Monday 220704

Badger
3 rounds for time of:

30 squat cleans
30 pull-ups
Run 800 meters

♀ 65 lb ♂ 95 lb

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Scaling:
Newer athletes should reduce the overall volume of this workout. Intermediate athletes can do this workout as prescribed, with a 30 minute timecap.

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
15 squat cleans
15 ring rows
Run 400 meters

♀ 35 lb ♂ 45 lb

Monday 220530

Hero workout of your choice.
Review the list of 203 heroes and honor one with an all-out effort.

Post choice of workout and result to comments.
Compare to 210531.

Scaling:
Most Hero workouts are meant to be extremely grueling, arduous, and mentally challenging. Many contain a very high volume of reps. Reduce the work to a level that is attainable yet still challenging.

Friday 220429

Manion
7 rounds for time of:

Run 400 meters
29 back squats

♀ 95 lb ♂ 135 lb

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Scaling:
This Hero workout is long, with a high volume of running and squats. Reduce the reps and load to keep the workout under 40 minutes.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
29 back squats

♀ 75 lb ♂ 115 lb

Beginner Option:
4 rounds for time of:
Jog 400 meters
29 back squats

♀ 35 lb ♂ 45 lb

Tuesday 220419

Tommy V
For time:

21 thrusters
12 rope climbs, 15 ft
15 thrusters
9 rope climbs,15 ft
9 thrusters
6 rope climbs, 15 ft

♀ 75 lb ♂ 115 lb

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Scaling:
This hero workout is a classic couplet of thrusters and a pull exercise. Beginner-level athletes should look back to their performance from a few months ago, on 220206, and choose a weight on the thruster that is slightly heavier. Reduce the reps or modify the pull exercise for the rope climb.

Intermediate Option:
For time:
21 thrusters
9 rope climbs, 15 ft
15 thrusters
6 rope climbs,15 ft
9 thrusters
3 rope climbs, 15 ft

♀ 75 lb ♂ 115 lb

Beginner Option:
For time:
21 thrusters
12 rope climbs, lying to standing
15 thrusters
9 rope climbs, lying to standing
9 thrusters
6 rope climbs, lying to standing

♀ 45 lb ♂ 65 lb

Wednesday 220413

For time:

15-12-9 strict handstand push-ups
Then, 15-12-9 strict ring dips
Then, 15-12-9 push-ups

*Complete 21 sit-ups after each set

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Scaling:
Similar to the Hero workout JT, this one will test your pushing stamina. This version, however, incorporates a break from pushing, with a set of sit-ups after each round. Modify the movements to complete each set in 5 sets or less.

Intermediate Option:
For time:
12-9-6 strict handstand push-ups
12-9-6 strict ring dips
15-12-9 push-ups

*Complete 21 sit-ups after each set

Beginner Option:
For time:
15-12-9 dumbbell shoulder press
15-12-9 jumping ring dips
15-12-9 assisted push-ups

*Complete 21 sit-ups after each set

♀ 10-lb DB ♂ 15-lb DB

Monday 211122

Holleyman
30 rounds for time of:

5 wall-ball shots
3 handstand push-ups
1 power clean

♀ 14-lb. ball, 155-lb. clean
♂ 20-lb. ball, 225-lb. clean

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Scaling:
This is a long hero workout. Reduce the overall rounds in order to complete the work in 25 minutes or less.

Intermediate Option:
25 rounds for time of:
5 wall-ball shots
3 handstand push-ups
1 power clean

♀ 14-lb. ball, 125-lb. clean
♂ 20-lb. ball, 185-lb. clean

Beginner Option:
10 rounds for time of:
5 wall-ball shots
3 push-ups
1 power clean

♀ 6-lb. ball, 55-lb. clean
♂ 10-lb. ball, 75-lb. clean

Thursday 211111

Maxton
With a weight vest, 13 rounds for time of:

8 strict pull-ups
26 box step-ups
21 burpees

♀ 14-lb. vest, 20-in. box
♂ 20-lb. vest, 24-in. box

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Scaling:
This is a high volume Hero workout. Newer athletes should reduce the rounds. Intermediate athletes can choose to not wear a vest while preserving the reps and movements.

