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Sheldon returns

70 degrees, mostly clear, damp grass for 8 PAX- Jay-Z, Tofu, Crabby PO, Piper, Shamu, Maestro, Tiptoe, Daisy-QIC

Warm-up

Shoulder pretzels IC- 20

Sprinkler w/ legs IC- 10

Cross over tow touch- 30 sec each side

Willie Mays hays OYO

Scorpion

The Thang:

Mosey to happy place:

Aiken legs- 20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 each leg), 20 split jacks

Walk like and Egyptian to bathhouse

Sheldon Cooper between bathhouse and large shelter (10 burpees, 10 squats, 10 merkins, 10 big boys, lap, decrease number by one all the way to one)

Ring of Fire:

Abyss merkins 10

Dips- 10

Mary:

X-factor 15OYO

Windshield wipers 10IC

Weezy Jeffersons 20 OYO

Moleskin:

Not much chatter to start the morning. Appears everyone is recovering from the start of the fair this weekend! After a round of Aiken legs grumble started as Walk like an Egyptian brought some burn to the legs despite not being a huge distance. More grumble followed when told what the “Sheldon Cooper” was. Tofu led the way proving once again- youth and long legs would be nice for the older fellas! A good mental push morning for everyone that posted today. Hoping to get more back for Wednesday- I am sure many of us will have some elephant ears or funnel cakes to work off as fair week continues!

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” -Vince Lombardi

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Suicide party

9 PAX on this beautiful 58 degree June morning.

Pew Pew, Maestro, Oompa Loompa, Jay-Z, IM, Wapner, Humdinger, Gasman, Daisy- QIC

Warm up-

Lat stretches

Wall stretches

Sprinklers- 10IC

Sumo squats- hold for 3, 15IC

Ham string stretch- r over l/ l over r

SSH- 20IC

Mosey to basketball courts:

The Thang:

Doracide- 100 merkins, 200 LBC, 300 squats, 400 overhead claps while partner runs a suicide, then swap until total is reached.

Mosey to tennis courts

Agassis:

Defensive slide

Frolic

Forward/ backwards

Mosey to stairs:

Stair suicide

Indiana run to flag:

Mary:

LBCF 20IC

X factor- 15OYO

Side plank dips- 5 each side

Canoe for 30 seconds

Moleskin:

Not much chatter this morning as we started, but grumbling grew as we made our way through the workout. Indian run brought no excitement- YHC mentioned it could have been a prison run! All-in-all a good sweat worked up either from the humidity, the workout or both. Double digits still eluding us. We know the numbers are there. Hoping as better weather seems to be more prominent, more will come back out. We can only be better men if we put in the work to become better men- here’s to putting in the work!

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Up and over, ATM, blasters and more!

63 degrees, cloudy- trying to dry out morning on this Friday. 9 PAX- Wapner, Piper, IM, Crabby PO, Bambi, Jay-Z, Oompa Loompa, Popeye, Daisy- QIC
Warm up:
Moroccan night clubs 20IC
Shoulder pretzels- 20IC
Lat stretches OYO
Sprinklers 10IC
Side lunges 10IC
Leg stretching OYO
Mosey to happy place-
Circuit Work
Station 1- Happy Place
Leg blaster
Prison Run
Station 2- bath house
Dips-15; inclined merkins 10
Run
Station 3- large shelter house
Up and overs 10
10 pistol squats each leg- on bench for bigger challenge
Carioca
Station 4 – end of sidewalk
ATM- 15 shoulder taps each shoulder, 10 Tempo merkins, 10 merkins
Imperial walker to Happy Place
Rinse and repeat for duration
Mosey to flag
Mary:
Bruce Lees- hammer, leg raise, lbc, heal touch, crunchy frog, 100- 20 reps of each
Rinse and repeat
Moleskin:
Early conversation about putting EH on more people and pushing those that aren’t here to come back more often- were talking to you Hummdinger CubbyBlue, and Smell good- among others! Hoping others recover soon to get the numbers up. Workout completed 4 rotations with 2 rounds of Bruce Lees. About 2.25 miles in distance. All in all, lots of good sweat had working through the sore legs from Wednesday. Up and overs were something different. Picnic benches are thinner than thought for the step down. Name-O-Rama this morning for Jay-Z 2.0. Welcome to Oompa Loompa as the newest member to Black Cat! Not sure we made it as a group with our weight loss challenge- scale will be there Monday for an updated weight and hopefully a more serious June!!!! Let’s also make it a goal for each PAX to bring one new guy this month! This is a great group that many others could benefit- let’s find them and get them here!!!!! Enjoy the last day of May!!!
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Frog and turtles and rabbits

