CrossFit Stockton

January 20th

19 Jan

Strength

Strict Press

3*3

Push Press

4*2

  • For Time
  • 63 Cleans (95/65 lb)
  • 64 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • 64 Pull-Ups
  • 65 Kettlebell Swings 53/36
  • 68 Front Squats (96/65 lb)

Background: This “MLK Day” Tribute/Memorial WOD is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who became a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. His birthday (January 15, 1929) is celebrated as a national holiday in the US, on the third Monday of January.

The significance of the rep scheme is as follows: cleans represents the year, 1963, when MLK delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech. The number of wall ball shots represents the year when King won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. The kettlebell swings represent the year, 1965, of the landmark civil rights voting in the US. Finally, the front squats represent the year, 1968, when he was assassinated.

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