Intermediate Option:
13 rounds for time of:
8 strict pull-ups
26 box step-ups
21 burpees

♀ 20-in. box
♂ 24-in. box

Beginner Option:
5 rounds for time of:
4 assisted pull-ups
13 box step-ups
11 burpees

Sunday 211010

Cameron
For time:

50 walking lunge steps
25 chest-to-bar pull-ups
50 box jumps
25 triple-unders
50 back extensions
25 ring dips
50 knees-to-elbows
25 wall-ball "2-fer-1s"
50 sit-ups
5 rope climbs, 15 ft.

♀ 20-in. box, 14-lb. ball
♂ 24-in. box, 20-lb. ball

Post time to comments.
Compare to 170210.


Scaling:
Today we have a repeat Hero workout. This chipper is a mix of body weight movements and higher skilled, less common movements. Newer athletes should reduce the volume and choose modifications that ensure large sets with minimal rest.

Intermediate Option:
For time: 50 walking lunge steps
25 pull-ups
50 box jumps
50 double-unders
50 back extensions
25 ring dips
50 knees-to-elbows
25 wall-ball "2-fer-1s"
50 sit-ups
4 rope climbs, 15 ft.

♀ 20-in. box, 10-lb. ball
♂ 24-in. box, 16-lb. ball

Beginner Option:
For time:
25 walking lunge steps
25 assisted pull-ups
25 box jumps
25 single-unders
25 back extensions
25 assisted push-ups
25 hanging knee raises
25 wall-ball
25 sit-ups
5 rope climbs, lying to standing

♀ 12-in. box, 6-lb. ball
♂ 16-in. box, 10-lb. ball

Monday 210531

Hero workout of your choice.
Review the list of 202 heroes and honor one with an all-out effort.

Post choice of workout and result to comments.
Compare to 200525.


Scaling:
Most Hero workouts are meant to be extremely grueling, arduous, and mentally challenging. Many contain a very high volume of reps. Reduce the work to a level that is attainable yet still challenging.

Thursday 210429

Manion
7 rounds for time of:

Run 400 meters
29 back squats

♀ 95 lb. ♂ 135 lb.

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Compare to 120902.


Scaling:
This Hero workout is long and high volume. Reduce the reps and load to keep this workout under 40 minutes.

Intermediate Option:
5 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
29 back squats

♀ 75 lb. ♂ 115 lb.

Beginner Option:
4 rounds for time of:
Jog 400 meters
29 back squats

♀ 35 lb. ♂ 45 lb.

Sunday 210404

Michael
3 rounds for time of:

Run 800 meters
50 back extensions
50 sit-ups

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Compare to 201218.


Scaling:
This Hero Workout contains a high volume of each exercise, broken into large sets. Newer athletes should consider decreasing the reps of each movement.

Intermediate Option:
3 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
35 back extensions
35 sit-ups

Beginner Option:
3 rounds for time of:
Jog 400 meters
25 PVC pipe good mornings **
**25 AbMat
sit-ups

Monday 200525

Hero Workout of your choice.

Review the list of 196 heroes and honor one with an all-out effort.

Post choice of Hero and result to comments.
Compare to 180528.

Sunday 181111

Wade

For time, wearing a 20-lb. vest or body armor:
Run 1,200 meters
Then, 4 rounds of:
   12 strict pull-ups
   9 strict dips
   6 strict handstand push-ups
Then, run 1,200 meters

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Post time to comments.


U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Wade of Antioch, Illinois, died on March 9, 2011, in Bagram, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Wade worked as a weapons specialist and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, New York.

