“31 Heroes”

Hero WOD

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  • AMRAP (with a Partner) in 31 minutes
  • 8 Thrusters (155/105 lb)
  • 6 Rope Climbs (15 ft)
  • 11 Box Jumps (30/24 in)
  • Partners alternate 400m sandbag run (45/25 lb)

Partner 1 performs the workout listed above. Partner 2 runs 400 meters with a sandbag (45/25). When Partner 2 returns from the run, Partner 1 will grab the sandbag, and begin their 400 meter run, while Partner 2 continues the workout where Partner 1 left off. Mark a round completed following the 11 box jumps. This is an AMRAP workout so score is total rounds and reps at the end of 31 minutes.

Scaling: The box is on the higher side and the weight on the thruster is on the heavier side. The barbell should be a weight that athletes are able to complete 8+ repetitions unbroken when fresh, but will likely have to break-up into two sets during the workout.

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Background: On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9—when an Extortion 17 helicopter was downed in Afghanistan.

The 31Heroes WOD (workout of the day) was specifically designed to remember the fallen heroes of August 6, 2011 and honor their legacy of sacrifice.

Strategy: Understanding that this is 31 minutes of continuous movement for both partners with heavier weights, odd objects, and challenging movements, it is all about just finding a way to keep moving forward. It is not about going fast, rather trying to not stop moving for the entirety of the workout. Finding one of the four movements to become the “mental rest” will better allow teams to keep going. For many athletes, this will be the box jumps, as this is the only time that they are not holding onto something under tension. For some, it may be the runs. A slower run means that the buddy with the sandbag can catch their breath a bit as the partner inside gets a little more work done. Find a pace and break-up strategy and put it on cruise control.
Equipment : Barbell, Box, Rope, Sandbag
Category : The Heroes
Dates : August 06
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