Beware the Ides of March
“Friends, Romans, Countrymen (F3), lend me your ears”
A soothsayer (YHC) said beware the ides of March…05:30 Main Event, bring coupons and we will be Roman around the AO. We will be studying Shakespeare, Caesar, and our limits…
“Without training they lacked knowledge, without knowledge they lack confidence, without confidence they lack victory”
WoR – F3 is a Men’s Only Free Workout, peer lead, held outdoors, lead in a rotating fashion ending in a CoT. I do not know your injuries, I am not a professional, please modify as needed. Today’s beatdown will incorporate quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and music from either the Ides of March, members of the Ides of March (Mainly Jim Peterik (JP)) , or have to do with either Julius Ceasar or the Ides of March.
Song I: “Beware the Ides of March” – Colosseum
First Excercise: “Which Death is Preferable to every other? The Unexpected” 5x Alarm Clocks
“The Fault, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”- 10x Star Jumps in Cadence
“Arms and Laws do not flourish together”- 15x Hand Release Merkins
“I love Treason, but hate a traitor”- Imperial Walkers until song change
Song II: Vehicle by Ides of March- Each time this song is played there a 3 min (song length) run around the AO
Thang I: “Its Only Hubris if I fail”- Mosey to the field with Coupons
Songs III, IV, V: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (JP was in Survivor); Heavy Metal by Sammy Hagar (written by JP), Hold on Loosely by 38 Special (written by JP)
“I came to bury Caesar, not praise him” – 15 Grave Diggers in Cadence
“You Blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things”- 44x (Caesars age at death) Overhead Press in Cadence
“We petty men walk under his huge legs” – Coupon Lunge Walk 50 yds and Back
“A coward dies many deaths, the gallant never taste death but once”- Murder Bunnies 5o yds and back.
Mosey coupons back to lot.
Song VI: Vehicle by Ides of March- Rebel Run (fka Indian Run) around the AO
Thang II: “E Tu Brute”- Partner workout at the Hill
Songs VII, VIII, VIX, X: Superman by Ides of March, Burning Heart by Survivor, Ides of March by Silverstein, Jerk it Out by Caesars
“Set a mountain tween my heart and my tongue”- Partner 11s on the hill Bearcrawl up hill
“It is not these well fed long haired men I fear, but the pale and hungry-looking” Big boys at base of hill awaiting partner return
“He Hath brought many captives to Rome’- Prisoner get ups (1 to 11 each time up)
There was not time, but the next exercise would have been: “Might you become master of your fate through choice”- Challenge a partner at any move until song change (race, merkins, wall sits, etc)- winner could skip Rebel run
Song XI: Vehicle by Ides of March (3 min Rebel Run around the AO- returning to the flag/coupons)
Mary: “Without training they lacked knowledge, without knowledge they lack confidence, without confidence they lack victory”
Songs XII and XIII: Beware the Ides of March by The Shotgun Messengers, I can’t Hold Back by Survivor
“Let’s Carve him as a dish fit for the Gods”- 15x American Hammers (with Coupon as option)
“Dogs of War” – 15x Downward to Upward Dog Merkins
“The Abuse of Greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power”- Merkin Ring of Fire
CoT- “Veni, Vidi, Vici” ( we came, we saw, we conquered) As a parallel to F3’s Plant, Grow and Serve, as well as Fitness (Show Up), Fellowship (learn), Faith (improve).
Naked Man Moleskin: As noted in previous backblasts, I overthink these things. I found myself uncomfortable last night trying to formulate a plan. I care deeply about keeping a standard on my Qs: I need to make it hard, so we all work, I need to make it not too hard so we can keep the Pax together, I need to make it interesting so Pax come back, but it cant be too complicated so we are spending the whole time explaining. I enjoy looking up the quotes, looking up the music, but its a little pedantic. Its always a work in progress, but hopefully the passion is palpable.
Jim Peterik grew up in Berwyn, lives in Hinsdale, and we found out he works out with Full House at Lifetime!