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Round Two

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Thick Flak

Thick Flak

 

Mind – Competitors know about the pre-game jitters. The excitement of the moment, the adrenaline, the fear of the unknown, all contribute to the butterflies dancing in your stomach. There have been many studies on how stress can actually improve performance up to a certain point. Stress and anticipation heightens senses and can focus energy. It can also be crippling. I am in constant awe when I read about what the greatest generation did during WW II. I had the opportunity of meeting a B-17 turret gunner who flew 117 missions and made it back alive. Statistically this was next to impossible from 1942-43 when Sergeant Roth started flying; the time before the allies still had not established air superiority. Tour length was established at 25 missions, but many didn’t make it that far.  The thing that is amazing is the bravery it took to go on mission number 2, 3, 4 and so on. The first mission was fueled by bravado and curiosity, after that it was pure guts when reality set in and their friends didn’t return.  I asked Sergeant Roth what kept him going, he said it was his sense duty and commitment to his brothers.  Imagine what we could all accomplish with that kind of dedication.

 

 

Battle Damage - Photo by WWIIzone.com

Battle Damage – Photo by WWIIzone.com

 

Cheers

AJAX a.k.a. “The Raging Scotsman”

 

 

The Raging Scottsman and Rachel Marosko

The Raging Scottsman and Rachel Marosko

 

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Leg Day - Photo by Crossfit Pride.com

Leg Day – Photo by Crossfit Pride.com

 

Body – Strength, Leg Day

 

Wingman

5 minutes of jump ropes

5 minutes of 12-24” box jumps

 

4 rounds of

25 Air Squats

25 Walking Lunges

25 Standing Calf Raises

25 Burpees

 

Flight Leads

5 minutes of jump ropes

5 minutes of 12-24” box jumps

 

3 Sets Each of

25x 25 lbs. kettle bell swings

10x 95 lbs. squats

10x 45 lbs. lunges

10x Good Mornings

10x 45 lbs. straight leg deadlifts

10x 45 lbs. calf raises with shrug

 

 

Instructors

300 double unders

5 minutes AMRAP 24” box jumps

 

3 Sets Each of

25x 50 lbs. kettle bell swings

10x 225 lbs. squats

10x 95 lbs. lunges

10x 45lb good mornings

10x 135 lbs. straight leg deadlifts

10x 225 lbs. calf raises with shrug

 

 

Weapons Instructor Course

500 double unders

5 minutes AMRAP 36” box jumps

 

3 Sets Each of

25x 50 lbs. kettle bell swings

10x 315 lbs. squats

10x 135 lbs. lunges

10x 45lb good mornings

10x 225 lbs. straight leg deadlifts

10x 225 lbs. calf raises with shrug

 

Finish with 1000m all out row

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Recipe of the Day

 

 

Killer Chilli

Killer Chilli

 

Turkey Chili with Bacon and Ginger Snaps

Rachel Ray’s chili heavily modified by AJAX

Photo by AJAX

 

Serves – 8

 

Prep time – 36 (HARRRUMP) minutes active, 50 minutes total

Nutrition – 500 calories,  44 grams protein, 27 grams fat, 18 grams carbs

 

 

Ingredients

 

1.5 pounds ground turkey

6 slices super thick bacon, ½ inch strips

1 pound top sirloin steak, DICED!

1 large sweet yellow onion DICED!

1 fresh jalapeno, DICED!

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce

4 Tablespoons of Pete’s hot sauce

2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire

1 teaspoon Tobasco

½ cup of brown sugar

8 ground ginger snaps, about ¾ cup

½ cup of chili powder

2 teaspoons of salt

1 Tablespoon of ground black pepper

¾ cup of beef stock

½ cup of sour cream

1 cup of plain Greek yogurt

 

 

Bacon is key

Bacon is key

 

Directions

 

Gather all the ingredients.  Cut the sirloin into quarter to half inch cubes.  Slice the bacon into half inch strips.  Dice the onion, jalapeno, and crush the garlic.  Chop the ginger snaps in a food processor until fine crumbs. Combine in a medium bowl the tomato sauce, Worcestershire, hot sauce, Tobasco, brown sugar, and crumbed ginger snaps.  Combine in a separate bowl the yogurt and sour cream.

 

Photo 7 

Cook the bacon in a large pot until the fat is rendered and starting to crisp, about 6 minutes. Add the turkey and the sirloin and cook on high heat until browned, about 10 more minutes.  Add to the turkey, sirloin, salt, pepper, and chili powder, cooking for 1 more minute.  Add the onion, jalapeno and garlic cooking until softened, about 6 minutes.  Add the tomato, Worcestershire, hot sauce, gingersnap mixture, bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.  Add ½ cup of beef stock and simmer to desired consistency, about 10-15 minutes.

 

Photo 8 

Serve with yogurt sour cream mixture and garnish with cilantro and saltine crackers.

 

 

MackNBee taste rating 3 out of 4

AJAX ease of prep rating 4 out of 4

 

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Spirit – Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

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