PAX: FNG-Tijuana, 9-Volt, Mrs. Baker, Clothespin, Threeskin, Coldplay
AO: The Battery
Conditions were perfect! Any more details would just take away from that.
Slow Merkins x 10
Hillbilly Walkers x 10 (yes, it’s in the exicon)
Whatever, enough warm up. Let’s do this!
Sally up (one of these days I’m going to make it through the entire song, but wasn’t happening today)
Box Cutters x 10
American Hammers x 10
Flutter kicks x 10
Heel grabbers x 10
Jane Fonda’s x 20 each side
100’s x 20
Freddie Mercury x 10
Nolan Ryan’s x 10
High plank / low plank (up/down) until no one wanted to play anymore.
Mosey to the hill and bear crawl backwards up the hill. 9 Volt was the only one with any business participating in this stupid activity.
Mosey to the tennis courts
1 Merkin, 10 squats, 10 SSH
2 Merkins, 10 squats, 10 SSH
3 Merkins, 10 squats, 10 SSH
Continue this for 10 minutes with no rest. Some of the PAX were in the 15 – 16 Merkin range at this point, it was tough.
Teams of two starting on a tennis court baseline. PAX#1 will place one tennis ball in five different designated spots on the tennis court while PAX #2 is doing one of the below exercises. Once PAX#1 puts out the five tennis balls, he will tag out with PAX#2 and continue the count to 100.
We completed the following exercises:
100 Kettlebell swings
100 Decline Merkins skipped this one because the Q is a sissy.
100 Should press
We finished the beatdown by swinging at some tennis balls. Many moons ago I was the tennis coach at Ocoee Middle School. The kids loved playing a game called jailbreak which involves hitting tennis balls on one end of the court while others are trying to catch them on the other end. Anyway, it was fun and a chill way to end the beatdown.
I just shared a reminder to the PAX to remain cognizant during tough times that you are developing and growing in wisdom as you manage through the difficulties. It is typically the adversity and challenges in life that create the biggest opportunities for growth and development. The apostle Paul showed tremendous resilience in his life, which led to him penning near 2/3 of the New Testament.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4.
Threeskin tagged on to the COT mentioning how wisdom is an action. Many times, we pray for wisdom and expect God to just make us smart or give us good decision making abilities. It does not work that way. When we pray for wisdom, God grants it by putting us in situations (we usually don’t like) that forces us to grow and develop. Man! I love COT time!
9 Volt can bear crawl (backwards) faster than most people run (forward).
Threeskin is going to wear gloves regardless of the activity, but he still likes to know whether or not they are recommended.
Last chance to give Toys for Tots! Bring to the Lions Den on Monday 12/14/2020. Or check the 3rd F for more info.
9 Volt and John Doe are on Q Tuesday and Thursday this week at The Battery. Come see us!