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Hero WOD for Adam Erickson

1.8K 33
  • For Time
  • 29 Ball Slams (30/20 lb)
  • 29 4-count Mountain Climbers
  • 29 4-count Lunges
  • 29 Pull-Ups
  • 29 yard Bear Crawl
  • 29 4-count Flutter Kicks
  • 29 Broad Jumps
  • 29 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • 29 4-count Plank Walk-Ups
  • 29 Crunches
  • 29 Burpees
  • 29 Air Squats
  • 29 Push-Ups
  • 1 mile Ruck Run (20/14 lb)

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written.

Score is the time on the clock when the 1 mile Ruck Run is completed.

Movement Standards

Plank Walk-Up: From a full Plank Hold position, move from using both hands for support to both the elbows. From the Elbow Plank Hold, move back to the full Plank Hold position. This counts as one rep.

Crunch: Lay with the back flat on the ground. Place the feet below the hips so the knees are perpendicular to the ground. Keep the feet planted while you lift your upper torso towards the knees at a 45 degree angle, almost doing a Sit-Up. Come back to the starting position to count as 1 rep.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to Staff Sergeant Adam K. Erickson, USAF SERE Specialist and test parachutist, who passed away on September 10, 2019 during a training exercise with Edwards Air Force Base.

Adam was born on January 1, 1990 at the Ojai, Calif. hospital. He is the third of four children born to Steven and Karen Erickson. He grew up in the hills and mountains surrounding Ojai and graduated from Nordhoff High School in 2008.

He entered into service with the United States Air Force in November 2011, after waiting for a year for an opening as a recruit in the SERE operation to become available. He completed basic training at Lackland Air Base in Texas, and began his SERE training in Spokane, Wash. in January 2012. He transferred to Edwards Air Base in Lancaster, Calif. in October 2018, to pursue special duty training as a test parachutist.

Adam Erickson will be much more than missed; he will never be forgotten. “Adam,” “A-bomb,” “Bombs,” or “Rick” was, in a word, happiness. That’s because he didn’t just live life, he lived life fully, he lived it with more passion than us all, he lived it with more conviction than can be described. Adam was so much too so many people. He loved well, and was well-loved. He will be so very missed. He was the best of us.

Adam is survived by his parents, Steven and Karen Erickson; the love of his life, Kristyn Pritchett; his siblings, Lauren Andrews (Marshall), Tyler Erickson, and Garrett Erickson (Michaela); his niece and nephews, Carly, Wesley, and Calvin Andrews; and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

This workout was designed by SOF WODs @sofwods.

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