WOD 10-2-09

5 Rounds For Time:

5 Weighted Pull-ups (24 kg KB)

20 Box Jumps


On July 4, 1837, in a speech celebrating the 61st Anniversary of the signing of the Decaration, John Quincy Adams proclaimed to the inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport:

“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day. Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That if forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation?

Is it not the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth?

That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Saviour and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before.”


WOD 10-1-09

7 Rounds for Time:

10 KB Swings (32 kg)

7 Clapping pushups


John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), was the 6th President of the US, son of John Adams, the 2nd President.  He revealed his convictions and philosophy in the following quotations:

“The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible.”

“I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you, Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice or thrice through,, and then laid aside, but to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity.”

“In what light soever we regard the Bible,, whether with reference to revelation,, to history,, or to maorality,, it is an ivaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.”

“It is no slight testimonial, both to the merit and worth of Christianity, that in all ages since its promulgation the great mass of those who have risen to eminence by their profound wisdom and integrity have recognized and reverenced Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of the living God.”

“Posterity – you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.  I hope you will make good use of it.”