Why We Do Hard Things…..

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  • When: 05/09/19
  • QIC: Flo
  • The PAX: FreeFlo, McDreamy, Copperhead, Rudy, Semi Colon (The PAX formerly known as Squeege), Airbags, Outhouse, Inside Out, Full Monty, Dollar Bill, Check Please, Schweaty, Papa Smurf, Doink

15 Badlands Strong PAX in the gloom to do some hard things……

Theme:

“There is no such thing as ‘meaningless’ suffering”

  • John Piper

We do “hard things” in order to be able to do “hard things”. We go through adversity in order to prepare for our next adversity. We are in a constant state of facing adversity, we are either preparing for a battle, in a battle, or just coming out of a battle. The process is fluid, the more we train for hard things the better quipped we are to handle them, the “hard things” (battles, struggles, internal, external, etc) don’t get easier, we just get better at battling through.

The Thang

Warm-up

SSH x10

Michael Phelps x 10

Reacher x 10

Mosey – 2 columns

  • sprint between light poles

ASSESSMENT

2 MINUTES – MAX MERKINS

2 MINUTES – MAX SITUPS

2 MINUTES – MAX 50 YARD DASH

BEAT DOWN

Flutter Kick City – PAX doing flutter kicks while each man sprints to midfield and then returns backwards, continue flutter kicks until all are finished.

Lunge to 50 – sprint to goal – plank to the 6

Leapfrog to 50 – sprint to goal – plank to 6

3 man carry – 100 yards – plank to 6

10 Plank Jacks IC

50 squats – sprint 100 yards – plank to 6

Bear Crawl to 50 – sprint 100 yards – plank to 6

Mosey across Copperhead Creek to wall

Ascending Testicles (progressively move to a full Balls to the Wall position by performing merkins.)

Mosey back to AO (mix in high knees, skips, butt kickers, and backwards sprints)

Thunder

Song “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

PAX in plank position, every time “Thunder” is said one merkin is executed.

Total – 78 merkins

Count – a – rama

Name – a – rama

 

Closing

We are deigned for “hard things”, designed to do battle, whether against external forces, our own demons, injustice, etc, prepare for battle by doing hard things.

 

 

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