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Nate 20 Min Amrap 2 MU 4 HSPU 8 KB Swings 70/53 Scaled 2 jumping Chest to bar 4 piked PU 8 Heavy KB swings

Chief Petty Officer Nate Hardy was killed Sunday February 4th, 2012 during combat operations in Iraq. Nate is survived by his wife, Mindi, and his infant son Parker.

Today’s workout is a “hero” workout from’s programming. The named hero workouts are intended to honor those fallen in the line of duty. Hero workouts are usually longer, tougher and more humbling than your average workout. They often include more advanced or difficult movements.

Why do we program workouts with movements that a large majority of the population has never done before? The simple answer is because we always have new tricks to learn. Every athlete starts CrossFit with a certain list of things they have never done before. Slowly, but surely, that list gets shorter and shorter as new tricks are learned. Pull ups? Push ups? Everyone gets better at them until they can do them as prescribed. Cleans with a heavy weight or a legit overhead squat? Those take time, too.

We want to keep encouraging everyone to try new movements and develop new skills. We will always include new and difficult movements in our programming so we can all continue to grow. Last week, we put handstand push ups and “toes to bar to pull up” in a workout and several people learned a new skill because it was in the program. Tammy and Tamara both scored their first ever handstand push ups.

So, if you see a workout that includes a movement you have never been able to complete, come on in and give it a try. Even if you don’t “Rx” the workout, you will move one step closer to learning that new trick. Plus, as you all know, we have challenging scaling options for everything.


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