It’s a Wonderful Life Beatdown

AO: Olympiad

BeatDown Date: 12/13/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names:

Nomad, Fish n Chips, Picasso, Ex Lax, Silver Bullet, Atlas, Casket, Oracle

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: N/A

QIC: Casket


Hey Boys. Come join us at Olympiad ITG…you will realize you have a Wonderful Life, but the Beatdown may make you wish you were never born.


Warm-Up- 5 Min
20- Arm Circles
20 Arm Stretches
20- Weed Pickers
20- SSH
Plank to “Jingle Bell Rock”, doing a Merkin everytime you hear Jingle.

The Thang

The Thing- 25- 30 Min
“It’s a Wonderful Life”, made in 1946, is the best movie ever made. Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a man whose life has not turned out how he thought it would be. Every time he thought he could start moving toward his dreams, something happens to hold him back. He becomes very discouraged and even considers taking his own life, until he gets some help from up above. An angel, Clarence, shows him what the world would be like if he’d never been born.
We are going to turn back the clock to the year you were born, as we Mosey counter-clockwise in the Olympiad loop. We will stop along the way, and each time, you will do the following, according to the year you were born.
First Digit-Burpees
Second Digit- Squats
Third Digit- Big Boy Situps
Fourth Digit- Merkins
(Example- born in 1966 = 1 Burpee, 9 Squats, 6 Big Boy Sit-ups, 6 Merkins)

As you do this…think about what life would be like if you’d never been born…how would this affect your wife, your kids would not exist, your workplace, your extended family, your church.

Once we make it around the loop, we will turn around and go clockwise around the loop. Every time we stop, we will come back to 2021, and we will do:
20- Lunges
21- Rocky Balboas

20- LBC
20- Suzanne Somers- each side

20- Side Straddle Hops
21- Flutter Kicks

20- Plank Jacks
21- High Knees

20- Merkins
21- Big Boy Situps

5- 10 minutes of Mary- rotating (go back to warm-up area)

Back in Time- Huey Lewis & The News
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
1999- Prince
Beat It- Michael Jackson
Aint No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Help!- The Beatles
Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis
Buffalo Girls- Pete Seeger
Auld Lang Syne- Guy Lombardo

Circle of Trust

George Bailey realized he really had “A Wonderful Life” and that there would be quite a void if God had not created him. Did you HIM think about this? Do you understand that your life matters- A LOT!
Acts 17:24-27
New International Version
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.

Prayer Requests for Picasso’s daughter’s 15th Birthday and Atlas’ student, Mackenzie with health issues.

Naked Man Moleskin

It was difficult and impactful for these HIM, and I believe it got them thinking about the value of their life, just like “It’s a Wonderful Life” always does for me. Mission Accomplished!

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