Facing the Giants

August 8, 2017

Theme for this workout was “Facing the Giants.” Giants is of course a metaphor for problems, difficulties, challenges and obstacles in life.  The stories about David and Goliath in 1 Sam. 17, Elijah and Jezebel in 1 Kings 19, and Jonah and the Ninevites in the book of Jonah tell us to face our problems and not to run away from them.

Q introduced this theme, reviewed the disclaimer, and commenced with the workout.

Warm-O-Rama: warm-up began with vigodas, side-straddle-hops, seal jacks, grass pickers, American hammers, Merkins, mountain climbers, Peter Parkers, plank punches, superman stretch, and back breakers in cadence.

PAX the moseyed around park doing side shuffles, high knees, butt-kickers, “open / close the gate,” bending, Frankenstein, reverse Frankenstein, and backwards jog.

The Thang: Modified Col. Trautman. PAX completed eight sets of five pull-ups.  Between sets, PAX held strength poses for one minute including: deep knee squat, six inches, plank, full superman, crunchy frog pose, side planks, back plank, and ballerina pose.

This was followed by a game of “Pass the Plate.”  PAX formed a reverse ball of man, ie. shoulder-to- shoulder facing outward from the circle. Two 25 lbs. weights were passed around the circle while music played.  When the music stopped, the men with the plates did 10-15 reps of shoulder presses, curls, and holding the weight in front of them for a ten count. The game is similar to “Hot Potato.”

Pax then moseyed back to shovel flag for count-o-rama, name-o-rama, announcements and prayer requests.

Q closed training session with prayer.

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