If you’re new to functional training and you’ve only recently been introduced to Fran, Annie and Cindy; you may be confused by whispers of Murph, JT and The Chief aka ‘The Hero WOD’s’, the bigger, tougher cousins of the more familiar benchmarks ‘The Girls’.
Each Hero WOD is dedicated to a member of the armed forces who died in the line of duty. Some are based around movements that he or she was known to have regularly performed; some incorporate rep schemes related to their story, or important dates. They all have one thing in common: they’re brutally difficult; amongst the hardest workouts dreamed up by the masochistic CrossFit community, Hero WODs are designed to give you pause for thought, and are visceral reminders of what you’re doing, why and for whom.
If you’re looking for workout inspiration that transcends the physical and has some real meaning behind each set and rep, then we’ve got three Hero WOD’s you need to try.