• When: 2018-03-13
  • QIC: Red Eye
  • The PAX: Rocking Chair (R), Strut, Detour, Voltron, Thumbs Up (R), Dr. Quin, Shake N Bake, Eve, Paddles, Training Wheels, Milli Vanilli

Take Up The Cross at Crypt

Weather: Brisk 37 degrees but clear

The Thang


The Crypt pax have been looking for a push as many are entering the final stages of preparation for the P200.  The mumble chatter was strong as were the backs of these men.  The challenge of this workout was for the men to “take up their cross”.  The QIC had brought 4 ft posts of 4×4 wood and the pax were challenged to keep their posts off of their shoulders either above their heads or in front of them.

Warm up lap around the parking lot.

Warm up exercises in sets of 10: SSH, TTT, IW, LBACs

The pax then did 3 laps of 4 corners around the parking lot.  The pax did sets of 20-25 at each corner.  One corner was iron squats, one was curls for the girls, one was merkins, and one was shoulder press.  Could definitely feel the burn by the end of this.

The pax then ran to the bottom of Reaper Hill and broke up into three groups.  In honor of the upcoming P200, we held some relay race training.  The race was to lunge carrying your post up to the first set of lights, then do 15 curls, then run to the second set of lights and do 15 squats, and then run back.  The pax who were not actively running in the race were doing their own exercises led by the QIC.  All of these exercises were AMRAP and included squats, merkins, bent over rows, flutter kicks, gas pumps, BBSUs, shoulder press, front shoulder raises, monkey humpers.

The pax then ran back to the flag.  Great work out with a great group of men.



Our brother Mac is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and there will be upcoming details on how the pax can help.

Closing Prayer:

Pray that God will light the fire in these men so that they can spread His message of grace into a world of darkness.


“God treated His Son like a sinner so that the sinners could be treated like His Son”.

As Easter approaches, we are reminded of the amazing gift that God gave us.  He sent his only begotten son into the world to empty himself and serve even to the point of death on a cross.  To die for sinners, as we all are, so that we could be saved. As Christians, we are called to be different. Each of the men were given their wooden posts to take home with them and I pray that they will use these posts as a spiritual exercise moving forward.  I pray that they will write on their posts the things that they learn by reading scripture and talking to other brothers in Christ.  I pray that they will take their cross into public places so that they stand out in a crowd.  And, I pray that their children will see them do this and that one day they may take up their own cross.