Australian Hero Games WOD
- For Time
- 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Reps of:
- Squat Cleans (75% BW)
- 20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 Reps of:
- Burpee Strict Pull-Ups
- 30-27-24-21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Reps of:
- Time Cap: 60 minutes
Greg, short in stature but large in heart, had a few biomechanical advantages/disadvantages and this punishing WOD seeks to play on that fact. 3/4 Bodyweight cleans tend to favor the short and stout (Greg), Burpee pull-ups those with greater reach (not Greg). The pull-ups remind us of Greg’s ability, even as a short ass with the winds against him, to continually keep pace and exceed expectations. We suggest finding a really high bar – Greg would have loved it. Double-unders are a thrown in to test one’s finer motor skills under duress, those able to keep calm normally finish them unbroken, get a bit worked up and they can be torturous. Greg was excellent at keeping a game face and this movement rewards those able to pace themselves.
The peculiar reduction in numbers each round, 1-2-3 respectively pays homage to Greg’s proud Jewish heritage and ability to be calculated even when exhausted. It is common for the more careless to lose count and re-do rounds, the ever diligent Greg would have had no trouble here.