CrossFit HQ, sadly, unveild a new Hero workout today in honor of USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. Timothy is survived by his wife Megan and one-year old son T.J.
And it’s a brutal WoD to honor another fallen American hero. These hero WoDs should be brutally hard — next to impossible for most people. And “DT” is no exception.
So it was with heavy heart for the loss of another fine American Hero that I gave my best attempt at this WoD today:
DT is 5 Rounds for time of:
- 155 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
- 155 pound Hang power clean, 9 reps
- 155 pound Push jerk, 6 reps
Scaled to 135 pounds for the first round and then 115 pounds for the last 4 rounds. My time was still 16:57.
I thought I was going to be able to manage the weight just fine — I can shoulder press 200 lbs and dead lift 425 lbs. But it was my poor hang power clean technique (and poor knee) that did me in…
The deadlifts were never a problem on this WoD — since I use an over/under grip on my DLs, I would bang out 11, then readjust my grip to get ready to pull into a hang power clean after the 12th DL.
I was trying to break my hang power cleans up into 4-4-1, so that once I finished the single clean, I could go immediately into the push jerks.
My push jerks were more push press than push jerk, as the 115 lbs is pretty easy for me to press for 6 reps, and my knees don’t like the jumping associated with the jerk.
Anyway…I pushed hard to get through this WoD, even at the scaled weight. I wanted to make sure to get in all of the reps and all of the rounds. Next time this comes up, I’ll do at least the 135 lbs, and maybe even the 155.
RIP, SSgt Davis.