11 PAX joined YHC in the gloom for a revival of Meathead Monday at HardNocs….except it was on Thursday! Hats off to Gizzard, Airbags and Shirley for doubling down attending the Badlands workout prior! Regardless of the day the PAX got after it, rotating through 7 stations doing 4 rounds of strength building exercises. The PAX performed each exercise for 1 minute (max well executed reps) with a 15 second rest in between.
Station 1 – Mucho Chesto
Round 1 – Diamond Merkins
Round 2 – Decline Merkins (Feet on curb)
Round 3 – Wide Merkins
Round 4 – Dumbbell Fly (on your six)
Station 2 – Gun Show
Round 1 – Skull Crushers (on your six)
Round 2 – Hammer Curls
Round 3 – Dips (on curb)
Round 4 – Alternating Supinated Curls and Standing Triceps Extensions
Station 3 – Shoulders
Round 1 – Standing Arnold Press
Round 2 – Lateral Raise & Front Raise
Round 3 – Battle Ropes
Round 4 – Carolina Dry Docks
Station 4 – Abs of Steel
Round 1 – Flutter kicks (holding weight)
Round 2 – Plank slides (dumbbell or ruck)
Round 3 – American Hammers
Round 4 – Alternating shoulder taps
Station 5 – Legs
Round 1 – Goblet Squats
Round 2 – Squat, Clean to Overhead press (GTO)
Round 3 – Alternating Lunges
Round 4 – Monkey Humpers
Station 6 – Back
Round 1 – Deadlift
Round 2 – Bent Over Rows
Round 3 – Renegade Merkins
Round 4 – Air Pullups
Station 7 – Miscellaneous
Round 1 – Slam Ball
Round 2 – Kettle Bell Swing
Round 3 – Single Arm Kettle Bell Snatch
Round 4 – Kettle Bell High Pulls
Announcements: Discussed the Summer Tour Challenge – visit every AO in the Jax region during the months of June & July. Check out Pyro’s post on Slack!
Message: YHC paraphrased “The Daily Stoic” email/podcast from the previous day, June 3rd, titled “To Wrong One Is To Wrong All”. Cut and pasted the entire email below:
It’s easy to forget. It’s easy to think small. But this life is not just about us. Our loyalty and duty is not just to ourselves, to our family or to our immediate neighbors.
The Stoics believed that we were all one. Marcus Aurelius referred repeatedly to the hive. He spoke of being part of one large community. Dozens of times he talks of the common good, and how to wrong one is to wrong all, and to do good for one is to do good for all—that to do good for others is to do good for yourself. Seneca spoke of sympatheia, the interconnectedness of all people. He spoke of the need for kindness, for compassion, for understanding.
You might not think that a death in the streets of Georgia or a police killing in Minnesota or immigrant children in cages along America’s southern border has much impact on your safety. You might think that these situations are complicated. You might even question the other side’s political motivations and point to the media’s tendency to inflame things. And that all may be true, but it doesn’t change the facts: This is your problem. It’s everyone’s problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr. perfectly expressed those Stoic concepts of interconnectivity and interdependence when he said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
You cannot turn away from that. You cannot let this be partisan. You cannot close your heart to this. When people are being wronged, you are being wronged. We all are. We can disagree about who’s to blame for the problem and we can disagree about the solution, but we have to admit that the problem exists and we have to insist that a solution should. We have to fight for it. Now. Like true Stoics.
Prayers: Continued prayers for McDreamy, prayers for healing Bada Bing’s sciatic pain, prayers for our Nation and prayers for guidance and direction for the men in the circle on how we can best help and serve our communities.