Join Invictus in Doing “The Veteran”
Written by CJ Martin

I am proud to be involved with a close friend, Heidi Barker, to spearhead an effort to create a Veteran’s Day Tribute workout that will help raise awareness and funds for veteran’s services.
Memorial Day has “Murph” as it’s signature workout, but nobody has created a workout to honor those who come back from service and face the difficulties of resuming or transitioning into civilian life. As I am sure you’re well aware, many of our service members make it home, but are not the same as when they left. Rates of suicide, divorce, homelessness, etc…are exponentially higher in our veteran populations. George Washington famously said that “A nation is judged by how well it treats its veterans.” Frankly, we’re failing. But the CrossFit community has always had a deep and profound respect for members of our armed forces. I believe our community would be excited to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve.

Invictus Supports The Honor Foundation

We have elected to support The Honor Foundation, which was founded by our friend and former Invictus Sorrento Valley member Joe Musselman. The Honor Foundation is an incredible organization that we’ve been supporting for a couple of years now by, among other things, providing free memberships to anyone going through their program. THF helps members of the Special Forces communities transition into their next career beyond the military – helping them to understand the power of the leadership skills they’ve learned and transitioning into meaningful executive roles. Here’s a 90-second video giving a rough overview of their operation. Support our fundraising effort!

“The Veteran” Workout

“The Veteran” workout is designed to be challenging, but accessible for various ability levels and requires minimal equipment. The goal is to get as many people to participate and pay their respects as possible. Accordingly, it is structured in four levels, all of which can be performed at a regular 60-minute group training session in gyms around the world or even outside, without equipment.

 

“The Veteran”
Eleven rounds for time of:
400 Meter Run
11 Dumbbell Thrusters (50/35 lbs)
11 Burpees

 

“The Veteran” (Advanced)
Eight rounds for time of:
400 Meter Run
11 Dumbbell Thrusters (50/35 lbs)
11 Burpees

 

“The Veteran” (Intermediate)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
400 Meter Run
11 Dumbbell Thrusters (50/35 lbs)
11 Burpees

 

“The Veteran” (Beginner)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
400 Meter Run
11 Air Squats
11 Push-Ups

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Adam C Molano
Adam C Molano
November 10, 2020 11:14 am

Might be a foolish question, but is this with 2 Dumbbells? I’m assuming yes!

Adam C Molano
Adam C Molano
November 11, 2020 10:16 am
Reply to  Michele Vieux

hahaha thank you. Great response