Announcements
 Saturday August 23rd we will do another training walk/run.  The location is to be determined but we will meet at 7:00 AM.  We meet at 8:00 this past Saturday and we all decided that meeting an hour early will help us beet the heat.  We would like all those participating in the Tough Mudder to attend.  Everyone is invited.  It is a go at your own pace fun get together.  
Motivation
I love science.  It gives so many answers.  I just watched a short video portraying a young Albert Einstein refuting his teacher.  The teacher was using logic to show that if God exists then he is Evil because if God created everything than he created Evil which then makes him Evil.  Einstein asks the teacher if Cold exists to which he replies, “Yes.”  Einstein goes on to explain that cold as explained by physics is the absence of heat, that cold does not exist.  He then asks the teacher if Darkness exists to which the teacher replies, “Yes.”  Einstein again goes on to explain that darkness is the absence of light.  We can study light.  We can not study darkness.  He continues to say that Evil does not exist, its just like the darkness and cold.  “God did not create evil, evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart.”  Over the weekend Sarah and I saw the movie, “The Giver.”  I thought the movie was rather thought provoking about the nature of our freedom to choose.  There is a line in the movie, “When we are allowed to choose for ourselves, we choose wrong.”  While contention may  result from different opinions,  I am grateful that we have the freedom to choose.  To know the good you must understand the bad.  
Strength
Today we would like to see you get to a heavy workload.  We don’t want a Split Jerk.  The focus will be keeping your chest vertical during the dip and drive phase.  Jump up and extend your arms pushing your torso back down under the bar.  Arms locked out above your head as your feet hit the ground.  Smooth but explosive.
 Workout Strategy
This workout is a little long to just sprint through.  Be as efficient on the Push Press as you can.  Break up the pull ups if you need to and then use the lunges as your mental break to prepare for the Push Press.  The lunges also give your arms a break.  Keeping control of your breathing from the beginning.
Workout of the Day
Strength of the Day                                                Every 2 minutes for 10 minutes:Push Jerk – Add weight each set
Level 1:  

4 Rounds: 

6 Push Press

12 Ring Rows

18 lunges

 

Level 2:    

4 Rounds: 

6 Push Press, 85/55#

5/3 Pull Ups

18 lunges

 

Level 3: 

4 Rounds:

6 Push Press, 115/75#

12 Pull Ups

24 lunges

 

Level 4:

 

4 Rounds: 

6 Push Press, 135/95#

12 Chest to Bar Pull Ups

24 lunges

 

Get more awesome: 2×10 weighted good mornings and shoulder mobility.