May 14, 2018

AMRAPalooza at The Morg

THE SCENE: 75 degrees and clear.  There seemed to be a sharp increase to approximately 120 degrees sometime around the 3rd or 4th exercise.

Words were spoken.


SSH x20 (10 IC, 10 silent). 

I had a punishment of 10 Burpees OYO all queued up if everybody didn’t finish together, but the PAX have been studying since the debacle at The Turd the week before last.  TCLAPS, Jasmine and OJ!

Daisy Pickers x15 IC
Imperial Walkers x15 IC
Windmills x15 IC

This morning we held The Morg’s first AMRAPalooza.  PAX were instructed to perform As Many Reps As Possible of each of the following exercises for 60 seconds.  AMRAP is a great way to reach muscle failure quickly, so I knew we would need a few breaks.  I am nothing if not generous; I allowed the PAX to rest between exercises by taking a mosey lap around the Creeper Van to get a refill on diesel fumes.

  • Bodybuilders
  • BBS
  • Burpees
  • Squat Jumps
  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • Werkins
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Crucible Merkins
  • WWI Situps
  • Alternating Shoulder Taps
  • Dan Taylors

The lap around the parking lot was 0.2 miles.  Time expired as we completed the Dan Taylors, so our total rest time was 11 laps/2.2 miles.

No separate Mary today; she was sprinkled throughout the AMRAPalooza.

15 PAX (0 FNG):  Bob Ross, Choker (QIC), Commie, Granola, Green Monster, Jasmine, Moana, Mr. Wonderful, Orange Julius, Sleep Number, Slots, Soulja Boy, Tree Hugger, Wall Builder, Zima

Irish Goodbye:  Creeper Van
Irish Hello: Slots

From this week’s QSource on Positive Habit Transfer:

“For a HIM to pass positive Habits he must be able to discern them from those that are negative or neutral. In other words, he must have a firm grasp on what he believes is Advantageous as opposed to what is not for both an individual and a Group. Goo Nation has difficulty doing this because its goal is universal Happiness rather than Group Advantage. To obtain Group Advantage, one must be able to separate individual tendencies that are Virtuous from those that are not. Then, one must be willing to advocate for Virtue. This is what F3 calls Correction, and it is centered on the HIM’s willingness to talk his own walk rather than succumb to cultural pressure not to judge, as that is the the high and mortal sin of Goo Nation.”

I don’t think this means to go out looking to be judgmental.  It means that when you are confronted with falsehood, have the conviction to speak up for what is right.  That is my charge to the PAX this week: be prepared to stand up for virtue even when it is not the popular thing to do.

TCLAPS to Granola and Sleep Number for completing AMRAPalooza with Rucks on.

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