From May through October the 110 hotshot crews throughout the states play a key role in successfully managing the wildfires in our nation. Just a few days earlier, June 18th, these same 20 Hotshots battled the nearly 8000 acre Doce fire located at the ridge of Granite Mountain. You can read about their success here.
To become a Hotshot requires the physical fitness, strength and agility of the best athlete. Click http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/people/hotshots/IHC_hist.html to read about their duties and requirements.
Many of the Granite Mountain Hotshots worked out with CrossFit and as is CrossFit's tradition they honor them with an intense workout in their name.
Today's workout was:
6 rounds for time
30 air squats
19 power cleans ( women prescribed weigh 95#)
7 strict pull ups
400 meter run
I've mentioned before that everything in CrossFit is scalable and the following photos show just this. This is my daughter and me doing the workout. She did everything prescribed. Her air squats were below parallel, mine I used a ball to squat to and I'm not quite parallel, she actually did power clean 95# I did 25#, she did her strict pull-ups strict, I used 2 bands for assist. We both ran the 400 meters only my speed was a snails pace in comparison. I did a total of 3 rounds in 20 minutes while she did all 6 in just under 45 minute.