Workout And Words For March 23rd – Henry The Rescue Dog

Who is Henry the Rescue dog you ask?  He was a dog who was severely mistreated and was scheduled to be euthanize before Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary came to his rescue.  CRCS is a local non kill shelter that takes in dogs no matter what their condition or status, which happened to be very bad in Henry’s case.   We were so moved by Henry’s story that we decided to help CRCS cause and hold a fundraiser for this Saturday from 11am to 1pm at Double Edge.  We will be raffling away prizes and having a BBQ to help raise money for CRCS while we also close out the Welded Open with the final workout of the year!

If you have any questions about the CRCS fundraiser or the BBQ please contact [email protected].  Now please take a second to read about Henry’s story.




My name is Henry and I am a rescued Danish Mastiff.  I am approximately 6 years old and lived a life of abandonment and nightmares from the people who were supposed to be taking care of me.
I was seen by a lady at a boarding facility where I was abandoned and severely neglected for three years.  While she was picking up two other abandoned dogs there she inquired about me and was told I had a rescue who would be coming for me soon. That never happened so she set out to find me a rescue and enlisted the help of two other ladies.  They saved me from starving and brought me food, toys and treats until a rescue was found.
While being left in a cage with a cold cement floor and gravel I started to become kennel crazy.  I was licking the gate on a constant basis due to anxiety and now have a piece of my tongue missing from that.  As time went by I also started chewing on the chain link as the stress of being caged had taken over.  As a result my mouth and teeth were effected in such a horrific way that I was in constant pain all the time.  The people there saw this but did not care.  Nor did the lady who rescued me as she never once checked on me.
In the end a rescue was found in Reno, Nevada by the lady who promised to save me.  She contacted CRCS, Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary and told them my story.  My life of sadness and abandonment.  Kristen, the owner of CRCS welcomed me into her program with open arms and a loving heart and promised I would never want for anything again. She has stayed true to her word and I was seeing a vet for my mouth within three days of arrival.
The regular vet could not take care of what my mouth needed as the shape it was in was the worst he had ever seen.  He was very angry that I had been so horribly neglected.  I was sent to a specialist where he spent several hours pulling 18 teeth, doing two root canals on the two teeth he could save and cleaning up a mess that is too lengthy to put here.  I now have a mouth full of stitches but I know this is all part of getting me well.  The thing is this folks.  Sadly this is not the worst of it.  I have osteomyelitis in the bones in my mouth and into my jaw.  This is a really bad bone infection.
The extent of the medical care I received has come in at $5,000. Tammy is asking for donations for this amazing rescue who, without hesitation provided me all the care I needed to start getting well and pain free.  As you know rescue is not free and often times not cheap.  People like you help rescues to continue to save dogs and cats like me. If you would please consider a donation to CRCS towards my medical expenses it would be greatly appreciated.  I was a big vet expense right out of the gate due to the extent of my neglect.  This rescue is doing it right and I can attest to that first paw!  CRCS is a 501c3 so any donation you make is tax deductible too.
Thank you for letting me tell my story and for any help you can give CRCS for being the rescue who did not say no to me.  We only have the choices you humans give us and we our best to make due with whatever those choices are.  I have a happy ending thanks to some really good people who cared about me and took action.
Happy Paws,
Henry, the rescued happy boy and soon to be healthy.





Warm Up:

3 lap run, 20 air squats, 10 stretch lunges

20 lunges, 5 inch worms,10 burpees



5×4 Back Rack Lunges Total (Every 1:25)




3 Rounds

4 Power Cleans 135/95

8 Lateral Burpees

12 Pullups

then: 100 DU

3 Rounds

4 Deadlifts 225/145

8 Lateral Burpees

12 V-Ups


3 Rounds

8 Kb Swings

8 Burpees

16 Ringrows

then: 200 Singles

3 Rounds

8 KB High Pulls

8 Burpees

12 V-Ups


Pre – Banded Hip Extension

Post – Piriformis Smash and Floss on Lacrosse Ball







Power Clean and Jerk



Snatch Grip Deadlift

Box Squats