Happy Veteran’s Day

Iron Grip CrossFit – CrossFit

Today is Veteran’s Day. Today is the day we pay honor and tribute to all those men and women, living and deceased, who have dared to place themselves in the service of their country in the capacity of soldier, sailor, marine or airman. These brave men and women engaged in a service that is altogether selfless and wholly deserving of the highest regard and admiration.
Today is also known as Armistice Day. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I was ended when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice, which ended the fighting and allowed for a treaty to be negotiated. Three years later, the body of an unknown American soldier who died in that war was interred at Arlington Cemetery under what is now known as, the Tomb of the Unknowns.
This tomb has been guarded 24/7 continuously since 1937. To this day the sentinels of the tomb are found keeping watch over their unknown fallen comrades. The precision and dedication with which these men and women perform their duties is entirely unparalleled. It is a true embodiment of what we CrossFitters call virtuosity. It is also a stirring reminder that protecting and preserving the memory of our dead, even (or especially) the unknown dead, is really a way of protecting and preserving our own dedication to the cause for which they gave their lives: the cause of freedom.
So here’s to all our servicemen and women. Though much of the service you render will go unseen and thus remain unknown, please know that we still honor you, salute you and thank you.



Warm-up (No Measure)

3 Rounds

5 Pullups

5 Ring dips

10 V-ups

15 Squats

20 Jumping jacks


Choose one.

A: Foo (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

13 Bench Presses, 170#

Then complete:

20-Minute AMRAP of:

7 Chest-To-Bar Pull-ups

77 Double-Unders

2 Squat Clean Thrusters, 170#

28 Sit-ups
In honor of Sgt. Gary “Foo” Morales, of the Port St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, died Feb. 28, 2013.
To learn more about Foo click here

B: Nate (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

20-Minute AMRAP of:

2 Muscle-ups

4 Handstand Push-ups

8 Kettlebell Swings, 70#
In honor of Chief Petty Officer Nate Hardy, who was killed Sunday February 4th during combat operations in Iraq.
To learn more about Nate click here

C: Rankel (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

20-Minute AMRAP of:

6 Deadlifts, 225#

7 Burpee Pull-ups

10 Kettlebell Swings, 70#

200m Run
In honor of U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant John Rankel, 23, of Speedway, Indiana, was killed on June 7, 2010
To learn more about Rankel click here

D: Jenny (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

20-Minute AMRAP of:

20 Overhead Squats, 45#

20 Back Squats, 45#

400m Run
In honor of U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno, of San Diego, California, died Oct. 6, 2013, in Zhari District, Afghanistan
To learn more about Jenny click here

E: Moore (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

20-Minute AMRAP of:

1 Rope Climb, 15′

Run 400m

Max Rep Handstand Push-ups
In honor of Officer David S. Moore, 29, of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, died on January 26, 2011
To learn more about Moore click here

Previous Post:


Next Post: