Some mann -data for your Wednesday…
6 to 7% of men do not wear underwear on a regular basis. Say what?
14% of men are 6 feet or taller.
Guys brush their teeth an average of 4 times a week in the shower.
25 percent of men begin to see the first signs of hair loss before age 21.
The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories
More than 90 percent of American men believe in God, and five out of six call themselves Christians. But only one out of six attend church on a given Sunday.
The average man accepts the reality of Jesus Christ, but fails to see any value in going to church.
Males account for approximately 70 percent of all Ds and Fs in U.S. public schools.
Young men are about four times more likely to commit suicide as young women are.
5 chilly men showed up for Manndate this morning.
|1 minute of merkins|
|sit up presses|
|single arm deadlift|
|single leg deadlift|
pistol squats without, then with KB IC
|Renegade Rows each side IC|
|half kneeling press|
|side stepping swings|
|1 minute of merkins|
CAtch me if you Can:
1 partner KB side lunged around the bus loop, the other skipped to catch the lunger. Modified to Waiter carry for times sake.
Odd and Even Ladder:
1 Burpee, 2 Tricep Presses, 3 burpees, 4 Tricep Presses, repeato up til 10 then come back down the ladder.
1 partner does Mountain Donkeys, the other runs across the loop and back — switch until time is up.
30 seconds of Merkins to finish.
The data about men is startling and disturbing. I believe that most men are looking for more in life than their current lives are showing. We crave adventure, challenge and freedom. We loathe the ordinary, the mundane, the cookie cutter lives that some of us lead. We tend to gravitate towards the comfort of an easy chair when we should be on our knees lifting up another brother in prayer, in plank position doing merkins, or spending time with our family and friends. At times, I am guilty of trying to live that comfortable life and not doing what I need to do to spread hope or make myself a better person or inspire others to be awesome. Let’s challenge ourselves this week to not be one of the statistics, but to help change what is considered the norm!