Happy Birthday!

November 10th is the day we celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps. Happy Birthday, Marines!

From the Marines.com web site… “During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps. A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines. As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776. Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.”

Just announced on Saturday – Operation Phoenix – CrossFit’s foundation established to equip the entire USMC with enough gym equipment for each and every unit to be able to do CrossFit workouts, thus increasing the fitness level and combat effectiveness of the Corps. The easiest way to contribute is to go to the web site and buy a t-shirt!

Today’s Workout

Kettlebell Swing Ladder
With a continuously running clock, do one kettlebell swing the first minute, two kettlebell swings the second minute, three kettlebell swings the third minute… continuing as long as you are able.
– Use as many sets each minute as needed.
– Men 24-30 kg; Women 16-24 kg

Today is 32 burpees. Any takers for buying in??
“Buy-In” – 528 Burpees

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