Monday 06.19.2023

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What is Juneteenth?

A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer.”
-–General Granger

Warm-up Drills
I. Run 400
II. Coach’s Choice
III. Mobility & Movement Review

6 Rounds for time of
19 x Dumbbell Devil’s Press (2×35/20lbs)
18 x Dumbbell Hang Squat Clean (2×35/20lbs)
65 x Dumbbell Russian Twists (1×35/20lbs)
Run 400m

Notes: There will be time cap options for today’s training. Movement Scaling would be Medicine Ball Cleans for the Dumbbell Hang Squat Clean, Devil’s Presses may be scaled for weight or substituted as Bumper Plate Devil’s Press or Burpees as needed. Russian Twists may also be performed with a Medicine Ball or lighter Dumbbell weight.

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Samy Daghir

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