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“Baird VC MG”


Australian Hero WOD

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  • AMRAP in 13 minutes
  • Buy-In: 600 meter Run (2-minute cap)*
  • Then, 3 Rounds of:
  • 1 minute Max Pull-Ups
  • 1 minute Max Deadlifts (90/70 kg)
  • 1 minute Max Lateral Burpees
  • 1 minute Rest

*The run must be completed before the 3 round of Pull-Ups, Deadlifts and Burpees, but only up to 2 minutes are allowed before the pull-up time begins. If athlete completes the run in under two minutes, athlete may do extra pull-ups (extra reps count toward the total score). If a run takes over 2 minutes, athlete gets less time for the next movement. For example, if a run takes 2:30, athlete has only 30 seconds remaining for pull-ups. If a run takes 3:10, athlete has no time for pull-ups and 50 seconds remaining for deadlifts.

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The "Baird VC MG" Hero WOD is dedicated to Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG who was a member of the Special Operations Task Group and was from the 2nd Commando Regiment based at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney, New South Wales.

From australianherogames.com: "Corporal Baird died how he lived - at the front, giving it his all, without any indecision on June 22, 2013. He will forever be remembered by his mates and the soldiers he served within the 2nd Commando Regiment.

The 600 metre sprint represents him leading a team into a gunfight at full charge, an action he was known for so don’t hold back; he never did.

He always programmed pull-ups, deadlifts and burpees to maintain his high standard of fitness.

These movements were common on Baird’s battlefield; pulling himself over a wall, carrying a wounded mate, or taking cover when the enemy started firing.

The ‘rest’ is recovery and preparation time for the next round, or in Baird’s case the next course of action on the battlefield."
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