Lucky 7 joined YHC this a.m. for announced “last cold day” of the season. At least Bird’s Nest proclaimed it as so, or was it his last cold day attendance. We prefer the former. Keeping perspective YHC reminded the Pax we were begging for clear, upper 30’s a month ago.

Today’s workout was evidence of YHCs creative ability to create and expand on previous workouts. Sometimes it works and sometimes it works too well. Today leaned toward the latter.

After good ribbings last week, we were determined for a hard 5:30 start. After announcements, we did Sun Gods as we partnered up, ability mattered (in Qs plans anyways).

***3F Highlights Below*** Bird’s Nest Site Q


  • Mosey to and around basketball court for a couple laps, added A-skips and Carioca
  • Mosey through and around the school to the Soccer Field
    • SSH x 20 IC
    • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
    • Mountain Climbers x 20 IC

The Thang (Part 1)

Q set up a 40yd x 20 yd cone set for some sprint and agility work. Nearby was a set of pull up bars and a platform bench. Partners were labeled A & B. Partnered groups were numbered 1-4. Surprising the amount of confusion this caused. This was pre-blasted as the Hunger Games or Steve Austin’s Skullcrusher duel. As surprising as the pax ability to count and round out a formation was the ability to have a tie in all 4 groups. #Nomanbehind. YHC can see the good in that

  • Warm-up Sprints 40 yards x 4
  • A-Skips/Carioca/High Knees/Butt Kicks/Lateral Slide 20yards
  • Group by Group we split off to the mulch octagon for
    • 20 Pull-ups
    • 20 Merkins
    • 20 Dips
    • 10 Box jumps
  • The remaining Pax did 40 yard sprints and group exercise thereafter
    • SSH x 20 IC (sets)
    • Monkey Humpers x 20 SC
    • Merkins x 20 SC
    • Diamond Merkins x 20 SC
    • Carolina Dry Docks x 15 (Slow Wicked Count)
    • Copperhead Squats x 20 IC

Part 2 

Welcome to Fat Burning Step Class at Club IP. Pax planked, the DJQ got the equipment set up.

Keeping the same partner. Parter A assembled next to a solo step while Parter B assembled next to the picnic benches

  • SET
  • For 30 seconds Partner A did speed foot replacement on the solo step
    • Partner B did step-ups on the picnic table bench.
  • After 30 second bell went off Pax exercised together for 30 seconds. After each group exercise Partners switched positions
    • Merkins
    • Dips
    • Incline Merkins
  • 2 Laps around building with stairs
  • Reassemble same formation
    • Squats
    • Split Lunge jumps
    • Ice Skaters

Mosey to the #fenceline


6 minutes in every sense. Pax battled with 0 rest between.

  • 30 second intervals for all exercises
    • WWII sit ups
    • Knees to Chest
    • LBCs
    • Intermediate Crunches
    • Heels to Heaven x 1 minute
    • Left knee cross, right elbow to Left knee
    • Right knee cross, left elbow to Right knee
    • Flutter Kicks
    • Freddie Mercuries
    • Figure8s
    • Homer-to-Marge
    • Marge to Sky


  • Please see Wicked if you have any questions or curiosities regarding stars or how they get their energy…or the whole solar system in general. It truthfully was a very enlightening minute of time. #worthit


  • YHC took us out with a message of thanks and celebration as Our Savior won a victory for life and over death on the cross for us this very week.

Blessing to lead all the men that continue to show for this AO.


~ Big Mitt

Highlights from 3rdF at Search Office on Pembroke led by Bird’s Nest

Interesting conversation on souls, energy, and purpose to lead us off initiated by Wicked and Bird’s Nest.

Chapter 5 

  • Gap in time from last Miracle
    • Jesus left Galilee and returned North to Jerusalem
    • It was a Festival Week
      • 3 festivals required all Jewish males to come to Jerusalem
        • Festival of Passover (already happened)
        • Festival of Weeks (later Pentecost) Most likely this period of time
        • Festival of Tabernacles
  • Bill Clinton reference to the tense of the verb “is”
    • vs 2 “Now there is’ in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool
    • Jerusalem ransacked by Rome in 70 AD
    • evidence of writing and tense that this book predated that even.
      • no later than late 60s
  • READ VERSE 4 (if you can find it)
    • verse 4 is excluded in most current Bibles due to its addition in less important manuscripts
    • Bird’s Nest went through the historical and academic effort to explain why we have now, what they had then
    • 25,000 versions today
    • King James Version created in 1492
    • verse 4 was an explanation of angels stirring the pool. Period of time where explanation was necessary, thus added.
    • 8 incidences in Bible with exclusions
  • Vs 5 Healing the Lame Man by a Pool
    • Jesus saw an invalid of 38 years and offered to help
    • Invalid knows of the healing powers of the pool, but cannot gain access in time
  • Vs 8
    • Jesus heals the man without him having to get in the pool
    • Further, Jesus tells him “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk”
      • Problem!
      • The Sabbath went from a day of worshipping God to a day of about 60 rules
      • Carrying your mat on the Sabbath was in violation of these rules
      • Jewish leaders sought out Jesus
  • Vs 13
    • Invalid couldn’t identify Jesus because he had slipped off into the crowd
      • Not a miracle of public authentication
        • poking at the Mickey Mouse way of religion they created
      • Jesus found the invalid at the temple (heart movement)
        • 14b “Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you”
          • not a threat of hell
          • explanation of what sin does to us
            • disintegrates soul/separation
  • Vs 16 Jesus Claims to Be the Son of God
    • “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working”
      • claim to be the Son of God
      • First very clear claim to deity
        • Led to His persecution “they tried all the more to kill him”
          • Breaking Sabbath and making Himself equivalent with/to God
    • Jesus didn’t violate the Sabbath
      • We are always supposed to be in worship of God
      • The Sabbath was a gift from God so that we would rekindle our soul once a week
      • Could have said “Work all the time” as for our earthly punishment for transgressions occurred in the garden (Genesis 3:19)

Bird’s Nest took us out. We will not meet next week. We will return and finish Chapter 5 on April 5th.


PAX: Big Mitt

QIC: 03/22/16