Northeast Tennessee

Abs for breakfast? Ab-solutely

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Iron Horse (Founders Park)

YHC had a conversation with Pythagoras in the not too distant past about how a good ol ab workout was needed.  It ain’t needed anymore.  The work’s been done.  And we’re better for it.  Just don’t cough or sneeze for a couple days.  This is how it went down.

Weather: Awesome…50ish and dry

Disclaimer (poorly done by Rite-Aid)

Prayer – Rite-Aid

The Thang (reps may vary…didn’t keep track)

SSH x 20 IC

LBCs x 20 IC

Merkins x 10 IC

American hammers x 25 IC

Flutter kicks x 25 IC

Merkins x 10 IC

Heels to heaven x 15 IC

Plank x 1 minute

Merkins x 10 IC

Arms high crunches (Hallelujah crunches) x 15 IC

Press Pause on the Thang.  Begin Burpee train.  Burpees AMRAP until train passes the AO.  This was a long one folks.  Records were set.  Donatello reported 50.  Heard rumble of some 40s too.  I logged 35.  Strong work.

Press Play on the Thang

Leg raises x 15 IC

L and R sided crunches (AKA Spoons)

Mosey from the amphitheater to the far side of the AO.  Pair up on the mosey.  Prep for 75 yard gassers.  Gasser down and jog back.  Partner does the burpee/BBSU/prisoner squats/arm presses until back.  Flapjack.

Gassers/burpees x 50 total per pair

Gassers/BBSU x 100 total

Gassers/prisoner squats x 200 total

Gassers/arm presses x 300 total

Mosey back to amphitheater for some more Mary

LBCs x 20 IC

Plank x 1 minute




YHC discussed work and our call to be leaders there.  And for our work to be our play.

Mark Twain quote:

Who was it who said, “Blessed is the man who has found his work”? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work–not somebody else’s work. The work that is really a man’s own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man’s work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.

As we’re called to be salt and light, YHC encouraged the PAX to be that at work.  Societally we like to complain about work, “same old stuff, different day”, “can’t wait until Friday”, etc.  YHC encouraged the PAX to fight against that.  We are called to be joyful, and that includes in the work place.

Same announcements as in recent Qs.


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