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 post we will be focusing on Hero WOD "DT".
Remembering US Air Force SSgt Timothy P. Davis
Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis was a decorated and well respected, special operations command airman who died when his vehicle was hit with an IED during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on February 20, 2009. A native of Aberdeen, Washington, Davis was survived by his wife and his 1 year old son. Sergeant Davis, or as many knew him “DT”, originally enlisted in the services in 1999. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal. [R]
Hero WOD "DT"
The hero WOD "DT" was originally created, performed, and posted by CrossFit HQ on April 14th, 2009 under the name “090414”. The workout includes deadlifts, hang power cleans, and push jerks. If you're going to keep score, your score will be the time in which you finish all 5 rounds successfully.
"DT" HERO WOD
5 ROUNDS FOR TIME
12 Deadlifts (155/105)
9 Hang Power Cleans (155/105)
6 Push Jerks (155/105)
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.
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 Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis alongside our box mates.