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July 30th: Hero WOD

By July 29, 2011Workout of the Day
Hi Everyone, First off, a final reminder that Saturdays class is now at 1200, if you show up for the usual time you’ll likely be waiting for awhile to get into the gym! Today we will be doing Erin, a workout named for a Canadian soldier who was a member of my battalion who died in 2008. Read about his life and the story of his death HERE. This is not an easy workout, no doubt about that. But it is also a workout you can scale in an infinite number of ways: For the pull ups we can sub ring rows, jumping pull ups, or bands of your choice. For the split cleans we can dial down the weight of the dumbbells, substitute a bar, or use a a standard clean versus a split clean. Depending on how many people come in for Saturday, and what weight they want to attempt the workout at, keep in mind we may have to organize several heats. That being said, for me, Hero WOD’s are about really pushing yourself past your limits. I think about what it was these people did to have Hero WOD’s named for them, and no matter how tough the workout is I think about how easy my day is compared to what they went through on that final day of their life. So I challenge everyone who comes in to give it their absolute best effort and push past what they think they can do, whether that means giving it a shot at Rx, or giving the red band a shot instead of the blue band. Looking forward to seeing you all in the gym on Saturday! And this is why we do Crossfit, so we can run away very fast from situations like this picture:

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  • James Custodio says:

    I couldn’t agree more Greg. Hero WODs are a true test both physically and mentally.

    See you all tomorrow!

    Gusto

  • Greg says:

    Great work today everyone, very impressed with the effort, especially James wrecking his hands with the Rx workout!

    Time- 13:27 Rx

  • James Custodio says:

    19:58 Rx

    Awesome job today everyone! Great seeing everyone push through a very challenging workout. Hope I didn’t gross everyone out too much with my hands.

    Thanks for the great class Greg and the nice patch up job on the hands.

    Have a great long weekend everyone and see you on Monday!

    Gusto

    • James Custodio says:

      I said “everyone” way too many times in my post. Haha

      • Brad Bodnarchuk says:

        HAHA well done Gusto. Huge effort yesterday bud…. you dominated it. Well done.

        • James Custodio says:

          Thanks Bods. I didn’t dominate anything. I was raped by that workout.
          You totally killed that WOD! Nice time and way to stay consistent with the movements.

  • Brad Bodnarchuk says:

    16:30 RX
    I almost threw up

  • Brad Bodnarchuk says:

    What is the WOD for tomorrow and are we still on for the Noon class?