We Are All One – To Wrong One Is To Wrong All

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  • When: 06/04/2020
  • QIC: Saigon Sam
  • The PAX: VooDoo, Bada Bing, Brown, Left Turn, Wasted, Yard Sale, Gizzard, Airbags(R), Sofa, Shirley(R), Deuce

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.

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