Boys Town Backblast: Brick-o-lage

BOYS TOWN

  • Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • 0700-0800
  • 41.259588, -96.130635
  • Temp: 67°F, Humidity: 63%

Pax:

Specimen, Folsom, Curds, Headliner, Speed Dial, Wait Time, Reba, Specimen, Lemon Law, NoDoze, Ponzi, Gipper, Boom Boom, Dufresne, The Big One, Gillespie, Coop, TC, and (FNG-Borland) Justin Ketelsen.

QiC:
Wait Time

F3 makes us more resilient.  What does not kill us, makes us stronger.  Today’s workout was called “Brick-o-lage.”  The third building block of resilience is “bricolage” or the ability to make do with whatever is at hand.  Psychologists follow the lead of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss in calling this skill bricolage.1 Intriguingly, the roots of that word are closely tied to the concept of resilience, which literally means “bouncing back.” Says Levi-Strauss: “In its old sense, the verb bricoler…was always used with reference to some extraneous movement: a ball rebounding, a dog straying, or a horse swerving from its direct course to avoid an obstacle.”

Bricolage in the modern sense can be defined as a kind of inventiveness, an ability to improvise a solution to a problem without proper or obvious tools or materials.

To read more: https://hbr.org/2002/05/how-resilience-works

bri·co·lage
ˌbrēkōˈläZH,ˌbrikə-/
noun
  1. (in art or literature) construction or creation from a diverse range of available things.

 

Our workout used bricks and it was an absolute beatdown.  I hope it helped all those who posted to be more resilient.

A brief mosey from the #ShovelFlag through Boys Town for:

Warm-A-Rama

  • SSH x 25 IC
  • Sun Gods x 12 IC
  • Chinooks x 12 IC
  • Don Quixote x 12 IC
  • String Rippers x 12 IC

With that in the bag, we moseyed to the other side of Boys Town campus for a crowdpleaser.

The Thang (pt. 1)

The Steinl (#crowdpleaser)

  • Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to Chilcutt (forearm) plank for 30 secs
  • 10 Merkins
  • Amazing Spiderman (peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter) right leg
  • 10 Merkins
  • Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to Chilcutt (forearm) plank for 30 secs
  • 10 Merkins
  • Amazing Spiderman (peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter) left leg
  • 10 Merkins

Let it be known that what began as a slow, methodical 30 count for each plank,that  quickly escalated when Ponzi took over! Steinl is a brutal gift passed on from F3Greensboro – thanks Tommy Boy.  Then, it was time for:

The Thang (Brick-o-lage)

6 Teams of three men.  There were two stations of exercises with a relay runner between the stations.  One member of the team moved the bricks to the soccer field while the other two members of the team completed five burpies.  Station #1 required Cinderblocks in each exercise.  Each member of the team did the exercise until they were tagged out by another member of the team.

Station #1 (with Bricks)

  • Curls
  • Squats
  • Shoulder Press
  • Dead Lift
  • Bench Press
  • Lunges
  • Calf Raises
  • WW I Sit-ups
  • Uneven Merkins
  • Full Body Crunch
  • Curls

Station #2

  • Soccer alternating toe taps
  • Pickle Pushers
  • LBCs
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Nachtar Ndgiaye
  • Merkins
  • Smurf Jacks
  • American Hammer
  • Crab Cakes
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Monkey Humpers

 

6MoM

ABCs > Freddie Mercury 20 IC > Marge Homer > Box Cutters 10 IC > American Hammer 25 IC (T-claps to Curds)

Solid work by the PAX.  It was evident during Name-O-Rama that everyone was gassed.  The Big One forgot his name – shout out to Boom-Boom.

Announcements:

  • Boom Boom – Ruck Event Sunday June 24 at 3 PM at Standing Bear Lake.  Wear a 15-20 lb backpack (or more).
  • Wait Time made an announcement on Third F opportunity passed along from Selleck:
    • July 7th – Bring sports equipment/snacks for donation (see list below) to Boystown AO – a couple of guys can then drop off the donated equipment at Abide later that morning. They would like these items 1 week prior to 2nd Saturday.
      • Golf: Tees, 60-100 Golf Balls (Practice and Regular), six buckets, 12 flags, 2 sets of youth golf clubs, 2 sets of adult golf clubs, 2 nets.
      • Footballs (12)
      • Soccer – 2 goals, 12 balls
      • 100 Gatorades, 100 Waters, Four Coolers, Granola Bars, Napkins, four trash cans
      • 3 cans of spray paint, 48 cones/pylons.
    • July 14th – 2nd Saturday volunteers needed to work sport camp stations from 9AM – Noon.  Wives are welcome to join.
  • T-claps and blessings were shared for Curds.  We got the bittersweet news this week that Curds accepted a job in Denver.  There will be a happy hour in his honor before he leaves in late July.

It was an honor to stand shoulder to shoulder with each of you today. Greatness abounds.

Grace & Peace,

Wait Time

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