The Italian Stallion

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  • When: 12/17/16
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Eileen, Heisenberg, Pyro, Scrooge, Farah and Farah, LIFO, Hollywood (aka Apollo), Fix-It, PUD, Snuffy, Big Bird, Jumanji, Feud

13 PAX appeared out from the foggy gloom and found the “Eye of the Tiger”. It was 40 years (+ 1 month) ago that ROCKY debuted in theaters across America and helped make Sylvester Stallone one of the richest actors with the fewest lines. THC could tell that their Hearts were on Fire initially, but as we began, they found that there was “No Easy Way Out”. In the end, all were “Flying High” and they all exclaimed, “I feel good!” (Ok not really, but it sounds good). T-claps to Hollywood for coming out in character with his Apollo Creed shorts!


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x20 IC
  • Don Quixote x15 IC
  • Little Arm Circles Forward/backwards x10 IC with coupons
  • Raise the Roof x15 IC with coupons
  • Punches in straddle stance x20
    • Upper cuts with coupons
    • Vertical punches for those without coupons
  • Burpees courtesy of Big Bird’s tardiness

The Thang

Double Line Indian Run Around Park which was not done to the satisfaction of the Q so there was another 10 Burpee penalty upon return to the field.

ROCKY (modified BOMBS)

  • R: Ranger Merkins x 50
  • O: One-legged burpees x 100
  • C: Crab Cakes x 150
  • K: Knerkins x 200
  • Y: Squats with overhead presses x 250 (too few “y” exercises to chose from so ‘why’ not)

The Squared Circle– 3 minutes of exercises at each “turnbuckle”, various modes of transport (Bear Crawl, Lunges, Crab Walk) in between. PAX stayed with “sparing partner” from the ROCKY exercise, but spread out to start at different turnbuckles:

  • Turnbuckle 1: Jab-Hook-Cross-Uppercut combo in fighting stance, switch legs every 20 reps; light coupon optional
  • Turnbuckle 2: Manny Pacquiao (AKA Floyd Mayweathers), switch arms every 20 reps, coupons optional
  • Turnbuckle 3: American Hammers, coupons optional
  • Turnbuckle 4: Mountain Climber Merkins

Just when the PAX thought they were down and out, YHC reminded them that Rocky Balboa never gave up. As a matter of fact, just when you thought he was down for the count (except for in the middle of Rocky III), he got back up. So we finished with:

  • Partner Get-Ups x 10 OYO


This month the JAX PAX has been challenged by our brother, Jumanji to add an element of leadership to our beatdowns. YHC talked about his experience as a leader and one author (Matthew Kelly) who has helped influence his leadership style. In his books (The Dream Manager and Off Balanced), Matthew Kelly talks about how work-life balance is not about separating the two, but having goals for both because both are part of the one person.  When was the last time you had an argument with your M or girlfriend and were productive at work? Or, when have you been so stressed out at work that you snapped at a loved one at home? As a leader, I have made it a point to have my team members come up with both professional goals and personal goals when they meet with me for performance appraisals. Throughout the year, I ask them how their progress is on their personal goals to hold them accountable and help them take care of the home front in addition to their work responsibilities.

Announcements/Prayer Requests

  • F3 JAX Christmas Party at Pyro’s, 4 PM, December 18th
  • Save $4 to buy BOGO cereal at grocery store to be donated to Trinity Rescue Mission monthly
  • Prayers for Big Bird and job search and safety during bachelor’s party for future brother-in-law
  • Lord’s Prayer

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