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“George Floyd”

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Wakanda Fit Memorial WOD

4.2K 92
  • AMRAP in 9 minutes
  • 5 Bar Facing Burpees
  • 1 Clean-and-Jerk (155/135)
  • 10 Bar Facing Burpees
  • 2 Clean-and-Jerks (155/135)
  • Continue with this pattern, adding 5 Bar Facing Burpees and 1 Clean-and-Jerk every round.

On a 9-minute clock, perform as many repetitions as possible (AMRAP) of the prescribed work in the order written. Athlete will perform 5 Bar Facing Burpees and 1 Clean-and-Jerk in the first round. Continue with this pattern, adding 5 Bar Facing Burpees and 1 Clean-and-Jerk every round.

Score is the total number of repetitions completed before the 9-minute clock stops.

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Background: This memorial workout is dedicated to George Floyd who died in police custody after being brutally arrested by four Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020. His killing sparked peaceful protests and riots in over 100 cities in the US.

George Floyd was known as a peace activist and a respected community leader.

This workout was designed by @peterabundant of Wakanda Fit LLC @wakandafitllc.

In an email with WODwell, Peter described his inspiration as: "George was placed on the floor for about 9 minutes which is why I made it a 9 minute AMRAP. He was face down and stated he couldn't breathe which reminded me of burpees. The officer on his neck weighs about 155lbs which I chose to be a weigh for the barbell. Clean and Jerks represents the desire George must have had to lift the officer off of him. I increased the reps every round to represent how much more difficult it must have been for Goerge to breathe as time went on."

See also: "Justice for George", "I Can't Breathe" (same person, different workouts)
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