Hero WOD "Whitten"

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

Today at Max Limit our WOD (Workout of the Day) was a Hero WOD, “Whitten.”

What exactly is a Hero WOD?

In CrossFit, there are plenty of workouts designed to test your level of fitness and help improve your overall fitness level, strength, endurance, agility, balance, and so on; but Hero workouts serve a larger purpose. Hero workouts are more than just a workout, they serve as a memorial to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

It is easy to push yourself through a difficult workout when you think about the person who lost their life serving our country. Nothing you do in the gym compares to sacrifice they made in the line of duty. In order to properly honor these Heroes, we should learn about the person the workout is named after.

Today our workout was “Whitten,” in memory of Army Captain Dan Whitten, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

Below is his picture and bio from CrossFit.com:

Army Captain Dan Whitten, 28, of Grimes, Iowa, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died February 2, 2010, when enemy forces in Zabul, Afghanistan, attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Whitten is survived by his wife, Starr Whitten, his mother, Jill Whitten, his father, Dan Whitten, and his sister, U.S. Army Captain Sarah Whitten.


5 Rounds:

22 Kettlebell Swings, 53/35#

22 Box Jumps, 24/20"

400m Run

22 Burpees

22 Wall Balls, 20/14#

Congratulations to all who completed this long, challenging workout today and thank you for taking the time to remember what the workout is all about.

Next Thursday will be another Hero WOD at Max Limit. Which one do you think it will be?

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