1,000 Box Step Ups
w/a weighted ruck
Time Cap: 1 hour
Honoring our Veterans today as well as mental health and suicide prevention for them with this workout.
This workout is challenging without a doubt and meant to be. This will likely take upwards of an hour. We want you to be smart with the loading that you choose along with the volume. Remember, you can still honor a hero and not have to complete the workout completely RX. For athletes that are newer or haven’t been to the gym for a while…back off the reps as needed in order to keep the volume in check and avoid undue soreness.
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Real Talk on Veteran Suicide Prevention:
1,833 American service members have died in combat in the war in Afghanistan.
3,836 American service members have died in combat in the war in Iraq.
33,686 American service members died in combat in the Korean War.
47,424 American service members died in combat in the war in Vietnam.
53,402 American service members died in combat in World War I.
But since 9/11, over 108,000 American veterans have killed themselves…
Hopefully that number stops you in your tracks. It means that statistically, an American service member in the last 20 years has been nearly 20 times more likely to die by their own hand than while fighting an actual war. And the number of veteran suicides these last two decades is higher than the combat deaths of Vietnam, World War I, Iraq, and Afghanistan COMBINED.
This is a tragedy that has to be addressed. It cannot continue.
5 minute easy Bike or Row
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