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“Matt Would Go”


Hero WOD

2.4K 51
  • AMRAP in 33 minutes
  • 2 Clusters (205/155 lb)
  • 19 Bar Facing Burpees
  • 13 calorie Bike

On a 33-minute clock, perform as many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP) of the prescribed work in the order written.

Score is the total number of rounds and repetitions completed before the 33-minute clock stops.

Movement Standards

Cluster: This movement involves a Clean and a Thruster. To count as one rep, athlete must perform the Clean and the Thruster in one continuous movement.

Intended Stimulus

Try to maintain technique and strength with the Clusters while the legs are under fatigue from the bike and while the heart rate is elevated from the combination of all three movements. Good scores would be pacing at 3:30+ at about 7-10 rounds.

Tips and Strategy

Keep a consistent pace on the Burpees, push hard on the Bike focusing on pushing and pulling on the arms, and saving the legs for the clusters. The goal is to maintain a 4-minute pace.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to US Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Matthew Leathers, who disappeared on February 19, 2013, during a breath-hold training dive off Kaena Point, Hawaii. The death of SO1 Leathers was likely a drowning due to a shallow-water blackout. No scuba gear was used for the exercise.

Many of his teammates, including his commanding officer, were of the opinion that Leathers was among the most experienced SEALs and SEAL Delivery Vehicle operators. He could free dive down to 100 feet and was in excellent physical condition.

The workout was created and submitted by Coach Jet Cara. According to the submission, the numbers represent the day he disappeared and the intended stimulus is designed to mimic Matthew’s possible drowning and skills as Navy Seal.

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