Pic courtesy of WODwell.

With his birthday hitting a couple of days back, thought it would be a good time to hit this one.  Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (April 8, 1974 − February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He received two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous other unit and personal awards. Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle’s book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. Chris was a devoted son, brother, husband and father in North Texas, as well as continuing his efforts to helping Veterans re-acclimate to civilian life and combat stress carried home. Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas. His friend, Chad Littlefield, age 35, was also killed.

The three rounds represent his wife and two children left behind. The 4 movements represent Chris’s 4 tours in Iraq. The total reps for each round equaling to 160 repetitions represent his total confirmed kills.

“Chris Kyle” was first posted on the website of GOT CrossFit (Lakeland, FL) as the workout of the day for February 2, 2016.


200M Jog

10 Air Squats

10 Soldier Kicks

10 Cossack Squats

10 Alt Toe Touch

10 Push Up 2 Downward Dog

10 Kneeling Lat stretch

10 Box step ups or tuck jumps

Barbell/DB warmup: With empty bar or light DBs/KBS, perform 5 reps of: Deadlifts, dip, shrug, Hang Power Clean, Front Squat, Thruster



“Chris Kyle”

3 Rounds for Time:

40 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)

40 Box Jumps (24/20″)

40 Thrusters (65/45)

40 Elevated Push-ups (feet on 24/20″ in box)


Scaling Options:

KB -> 35/25 -> as needed

Box -> 20/16 -> as needed (if no box, use a stool, bench, etc… or do tuck jumps)

Bar weight -> as needed, or use DBs

Elevated push ups -> Regular push ups -> push ups off a box or bench


Cool Down:

Doorway Stretch – 1 Min per side


Couch stretch on box – 1 min per side

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