Cool and crisp morning this morning. In case any of you have not gotten 150,000 texts from random numbers today, it’s the last day to vote!
We started our warmup with:
Side Straddle Hops
Everybody feeling good and hoping for a challenge, we launched into Summation 8’s. How it goes is you divide a full length rep into 8 portions. So you do an 1/8th rep, 1/4 rep, 3/8ths rep, and so on until you get to a full rep, or 8/8ths. Then back at the top, you divide the motion into 7 parts and do 1/7th, 2/7th,… Then divide into 6, then 5, 4,3,2,1. We did a full Summation 8 exercise with a cinder block, then an abs set. It went like this:
Sum 8 Chest press
Sum 8 Squats
20 big boys
Sum 8 Shoulder Press
20 leg lifts
Sum 8 No weight calf raise
Sum 8 Upright rows
20 box cutters
Sum 8 Triceps Extensions (Hermey offered free dental care to everyone)
20 crab crunches
Sum 8 Bicep curls
Partner up, bicep weight holds followed by back to back hand offs
Done? Nope… another round, but how this finishes out is repeat all the above, except the summation 8 happens as a negative and counting the seconds. A negative for 8 seconds, then 7 seconds, 6 seconds…
The men were stronger than ever this morning. Biceps were exploding, I’ve never seen such a group before. Folks showing up for the polls were totally sidetracked, as no one knew there were multiple Incredible Hulks. Young men were inspired to be better, old men balanced their bowls of peanuts on their belly as they watched the athletes in action. The lady’s were fainting. Sirens were wailing, lights were flashing, as ambulances, firetrucks, and Roscoe raced towards the scene of the shaking earth. It was as if these men themselves were destroying mountains and overcoming Lions. Then… all of a sudden… the clock chimed 6.15 and we were snapped back from our thoughts and remembered the pain.
We pledged to the flag. We noted the Veteran’s day workout (Nov 11). We talked of prayer requests and brought them to the Lord. And the QIC forgot the name o ramma!