WOD 7-8-11

21-15-9

KB Snatches R/L (24 kg)

Pull-ups

Ring Push ups

John Wild Buckley and Jeff at NYC KB Championships
John Wild Buckley and Jeff at NYC KB Championships

Fundamental Orders (Constitution) of Connecticut January 14, 1639, was the first constitution written in America, instituting a provisional government and later serving as the model for the United States Constitution.  The committee framing the orders was charged to make the laws: “As near the law of God as thy can be.”

The first example of a written constitution,, constituting a government and defining it’s powers, was composed as a distinct organic act.  The articles which made up this constitution included:

Article I That the Scriptures hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in all duties which they are to perform to God and men, as well in families and common wealths as in matters of the church.

Article II That as in matters which concern the gathering and ordering of a church, so likewise in all public offices which concern civil order,, – as the choice of magistrates and officers,, making and repealing laws, dividing allotments of inheritance, and all things of like nature, – they would all be governed by those rules which the Scripture held forth to them.

Article III That all those who had desired to bed received free planters had settled in the plantation with a purpose, resolution, and desire that they might be admitted into church fellowship according to Christ.

WOD 7-7-11

Warm-up

Row 1000 meters

or

5 minutes of H2H Kettlebell or SHOT Drills

Work out – 5 rounds of 3-5 reps, 80% of 1 rep max

Squat (low-bar back squat)

Dips (weighted)

Chin-ups (weighted)

stars-and-stripes

Fundamental Orders (Constitution) of Connecticut January 14, 1639, was the first constitution written in America, instituting a provisional government and later serving as the model for the United States Constitution.  The committee framing the orders was charged to make the laws: “As near the law of God as thy can be.”

The first example of a written constitution,, constituting a government and defining it’s powers, was composed as a distinct organic act.  The articles which made up this constitution included:

Article I That the Scriptures hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in all duties which they are to perform to God and men, as well in families and common wealths as in matters of the church.

Article II That as in matters which concern the gathering and ordering of a church, so likewise in all public offices which concern civil order,, – as the choice of magistrates and officers,, making and repealing laws, dividing allotments of inheritance, and all things of like nature, – they would all be governed by those rules which the Scripture held forth to them.

WOD 7-6-11

For Time:

Row 1000 meters

25 One-Arm KB Clean and Press (24 kg): Alternate one rep R, then one rep L = 1 rep

25 Knees to Elbows

Fundamental Orders (Constitution) of Connecticut January 14, 1639, was the first constitution written in America, instituting a provisional government and later serving as the model for the United States Constitution.  The committee framing the orders was charged to make the laws: “As near the law of God as thy can be.”

The first example of a written constitution,, constituting a government and defining it’s powers, was composed as a distinct organic act.  The articles which made up this constitution included:

Article I That the Scriptures hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in all duties which they are to perform to God and men, as well in families and common wealths as in matters of the church.

WOD 7-5-11

KB Linda

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 reps for time:

1.5 x BW Deadlift

Double KB Floor Press (40 kg or 32 kg)

.75 x BW Clean

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“Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain newstrength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” – Isaiah 40:31

WOD 7-4-11

Happy Independence Day!

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“The Declaration of Independence, America’s founding document, was based on God’s laws.  The Declaration of Independence is the “why” of American government,, while the Constitution is the A”how.” If looked at as a business corporation, the Declaration of Independence can be called America’s Articles of Incorporation, while the Constitution can be seen as America’s Bylaws.  Just as with a business, the Bylaws may never legally contradict the Articles of Incorporation.” – Understanding the Constitution by David Gibbs, Jr. & David Gibbs II

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Declaration of Independence

Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence.
The original spelling and capitalization have been retained.

(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Source: The Pennsylvania Packet, July 8, 1776

WOD 7-2-11

For Time:

50 Burpee / KB Dead Clean and Press R/L (16 kg)

Note: Place KB between your feet, centered with the instep perform Burpee (w/o pushup!).  Feet must go back to the starting position before performing the dead clean and press.  Keep strict Form!  Never pull with a round back or if the KB is in front of your toes!!!

Tactical Athlete Instructor Certification - Knoxville, TN
Tactical Athlete Instructor Certification – Knoxville, TN

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), a French-born American economist and politician, along with his son Eleuthere Irenee founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in 1802 near Wilmington, Delaware.  They began to produce a higher quality gun powder which caused their company, especially aft the War of 1812, to grow rapidly, eventually becoming the industrial giant of du Pont Industries.

Thomas Jefferson had commissioned du Pont de Nemours to survey and report on the status of American education in the early 1800’s  He reported:

“Most young Americans…can read, write and cipher.  Not more four in a thousand are unable to write legibly…

In America, a great number of people read the Bible, and all the people read a newspaper.  The fathers read aloud to their children while breakfast is being prepared – a task which occupies the mothers for three-quarters of an hour every morning…

It is because of this kind of education that Americans of the United States…have the advantage of having a larger proportion of moderately well-informed men.”

WOD 7-1-11

5 sets of 3-5 reps

Deadlift (85-90% 1 rep max)

Pull-ups (85-90% 1 rep max)

Handstand Push-up (scale accordingly)

Finish with 1 set of:

100 Half-Rotation Switches

Timothy Dwight (1752-1817), president of Yale, was an influential author and educator.  He was grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the famous New England minister and president of Princeton.  It was during his president at Yale that a powerful revival ensued at the New Haven campus with a large percentage of the class, not only professing Christ, but entering the ministry.  On July 4th, 1798, President Dwight declared:

“Religion and liberty are the meat and drink of the body politic. Withdraw one of them and it languishes, consumes, and dies… Without religion we may possibly retain the freedom of savages, bears, and wolves, but not he freedom of New England.  If our religion were gone, our state of society would perish with it, and nothing would be left.”

Timothy Dwight stated:

“Where there is no religion, there is no morality… With the loss of religion…the ulitmate foundation of confidence is blown up; and the security of life, liberty and property are buried in ruins.”

“The Bible is a window in this prison of hope, through which we look into eternity.”