April 16, 2018

Reformation Day at The Morg

35 degrees.  #shortsweather

I am not a professional. You are participating at your own risk. You are responsible for your own well being. You are here voluntarily, and you are not paying to be here. 
Know your limits and do the best you can, all exercises can be modified and are only suggestions.


Side straddle hop (x25)
Baby Arm circles x25 forward, x25 backward
High Knees(x25)

On this day in history, April 16, 1521, the Reformer Martin Luther was summoned before Charles the V to the Diet of Worms. This was the public trial for Luther and his last chance to recant of his beliefs and public teachings of the reformation, including his 25 books and his famous 95 theses.

Teams of 2 will mosey to station 1.  1 PAX will perform exercise, while team member moseys up to street (Bartlett Blvd) and then back to finish reps. If PAX finishes reps before team member returns, they must hold Al Gore. Same with station 2, 3 and 4. Each station PAX will combine their effort completing 95 reps.

Station 1: 95 incline merkins using fence (across from bathroom)
Station 2: 95 squats (small parking lot by play ground)
Station 3: 95 dips(by picnic tables)
Station 4: 95 body builders ( big parking lot)
Rinse repeat as time allows

Pickle pounders (x25)
Alternating Low plank to high plank as PAX counted off to 95

18 PAX:  Bob Ross, Bubblegum (FNG), Choker, Granola, Jasmine, Moana, No Fuego, Orange Julius, Part Timer (QIC), Phat Pat, Sleep Number, Slots, Soulja Boy, Tree Hugger, Wall Builder, White Castle, Woodpecker, Zima

The workout was centered around tomorrow’s remembrance of the Diet of Worms (pronounced dee-et of vurms) and the Reformation. What started in 1517 with Luther nailing 95 statements to the door of the church in Wittenburg, concluded with a trial on April 17th, 1521. Luther thought he was going to defend his beliefs but he soon learned that he was only there to recant of his writings or face the consequences. His famous words still ring true…“I am bound by the Scriptures I have cited, for my conscience is captive to the Word of God.… I cannot do otherwise. Here I stand, may God help me. Amen.” The fire of Reformation would continue to blaze on.

The challenge to the PAX was to stand for truth this week without violating their conscience. Luther was a great example but Christ was the perfect example of the one obedience to the path of truth. Jesus said, “I am the way, truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Me.” This truth is what guides and fuels us to be men of conviction.

After a contemplation of many names for our FNG, we circled back to the theme of 31. The FNG failed to correctly state his age, which is 31, in the Name-o-rama because of the shock his body was experiencing from 95 BB’s. Since Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors, we settled on Bubblegum.

Tonight at Huey’s Germantown, 5pm – GrowRuck info session
4/28: BrewRuck
5/5: Service project immediately following Mothership – see preblast for details
Q3 (date TBD): GrowRuck