He loved soccer and CrossFit. His favorite workouts included body-weight movements such as pull-ups, push-ups and dips.

He is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Douglas; brothers, Steven and John; and sister, Alicia Litchfield.


Scaling
Though not as long as some Hero WODs, this workout will be relatively long. Shorten the runs and choose modifications that are still difficult for you. Intermediate athletes can choose to not wear a vest while preserving the reps and movements.

Intermediate Option
For time:
Run 1,200 meters
Then, 4 rounds of:
12 strict pull-ups
9 strict dips
6 strict handstand push-ups
Then, run 1,200 meters

Beginner Option
For time:
Run 800 meters
Then, 4 rounds of:
12 assisted pull-ups
9 knee push-ups
6 assisted dips
Then, run 800 meters

Friday 181026

Bert

For time:
50 burpees
400-m run
100 push-ups
400-m run
150 walking lunges
400-m run
200 squats
400-m run
150 walking lunges
400-m run
100 push-ups
400-m run
50 burpees


U.S. Marine Cpl. Albert Gettings, 27, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, died on Jan. 5, 2009, while conducting counter-sniper operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Cpl. Gettings was serving as a team leader with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, at the time of his death.

Every quarter, Cpl. Gettings’ fellow Marines in Fox Company complete a special CrossFit workout in his honor as part of the Cpl. Albert P. Gettings Award ceremony.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Palimino; parents, David and Juliet; and sister, Cori.


Scaling
This Hero WOD, like many, is long and grueling. Most of the exercises are approachable by all skill levels, but the total volume should be reduced by decreasing the reps of each.

Intermediate Option
For time:
40 burpees
400-m run
80 push-ups
400-m run
120 walking lunges
400-m run
160 squats
400-m run
120 walking lunges
400-m run
80 push-ups
400-m run
40 burpees

Beginner Option
For time:
20 burpees
200-m run
30 knee push-ups
200-m run
40 walking lunges
200-m run
50 squats
200-m run
40 walking lunges
200-m run
30 knee push-ups
200-m run
20 burpees

Monday 180820

JBo

Complete as many rounds as possible in 28 minutes of:
9 overhead squats
1 legless rope climb from seated
12 bench presses

Men: 115-lb. OHS and bench, 15-ft. rope
Women: 75-lb. OHS and bench, 15-ft. rope

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Compare to 140816.


Related:
The Overhead Squat: Simple Yet Nettlesome
The Legless Rope Climb


Scaling
This is a longer Hero WOD that presents challenging movements and a huge demand on the shoulders. Reduce the loading and pick a challenging modification for the rope climb.

Intermediate Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 28 minutes of:
9 overhead squats
1 legless rope climb
12 bench presses

Men: 95-lb. OHS and bench, 15-ft. rope
Women: 65-lb. OHS and bench, 15-ft. rope

Beginner Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
9 overhead squats
1 rope climb, lying to standing
12 bench presses

Men: 45-lb. OHS and bench
Women: 35-lb. OHS and bench

Thursday 180719

Erin

5 rounds for time of:
15 dumbbell split cleans
21 pull-ups

Men: 40-lb. dumbbells
Women: 25-lb. dumbbells

Scroll for scaling options.
Post time to comments.

Compare to 120211.


Related:
CrossFit WOD 180719 Tips With Rory McKernan
• Read: The Kipping Pull-Up
• From the vault: WOD 120211 Demo With CrossFit Woodbridge

Scaling
Reduce the weight and reps on the split clean. Modify the pull-up so that each round can be completed in 3 or 4 sets. Compared to other Hero WODs, this workout is quick and should not be drawn out into a long slog.

Intermediate Option
5 rounds for time of:
12 dumbbell split cleans
15 pull-ups

Men: 35-lb. dumbbells
Women: 20-lb. dumbbells

Beginner Option
4 rounds for time of:
10 dumbbell split cleans
12 ring rows

Men: 20-lb. dumbbells
Women: 15-lb. dumbbells

Friday 180629

Hotshots 19

6 rounds for time of:
30 squats
19 power cleans
7 strict pull-ups
Run 400 meters

Men: 135-lb. clean
Women: 95-lb. clean

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Post time to comments.

