Hero WOD "BERT" - Swolverine

A hero workout of the day (WODs) aka Hero WOD is a workout tribute specifically to a fallen soldier, member of the military, and/or first responder. The workout is usually harder and longer than most programmed workouts in functional fitness and CrossFit gyms alike. The reason? To show tribute and respect to the work, dedication, and labor that the fallen hero gave to our country to protect and defend our freedoms. In this article, we're highlighting Hero WOD "BERT".

Remembering U.S. Marine Cpl. Albert Gettings

Marine Cpl. Albert P. Gettings died on January 5, 2006 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 27 at the time of his death. He sustained wounds from enemy small-fire arms while conducting combat operations in Iraq. Originally from New Castle, Pennsylvania, he was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Global War on Terror.. Every quarter, Alpert’s fellow Marines in Fox Company perform this workout at the Cpl. Alpert P. Gettings Award Ceremony.

Hero WOD "BERT" 

This workout was originally posted on the CF Main Site in remembrance of Gettings on October 26, 2018 (workout #181026) This workout includes burpees, running, push-ups, lunges, and air squats for time.

For Time
50 Burpees
400 meter Run
100 Push-Ups
400 meter Run
150 Walking Lunges
400 meter Run
200 Air Squats
400 meter Run
150 Walking Lunges
400 meter Run
100 Push-Ups
400 meter Run
50 Burpees

Hero WOD "BERT" - Swolverine

Why Do We Do Hero WODs

While the main focus of the workout is often to pay tribute, respect, and remembrance to the fallen hero, hero WODs are also a great test of physical ability and performance capacity. Not only are you going to enter into the workout experiencing great physical tests, but you’re also going to cross barriers between the body, the mind, emotions and experience. You might cry, you might scream, you might bleed even, but with a deeper connection to the workout and the ‘why’, you give tribute one grueling rep at a time.

Never Forget

If there are two things we love, it’s CrossFit and our military, first responders, and all the selfless individuals on the front lines. Please join us as we remember Cpl. Albert Gettings alongside our box mates.


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