December 7, 2018
2403 men lost
77 years ago
I had thought about what I wanted to accomplish here all week. Did I want to stay in the comfort zone? Just get through a workout on a cold morning. I decided we needed to put in the work to honor the 2403 men, or boys, that were suddenly killed and show them the respect they deserved. Imagine yourself, lying in your bed (probably under 20) on a ship and it was suddenly bombed, and there was no way out. That is exactly how app. 1000 men died that day. I took the opportunity this week to refresh my memory on some of the facts I may have lost in last 20 or so years and look a little closer at the life of George HW Bush, our 41st President who ironically passed the same week of the Anniversary of the event that lead to his honorable service in War II. With a lot on my mind, and the hopes of delivering the right message, now it was all up to the PAX to show up.
My goal was centered around the three numbers above- 41,2403, 77
10 PAX showed up on what turned out to be a crisp clear morning ready to work.
Disclaimer delivered- No FNG’s
Leave the KB
4 light posts were the center of this. At each light-post, we stopped for an exercise:
Post 1- SSH x 41
Mosey to next
Post 2- Moroccan NC x41
Mosey to next
Post 3- Imperials Walkers x41
Mosey to next
Post 4 (and starting spot)- Merkin x 41
Recover and circle up
Low slow squat x10
Seal Jacks x10
Hillbilly walker x10
The Thang- 2403 reps was the goal as a group
Using the same light posts as the warm-up adding running in between. I liked the competitiveness for some . Nice effort men.
First post- Tricep press x 30
Second- KB swing x30
Third – Goblet squat- x15
Fourth- two handed shoulder press x 30
Total Round 1= 1155
First- two-hand curls x30
Second post- Snatch (15 each arm)
Third-post- KB Windmill- audible- Chest press- two hands- x50
Fourth post- lunges (15 each)
Total Round 2- 1,210 (snatch and lunges counting only as 15 each)
First- single arm rows- x15 each arm
Second post- upright rows- x20
Third post- single arm chest- x20 each arm
Total round 3- 605
Total for post work- 2,970 reps together
Really nice work PAX- especially the guys lifting the heavy KB’s.
Skipped the Fourth and headed to the bleachers by the tennis courts. Each PAX grabbing a spot
Three rounds of step ups- starting with 15 each leg, then 10, then 5, followed by 10 seconds on the fence in a squat position holding the KB straight out.
Mosey to the Fourth post-
Partner up- size of the person didn’t matter, but the weight may have (Tesh)
Partner One- carrying both KB’s runs to the First original light post and back (app. 100 yds) . Switch with partner two until the exercises below are completed.
Partner Two- the number to reach of each set was 77. Significance being this was the 77th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Set One- LBC’s
Set two- American Hammers
Set Three- Flutters
Looked at my watch and it was 6:00 on the nose.
Everyone pushed it, and everyone got better. I appreciate all the PAX listening to me and working hard. My challenge to you is to take a look at the significance of the numbers used today and the individuals or events involved. And then imagine if you were called to this War, would you step up like George HW did and sacrifice? If you didn’t catch it this week, he lived a life that most of us can only aspire to, but will never attain. Live your best life and surround yourself with those that make it possible.
Xmas eve Convergence
Family, Patience during this Holiday season, for those in need.
And not to be overlooked, Band Camp’s special surgery a week from Monday. Sit on the bag of pees and don’t move for atleast 48hrs.
Thanks to Band Camp for the opportunity to lead and thanks again PAX for your effort.