“Hero” WODs

First things first. What is a WOD? In the world of CrossFit, acronyms are used in everything. WOD stands for Workout of the Day. These are usually a list of timed exercises. Some popular types of WODs include:

  •  EMOMS -Every Minute on the Minute
    • These workouts include a list of exercises that are completed each minute.
    • At first there is a rest period at the end, but as the rounds increase, the rest period decreases.
  • AMRAP – As Many Rounds As Possible
    • Just like it sounds. The athlete completes as many rounds as possible in the time given.
  • Timed WODs
    • Athletes complete as many reps as possible in the time given. If they are able to complete the entire round, their final time is entered as the score.
  • Benchmark
    • Benchmark WODs are specific workouts that can be found no matter where you go in CrossFit. Although they are not repeated often, they are repeated often enough for athletes to track their progress.
  • Hero
    • Hero WODs are some of the most intense CrossFit workouts out there. These incredibly challenging workouts are named in honor of a fallen soldiers. Athletes perform these workouts as a way of honoring that soldier’s ultimate sacrifice.

Click on the boxes below to see current list and descriptions of Hero and Benchmark workouts.