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“Black Panther”

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Memorial WOD for Chadwick Boseman

1.8K 31
  • With a Running Clock in 18 minutes
  • From 0:00-10:00, 3 Rounds of:
  • 15 Box Jump Overs (24/20 in, no landing on the Box)
  • 20 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 18 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • At 10:00, perform:
  • 800 meter Run
  • In the remaining time, establish:
  • 2 rep max Clean-and-Jerk

From 0:00-10:00, perform 3 rounds of 15 Box Jump Overs (without landing on the Box), 20 Handstand Push-Ups, and 18 Wall Ball Shots. Then from 10:00-18:00, perform 800 meter Run, and in the remaining time, establish the heaviest load for a 2 rep max Clean-and-Jerks.

There will be two scores for this workout. Score A is the time on the clock to complete the 3 rounds of Box Jump Overs, Handstand Push-Ups, and Wall Ball Shots. Score B  is the heaviest load successfully lifted for the 2 rep max unbroken Clean-and-Jerks.


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Background: This workout is dedicated to actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman, popularly known as “Black Panther,” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), who died on August 28, 2020 from colon cancer after a 4-year battle.

Born on November 29, 1976, in South Carolina, he took up acting professionally after he studied directing at Howard University. He began his career with guest appearances on television and was a series regular on the short-lived Lincoln Heights (2008–2009) and Persons Unknown (2010). Boseman’s breakthrough role came as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 (2013). He continued to portray historical figures, starring in Get on Up (2014) as singer James Brown and Marshall (2017) as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Boseman achieved international fame for playing superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) from 2016 to 2019. He appeared in four MCU films, including an eponymous 2018 film that earned him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Boseman also headlined the film 21 Bridges (2019) and had a supporting role Da 5 Bloods (2020). His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is scheduled to be released posthumously.

The workout was created by Coach Gledson Silva of Fênix Fit @guisilva.coach (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The rep scheme signifies the release date of the movie, Black Panther, in Brazil on March 15, 2018.

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