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HERDT Sports Tribute WOD

901 39
  • 3 Rounds for Time
  • 27 Pull-Ups
  • 8 Deadlifts (100/70 kg)
  • 41 American Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
  • 800 meter Run
  • Time Cap: 30 minutes

With a running clock, complete 3 rounds of the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time“).

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the 800 meter Run is completed.


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Background: This workout is dedicated to Hille James Hillinga who survived a roadside bomb on March 27, 2008, in Uruzgan Afghanistan.

Hille Hillinga served as an infantryman with the 11 Air Manoeuvre Brigade of the Dutch Army. During one of his tours in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle. Shortly after this incident, he was flown straight to the hospital for severe injuries to his spine. Recovery took many months and also many, many hours of therapy in the gym and is still a battle. He now works as a professional military combat photographer for the Dutch Armed Forces (@hillejames_combatphotographer).

The workout was designed by Mattijn de Herdt, the owner/coach of HERDT Sports to raise awareness regarding PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). He is also a Uruzgan Veteran who served together with Hille James and was a member of the group with callsign 41B during the mission when the roadside bomb blew up. The workout is first performed by the bravo group who were there on March 27, 2008. On the 4th of July, they did, with the same group, this workout.

The rep scheme signifies:
– 3 rounds and 27 and 8 reps for the date when the roadside bomb detonated (Mach 27, 2008)
– 41 represents the callsign (41)
– 800 meter Run for the 8 group members of 41B.

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