Warm up:
2 rounds of:
200m Row
200m Run
10 Push-ups
5 Pull-ups
5 Squats
5 Hang cleans (bar)
5 Presses (bar)

WOD:
30 Handstand push-ups
40 Pull-ups
50 Sit-ups
60 Kettlebell swings (53 lb./35 lb.)
70 Burpees

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60 Minutes producer Harry Radliffe was in a cinema with a friend, waiting to for a movie to start, when his friend asked if he had heard the story of Nicholas Winton. Winton, a 29-year-old stockbroker, used his vacation time to save hundreds of children from the Nazis by organizing a rescue mission from Czechoslovakia to London on the eve of World War II.

“My friend told me what the story was about, and then she said, ‘The man who’s now Sir Nicholas Winton is still alive.’ And I said, ‘You’re kidding me.'” Other heroes of the Holocaust, like Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, have been dead for decades. Winton is 104 years old.
That evening, Radliffe called up 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon and said “If you had an opportunity to speak with Raoul Wallenberg or Oskar Schindler, you would, wouldn’t you?” Simon said yes, and Radliffe said, “Well, we oughta do this story.”

“I think stories that show that one person can make a difference are worth telling,” says Radliffe. “Look at the difference that this one person made. Here’s a guy who didn’t have to get involved, who got involved, and look at what happened. The number of people who are alive today who would not be alive if a guy named Nick Winton hadn’t decided to use his vacation to go to Prague and get involved, is extraordinary.”

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Wednesday WOD, May 7, 2014

10 thoughts on “Wednesday WOD, May 7, 2014

  • May 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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    We have done this before. Anyone know what date?

  • May 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm
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    Nevermind. I found it. It was slightly different….
    30 Handstand push-ups
    40 Pull-ups
    50 Kettlebell swings (53 lb./35 lb.)
    60 Sit ups
    70 Burpees

  • May 7, 2014 at 6:38 am
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    What was the date for that one Bo? I remember doing it as well, and it’s so dang close I’d say the times are comparable.

    Today: 18:30Rx’ed

    Gotta hand it to Ryan. All these longer bodyweight workouts are making me better at this stuff. Today wasn’t as terrible as I’d have imagined.

  • May 7, 2014 at 9:44 am
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    15:18 – fun wod. Burpees hurt.

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm
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    17:17. Good workout today.

  • May 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm
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    12:45. Great to battle with Shupe and Ben at 3:30.

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm
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    Big thanks to the 3:30 bodyweight ninja class for setting the time for us clydesdales to chase…

    WOD: 15:10

    Front Squat 3×1: 255, 255, 255

    Push Press 3×1: 215, 225, 235 (PR)

    Thruster 3×1: 205, 215, 225 (PR)

  • May 8, 2014 at 5:40 am
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    17:27

    2 minutes faster than last time we did similar wod. Not bad considering I haven’t slept in 3 weeks.

  • May 8, 2014 at 7:41 am
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    At least you were present

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