5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
Benchmark WOD, so no half stepping. I had planned this WOD and lo and behold, it was also the Mainsite WOD. It must be a sign!
Most of you know my feelings about the fitness, or complete lack thereof, seen in Public Safety these days, so it was refreshing to see this article on Officer.com today about CrossFit being implemented in the Indianapolis PD’s academy and hopefully throughout their department. I have said it time and time again to cops, “you must consider your job related fitness abilities as part of your officer safety package”. Thankfully, more cops, firemen, military personnel and their employing agencies or entities are seeing the light and using functional fitness models of training, more specifically CrossFit, as a means to prepare their personnel mentally and physically for the unkowing and unknowable.
If you are a public safety professional and still sitting around either doing isolated body building type movements followed by long bouts of cardio, or you are on the fence about CrossFit because it “looks hard” and “you aren’t in shape yet” (commonly heard excuses) then consider this for a moment. There is no second place in Law Enforcement or combat engagements. Second place can have dire, painful consequences of which you want no part of. A crisp flag, heartbroken families, bagpipes, and black mourning bands are the results of a second place finish. We are winners, so let’s start training and thinking like winners.