The positive & negative characteristics of 11

The positive & negative characteristics of 11

It was 5:24 when No Regerts and I pulled into Conviction’s AO, and I was surprised to see the lot scattered with HIMs looking for their weekly moderate workout.  By the time 05:30 struck, there were 11 total and we were ready to roll.  YHC gave a disclaimer that suggested the workout was created for the AO, not any individual and that each exercise could be easily modified to fit each man’s fitness level.  With that out of the way, we were off.

Slow mosey around main parking island to loosen up the legs.  Gather at the curb facing the school & line up shoulder to shoulder.  The COT started with a series of High Knees from one side of the lot to the other and Butt Kickers to return to the starting position.  We repeated this 3X

Circle up for COP

  • SSH X 20 IC
  • IW X 15 IC
  • LSS X 15 IC
  • Arm Circles X 10 IC each direction

Now It’s Time to Get Real

Mosey to rock pile. Find a lifting rock, return to parking lot, circle up & perform the following exercises X 10 IC
  • O/H Press
  • Curl
  • Triceps Extension
Rotate clockwise (to the left) 1 rock & perform the following X 10 IC
  • Goblet Squat
  • Bent Over Row
Repeat until back in original spot.  Return rocks
Mosey to bus lot.  Count off in 1’s & 2’s for pain stations.  If you are a 1, do exercises labled for 1’s.  If you are a 2, you get the picture. 11 PAX means we have 5 total stations and YHC.  Instructions are to find a station (2 people at each), and perform called exercise until you are relived.  YHC starts at station 1 and sprints to station 2 to relieve the pair.  They sprint to station 3, perform exercises assigned to that station.  PAX at 3 sprint to station 4 (when relieved) and perform exercises.  You get the picture.  Sounds complicated, but shouldn’t be.  Yeah, right!
Pain Stations
A. 1) Wall sits / 2) LBC
B. 1) CDD / 2) Diamond Merkins
C. 1) Plank / 2) Prisoner Squats
D. 1) Lunges / 2) Merkins
E. 1) Merkins / 2) Mtn Climbers
Swap numbers after 1 lap thru each of the 5
Repeat until time for Mary.  Ooops, no time for Mary.  Return to cars.  Circle up for COT
  • BROlympics is 2/24
  • If running, try to avoid running alone, wear reflective gear, carry ID and phone
  • Benny is recovering and should be home on Thurs
I’m not a big numerology guy, but from time to time, I find it fascinating.  When I was Tweeting the numbers for Conviction, I Googled “11” and a numerology website was in the results.  I wanted to see what it said about the number and found it oddly fitting for what went down at Conviction on Wednesday.  An excerpt is below.

Positive Characteristics: Master number, the 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It is instinctual, charismatic, dynamic and capable when its sights are set on a concrete goal.

Negative Characteristics: The 11 can be anxious, shy, stressed, conflicted and scattered. When focus is not applied toward a goal, the 11 can be extremely self-sabotaging. As a Master number, the positive characteristics will turn into obstacles when not understood or used properly.

Why is this fitting? Because it accurately described the actions of the PAX despite my well-planned weinke.  The exercises with the rocks reflected the “Positive Characteristics” — the exercises were instinctual, the group was charismatic and capable and the weinke was performed to perfection.

Not so for the pain stations in the bus lot.  Per the description above, the PAX became stressed, conflicted and scattered despite my ability to clearly, concisely, & precisely verbally describe the instructions.  The 11 clearly did not understand the vision I had in my head.  For example, some pain stations had 3 people and some had 1 despite counting off in 2’s….

Regardless of the coincidental characteristics of the number 11 and the number of PAX in attendance, it was a solid effort by all who attended.  If you disagree, Gypsy will refund your money.

It was an honor to lead.  Keep doing great things


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eHarmonyPosted on8:04 pm - Feb 22, 2018

It might have went a little smoother if the pain stations we written down. At 0600, nobody wants to use their brain or remember a total of 10 exercises.

MadisonPosted on1:16 am - Feb 23, 2018

Don’t be an overachiever, eHarley. No one had to remember 10 – only the 1 assigned to you at the beginning. Then, all you had to do is follow the guy in front of you. Clear as mud. Made sense on paper….

Romancing the stone – F3 South CharlottePosted on2:13 pm - Feb 28, 2018

[…] Head to the rock pile. PAX were instructed to grab a rock, but to choose it carefully. Get a rock that is good for travel, yet will give you a challenge to do exercises. Basically, don’t choose the “Regerts Rock” from last week. […]

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