6-3-21 Battlefield: The Beast Appears
Weather: 65, calm
PAX: Super Nasty, Wentworth, Spacebar, Crocket (DR from Houston), Flanders, Sven, Fin (DR from ENC), BetaMax
YHC arrived at the AO extra early due to the fact that I had over 400lbs of pain to get set out on the field, with the help of BetaMax I wrestled The Beast through the turnstile (That was fun!) and moved sandbags and rucks to the far endzone.
Apparently, my pre-pre-blast was enough to scare a few PAX away as numbers were well below the Battlefield’s average. YHC quickly made a few mental adjustments to the layout of the beatdown as I gave the welcome and disclaimer. With no further ado, we took a quick half lap around the track and got into Warm-O-Rama.
Side Straddle Hop 20IC
Huffy’s 10 Speed 15IC
Big Ones 10IC
Cherry Pickers x25IC
Upon completion, YHC led the 8 brave PAX to The Beast and explained how the Thang would work. The Beast is a 6”x10’ PVC pipe filled with sand weighing it at 190lbs! A team of 3 would carry The Beast on their shoulders around the perimeter of the football field while the other 2 teams would be doing exercises. At one endzone the PAX would be bearcrawling the width of the field and lunging back until the team carrying The Beast reached them. At the other endzone there were sandbags and rucks each weighing in at 50-60 lbs, Bearcrawl & drag, Curls and Thrusters were the order of the day at that endzone. About halfway through BetaMax left to join the crew sending our brother Gumbo out in style at the Coop, so we modified further and split into two teams of 4, abandoned the sandbag station, and visited the other pain stations YHC had planned. We did 15 each of various Merkin and core exercises while the second team lugged The Beast around the field.
At 6:05 YHC called Omaha and announced that the morning’s final exercise would NOT be Mary, but that we would be carrying all the stuff off the field and load it into my Jeep. Again, getting The Beast back through the turnstile proved challenging.
Announcements and Prayer:
No prayer request were spoken
Reminder for the Brick Builder next weekend
YHC encouraged the PAX to sign up for GrowRuck as this workout was a small sample of the work done at the event.
As I often do, I shared a quote from the great Jocko Willink:
No more. No more. NO MORE. No more excuses. No more: “I’ll start tomorrow.” No more: “Just this once.” No more accepting the shortfalls of my own will. No more taking the easy road. No more bowing down to whatever unhealthy or unproductive thoughts float through my mind. No. No more. No more waiting for the perfect moment and no more indecision and no more lies. No more weakness. No. No more. Now is the time for strength. And through strength— and through will— and through unwavering discipline— I will become what I want to be. I will become who I want to be. And then—and only then—will I rest and say: No more.
Jocko Willink, Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual
It’s not always easy to accelerate, there’s always some excuse to sleep in, to take the easy route or cut that corner. It takes iron will and discipline to truly accelerate through the Flux, YHC encouraged the PAX to exercise that will and discipline in every area of their daily lives and accelerate every day!