaled deadlift to 185 and C & J to 110
everything else as rx'd
my hands were killing me by the end of this one.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Dexter at January 28, 2012 6:08 PM

26:54 RX'd

Comment #137 - Posted by: DeMaio at January 28, 2012 6:14 PM

M/231/6'4''/23

28:19

5 Rounds

135DL 12reps
10 PU
95 Clean and Jerk 12 reps
10 Hanging Knee Raises (To Chest)

Comment #138 - Posted by: Dwayne at January 28, 2012 6:20 PM

Scaled Everything but finished it......Glad tomorrow is a rest day.

Comment #139 - Posted by: shawn at January 28, 2012 6:39 PM

As Rx'd : 35 min

Comment #140 - Posted by: Scott at January 28, 2012 6:44 PM

Whew!! Haven't xfitted in 7 months and does it show. Glad I could come back and do this wod for a brother in arms. Wished I could've mustered better...

15:05.02
3 of 5 completed, all reps halved, but rx'd otherwise

Comment #141 - Posted by: Cphil11k/165#/26m at January 28, 2012 6:46 PM

M/41/6'1"/199

37:46

Performed this WOD with Rx'd weights. The pull ups and KTE were brutal after the second rounds....I subbed the KTE with ab sling assisted for the last three rounds; my grip was shot!! The DLs were the only exercise that I did unbroken. Never thought my puls would be my strong point. This time last year, my DLs were my weakest lift.....
Rest in Peace to U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Joshua Desforges. Semper Fi!!!

Comment #142 - Posted by: Michael A. Jones at January 28, 2012 7:30 PM

M/47/181

50:53 as rxd

Comment #143 - Posted by: ADM at January 28, 2012 7:42 PM

I'm not a marine, I have never served my country so I cannot empathize with anyone that wears the uniform. I do respect everyone that does put on a military uniform. Sorry you paid the ultimate sacrifice "desforges" for you I did everything RX'D 225lb deads 12 reps, 20 pullups, 135lb c&j, and 20 knees to elbows. M/25/68in/170 T:30.55
Thank you so much for my freedoms!!

Comment #144 - Posted by: chris staley at January 28, 2012 7:50 PM

43:59. RIP, Marine.

Comment #145 - Posted by: NinjaTarzan at January 28, 2012 8:11 PM

41:14 3 rounds + 4 C&J

Scaled 80kg DL, 40kg C&J. Hands were too shredded to continue.

Comment #146 - Posted by: Brett (M/23/188cm/77kg) at January 28, 2012 8:34 PM

m/28/5'9"/185

38:38, as rx'd

Comment #147 - Posted by: BChen at January 28, 2012 9:48 PM

Toughest workout yet. As rx'd 21:15 Hands torn to pieces in Round 5. No pullups for about a week.

Comment #148 - Posted by: Andrew Lauchlan at January 28, 2012 10:24 PM

Semper Fidelis Sergeant Desforges.

Sub'd

185 DL x 12 (lower back pain)
20 PU
135 C&J
20 Knee to Elbows

43:25

M/28/217/5'11

Comment #149 - Posted by: Shawn Williams at January 28, 2012 10:29 PM

44.
Been Crossfiting only 4 months
49yo plus size Femaile

44:17
155 dL x 12
20 PU (Black Band)
65 lb C & J
20 not quite knees to elbows
5 rounds

Wanted to quit but determined to finish ripped hands and all....
RIP JOSHUA

Comment #150 - Posted by: Jan at January 29, 2012 12:08 AM

Rx 48:25

Comment #151 - Posted by: JBarr M/29/5'11"/190 at January 29, 2012 2:31 AM

Girl weight: 185 Deadlifts, 105 C&J - 38.23

Comment #152 - Posted by: Kelly Guillory at January 29, 2012 3:14 AM

5 Rounds for time :
225 DLx10
PU x 10
135 PC&J x 6
10 Burpees
10 KTE's

37:40

Day 60 of the burpee challenge - had to throw some in here. Did 10 before starting WOD

Comment #153 - Posted by: DPL at January 29, 2012 3:24 AM

as Rx'd in Kuwait: 56:29
Should have scaled the C&J. Hands are trashed!
RIP Marine

Comment #154 - Posted by: Mike J at January 29, 2012 4:21 AM

Fair winds and following seas on your journey warrior!

