It was a capacity crowd at Dufresne’s for the October 15 edition of Hopebuilder (Insert Harry Caray voice over here).  The PAX planted the VSF and kept bringing the one-liners and laughs throughout the workout.  

The Thang:

Leg Presses – (alternating) sets of 10 x 2
Leg Lifts – (alternating) sets of 10 x 2
Leg Rolls – (alternating) sets of 10 x 2
Core Sit Ups – sets of 10 x 10
Happy Jacks – (oblique side to side) sets of 10 x 10
Elbow/Bicep Squeezes – aka Chicken Wings – (alternating) 2 x 15
Diamond Arm Push–aka Checkin’ the Animal for Weapons–(alternating) 2 X 15
Pile Drivers (alternating) 2 x 15
Bicep Extension with the rubber band (arms in 45 degree angle, extend arms down and toward the floor) – set of 20 x 2
Arm Extension (again with rubber band, arms straight out, push arms/hands toward the floor) – set of 20 x 2
The Hand L&R (alternating) set of 10 (using hand weight, hand extended out like you’d shake hands, moving left and right)
The Hand Up & Down (alternating) set of 10 (no weights, hand stretched out with palm facing the floor, move hand up and down)
Wax On Wax Off (alternating) set of 10
Milking the Cow (alternating) set of 10 (using pink foam cube for hand strength – working to get another foam cube so we can do some utter work).


Prayers of strength for Dufresne –  physical, mental, and spiritual. He’s making great progress and every member of the Pax encouraged him to keep fighting as we closed out.  Continued prayers around Dufresne, MDufresne, and their two children.  This is a long road (as a number of us now understand after reading Erica’s book) and we will be along side putting one foot in front of the other.


Great to have Fazio, Money Hose, and Orwell post again to Hopebuilder.  Friar Tuck will be QIC this Thursday and joined by Abu Nazir, Cinderella, and YHC.

The most laughable part of the workout was after COT when we asked Dufresne where he went to college (Jacksonville State University) and which fraternity he was in.  Dufresne made a point of emphasizing JSU’s mascot was the Gamecock.  Imagine four guys huddled around our brother Dufresne trying to speak Greek by spelling this out.  Seriously, Money House wasn’t kidding with his tweet yesterday.

To keep up with interest in joining Dufresne and to keep pushing him, we are added Friday workouts to the mix.  Workouts begin this Friday, October 18 at 4:00 PM.  See the Google Doc link below to sign up.