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“Kabul 13”

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937 Strength and Conditioning Hero WOD

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  • 13 Rounds for Time
  • 21 8-Count Body Builders*
  • 21 Push-Ups
  • 21 Sandbag Box Step-Ups (75/35 lb, 24/20 in)
  • 21 4-Count Mountain Climbers
  • *1 Body Builder:
  • 1: Hands on The Ground
  • 2: Feet Jump Back To Push Up Plank
  • 3: Chest On The Ground (Bottom Push Up Position)
  • 4: Back To Plank Position (Top Push Up Position)
  • 5. Wide Stance (Like A Jumping Jack)
  • 6. Narrow Stance (Back To Plank Position)
  • 7. Feet Jump Forward to Hands
  • 8. Stand Tall

See: 8-Count Body Builder (Demo Video)

With a running clock, complete 13 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 4-Count Mountain Climbers is completed.

Movement Standards

Body Builder: The Eight-Count Body Builders are a mix between a strict burpee and a squat thrust. Each movement of the Body Builder consists of hands on the ground, sprawl back to Push-Up position, chest to the floor, Push-Up to Plank, wide stance like a Jumping Jack, narrow stance back to Plank, jump feet forward, stand straight up (no jump and clap).


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Background: This workout is dedicated to the 13 service members – 11 Marines, an Army Corpsman, and a Navy Corpsman – who died on August 26, 2021, at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, while engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others. They were assisting in the evacuation of US Citizens and friendly Afghan nationals.

The attack marked one of the deadliest days for American forces in the past decade of the 20-year war in Afghanistan — and took place just days ahead of the U.S.’s planned full withdrawal from the country that was overtaken on Aug. 15 by the Taliban.

The soldiers who sacrificed their lives were:
– Dylan Merola – 20
– Daegan William-Tyeler Page – 23
– Humberto Sanchez – 22
– Johanny Rosario – 25
– Nicole Gee – 23
– Hunter Lopez – 22
– Taylor Hoover – 31
– Ryan Knauss – 23
– David Lee Espinoza – 20
– Rylee McCollum – 20
– Jared Schmitz – 20
– Kareem Nikoui – 20
– Max Soviak – 22

The workout was designed by 937 Strength and Conditioning @937strength (Centerville, OH, USA).

See also: 13 Heroes of Kabul” and “Heroes of Kabul” (same tribute, different workouts)

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