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Monday, January 18, 2021

“MLK”

This “MLK” memorial workout celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (January 15, 1929).

The significance of the rep scheme is as follows: 15 reps of turkish get-ups for being 15 years old when he started college; 19 handstand push-ups and 29 burpees for the year 1929, when he was born; 19 swings and 55 hollow rocks for the year 1955, when the Montgomery Bus Boycott happened; 19 goblet squats and 63 mountain climbers for the year 1963, when he gave his “I Have A Dream” speech; 19 swings and 86 air squats for the year 1986, when the first MLK Day was celebrated; 35 sumo deadlifts for winning the nobel prize at the age of 35; and 39 lying toe touches for his assassination at the age of 39 (on April 4, 1968).

For Time

15 Turkish Get-Ups (alternating) (1.5/1 pood)

Then, 1 Round of:

19 Handstand Push-Ups

29 Burpees

Then 2 Rounds of:

19 Kettlebell Swings (1.5/1 pood)

55 Hollow Rocks

Then, 1 Round of:

19 Goblet Squats (1.5/1 pood)

63 Mountain Climbers

Then, 2 Rounds of:

19 Kettlebell Swings (1.5/1 pood)

86 Air Squats

Finally, 3 Rounds of:

35 Sumo Deadlift High-Pulls (1.5/1 pood)

39 Lying Toe Touches (alternating)

Masters 7:15am

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day Tribute WOD

AMRAP 20 min

19 Goblet squats

29 KB swings

39 Calorie row

19 No pushup burpees

68 Single unders

The first 2 numbered movements are the year he was born: 1929. His age was 39 when he was assassinated. The last 2 numbered movements are the year of his death: 1968.

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