Saturday's QoD really sparked some discussion and friendly exasperation - particularly in the private Arena Ready Facebook group, where the current thread on the topic has (as of this writing) well over 120 comments/replies.  As it turns out some of you HAVE NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE TOP GUN AND HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?!  I mean, Coach Lisa even streamed the movie at her wedding reception - yeah, that's right, she streamed it on the walls of Foreign Cinema for all of her wonderful guests to enjoy as modern cinematic art while they celebrated her big day.  BECAUSE IT'S TOP FREAKING GUN.

July 3rd is, rather conveniently, one Tom Cruise's 55th birthday - or so the Operating Thetans would have us believe.  And so, for every class on Monday, we'll be listening to Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins on the gym speakers and playing this clip on loop in the background:

You're welcome.  

And Happy Birthday, Tom.  May your sequel be fruitful and your Operating Thetan level be 8 (AKA OT VIII) soon enough.  

Please note our Holiday Schedule for Tuesday, July 4th (click here).

WOD for 07-03-17:

Strict Press:



Push Press:



Push Jerk:



If performing this workout as Rx (Black Level) the goal is to increase the weight every set, for a total of twelve climbing work sets (i.e. the bar only goes up in weight). If that is unreasonable (be honest with yourself!) decrease the weight when starting the next movement, then climb back up again to a heavy single in four sets.

An example of performing this workout as Rx is as follows: 

Strict Press 4x135, 3x145, 2x155, 1x165
Push Press 4x175, 3x195, 2x210, 1x220
Push Jerk 4x225, 3x235, 2x245, 1x255

(Compare to 07-27-16 and 08-19-15)