YHC has been advocating for awareness of our armed forces for nearly as long as I have been able to breathe. That has even been paired with F3 when I launched REDFriday here in Greenwood and shared my passion for it with groups in MECA and Mint Hill. We even spotted a guy from Richmond, Va. rocking a REDFriday shirt at one of the transitions on the BRR. Now it’s time for the Nation to tackle a pretty tough Hero WOD in honor of one of America’s finest heroes.
The DEA Maltz Challenge started in 2006 to honor Air Force MSgt. Michael maltz, a highly decorated member of USAF Pararescue (the USAF’s elite special forces unit) who was killed on March 23, 2003, during a rescue mission in Afghanistan.
Each year, the Maltz Challenge selects service members who were killed in action to honor during the Challenge.
This year, the Challenge will be held on Friday, March 10
The workout can be completed in any park or gym with minimal equipment. The workout is simple, yet difficult:
- 400m run
- 50 pull-ups
- 100m fireman’s carry or 200m farmer’s carry with 50lb. dumbbells
- 50 dips
- 50 knees to elbow
- 100 sit-ups
- 400m run
Work should not be partitioned other than prescribed above. Participants can modify to half Maltz by cutting all reps in half or complete it as a team of two. If you have a weight vest, wear it.
We are asking that everyone participate to the level they can. There is no cost to register and t-shirts can be purchased separately for $20.
After the event is over, we will have a backblast posted on the Nation website for guys to enter their times for the challenge and who they honored during the Challenge. This is not to see who can complete the WOD the quickest, but to document your time so that you can see how much better you do next year!
If you have any questions or comments, hit me up here or on Twitter @JuggernautF3. If you have any gripes or complaints, please contact CSPAN.
I look forward to seeing how everyone does!