Compare to 130831.


Related:
CrossFit WOD 180629 Tips With Rory McKernan
"We Rally" From the "Hotshots 19" Memorial Event
The 19
• Read: "This Is CrossFit"


Scaling
This Hero WOD is long and high volume. Reduce the reps and load to keep this workout under 40 minutes.

Intermediate Option
6 rounds for time of:
30 squats
19 power cleans
7 pull-ups
Run 400 meters

Men: 115-lb. clean
Women: 75-lb. clean

Beginner Option
4 rounds for time of:
15 squats
10 power cleans
5 ring rows
Run 400 meters

Men: 75-lb. clean
Women: 55-lb. clean

Monday 180528

Hero Workout of your choice.

Review the list of 193 heroes and honor one with an all-out effort.

Post choice of Hero and result to comments.


Related:
CrossFit WOD 180528 Tips With Rory McKernan
• Read: Fallen But Never Forgotten


Scaling
Most Hero WODs are meant to be extremely grueling, arduous and mentally challenging. Many contain a very high volume of reps. Reduce the work to a level that is attainable yet still challenging.

Wednesday 180328

Tama

For time:
800-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 45/35 lb.
31 toes-to-bars
31 push-ups
31 front squats, 95/65 lb.
400-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 95/65 lb.
31 toes-to-bars
31 push-ups
31 hang power cleans, 135/95 lb.
200-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 135/95 lb.

Scroll for scaling options.

Post time to comments.


Cpl. Luke Tamatea, 31, of Kawerau, New Zealand, was killed by a roadside bomb on Aug. 19, 2012, while serving with the New Zealand Defence Force in the Bamyan Province of Afghanistan. Tamatea was posted to 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and was serving his second tour in Afghanistan at the time of his death.

He was an avid CrossFit athlete and enjoyed body-weight exercises and practicing farmers carries over long distances in preparation for Special Forces selection.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Erb; and children, Kyla, Kaytlen, Nikita and Keira.


Related:
CrossFit WOD 180328 Tips With Adrian Bozman

Scaling
This Hero workout is long and will tax your grip. It will require focus to maintain balance on the carries. Try to modify the movements but preserve the 31 reps to commemorate Tama’s age. Pick movements that allow you to move continuously and with little rest.

Intermediate Option
For time:
800-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 45/35 lb.
31 toes-to-bars
31 push-ups
31 front squats, 75/55 lb.
400-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 75/55 lb.
31 toes-to-bars
31 push-ups
31 hang power cleans, 75/55 lb.
200-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 95/65 lb.

Beginner Option
For time:
400-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 35/22 lb.
31 sit-ups
31 knee push-ups
31 front squats, 35-/22 lb.
200-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 55/35 lb.
31 sit-ups
31 knee push-ups
31 hang power cleans, 55/35 lb.
200-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 55/35 lb.

Monday 180319

Hansen

5 rounds for time of:
30 kettlebell swings
30 burpees
30 GHD sit-ups

Men: 2-pood kettlebell
Women: 1.5-pood kettlebell

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Post time to comments.
Compare to 090502.


Related:
CrossFit WOD 180319 Tips With Jason Ackerman
The Kettlebell Swing
The Burpee
The GHD Sit-Up


Scaling
This Hero workout is intended to be a long, metabolic challenge that places great demand on the midline. Reduce the reps and kettlebell weight so you can keep moving for 4 or 5 rounds with short breaks only. Newer athletes might want to avoid the GHD completely until they have built up a tolerance for this very potent movement.

