– WORKOUT OF THE DAY –
“The man in the red Bandana”:
Memorial For Welles Crowther
Buy-In: 2,001 meter Bike Erg or Row
Directly into, 3 Rounds of:
9 Devil Presses (50/35 lb)
11 Dumbbell Thrusters (50/35 lb)
24 Dumbbell Facing Burpees
343 Air Squats
Cash-Out: 2,001 meter Bike Erg
RX: Wear a Weight Vest (20/14 lb)
Behind the Workout: In September we honor our fallen heros in 9/11 workouts, today we honor one man a special man who gave his life on that fateful day.
Crowther was an equities trader and a volunteer firefighter known for saving as many as 18 lives during the September 11 attacks in New York City. While carrying a woman on his back Crowther made his way to the 78th floor of the South Tower where he encountered a group of survivors who followed him 17 floors down where he dropped off the woman he was carrying before heading back up to help more people.
When he returned to the 78th floor he had a red bandana around his nose and mouth to protect himself from the smoke. He was last seen assisting members of the FDNY to administer first aid and put out fires before the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 am. He was 24 years old.
The workout was designed by Head Coach Bobby Wallum @bigbobbybowwow, CF-L2 of Hudson River Athletics @hudsonriverathletics (Hoboken, NJ, USA).
The rep scheme signifies:
– 2,001 meters for the year 2001
– 9 Devil Presses for the month of September (9)
– 11 Dumbbell Thrusters for the day when the attacks happened
– 24 Burpees for the age when Welles died
– 78 Push-Ups for the number of floors he climbed to save as many as 10 lives
– 343 Air squats for the number of firefighters who died that day.