Seven high impact men joined YHC for some boot and running at the Veteran on Friday morning. Here’s what we did.
Warm Up: Slow mosey to a parking lot in the Business Park and perform SSHs, MNCs, Merkins, Squats, and 6 count Burpees (not “flying” Burpees that are prevalent at F3 workouts).
Workout: We ran to numerous parking lots throughout the Business Park and peformed a variety of exercises at each one to include the following:
6 count Burpees, standard merkins, prison cell merkins, plyometric merkins, wide arm merkins, squats, flutter kicks, LBCs, and heels 6 inches off ground. During the workout, I introduced the following scripture to the guys:
Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I shared that I hear this portion of scripture only sporadically, but I found it to be profound and one of the most important pieces of scripture ever uttered by Christ. What does it mean to truly rest in Christ? How do we take up His yoke – what does that really look like and what does it mean to us? As we stopped at the various parking lots, I called out a brother and asked him what this scripture and concept meant to him. The answers were varied and yet there seemed to be a common thread in all of the answers. It was good to hear the brothers sharing their thoughts on the subject and I think we all gained some insight from the discussion.
COT: Once we arrived back at the COT, we finished up with some more ab work and then summarized what we had discussed. We determined that, we as men, usually try to take our problems “head on” without anyone’s help (to include the Lord’s). With that said, sometimes we can’t fix the problem and we need to cast our burdens and trouble to the Lord because He can fix it. Once we cast our burdens, we are to rest in Christ knowing that he has our best interests in mind because He loves us. There is a key concept here that we discussed – once we cast the burden, DON’T TAKE IT BACK and try to fix it in your own strengh and power. Most men tend to do this and this usually results in unrest and causes the problem to linger longer. I was encouraged and uplifted by the discussion and left the workout more at peace than when I arrived. I hope the rest of the brothers felt the same way. It was an honor to lead such a great group of men – thanks Apache for inviting me to Q.