Comment #155 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie at January 29, 2012 5:18 AM

8 rounds
195# DL 6 reps
10 pullups
135# clean
10 K2E
37:02

Comment #156 - Posted by: Matthew m/31/6'2"/175 at January 29, 2012 5:19 AM

RIP bro!!! From IT.SF

Comment #157 - Posted by: Jack at January 29, 2012 5:22 AM

Modified WOD

4 rounds
12 Squats
10 Pulls
12 115# Clean and Jerk
10 K's to E's

24:21
tough workout
Could do a little better

Comment #158 - Posted by: dyagg at January 29, 2012 7:48 AM

Scaled to 3 Rounds:

30:33

RIP MARINE

Comment #159 - Posted by: jd m/50/6'1/180 at January 29, 2012 7:59 AM

38:04

last 3 rounds scaled deadlift to 185# and clean & jerk to 115#

Comment #160 - Posted by: CPT Hoolie M/41/5'11"/213 at January 29, 2012 8:00 AM

51m/5'7"/150

calf strain in kickboxing class yesterday, no clean and jerks today

4rnds 35:58

12 x 90k DL
200m Concept II ski erg
20 pull ups
12 x 45k push press
20 K2E
12 medicine ball push ups
1'L16 stairmaster

Comment #161 - Posted by: ed eybel at January 29, 2012 8:38 AM

5 rounds of

100kg deadlift 12 reps
20 pull ups (1 knee in green band)
60kg clean and jerk 12 reps
20 knees to elbows (first 3 sets were last 2 were knee raises)

after round 3 tore 2 calluses and used wraps (cheating i know)

time 51.03mins

Comment #162 - Posted by: craig at January 29, 2012 8:50 AM

28m/5'9"/220
54:30 assisted pullups after round 2. this was the hardest workout i have ever done in my life.

Comment #163 - Posted by: ed at January 29, 2012 8:58 AM

I personally knew Josh when he was stationed at the Kingsbay Naval Base in Ga. We would always workout at the sametime and he'd always give me pointers to improve my workouts. He was such a great friend, and felt like a brother to me. Each day I think about him and will always remember what a great impact he was on my life.

Comment #164 - Posted by: Genny at January 29, 2012 9:08 AM

5 rounds for time:

12 DL 205#
20 pullups
12 C&J 105#
20 kte

43:34

Comment #165 - Posted by: JFA at January 29, 2012 9:35 AM

M/40/190

Scaled to 5 rounds
6 DL 225
10 Pull ups
6 C&J 135
10 KTE

Still took 45:10. Brutal workout even at half scale. Worse than Murph.

Comment #166 - Posted by: Scott Andresen at January 29, 2012 9:38 AM

Three rounds only.

185# deadlifts
95# clean and jerks

19:42

Thank you Sgt. Desforges

Comment #167 - Posted by: Kevin C.(M/52/5'11"/172) at January 29, 2012 10:42 AM

Semper Fi Brother, Go easy...
This was one of the hardest wods ever. My time is slow but I am not allowed to drop weights in my box so I have do all the neg. reps plus I do all my pullups USMC style, Dead hang. 1:02:55 RX

Comment #168 - Posted by: Nestor CFKB at January 29, 2012 11:08 AM

One of the most difficult WODs I've ever done... Set the 40 min cap for myself... I did:

Three rounds for time of:
155 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups
95 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows

Exact time was 39:19. Can't wait to try this one again next time it comes up. RIP.

