Category: The Hill

Duke of York

Weather:  66 degrees, a few rain drops

PAX:

  1. Motorboat
  2. Tulip
  3. Clubber
  4. Headlock
  5. Cornwallis
  6. State
  7. FNG – Thumper
  8. Maize
  9. Snooki
  10. Nomad
  11. Logger

Disclaimer given

Warm Up:

  • 20 Side Straddle Hops
  • 10 Kick with twists
  • 10 Weed pickers
  • 10 Windmills
  • 20 Seal Jacks

Thang: The Duke of York

Mosey to bottom of the Hill

  • 10 Squats
  • Run 1/3 the way up the hill
  • 20 Monkey Humpers
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 30 Merkins
  • Run all the way up the hill
  • 40 Flutter Kicks
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 50 (25 Mt Climbers & 25 Merkins)
  • Run 1/3 the way up the hill
  • 40 ?
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 30 Low Dolly
  • Run all the way up the hill
  • 20 ?
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 10 Greenbay Packers
  • Run 1/3 the way up the hill
  • 20 ?
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 30 ?
  • Run all the way up the hill and back to the Shovel Flags

Warmup:

Recover Recover

Moleskin – Beater was going to Q and kick our butts but sick family members needed his attention. He text me a general overview of what he was thinking. It looked like a bad choice with a great theme so we did it. Modifications with each of the attending PAX responsible for choosing an exercise. There was a lot of tension when Clubber was choosing what we were doing 50 of – he made a smart decision by splitting it up into 2 groups of 25. We welcomed Thumper to the group, driving all the way up from Greenwood.

Thank you men!

Monday Ruckday

Weather:  66 degrees, and some rain

PAX:

  1. Motorboat
  2. Tulip
  3. Logger

Disclaimer given

Thang:

Motorboat, Tulip, and Logger set out for a Ruck. We headed North through a neighborhood and around to get in 2.62 miles at a 17:16 pace.

Recover Recover

Moleskin – We got a little wet on the way but the light rain was good for how thick and muggy it was outside

Thank you men!

6/4/2019 – Cosmo’s Compound

We’re not professionals….no one is responsible for you, except you…modify if/when needed.

Warm up 

SSH x15 IC

Mountain Warmup – 2x (up and down)

Warm up with exercises needed to walk to a mountain, climb a mountain and climb a tree on the mountain

High Knees (to the mountain path)

Mountain Climbers with a shift left/right (to climb the mountain

Global Warming (to find the tree on the mountain to climb)

Squat Jumps (to grab a limb on the tree to climb)

Vertical Mountain Climbers (to climb the tree)

Quick Stretch

Mosey to the back of the parking lot

Island run pyramid (with compound exercises) – Perform a round of exercises then run around a parking island (across the lot)

Round 1 – Spider Merkins x 5

Round 2 – Chair Sit with Overhead Claps X10

Round 3 – Twisting Lunges

Round 4 – Prison Burpees

Mosey to the “Outback” Building (Cosmo Name)

Balls to the wall w/Chicken peckers – 10 count IC, 5 rounds, different feet elevation each round

LBC w/high hands – 10x Group count (in-between Balls to the wall sessions)

Mosey back to cars

Stretch

COT

Moleskin

Low-60s, Clear and Fabulous

PAX:  Maize, Fresh Cut, Quick(ie), Brickyard, Zamboni, DC, Beater, One Direction (Down Streamer), Headlock, Khaki, Kindergarten Cop, Snooki, State, Logger, Motorboat, Cosmo (Q)

Moleskin

16 PAX posted on a beautiful morning for some compound exercises lead by YHC.  The morning started with something about Headlock’s girlie short shorts and leggings (ask him) and ended with everyone getting a pretty decent beat down.

