WOD 8-20-11


Double Clean & Jerks (2 – 24 kgs)


Daniel Lynch 47, died Aug 16, 2010. A memorial service will be conducted Friday Aug. 20, 7 pm, Church in the Wildwood. www.pinecrestfuneralchaple.com
Daniel Lynch 47, died Aug 16, 2010. A memorial service will be conducted Friday Aug. 20, 7 pm, Church in the Wildwood. www.pinecrestfuneralchaple.com

Importance of the Dictionary

The dictionary defines the words that expound the theology and the vocabulary with which to describe the knowledge of God.  Consider the definitions of the word “sin.”


Modern Dictionary (1980) – An offense against religious or moral law; an action that is thought to be highly reprehensible.  Transgression of law of God.  A vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God.

Webster Dictionary (1828) – The voluntary departure of a moral agent from a known rule or rectitude or duty, prescribed by God; any voluntary transgression of the divine law, or violation of a divine command; a wicked act; iniquity. Sin is either a positive act in which a known divine law is violated, or it is the voluntary neglect to obey a positive divine command, or a rule of duty clearly implied in such command.  Sin comprehends not actions only, but whatever is contrary to God’s commands or law. 1 John 3; Matt. 15; James 4 (this definition goes for another column in the 1828 Dictionary)

WOD 8-19-11

5 Rounds for Time:
Load:  2 – 32 kg KBs

Double KB Military Press 1-1-1-1-1

Double KB Push Press 3-3-3-3-3

Double KB Jerk 5-5-5-5-5


Importance of the Dictionary

The dictionary imparts a philosophy of government either secular or Christian that will form the basis for how every individual in the family will govern himself and expect to be governed.  Consider the definitions of “law”.


Modern Dictionary (1980) – A binding custom or practice of community; a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority. (this definition continues for two inches of one column)

Webster Dictionary (1828) – A rule, particularly an established or permanent rule, prescribed by the supreme power of the state to its subjects, for regulating their actions, and particularly their social actions.  Laws are imperative or mandatory, commanding what shall be done; prohibitory, restraining from what is to be forborne; or permissive, declaring what may be done without incurring a penalty.  The laws which enjoin the duties of piety and morality, are prescribed by God and found in the Scriptures. (this definition continues on for twenty-0ne inches of three columns.)


Modern Dictionary (dictionary.com) – 1. the science or art of political government; 2. the practice or profession of conducting political affairs.

Webster Dictionary (1828) – The science of government; that part of ethics which consists in the regulation and government of a nation or state, for the preservation of its safety, peace and prosperity; comprehending the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.

WOD 8-18-11


50 KB snatches R/L (12 kg)

3 Rounds for time:

20 KB snatches R/L (16 kg)

3 Skin-the-Cat/L-sit pull-ups

10 1 arm Swings R/L (32kg)

10 See-Saw Double KB Military Presses (24 kg)


Importance of the Dictionary

The dictionary imparts either a secular or Christian philosophy of education that will form the attitudes and values concerning education.  Consider the definitions of the word “education.”


Modern Dictionary (1980) – the action or process of educating or of being educated; a stage of such a process; the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process; the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools.

Webster Dictionary (1828) – The brining up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.  To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.

WOD 8-17-11

AMRAP in 20 Minutes

3 Muscle-ups

5 KB Swings (24 kg)

7 Box Jumps


Importance of the Dictionary

The dictionary inculcates either a secular or a christian worldview through word definitions establishing the system of values by which the family will live.  Consider the contrast of the definitions of the word “marriage” taken from a modern dictionary and from the original 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary:


Modern Dictionary (1980) – The mutual relation of husband and wife; the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family.

Webster Dictionary (1828) – The act of uniting a man and a woman fro life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and a woman for life.  Marriage is a contract both civil and religious by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them.  Marriage was instituted by God Himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.  “Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled.” Hebrews 13

WOD 8-16-11

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.

90# pull-up... another winner!
90# pull-up… another winner!

William Henry Seward (1801-1872), was Governor of New York, 1839-1843; a U.S. Senator 1849-1861. In 1836, he expressed:

I know not how long a republican government can flourish among a great people who have not the Bible; the experiment has never been tried; but this I do know: that the existing government of this country never could have had existence but for the Bible.

And, further, I do, in my conscience, believe that if at every decade of years a copy of the Bible could be found in every family in the land its republican institutions would be perpetuated.

WOD 8-15-11


50 KB Snatches R/L (16 kg)

10 Knees to Elbows

Tactical Athlete Total

Three attempts each at:

Back Squat

Double KB Military Press (start in the rack position, hand must be below chin, press to lockout)


Weighted Pull-up

The CrossFit Total was created by mark Rippetoe.  He compiled the three most effective lifts for developing functional strength into one contest.  Now, all you have to do is add the weighted pull-up.  Be sure to pull with your palms facing out and make sure the front of your neck (not your chin) touches the bar; otherwise it’s just a good try.

