Saturday 5.15.10

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

Soldiers of the 20th Engineer Battalion out of Fort Hood comprise what is known as Task Force Lumberjack: an elite team conducting route clearance operations to neutralize explosive hazards and ensure freedom of movement for the Afghan people and coalition forces.

These soldiers founded Lumberjack CrossFit as a way to train while deployed, and currently is a way of life for approximately 800 soldiers. On November 5th of last year, Lumberjack CrossFit lost 4 soldiers and had 11 more wounded in the shooting at Fort Hood. On December 5th last year, CrossFit affiliates world wide held a fundraiser WOD in their honor call the Lumberjack 20. That day more than $50,000 was raised for the families of the fallen soldiers and fellow CrossFitters.

Today, we will do that WOD again to honor and thank all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. From all of us at The Compound, thanks for all you do!

"Lumberjack 20"

20 Deadlifts (275)/ Run 400m

20 KB Swings (2 pood)/ Run 400m

20 Overhead Squats (115)/ Run 400m

20 Burpees/ Run 400m

20 CTB Pull Ups/ Run 400m

20 Box Jumps (24")/ Run 400m

20 DB Squat Cleans (45 lbs each)/ Run 400m

Some movements will be scaled and substituted based on equipment availability. Post times tot eh comments section. bc


  1. No Lumberjack 20 for me. Duty calls, so I did...

    Snatch up to 210 x 1 PR!

    5k run. Didn't bring my watch so no idea on time.

  2. None for me either. Working, so went to track and prepared for annual SWAT physical test for next wednesday. Best 880 today was 3:01. 2 seconds off my best time, but i was hurting today, havent stretched properly lately.

  3. To everyone that showed up and did the W.O.D. - congrats on a great effort and thanks for helping out with the BBQ, it was great! The idea was to show our gratitude to those that have served and those that are serving in our countries military. I know many of our military members wer unable to attend, but rest assured we say THANK YOU! Great job everyone and enjoy your weekend!

  4. Well said Steve,to all of our military members we are so proud of you.The effort you bring in to the "Compound" is immeasurable, along with the effort you bring to serving this great country! Hope you amd your families now just how proud we are of you all! Oh and we happened to bang out a wod and tho' down on some grub...yikes!

  5. Did it in 38:01 without throwing up (although I wanted to!). Thanks Kyle for getting me through the last 2 laps and deadlift!

  6. Great function today wish I couldve hung out
    for a brew and grub but duty called....
    31 somethin as Rxd' xcept for 75lb weak
    ohead squats but gettin better.

  7. Today was a lot of fun. It was hard, but being able to relax and hangout with everyone was great!

    Thank you for all who continue to serve and sacrifice so that we can live such blessed lives.

    Angela I hope you were able to keep your thumb! ;)

    My time was 34:? A little fuzzy on the seconds. I finished - that was my goal :)

  8. Thank you everyone for coming out and kickin butt on a hard but fun workout.
    It was so much fun doing the WOD even if i did have to eliminate the burpees and row instead of run.Hey it was my first workout back so i couldn't get too crazy. T
    hank you to all our soldiers past and present for all you do and sacrifice to keep us safe and free.