Stronger Together

    • When: 3/17/20
    • QIC: Italian Job
    • The PAX: Bubble Wrap, Jester, Ponytail, Toot Toot, Italian Job

Five men shunned the fartsack and ventured out into the rain for a tour of Eagles Nest. Here’s what we did:

The Thang

  • 20 SSHs (IC)
  • 15 Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • 10 Eskimo Merkins (IC)

Mosey to Brick path

  • 10 Merkins at the Bookstore run to the Statue and repeat 10 Merkins
  • 15 Diamond Merkins at the Bookstore run to the Statue and repeat 15 Diamond Merkins
  • 20 Squats following above sequence
  • 25 Overhead Presses following above sequence
  • 30 Little Baby Arm Circles following above sequence
  • 35 SSHs following above sequence
  • 40 Seal Jacks following above sequence
  • 45 MNCs following above sequence
  • 50 Shoulder Taps following above sequence

Mosey to Hardin Garden

  • 25 Irkins
  • 25 Dips
  • 25 Derkins
  • 50 Calf Raises

Mosey back to Oakland Pres.

  • 25 American Hammers (IC)
  • 10 LBCs (IC)
  • 10 LBCs Right Elbow to Left Knee (IC)
  • 10 LBCs Left Elbow to Right Knee (IC)
  • 20 Crunchy Frogs
  • 15 Boxcutters (IC)
  • 30 Second Body Destroyers


As we adjust to the CDC’s recommendation for “social distancing,” our Rock Region leadership is doing everything they can to keep our workouts as normal as possible. We have modified our workouts to not include partner work or shared coupons. Instead of a Ball of Man, we’re doing prayers from the Circle of Trust position. We are limiting workouts to ten or fewer and are being diligent about keeping our distance. This is all in an effort to curtain the spread of the coronavirus.

According to a mental health profession friend of mine, “social distancing is great for reducing the spread of viruses, but it is awful for those dealing with mental health issues, such as depression. If you know and care about anyone who deals with depression, this is an important time to reach out with extra phone calls and messages.”
Keep this in mind as we progress towards normalcy. If our leadership takes the position of virtual only bootcamps due to the risk of spreading the illness, it is incumbant upon us to call, text, and check in on our friends. For some, morning workouts are the only social interactions they have for the day. If we are forced to shutter our workouts, we need to be diligent about checking on our brothers.

We have no idea what tomorrow or subsequent days, weeks, or months will bring. But, what we do know is as leaders, we need to take care of each other. We are brothers locking shields against mental, emotional, and physical battles. Together, we are stronger. Let’s check in on each other and hold each other accountable. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.


Italian Job

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