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“Chuck Heavy”

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CrossFit 317 Hero WOD

14.9K 387
  • For Time
  • 1 mile Row
  • 100 Push-Ups
  • 1 mile Run
  • 100 Thrusters (45/35 lb)
  • 1 mile Row

For the thrusters, use an empty barbell.


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Background: Chief Petty Officer Charles “Chuck” Humphrey Keating IV – known to friends and family as “C4” – was a US Navy SEAL who was killed in action
on May 3, 2016, while attempting to rescue US Military advisers that were pinned down by ISIS fighters in the Iraqi town of Telskof.

We first found this workout posted by CrossFit 317 @317fit (Indianapolis, IN) who programmed the Hero WOD as their workout of the day for July 4, 2016. According to their site, “Coach Jake was a friend and Hoosier along side Charles during their time at IU! We are honored to be able to pay tribute to him…”

As for the name, it can be traced back to Keating’s Memorial service where friend Ian Urtnowski distributed t-shirts with Keating’s initials, photo and “Chuck Heavy” on them. As Urtnowski explained it “We call it Chuck heavy, cause Charlie’s beer of choice was Budweiser. He didn’t drink Bud Light, he drank Bud Heavy and heavy just sums up the whole emotional feeling for all of us.”

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