school he's helping turn around in the South Bronx with an amazing team.
Following the trip to New York, my wife and I returned to her parents' home in Connecticut in the town where we both went to high school. Every day since then, I've met with someone different from my past with the highlight being the workout I led with my high school alma mater's football team. They won the Connecticut Class L State Football Championship last fall, and will press hard to repeat this season. The workout included The Give Team 15 as a warm up and about 3 miles running with 3 cinder blocks with three groups of 10 guys. Everyone finished tired, and on the path to getting stronger.
Overall, it's been a nice break away from Florida with cooler weather.
I put together a training plan for The Spartan Beast, which will be a beast. The training program will need to reflect that fact, with a common theme being MOVEMENT. There will be NO DAYS OFF this plan because movement is the foundation of momentum, and MOMENTUM IS MAGIC.
For those following along at home, here are the Week -1 and Week 1 Plans. Don't worry. It'll get harder. And remember, if you can't see the sweat, you're doing it wrong. BE STRONG! GIVE MORE!
Prep Week / Day -7: Monday, July 23
Prep Week / Day -6: Tuesday, July 24
Prep Week / Day -5: Wednesday, July 25
Prep Week / Day -4: Thursday, July 26
Prep Week / Day -3: Friday, July 27
Prep Week / Day -2: Saturday, July 28 - TEAM WORKOUT
Prep Week / Day -1: Sunday, July 29
Week 1 / Day 1: Monday, July 30
Week 1 / Day 2: Tuesday, July 31
Week 1 / Day 3: Wednesday, August 1
Week 1 / Day 4: Thursday, August 2
Week 1 / Day 5: Friday, August 3
Week 1 / Day 6: Saturday, August 4 - TEAM WORKOUT
Week 1 / Day 7: Sunday, August 5
**If you want to know what comprises The Give Team 15, hit the link and it'll take you to the blog post that lists the exercises.
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Brad Mason is head coach of The Give Team, and a firm believer that no matter how little you think you have, you ALWAYS have something to give. So give more. Give more smiles, more compliments, more focus, and more effort.