[ The Scene ]
- It’s hot with a capital h o t
- PAX circle up in the bat cave where some shade is afforded
[ Warm-o-Rama ]
- Baby Arm Circles
- F: 10 x 4 IC
- B: 10 x 4 IC
- Seal-Clap Squats: 5
- Down —> 1 4-count seal clap
- Up = 1
[ The Thang ]
—mosey to CMU pile by bat cave—
(1) CMU Warm-Up
- 5 CMU Getups
- Deadlift up CMU
- Squat w/CMU
- Up + chest-press CMU
- Deadlift down CMU on ground
- 10 Cross-Overs
- CMU on ground
- Burpee on 1 side
- “Jump” on the burpee is over the CMU
- Burpee on the other side
- 20 CMU Flutter Kick Presses
- Execute flutter kicks while doing 20 CMU presses above
- 25 CMU Drags
- Bear Crawl formation
- Take 1 hand – pull CMU through your legs to your other hand
- Bear crawl up until the CMU is in the same start position as before
- R & R
- Every CMU pull = 1
—walkdown the stairs from the bat cave—
—mosey with CMUs to the beginning of lighted path leading up to Saturday morning AO—
(2) CMU Trail of Reps
- CMU Curls
- CMU Presses
- CMU Squats
- Light 1 = 5 CMU Curls
- Light 2 = 10 CMU Presses
- Light 3 = 25 CMU squats
- Rinse & Repeat until we get to the small parking lot right over there
- However – switch the order of the Xs once you get done with the first 3 lights
- 4th light = 5 CMU Presses
- 5th light = 10 CMU squats
- 6th light = 25 CMU Curls
***Disclaimer: this sucked***
There was a teaching moment in this evolution of the beatdown however
Teaching Moment/Q Tip #1: Sweep/Pickup the 6/Wagon-Wheel/No Man Left Behind
The command of “Sweep/Wagon Wheel” was given 3x by the QIC
Pele was the singular HIM that responded and came back initially – the rest of the PAX followed suit after some prompting.
Why do we circle back/wagon wheel/pickup the 6/sweep if the QIC gives the command? (1) Not because the Q is in charge or commands it, but because any one of us could be the 6 on any given day. All of at some point in time have been the 6, you know what it’s like. (2) Circling back/wagon wheel/pickup the 6/sweep isn’t just a physical thing – it’s also mental as well. Sometimes all people need is a little encouragement and if you’re the 6 I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you probably needed some encouragement. Think about what circling back/wagon wheeling/picking up the 6/sweeping does for the 6 – not only does it reaffirm physically “No man left behind” but it also affirms mentally for the 6 and the PAX “No man left behind.”
We circle back. We Wagon Wheel. We pickup the 6. We sweep. No man left behind. That is a non-negotiable of F3. Period.
(Teaching Moment/Q Tip #1 was sunk in with 5 burpees by all PAX – we grow and move together – no man left behind)
Teaching Moment/Q Tip #2: It’s just a piece of rock
We have this thing at Asylum PM – if you break a CMU, 100 burpees or something crazy (stupid) like that. I’ll tell ya, people are generally pretty safe with their CMUs then, right?
However, it happens.
Dewey broke his CMU. Two pieces, on the ground. Disclaimer: Dewey is a tough hombre. Dewey is also the youngest PAX out there and he’s holding his own with the rest of us. Dude is straight crushing it in arguable one of the hardest CMU workouts to hit Asylum PM in a while.
Sometimes all people need a little encouragement. So you broke your CMU? Guess what? It’s a piece of rock – it’s okay. You’re crushing it man, keep your head up.
The bigger of the 2 broken CMU pieces is then shared by the PAX all the way back to the CMU pile. That’s what we do. CMUs are gonna get broken. It’s okay.
However, Teaching Moment/Q Tip #2 was sunk in with 5 burpees as well by all PAX – we share each other’s burdens)
Ah, I digress. Back to the hellish workout.
(Recover by parking lot)
Time to deliver these from whence they came – if you get down to the CMU pile first – come help someone else out with theirs that might be struggling (20/80 success on this).
(3) Pickett’s Charge to the Bat Cave
- From the Asylum weekday morning AO car parking lot to the top of the overlook to the bat cave
Q lines up PAX in 2 lines – with Lilydipper and Pusher out front
The standard is as such —> run up Pickett’s Charge led by Lilydipper and Pusher —> no one passes them on the way up.
Teaching Moment/Q Tip #3: No one is above the standard, not even the Q.
Q stops PAX after first small hill on Picket’s Charge – reminds men of the standard set – PAX get in merkin plank position – 5 up/down merkins are executed.
Why? You are not above a standard – set by a Q or not. I am not above a standard – set by a Q or not. No one is above a standard – set by a Q or not. I don’t care how fast you are. No one cares how fast you are. There is a standard (set by the Q or not) for a reason. And a Q (and HIM) should expect and accept it to be followed. It’s not about you. It’s about the PAX. Challenge me on this. All feedback is encouraged and welcomed.
[ COT ]
“Learn how to discern a win” – Jerry Flowers
- Sometimes all people need is encouragement
- When you can’t discern a win you’ll begin to mislabel victories
- Identify a win – examples:
- Lost something but gained something else
- Lost something but gained a prayer life
- Didn’t get the position or promotion but got character development and discipline along the way – that’s a win
- I wanted to give you 5 examples of what I’ve identified as a few wins/victories for me so far this year:
- Told to work from home indefinitely and feeling trapped inside all day —> freedom to be more intentional with my prayer life and pour more into things I love like F3 and walking outside – that’s a victory and a win.
- A couple “failed” relationships —> intentional experiences and I’m being protected – given insight. That’s a victory and a win.
- Started leading a small group of men – who are all married and in their 40s and up – I don’t say that to boast, I say that because for me this is a win for me because I didn’t see that modeled well a lot when I was growing up and now the Lord’s placed me there so I can actually see it modeled well while I learn how to lead – irrespective of my age or life experience – that’s a blessing and a win.
- A few different opportunities have come and knocked on my door professionally and personally and instead of just flinging open the door – I’m learning to exercise judgement and wisdom in my decisions – for me that’s a victory and win.
- We all have that one friend – and if you don’t that’s okay too – that has always been a little crazy right?
- Well my dad has that one friend too. Great guy, snuck pre-21 years old Steam a 6 pack at my dad’s wedding a while ago. We all get together for a guys weekend this weekend and play golf, shoot, wet our whistles probably a little more than we should, especially this particular guy and a bi-product of that led to him just opening up and saying “I remember having nowhere to turn, and just crying out to God for help.” Getting to recognize the weight of what was actually happening when he was verbally processing this was a huge win and victory. God’s on the move.
So, what did we learn?
(1) No Man Left Behind. Period. Circling Back/Wagon Wheeling/Picking Up the 6/Sweeping is more than just a physical action.
(2) Stuff happens. Things break. There are consequences. But we share each other’s burdens. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Keep your head up.
(3) There’s a standard for a reason. No one is above the standard. Not even the Q.
(4) Learn how to discern a win so you don’t mislabel victories in your life.
(5) Sometimes all someone needs is just a little encouragement.
Iron. Sharpens. Iron.