Faith Rx'd Good Friday WOD

Good Friday Workout

But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds. Isaiah 53:5

After posting a similar Good Friday Workout 2 years ago, we not only enjoyed watching our fitness community share what the experience meant, and how long it took to complete it, but many of you shared photos helping to further relate what it was like.  We'd love to resurrect that experience this Good Friday, March 25, 2016. Please post times, comments and photos here.

100 double unders
800m barbell carry (95/65)
100 burpees

This photo of Keith Britton especially stood out to us, so we tracked down the backstory to share it with you in case you missed it in our 2014 recap.

Athlete and founder of CrossFit Juggernaut, Keith Britton, says Shannon Tripp shot this photo of him carrying a barbell on his back, similar in weight and distance to the cross Jesus and Simon of Cyrene carried outside Jerusalem some 1,986 years ago.   It was part of our Good Friday Workout (scale as needed):

The workout was designed to help remind athletes of the pain and suffering Jesus experienced that day when He laid down His life in an act of sacrificial love for the human race (more on the crucifixion at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_of_Jesus).

Shannon was kind enough to answer a few questions:

Frxd: Why did you take the photo of Keith?

Shannon: We often take photos of athletes during their workouts.   It’s a great way to document their experience.   I knew how important this particular workout was for Keith, and took multiple shots throughout.

Frxd: What did you use to take the photo?

Shannon: My phone, a Moto X by Motorola.

Frxd: What did you use to edit the photo before you posted it to Facebook?

Shannon: The original image was a bit wider so it was cropped in Microsoft paint, but no other edits were made.

Frxd: When did you realize this shot was special?   Describe your reaction, Keith’s and others who have seen it?

Shannon: I didn’t notice until after he finished the WOD.   I was flipping through the shots and came across the image but didn’t fully comprehend the significance until I showed it to him and saw his reaction.   He was in awe.   Others have asked if I did anything to the photo, but I have been able to maintain with total integrity that it is the original.   It’s a powerful image captured for a reason.   Keith says he remembers how he felt at that moment, and the image stands as a testimony for him.

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57 Responses to Good Friday Workout

  1. Nathaniel Justin Khoe
    Nathaniel Justin Khoe March 18, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Is there an event this year?

    • Faith Rx
      Faith Rx'd March 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

      Some of our chapters are hosting it during their meetings this week. Otherwise we encourage you to find some friends interested in sharing the experience and do it together.

  2. Nathaniel Justin Khoe
    Nathaniel Justin Khoe March 18, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Is there an event this year?

    • Faith Rx
      Faith Rx'd March 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

      Some of our chapters are hosting it during their meetings this week. Otherwise we encourage you to find some friends interested in sharing the experience and do it together.

  3. Kristina Caputo-Kelch
    Kristina Caputo-Kelch March 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    Jessa LeeAnn

  4. Kristina Caputo-Kelch
    Kristina Caputo-Kelch March 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    Jessa LeeAnn

  5. Jessa LeeAnn
    Jessa LeeAnn March 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    Kristina Caputo-Kelch I just posted this , too funny . I’ll be doing that wod next Friday , do it with me?

  6. Jessa LeeAnn
    Jessa LeeAnn March 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    Kristina Caputo-Kelch I just posted this , too funny . I’ll be doing that wod next Friday , do it with me?

  7. Will Barkley
    Will Barkley March 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    guys, trying to recreate the weight of the cross for a WOD is ridiculous. The real trauma was his separation from the father.

  8. Stephen Granat
    Stephen Granat March 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    is the 800m a walk or a lunge?

  9. Stephen Granat
    Stephen Granat March 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    is the 800m a walk or a lunge?

  10. Heather Turner
    Heather Turner March 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    Chaunte Reid

  11. Heather Turner
    Heather Turner March 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    Chaunte Reid

  12. Chantelle Shaw
    Chantelle Shaw March 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    Tori – we can do this!!

  13. Chantelle Shaw
    Chantelle Shaw March 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    Tori – we can do this!!

