PAX: Sidekick, Deep Dish, Clothespin, Gaylord, Schnitzel (respect), Bubbles (respect), Rugdoctor (respect – AOQ but on IR), 9-volt (respect), Focker, Wuzntme, Tracksuit, FNG-Jimmy Neutron
AO: The Battery
Another warm humid morning – low 70s
Mosey from flag up ‘the hill’ to parking lot…circle up
SSH x 20 IC, 3GE x 15 IC, SSH x 10 IC, WMH x 12 IC, SSH x 10 IC, LBAC front x 10 IC, LBAC back x 10 IC, Moroccan Night Club x 10 IC, Chinnok x 10 IC, Shoulder Press x 10 IC, Worlds Greatest Stretch – left leg forward x 10 IC, WGS – right leg forward x 10 IC, Don Quixote x 10 IC, SSH x 10 IC
Mosey down hill to outfield of baseball field adjacent to the flags cones set up for two 30yd x 30 yd “fields”
PAX on the line – the following exercises 30yds out and back with 10 sec pause between each:
High Knee, Butt Kickers, Skippers, Karaoke, Drunken Sailors
Pair up with HIM of similar stature
One partner stands 5 yds off the line. Other partner starts on the line chopping feet, runs to “tackle” other partner and carries them over shoulder to 30 yd marker. Swithch and repeat back
Divide into two PAX
Matriculate the Rock down field
Each PAX has a QB, RB and the rest are linemen. On signal, all Linemen chop their feet, QB picks up the rock (literally) turns and hands to RB who signals to entire pax to jailbreak to end zone 30 yds downfield. When all are in endzone, PAX performs 7 Celebratory Merkins. Entire pax returns to “line of scrimmage” and repeats the process until all HIM have rotated through each position QB to RB > RB to Line> Line to QB. For each trip to the endzone, increase number of celebratory Merkins by 7. Competing PAX perform this for 10 min. PAX with highest number of points wins, losing PAX has 10 penalty Burpees. Had to modify as Merkin count got oppressive…started decreasing rep count by 7 after hitting 42.
In show of camaraderie, all PAX did the penalty Burpees :))
Each PAX has a QB, Receiver and the rest are linemen. Receiver lines up in slot behind linemen to the left. On signal, all Linemen chop their feet, QB picks up football and passes out to Receiver. On catch Reciever signals to entire pax to jailbreak to end zone 30 yds downfield. 5 Burpee Penalty for entire pax for dropped pass. When all are in endzone, PAX performs 7 Celebratory Big Boy Sit-Ups. Entire pax returns to “line of scrimmage” and repeats the process until all HIM have rotated through each position QB to Receiver > Receiver to Line> Line to QB. For each trip to the endzone, increase number of celebratory Big Boys by 7 until 35 then decrease by 7 for each trip. Competing PAX perform this for 10 min. PAX with highest number of points wins, losing PAX has 10 penalty Burpees.
Circle up with Q in center. Entire Pax begins chopping feet until Q calls “down” at which point each HIM hits chest to the ground and bounce back up on feet (basically a dynamic Burpee) to continue chopping feet. After certain number of up-downs, Q will call the PAX to go down and stay down for a select exercise. Process continues until time.
10 Up-downs x 10 Control Freak Merkins IC
10 Up-downs x 10 Box Cutters IC
9 Up-downs x 10 Pickle Pointers IC
7 Up-downs x 10 Shoulder Taps IC
7 Up-downs x 10 LBCs IC
6 Up-downs x 10 Hello Dollies IC
6 Up-downs x 10 flutter kicks IC
5 Up-downs x 10 toe touch crunches IC
5 Up-downs x 10 Dying Cockroaches IC
To be quite honest since didn’t totally account for the full hour workout vs 45 min and due to mental fatigue I really don’t remember what else we did but kept going with various mostly core exercise until we were all totally spent and with a few minutes left finished with a mosey around the dog park to the flags
Counterama, Namerama, Announcearama and the Ball Of Man.
Why they call it the Lombardi Trophy…
What It Takes to be Number One
“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.
Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he’s got to play from the ground up – from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.
Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization – an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win – to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don’t think it is.
It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there – to compete. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules – but to win.
And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.
I don’t say these things because I believe in the ‘brute’ nature of men or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour — his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear — is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
– Coach Vincent T. Lombardi
Apostle Paul put it this way…
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. ~ 1 Cor 9:24
Encouraged us all that no matter whatever we do we compete to “win”. Just need to be careful to define what “winning” looks like for each of us.
BALL OF MAN: Prayers that we would all strive to be “winners” for our families, in our jobs and for our communities.
Up-downs are even harder now than I remembered them playing HS football!! I hated myself after that beatdown!!!!
Iron Pax starts next week. Little did we know how sucky that would be!!