Today we are doing the Hero WOD Chad. This workout takes most people about an hour. If you have a small backpack that you can load up, bring it.
The story of Chad's Hero WOD is fully detailed in The Morning Chalk-Up. You can read the full story here.
The workout is named after Chad Wilkinson a 22-year active duty SEAL stationed in Virginia Beach, who took his own life on October 29, 2018. His wife Sarah is a CrossFit L4 Instructor and works for CrossFit Training. He was also god friends with Dave Castro, CrossFit's director of training.
According to The Morning Chalk-Up,
"When Sara spoke at her husband’s funeral, she recounted a recent story when she walked into the garage to find Wilkinson doing step-ups wearing a backpack. He was training to climb Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South America, by doing 1000 step-ups at a time."
It was out of this story that Castro decided to create this workout in honor of his fellow Navy Seal buddy. On December 14, 2018 he was joined by Jimi Letchford, James Hobart and Adrian Bozman "in CrossFit HQ’s box. Each one with a 45-pound backpack strapped on, they began stepping, up and down on a 20” box, repeatedly for 1,000 steps."
For our last workout of 2019, we join the thousands of CrossFitters around the world who have taken 1000 steps to honor a man we never knew. If you can't make it to the gym you can do this workout at home.
Fair winds and following seas, Sir, we've got the watch.
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