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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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Upsetting the gods???

31 degrees- slight mist, snow and ice covered ground.

10 PAX- Wapner, Popeye, Jay-z, IM, Crabby-PO, Pew Pew, Huffy, Maestro, Piper, Daisy QIC

Warm-up:

Shoulder pretzels 20IC

Lat stretch 30 seconds each side

Sprinkler 15IC

Grass pickers 15IC

Stretch legs OYO

Mosey to large shelter house

Thang:

Wave of merkins up to 10- hold plank (Not back down)

Wave of squats up to 10- hold Al Gore (Not back down)

Wave of LBCs up to 10- hold boat or canoe (Not back down)

20 merkins

Mosey back to flag

Mary:

Box cutters 20IC

Wheezy Jefferson 10IC

Plank for 30 seconds

Walkerstrong- 2minutes

Moleskin:

Today YHC thought we would push the envelope and try something new. Not sure it went how I thought it would go. But there was definitely some burning going on. Due to the ice on the roads and in the shelter house- gathering took place outside of the large shelter house which made things a little colder. LOTS of grumble- during the wave of merkins, and evidentially the gods were unhappy because a random snowball hit YHC….. couldn’t have been a fellow PAX as we were all holding planks! You know it’s a rough go when even Piper is complaining! Squats were not as bad- lots of conversation during squats and excitement over the free meal provided by IM for F2 this evening. Amazingly no conversation during the wave of LBC! Must be tough to chatter when the abs are engaged in boat or canoe! Lived and learned from this exercise routine Made it up to 10, but not back down. Not sure this routine will see the light of day again- but it was an interesting try.

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First BOMBS dropped in the new year

30 degrees, clear and cool this morning.

3 PAX- Gasman, Crabby PO, Daisy-QIC

Warm up

Shoulder pretzels 20IC

Sprinklers 15IC

Grass pickers 20IC

OYO stretching to losen up what is tight

Mosey to happy place

Ring of Fire

Dips, al gore/ squats, planks/ merkins 15 each

Mosey to tunnel

BOMBS

Burpee- 50

Overhead Claps- 100

Merkin- 150

Big Boy- 200

Squats- 250

Mosey to happy place

Mary:

Box cutter- 15IC

LBCF- 20 OYO

Freddy Mercury 15IC

Imperial Walkers 45 sec.

Moleskin:

Small but mighty group today as 3 battled through the bombs this morning. Comments were made how weird it was with Christmas lights now off. Burpees were thought to not be fun until the big boys showed up. Hard to run when you have a hard time standing up straight! Lots of discussion about losing some pounds this year- hoping as school gets back in session the PAX numbers get bigger so we can all accomplish our weight goals! Especially since the winter seems to be mild for a bit longer! Hope everyone enjoys the last weekend of Christmas break and hope to see everyone on Monday!!!!

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A Bruce and Dora party

31 degrees, cloudy, dry in the gloom.

9 PAX- Wapner, Bambi, Pew Pew, Jay-Z, Popeye, Piper, Gasman, Crabby PO, Daisy-QIC

Warm up:

Shoulder pretzels- 20 IC

Sprinklers- 15 IC

Grass pickers- 15 IC

Willie Mays Hayes- OYO

Free stretch to loosen what is needed- OYO

Thang:

Mosey to Happy Place:

ATM

Frolic through lights to basketball court

Doracides (100 merkins, 200 LBSs, 300 Squats, 400 Overhead- while partner does burpee suicide)

Frolic back through lights to Happy Place:

Leg Blaster

Mosey to Flag

Mary:

Bruce Lees- 20 reps each- American Hammer, Leg raises, LBCs, heel touches, crunchy frogs, 100s

3 sets

Moleskin:

Good morale this morning- chatter about kids music programs brought good laughter- that and farmers eating by 5pm- anything else is too late! An ATM started things with the arms- YHC actually admitted that being a little rougher than remembered. Mumble was minimum during Doracides- and 400 overhead claps- comment was made that the drive home would be rough- it sure was interesting! Bruce Lees third set brought many grumbles and rounded out what felt like a full body workout today! Hoping that the arms recover in time for blocks “Festivus” on Friday!