This is why you train…

I received an email from a friend this weekend about a touching story. Here it is…

I read this today and thought you’d be interested. It’s a blog written by a friend’s husband, Kirk MacLeod about his battle with colon cancer. Until today I hadn’t realized he was a CrossFitter; they’ve lived in NYC for the last several years and he trained at CrossFit NYC before getting ready to relocate his family from Honduras (he works for the UN). He’s fighting his cancer battle at ‘home’ in Nova Scotia so he, his wife and their two small kids can lean on their extended family. Anyway, his take on his disease as it relates to his overall fitness was something I thought you’d be interested in. He said you could feel free to re-post if you’d like.

Please take a few minutes to read his post below.

This is why you train

Todays workout will be dedicated to Kirk.

AMRAP in 7min
3 Cleans (60% of max)
6 Burpees
9 Squats

Kirk

32 thoughts on “This is why you train…”

  1. WUx2
    Strength: Clean x 1
    60-70-80 – stopped to practice technique with bar and wall ball-Thank you Marc
    AMRAP – 7 min
    3 cleans 50#
    6 burpees
    9 squats
    4 rounds plus 2 cleans

    Cashout: Hollow Rack 10 secs on and 10 off for 15 rounds 🙂

  2. WU x 2

    Strength: Back Squat x 5
    135-145-150-155-160(failed on 4th)

    WOD @ 75#
    8 rounds

    Inspiring Story!

  3. CFWU x 2

    Overhead Squats
    3×65 3×75 3×85 3×95 3×105 PR for reps 115(fx3)

    AMRAP in 7 minutes

    3 cleans #115
    6 burpees
    9 squats

    Rounds: 6+ 3 burpees

    Kevin, I found the name for your futur heir. Hercules

  4. WU x 2

    strength: push press
    45 X5
    45 X5
    55 X5
    55 X5
    55 X5

    AMRAP in 7 minutes

    3 cleans #115
    6 burpees
    9 squats

    rounds: 4 + 6 burpees + 3 squats
    Cashout: Hollow Rack 10 secs on and 10 off for 15 rounds, plus 1 min. plank

  5. Strength – Push press 3s
    65-95-105-105-105 (stayed at that because it still hurts my shoulder!)

    AMRAP in 7 min
    3 cleans at 90lb
    6 burpees
    9 squats

    9 rounds + 3 cleans + 2 burpees

    cashout: 15x10sec on 10 sec off of hollow body…. great cash out, thanks coach, tough but needed 😉

  6. WU x 2

    Shoulder Press
    35×5, 35×5, 45×5, 50×5, 60×5 (amrap)

    AMRAP in 7 min
    3 Cleans @ 55#
    6 Burpees
    9 Squats

    6 rounds in 6 minutes (Had to tap out due to my ankle 🙁 )

  7. Thank you sharing this story 🙂 I passed it on to my family and friends. Is there anything we could do as a community to help Kirk?

  8. W U x 2

    Back Squat x 5 reps.
    45-55-65-65-65
    Still recovering from a lower back injusry, so keeping the weight low.

    WOD: AMRAP in 7 minutes
    3 Front Squats from the rack 55# (subbed out the cleans….again, the back)
    6 Burpees
    9 Squats

    7 Rounds + 3 front squats

  9. WU x 2
    Back Squat 5`s: 185-200-215-250-285(bad form on last set).
    Things felt good (form wise) until last set, which was essentially a disaster!

    WOD with 145 lbs.

    10 rounds + 3 power cleans + 1 burpee.

  10. CW x 2
    Deadlight (3s) 95-145-165-185
    2 HSPU (kipping) Thanks Marcel for the tip 🙂

    WOD @ 75lbs
    8 Rounds + 3 Cleans + 6 Burpees + 1 Squat

    Cashout.
    First 5 were a breeze and then the following 10 killed!

  11. CFWU X 2
    Shoulder Press (5’s)
    45-50-55-60(4)-60(4)

    AMRAP in 7 mins
    3 Cleans 50#
    6 Burpees
    9 Squats

    5 rounds and 3 cleans

  12. CFWU x 2

    Deadlift x 1

    205-240-285-315-350F

    AMRAP in 7 minutes

    3 cleans #115
    6 burpees
    9 squats

    Rounds: 6+ 4 burpees

    I loved this workout.

  13. WU X2
    Strength: BACK SQUAT
    (X3) 95 – 105 – 115 – 125 (PR for reps)

    WOD: with 55#
    ~ RESULTS –> 5 Rounds + 3 cleans + 6 Burpees

    ~ Plus… 15 Rounds of Hollow Rack (10 sec each)

    Definitely an inspiring story.. thanks for posting it for us.

  14. Squat Clean 3RM: 85-95-105-115(1)-115

    WOD @ 80 – 6 rounds + 3 Clean + 6 burpees + 7 Squats
    I practiced the burpees with both legs together which is not as fast as one leg at a time. I need to get better at those. Also I didn’t have a good pace and I still had some juice left. I have to remember that 7 min goes fast.
    Cash out was great!! Good core exercise!!

  15. CFWU x 2
    shoulder press 3’s
    135-145-155-160
    WOD @ 120# -> 7 rds 2 burpees
    still feeling the Christmas cookies but definitely getting back on track for an amazing year. Let’s do it Moncton Xfiters

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