The virgin run of the Mountain warm up was fun (others are welcome to it if interested) and got everyone warmed up.  The Island Pyramid worked to YHC’s expectations with the exception of the Prison Burpees…Q needed and received some help (and deserved ridicule) for jacking up the cadence multiple times…HOWEVER….all got in some good reps and were ready for the next exercise…or so they thought.

Chicken Peckers with elevated feet are ALWAYS fun and spur much mumble chatter (very suitable today) and the 5 rounds proved painful enough   for everyone…although Q wondered if it was hard enough as some were still ‘moving it’ pretty well back to the cars.

Great to have One Direction back while he’s in town as well as Kindergarten Cop and Snooki.

NICE WORK to men….keep posting….keep getting better…..keep passing it on.

Always a privilege, 

Cosmo

6/15/2019 – Ruckin’ Around with Cosmo

We’re not professionals….no one is responsible for you, except you…modify if/when needed.

Ruck to park (where we completed our last Murph)

At Location

Hanging Cable Hand Walk – On the cable apparatus (Murph pull up), hang and walk (hand-over-hand) around the perimeter of the apparatus.

Merkin x10 IC

Ruck to the shelter

Step up rucksack presses x10 each leg – OYO

Ruck out of park and thought the neighborhood, stopping at a grassy knoll along the way

Core work with lifted rucks

Flutter Kicks x25 IC

In The Morning x10 IC

Heels up rucksack press up x10 IC

Flutter Kicks x15 IC

Ruck to the Hill steps (increase pace for the last 200 meters)

Climb the steps

Return to cars

COT

Moleskin

Mid-60s, Overcast w/light rain

PAX:  Maize, Nomad, Snooki, Marshal, Knee High, Aggie, Alamo, Tulip, Thin Mint, Buck Shot (FNG), Cosmo (Q)

11 PAX posted for a rather soggy ruck and completed 3 MILES with 4 stops for exercises (nice work men).  Pace was awesome and allowed for discussion and catching up along the way.  The Cable Walk was tough in many ways, but will help get us in shape for more pull-ups.  Always good to see Logger who joined us for some Cable walking as a break from his run.  Mumblechatter was sufficient, especially during the core workout (something about wet grass) and YHC was happy to hear it.  The end-of-the-ruck trot seemed to be a PAX favorite as well.

Welcome Buck Shot (FNG)…nice work Aggie for EH’ing him!

Keep passing it along!

Good work by ALL!

Always a privilege, 

Cosmo

1st or 2nd F?

1st or 2nd F?

11 PAX posted for a very simple workout. Disclaimer was given and we got to it.

Warm Up

Arm circles

Side lunges

Weed Pickers

Stretch

The Thang

15 Reps On the Minute for 15 Minutes

Merkins

Low Dolly

Mary

Bring Sally Up (option to sub leg raise with merkins, which only Headlock took)

Recover!

Moleskin:

It doesn’t have to be complicated to make you stronger. We had a great time harassing guys for their music choice and for their age (sup Khaki). Thanks for posting.

Z

Monday Ruckday 6/10/19

Weather:  66 degrees, A little cloudy.

PAX:

  1. Motorboat
  2. Tulip
  3. Logger

Disclaimer given

Thang:

Motorboat, Tulip, and Logger set out for a Ruck. We headed East through a neighborhood and around, getting in 2.5 miles.

Recover Recover

Moleskin – The morning was really perfect. We rucked and chatted. Strong start to the week.

Thank you men!

D-Day Ruckout

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6/8/19

Q- Maize and Cornwallis
Pax- Fresh Cut, Clubber, Motorboat, Groupie, Snooki, Cosmo, Bulldog, Quick, FNG Brendan, Aggie, Brickyard, Tulip, Nomad

Debrief at 0655: Share a little about D-day
-1944 Operation “overlord”
-largest amphibious assault ever.
-Over 130,000 ground troops on the beach.
-Landed on 5 beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword
-Allies from over 30 countries came together to make it happen
-Soldiers were taking fire before the boats even hit the beach. Then they had to swim to get to the beach for cover.

