Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Jenny. These are the names of workouts created as a tribute to men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. A new book, The Hero Workouts presents a definitive collection these honorific workouts dedicated to their memory. The Hero Workouts features over 100 workouts each named for a fallen hero and includes the story of their personal lives and battle action.
The story behind the Hero Workouts is one that needs to be told. Each workout is named after a fallen soldier or group of soldiers. Just among the selection include Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Full Maltz, Griff, Bull, Willy, Joshie, Gator, The Don, Operation Red Wings, Murph, JT, Luce, 31Heroes, Faas Fit, Big Andy, The Jonas Project Memorial WOD, Indian 617, JAG 28, Rocket, Jenny, War Frank, Badger... and more than 100 are featured in The Hero Workouts.
Started in the Crossfit community, the Hero Workouts are rooted in honor. By participating in these workouts, one gains the opportunity to revere an individual who has made the ultimate sacrifice. Taking the time to remember these men and women or to learn who they were can be part of a healing process, either on a personal level or in response to a collective loss we all feel. The stories behind the workouts are emotional and moving... stories of courage, family, loss, and grief collected and expressed by researcher and writer Carter Henry, herself an active duty sailor in the United States Navy.
Carter Henry has agreed to donate 100% of her earnings from the sale of The Hero Workouts to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF provides college scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces, family & educational counseling, and financial grants to severely-wounded Special Operations Forces service members.
The Hero Workouts is an exceptional publication, unique and inspirational, one every American should read and reflect upon.
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About the Author
Stewart "Stew" Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL, and author of several fitness books such as The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, The Special Ops Workout, and S.W.A.T. Fitness. Stew has trained thousands of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, and many other military, law enforcement, and firefighter professions. He is currently the Special Ops Team Coach at the U.S. Naval Academy that assists in preparing future candidates for SEAL, EOD, and MARSOC training and runs a non-profit called Heroes of Tomorrow which offers free training for people seeking tactical professions.
Read an Excerpt
In 2014, I was introduced to “Hero WODs” (meaning “workout of the day”)—high-intensity CrossFit workouts dedicated to those who have given their lives in service: military members, federal agents, and first responders. These memorials required more resolve than anythingelse I had tried before but, no matter how hard they were or how tired I felt, I pressed on, knowing that quitting was completely unacceptable. I loved what the workouts stood for, and committed myself to completing 52 Hero WODs in a year. A few months in, I realized that finishing a workout didn’t have a positive impact on anyone but me, and I wanted to find a way to give back. The Hero Workouts is the result of what started as a personal challenge: a compendium of 100 workouts with biographies and stories about the fallen men and women whose memories they honor.
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