Through your device of choice, you have opened a door into the thoughts and musings of someone. Anyone. It doesn’t matter who. Nonetheless, you are reading this at this very moment, and I have your attention. Now, whatever you do, with all of your might – Don’t. Think. About: elephants.
What are you thinking about?
Elephants. I know.
But…it’s not your idea because you know I gave it to you.
So, if you can steal an idea from someone’s mind, why can’t you plant one there instead?
“If you’re going to perform inception, you need imagination.
You need the simplest version of the idea-the one that will grow naturally in the subject’s mind. Subtle art.”
To be honest, I didn’t initially plan things this way. They just – evolved. Nevertheless, they happened exactly how they needed to happen. So before we get into the workout itself, let me tell you a little about the enigma that is: The Inception Q.
There are a lot of instances of Best Workout Ever. The one where it was so difficult your muscles are hurting 5 days later. The one that was so fun you either use elements from it, or are talking about it for weeks/months. Or maybe the one that generated a lot of mumblechatter. Let me add to that list: The Best Workout Ever is one where you don’t trick someone by putting their name on the Q sheet and everyone laughs that you committed them to Q-ing; rather, it’s the one where you sign yourself up, convince someone else that they actually signed up, and then they actually show up and Q – all the while believing they actually….signed…up. My friends, if you can pull this off, you’ve achieved the highest level of Jedi Mind Tricks.
Step 1: Q a workout, make a video of said workout, and subtly designate yourself as “The People’s Q” (Please see the the first 7 seconds of this video).
Step 2: Bask in everyone’s enjoyment of your video and sign up to Q other workouts as “The People’s Q” (see March 24th on the Q sheet).
Step 3: Watch as other’s assume “The People’s Q” is none other than our very own, Stagecoach. They text him and say they are looking forward to his Q.
Step 4: Jump on Twitter and “HC” for his Q and mention that you too are looking forward to it.
Step 5: This is the critical step. After having received several messages and Twitter shout-outs, it’s important for the subject to channel their own thinking. If everything went smoothly, they should now actually believe they signed up for the Q. In this case, the Jedi powers were too great. Stagecoach still committed to the Q even after having received a bailout that someone else could take it if he couldn’t. The epicness of this is so great, that not only did Stagecoach believe he signed up, but even after having other things that might conflict with him Q-ing, he rejected the bailout because he was dedicated to honoring having taken the Q that he didn’t even sign up for!!
People. I don’t know if you can understand the magnitude of every fiber of awesomeness that has been woven here. It’s one thing not to be sure if you signed up to Q, but it’s a whole other level not to take the offer from someone else to take the Q from you! Because if you weren’t sure, you may have given it to someone else and been done with it. So if you honor keeping the Q, it can only mean that you believe you took the Q and you’re dedicated to doing what you said you would do – even though you didn’t!
Subtle art, indeed.
Step 6: Show up to the workout and hope the subject still believes they had to Q (see the workout summary below).
Step 7: Try and concentrate on doing the workout while staring in awe at what you’ve created.
The reason this is more epic is that Stagecoach brought a very good workout! With music even! It took him less than 18 hours to come up with a great workout. He did it because he’s dedicated, a #UTP, and more importantly: he believed in it. He didn’t spend the next 18 hours wondering and questioning everyone. No. He believed he signed up to Q and he honored it.
Please learn from this. You don’t need a week to prepare to Q. You just need to be dedicated. No matter what. Stagecoach thought up a plan, prepared for it, and even brought lights and music. If he can do it in less than 18 hours, none of the rest of Depot have any excuses not to Q. I wish I could say I planted the actual workout in his mind, but I didn’t. Yet. Baby steps.
53, mild, partly cloudy
SSH x 15
TTT X 15
Windmill x 15
Grab a block and line up into 2 columns.
Starting towards the intersection, Cusack until you feel you need to drop the block
If anyone needs to lower the block, everyone stops and does 20 Monkey Humpers
Continue until you reach the intersection of Bickley Rd.
Tuber Half Pipe
20 Overhead Presses, run to the staged lights, 20 flutters, run to the soccer field gates, 20 Merkins, run back to the staged lights, 20 BBSUs, return to your block.
Add 1 rep. Rinse and Repeat.
Cusack back to the block pile and return to the parking lot.
Pothole: American Hammers
STH: Freddie Mercury
Lumberg: LBCs (touch ankle + touch knees)
Laettner: 10 Iron Cross OYO
Moose: 10 Big Boys OYO
Buddy Love: 5 Burpees OYO
Darla: 10 Merkins OYO
Count-O-Rama / Name-O-Rama / BOM
Keep Darla’s friends in your prayers
Cottonmouth is coming up February 29th
Stagecoach shared some brief highlights of his missions trip and challenged others to find time to do mission work – whether it’s 5 miles, 5 states, or 5 countries away.
All joking aside, Stagecoach was a great sport about this and not once questioned or complained about Q-ing. He just did it. This is a great example of being called to do something, whether you believe you committed to it or not, and just doing it. It’s also a great example that you can come up with a great Q even on 18 hours notice. Our website has a plethora of backblasts to choose from. Piece something together from your favorite workouts. Ask others that have Q-ed for ideas. Ask to Co-Q with someone. Copy a WOD from those fanatical cross-fitters. It can be done. You just have to believe it and do it. Like Stagecoach. Or Jedi Mind Trick someone else into Q-ing for you. But I would advise you to start with actually Q-ing. You must train to become a Jedi Master.
Now, the pit in your stomach, the gurgling in your gut, or whatever eerie feeling you’re about to feel is not from last night’s tacos, it’s the kick that you’re about to wake up from the sub level dream.
It’s your turn to Q!