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“Breonna Taylor”


Iron Roots Athlete Memorial WOD

5.1K 195
  • For Time
  • 26 Deadlifts (135/95 lb)
  • 26 Hang Power Cleans (135/95 lb)
  • 26 Front Squats (135/95 lb)
  • 26 Shoulder-to-Overheads (135/95 lb)
  • Every minute on the minute, perform:
  • 6 Burpees

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Athlete must complete 6 Burpees every minute on the minute and then continuing to finish the workout.

Score is the time on the clock when the 26th Shoulder-to-Overhead is completed.

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Background: This memorial workout is dedicated to Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency room technician, who was killed on March 13, 2020, after being confronted by Louisville police who were executing a “no-knock” search warrant on her apartment.

At the time of her death, Breonna was working at the University of Louisville Health as an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This workout was designed by Iron Roots Athlete @iron.roots.athlete as part of their initiative to continue fostering conversations on the progress of supporting people of color in the fitness community. It was one of the initial memorial WODs for their ‘Walk With Us: A Program Series With a Purpose.’

According to the initial post by Iron Roots, 26 represents the age when Breonna was killed and the 6 burpees signify the number of bullets that struck her.

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