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“Che Guevara”

Memorial WOD

1.1K 45
  • For Time
  • 67 Thrusters (110/65 lb)
  • 59 Burpees
  • Penalty for every break:
  • 28 Double-Unders
  • Time Cap: 15 minutes

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Athlete must complete 67 Thrusters and 59 Burpees. Every time athlete takes a break, a penalty of 28 Double-Unders must be accomplished before proceeding with the rest of the workout.

Score is the time on the clock when the 59th Burpee is completed.

Intended Stimulus

Che Guevara suffered from asthma so the programming is so intense to feel shortness of breath. With the chosen movements, athletes will definitely generate a lot of power especially for every break, there will be 28 Double-Unders waiting. This penalty demands even more of the use of oxygen which will test the cardiovascular and respiratory capacity of athletes.


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Background: This memorial workout is dedicated to Che Guevara who was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. He was executed on October 9, 1967.

Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films.

The workout was designed by Sandy Francisco Duran Perez @sandyf_duran95, a CrossFit Level-2 Trainer based in Cuba.

The significance of the rep scheme:
– 67 Thrusters for the year of his death in Bolivia
– 59 Burpees is the year, 1959, in which the Cuban revolution triumphs with Che as one of the leaders
– 28 Double-Unders is for 1928, the year when he was born

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