The Bruck CrossFit WOD is a ‘hero WOD’ in memory of U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan B. Bruckenthal. He was killed, aged 24, at the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq. A boat that he and his team intercepted near the terminal exploded. The workout contains running, back squats and jerks. Today I tackled it after a session of Handstand progressions.
This is my second CrossFit Hero WOD after completing the Becky CrossFit Workout a while ago. Spending an hour in the box remembering fallen heros is good for the soul. It reminds me how lucky I am.
Three reasons to do the Bruck CrossFit WOD
I love this workout for a number of reasons:
- It contains something we all like, be it strength, running or technique focus.
- It’s a hard workout that lasts for a while and requires mental toughness
- It provides all round strength conditioning
10 A Frame Press Ups
3 Rounds of:
3 Inch Worms
6 Bent over Rows (DB)
9 PVC Pipe Dislocates
10 Hindu Press Ups
Handstand Push-ups (Wall Walk Technique & Kick Up Technique )
Handstand Progressions – Pike Round the Worlds
4 Rounds for time of:
24 Back Squats, 185#
24 Jerks, 135#
In honor of U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown, NY, was killed on April 24, 2004
25 Min Cut Off
Use 2 Bars if you are going RX.
Only use 1 bar if you are not going for Rx!
Rx – 85/60kg BS
Rx – 60/40 Jerks
Jerks can be split or Push Jerks
Bars MUST be cleaned from the floor.
I used a 30kg barbell at CrossFit Infiniti. My time was 23 mins 6 seconds. Have you done the Bruck CrossFit WOD? Leave a comment to let me know how you got on.