Sweatbox of a Monday. I was honored to be given the opportunity to Q a BEYOND workout. BEYOND, the brainchild of Maximus acting on the very definition of reverse flow incubator. See a problem/opportunity- create the solution. Maximus so a need to push the men of The Fort not just physically but mentally as well. Typically a bit of a deeper dive into what’s going on in a man’s life.
Theme of Concentrica was revealed to me through #collisionlearning only about a week prior. I chose TCES as its a fountain of unlimited and varied painstations. 8 men answered the bell and after a disclaimer we went.
More a of dymanic warmup with #Usualsuspects at either end of a short 70% run distance. Although squatjacks and Imperial Squat Walkers created a voluminous amount of mumblechatter. #crowdpleaser
Mosey to back parking lot. Discussed Concentrica which is the conception of relationships, how they tie together and ordering them from most important relationship in the center moving outward to the “relatively” less important. In order you have:
- Center: M
- 2nd ring: 2.0s
- 3rd ring: Shield lock/brothers/horizontal friendships
- 4th ring: Whetstone- mentor, mentee
- 5th ring: Mammon (Work)
The THANG: Do exercise run a lap. Simple enough
- 5 Merkins/lap
- 10: Squat/Lap
- 15 Bombjacks/Lap
- 20 Burpees/Lap
- 25 LBC/Lap
We started with 5 laps and 5 merkins at each lap but I called audible. STH and Gekko kept me honest up front, Double D, Rad, & Mr. Clean kept us moving and Pick 6/CB kept us motivated driving forward and never quitting
Naked Man Moleskin
Men- the concentrica model has been an incredible tool and roadmap for me. I shared however that as someone who possesses an abundance of self awareness, I often know WHAT to do. My problem is DOING it. I’ll be successful in keeping the rings in good priority for a while, then slowly over time, I will revert back to an innately selfish being. Before long, I have put work in the center, and yes even altruistic endeavors like F3 and Scouts in the center moving my M further out. When conversations shorten, or happen less frequently, you risk the headspace of the most important relationship telling you they “don’t feel loved”, “don’t feel heard”, “don’t feel like a priority”. This is the is RED ZONE men that you must pull the nose up immediately. None of your relationships can truly flourish with out having the M in the Center. (Sky Q is inherent). Remember that if we are pouring in to the M, have our alignment correct, she is much more likely to give you grace and latitude during your “peak work” times than when every work time is “peak”.
Go BEYOND and be the man at home that you are at the workouts and in the community.