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“The Thirteen”

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Grizz Phys Hero WOD

1.1K 30
  • For Time
  • 13 Dumbbell Devil Presses (2x22.5/15 kg)
  • 12 Dumbbell Box Step-Ups (2x22.5/15 kg)
  • 11 Dumbbell Front Rack Lunges (2x22.5/15 kg)
  • 10 calorie Row
  • 9 V-Ups
  • 8 Power Snatches (45/30 kg)
  • 7 Knees-to-Elbows
  • 6 Pull-Ups
  • 5 Thrusters (45/30 kg)
  • 4 Hand Release Push-Ups
  • 3 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20 in)
  • 2 Deadlifts (45/30 kg)
  • 1 Bear Complex (45/30 kg)
  • 1 Bear Complex consists of Unbroken 1 Power Clean, 1 Front Squat, 1 Push Press, 1 Back Squat, 1 Push Press.

Round 1 starts with 1 Bear Complex. Then, Round 2 is 2 Deadlifts and 1 Bear Complex. Round 3 is 3 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 2 Deadlifts, and 1 Bear Complex. Continue with this pattern until Round 13 starting with 13 Dumbbell Devil Presses down to 1 Bear Complex. Complete the 13 rounds as fast as possible (“For Time“).

Score is the time on the clock when the last Bear Complex is completed.

Movement Standards

Hand Release Push-Up: This workout is a variation of the standard Push-Up wherein athlete will release the ground at the bottom of the Push-Up before pushing up for full extension.


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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 the Grizz Phys @grizz_phys of Royal Marines @royalmarines.

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

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