11/11/14 – The Three Wise Men Tribute

Veterans-Day

These three words seem to encapsulate my decade in the United States Marines Corps. Through combat deployments, rough surf, frostbite mountain conditions, injuries, and of course, the 130-degree Iraqi summers, you just suck it up. Members of all branches of the American military take pride in how miserable the conditions can be; and how despite it all, we just keep going.
If you are tough enough, gritty enough, strong enough…you can do anything. This approach has made us the most dominant military force in history and has produced generations of amazing leaders.
But it also leads to a problem: every day in America, between 22 and 50 veterans commit suicide. They can’t suck it up anymore. The mindset that served them so well in combat isn’t always effective in the civilian world; they don’t know where to turn for help, and they just can’t push through anymore. They need help. These brave Americans fought for us and now it is our turn to step up and fight for them.
The mission of the Three Wise Men Veterans Day Tribute is simple: create a national movement to bring together gym communities on Veterans Day (November 11, 2014) to participate in a tribute workout to honor those who survived their combat experience but have come home and are struggling with surviving the peace.
The proceeds of our efforts will go directly toward organizations that are in the trenches everyday helping our returning veterans. In addition to this, we will raise awareness of the problems facing our veterans, reach those same veterans directly with a message of support and encouragement, and connect them with service providers ready to help them transition back.

If you would like to donate to this foundation, you can do so here – The Three Wise Men Tribute

Workout of the Day
The Three Wise Men Tribute
“Jeremy”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
5 Hang Snatch
10 Burpees Over the Barbell
(Elite = 185/125 lbs, RX = 135/95 lbs, Scaled = 95/65 lbs)

Rest 2 minutes, and then…

“Ben”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
10 Power Cleans
20 Pull-Ups
(Elite = 185/125 lbs, RX = 135/95 lbs, Scaled = 95/65 lbs)

Rest 2 minutes, and then…

“Beau”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
15 Box Jump-Overs
30 Wall Ball Shots
(Elite & RX = 24”/20”; Scaled – 24”/20” Step-Overs Allowed)
(Elite & RX = 20/14 lbs; Scaled – 14/8 lbs)

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