Lesson in Strength & Toughness

QIC: Steam Engine
PAX: Angus, Vila, Mr. Clean, Best in Show, Picasso, Ringwald, Snowflake, Ohms, Laces Out, Jingle Vader(F3 New Orleans)
AO: Landfill
Date: 12/2/2017
Conditions: warm 44 degrees after a lovely ruck around Red Bank at 0606

Disclaimer was given to the PAX and off we go.


SSH IC 15x

Cotton Pickers IC 15x

Windmill IC 15x

Finkle Swing 15x

Hold Plank for the following exercise

Merkin IC 10x

Alt Shoulder Taps IC 10x

Annie IC 10x

Plank Jacks IC 10x

Peter Parkers IC 10x


Forward LAC IC 15x

Backward LAC IC 15x

Shoulder Press IC 15x

Chinook IC 15x

Mosey down to bottom gate

Pretzel IC 10x

Mosey up to mid lot

Dying cockroach IC 10x

Mosey top lot

Leg Climbers IC 12x led by Angus

The Thang:

Partner Up and retreive coupons from Ohm’s truck and meet at the field:

Fireman’s Carry downfield swap and back 3x

Honeymoon Carry downfield swap and back 3x

P1:Overhead Coupon Carry downfield and Shoulder Press 10x


Rinse & Repeat 3x

P1:Frankenstein/Hodor Carry (hold coupon fully extended out from your body) downfield and Curls 10x

P2: Flutter Kicks

Rinse & Repeat 3x

P1:Bear hug carry downfield Squats 10x

P2: Hello Dolly

Rinse & Repeat 3x

After completeting some heavy carrying we replaced the coupons back to Ohm’s truck.

With a minute left we got some quick Mary in for the day.




Strong: Having the power to move heavy weights

Tough: to withstand adverse conditions

You go to the gym you see a ton of strong guys. Men benching, squating, deadlifting, 2x sometimes 3x their weight. You go to the gloom you see tough HIM. Men that aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty or the cold weather, rain, or humidity. Anyone can be strong in their own right but to be tough you have to get away from your comfort zone. A gym rat excel in their area bc they have their fancy gloves, belts, and temperature controlled environment, but take that all away can they still hit those PR’s maybe maybe not. That is what separates HIM from a gym rat we all might not be strong but we all are tough as nails. It takes a tough man to workout in freezing conditions, takes a tough man to workout with little sleep, and takes a tough man to wake up early to meet other HIM at 0530 to work out in various conditions. So be glad what you have accomplished every morning just by showing up.

Articles that provided inspiration for this beat down:





December 1-25: Xmas ab challenge #Abvent

December 23: Potluck dinner

December 25: Xmas beat down (more details to come as we approach this date)

TBD: Rucking Camping Trip

August 17,2018: GoRuck Tough in Chattanooga

September 15-16, 2018: Tough Mudder in Nashville

Prayer Request:

Angus wife

Mr. Clean’s neurologist doctor appointment

Fellowship Q someone to step up