Building Blocks

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  • When: 09/24/16
  • QIC: SeatDown
  • The PAX: Fife, LIFO, Jumanji, PUD, Toxic, Fix It, Pusher, Eileen, Barker, Cousin Eddie, FarahnFarah

While half dozen PAX ventured down to launch F3Orlando, the rest of us (12 PAX) stepped up to a challenge made of blocks and hills.  YHC has three goals in life – 1)Build better bonds between men, 2)have thighs like Drone and 3)have shoulders like Jumanji… so this w/o covered all three.  Turned out to be a grueling team w/o with lots of encouragement and accountability mumbled throughout.  It was hot and the hill was soggy – perfect!

PAX retrieve cinder blocks from super secret hiding pace

Circle Up – Intro and Disclaimer


  • Don Quixotes – 21 In cadence
  • Toy Soldiers – 22 in cadence
  • Ballerina Squats – 23 in slow Cadence
  • Raise the Roof – 24 in cadence

The Thang

  • Pair Up
    • One cinder block per pair
  • Mosey to Mt. Kilimanjaro while alternating carrying the Cinder Block over head
    • Plank until 6 arrives


  • Dora 1-2-3: Teams of 2 pax working together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, and 300 reps. Pax 1 executes as many reps as possible while Pax 2 goes up and down hill. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises are a top-to-bottom of body progression, i,e, 100 cinder block presses per team (chest), 200 cinder block swings per team (core), 300 cinder block goblet squats per team (legs).
    • Enhancement – Everyone alternates going up the hill as bear crawl and backwards mosey


  • Mosey back to park with partners carrying the block together

When Back

    • Hot Potato Sit-ups – passing cinder block back and forth at top – 20 each man
    • 10 Burpees in respect for the train (sounding church bell) and for the Q forgetting what Don Quixotes were called


  • Thinking of our brothers at the F3Orlando launch – Moment of reflective appreciation for what we have been blessed with
  • PUD – SOD’s concussion testing continues and will miss another week/game – peace for him and whole family during wait
  • Protection and peace for YHC as I travel for a memorial service for my father and for my family that is staying home

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