Any-Q less than the best is a felony.
Love it or modify it
You better gain way
You better hit bull’s eye
The results don’t play
If there was a site
Yo, I’ll Q it
Check out the Thang while the Pax revolve it
Episode 3 of F3 Waxhaw’s monthly rotating site Gladiator kicked off today. The weather looked dicey earlier in the week but a quick call to Brad Panovich ensured 60 degrees and no rain – you’re welcome.
15 men decided to post today. Some to try and push their limits, some to complete an octuple (or some boondoggled name), some to try something different. Either way, everyone showed up to work.
DiCCS were given (Disclaimer, Cell phone, CPR, Safety)
Mosey out of the parking lot
past the death chain up the bus road to the side of the high school.
Mosey back down to the corner of the high school lot where 17 cinderblocks were waiting (good thing we had extra)
Short mosey to the small lot behind the high school where 8 kettlebells and 6 weighted plates (4-45lb and 2-35lb) were waiting
At this point it’s 7:29am so quick mosey back to the start.
As I was loading 17 cinderblocks from Chiseled in my car last night my 2.0 Speed Bump asks if I really needed all the blocks because every time I fill my car up with blocks we never come close to needing all of them. I then had to explain it’s better to over prepare then to be unprepared. Good thing because 15 Pax showed up and after Deadwood
couldn’t keep his s*#! together and busted one up we only had one extra.
The hairburner kettlebell exercise got me! It was my first time trying that and it was a little bit of a mess at first but I have reworked it for another time so it will run smoother. Either way it’s still a great workout to push a 45lb plate 30 yards uphill and then sprint another 30 yards uphill. My legs feel dead and next time will be even better!
I thought I heard some grumblings about form during various cinderblock exercises but not sure.
I feel like I haven’t really seen Wolverine at too many workouts over the past month and then he comes out the past week and just starts smoking people. Were you in Mexico completing a round of HGH or something? If so, share the weath.
The thought was adding a cinderblock overhead press with a jump over a cinderblock would slow Goodfella down, that’s a fat NOPE.
Note to fellow Pax before any Q. If Damascus posts please include a calf stretch but make sure to let him know beforehand. If it’s not called after the first warm up exercise he will completely lose his mind.
3.85 miles were logged today which is my lowest mileage hour workout I’ve ever led. Every workout I’ve led always seems to average at least 1 mile per 15 minutes. Hopefully that meant we were doing more heavy lifting, heavy squatting, and heavy pushing.
Regarding the backblast title, I heard that song on XM the other day and that line stuck in my head and I agree. It is a “felony” (or at least a d$#m shame) to give anything less than your best at what we do (faith, family, work) and in this context at any workout. I personally don’t wake up at 4:30am most mornings to give 50%. That would be a waste of my time that God is giving me on this Earth, a waste of the sleep I’m sacrificing, and a waste of my time in general. The same things goes for Qing. We live in an area with great involvement and great Q’s from dozens of Pax. I think the Waxhaw standard is the well-planned Q who puts it all out there and that line reminded me of that. It also reminds me of the dozens of Pax who continually show up and push themselves and others. Let’s keep deciding to push through those physical and mental barriers in 2020 as we continually work on becoming better versions of ourselves. It’s a never-ending process.
Hopefully today was a good push and something a little different for everyone. Stay tuned for next month’s edition about a week out.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead today.
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