First Movement:
You are all now in an LCVP (landing craft, vehicle, personnel) or Higgins boat.
To simulate this we are going to move in 2 columns/files, in silence. Think about what those guys where thinking about heading to the beach.
Our beach landing will be the fields just north on Hazel Dell.
Flag in the front.
Move as 1 unit. There should not be any gaps between you. Figure it out. If you can’t reach the guy’s ruck in front of you there will be casualties and you will have to carry the casualty.
Make sure you have crossing guards.
You have 15 minutes to get to the beach when we say go.

☑️ Made it successfully in less than 15 minutes.

Beach:

Once at the beach: Plant the flag and get in 1 rank (horizontal) with coupons out front.

Cornwallis and Maize  participate with alternating cadre after each exercise.

Instructions: Move as a unit. Your safety depends on it. Find a battle buddy your size.
1) Low crawl 50 Yards. We had 1 casualty, Groupie, whose low crawl was too high. He was dragged the final distance in.
2) Partner Drag: 25 yards then switch
3) Partner Bear Crawls ~15-20 yards each
4) Fireman’s partner carry ~100 yards total
5) Tunnel ruck drag
6) Overhead Ruck Squats x 15
7) Group sit ups with rucks x 15
Had an AAR (after action report) and rucked back.

COT

Moleskin:
– Everyone worked really hard this morning and I hope you enjoyed it. We enjoyed planning it and watching it unfold.
-Everyone was truly silent and getting their minds right on the ruck over.
-I loved seeing how everyone chipped in and helped each other out to be successful on the beach. Great team work.
-Mad props to Clubber for fireman carrying Cosmo! #beast! #respect
-Welcome FNG Alamo!

Keep posting and keep EH’ing!

Aye!

 

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Battle of the EH

Weather:  62 degrees, Partly cloudy with tension in the air.

PAX:

  1. Beater
  2. Cosmo
  3. Cornwallis
  4. Snooki
  5. Kindergarten Cop
  6. Nomad
  7. Khaki
  8. Brickyard
  9. Clubber
  10. State
  11. Headlock
  12. Motorboat
  13. Zamboni
  14. Tulip
  15. Marshall
  16. Kneehigh
  17. Quick
  18. Logger

Disclaimer given

Thang:

Team Nomad VS Team Headlock

  • Anyone you EH is on your team.
  • For each challenge, the captains agree when to start. They can choose to start before all PAX arrive

Battle Plans

Warm Up

  • 20 SSH
  • 10 Kick w/twist
  • 10 Weedpickers
  • 20 Seal Jacks
  • 10 Windmills

Stare Down

  • Merican Hold – Teams line up facing each other in high plank. Then drop into low mericans with elbows at 90 degrees and hold. You are DQ’d if you break 90. You can acknowledge it yourself or the other team can call you out.
    • 2 point for 2nd to last to hold it
    • 5 points for last holding low merican
    • 5 Points awarded to Team Headlock (Quick)
    • 2 Points awarded to Team Nomad (Cornwallis)
  • Squat Hold – Same line facing each other. Drop into low squat with quads parallel to ground. If you go to high or low it is a DQ. You call yourself out or the other team can call you out.
    • 2 point for 2nd to last to hold it
    • 5 points for last holding low merican
    • 7 points awarded to Team Headlock (5 for Beater, 2 for State)

Artillery (team currently in lead chooses who goes first)

  • Cannonball Fire – starting by the rockpile near the volleyball courts form a fireman’s ladder towards volleyball court. This will be timed – 2 minutes.
    • 1 designated thrower. (Tossing area will be marked)
    • 6 people must be in the fireman’s ladder (not including the thrower)
    • Anyone else can either join in the fireman’s ladder or hand rocks to the fireman’s ladder.
      • 1 point per rock thrown (must land in the sand)
      • 5 points for furthest rock thrown.
    • Once you are done and points are counted – you put away your own teams rocks.
    • 52 points awarded to Team Headlock (52 tossed)
    • 40 points awarded to Team Nomad (35 tossed with 5 for furthest)

