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HONOR THE FALLEN…BY CHALLENGING THE LIVING
It’s Memorial Day week and we’re getting after it. This week we’re stepping it up a notch as a small token to honor those who have sacrificed so much for us. Beginning Tuesday and running through Memorial Day we’ll be hitting up a different Hero WOD to memorialize those who gave their lives so we may be free.
Monday and Wednesday we will still test out our maxes so that the following week we can flow into a much needed deload week before we start back up with a new cycle. So below you’ll see a day by day schedule of what’s in store:
Test out front squat max then end with a bodyweight circuit finisher
Seven rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
135 pound Back squat, 29 reps
First Lieutenant Travis Manion, 26, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, was killed by sniper fire on April 29, 2007 while fighting against an enemy ambush in Anbar Province, Iraq. He is survived by his father, Colonel Tom Manion, mother Janet Manion, and sister Ryan Borek.
Test out push press max then..
2 rounds for time:
24 x Dead Lift (295#)
24 Box Jumps
24 x Wall Ball
24 x Bench Press (195#)
24 x Box Jumps
24 x Wall Ball
24 x Power Clean (145#)
20 Deadlifts (275lbs)
20 KB swings (2pood)
20 Overhead Squats (115lbs)
20 Pullups (Chest to Bar)
20 Box jumps (24″)
20 KB Squat Cleans (44/26lbs each)
On Nov. 5 at 1:34 p.m., a terrorist named Major Nidal Hasan attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, he had killed 12 soldiers and one civilian and wounded 43 others.
Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tennessee, Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah, Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minnesota, along with eleven of the wounded were active CrossFitters in the 20th Engineer Battalion, home to Lumberjack CrossFit.
This workout is in honor of these soldiers, one month after the murderous rampage. We are asking the CrossFit community to make donations in honor of these soldiers at cflumberjack.org.
WOD for Warriors 21 Guns Salute
21 Burpee Box Jumps (20″ Rxd)
21 Firemans Carry Back Squat (partner of equal weight)
21 Burpee Box Jumps
Partner #2 executes
Partner #1 again
Partner #2 again
The 21 reps signify a 21 gun salute, the 5 exercises are one for each Branch of the Military. Executing with a Partner signifies the bonds we aim to create between our Nation’s Warriors and the communities they grow in and return to, and doing it twice reflects the fact that we honor both the living and the deceased.
Bring A Friend Pain Clinic!
Monday – 9am Memorial Day “Murph”
Run 1 mile
Run 1 mile
*wear 20lb weighted vest if available
Bump up your calories and your hydration. More importantly prepare yourself mentally. If you’re not ready to suffer and give it all you have, then please just stay home. Everyday they sacrifice..we’re just asking a couple days to honor it.