“Fat Eddie”

Benchmark WOD

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  • 20 Back Squats (225/155 lb)
  • 50 meter Prowler Sprint (180/130 lb)
  • 20 Deadlifts (315/225 lb)
  • 50 meter Prowler Sprint (180/130 lb)
  • 20 Overhead Presses (135/95 lb)
  • 50 meter Prowler Sprint (180/130 lb)

Use three barbells for the back squats, deadlifts, and overhead presses. Athlete may take the back squats and presses from a rack.

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"Fat Eddie" came from the power lifting and bodybuilding circles of Southern California. The origin of the workout was first described by the creator, Eddie Avakoff @manbehindmetroflex in an Iron Man Magazine post from December 4, 2015 - with the subtitle, "One memorable workout led to a revolution in modern gym culture."

"It seems simple enough, right? Well, this workout is a bit more complex than how it looks on paper. Each of the three main lifts requires a significant amount of oxygen in order to complete them. The Prowler sucks up oxygen like a house fire, leaving the athlete with little energy to exert on the subsequent lift. Similarly, each lift requires a ton of muscle exertion, especially at the given weight. Sprinting with the Prowler, however, is a movement that exhausts muscles and builds up lactic acid, making heavy lifting difficult. Basically, the Prowler pushes would inhibit weightlifting, and the weightlifting would make the Prowler sprints almost impossible." - Eddie Avakoff, Iron Man Magazine
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