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“EOD 133”

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EOD Warrior Foundation Memorial WOD

10.8K 185
  • For Time (with a Partner)
  • 65 Front Squats (135/95 lb)
  • 65 Kettlebell Swings (72/54 lb)
  • 16 Partner Over Burpees
  • 400 meter Run
  • 65 Hang Power Cleans (135/95 lb)
  • 65 Single Arm Kettlebell Presses (54/34 lb)
  • 16 Partner Over Burpees
  • 400 meter Run
  • 65 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
  • 65 Box Jumps (30/24 in)
  • 16 Partner Over Burpees
  • 400 meter Run
  • 65 Push-Ups
  • 65 Pendlay Barbell Rows (135/95 lb)
  • 16 Partner Over Burpees
  • Each partner wears a Weight Vest (20/14 lb)

One partner works at a time. Complete the work in the order written. Partition the repetitions between partners as needed.

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Background: EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD technicians are highly-trained US military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force and they are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing of bombs.

The EOD profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in the military.

"EOD 133" represents the 133 EOD techs lost in battle from September 11, 2001 to October 01, 2017, when the workout was first published.

Some gyms change the reps in the workout each year to reflect the most recent number of EOD techs lost (136 reps in 2019 from @crossfitwestgeist).

The workout is to be completed as a 2-person team, consisting of 4 couplets to represent
each of the four branches of service. Each couplet has two exercises totaling 130 reps.

Note: this rep scheme was originally designed as "EOD 130" to equal 1 rep for every EOD technician fallen. As this iteration honors an additional three technicians fallen (133 total), three 400 meter runs were added.

The 16 partner-over burpees signify the 'dreaded 16-point hit' at EOD School. According to a post by the Air Force, every student at EOD School must pass each test with an 85%. A '16-point hit' (meaning 84%) is a major error that results in an instant failure.

This benchmark workout was designed by the EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF), which serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran, wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors. The foundation also supports the families of wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial. More info here.

See also: "EOD 130" (an earlier version of the workout)
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