Intro: YHC asked the PAX to HC with their least favorite exercise. Most gave a humorous reply, like LBEB (little baby eye blinks), or walking, etc. Some of the PAX gave legit replies. For them YHC attempted to accommodate. 15 men showed-out for a BC that was short on the reps, but long on teamwork. Thank you, Splinter, for delivering coffee and an excellent, introspective devo.
Disclaimer: Given. No FNG’s.
Warmup: Burpees (Prius), run to the entrance (Chum), Howling Monkeys (City Slicker), Buddy Carry (DHL), *Porn Star Pushups (Waldo).
*No description. You had to be there.
Grab a block and a rebar.
Thang: This was an exercise in teamwork, as much as it was a workout. In a circle, and with a block and rebar between each man, grab the rebar to the left and to the right of you so that you are exercising with a shared block/rebar. After each exercise, the PAX will move together in a modified Elephant Walk.
Curls for the Girls x12
Bent Over Rows x15
Mary: “Bring Sally Up” Challenge. This song by Moby is 3:28 long. Each time the song says, “Bring Sally up” or “Bring Sally Down”, move to that position. The PAX did Sally x3.
Front Raises – Rebar extended in front was the down position. Overhead was the up position.
Curls – 90° was the down position. Up was obviously, well the up position.
Iron Cross – Extended legs at 6″ was the down position. Extended legs straight up…well, you get it.
For the record, these all sucked pretty bad.
Numberama, Namerama, Pledge, Announcements, Prayer Requests:
Devo: Fresh off of his first marathon with his brother-in-law, Splinter shared some insight about his experience. Like all distance runners, he’s beginning to realize that it’s not all about the running. Splinter’s three pronged attack on the New Year involves his 3 L’s:
Live – Get out of your comfort zone and experience new things. Do things that scare you. Set goals that scare you. Live.
Love – Even those, and especially those, who are sometimes hard to love.
Leadership – With your families, your work environment, your relationships, lead from the front, and lead by example.
This is a gross and insufficient recap of an incredible and personal devo by Splinter. Splinter, please share this devo again at whichever AO you post next. Thanks again, Brother.