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The daily workouts featured on the cross-training website, Also known as "DCs", they range in style and duration, but typically favor workouts higher in intensity. Submission of the Death Certificates are exclusive to the site's membership base.

Fallen DCs[]

One thing of note is the special category of workouts called Fallen DCs. These are workouts dedicated and named after individuals who have lost their lives in the line of duty. They are mostly comprised of workouts named after military personnel who portrayed uncommon valor, but can also include police officers, firefighters, and other public service professionals. These workouts are also traditionally more difficult than the regularly occurring ones.

Sample DC[]

Below is a sample Fallen Death Certificate taken from The Graveyard, which is the Death Certificate archive.

Sgt 1st Class Paul R. Smith[]

3 rounds:

Sprint 1/4 mile
13 Burpees
13 KB Snatch ea. arm
Sprint 1/4 mile
13 Squat Jumps
13 KB Clean and Press ea. arm
Sprint 1/4 mile
13 Distance Burpees
13 KB Swings ea. arm
Sprint 1/4 mile
13 Sprawl-standing Long Jumps
13 KB Thrusters

Sgt 1st Class Paul R. Smith was killed action near the Baghdad Airport on April 4, 2003, when his small force came under attack by more than 100 enemies. Smith threw two grenades and fired rocket launchers at the enemy before manning a .50-caliber machine gun on an M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier to protect his troops. While engaging an enemy attacking from three sides, Smith fired more than 300 rounds from the machinegun before being killed. He prevented the enemy from overtaking his units position, protected his Task Forces flank, and defended the lives of more than 100 Soldiers, according to his award citation. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions.