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Join the EOD 133 Memorial Workout to Support Fallen Soldiers Families
Join the EOD 133 Memorial Workout to Support Fallen Soldiers Families

Are you looking to put meaning behind your daily workout routine? According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, over 57 million Americans belong to health clubs around the country. Now, athletic enthusiasts can turn one of their workouts into an effective way to help family members who have lost a loved one doing the most dangerous job in the military – explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), or bomb disposal, by taking part in the EOD 133 Memorial Workout.

“Dedicating one of your workouts to fallen EOD warriors is a great way to honor them and raise awareness about this important cause,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation.

The EOD 133 Memorial Workout gives individuals, teams, and health clubs the ability to plan a workout that is dedicated to giving back to EOD warriors. The 133 in the memorial title represents the number of EOD warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and lost their life while carrying out an EOD mission since 9/11. The event was created four years ago by EOD warriors as a way to help raise awareness and funds for the cause.

Those participating in the nationwide memorial workout should register online, either as an individual or as a team. The workout can be done at a gym or at home. There is a $35 per person registration fee, and those who register early will receive a T-shirt. There are prizes for both individuals and teams, including workout equipment, apparel, and Boombells.

How it works: Gyms, military commands or individuals register to participate in the workout. The workout is done as a two-man team, as EOD technicians are trained to work in pairs. Each person who officially registers early receives an EOD 133 Memorial T-shirt. All registration donations benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, and directly support EOD warriors and their families.

Workout participants wear a 20-pound vest or body armor, and do the following workout:

65 Front Squats at 135lb Men/95lb Women

65 Kettle Bell Swings at 72lb M/54lb W

16 Partner Over Burpees

400 Meter Run

65 Hang Power Cleans at 135lb M/95lb W

65 Single Arm Kettle Bell Press at 54lb M/34lb W

16 Partner over Burpees

400 Meter Run

65 Chest to Bar Pull-ups

65 Box Jumps at 30" M/24" W

16 Partner over Burpees

400 Meter Run

65 Push-ups (Chest to Deck)

65 "Pendlay" Barbell Rows at 135lb M/95lb W

16 Partner over Burpees

400 Meter Run-In Honor of SSGT Lyon

*Participants can scale the workout to their ability level.

“This is a unique way to give back to a those who have lost a loved one and sacrificed so much.  It is also a way to ensure that our fallen EOD warriors are never forgotten,” added Motsek. “This is a cause worth getting behind.”

Registration for the workout opened on July 19, 2017.  Participants have until November 30, 2017 to complete their workout. To register individually, as a team, or to register a gym to participate in the EOD 133 Memorial Workout, visit EOD 133 Memorial Workout.

The EOD Warrior Foundation is an organization that helps the families of the 7,000 people in our military who are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, and perform bomb disposal duties. Engaging in the most dangerous job in the military, EOD technicians often sustain serious injuries, lose limbs, or are killed in action. The EOD Warrior Foundation helps this elite group by providing financial relief, therapeutic healing retreats, a scholarship program, care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. and more. Their work is supported by private donations and the generosity of those who support the organization.  To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their fundraising events calendar, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.


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