Comment #169 - Posted by: Jonathan Offen M/26/5'8"/160 lbs at January 29, 2012 11:59 AM

5 rounds...
12 reps 100kg deadlift
12 pull ups
12 reps 60kg clean and jerk
20 reps knees to elbows laid on floor...mis-understood this exercise but will put it in next time, but probably not 20, grip would deffo fail, maybe go for ten.
Time 38 mins 21 sec...found it challenging, nice broken blister on left hand.

Comment #170 - Posted by: mick rammo at January 29, 2012 12:00 PM

28:10 135# deadlift, 70# clean & jerk

Comment #171 - Posted by: Paul Link at January 29, 2012 1:50 PM

I did this in 32:42. Rx but it hurt. thought of this marine several times during this wod when i wanted to quit.

Comment #172 - Posted by: Cliff at January 29, 2012 2:14 PM

3 rds. scaled to 175lbs DL, 90lbs power C&J
22:34

DL all unbroken, but recent lack of oly work really showed on the C&J's. Great job Carole, and outstanding performance Kevin! Kudos and respect to all who did it rx'd. Thank you to Sgt. Desforges for the ultimate sacrifice.

Comment #173 - Posted by: mas 55/M/150 at January 29, 2012 2:56 PM

"Desforges"
Modified and still kicked my rear-
Five Rds:
145 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups
115 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows

41:15 (one bar, so lost some time to weight change). I wanted to quit after round 3...no way on a hero WOD.

RIP Marine and thank you (and your family) for your sacrifice.

Comment #174 - Posted by: CBS at January 29, 2012 2:59 PM

50/M/180
Sub'd
185 DL X 8
10 Pulls
115 clean/jerks x 8
20 knees to dip bar
38:12

Comment #175 - Posted by: IBZIM at January 29, 2012 3:22 PM

Completed on Sun: Modified
165# deadlifts 12 reps
20 pull ups blue band
95# power cleans/jerks did 2 for 1 on cleans/jerks, shoulders would not like all 12 per rd
20 ghsu

33 minutes

Great workout by all.
Honoring Sgt DesForges

Laura f/49/5'7/145

Comment #176 - Posted by: power-girl at January 29, 2012 3:37 PM

m 33 6'3 250
missed yesterday, made it up today.

225 dead 12 reps
pullups (45lb weight assisted) 20
135 clean and jerk 12
knees to elbows 20 (made it 3 rounds)
reverse crunch on incline 20 (round 4/5)

time was 47:50
great workout

Comment #177 - Posted by: Big Jodie at January 29, 2012 3:51 PM

Felt good to open up a blood blister for a marine. Everytime I thought about not finishing I did the next rep for this young man. It was an honor.

185 deadlift
20 pullups
115 c&j
20 knee to elbows

45:34

RIP Sgt Desforges

Comment #178 - Posted by: Fertitta at January 29, 2012 4:36 PM

RIP thank you for your sevice!

I think I did 4 rounds
95 lb D.L. 12 reps
Sub 20pushups
40 lb clean press
20 ab mat
25 min
I'm smoked from yesterday's wod

Comment #179 - Posted by: Angiestone at January 29, 2012 5:09 PM

49:40 :scaled 185# DL, 115# Power C&J

Comment #180 - Posted by: GU997/42/5'10"/200 at January 29, 2012 6:08 PM

Rx'd - 47:00

Comment #181 - Posted by: Alan M/46/180# at January 29, 2012 6:23 PM

25 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Wow, this one was way out of my league. Should have scaled back more.

155lb deadlifts
95lb squats

1 round plus 12 deadlifts

24:40

I gave up when I couldn't hold onto the pull-up bar for even one rep. Bad times.

Comment #182 - Posted by: BC at January 29, 2012 6:35 PM

38:31. Consistently broke DLs due to grip. Began to feel the hurt in Round 4. Carb up and wear gloves.

