Join us at 7am on Tuesday, July 4th, to celebrate Freedom with the 1775 WOD to honor the 242nd Birthday of the United States Army!

The Under Secretary of the U.S. Army, contacted CrossFit in 2016 and requested a workout to be programed for the Army’s Birthday.   So in honor of the 242nd Birthday of the Black and Gold, we will be completing the following workout devised by CrossFit HQ:

“242nd U.S. Army’s Birthday WOD: 1775”

AMRAP in 60 Minutes of:

17 Power Cleans (135/95)

75 Air Squats

Unload the barbell and carry it 200 meters away.

Return to the plates and carry one of them to the barbell.

Retrieve the second plate, and carry it forward and reload the barbell for the next round.

If you’re reading this, thinking there’s no way anyone would do this workout on purpose…  Think about how much harder it is to trudge through war or conflict.  To fight, regardless of the time or the weather or your fatigue.  All for the safety and freedom of your loved ones.

This is a day of celebration, of the freedom won in the American Revolution, commemorated with the Declaration of Independence signed July 4th, 1776.  It is a celebration of the strength and resilience of the United States Army and it’s origins as the fighting Continental Army.  It is also a celebration and testament of the strength of the American people.

***Coaches will be on hand to scale/modify this workout to the individual and in some cases even shorten the time allotted.