Arm Bar Stretch - TAIC
Arm Bar Stretch – TAIC Knoxville

William McKinley (1843-1901,, assassinated) was the 25th President of the United States of America.  His administration was responsible for America becoming a world power after the victory of the Spanish American War, through the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine Islands. Under his administration,, the United States was given the permanent lease of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, the Panama Canal was planned, and the Boxer Rebellion was put down in China.

On march 4, 1897, in his Inaugural Address, President William McKinley proclaimed:

Let me repeat the oath administered by the Chief justice: “I will faithfully administer the office of the president of the United States….” This is the obligation I have reverently taken before the Lord this day.  To keep it will be my single purpose and prayer.

Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers… who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps.

President William McKinley stated:

The Christian Religion is no longer the badge of weaklings and enthusiasts, but of distinction, enforcing respect.

In respect to the Bible, President McKinley announced:

The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book, and the more closely we observe it divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.

Day of Rest 8-14-11


Provincial Congress of Massachusetts 1774, reorganized the Massachusetts militia, providing that over one-third of all new regiments be made up of “Minutemen.”  The minutemen, known as such because they would be ready to fight at a minute’s notice, would drill as citizen soldiers on the parade ground, then go to the church to hear exhortation and prayer.  many times the deacon of the church, or even the pastor, would lead the drill.  They proclaimed, “Our cause is just” and believed it was their Christian duty to defend it.  The Provincial Congress of Massachusetts charged the minutemen:

You… are placed by Providence in the post of honor, because it is the post of danger…. The eyes not only of North America and the whole British Empire, but of all Europe, are upon you.  Let us be, therefore, altogether solicitous that no disorderly behavior, nothing unbecoming our characters as Americans, as citizens and Christians, be justly chargeable to us.

Provincial Congress of Massachusetts April 15,1775, just four days before the famous Battle of Lexington, declared a Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, signed by President of the Provincial Congress, John Hancock:

In circumstances dark as these, it becomes us, as men and Christians, to reflect that whilst every prudent Measure should be taken to ward off the impending Judgements…. All confidence must be withheld from the Means we use; and reposed only on that GOD who rules in the Armies of heaven, and without whose Blessing the best human Counsels are but Foolishness – and all created Power Vanity;

It is the Happiness of his Church that, when the Powers of Earth and Hell combine against it… that the Throne of Grace is of the easiest access – and its Appeal thither is graciously invited by the Father of Mercies, who assured it, that when his Children ask Bread he will not give them a Stone….

RESOLVED, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the good People of this Colony of all Denominations, that THURSDAY the Eleventh Day of May next be set apart as a Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer… to confess the sins… to implore the Forgiveness of all our Transgression… and a blessing on the Husbandry, manufactures, and other lawful Employments of this People; and especially that the union of the American Colonies in Defence of their Rights (for hitherto we desire to thank Almighty GOD) may be preserved and confirmed…. And that AMERICA may soon be hold a gracious Interposition of Heaven.

By Order of the (Massachusetts) Provincial Congress,

John Hancock, President.

WOD 8-13-11

10 Reps Towards KB Perfection

For Time:

Prescribed weight – whatever you need to perform perfect reps.  Perform 10 reps each arm for all one-arm exercises.

10 One-arm Floor Presses R/L

10 Arm-Bar Stretches R/L

10 Double Floor Presses

10 Turkish Get Ups R/L

10 Military Press R/L

10 Push-Presses R/L

10 Russian Swings

10 Power Swings

10 American Swings

10 Swing Releases

10 One-Arm Swings R/L

10 Half Rotations Switches

10 H2H Switches

10 KB Dead Cleans R/L

10 KB (Swing) Cleans R/L

10 Bottoms-up Cleans R/L

10 Double KB Cleans

10 Thrusters

10 Snatches R/L

Easy day for Jon Gillison!
Easy day for Jon Gillison!

Massachusetts Grand Jury 1802, members were appointed by Judge Nathaniel Freeman, who defined:

The laws of the Christian system, as embraced by The Bible,, must be respected as of high authority in all our courts and it cannot be thought improper for the officers of such government to acknowledge their obligation to be governed by its rule…

(Our government) originating in the voluntary compact of a people who in that very instrument profess the Christian religion, it may be considered, not as republic Rome was, a Pagan, but a Christian republic.

WOD 8-12-11

5 Rounds for time:

5 Power Cleans 185#

20 Double Unders

"Train a child in the way he should go..."
“Train up a child in the way he should go…” Proverbs 22:6

Boston, Massachusetts, 1765, was the place where the famous Congregational Minister, Jonathan Mayhew of West Church, gave a patriotic sermon which reflected the Colonists’ feelings toward King George III’s hated Stamp Act:

“The king is as much bound by his oath not to infringe the legal rights of the people, as the people are bound to yield subjection to him.  From whence it follows that as soon as the prince sets himself above the law, he loses the king in a tyrant.  He does, to all intents and purposes, un-king himself.”