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“John Burnside”


555 Fitness Hero WOD

4.9K 177
  • 3 Rounds for Time
  • 20 Back Squats (205/125 lb)
  • 20 Box Step Ups (30/24 in)

Take the barbell from a weight rack for the back squat.

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Background: This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to John Burnside, FDNY, Ladder 20, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

“He was a police officer for only three years while he waited for assignment to his other true love, the Fire Department. There, Firefighter Burnside was known as mistake-free. “When you checked in the morning and you knew John was working, it was going to be a good day,” said George Kozlowski, a fellow firefighter at Ladder Company 20 on Lafayette Street.”

The workout was designed by 555 Fitness (@555fitness) as one of their 343 “Honor WODs” – one for each of the 343 FDNY members lost during the 9/11 attacks.

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