WOD 8-6-12

5 Rounds for time:

3 Power Cleans (165#)

3 Front Squats (165#)

1 Push Jerk (165#)

Note: Be very technical on the above lifts.  Scale up or down as necessary.

Finish with 3 Rounds of:

3  Clean Grip High-Pulls (205#)

Note: The CGHPs are for power development, don’t let a weak or taxed grip be the limiting factor on this lift, use straps, if necessary.

Brandon Millsapps demonstrating the TGU
Brandon Millsapps demonstrating the TGU

William Penn, (1644-1718), the founder of Pennsylvania. On April 25, 1682, wrote the famousFrame of Government for his new colony.  This writing demonstrated such wisdom that it strongly influenced the charters of the other colonies.  In it Penn stated:

” The origination and descent of all human power is from God..first, to terrify evil doers; secondly, to cherish those who do well;…

Government seems to me to be a part of religion itself – a thing sacred in its institutions and ends….

Government, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too.  Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad….

That, therefore, which makes a good constitution must keep it, – namely men of wisdom and virtue, – qualities that, because they descend not with worldly inheritance, must be carefully propagated by a virtuous education of youth….

It is therefore enacted that all persons…having children…shall cause such to be instructed in reading and writing, so that they may be able to read the Scriptures and to write by the time they attain to 12 years of age.”

William Penn wrote to Peter the Great, Czar of Russia:

“If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him….Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”

William Penn stated:

“True Godliness doesn’t turn men out of the World, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it.”