WOD – Thursday 16 June 2016

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Adam Lee Brown, 36, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was killed on March 17th, 2010 in Komar Province, Afghanistan, in a battle against heavily armed militants. He is survived by his wife, Kelley, two children, Nathan and Savannah, and by his parents.

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Adam Lee Brown, 36, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was killed on March 17th, 2010 in Komar Province, Afghanistan, in a battle against heavily armed militants. He is survived by his wife, Kelley, two children, Nathan and Savannah, and by his parents.

No, I am not being self-indulgent.

There is actually a legitimate Hero WOD called “Adam Brown”.  For those who are not familiar with Hero WODs, they are workouts that have been created by the good folks at CrossFit HQ to honour men and women who have died in the line of duty, be that in the emergency services or in the military. The WODs are normally more gruelling/challenging than regular CrossFit WODs.  The philosophy behind this is that you can push yourself harder than what you think you can, and endure a little discomfort/suffering while doing so, knowing full well that at the end of the session you are still breathing;  you are still alive, and you can return home to your family and loved ones, unlike these men and women who have given their lives.

When I first saw this WOD released on crossfit.com I was a little freaked out.  Normally they will name a Hero WOD just using the person’s first name or last name only (like Murph or Jeremy), so to see “Adam Brown” written in full, was a bit of a twilight zone moment for me. To add yet another bizarre twist to the experience, the very same week that “Adam Brown” was released, I read a story in the paper about an Australian Digger named Jason Brown who was killed in action.  There were words in the article from his Father, Graham Brown ( http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-grief-that-shadows-a-diggers-family-after-that-knock-on-the-door-20120812-242to.html ).  My brother’s name is Jason Brown and my Father’s name is Graeme Brown.  Oh yeah, my middle name is “Lee” also.

I have done this WOD before, in a pair, RX’d, and it as one of the toughest WOD’s I’ve done.  I have never programmed it because it felt a little taboo for me to do so.  But then I thought, what better way to honour him than to have members at GEO dig deep to do their best to complete this WOD and to do it together.  So here it is – “Adam Brown”.

Try to go as close to RX as safety and good form will allow.  This is not meant to be easy, so challenge yourselves and support and encourage each other to finish it. We only have 3 benches for the Bench press portion of the workout.  Just take turns if needed – don’t worry about the clock.

WOROUT OF THE DAY

METCON

2 rounds for time of:
24 Deadlifts 130/90kg
24 Box jumps, 24 inch box
24 Wallballs
24 Bench press 90/60kg
24 Box jumps 24/20″
24 Wallballs
24 Cleans 65/45kg

 

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