Stuart W.’s last MPH workout.
On Friday, we received a handwritten letter from Stuart W. Its transcription, along with Stuart’s address for the next couple of weeks, is posted below. If you know Stuart, please mail him a small note of encouragement this week—he won’t be in Oklahoma for much longer before moving on to U.S. Army Officer Candidate School.
From Stuart W.:
August 12, 2011
Dear John, BK and Mel,
I wanted to update you on my time in the Army so far. Unfortunately, I only have limited time to do so.
First, I was Paleo for two-and-a-half weeks and had to stop there. MRE’s make it very, very hard to stay Paleo. Even worse, in the mess halls, we receive about 10 minutes to eat, three times a day. I was not able calorically to sustain myself while lacking snack opportunities. I will go back when able.
Second, CrossFit provided me some fantastic tools for the physical demands. On pushups, I am one of the best in the battery (of) 230 soldiers. In running, I made it into Alpha Group, (the) top running group, and took fourth place in our two-mile run, close behind two scholarship track team college athletes. Physically, its not hard but I am surprised what they make us do with rucksacks—some people do not have the appropriate strength to be moving rucks.
I took the PT test today. It is 113 (degrees) at basic. I did 76 pushups, (my) max +1, and ran a 12:35 two-mile. I haven’t yet received my sit-up score but it probably was around five short of the max. By OCS in mid-October, I will be max-ing all three events and will likely have 30-40 bonus points. Very happy with my scores!
I’ve started running little sessions to help others meet their PT goals. I am embarrassed for some people. (Some) can barely do a pushup, etc. My (friend) may be calling you soon asking how you purchase the mobility balls. I’m hoping to get 15 pairs here so I can help a group of people. I’ll continue to keep you informed. Thank you for everything.
SPC Stuart Wagner
Echo Battery, 1-19 FA, 4th PLT
5970 South Boundary Road
Fort Sill, OK 73503
Compare results to June 29, 2011.
then, three rounds; rest amply between rounds:
max strict pull-up + max kipping pull-up*
*After the first missed strict pull-up repetition, you must stay on the pull-up bar and continue the max effort using the kipping pull-up.
This workout is scored by the total number of repetitions completed from each round.
Compare results to May 3, 2011.