THE SCENE: Perfect conditions for a beatdown. Clear and cool.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH, Arm Circles, ‘Round Towns, ‘Round-the-Worlds, Temp Squats, Tempo Merkins, Scorpions, Cherry-Pickers
- Battle Buddy Body Builder Circuit (All 3 sets of 15 reps per PAX)
- Battle Buddy Merkins
- Battle Buddy Presses
- Battle Buddy Throwdowns
- Indian Runs to Ampitheater
- 11s- Cobras and Inverted Rows
- Slowsy back to Fountains
Rowers to hit the rear delts
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX! Soot, Amazon, Fixer Upper, Postman, Abort, Smoky, Vanilla, Wedding Singer, Drive-Thru
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Goo Nation often touts living in the Comfort Zone as effective Self-Care and is a safe place to retreat from Involuntary Hardship. In an attempt to handle the stress of life that wears on us, we can often choose to retreat to our Comfort Zone and become isolated, dull, and ineffective Sad Clowns.
In this fallen world, we will face Involuntary Hardship (negative stress). Struggles (and even tragedies) at work, in our families, and in our communities will always be present. Life will always be hard to one degree or another. Instead of choosing to live life hiding in the Comfort Zone, we can choose Voluntary Hardship (positive stress). Voluntary Hardship sharpens us and refines us. Voluntary Hardship can look like consistency in the Gloom, having a mentor or accountability partner who hold our feet to the fire, or living in the 3rd F by serving others and a cause greater than ourselves. Voluntary Hardship builds resiliency and makes us stronger and more capable to withstand the Involuntary Hardship that will come.
As Proverbs 27:17 states, one of the best ways to sharpen our blades with Voluntary Hardship is in relationship with other HIMs. We are called to push each other to be better. In this morning’s workout, we literally pushed each other to grow stronger. HIMs pull Sad Clowns out of their Comfort Zone, but HIMs also push other HIMs to accelerate their growth.
The challenge this morning is to not buy the lie that the way to a good life is by eliminating all stress. The challenge is to examine our lives and find where we need more Voluntary Hardship. More specifically, where do we need to be sharpened by our fellow HIMs and where can we help sharpen others? How can we use Voluntary Hardship to refit, retrain, and refocus after a season of Involuntary Hardship?
Be on the look out for Haw Ridge and North Hills Workouts!