Comment #183 - Posted by: Xman at January 29, 2012 10:04 PM

As Rx'd 44:17

RIP Brother, Rest Easy

Comment #184 - Posted by: Ryan Richardson at January 30, 2012 12:10 AM

29:38
95 kg deadlift and 55 kg clean and jerk
i'll go as rx'd next time

Comment #185 - Posted by: Mik at January 30, 2012 12:35 AM

39.40 RXd

Comment #186 - Posted by: HENRIK at January 30, 2012 1:57 AM

31:54 Rx'd

* DL's unbroken
* First round pullups unbroken, then 10/5/5
* Clean + Jerks broken into 2's and 3's after rep 4 to 6...
* K2E's broken 10/5/5

Comment #187 - Posted by: MarcusG 30 5'9" 160 at January 30, 2012 5:26 AM

M 29 5'10" 170#
36:10
scaled to 155lb deadlift and 95lb clean
My birthday 5/12, this one's for Josh

Comment #188 - Posted by: pwest at January 30, 2012 6:38 AM

39:04
55 lb KB clean and jerk (6 each arm)
assisted strict pullups (head through bars)
first three rounds of knees to elbows on decline bench; last two as rx'd without kip

Comment #189 - Posted by: leibc2 at January 30, 2012 6:52 AM

is #59 for real? That is an insane time....

M 26/5'7"/170
37:17 as RX'd

Comment #190 - Posted by: Dmo at January 30, 2012 7:05 AM

Didn't think my hands would get ripped up.... I was wrong... as Rx'd 1:06:11

Straight BRUTAL workout, felt like I just started working out again the C&J was just draining.

Comment #191 - Posted by: SanJo Monster M/33/5'9"/189 at January 30, 2012 7:15 AM

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups
135 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows

Four rounds: 50:27

Comment #192 - Posted by: RHJ at January 30, 2012 7:30 AM

as Rx'd 28:06

Comment #193 - Posted by: Ryan Leake at January 30, 2012 8:28 AM

135 DL 10 PU 175 C&J 10 K2elbow
28:21

Comment #194 - Posted by: Doug G at January 30, 2012 8:44 AM

RIP Sergeant - the workout in your honor was a humbling one.

1:07:10 adjusted:
5 rounds
DL as rx'd
jumping pullups
C&J as rx'd (power cleans)
KtE - first round normal, 2nd round jumping, 3-5 suspended from elbows to save grip

A little over 4 months doing CF - I'll look forward to this WOD coming up again.

M/34/5'9"/220

Comment #195 - Posted by: Bill Hunter at January 30, 2012 9:09 AM

2012-01-30: 40:54. (6:50,8:07,8:34,8:49,8:31) Sub pc's.

Comment #196 - Posted by: gs at January 30, 2012 9:13 AM

I knew Josh personally,... he was a hell of a person and became a friend while a member of my gym back when he was still in highschool. I'm a certified Crossfit trainer and while looking for a WOD to have a client perform, I was floored to see Josh on Crossfit.com, and a workout in his name! Desforges WOD will no doubt be a recurring workout for me, and all of my clients!

Thanks Kieth

John

Comment #197 - Posted by: John St.Sauveur at January 30, 2012 9:57 AM

34:36 Rx
@ Crossfit Murrieta

Comment #198 - Posted by: JohnH at January 30, 2012 12:14 PM

40:56

M/6"4"/195/31

Comment #199 - Posted by: Brad r at January 30, 2012 12:35 PM

2 cautious rounds as Rx, but back still hurt so quit while I was ahead. Taking a break for a while to heal up.

Comment #200 - Posted by: Sheldon N (M/34/6'/183) at January 30, 2012 2:53 PM

m/45/165/5'8"

As required: 39:32. I can't believe that time.

I prayed that I would be able to at least get through it as required, with a broken hallejulah and a shattered praise for another hero.

Fingers bled at the beginning of round 4. Hardest part was the pull ups for some reason.

Comment #201 - Posted by: Vaughn at January 30, 2012 3:02 PM

M/6'2"/24/220

29:18 as rx'd

Rest in peace marine

Comment #202 - Posted by: kirby at January 30, 2012 3:54 PM

As stated, wicked hard. A lot for my forearms to handle. As such, heavily scaled.

