Superman turns 80…

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  • When: 06/30/2018
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June 30th ,  1938…Superman first appears in DC Comics! The original story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as infant. Discovered and adopted by a farm couple from Kansas, the child is raised as Clark Kent, who became a reported for the Daily Planet. He was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  Superman’s love interest is Lois Lane, and his archenemy is the supervillain Lex Luthor, and everyone knows he was powerless in the presence of Kryptonite.

So… what does this mean for us? Can we be SUPERmen?

Warm Up


               ‘Up Up and Aways’ —jumping stars (20 oyo)

               Lois Lanes (Dollys)—IC

               Kryptonites—one leg burpee (15 oyo)

               Supermans—arms up legs up IC

               Chumba wumba— ‘Superman frequently got knocked down—but he always got up again’…do a burpee with each repeat. Run ½ lap to pullup bars

The Thang

More Powerful than a locomotive—power is work done/ time taken: Count in 4s AMRAP in 1 minute:  p1 = pullups (modification is a hang or one arm plank), p2 = Up Up Away; p3 = prisoner squats; p4 = Kryptonites

Faster than a speeding bullet (suicides…at basketball court—crabwalk to foul line and back; bear crawl to half court and back; lunge to other FL and back, Sprint to baseline and back (3 rds; plank for 6)

To big field

Superman displayed superhuman strength

3 PLATES/ 3 per plate—2 pax are running sideways down the 100 yd field and back, passing the plate to each other and overhead; 1 pax is doing 30 LBCs then 30 Lois Lanes, switch and repeat (2 rds)

He was able to leap tall buildings in a single bound (broad jump burpee to 50 yd line; lunge back. Repeat…

Superman like music—among his favorites is Thunderstruck—plank position and 1 merkin for every ‘Thunder’

Superman didn’t mind getting a little dirty when needed—belly crawl across the courts; bear crawl in between; 2 cycles)

Five for fighting Superman in back grd when discussing…What does it mean to be Superman? Well, here’s what he said (quotes from his movies)

  1. You’re going to change the world.”
  2. “You’re much stronger than you think you are, trust me.”
  3. “There is a right and a wrong in the universe, and that distinction is not hard to make.”
  4. “There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.”

So let me encourage us to begin each day by simply

  1. putting on our cape…that translates into getting up each day and embracing our personal reality with a positive attitude.
  2. Avoid your own kryptonite (those things we know are our weaknesses)
  3. Be the Superhero your kids and spouse think that you are. They want to believe in YOU

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