Pax: Peaches, G.I. Jane, Margarette, Crush, All Star, Houston, Jewels
Equipment: light hand weights, mat, and water
Follow the leader trade off around farmers market
-Do a “leap frog run”
-run, lunge, hop, squat, bear crawl, or whatever else each leader makes the PAX do!
The Thang: PAX uses a timer to follow through four sets of Tabata, each followed by a Strength set. Each Tabata is work for 20 seconds and rest for 10, repeating four times. Each strength set is just work for 30 seconds on each of the two exercises for three minutes. Rest for 30 seconds between Tabata and Strength.
Tabata 1: burpees and jumping jacks
Strength 1: pushups and walking lunges
Tabata 2: high knees and skater lunges
Strength 2: dumbbell rows and squats with shoulder press
Tabata 3: jump squats and mountain climbers
Strength 3: reverse lunges and plank
Tabata 4: toe taps and buttkickers
Strength 4: tricep dips and step ups
(A bit of a ramble)
This week, I was talking to my husband about how I wonder if he would get a positive experience out of hanging with the F3 fellas, and his instant reaction was that there is something vile or unchristian about competition. I explained that I agree with that in many cases, but it all depends on your intention when you are in such a group. Of course there is competition, but the true intention of FIA and F3 is to grow as a community, strengthening one another. If you only seek competition, you’re missing out on the true meat of the organization. The sustaining force of FIA is the support and shared strength! As we participate in the “stronger you” challenge, I certainly don’t see greedy competition. It’s quite the opposite. This type of challenge helps remind us of ways that we can connect with and support one another’s while continuing to crush personal goals!