5 rounds completed:
12 reps deadlift (sets 1&2 @ 155, 3-5 @ 135)
Pull-ups (assisted, and when in use subbed lat pull down)
12 reps clean & jerk @ 65lbs (first time doing clean&jerk, first time doing cleans since shoulder injury)
10 knees to elbows (2 sets, 3 sets subbed forearm suspended leg lift/knee to chest tucks)

43:00.7

23/F/185/5'7

Comment #203 - Posted by: Lauren at January 30, 2012 4:46 PM

Jeff @ 2.0
26:38

Comment #204 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at January 30, 2012 6:03 PM

I won't if Crossfit has considered including a "what to expect" from the work out link. How it made the demo fire-breathers feel the next day, muscles worked, sore areas, etc...

Comment #205 - Posted by: Trooper at January 30, 2012 6:22 PM

A true hero... RIP soldier. Your namesake workout is a real punisher, and your memory is a great inspiration.

I am proud to have even completed a modified version of this hero WOD.

Scaled:
155# deadlift
95# C&J (added squat to cleans)
48:30

M/18/5'9"/165

Comment #206 - Posted by: Eric at January 30, 2012 7:21 PM

37:30 RX

M/44/6'2"/185

Comment #207 - Posted by: Scott H at January 30, 2012 7:32 PM

38:17 RX

M/34/6'3"/220

Comment #208 - Posted by: Adam S at January 30, 2012 8:14 PM

48:45 Rx

M/36/6'1"/192

WhooYa!! That was for you Marine Brother

Comment #209 - Posted by: Jbrizzy at January 30, 2012 9:46 PM

As Rx'd - 27:04

Comment #210 - Posted by: Corbett at January 30, 2012 11:43 PM

Pitiful performance
3rds: as rxd for first two.
185 deadline and 95 clean/jerk for last round

Comment #211 - Posted by: ryman at January 31, 2012 1:04 AM

spot at 40:00 ... had to go to work =(

3 rounds + 12DL + 20PU

M/24/128lbs


Comment #212 - Posted by: Lopez at January 31, 2012 1:36 AM

27:50 @ work. Had to change out weights each time. Also had fire run at work which took 10 min with 11 c&J into rnd.3 stopped the time @ 14:42 then came back and started up again. Did yesterdays wod earlier in the am.

Comment #213 - Posted by: JDisch at January 31, 2012 7:56 AM

Heavy DL's
then;

5rds
12 DL, 205 1st 2rds, 185 last 3
10 pullups
12 Power Cleans, 115 (didn't realize they were clean & Jerk)
10 KTE's (all rds unbroken)

25:49
m/45/6'4"/170

Comment #214 - Posted by: knodes at January 31, 2012 9:42 AM

f/35/145

17:38

5 rounds
135 deadlifts 6 reps
10 pushups
65lb clean & jerks 6 reps
10 knees to elbows

1/2'd the workout, 2nd day back after 3 month recovery of shoulder injury.... holy crap!! what a workout. forgot my band for pullups so sub'd with pushups.

Comment #215 - Posted by: sharlene at January 31, 2012 10:41 AM

m/30/190
33:16

As rx'd. Fun workout. Slow and steady!

Comment #216 - Posted by: Ryan at January 31, 2012 11:30 AM

Finally did this one today.
Scaled weights to 185# DL and 95# CJ. Got it in 26:11.

After reading the times, I feel like I should have gone a little heavier. Should have done the DL's Rx'd, I was able to practically straight set the 185.

135# CJ would have slowed me down big time. They took me the longest by far...I feel like with them being 115# and the DL being 185#, my time would have been about 33 mins.

Still a beast workout. Had to do it in honor of a fallen brother. Semper Fi, Sergeant..I'll do my best to make sure the Marines you left behind are in humble hands.

Comment #217 - Posted by: Mike at January 31, 2012 2:48 PM

M/28/6'/180

37:01 as Rx'd.

