On November 5, 2009, at 1:34 p.m., a terrorist attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, he had killed 12 soldiers and one civilian and wounded 43 others.
Four of the slain soldiers, Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tennessee, Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah, Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minnesota, along with eleven of the wounded were active CrossFitters in the 20th Engineer Battalion, home to Lumberjack CrossFit.
The hero WODs are named after Heros who have given their lives in the line of duty. Their purpose is to remind us to think outside of ourselves. Try to sit back and look at the bigger picture for a minute. Forget about the number on the board, the time on the clock, what everyone else’s times are, etc. The point of a hero WOD is to show courage, to put yourself outside of your comfort zone. This workout is in honor of these fallen soldiers, four years after the murderous rampage. Put yourself into a level of discomfort that brings this whole thing back into perspective. Give yourself a reality check.
A CrossFit hero WOD is not meant to be an everyday training regimen, nor should it be. These workouts are nasty, and for good reason, they take you to a place that you may never have been before. A level of discomfort that is indescribable to most that have never been there, and when it is over, you should feel accomplished not because of the time on the clock, but the fact that you finished, the fact that you put it all out there to honor a fallen Hero.Lumberjack 20: 20 x Deadlifts 9275/185) 400m Run 20 x Kettlebell Swings (70/53) 400m Run 20 x Overhead Squat (115/85) 400m run 20 x Burpees 400m run 20 x Chest 2 Bar Pull Ups 400m Run 20 x Box Jumps (24/20) 400m Run 20 x Dumbell Squat Clean (45/30) 400m Run