“Hero WODs” are named after fallen warriors who died while serving their nation in combat. If you love doing difficult workouts or just like a challenge, Hero WODs are some of the most intense and difficult workouts you can face. As a result, these are commonly seen during competition of elite level athletes. If you want to test your strength, endurance, cardio, and speed, there's nothing better than Hero WODs.\nThere are many more than thirteen, but we've created a list of the most brutal workouts on an athlete’s hands. If you do attempt these, make sure to take extra care of your hands and calluses, use proper form \u0026amp; grip, and come prepared.\nThe Hardest Hero WODs for Your Hands:\n1. Badger\nBadger is named after the late Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter who was killed in Iraq during an enemy encounter on 11th December 2007.\nComplete 3 rounds for time:30 Squat cleans (95\/65 lbs)30 Pull-ups800 meter run\n \n2. Barraza\nBarraza is a challenging Hero WOD that will test your strength and endurance. Named after the U.S. Army Staff, Sergeant Ricardo Barraza who lost his life in Iraq during a combat operation.\nAMRAP of 18 minutes:200 meter run9 Deadlifts (275\/185 lbs)6 Burpee bar muscle-ups \n \n3. Big Sexy\nNamed after Sgt. Lance "Big Sexy" McLean, a police officer killed in the line of duty on June 29th, 2013.\nFive rounds for time:6 Deadlifts (315\/205 lbs)6 Burpees5 Cleans (225\/155 lbs)5 Chest-to-bar pull-ups4 Thrusters (155\/115 lbs)4 Muscle-Ups. \n \n4. Bradshaw\nIn honor of U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Brian Bradshaw KIA in Afghanistan June 25th, 2009.\nTen Rounds for Time:3 Handstand push-ups6 Deadlift (225\/155 lbs)12 Pull-ups24 Double-unders\n \n5. Clovis\nNamed for the brave U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant, Clovis T. Ray, who died in Afghanistan serving his nation.\nFor Time:Run 10 miles150 Burpees Pull-Ups\nPartition run and the burpee pull-ups as needed to complete.\n \n6. Desforges\nDesforges is named after Marine Sgt. Joshua Desforges of Ludlow, MA who died on 12th May 2010 in Helmand province Afghanistan.\nFive rounds for time:12 Deadlifts (225\/155 lbs)20 Pull-ups12 Clean \u0026amp; jerks (135\/95 lbs)20 Knees-to-elbows\n \n7. Dobogai\nU.S. Army Captain Derek A. Dobogai, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin was killed in Iraq August 22, 2007 in a helicopter crash.\nSeven rounds for time:8 Muscle-ups22 Yard dumbell farmer carry (50\/40 lbs) \n \n8. Erin\nNamed after Canadian Army Master Corporal Erin Doyle, killed in a firefight in Afghanistan, August 11th, 2008.\nFive rounds for time:15 Dumbbell split-cleans (40\/30 lbs)21 Pull-ups\n \n9. Hamilton\nU.S. Army Specialist Adam Hamilton of Kent Ohio, died on May 28th, 2011 of wounds suffered from an IED in Afghanistan.\nThree rounds for time:1000 meter Row50 Push-upsRun 1000 meters50 Pull-ups\n \n10. Horton\nIn honor of U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Horton, died September 9th 2011 in Afghanistan.\nNine rounds for time with a partner:9 Bar Muscle-ups11 Clean \u0026amp; Jerks (155\/115 lbs)50 yard buddy carry\nOnly one person can work at a time, but work can be shared however you choose.\n \n11. Jason\nNavy Seal Jason D. Lewis was killed by an IED in Southern Baghdad July 6th, 2007. “Jason” is a high volume workload of two movements. Sub Pull-ups for Muscle-ups if needed.\nFor time:100 Squats5 Muscle-ups75 Squats10 Muscle-ups50 Squats15 Muscle-ups25 Squats20 Muscle-ups\n \n12. Johnson\nNamed in memory of 1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson who died during a military combat operation in Afghanistan on September 8th, 2009. During this workout, your hands will not get a break! Approach accordingly.\nAMRAP in 20 minutes:9 Deadlifts (245\/165 lbs)8 Muscle-ups9 Squat Cleans (155\/105 lbs)\n \n13. Josh\nU.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Hager, 29 was killed February 22, 2007 by an IED during combat operations in Iraq.\nFor time:21 Overhead Squats (95\/65 lbs)42 Pull-ups15 Overhead squats (95\/65 lbs)30 Pull-ups9 Overhead squats (95\/65 lbs)18 Pull-ups\n \nThese thirteen Hero WODs are not only incredibly challenging in general, but extra hard on your hands due to high volume of rapid bar movements. Make sure to hydrate, fuel up, stretch and recover and always take care of your hands to prevent rips and tearing skin.\nFrom our experience, a large number of tears happen in Hero WODs when athletes are pushing themselves to the brink. If you do tear, we got you covered with our world class line of hand care products.\nCheck back for Part 2.