CrossFitter Robert Hartley Completes 31 Hero Workouts in 31 Hours

Hartley completed all 31 workouts with a minute to spare within his given time cap.

Performing an endurance challenge is often used to test one’s physical limits. That was the case of Robert Hartley, the co-owner of CrossFit Inevitable in Elizabethtown, KY. On Sept. 12, 2022, Hartley embarked on a challenge where he ventured to complete 31 CrossFit “Hero” workouts within a 31-hour time cap

I needed to do something to push myself further than I ever have.

A Hero workout is a workout dedicated to a fallen service member to honor their memory. Hartley’s 31 in 31 challenge, to put it simply, was conceived by with the intent of having outsiders feel it was not possible. Additionally, per a caption in an Instagram post, his endurance feat was intended as a tribute to “the 31 Fallen Troopers of the Kentucky State Police,” as Hartley is a Kentucky state trooper. Check it out below:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Never set a limit on yourself, and know that your mind will take you to places that seem impossible.

Below are the 31 workouts Hartley completed over 31 hours starting from 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 and completed at 3:29 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2022. He finished the 31 workouts with only one minute to spare before reaching the time cap.

Toll

Four rounds for time:

Miller

24 rounds for time:

  • 141-meter sprint
  • 14 overhead walking lunges 

Huffman

27-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):

Bush

Buy-in: 28 burpees, then two rounds for time:

Then, 28 burpee buy-out.

Tevis

Four rounds for time:

Mobley

Four rounds for time:

Uzzle

600-meter run buy-in, then two rounds for time:

  • Five chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 28 back rack lunges (95 pounds)
  • 19 HR push-ups
  • 64 air squats

600-meter run buy out.

Powell

Seven-minute AMRAP:

  • Eight burpees
  • 18 thrusters (45 pounds)

Brady

Four rounds for time:

Barrett

No time cap, complete:

Unbroken sets of five, increasing with every set; athlete’s score is total weight.

McNeely

Four rounds for time:

Rest for three minutes, then follow with Hero WOD “Childs.”

Childs

Four rounds for time:

  • Four power cleans (115 pounds)
  • Eight thrusters (115 pounds)

Thurtell

15-minute AMRAP:

  • 393-meter run
  • Nine burpees
  • 29 back squats (95 pounds)

Ward

Four rounds of: five-minute AMRAPs with one minute rest for 23 minutes total:

  • Four push press (135 pounds)
  • 23 burpees
  • Seven sit-ups
  • Three bear crawls (32 feet)

Smith

24-minute AMRAP:

  • Four power cleans (95 pounds)
  • 26 back squats
  • 1973-meter run

Hutchinson

Six rounds:

Then, four rounds:

  • Seven sumo deadlift high pull (95 pounds)
  • Seven dips
  • Five hollow rock

Then, two rounds:

  • Seven burpees
  • Seven thrusters (95 pounds)
  • Five strict pull-ups

McCoun

Nine rounds for time:

  • Six ring dips
  • Nine pull-ups

Then:

Two-mile run buy out.

Pickard

Two rounds for time:

  • 26 clapping push-ups
  • 26 sandbag walking lunges (80 pounds)
  • 26 sit-ups
  • 26 sandbag back squats
  • 26 burpees
  • 742-meter run

Martin

20-minute AMRAP:

  • 20 HRPU
  • 20 pull-ups
  • 20 dips
  • 20 toes-to-bar
  • 20 burpees
  • 20 air squats
  • 20 sit-ups
  • 20 sandbag lunges

Cunningham

Two rounds for time:

  • 24 back squats (95 pounds)
  • 24 lunges (95 pounds)
  • 24 push press (95 pounds)
  • 24 sit-ups
  • 24 burpees
  • 24 Supermans
  • 24 sit-ups
  • 24 push press (95 pounds)
  • 24 lunges (95 pounds)
  • 24 back squats (95 pounds)

Harris

Seven rounds for time:

  • Six bar-facing burpees
  • Eight empty-bar thrusters

Then, two-mile run buy out.

Clifton

Nine rounds for time:

  • Four front squats (70 pounds)
  • Seven back squats (70 pounds)
  • Five sandbag sit-ups (10 pounds)

Then, one-mile run buy out.

DP

12 rounds for time:

Buy out: two partner carries — 50 meters

Johnny

12 rounds for time:

  • Three sumo deadlift high pulls (95 pounds)
  • Six burpee tire flips 
  • Five tire jumps
  • 34-meter bear crawl

Adkins

Six rounds for time:

  • Nine burpees
  • Nine thrusters (95 pounds)
  • Six chest-to-bar pull-ups

JC

For time:

  • 800-meter run
  • Five squat cleans (95 pounds)
  • 50 double-unders
  • Five squat cleans (95 pounds)
  • 800-meter run
  • Five squat cleans (95 pounds)
  • 50 sit-ups
  • Five squat cleans (95 pounds)
  • 800-meter run

Leonard

Three rounds for time:

  • 250-meter sandbag carry (80 pounds)
  • 28 push-ups
  • 250-meter farmer’s carry (45-pound weight plate in each hand)
  • 28 sit-ups
  • 250-meter run
  • 28 burpees

Tribby

25 burpee buy-in, then 10 rounds for time:

  • Three pull-ups
  • Eight power cleans (95 pounds)
  • Seven front squats (95 pounds)

Then, 2.7-mile run buy out.

Chrisman

Three rounds for time:

  • Six push press (95 pounds)
  • 23 sit-ups
  • 15 burpee pull-ups
  • 800-meter run

Gibbs

For time:

  • 191-meter farmer’s carry (45-pound plate in each hand)
  • Five toes-to-bar
  • 10 overhead walking lunges on each leg (45 pounds)
  • 20 pull-ups
  • 30 burpees
  • 40 push-ups
  • 191-meter farmer’s carry (45-pound plate in each hand)
  • 40 push-ups
  • 30 burpees
  • 20 pull-ups
  • 10 overhead walking lunges on each leg (45 pounds)
  • Five toes-to-bar
  • 191-meter farmer’s carry (45-pound plate in each hand)

Cam

31-minute AMRAP:

  • Nine sandbag thrusters (95 pounds)
  • Five push-ups
  • Four pull-ups

100-meter sprint/run between rounds.

Featured image: @robert23hartley on Instagram