Submission on a Mission
AO: Bermuda Triangle
PAX: Gepetto, Soybean, Rabbit, Lipton, Ozark, Toms, Cataract, Snookie, Shoestring, Commando, Moth Balls, Shy Guy, Gus | FNGs: Krueger, Bullwinkle, Minor Prophet
Conditions: Shorts Weather
Side Straddle Hop IC x 15
Squat IC x 15
Wide Squat IC x 15
Prisoner Squat IC x 15
Little Baby Arm Circle IC forward x 10, backward x 10
Cherry Picker IC x 10
Cotton Picker IC x 10
Toy Soldier IC x 10
(Run .25 mile, do 25 merkins) x 4 = 1.00 mile + 100 merkins
Menage a Hail Mary
Break off into groups of 3 at exercise jungle gym
+ PAX A holds plank position
+ PAX B performs dips on bench with legs on PAX A’s shoulders
+ PAX C performs derkins with legs on PAX A’s hips/six
Rotate until all PAX have done all positions twice.
* mosey to Paver Pile, grab pavers, move to exterior wall of Senior Center *
All PAX hold People’s Chair
Starting position: Paver at chest
4-count exercise: Paver over head, starting position, paver straight out, starting position (Push ’em up; push ’em out.)
(Perform Wonderbra IC x 10, rest 30 seconds) x3
Flutter Kick IC x 20
Hello Dolly! IC x 20
Babymaker IC x 20
Box Cutter IC x 20
Jane Fonda IC x 10 each leg [Toms successfully attempted the High Treason (up on elbow).]
Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX
Count-O-Rama (16 w/ 3 FNGs: Minor Prophet, Krueger, and Bullwinkle)
COT / BOM: Each of us must submit to various people in life. Your boss, law enforcement, and the workout Q all give commands that the High Impact Man obeys in full submission. But each HIM also has to provide room in his life for a person he will submit to when the stakes are high—the Get Back Coach.
During Clemson’s 2014 season-opener against Georgia, a couple of game officials convened an impromptu meeting with Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney, wanting to talk to him about a pressing matter. The assistant strength and conditioning coach nicknamed “Smo” leaned in to listen.
“They were telling him that he needed to find a way to keep his defensive coordinator off the field,” [Adam] Smotherman told The All-American. “So, he turned around, scanned the sideline really quickly, and I happened to be standing there. He pointed to me and said, ‘Smo, you’re gonna keep him back. From now on, if we get a penalty it’s on you.’ I said, ‘Yes, sir.’”
The Get Back Coach takes responsibility for another Man’s well-being by yanking him back when that Man needs a good yanking. That Man may be focused on other things and not notice he is too close to a line that mustn’t be crossed, and he submits to his Get Back Coach when he gets yanked. To not submit would be to choose willingly to suffer negative consequences.
Who’s your Get Back Coach? Are you willing to grant someone the authority in your life to yank you back from dangerous consequences when you step out of line?
Moleskin: In the middle of a January heatwave, the FNGs came out to play. There were plenty of premium ingredients in this one: late arrival that prompted a second rendition of the Disclaimer, Merkin Mile, Shoulder Blaster, and a FNG who Splashed Merlot during Name-o-Rama.