“Three Wise Men”

CFSA family, our workout for Veteran’s Day Saturday November 11th will be “Three Wise Men”. This workout is meant to draw attention to combat veteran suicides, which are occurring in the United States at an alarming rate.

According to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs:
– Suicide among veterans is 22% higher than for civilians of the same age
– In 2014, Veterans accounted for 18% of all deaths from suicide among U.S. adults, while Veterans constituted 8.5% of the US population
– From 1999 to 2010, roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day

The Three Wise Men Foundation and the Headstrong Foundation are partnering to help veterans. Per their website:

“The Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation was founded in 2014 by Marine Corps combat veteran Nathan Fletcher in honor of his three cousins: Jeremy Wise, Ben Wise and Beau Wise. After the September 11, 2001 attacks on our country, Jeremy joined the Navy and became a Navy SEAL. Ben, already in the Army, became a member of the legendary Green Berets. Beau followed his brothers into the military and joined the Marine Corps Infantry. Together they served over 1,600 days deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tragically, Jeremy was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on December 30, 2009. Two years and eleven days later, Ben was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. Beau remains on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.

Jeremy and Ben represent the generation of veterans who gave that last full measure of devotion to their country. We often honor them as a nation. But Beau Wise represents that generation of veterans who survived combat, and we have to ensure they not only survive but thrive in the peace that follows war.”

Our workout on Veteran’s Day will honor these three men and all the veterans the foundation aims to help. Besides getting your butt kicked by the workout, you can also help by donating directly the Headstrong portal here.

“Three Wise Men” (Team of 3 Version)

“Jeremy”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
5 Hang Squat Snatch (RX = 135/95 lbs, Scaled = 95/65 lbs)
10 Burpees Over the Barbell

Rest 2 minutes, and then…

“Ben”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
10 Power Cleans (RX = 135/95 lbs, Scaled = 95/65 lbs)
20 Pull-Ups

Rest 2 minutes, and then…

“Beau”
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
15 Box Jump-Overs (RX = 24”/20”; Scaled – 24”/20” Step-Overs Allowed)
30 Wall Ball Shots (RX = 20/14 lbs; Scaled – 14/8 lbs)

* All teammates work at the same time. Each teammate does one of the three 4-min AMRAPs, then everyone rotates during the 2-min rest break. At the end, each teammate will have done all three 4-min AMRAPs. Score is total rounds+reps for each part (3 scores total).

Watch this video to get a better sense of the workout. See you all on Saturday.