WOD 8-4-12


50 KB Snatches L/R (12 or 16 kg)

10 Turkish Get-ups L/R (12 or 16 kg)

KB Fran

21-15-9 for Time:

KB Thrusters (16 kg or 24 kg)



Emma Willard (1787-1870), an American educator and historian, was a leader in the movement to provide higher education among women.  In 1843 wrote:

“The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial, and righteous government of the world; but all agree, that for such a government to be sustained for many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practised. The rulers must govern in the fear of God, and the people must obey the laws.

In 1857, Emma Willard published a book for children entitled, Morals for the young: or Good Principles Instilling Wisdom.  In it she stated:

“My Dear Children and Youth:

Since, then, wisdom teaches us to rate everything at its just value, it is wise to seek the favor and fear the frown of God, rather than to seek the favor, and fear the frown of men…

Look upon a Savior’s cross…ask pardon…and the Holy Spirit’s guidence…receive the Christian’s armor.”

WOD 8-3-12

5 rounds of 5

Performed in a circuit, 3 minute rest in between rounds

Deadlift (80% of 1 rep max)

Military Press (80% of 1 rep max) KB or BB

Weighted Pull-ups (80% of 1 rep max)

5 rounds

25  1-Arm KB Swings (alternating hands each rep)

10 Burpees

1 minute rest in between rounds

Vic Zachary - Awesome performance in the Games!
Jeff and Vic Zachary

Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), was the British Governor of Connecticut who had been appointed by King George III. He was also the father of the famous Revolutionary artist of the same name (1756-1843).  Jonathan Trumbull became sympathetic to the American cause and, in 1773, he openly shared:

“It is hard to break connections with our mother country, but when she strives to enslave us, the strictest union must be dissolved…’The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitudes of isles be glad thereof” – the accomplishment of such noble prophecies is at hand.”

In the early 1770’s, as the tension was mounting in the Colonies prior to the Revolution, another governor who had been appointed by King George III, wrote to the Board of Trade in England:

“If you ask an American, who is his master?  He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ.”

WOD 8-2-12

3 Round for Time:

10 Turkish Get-ups R/L (24kg) NOTE: Alternate sides after each rep!

10 Muscle Ups


New England, (Synod of) Churches September 30, 1648, defined the duties of citizens,, functions of civil magistrates and the nature of civil government.

I. God, Supreme Lord and King of all the world, hath ordained civil magistrates to be under him, over the people, and for his own glory and the public good; and to this end hath armed them with the power of the sword for the defense and encouragement of them that do well, and for the punishment of evil-doers.

II. It is lawful for Christians to accept and execute the office of magistrate when called thereunto.  In the management whereof, as they ought especially to maintain piety, justice, and peace, according to the wholesome laws of the Commonwealth, so for that end they may lawfully now, under the new Testament, wage war upon just and necessary occasions….

IV. It is the duty of people to pray for magistrates, to honor their persons, to pay them tribute and other dues, to obey their lawful commands, and to be subject to their authority for conscience’s sake.

Psalm 109:8 “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.”

WOD 8-1-12

Warm -up

5 Minutes H2H KB Drills (12 or 16 kg)

5 Rounds For time:

3 Deadlifts (90% of 1 rep max)

3 Pull-ups (32 kg)

3 Handstand Push-ups (Rings or parralettes)


5  50 yard Sprints

A group of paratroopers at Marmion Farm, Normandy
A group of paratroopers at Marmion Farm, Normandy

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” — John Adams