Backblast #298 – Kraut’s Shake Weight Birthday Party


Preblast via Slack: “I have the Q tomorrow at the stairs! A leader is a person responsible for the outcome, and only you can lead your life. So set the alarm, get out of bed, meet me in the gloom, and take responsibility for the outcome of your life. WHERE ARE MY HCS!?”

AO – The Stairs, 32F

[0530 – Core Principles recited to 11 Pax] – Bald Eagle, Basic Bro, Hank the Tank, Snoop, Hanz, Dapends, Crosswalk, Annastasia, Sex Panther, Mad Cow, and Kraut (QIC).

Motivators from 5
20 Overhead Claps
20 Seal Claps
20 Mountain Climbers

The Thang

All pax were instructed to find a partner and follow YHC on a mosey around our AO. The workout for the morning consisted of 7 stations, at which each group of two pax would perform a total of 34 reps, as YHC turned 34 today.

34 Squats
34 Overhead Log Presses
34 LBCs
34 Lunges
34 Merkins
34 BBS
34 Shake Weights / SSH

For the last station YHC purchased a used Shake Weight at the thrift store and one partner had to do 34 “shakes” while the other did SSH, then flap jack.


Count-O-Rama / Name-O-Rama

The Q is a Leader who takes responsibility for Outcome

*Leader: a man who is what a Leader is and does what a Leader does

*Outcome: what happens and fails to happen, whether good or bad

Taking Responsibility for the Outcome is a three-step process

The first step in taking responsibility for Outcome is to know what it is you want to happen. Having Vision (seeing the Outcome) is part of what a Leader does. If the Leader does not have a clear destination in mind, how can anyone follow him there?

The second step is to devise a course of action (a COA) that has a substantial likliehood of success. A COA is a planned Movement to solve a Problem or achieve an Outcome. It is the path that will lead to realization of the Vision.

The third step is to demonstrate Commitment, the Leader’s unwavering loyalty and determination to both Mission and the well being of the Members of his Group.

All three steps are necessary. Without Vision, a Leader won’t know where he his going, without a COA he won’t know how to get there and without Commitment no one else will trust him enough to follow him.

Mad Cow has the Q on Wednesday
Hasselhoff strong armed some of us into doing the GORUCK Tough/Light in Detroit
Hump Day Happy Hour on Wednesday at Railtown Brewing.

Kraut – Out