Affirm It! 2.18.21 @ A.O. Mastodon

Bloomer’s 2nd Q

– Motivators
– Mountain Climbers – 15
– Merkins – 20
– Hilly Billy’s – 15
– Chinook Squats – 15

The workout today is called “Affirm it.” As we work out today we are going to be passing each other and performing various exercises. Sometimes when life gets tough and especially when you get tired, we can easily start to turn inward and focus on our self, our pains, our hurts, our feelings. When we do that we natural stop looking outward at others and will natural encourage each other less. Some of us are wired to encourage and affirm, while others of us struggle to affirm. So lets flex our affirmation muscles today. I want to hear you talk to one another. I want to hear men encouraging men. When you get tired and are in pain, look around encourage someone.

Romans 15:5 says, “May the God who gives endurance and  encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”

Break up into two groups at either end of the parking lot.
East workout location: Perform 5 Blockees (Burpee + Coupon)
Running between East and West workout locations PAX must carry coupon in a different way than before (i.e. Rifle, farmers carry, on shoulder, at waist level)
West workout location:

  • 20 Block Dips and 20 Coupon Swings
  • 20 Block Curls and 20 Coupon Squats
  • 20 Calf Raises and 20 Overhead Coupon Presses
  • 20 Merkins on Coupon and 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 Imperial walkers in the snow– hands on head, squat to knees and back up and 20 big boy sit ups
    If you complete the 5 rounds of 40 reps then start over and complete 10 reps for each exercise

Ended with 4 minutes of Mary – Partner up. One PAX performs American hammer while the other PAX does lifts legs 8 inches off the ground. When one person needs a break they say, “I need you.”

You just flexed your physical muscles and your encouragement muscles today. Put it into practice with those at work and with those in your home. Take up the challenge to affirm, put up and encourage your co-workers, your spouse, your friends, your kids. Say their name and name something particular to what you are observing.