July 30, 2013

Know before you go… Hero Week Basics

A few pointers for Hero Week – to protect you and those around you from injury and to provide HW with the respect it deserves.  These pointers aren’t intended to scare anyone away from doing HW, but these are items that all should be aware of.  The pace is fast and the WODs are tough:

1. First and foremost, DON’T GET RHABDO.  Stay hydrated, scale accordingly, recover as needed.  Yes, for many the goal is to do every day, but if your body is telling you differently it’s best to listen.

2. HW is not really the best time to start CF or to come in after a long absence – for the same reasons as above.  Scale and take time off as needed.

3. HW is not instructional; you are expected to know the movements and have an idea of the weights you use for different movements.  Before each WOD, the bio of the honoree and the WOD will be read aloud.  This workout is for him / her.  Please respect that and do your best.

4. In large classes, be prepared to share equipment or make modifications.  You might use DBs instead of a bar for push press for example, improvise adapt overcome.

5. HW (and CF in general) is a No Headphone Zone.  Respect the fact that you are part of something bigger than the self.  Be part of the group energy.  Second, the classes can be quite large, and for safety reasons, keep the earbuds at home.

6. HW means something different to everyone. Please respect that. Make your own meaning!

7. Get motivated!  Bring the intensity to every workout!  If you need help with that, come to any class and/or click here to review the honor roll and the stories associated with each member.

Do something special.  Because you’re here; they’re not.  End of story.


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