AO: Buff

When: 01/28/2020

PAX:

Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: Carmen SanDiego, Chitwood, Harp, Homeboy, Nets, Prospector, The Mole,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: The Mole


The BackBlast:

Intro:

Kobe Bean Bryant was many things.  To us, he was a basketball player, a champion, an Oscar Award winner, a celebrity, a superstar.  But to Vanessa, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri he was much much more than that.

Warm-o-Rama:

Mosey around front loop
24 SSH (Kobe’s number in latter half of career)
8 Weed Pickers (Kobe’s number at start of career)

The Thang:

Partner carry around front loop (for Championship #1.  After their first championship Kobe jumped into Shaq’s arms.  Also, championships aren’t won without teamwork and working together)

13 – Burpees with KB  (Kobe was drafted 13th overall by Charlotte Hornets)
20 – Lunges with KB (Kobe played 20 seasons)
18 – Alternating Shoulder Taps with KB (Kobe was 18 time All-Star)
15 – Curls (Kobe was selected to All-NBA team 15 times)
11 – Kettlebell swings (1-arm) (Kobe was selected to All-NBA Defensive team 11 times)

Partner carry around front loop (Championship #2)

60 – Merkins (Kobe scored 60 points in his last game in 2016
81 – American Hammers (Kobe scored 81 points – 2nd most in NBA history – in a game against Toronto)
26 – Mountain Climbers in cadence (Kobe had 26 fifty point games…. also 6 sixty point games… and 134 forty point games.)
41 – Big boy situps  (Kobe lived 41 years)
13 – Alternating partner KB swings and burpees (a Buff favorite)  (This one is for Gianna.  Kobe’s daughter lived 13 years before the helicopter accident on Sunday)  PAX were encouraged to think of their 2.0s during this difficult exercise

Partner carry around front loop (Championship #3)

Repeat first round of exercises.  13, 20, 28, 15, 11

Partner Carry around front loop (Championship #4)

Running out of time

1-minute of defensive step-slides between cones.
1-minute of jumping wall taps (gotta get those rebounds)
1-minute of overhead press.  (strong shoulders for good jump shot)

QIC ran out of time for the last partner carry for Championship #5.
Also ran out of time for the last 1-minute exercise.
The 4 minutes of exercises at the end were in honor of Kobe’s 4 daughters.  To show that he was more than just a basketball player.  He was DADDY to four beautiful girls.  And to Vanessa he was her Hubby.

COT:

QIC shared from Psalm 90.  “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
No one is guaranteed anything.  It is a gift.  Living with the humility of numbering our days aright allows us to have and live with wisdom.
Announcements for The Mole speaking and sharing at Friday breakfast at Family Traditions.
Also announcement for ManCamp at Dory’s place in Rebecca, GA.  Contact Dory or Alcoa to HC.

Naked Man Moleskin:

As everyone has heard by now, Kobe Bryant died on Sunday morning in a helicopter accident.  Among the other passengers were three teenage girls on their way to play a basketball game.
YHC lost a friend in our teenage years to cancer.  Learning young that nothing is guaranteed.
Hug your little 2.0’s and snuggle them.  Hug your older 2.0’s and tell them that you are proud of them.  Make every effort to SHOW your M that you love her and you cherish her and you honor her.  Light up her life with your adoration and praise and love.  You truly never know if it will be the last time she ever hears those words from your lips.
Kobe Bryant is famous for his “Mamba Mentality”.  He articulates this as a way of life.  Not an attitude.  Not a regimen.  A way of life.  The Mamba Mentality just means to “get better every day”.  At whatever you are pursuing.  Maybe that’s relationally.  Maybe that’s professionally.  Maybe that’s physically.  Pursue GETTING BETTER.  Not arriving at a destination.  Not achieving something.  Simply getting better.
What do you want to get better at?

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