Intermediate Option
4 rounds for time of:
30 kettlebell swings
30 burpees
30 GHD sit-ups

Men: 1.5-pood kettlebell
Women: 1-pood kettlebell

Beginner Option
4 rounds for time of:
20 kettlebell swings
20 burpees
20 sit-ups

Men: 1-pood kettlebell
Women: ½- pood kettlebell

Tuesday 180220

Havana

Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of:
150 double-unders
50 push-ups
15 power cleans

Men: 185 lb.
Women: 125 lb.

Scroll for scaling options.
Post rounds completed to comments.


Italian Army C.le Magg. Sc. Roberto Marchini, 28, of Viterbo, Italy, died during a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan's Bakwa district on July 12, 2011. Marchini served in the 8th Airborne Combat Engineer Regiment, Folgore Brigade.

While on base, Marchini used whatever he could find to do CrossFit, often incorporating farmers carries, sandbag runs and tire flips in his workouts. His favorite exercises were double-unders, push-ups and power cleans.

Marchini is survived by numerous friends and family members.


Related:
CrossFit WOD 180220 Tips With Rory McKernan
The Power Clean


Scaling
Hero workouts are notoriously difficult, mentally and physically. Choose options that challenge you throughout. Each exercise should require multiple sets to complete, but reduce the reps as needed so you can finish several rounds of the workout.

Intermediate Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of:
100 double-unders
30 push-ups
10 power cleans

Men: 135 lb.
Women: 95 lb.

Beginner Option
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
75 single-unders
20 knee push-ups
10 power cleans

Men: 75 lb.
Women: 55 lb.

Thursday 160616

Rest Day


"The Greek Hero at the Gym," The Wall Street Journal.

Post thoughts to comments.

Tuesday 151013

5 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
205-lb. bench presses, 10 reps
45-lb. weighted pull-ups, 10 reps

Post time to comments.

"Arch Holds" from the CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course - [video]

Saturday 151010

Horton

9 rounds for time with a partner of:
9 bar muscle-ups
11 clean and jerks, 155 lb.
50-yard buddy carry

Share the work with your partner however you choose with only one person working at a time. If you can't find a partner, perform 5 reps of each exercise per round and find a heavy sandbag to carry.

Saturday 150704

Rest Day

"Virtuosity 9: Heroes" - CrossFit Journal [article]

Tuesday 130423

"Schmalls"

Run 800 meters
Then two rounds of:
50 Burpees
40 Pull-ups
30 One-legged squats
20 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
10 Handstand push-ups
Then,
Run 800 meters

Post time to comments.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Justin E. Schmalstieg, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, died on December 15, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Ann Schneider, parents John and Deborah Gilkey, and brother John.

"To Know A Hero" with Ann Schmalstieg, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Sunday 120909

Rest Day

"An Answer," by CrossFit Chief Scientist, Dr. J.A. Glassman, presents a thorough, evidence-based response to the unsubstantiated claims made in the Consensus Paper on Extreme Conditioning Programs in Military Personnel by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Sunday 120902

"Manion"

Seven rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
135 pound Back squat, 29 reps

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Compare to 120429.

Saturday 120317

Rest Day

"Disposable Heroes: What Will You Do?", free CrossFit Journal video - preview [wmv] [mov]

"CrossFit Is for Everyone" free CrossFit Journal article by Lynne Knapman.

Coach Glassman discusses the new CrossFit for Hope fundraiser (formerly FGB), coming June 9th - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - My Lost Youth.

Tuesday 111115

Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Josh Boultinghouse 305lbs, Stefan Niemczyk 275lbs, Owen Franks 260lbs, Maya Keenan-Gallagher 80lbs (age 11).
Post loads to comments.

Compare to 101020.

"Competition Day at Pala Range" with Dave Re and Dave Castro, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

Benji Hoover on The Richest 5k Run - video [wmv] [mov]

WOD Demo with CrossFit High Voltage by Again Faster Equipment - video [wmv] [mov]

Maya Keenan-Gallagher on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision."
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