Son, Brother, Husband, Coach, Friend, Inspiration.

We Miss You Mike

November 3rd, 1982 - November 28th, 2013

"...On this day I don't care if I die today because I've given everything I could possibly give, that you've given me, to somebody else.

I've lifted them up.

I've taken my heart and I've put it in their soul to drive them to success ; and on this day I'm okay with death because today I'll die a champion."

   -Mike Barwis

FRIDAY, 28NOVEMBER2014 - Work For Mike

One year ago, on Thanksgiving morning, I was sitting in Charlotte Douglas International Airport when I received the call that  my friend, Mike Jenkins had died. Losing Mike was not only tragic for his family, wife and all of his friends, it was tragic for the entire world.  Not only because of his amazing outlook on life but because we lost one of the few individuals who actually "got it".  He understood what it meant to chase his dreams, take risks and actually live life instead of just surviving it. 

Just like last year and every year forthcoming, we will remember you in a way that would make you proud.  We will be thinking of you every rep and we all know that you are looking down on us, pushing us to go longer, harder and heavier than we believe we can go, in a way that only you could do.  

We all miss you terribly, and this one is for you, brother. 

Use doubles and singles to work up to a 1RM Squat.

Then load the bar with 70% of that number and complete:
3 Minutes of squats... The bar does not leave your back for the entirety of the set. 
3 Minutes Rest
2 Minutes of Squats
2 Minutes Rest
1 Minute of Squats

CONDITIONING - As Many Rounds As Possible in 20 Minutes
5 Tire Flips
20 Sledgehammer Swings
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