Welcome to the beginning of Hero Month. CrossFit was originally intended for Police/Fire/Military personnel. Due to the nature of their jobs, they do not know what challenges they will face on any given day. So training for the unknown (CrossFit) seems like a good fit.
Every August, we honor those that have SERVED AND DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. Some of them are fellow Canadians.
These workouts are not easy (nor should they be). If you think about the struggles that these men and women went through, it might give you some extra strength to push through.
Our first one, Saman.
Khun Saman died while diving through a flooded cave supplying air tanks to a group of 12 young students and their coach who were trapped 3.2 kilometers into the flooded cave. He successfully delivered the tanks, but died on the return dive on July 6.
Khun Saman was 38 years old, and volunteered for the mission to rescue the boys. The rescue involved dozens of people from many different countries, with a very dangerous and complex rescue into a flooded cave with extremely narrow passages.
All of the children and their coach were successfully rescued.
Khun Saman’s widow, Waleeporn Kunan told the BBC “Saman once said we never knew when we would die. We can’t control that, so we need to cherish every day.”
CrossFit Hero WODs are designed to reflect the person and their mission.
The Saman Hero WOD will include running 3.2 kilometers — the distance the boys and their coaches were into the cave. Each round will include 13 deadlifts, representing the 13 people that Saman gave his life to rescue, and 17 wall ball repetitions, representing their 17 days underground.
13 Deadlifts (185/125#/55-60%)
17 Wall balls