Comment #218 - Posted by: Blayne at January 31, 2012 3:24 PM

M/35/5'4"/145lbs
As RX'd
38:14

Comment #219 - Posted by: Matt Burritt at January 31, 2012 3:48 PM

41:06 rx

there was blood everywhere, three different pull-up bars and 2 barbells. absolutely could not stop though

RIP Marine

Comment #220 - Posted by: Raph at January 31, 2012 5:17 PM

Rx 35:37

Comment #221 - Posted by: Dan R at January 31, 2012 5:46 PM

M/24/190/5'10
Quite possibly the most brutal WOD yet; came closest to puking in a long time. Losing a gallon of sweat and going through a little (a lot of) pain is nothing compared to dying for my country. RIP Sergeant Joshua Desforges.

45:14 as rx'd

Comment #222 - Posted by: Pauly C at January 31, 2012 6:01 PM

M/22/5'10''/160
50:37 as rx'd

RIP Desforges, We bleed for you on this one

Comment #223 - Posted by: Machu at January 31, 2012 8:17 PM

F/44/5'7"/135
5 rounds
12 DL 135
20 pullups
12 c&j 93
20 KTE
Thank you for your service, RIP

Comment #224 - Posted by: Karen at January 31, 2012 8:45 PM

SGT Desforges you're the man. Rest easy brother.

Comment #225 - Posted by: Josh M at February 1, 2012 3:36 AM

24/M/5'9"/165

Subbed 95# C&J

51.13

RIP Desforges.

Comment #226 - Posted by: lwoody at February 1, 2012 8:38 AM

35:46

Comment #227 - Posted by: therozfather. 31/M/194 at February 1, 2012 12:44 PM

C-
28:30

Comment #228 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish at February 1, 2012 12:56 PM

32.50 min 225 dl 135 cj. 5'10 215lb
One of the hardest I have ever done. Could have done better dragged in the 4th end

Comment #229 - Posted by: Fil at February 1, 2012 1:23 PM

4 RFT, 185# DL, 115# squat clean and jerk. Rest as Rx'd.
34:39

Comment #230 - Posted by: Miyagi m/31/173.2# at February 1, 2012 3:46 PM

What a wod!
Scaled to 185 dead lift and 115 squat clean and jerks
Rest as rx'd

Ripped my hand in round 5 with 8 knees to elbows left!
Bummer!
Rip desforges! You will be missed!

41:18
Took everything out of me!
Goodnight!!!

Comment #231 - Posted by: al deezy at February 1, 2012 4:20 PM

scaled to 145lbs DL and 95lbs C&J. Still only managed 2 rounds this morning, feeling weak and pukie after a bad night last night. Not sure I would have finished regardless, pretty brutal combination of movements.

Comment #232 - Posted by: brett_from_wylie at February 1, 2012 4:37 PM

30/m/5'11/165

42:31 Rx @ 8,750 elevation

R.I.P Desforges

Comment #233 - Posted by: Andrew Brachle at February 1, 2012 5:46 PM

RIP Marine and God Bless your family.

48:43

did pc and sub situps

Comment #234 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 50/195 at February 1, 2012 6:33 PM

This was such a monster workout! I agree that it is worse than Murph. Had to scale down to 185# for DL's and 95# C&J and still gassed me hard. The grip is really tested here.

Time: 43:38

Comment #235 - Posted by: Brock M/28/6'0"/180 at February 2, 2012 6:58 AM

Rx'd 34:18

Comment #236 - Posted by: amped 37/M/195/6' at February 2, 2012 10:05 AM

subbed 185 DL and 95 C&J. I've hardly done C&J and it was pretty awkward.

This WOD was intense.

