About 5 years ago YHC got an invite from none other than Spackle to “this workout thing where a group of guys did a few exercises” or something like that. It’s been a great 5 years! Ironically, 4 other pax showed up for a grand total of ….. 5.
5 Year Anniversary – Let’s Do 5 of Everything!
Weather: 69 degrees, Awesome for July!
Intro, Disclaimer, Prayer and Lord’s Prayer. Pledge of Allegiance
In a slight change of order, YHC decided to do flutterkicks and merkins first.
As all Arena pax know, YHC always does two final exercises to remember our lost F3 and FiA pax:
Merkins for Digits – 30, or as many as possible, on YHC’s count – pause – do last 6 together for a total of 36.
Flutter kicks for Cheech, 30 IC, pause, and then 8 more together for Cheech – 38 total.
Mosey around the parking lot for warmup. Stop near the brick pile.
Merkins X 5 IC
Mountain Climbers X 5 IC
Shoulder Taps X 5 IC
Plank Jacks X 5 IC
Plank – left arm up – Little Baby Arm Circles X 5 IC
Plank – right arm up – Little Baby Arm Circles X 5 IC
Mosey to the brick pile and grab 2 bricks. Mosey back to the driveway. Run up to the entrance sign and then back down to the edge of the parking lot.
Curls for the girls X 5 IC (all with bricks)
Tricep Extensions X 5 IC
Lateral raises X 5 IC
Shoulder press X 5 IC
Front raise X 5 IC
Notebook expressed concern about YHC’s ability to capture all of these different exercises in the back blast, but as YHC pointed out, Notebook won’t be reading it anyway so does that really matter??!!
Mosey on down to the next corner of the parking lot. On your 6.
BBSU X 5 IC
Iron Cross X 5 OYO
LBC X 5 IC
Russian Twist X 5 IC
Since YHC forgot about flutterkicks, 5 more BBSU IC.
Mosey over to teacher entrance for the Triple Nickel.
Run to the top with your bricks. 5 Burpees. Run down. 5 Burpees. Repeat 5 times.
Mosey around the back of the school, stopping under the bright light.
Squats X 5 IC
Lunges X 5 each leg OYO
Calf Raises X 5 IC
Slow-mo squats X 5 IC
Rinse and repeat all.
Mosey back near the brick pile. Bricks down. Lap around the parking lot.
One more set of merkins, mountain climbers, plank jacks, LBAC and shoulder taps X 5 IC, with bricks except for shoulder taps.
Run up to the school sign and back.
One more round of BBSU, LBC’s, Iron crosses, and Russian Twists. YHC remembered the flutterkicks this time so we did those X 10 IC.
Put bricks up.
Mosey to the shovel flag.
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Push the rock – Copied from somewhere last year…….
A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might.
So, this the man did, day after day.
For many years he toiled from sun up to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.
Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: “You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t moved.”
Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.
Satan said, “Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough.”
That’s what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. “Lord,” he said, “I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?”
The Lord responded compassionately, “My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push.
And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. True, you haven’t moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my friend, will move the rock.”
At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains.
When everything seems to go wrong . just P.U.S.H.! When the job gets you down … just P.U.S.H.! When people don’t react the way you think they should … just P.U.S.H! When your money is “gone” and the bills are due….just P.U.S.H! When people just don’t understand you, just P.U.S.H.