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Fran and ROOTCamp


Fran and ROOTCamp

A Special Kind of Torture
By: Jim Kienholz

I ignore the fear.
Otherwise I wouldn’t be here.
I check the board
Oh Lord….
The evil one …..Fran
Will she make me a he-man
Or make me beg for my afghan
My heart wants a PR.
My brain wonders about the ER.
With a barbell in front of me
Misery loves company.
But given my druthers
I wouldn’t trade this band of brothers.
The music may be blaring but I hear not a peep
Before the 3…..2…..1…..Beep
Put it all on the line
My mind forgets the world
As the reps are unfurled
Where did the oxygen go
With all this to and fro
I must endure this pain
To be master of my domain
Or I could just be insane
To desire this strain
The end of the line
When I yell…TIME
I collapse to the floor
Not having any more
I am no longer fearful
For I see my sweat angel
A Special Kind of Torture they shout.
Will they see me tomorrow? Without a doubt.

Collin during the row/front squat/GHD/box jump workout. Collin has a motor!


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2 Responses

  1. Olivia

    Jim, I hope you got the flow to go with those rhymes.. I interpreted your poem as a “rap” and I’m pretty sure I interpreted right.
    They must call you lil jim for a reason.