Charge

  • Tarp Carry – one person (Must be regularly attending PAX – no recruiting your own kids) will be transported in a tarp from the bottom of the hill to the top. They can not be injured inroute. The team chooses the person. You are provided a rope and a tarp.
    • 5 points for winner
    • 5 points awarded to Team Nomad
  • Fortification – Stack 10 5 blocks without the tower falling in a + pattern (I’ll demonstrate). If your tower falls, you restart. The blocks must start at the top of hill (it will be marked) and be run down (it will be marked) and back up in order to add to the stack. Only one Block can be transported at a time. Captains can have as many people at the bottom or top of the hill as they want.
    • 5 points for winner
    • 5 points awarded to Team Headlock

Moleskin

After a month plus build up we met on the field of battle to test our speed and strength. Q received more questions than he was expecting, creating games is challenging. Cannonball fire drew the most controversy. The most competitive people popped out of the group – it was fun to watch. We finished with Team Headlock scoring 67 points. Team Nomad scoring 47 points.

Q had to skip Tug of War and shorten the Fortification challenge. If/when there is a next time, I’ve thought of modifiers to get this done in time and speed up some of the games.

Thanks Men, that was fun. Keep EHing!

 

 

Monday Ruck Run Day 6/3/19

Weather:  48 degrees, Clear skies and the sun is coming up early now.

PAX:

  1. Motorboat
  2. Tulip
  3. Marshall
  4. Kneehigh
  5. Maize
  6. Quick
  7. Logger

Disclaimer given

Thang:

Motorboat, Tulip, Kneehigh and Marshall set out on a ruck and getting in 2 and a quarter miles.

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Maize, Quick, and Logger set out on a run. 1~ mile – stretching – ~2 miles – then we got in some dips, mericans, LBC’s, and flutter kicks.

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Recover Recover

Moleskin – 7 PAX posted this morning! We all started the week strong getting out and getting after it. The cool morning was perfect for a run and the ruckers looked like they were pretty invigorated.

 

Crabby Bear

5/30/19

@ The Hill

16 Men posted for an oldie but a goodie

0530 flags were posted and men were gathered so it was time for the disclaimer.

Warm up

Weed Pickers with back clap 15ic

Side straddle hops5 ic ( it’s a warm up)

Abe Vigoda’s 10 ic

Mountain climbers 15 ic

Arm circles forward in back

On our six for a crossover leg stretch for lower backs

Cross leg toe touches OYO

The Thang

Mosey to the west side of the parking lot and circle up around light post

Burpees 5 ic

Line up on the light post and bear crawl to the next light post

Circle up around that light post

Burpees 5 ic

Side straddle hops 10 ic

Crab walk back to the first light post

Burpees 5 ic

Side straddle hops 10 ic

Side balance merkins 15 ic

Lineup and bear crawl back to the other light post

Burpees 5 ic

Side straddle hops 10 ic

Side balance merkins 15 ic

Big Boy sit ups 20 ic

Crab walk back to the first light post

Burpees 5 ic

Side straddle hops 10 ic

Side balance merkins 15 ic

Line up on the light post and bear crawl to the next light post

Circle up around that light post

Burpees 5 ic

Side straddle hops 10 ic

Crab walk back to the first light post

Burpees 5 ic

Back to the shovel flage for a bear crawl balls to the walls indian run.

Quick run to the east parking lot for 1 lap of stairs and back.

Mary

Bay City scissors 8 count 10 ic

Bicycles 15 ic

Flutter kicks 20 ic

ABC’s

Moleskin

That’s right guys that was 35 burpees and you hardly even noticed.

I can’t tell you guys how much it means to me after 2 years to see such a large group of guys show up it’s great to see the impact we’re making on our own men and we need to keep pushing to reach out to those who need it.

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