37.48

Comment #237 - Posted by: Scratchy at February 3, 2012 2:13 AM

155lb deadlift
20 pullups
45lb dumbbell clean & jerk
20 knees to elbows
36:40

Comment #238 - Posted by: Montana03 at February 3, 2012 1:05 PM

3 rds 36 min
185 dl x12
20 pu
135 hang c&j x12
20 k2e
No grip lft Rip

Comment #239 - Posted by: Johnh 43/205 at February 3, 2012 6:15 PM

subbed knees to elbows from toes to bars, and did only half the rxed amount

77:30

Comment #240 - Posted by: Doug Sunshine at February 3, 2012 8:32 PM

Havent posted in awhile, but hanging in.

42:23 as rx'd.

Comment #241 - Posted by: Steve g m/27/6'3"/215 at February 4, 2012 11:50 AM

8th wk of CF
6ft 233 male
42:20 rx'd
tore my hands up bad and we did the rope climbing wod the day before so my hands were bleeding all over the pull up bar.

Comment #242 - Posted by: billy at February 4, 2012 6:07 PM

2 sets--19:07

Comment #243 - Posted by: nsb at February 6, 2012 7:51 AM

M/ 38/ 134 lbs/ 5'-6"
As Rx: My timer shut off...low battery.. stupid ipod...
I'm not sure if I did 5 or 4 rounds to be honest.. I think I did 5 but possibly 4... kind of got lost in this WOD.
This was KILLER... really messed up my lower back doing the jerks... I was just popping them up too fast and was not concentrating on being tight in the overhead position and again when lowering the weights back down. The DL felt o.k...
I VERY RARELY pop my hands and I did at the end on this one. My left hand just split below the callouses.. it was red and wet and hurting.. not too much at first, but at the end I was feeling it. Swimming with the kids after this was tough.. and I did NOT do enough post WOD flexibility.

This is a KILLER on the hands.. and GRIP.
For me 225 lbs is something.. not crazy and well in my wheelhouse for multiple reps, but to jump onto 20 pullups right after hurt the hands a bit. Really a lot of my time was on the C & J. I did them in 2s and 3s.. i started doing jerks, but toward the end of each round I would do split jerks for more efficiency. I was afraid that my shoulders would start to go in the later rounds.
This was a very challenging WOD.. I went in thinking it would be a grinder and it was. I almost alway super attack a WOD and I did, but with controlled pace. I kept telling myself to slow down a little and keep within myself.
I am always doing the WODs as RX, but maybe should have sclaled back a little bit... do it one time a little under Rx maybe and go from there..

Comment #244 - Posted by: anton at February 6, 2012 10:47 AM

1 full set, 2 sets 6, 10, 6, 10

21:47

lower back tensed up too much.

Comment #245 - Posted by: Crossfit Chris at February 6, 2012 6:17 PM

DNF. Was on pace for ~45 minute WOD. Aggravated an oblique strain from 1.5 weeks ago doing the C&Js in the 4th round. Great workout.

Godspeed, Sergeant.

Comment #246 - Posted by: Michael m/49/5'9"/170/MI Survivor at February 7, 2012 1:16 PM

50 min 4rds

Comment #247 - Posted by: lucien at February 7, 2012 2:08 PM

M/39/68"/188
As Rx'd 34:28

Comment #248 - Posted by: JJ at February 7, 2012 5:46 PM

M/39/71"/220lbs
10 at 225
20pull ups
10 C&J
20 K2E

35:51
FOB Connolly Afghanistan

Comment #249 - Posted by: 1SG at February 8, 2012 5:41 AM

4 rd's total.....over an hour

Comment #250 - Posted by: Pacers at February 9, 2012 12:11 AM

m/38/5'9/180
CFWU-3. Fr home. Reg 1st. Only ring dips for upper body 2nd & 3rd. Superman. Run 400m on TM. No Burgener
43:03
Not bad overall. DL-had to break starting w/2nd set - grip mostly, fatigue some. PU not too bad. Pretty broken in later rounds. Cleans bad. Muddled through w/mostly 2's. Pwr cleans. Decent job getting knees back in later rounds. Weight at clavicle before jerking-much easier. Pretty good kip on K to E. Need better ROM overall though.

