Nolan Richardson Reduced, Revised

AO:  Patriot, about 75 degrees and 150% humidity

Q:  Fish Fry

Pax:  9 Pax demonstrated their physical prowess this morning.  Poe, Maj. Payne, Bone, Jenner, LaForge, 2%, Fish Fry, FNG Sourdough, and DRPAX Bono from Carolina

WarmORama:  Short mosey around the field since we had to get to it to complete on time.  We switched up exercises every 10 yards.  High knees, butt kickers, Frankensteins, Karaokes, bunny hops, long jumps and backward jogs were all in order.

The Thang: 

Partner 1 performed each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedaled 50 yards, performed a ” Bobby Hurley” & jogged back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. There was some mumblechatter amongst the Carolina contingent about refusing to do Bobby Hurleys but instead doing Larry Birds.  YHC ignored this chatter as he is not especially a big basketball fan and doesn’t want to get entangled in intrastate rivalries. 

YHC counseled the PAX not to get caught up in the soul crushing number of reps (900) and instead to think of the next 10-20 reps to do.  Without delay, the eager pax got to it.  The exercises continued until the repetition count stated below was met. 

  1. Burpees (100). 
  2. Imperial Squat Walkers (200). 
  3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (100). 
  4. Star Jump (200). 
  5. Merkins (100). 
  6. Dips on Benches (200).

Toward the end, YHC realized this workout was going to be more than 40 minutes of pain, even slightly reduced from its original form.  To fit the time, we went to best man format around the star jump/merkin switch, where best reps was added to the rep count of the group and we more rapidly progressed through merkins and dips to finish on time for Mary and COT.

Mary:  Bono led us in two favorite exercises from down south including Oh Yeahs, and Slinkies.  YHC finished out with Dead Bugs.

COT:  YHC shared that he tend to like like to build his Qs from scratch by starting with a theme and building on it.  He came across the basis of this workout in the Exicon when working on a previous workout and was enticed by the description of “40 minutes of pain.”  This reminded him that wisdom is often better learned from the lessons of others rather than having to find things out on your own.  As Proverbs 2:4 advocates, seek wisdom as you would great riches and you will find it.  Let us work to seek out wisdom in the Bible and in other wisdom literature and to apply it as we live out our lives.


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