8 PAX for a beat down on this 45 degree moist morning.

Bambi, Wapner, Jay-Z, Crabby PO, IM Piper, Pew Pew, Daisy- QIC

Warmup:

Shoulder pretzels- 20IC

Sprinkler- 15IC

Up straddle hops- 20 each leg OYO

Side lunges- 10IC

Individual stretching of tight areas OYO

Tortoise and hare:

Partner up- tires or blocks

One partner with rucksack starts lap around petting zoo other completes exercise then runs and swaps. Continue exercise until total reached than move on to next exercise.

5 burpees- total of 50

10 outlaws- total of 100

15 merkins- total of 150

20 big boys- total of 200

25 squats- total of 250

At completion of each lap- leap frog 5 blocks.

Mary:

Squats ring of Fire- 10 each

X-factor- 10OYO

Moleskin:

8 PAX showed up as we celebrated National Frog Jumping Day (who makes these stupid holidays!?!?! But we gotta celebrate!) and revisited the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. Not enough tires to go around so we had one pair carry a block. Made it through 100 big boys and roughly 2 miles completed with the rucksack. One of these days we will get through the squats!!!! Grumbles about this workout- even Bambi quotes this might have been his roughest workout yet….. challenge accepted! Happy birthday goes out to Pew Pew- apologies from YHC for not getting some pickle workout to warm you up for the night. Conversation was that Popeye was not around this morning because he pulled a muscle celebrating his birthday on Friday- so please be careful as you celebrate, Pew Pew! Day ended with Jay-Z making sure Piper brought both his sacks for the workout on Wednesday- leaving lots of questions to be answered. Hope to see you all on Wednesday so we can figure out why Piper has two sacks! Let’s get back to double digits!

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Blackjack and a new record!

48 degrees, on a clear Wednesday.

9 posted:

IM

Crabby PO

Jay-Z

Pew Pew

Piper

Popeye

Humdinger

Zack Light- FNG

Daisy- QIC

Warm up- arm circles 10x each direction

Sprinkler w legs- 10x

Finkle swings 10 each leg

Peck stretch 30 sec

Lat stretch 15 sec each arm

Willie Mays hays OYO

Motivator from 11

Mosey to end of swimming pool

Thang:

Blackjack: 1 merkin run to next power pole, 20 LBC, run back. Each round increase merkin by one decrease LBC by 1 until 20 merkin and 1 LBC.

Indian run around outside of baseball diamond and back to flag

Mary:

25 flutter kick IC

15 pickle pointer IC

15 pickle pounder IC

Moleskin:

Legs were still burning from Monday’s workout. Lots of mumble about that to start the day! Excited to have an FNG show up and to learn he is gasman’s brother was a bonus. FNG will be giving Wapner a hard time when he sees him next since he invited him and was MIA. Glad to hear Gasman is doing well and should have him back in a little over a month! Mumble grew to loud groans when it was announced this would be our third straight motivator workout. Record from 11 was established- but no one seemed to be excited or proud of it- angry might fit the mood better. 7 of diamonds was planned to celebrate baseball season back in full swing, but blackjack took longer than anticipated, so an Indian run filled the remaining time. (210 merkins, 210 LBC and 2.7 miles put in today)

Encouragement to those that haven’t been in a while to come on back- even if you have to modify as needed. We would love to see you all back no matter the capacity!

Better weather is seeming to stick around- so let’s start putting on some heavy EH and grow our group to twenty posts each day by the end of the summer- if not sooner! Pass around guys you are working on to see if multiple EH doesn’t work a little stronger. Looking forward to another beat down on Friday!

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Stand by your man….. burp!!!!

53 degrees, cloudy and moist from overnight rain.

8 PAX- Piper, T-bone…er, Pew Pew, DC, Tulip, Wapner, IM, Daisy- QIC

Warm up:

Shoulder pretzels 17IC

Sprinkler- 15IC

Motivator- 8

Tempo Squats- 10IC

Willie Mays Hays- OYO

Burpees-8

The Thang:

Mosey to first shelter

10 burpees

Tammy Wynette circuit “stand by your man” variation of one man standing exercises and one man down exercises- 10 reps, switch, each PAX will do 100 of each exercise.

