Honoring Steve Irwin

He was one of the great conservationists of modern times. Bringing enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation to millions of people worldwide. We called him the Crocodile Hunter. But really he was the Crocodile Warrior.

It wasn’t just crocodiles. Steve Irwin loved all animals. The only thing he loved more than animals and his family was sharing his passion with the rest of the world.

He was a larger than life character, almost too good to be true. Thousands of children shared he inspired them to be zookeepers, and conservationists at heart.

When Steve died, doing what he loved, the world mourned. We had lost a conservation hero, but luckily his legacy lives on with his children, Bindi and Robert, who have taken up the mantle to inspire a new generation to learn, care, and act.

Today is Steve’s birthday. He would have been 57 years old, and I have no doubt, still sharing his excitement with the wonders of life and protecting the animals he adored.

To honor one of my favorite conservation heroes, I dedicated my first Conservation Hero WOD to Steve Irwin. It’s a Burpee Countdown, with burpees and 400 m run/row/elliptical/equivalent jump rope or shuttle sprints. When you finish, you’ll exclaim “CRIKEY!” but may even develop an appreciation for one of the most challenging exercises around.

  • 10 burpees, 400 m
  • 9 burpees, 400 m
  • 8 burpees, 400 m
  • 7 burpees, 400 m
  • 6 burpees, 400 m
  • 5 burpees, 400 m
  • 4 burpees, 400 m
  • 3 burpees, 400 m
  • 2 burpees, 400 m
  • 1 burpee, 400 m



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