#WorkoutoftheWeek 4.29.2019 "Manion"
Welcome back to our #WorkoutoftheWeek posts. Today, I’d like to share, “Manion” a workout I came across with @realleifbabin on Instagram. Leif is a Navy SEAL whom I follow and this workout came across as being a tough workout. There’s really not much to it here except for a total grind.
First Lieutenant Travis Manion, 26, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, was killed by sniper fire on April 29, 2007 while fighting against an enemy ambush in Anbar Province, Iraq. He is survived by his father, Colonel Tom Manion, mother Janet Manion, and sister Ryan Borek.
Let’s get to it here. You can read more about this workout as it was the Workout of the Day on CrossFit.com on Tuesday 110719 and is a Hero WOD.
7 Rounds For Time
400 meter run
29 Back Squats (135/95 lbs.)
Score is time finished
So…..this is a ton of backsquats and a ton of running. 203 back squats to be precise, and this workout is not going to get easier every round. It is undoubtedly going to get harder, much harder. So, how should you think about tackling this workout? Really think about scaling the weight here. There is no shame in attempting to do 203 back squats at 135 pounds. Even if you feel like you can, this may be the type of workout where you want to scale the workout the first time, and then if you ever attempt it again, make the judgement call on if you should “up” your weight for it.
I haven’t done this workout, yet, but I am certainly going to add it to my ‘to do’ list for a weekend workout and most definitely plan for a rest day after the fact. With this, you may even want to come out a bit slow out of the gate and maintain your position. Break up the back squats early and really use the 400 meter run as a rest period for yourself.
Either way, super tough workout and thank you to U.S. Marine, Travis Manion for making the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms here. This one’s for you.
If you want to read more about Travis, please visit the Travis Manion Foundation here. Post your times, thoughts and more to the comments below.
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