You Against You

AO: El Zorro

When: 07/14/2022


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names:

Windbag, Geppetto, Durden, Punky Q Brewster, Woody, Jersey Shore, Schwinn.

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: N/A

QIC: Windbag


You against you. You get out what you put in.

Today, I’m reaching back to where we came from, basing my Beatdown off the original F3 workout of Jan 1, 2011…with my own modifications.


Warmup: basic exercises in cadence: all x 30
* Tappy Taps
* Side straddle hops
* Merkin/American Pushups
* 1 x 75% lap around school

The Thang

The Thang 1: exercises in cadence: all x 30
* Wide-Arm Pushups
* Diamond Pushups
* Inclined Pushups
* Chest Press Flutter Kicks (on your own)
* The Little Baby Crunch (on your own)
* Mountain Climber, 4-counts
* 1 x 75% lap around school

The Thang 2: Doras, 300 reps & run to top of hill south of school.
* W Squats

Mary: Recover

Circle of Trust

Life is a team sport. BUT, you must improve the individual to be a key member of the teams you’re part of, and to lead others. You improve yourself, you must push yourself. That is why you come out, benefitting yourself and then others. So dig down and demand more of yourself…before you demand more of others. Do the hard thing that will get you to your goal.

Quoting from a note read at the first Beatdown by one of the early founders Jeff Guillebeau.

High Impact Men,
“Blood, Sweat, Toil & Beer (to bastardize a great phrase) will breed a deep regard called Brotherhood. If you give yourselves to this endeavor, you will find it, and it will find you. I hope you reach a point today or next Saturday – where you want to quit. So, in the union of men, “you against you” becomes a public and/or common struggle. It’s here you will see there is much more in you that you’ve withheld – or in your weakness you’ve rationalized away.
It’s time, but if you don’t care, we won’t care either. What’s it gonna be, son??”

Naked Man Moleskin

Quoting Geppetto: “If you want to run faster, you’ve gotta run faster.”

I was heartened to see all 3 F’s lived out this morning.
* Very hard work by everyone all the way up the figurative and literal hill, including Jersey Shore persevering thru some pain. * Free Bread Thursday redux by Punky as he donated bread to the food shelter and gave extra loaves out to fellow Pax. The Golden Rule in action.
* And capped off by great conversation at Coffeteria.

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