Intro: “Work” – we hear the word all the time, but what is it? From an engineering and physics point of view, work is the marriage of force and distance. Work = force x distance. If distance is traveled, but no force is exerted (think jumping off a building), then no work is done, at least not by you. Gravity is doing the work. Similarly, a tremendous amount of force can be applied, but if nothing moves (think trying to push over that same building), then no work is done. To take the nerd-factor a step further, Force = mass x acceleration. So, Work = mass x acceleration x distance.
This morning, a measurable accelerated mass was applied to a stationary, but moveable object over a known distance to produce work.
Ok, ok… 6 men pushed a truck.
Disclaimer: Don’t get run over. No FNG’s.
Warmup: Arm circles
Thang: Grab a block, form two 3-man teams, and meet at the truck.
Round #1: One team got in the back of the truck with the blocks and performed 20 curls & 20 OHP, while the other team pushed the truck. Flip flop and repeat.
Round #2: Push truck, 30 curls. Flip flop and repeat.
Round #3: Push truck, 30 OHP. Flip flop and repeat.
Round #4: One team pushed, the other team pulled from the same end (a strap was attached to the hitch). With both teams beside the truck, the PAX did blockees x20 OYO. As each man finished his blockees, he would either push or pull the truck. It was a push & pull, back & forth tug of war until all 6 men got on the truck, resulting in a predictable stalemate. A crap-ton of force was exerted, but with no distance covered, no work was produced.
Round #5: Teams switched tasks and repeated Round #4 with blockees x10.
Round #6: With both teams working together, and continuously rotating tasks, the truck was pulled all the way back to the start. 2 men did OHP in the back of the truck, 2 men pulled the truck, 1 man steered (in reverse), 1 man pushed from the front. The object was to continuously rotate, while doing continuous WORK. Translation – the truck could not stop moving. That was until the neighbor that Major Dad warned us about drove around the block to inform us that “you Cross-fitters woke everyone up!” The same neighbor that called the cops a few months ago when Maj D had the PAX running the pond slopes.
Absolutely undeterred, the PAX finished the pull, stowed blocks, and moseyed back to the flag.
Mary: No time.
Pledge, Announcements, Prayer Requests, BOM:
Devo: A great discussion about mentoring in both directions – no matter your station in life, seek out mentors who exhibit those traits you want for yourself, while also understanding that those around you are watching you and following your example. I am honored to be among you men.