YHC thought it would be a good idea to revisit some basics on our form and why it is so important. Also, justifying my “Form Nazi” title might have come into play as well.
Conditions: Almost chilly like Jumanji, Dark like Pyro’s well quaffed dome.
Warmorama IC x15
Everyone was asked to bring a brick, not 2. Just one as their companion for this beatdown. We had a nice review of what a real Merkin looks like.
Arms next to your ribs, chest down touching your neatly placed brick between your hands, and back up for 1. Also reviewed the BBSU.
Mosey to the edge of the field for a 6 pack.
5 Merkins w/ brick and 1 Big Boy sit up after running to the opposite sidewalk.
Next we learned about real squats. The kind where your legs are about shoulder width apart and your chest is back and straight. We practiced this with a partner to get the correct motion. Partner A does squat facing away from Partner B who is planking. The correct squat is completed as Partner A gets low enough to touch his 6 to Partner B. Hence where the best quote of the day came from
“BB, where do you want me to touch your body?” -Jumanji
We soldiered on for for 6 pack with Squats and Groiners.
To change things up we revisited the Teeter Totter to the Dog x20(crowd pleaser)
Having completed that we needed to focus on some core so we circled up for a Regal Jack Webb. This is where we revisited how to follow the Q on his command to “exercise.” A few PAX were still not convinced that we were really focused on form, not fast and thus had to receive a 10 Burpee penalty. It’s fun to be an Ahole sometimes especially when it’s for the greater good.
After completing MOST of the Regal, YHC had to revist the proper Pull-Up form and thus progressed over to the playground for 5 OYO with said form.
A couple of minutes to spare was not wasted as we’re honored the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day by performing 22 Merkins.
Our goal is to get better and the only way to do that is to do the workouts right. Proper form leads to efficiency which reduces risk of injury. We get better the right way while remembering it’s not how fast you complete the task but performing it correctly alongside your brother that produces results. Fast over form produces a “me first” mentality that is counter to what F3 is all about.
All exercises were done with or alongside our brick to symbolize why we get stronf. Not for ourselves but for someone else. Your family, your co-workers, community, or country. Get better everyday for the moments we get to serve/help others.
Prayers and Praises
Brief running for Freedom, Feud’s aunt, Pud’s assistant.
Priviledged to lead,
P.S. The first person who comes up to me and says Sacajawea gets a prize