Comment #251 - Posted by: jrm at February 10, 2012 7:07 PM

02/10/2012

4 rds ran out of time at AC.

49:58

sluggish

Comment #252 - Posted by: tommykrackcorn at February 11, 2012 1:16 PM

Finally got to this one.
As required, with squat cleans/push-press instead of jerks.
41:13
male/46/165lb

Comment #253 - Posted by: Shu at February 12, 2012 11:33 AM

51/m/190

4 rds as rx'd. gassed. 38:05

Comment #254 - Posted by: denob at February 13, 2012 6:22 AM

M/27/5'8"/177

24:17

Comment #255 - Posted by: Chris at February 13, 2012 7:00 AM

Mrs. Miyagi
95# DL and 65# C&J. Rest as Rx'd.
48:57

Comment #256 - Posted by: Miyagi m/31/175.0# at February 15, 2012 4:25 PM

46:45 Rx

C&J killed me, the rest was pretty ok.

Comment #257 - Posted by: Julian m/30/5'8/163 at February 18, 2012 6:13 AM

46:45 Rx

C&J killed me, the rest was pretty ok.

Comment #258 - Posted by: Julian m/30/5'8/163 at February 18, 2012 6:14 AM

DNF: 3 Rounds, 38 reps ~49:00

Comment #259 - Posted by: Dennis M/28/6'0/195 at February 20, 2012 1:09 AM

23:54

3 rounds:
185# deadlift
12 pullups
95# C&J
12 knees to elbows

Comment #260 - Posted by: SF at February 25, 2012 10:22 AM

31:45
didn't want to miss this. not subbed & scaled so much in a while. still carrying back inj.
3 rounds
80k hack sq x12
40k sq clean & jerk

Comment #261 - Posted by: zenoperegrinus at March 11, 2012 1:19 PM

43:21
As Rx'd
One of the harder WODs in a while

Comment #262 - Posted by: fathertyme 34/m/6'/175# at March 31, 2012 10:42 PM

CFWUx1
Burgener warmup
85:00!

Comment #263 - Posted by: Doug at July 20, 2012 5:45 PM

39:18 at 3 rounds. 115 for squat clean/jerk. Goal next time is just finish it out.

Comment #264 - Posted by: J.Wood at October 18, 2012 12:53 AM

As rx'd, 32:35.

Tried to pace this one out, but it still hurt. Unbroken deads. Broke pull-ups and K2E into sets of 10, which was doable until the last round. Started C&J in sets of 6, then moved to sets of 3. I opened a small hand rip in round 4, so in round 5, I did mostly C&J singles so I wouldn't have to lower the bar. Coming in, I thought K2E would be the tougest - but they weren't that bad, and clean & jerk was just gassing me today. Rounds were pretty consistent between 6 and 7 minutes.

Comment #265 - Posted by: Mel 39/m/5'10"/175 at February 22, 2013 12:18 PM

Josh, I was there right by your side on the dreadful day that you were killed and I want to let you know that last year, this year, and every year from here on out on May 12, my CrossFit athletes in my gym will give nothing less than every ounce of energy they have for your WOD becasue you deserve nothing less. See you on the other side brother.

Comment #266 - Posted by: Mox at May 14, 2013 6:48 PM

32:55 RX

On this independence day of 2013, I knew exactly which Hero WOD I was going to do. Sergeant Desforges, I never met you, but you and your family were in my heart today.

Comment #267 - Posted by: Nicolás Alarcón - M/32/5'11"/190# at July 4, 2013 12:34 PM

Hey mox! Just curious man, who are you?

Comment #268 - Posted by: Gib at December 4, 2013 7:11 PM

I've been looking to do this one for a long time for my fallen friend.
37:00 scaled to 155#/95#
Josh was a great guy and a hell of a warrior; I was lucky to have served with him. 1/6 HARD

Comment #269 - Posted by: Beau at May 21, 2014 10:30 AM
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