"Hero" workouts are named after CrossFitters who died in the line of duty as soldiers, police officers or firefighters. From what I can tell, these workouts are tougher than the typical WODs. Or maybe it's just because I totally and completely sucked at today's workout.
The "DT" workout consists of five endless-seeming rounds -- done for time -- of the following:
- 12 deadlifts
- 9 hang cleans
- 6 jerks
If you're trying to do "DT" to the letter (or, in CrossFit parlance, "as RX'ed"), you're supposed to use a barbell loaded with 155 pounds. I ended up only using 115 pounds, which I initially thought was way too easy (especially the deadlifts), but as the rounds progressed and my jerks started to wobble around, I was dying to lose some of the plates I'd put on. It took me about nine-and-a-half minutes to complete today's metcon.