Reminiscing about IPC 2019

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  • When: 06/30/2020
  • QIC: Doink
  • The PAX: Updraft (R), Twister, McFly, Aquaman, Fifty Cent, Bob Ross, Patch

From: Fruit Cove, Julington Creek Plantation
Temp: balmy 82º F at 05:30

YHC took the Thunderdome Q and wanted to cook up a “best-of” hits piece so-t0-speak.

A sort of buffet of beatdowns…

Smorgasbord of smackaroonis…

What better way to get a little taste of everything than by revisiting the lovely beatdowns from IronPax2019!

8 Pax showed up for very muggy, and moist morning at Thunderdome

The Warm Up:

  • SSH IC x10 4 count
  • Michael Phelps IC x10 4 count
  • Big Arm circles back & forward IC x8 each 4 count
  • Chinook IC x10 4 count

Mosey with coupons to turf football field

The Thang:

YHC gave Pax a reminder (for experienced Pax) and a quick rundown (for newer Pax) of what IPC is…explained we’d do a little of each weeks scheduled workout. Try to get through the whole IPC2019 within the allotted time—alas, it was not meant to be. YHC was sucking wind and nearly spilled merlot and oddly, there was a noticeable dearth of mumblechatter…

Week 0: Modified “Loredo” (1 rounds as opposed to 6 in the IPC)

  • 25 Squats, 25 Merkins, 25 Walking Lunge Steps (count right leg only). 
  • Lap around field

Week 1: “Killer B’s” (1 rounds vs 5 in the IPC)

  • Broad Jump 10 yards complete 10 Burpees, 10 Bonnie Blairs, 10 Big Boy situps.
  • Repeat 3 times (out to the 30 yard line) bear crawl back

Week 2: “Meatloaf Massacre” (1 round vs 4)

  • 10 Manmakers
  • 20 Overhead press
  • 30 KB Swings
  • 40 Goblet Squats
  • 50 Incline Block Merkins
  • Lap around field

Week 3: “Meter’s 43” (1 round vs Max reps, missing pullups)

  • 10 Diamond Merkins
  • 15 Burpee Coupon Jump Overs
  • 20 Coupon Curls
  • 25 Coupon Squat Thrusters
  • 30 Gas Pumps
  • 200 yard sprint (end zone to end zone)

At this point we had effectively ran out of time — so we were unable to get to the last week of IPC…YHC may save that for another Q


Prayer requests:

Bob Ross friend just released from hospital after suffering from COVID19, thankful for his well-being and road to recovery

One of our younger Pax — Sphinx was to be leaving today 30 June, for Air Force Basic Military Training — prayers for his safety and that he’ll do well throughout this culture shock he’ll be enduring.

Romans 13:14 came up in something YHC was reading a Reddit post about St. Augustine of Hippo and he was told to read so he opened a book St Paul’s writings and read Romans 13:13-14

“Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof.”

Also, in relation to Shield Lock, YHC shared a thing read recently about how Spartans handled the loss of equipment. In battle, if a Spartan lost his breastplate, his weapon, or some other personal effect he was punished…but if he lost or dropped his shield, he was put to death. An ancient observer asked 

“Why do the Spartans punish with a fine a warrior who loses his helmet or breastplate in combat but punish with death the man who discards his shield?”

The answer from Plutarch:

“Because helmet and breastplate are worn to protect the individual alone but the shield is borne to protect the whole line.”

The breastplate or other personal armor are there to protect the individual — but the shield, when used as part of the phalanx/legion/army is there to protect the GROUP. Dropping their shields then puts the group in danger — this is part of the essence of SHIELD LOCK — locking the shields (in some instances literally and others figuratively) is meant as a way to protect and strengthen the community. When we discuss shield lock that is what we’re discussing. How do we ensure we are working for the betterment of our community or group and not just ourselves? And this doesn’t have to be some crazy grand, thought-out gesture. It could be as simple as wearing a mask when out in crowded places — the mask not being only for yourself, but being a form of a shield for everyone’s benefit. 

Closed with Pledge of Allegiance

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