After completing a brief dolly as an attempt to get into something that resembles running shape, YHC was wondering if this was going to be a solo beatdown. With one minute to spare, Sasquatch and Crotchless come strolling in to avoid any burpee penalty. With Big Bird still recovering from food poisoning (the debate is whether it was the cheese or the broccoli), and no other pax in site, we rolled.
- SSH x25 IC
- Hillbillies x15 IC
- Imperial Walkers x10 IC
- Toy Soldiers x10 IC
- LBAC forward/backwards x25 IC
- Raise the roof x25 IC
- Michael Phelps x10 OYO
- Squats x10 IC
- Merkins x10 IC
- BBSU x25 OYO
Following the COP, Crotchless surmised that the number 25 would be significant in today’s beatdown. Sasquatch was more concerned that the white board was turned around for a dramatic reveal, which is never a good thing.
YHC announced to the group that for Christians, this technically isn’t “Christmas” time, but it was the season of Advent- a time to we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ Jesus. Today, we were going to infuse a little of the 3rd F into our 1st F and maybe learn a little bit about the season of Advent. Pax found out that some lessons can be painful.
- ADVENT: modified with no partners; pax perform 25 reps of exercise, then run to far lacrosse net and back; audible called to reduce sets for last two exercises due to time constraints
- A- Assuie Burpees 2 x 25 reps
- D- Dips 4 x 25 reps
- V-Van Goghda 4 x 25 reps (ct each leg)
- E- E2K 4 x 25 reps (due to Q mistake, pax ended up doing 2 sets of E2K, one set for each leg, and 2 sets of reverse crunches)
- N- No surrender 2 x 25 reps
- T- Thigh master 2 x 25 reps (1 set each leg)
- Advent Wreath (4 corners)– Starting at Cone 1, representing the first week of Advent, Pax member read what each candle of the Advent wreath meant. Pax then mosied cone to cone performing 25 reps of an exercise for a total of 100 reps.
- 1st Week of Advent: Diamond Merkins
- 2nd Week of Advent: Squats
- 3rd Week of Advent: LBCs
- 4th Week of Advent: Smurf Jacks
For Christians, Advent is a time of preparation. When we anticipate an important guest, we spend time prior to his or her arrival cleaning our house of clutter. The color purple symbolizes repentance as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus the Christ by cleansing ourselves of anything that may be hindering our path to our Savior. The rose color of the 3rd week of Advent represents Joy, as the anticipation of the coming of the child Jesus draws ever so near. Some wreaths have a white candle that symbolizes Christ and the light that he brought into the world. For those interested, I included the scripts at each cone below.
We workout in order to physically prepare for the hard things to come in life. Advent is a time we prepare ourselves for the hard things in life from a spiritual standpoint, because living in Christ’s light, makes everything more manageable.
- Those suffering from cancer and their families, including Talen, Michelle/Joyce
- Hatch’s 2.0’s illness
- Drumstick (COVID exposure)
- Pax unable to attend beatdowns today
- Lord’s Prayer and Pledge
Advent candles and their meaning
1st Week of Advent:
- Candle Name: Prophet’s Candle
- Candle Symbolizes: Hope
- Reminds us: Jesus is coming
- Bible Verse: Romans 15:12-13
- 12 Again Isaiah says,“There shall come the root of Jesse, And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles, In Him will the Gentiles hope.” 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2nd Week of Advent:
- Candle Name: Bethlehem Candle
- Candle Symbolizes: Faith
- Reminds us: Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem
- Bible Verse: Luke 3: 3-6
- 4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
3rd Week of Advent:
- Candle Name: Shepherd’s Candle
- Candle Symbolizes: Joy
- Reminds us: The joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus
- Bible Verse: Luke 2: 7-15
8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night.9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is [c]Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a [d]manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly [e]army of angels praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among people [f]with whom He is pleased.”
15 When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
4th Week of Advent:
- Candle Name: Angel’s Candle
- Candle Symbolizes: Peace
- Reminds us: The message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men”
- Bible Verse: John 3: 16-17
- 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.