100 merkins/ 100 squats

Second shelter

10 burpees

100 big boys/ 100 lunges

3rd shelter

10 burpees

100 Mt climbers/ 100 SSH

4th Shelter

10 burpees

50 Peter Parker/ 50 dips

10 burpees

Mary:

30 sec side plank x2

American Hammer- 20 OYO

Crunchy Frogs- 20 OYO

Moleskin:

Despite the dampness- a beautiful day to workout! Spring temps are coming!!!!! And working out after a boilermaker victory makes it all the better! Shoulder pretzels were in honor of the 17 missed free throws to help encourage more makes from the line against Virginia, and motivator from 8 not only to help is get ready for Maestros next Q, but to celebrate Purdue’s upcoming elite 8 appearance on Saturday. Nice to have a couple visitors from Indy join us for the fun today! Thanks for making the trip DC and Tulip! A nice variety of up and down exercises today- and chatter about the excitement of “No Burpee April” being on the horizon. Remember 60 and 62 burpees on Saturday and Sunday! Took a little longer than expected to complete each set of Tammy- so cut 4th shelter in half and finished with burpees so we didn’t have to do any at home. Hoping the warm weather will get more early morning motivation for more men- and looking forward to having the spring breakers back in the fold next week! Safe travels for all- have a great weekend, and looking forward to a Piper Q on Monday!!!!!

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Introducing Sheldon Cooper

37 degrees, overcast, nice comfortable first day of Spring
5 PAX- Pew Pew, Piper, Maestro, Crabby PO, Daisy- QIC

Warm up:

Tempo squats- 15IC

Sprinklers- 15IC

Lat stretches

Peck stretches

Shoulder pretzels- 15IC

Grass pickers- 15IC

OYO stretches

Mosey to large shelter house

The Thang:

Sheldon cooper

10 burpees, 10 squats, 10 merkins, 10

Big boys- lap to bath house decrease reps to 9, back to large shelter decrease reps to 8, back and forth down to 1.

Mosey to happy place:

Tammy Wynette:

Partner- 10 merkins/ 10 squats- switch- alternate to 100 each (200 total)

Mary:

20 mt climbers

20 box cutters

20 mt climbers

20 Freddy Mercury

20 my climbers

20 hello dolly

20 mt climbers

20 LBCF

20 Mt climbers

Moleskin:

Five PAX showed up today to meet our new friend Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon did not disappoint and became quite annoying as we got down to the final numbers. But maestro kicked it into a higher gear for the last three or four rounds and inspired the rest of us to follow right behind. Piper states he wanted to do something hard because we didn’t need man boobs here- so after we were done with Sheldon, we tried another friend Tammy Wynette, famous for her song stand by your man. While we ran out of time to complete the circuit we did complete 120 reps of the total 200. Mary was more intense than it looked on paper. LBCF never disappoint. Not a bad days work for the first day of spring. Hoping to see more Friday before everyone heads their separate ways for Spring Break!

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A “fabled” workout

28 degrees and overcast in the gloom.

6 PAX- Popeye, Jay-Z, Humdinger, IM, Piper, Daisy- QIC

Warm-up:

Reachover arm stretches- each side

Crossover lat stretches- each side

Reach back pec stretch

Sprinklers with leg lifts- 10IC

Abe Vagoda- OYO pace

Grasspixkers- 15IC

OYO stretching what ever is still tight from Monday

The Thang:

Tortoise and Hare BOMBS

Partner up, one drags a tire around petting zoo while other does exercise. Once completed- you run to catch the ruck and swap places. Each PAX does 5 sets then switch exercise

5 burpees- total of 50

10 outlaws- total of 100

15 merkins- 150

20 big boys- 200

25 squats- 250

Mary:

Pretzel crunch- 15IC each side

Box cutters- 20 IC

American hammers 20 each side

Wheezy Jefferson 20OYO

Squats- 2 minutes.

