Simple ≠ Easy

AO: Bad Apple

When: 08/13/2021

QIC: Sprocket

PAX (5): Chalupa, Ollie, Zima, G.O.A.T.


With the Injury Reserve list maintaining a count of more PAX than usual this summer, QIC volunteered to step-up to lead after some questionable antics landed brother Pony Boy on the IR…again. Seeing as Zima had already made the PAX visit his fav’ hill on the backside of Bad Apple AO earlier in the week with an appreciable amount of mosey and some moans and groans were still heard about Ollie’s cinder-slugfest at Atlas AO on Tuesday, QIC decided to keep the mosey to the minimum and practice the K.I.S.S. methodology on a muggy, no-breeze Friday a.m.


Loosen up the joints with karaoke around the lot switching directions at half-way point, Toy Soldiers x15, Sun gods x10 (each direction), hillbillies x15

The Thang:

Keepin’ it Simple

Reps: 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1; 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Down the pyramid-Burpee, Air squat, Hand release Merks, Rear Lunge (dbl cnt)
Up the pyramid- 2-clap Burpee (OH clap on pavement replaces merkin movement in exercise), Air squat, Hand release Merks, lateral lunge (dbl cnt)

One PAX suggested the A/C be turned on during first part of WO, so, QIC instructed PAX to take a lap around lot upon completion of last round of single exercises and again upon completion of rounds 5 and 10 when ascending pyramid.

The mind games and deals with ourselves began happening on the way back up the pyramid. It’s here where PAX benefitted the most from this particular beatdown.

Polished off WO with a couple of rounds of Mary before time was called.


T.A.P.’s for Jernigan family as they mourn their husband/father as well as families, teaching staff as beginning of 2021-2022 school year has begun for most.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

We do hard things together to prepare ourselves to face and work through whatever challenges life throws at us. We do these things together on a regular basis to push, challenge and encourage each other to become mentally tough, improve our perspective and become better versions of ourselves. Remember: “you can’t get back yesterday and you’re not promised tomorrow, so, make today count” ~ Dr. Chris Jernigan. R.I.P., Dr. J. you were an inspiration, left an honorable legacy and I consider myself fortunate to count you as a friend on this earth. Sprocket out.

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