November 8 2016
Today is, of course, voting day. In my opinion, this election season has irreversibly displayed some of the worst aspects of human endeavor as devisive politics and campaigns have fueled or even started fires that could have been put out in the name of re-establishing our country as a nation of positive change and optimism. Heck, now we even have a syndrome associated with election season. I pray this is as bad as it ever has to get so that we can wake up in the days to come to realize that real work has to be done to change our current trajectory. The only glimmer of hope that I can salvage is that it’s abundantly clear people are passionate about their ideals and opinions. If that same energy that is currently poisoned with hate and demolition could be turned on its head to instead be attributed to serving others and our community, changing our lives for the better, and defeating injustice through kindness and care, then we may have the opportunity to create a future for our children and the upcoming generations that seeks promise over popularity and values integrity over inflammation. It’s still important to take part in this process that many still ache to have as a freedom and that many died to achieve for our sakes. Honor yourself, your country, and your family and please vote, it’s the one thing you have control over amidst all of this; not the wills of others. Discern and research, there is great responsibility in your hands.
Regardless, we’ll be here at the gym, helping you achieve your goals; getting stronger, feeling better, and making the most of your precious life. Take out some of the election season stress on the barbell and the wall ball and we’ll be right there cheering you on.
A) Every 2 mins for 10 mins: Back Squat
10 Back Squats, pick load
B) Every 2 mins for 10 mins: Rope Climb
2 Rope Climbs
4 rounds for time of:
30 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs, 10/9 ft
20 Burpee Box Jumps, 24/20 in
CRX: 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft, 24/20 in Box Jumps, T2B
FRX: Pick Weight to 10/9 ft, 24/20 in Step Up, Hanging Knee Raises
Time Cap: 25 Minutes
Coaching: You’re looking at a lot of reps with this one. Choose strategic moments to break up sets and dive into the pain cave to pick the ball up, drop down for one more burpee, or get those toes to bars moving.