WOD Thursday 08/12/2011


5 Rounds for time of:
Run 400m
10 Burpee box jumps, 24″ (20″)
42.5kg (30kg) Sumo-deadlit high-pull, 10 reps
42.5kg (30kg) Thruster, 10 reps
Rest 1 minute

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If in doubt… rain shouldn’t stop you from coming in and paying your respects to our soldier who paid the ultimate price!!

Australian Army Sergeant Brett Wood, 32, of Ferntree Gully, Victoria, assigned to the 2nd Commando Regiment, based in Sydney, New South Wales, died on May 23, 2011, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, after insurgents attacked him with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his wife Elvi, his mother Allison, and his father David.

23 Comments on “WOD Thursday 08/12/2011

  1. Mick you may have explained this already and sorry If I missed it but do we donated to a specific account for this WOD or pay to you?

  2. Looking forward to doing this WOD and the first Australian hero workout. I was born in fern tree gully, Victoria. See you guys in the arvo after my night shift. Great week of workouts Mick!

  3. 5.30am
    Megan 27.19 (20kg)
    Kurt.H 25.48 (30kg)
    Alan 22.14 (25kg)
    Courtney 18.05 (20kg) – 3 rds
    Shano.G 32.16 rxd

    Cliff 24.57 rxd
    Chazz 35.27 (20kg)
    Shano.C 25.13 (42.5kg) mod
    Brucey 32.53 rxd
    Lynda 30.17 (25kg) 4rds
    Brenno 35.39 (30kg)
    Chase 30.04 (25kg)
    Tommy 28.02 rxd
    Aido 25.32 rxd
    Kazz 28.49 rxd
    Mick 23.59 rxd
    Locky 26.40 rxd

    Michelle 34.54 (30kg)
    Scotty.E 33.58 (30kg)
    Adam 33.39 rxd
    Jayden 28.20 rxd
    Scotty.T 40.02 rxd
    Sheree 16.48 (CF Mom)
    Matty.F 31.35 (30kg)
    Smokin 33.49 rxd
    Mull 37.45 rxd
    Dal 27.46 rxd
    Cal 26.38 rxd

    Gill 33.34 rxd
    Lara 39.51 (12kg)
    Lou 31.21 (12kg)
    Leigha 41.29 (6kg)
    Matt.Mac 28.04 (30kg)
    Corina 36.36 (20kg)
    Larns 35.55 rxd
    Mel.P 34.57 (20kg)
    Kristen 32.26 (20kg)
    Nathan 28.30 (20kg)
    Hulk 26.55 rxd
    Brandoss 24.54 rxd
    Hayley 25.14 (12kg)
    JFK 24.28 rxd
    Katie 30.45 rxd
    Harry 34.33 (30kg)

    • Thanks mick do you prefer that or should
      We just give it to u?

  4. Hey peeps direct deposit is easiest as its the Common Wealth Bank

  5. Thanks to all the great donations people have made today already!!

    Also a shout out to Brenno, well done on reaching that awesome milestone!!
    Time to set new goals now mate, bloody awesome dude!!

    • thanks Mick! Long time coming but extremely glad to see double digits on the scales after too long on top of that 100! The simple instant goals rather than the actual goal have helped. Just choosing to turn up to train and every choice made to turn down bad food options. Hopefully haven’t peaked already! 🙂

      • Congratulations Brenno!! Your Commitment to your training in order to achieve your desired results is an inspiration to those of us who have lost there motivation. Cheers mate for showing me the way back!! 😉

  6. Awesome mate, very easy if u keep it simple. This is just the beginning for u mate, well done!!

  7. “Wood” The Story Behind The Hero:

    Earlier today CrossFit HQ released the Hero workout “Wood.” It was a momentous occasion as it is the first time a hero WOD has been named after an Australian soldier.

    32-year-old Brett Woods is an Australian Special Forces Commando and was killed in Afghanistan in May this year. He died instantly when an insurgent IED exploded on a foot patrol he led in the Kandahar Province.

    Wood was an esteemed member of the Australian Defence Force and was awarded the high honour of The Medal of Gallantry during his first tour of Afghanistan. As the plague at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra reads:

    “On 17 July 2006 the commandos were sent into the Chora Valley, Uruzgan, with a US infantry unit, to clear out an enemy sanctuary. Both units came under heavy fire and sustained numerous casualties. Despite being wounded himself, Wood immediately responded to his commander’s order to regain the initiative. With speed and aggression, he cleared a number of compounds sheltering the insurgents, allowing the Australian and US soldiers to continue the battle and airlift out the wounded and dead.

    The award citation states that Wood displayed “gallantry and leadership in the face of the enemy… of the highest order” and that his actions “were testament to the his leadership, fortitude and sense of duty to his team and the platoon.”

    Sergeant Wood’s good friend, Jamie Z wrote the following description of how the workout was created.

    “As a member of CrossFit it was only natural to write a Workout of the Day for my friend Brett. Initially it was just an idea between mates. Without the initial and ongoing support from Mick, Steve and David, who assisted with the development of the workout, it would have remained an idea.

    Then I met Jimmy, he was committed from the word go and came on board to assist bringing this idea to life. CrossFit is second nature to Jimmy and so the stage was set.

    Thanks to Jimmy, Brett’s Hero Workout has gone viral as Boxes across AUS, NZ and the US, ADF units and other agencies have all come on board to support the welfare of Commandos and their families

    HERO Workouts Of the Day’s are meant to be tough and to test your physical and technical ability. Brett loved running, reflected in the 400m sprints. Brett loved standard lifts and repetitions, which you’ll discover in SDHP, and thrusters. When it comes to the burpee box jumps, well, this is a lung and leg buster, and that is something Commandos and Soldiers alike endure in training and on operations. The rest is for consolidation, reflecting on what has been and what is about to happen.

    Jamie Z.”

  8. My cousin “Aaron” at this moment is in Afghanistan. His job is looking for the IED”s… A very hard and dangerous job for a 21 year old. I hope that he is back sooner home with his family and friends…I feel for the families that lose loved ones over there. Good to see that a WOD is for an Australian soldier.

    I WILL be back to the box on Monday as I have been extreally busy with end of year stuff with the kids…. I am looking forward to it and have just started reading my Paleo diet book (my new bible)… See you all on Monday at 9.15!!!!


  9. Well……that was tough! nothing left in the tank after that one, an honour to do it. Great feeling in the box and the more it hurts, the better you feel afterwards. everyone dug deep and great atmosphere.

  10. An Awesome day, Big Atmosphere, with Awesome people!! Well done to top male J.F.K. and Female Sheree.T and Lyndal for smashing it out with the top times today!!

  11. Yeah go Dal sorry I missed watching ya!

    And Larns you smashed those SDHP and Thrusters WOW!!!! was great to see it

  12. Apologies Lyndal, great to see u back smashing it up, well done today mate!!

  13. Mick, you only beat me by 16 minutes, I will catch you next time mate

  14. Shit, sorry tommy prefer if u all do it online individually. Thanks again to all who donated today!!

    Haha u will Scotty!!

    Look forward to seeing u back in Bec!!