July 26, 2022

Posted By: Christi

AMRAP in 20 mins of:
10 Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
10 Dumbbell Thrusters, 50/35 lbs
*Every 2 mins (starting at 0:00) complete:
40 Double Unders

At 20:00 – for time:
Run, 2 mi

Time Cap: 38 minutes

The CrossFit community mourns the loss of Chad Robert Peyton, a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Chad, a U.S. Army veteran with 10 years of military service, struggled with depression and anxiety. He took his own life on May 17, 2021.

Chad received a Congressional nomination to attend West Point, where he graduated with a B.S. in May 2003 before being commissioned as an aviation officer in the U.S. Army.

Chad became a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot and served in Germany during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He was subsequently promoted to Captain and stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, from 2006 until 2009, when he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his military service, he was awarded the Bronze Star and many other awards and commendations.

In 2012, Chad was honorably discharged from the Army and relocated to Santa Cruz, California, where he became a beloved member of the local CrossFit community. He and his wife, Nicole, were married in September 2014.

When he wasn’t flying helicopters as a first responder, Chad enjoyed spending time with his family, doing CrossFit, hiking in the forest, surfing, traveling, and helping his friends and fellow veterans.

Chad is survived by Nicole, who works on the publishing team at the CrossFit Home Office; his two children, Isla, 5, and Ellis, 3; and many other friends and family members. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, anxiety, or depression, call the National Center for PTSD hotline right away: 1-800-273-8255. All calls are completely confidential.

This is a new hero workout and it’s looking like it will be a grind in the best way possible. This workout starts out as an AMRAP of chest-to-bar pull-ups, dumbbell thrusters, and double unders. At the end of the 20-minute AMRAP, you will run 2 miles. This is a longer workout and we want you to pace accordingly. For the chest-to-bar pull-ups, think 2-3 sets. The dumbbell thruster should be done with a moderate load getting all 10 reps done within 1-2 sets per round. Every 2-minutes, starting at the 2min mark, complete 40 DU’s. Ideally, this is done in an unbroken set and should take no longer than :30seconds to complete. You will then pick up where you left off on the couplet of pull-ups and thrusters. The 2-mile run is going to be a challenge, especially after all this work. A good goal for this run is to complete each mile within 8-9 minutes. If you are concerned with being unable to hold this pace we would recommend cutting the distance.

Post Work
Banded Hamstring Stretch
:90 sec/side
Roll/Smash Calves
:90 sec/side
Quad Stretch
:90 sec/side