Memorial WOD: “Poitras”

Jul 14th, 2018

Category: CrossFit

Memorial WOD: “Poitras”

Today we will be coming together as a community to honor our friend Justin Poitras. Justin was a former marine and a Boston Firefighter. He died July, 4th 2018 from a head injury he sustained in a collision when riding his motorcycle. Justin has saved 6 lives with his healthy, thriving organs that were donated shortly after his passing.

Today we will be running classes on a normal schedule. Anyone is more than welcome to join us for this memorial workout. All we ask is that if you are not a paying member that you give a donation to Justin’s family. We have noticed that many members have already donated and we very much appreciate your generosity. Let’s come together as much as we can to help this mourning family.

Neighboring Affiliates- If you have the opportunity to work this into your programming on Saturday or next week that would mean a lot to us. The link to donate to Justin’s family is here.

The workout is as follows:

In 31 Minutes
Buy-in-
42 Calories on the Assault Bike
Then AMRAP
7 Strict Pull-ups
4 Deadlifts 335, 225
18 Push-ups
400m Run

Every other 400m Run complete with a 48/36lb sandbag. If you do not have a sandbag work in an odd object such as a kettlebell or medicine ball.

Bike Sub/Modification
Ladies= x0.8 Calories (34 Cals)
Ski erg= x1.25 Calories
Rower= x1.5 Calories

Level 4- 315,205
Level 3- 275,185
Level 2- 225, 135
Level 1- 145, 95

31- Years of Age
42- Engine Number
7-4-18- Date of passing

It all starts off with a tribute bike ride. Justin LOVED heavy deadlifts and also liked workouts with basic bodyweight movements that he did in the marines- strict pull-ups and push-ups. The sandbag is to signify running with a load of firefighter gear.

Please join us in celebrating the life of this amazing soul. For any further questions or information please email [email protected]

Extra Work
Heavy Karen
150 Wallballs for time (30/20)

DISCUSSION 5 Comments

  1. Ryan Gould 07/15/2018 at 1:28 pm

    Poitras: 6 at 185# DL (34 min)

    -came off the pushups with 19 sec left and said screw it im running back out the door with the sandbag go finish the round. Great remembrance of Justin, so much turnout. Rest easy dude

  2. Sean Flannery 07/14/2018 at 10:54 pm

    I didn’t know Justin but it is obvious how highly regarded he was by everyone. I was very sorry to hear that he passed away while I was over there last week. May he rest in peace.

  3. Trevor 07/14/2018 at 3:12 pm

    Deadlifts, pullups, pushups? A workout after my own heart. Still hurt a lot.

    I’ll never forget that first day at Killington where i linked up with Justin. Barely even knew him before, felt like old friends after only a matter of hours.

    We’ll miss ya bud. I’ll crack a cold one (or 6) the next time I’m on the chairlift for ya.

    5+8 L4

  4. Sean Flannery 07/14/2018 at 2:44 pm

    4+11 Rx

  5. Brian Campbell 07/14/2018 at 12:54 pm

    I had only a few conversations with Justin and was just getting to know him these past few months… One of my last interactions with him was me telling him how cool his bike was. As I drove to the gym this morning I felt his presence… I layed my heart out for him today.

    8+4 Rx