One of my very favorite things in the fire service was when we would respond to a call that was "crazy". This obviously could mean a ton of different things, but the weirder and more insane the incident, the better I would feel in it. I remember climbing trees in full turnouts, breathing apparatus and a hose on me to get over a wall to make access to a fire. Or being hung over a cliff to get a victim, or climbing up a cliff to put out a fire by a bottle rocket. But what I remember was that I would get almost a feeling of euphoria when I would just jump into action. I'm not saying it was just some unthought of, fly by the seat of my pants, sort of cowboy stuff. But when we got there, I would quickly come up with a plan and then go for it. If I would have thought about what would happen if it didn't work, or thought of all the bad things that might happen if I fell, or if something might happen to my ropes, or if the roof would come down. I didn't have time for these doubts and I just needed to do things right then. What I have learned about this and myself is that when you are confronted with a problem, you really have two options: do something or do nothing. If you are in the analyze mode, researching mode, going over all the things that MIGHT happen mode, then nothing is happening. When nothing happens, then its just that...nothing is happening. And when you are doing something, then at least you are moving and you can adapt on the move. Sure there is a chance that it might be the wrong choice. But if I had my choice, I'd at least like to go out fighting instead of just sitting there paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong choice. Again, I'm not saying to make stupid decisions without thinking about them. I'm saying to quickly make your decision and then make some action happen!! :)
FEEL THE BURN!!!
INFERNO WARM UP X 2
Complete the following:
3 Stop Position Squat Snatch (14 min)
.......8 x 1 rep
*stop at each of the 3 position for 3 secs as you move through the snatch. 1) 2" off ground, 2) right at the knees, 3) high hang position.
**REMEMBER THE DRILL IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL MOVEMENT!
12 min Clock:
6 min AMRAP:
.......16 reps KB Swing (70/53, wt to get 20+UB)
.......12 reps T2B
.......8 reps S2O (185/125, 60%1RM, wt to get 18-22UB fresh)
2 min REST
4 min AMRAP:
.......12 reps KB SWING
.......8 reps T2B
.......6 reps S2O
MWOD: banded external rotation of shoulders, mash abs with WB, and forearms with lacrosse ball