WOD: 4.4.14

Water, the Hub of Life.
Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium.
Water is the most extraordinary substance!
Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building
material for its machinery.
Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1972)



Today we will be deadlifting sumo style.  Perform the first half of your sets with a resistance band and the last half without.

Movement Demo – The Sumo Deadlift



“Deadly Push-ups”

10 Rounds of:
10 Deadlifts (135/95-pounds)
10 Push-ups
For time




21-15-9-9-15-21 reps of:
Deadlifts (225/155-pounds)
For Time
U.S. Army Specialist Donald L. Nichols, 21, of Shell Rock, IA, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, based in Waterloo, IA, died April 13, 2011, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Roger and Becky Poock; his father and stepmother, Jeff and Jeanie Nichols; and his brothers, Nick and Joe.