Moleskin:

Chatter started the morning with discussion of body parts that are still sore from Monday. Sprinklers with the leg lifts worked the gluts and back a little more if you can keep your balance while doing them! “The Thang” was a good workout- especially dragging the tire up the incline and over the speed bump. The ropes didn’t hold up as well as the PAX- Had to replace them a couple times- Humdinger and Popeye were burning the rope up- destroyed it to the point they ended up having to ditch the rope and tire for the last lap. Jay-Z and IM eventually wore through theirs as well- while Piper and YHC has a flat strap that showed no wear- so next time we will use the better straps. Ran out of time to complete the BOMBS- so made up for it with 2 minutes of squats during Mary. All-in-all something different- got in a mile worth of tire dragging- hoping next time it will go off with no rope replacements and can make it through the BOMBS. Hope to see as many of you as can make it Thursday, 6:30 at Main Street for some F2 fun!

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Hanging with Mr. Cooper

32 degrees, snow covered ground with ice accenting the road says.

5 PAX- Pew Pew, Piper, Popeye, Crabby PO, Daisy- QIC

Warm up:

Sprinkler 20IC

Crossovers- each leg and hold for 30 sec

Arm crossovers- each arm 30 sec

Grasspckers 20IC

Any other stretching to get lose in the cold

Mosey to stone house:

The Thang:

Wilt chamberlain- 100 lbc, squat, flutterkick (each leg), lunge (50 each leg) run to second light post, exercise, back then exercise.

Walk like an Egyptian to Large Shelter House

The cooper- 10 squats, burpees, merkins (replace with jump lunges) then run to bathhouse decrease reps by one then back to large shelter house- decreasing all the way to 1.

Thigh master- lunge position up and down 4 count 15IC- each leg.

Mary:

Peter Parker Peter 16IC

Side plank 30 sec each side

Bay city scissors 20IC

Moleskin:

5 PAX braved the snow and ice this morning for a workout with a couple of our friends- Wilt and newbie to most of us (if not all) The Cooper. YHC was just glad his punishment for last Friday’s missed workout wasn’t working out alone! Those that made it today definitely got warm in the cold conditions. Lunges during the Wilt were tough as trying to find a non-slick place to do 100 lunges wasn’t easy. Running back and forth between the large shelter and the bathhouse also became rough as the snow got packed down from each lap, making it slicker each round. Total of 2.6 miles ran this morning along with our 55 burpees, made Mr. Cooper rough- but we made it and are all better men for it! Though it was rough- consensus was Cooper will probably come hang again to push us some more. Glad to redeem from Friday’s fiasco- still waiting to see if a punishment is to follow! See you all Wednesday!

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Frozen Bermuda Triangle

1 degree (-18 with windchill according to weather channel) on a cloudy brisk morning with winds gusting up to 15 mph (again according to weather channel)

9 PAX- Pew Pew, Piper, Popeye, Wapner, Jay-Z, IM, Crabby PO, Maestro, Daisy- QIC

Warm up:

Lat stretches OYO

Shoulder pretzels- 20IC

Sprinkler- 15IC

Whole body stretches- OYO

Grass pickers- 15IC

OYO loosen whatever may still be tight

Tempo squats- 10IC

The Thang:

Mosey to happy place:

Start Frozen Bermuda Triangle

Aiken legs- 20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 each leg), split jacks (10 each leg forward)

Run to large shelter house-

ATM- 15 alternating shoulder taps (4 count), 10 tempo merkins, 10 fast merkins

Run to bath house-

Bruce lees-20 hammers, leg lifts, lbc, heel touches, crunchy frogs, 100s

Run back to happy place

Rinse and repeat for duration (4 rotations completed)

Mary:

Bay city scissors- 10IC

Moleskin:

Great turnout for our coldest morning in the gloom this year. Could have had 10 PAX if one (Huffy- that’s right- I will throw you under the bus!!! 😁) that woke up to tell us they weren’t coming this morning would have just gotten out of bed and braved the cold with us…. but I digress. Chatter about the crucial cold coming next week was a big topic this morning. How many layers can you put on before you are not able complete some of these exercises???? Ice along the route between stations slowed our runs, but each station brought the burn this morning. Box jumps became curb jumps or step ups by the last rotation, and YHC hard a hard time doing ATM cadence on the last round as well. And Bruce never disappoints. Overall, thought it was a good all-around workout that might get even better results in warmer weather. Looking forward to see if the weather people keep their streak of accurate weather predictions intact and taking the weekend to mentally prepare for the arctic tundra that will await us this next week.

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