  14. DeAnna Marie Smith
    DeAnna Marie Smith March 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    Felicia McCoy- Patterson

  15. DeAnna Marie Smith
    DeAnna Marie Smith March 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    Felicia McCoy- Patterson

  16. Allan Kehrer
    Allan Kehrer March 18, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    A vivid prophecy of suffering 700 years before fulfillment.

  17. Allan Kehrer
    Allan Kehrer March 18, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    A vivid prophecy of suffering 700 years before fulfillment.

  18. Jimmy Vogt
    Jimmy Vogt March 18, 2016 at 11:44 pm #

    Scott

  19. Jimmy Vogt
    Jimmy Vogt March 18, 2016 at 11:44 pm #

    Scott

  20. Ana G. Santoy
    Ana G. Santoy March 19, 2016 at 1:23 am #

    Johnny Medina III

  21. Ana G. Santoy
    Ana G. Santoy March 19, 2016 at 1:23 am #

    Johnny Medina III

  22. Ana G. Santoy
    Ana G. Santoy March 19, 2016 at 1:23 am #

    Tina Marie

  23. Ana G. Santoy
    Ana G. Santoy March 19, 2016 at 1:23 am #

    Tina Marie

  24. Derrick Westfall
    Derrick Westfall March 19, 2016 at 5:30 am #

    Christopher Monday

  25. Derrick Westfall
    Derrick Westfall March 19, 2016 at 5:30 am #

    Christopher Monday

  26. MikeandTara Fleeman
    MikeandTara Fleeman March 19, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Michael Wright we should do this!

  27. MikeandTara Fleeman
    MikeandTara Fleeman March 19, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Michael Wright we should do this!

  28. Desta Mae Long
    Desta Mae Long March 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    No Excuses CrossFit Brandon Brigman Chris Fischer

  29. Desta Mae Long
    Desta Mae Long March 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    No Excuses CrossFit Brandon Brigman Chris Fischer

  30. Brian Bachman
    Brian Bachman March 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    David Benson & Derek (Bekah Bruner) What are you doing Friday morning while the ladies get their work on at Grapevine?

  31. Brian Bachman
    Brian Bachman March 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    David Benson & Derek (Bekah Bruner) What are you doing Friday morning while the ladies get their work on at Grapevine?

  32. Jayson Fox
    Jayson Fox March 21, 2016 at 4:25 am #

    FOXFIIT Australia loves it!

    • James Cox
      James Cox March 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

      Hey mate, this is cool. What does the 95/65 bit mean?

    • Faith Rx
      Faith Rx'd March 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

      James Cox 95 pound bar carry for men, 65 for women. Go 135 for extra spicy!

  33. Jayson Fox
    Jayson Fox March 21, 2016 at 4:25 am #

    FOXFIIT Australia loves it!

    • James Cox
      James Cox March 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

      Hey mate, this is cool. What does the 95/65 bit mean?

    • Faith Rx
      Faith Rx'd March 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

      James Cox 95 pound bar carry for men, 65 for women. Go 135 for extra spicy!

  34. Minna Takushi-Ramos
    Minna Takushi-Ramos March 22, 2016 at 6:48 am #

    I’m down… Lmk when sister! I saw this on Becky page and thought what a cool “HERO” wod. And I miss you!! Madeleine

  35. Minna Takushi-Ramos
    Minna Takushi-Ramos March 22, 2016 at 6:48 am #

    I’m down… Lmk when sister! I saw this on Becky page and thought what a cool “HERO” wod. And I miss you!! Madeleine

  36. MikeandTara Fleeman
    MikeandTara Fleeman March 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Well we did it?. My time was 29:30. It was definitely challenging, and an awesome way to focus on the One who carried the weight of the world on this day.

  37. MikeandTara Fleeman
    MikeandTara Fleeman March 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Well we did it?. My time was 29:30. It was definitely challenging, and an awesome way to focus on the One who carried the weight of the world on this day.

  38. Charles Giddens March 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    Completed Rx in 18:19. The only goal was to go unbroken in the walk since the last two workouts I couldn’t do that. Did not put the bar down!!! Thanks again for an awesome way to worship!

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