Workout date: 08/01/2017

Theme verse: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2.  After the disclaimer, Q quoted this verse to PAX who were then assigned a portion of Philippians 4:8 to recite during the warm-up in order to orient their minds towards things that the apostle Paul says bring peace of mind.

Warm-O-Rama: PAX began with simplified Beckenbauer warm-up consisting of jogging, shuffling, skipping, bending, jumping, high knees, butt kickers, backwards jogging and sprinting back and forth across the parking lot.  At each end of the lot, PAX recited their portion of Philippians 4:8.

This was followed by cadence exercises including: Vigodas (Windmills), side-straddle-hops (jumping jacks), seal jacks, American hammers, Alabama ass kickers, mountain climbers, Peter Parkers, shoulder taps, plank punches, and superman stretches.

The Thang: PAX moseyed to the picnic pavilion of pain for a station workout called “Dr. Seuss’s basement” or “AAA” (abs, arms, and aerobics).  Abs exercises consisted of six inches side-to-side, the ab slide, and LBC’s. Arms exercises consisted of dips, pull-ups, chin-ups, and Merkins (push-ups). Aerobic stations included suicides with burpees, jump rope, and a punching bag.

After a few unsuccessful attempts to hang the bag, bag was attached securely to the pavilion rafters and PAX were serenaded by the pounding beat of gloves to vinyl and music in the background.

CoT: Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, then Q and PAX reiterated the importance of Phil 4:8 – “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.” Q prayed for shared requests.

Chicken Wisdom: “Laugh frankly and timely
If you love your heart and mind,
Work and exercise necessarily
If you love your brain and body.” – Muzahidul Reza


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