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Emancipation Proclamation

Preblast: Bring a weight bearing caribeaner. and a prolaclamation

Weather: 70 and overcast. wet from the night before and will be wet later but looked clear for the workout.

Pax: 9 men posted. Tulip, Thumper, Snooki, Brickyard, PVC, Cornwallis, Buckshot, Quick, Motorboat as Q.

Disclaimer given

Today’s workout was inspired by Juneteenth – the day that slavery was abolished in Texas.

The Thang: Attach rucks to a length of rope that had loops every 2ish feet. Designed to be awkward. Grab sandbags and head towards the large field (.75ish miles). Change sandbags every .25 miles. The Q read the Emancipation Proclamation as we moved to the field;

January 1, 1863

A Transcription

By the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

“That the Executive will, on the first day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State, or the people thereof, shall on that day be, in good faith, represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such State shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion against the United States.”

Now, therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit:

Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.

And I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh. By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

YHC encouraged the group to think about what the words meant and how we were at civil war. 620,000 people were killed in the war. it took all of the other wars the US has been involved in until vietnam to add up to the same number of deaths. Outside the civil war the current death count is about 645,000 total. As we moved towards the field YHC also read the Gettysburg address; “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Arrived at field. Took off rucks. To earn the right to unclip your ruck you had to do an exercise to standard. First up: The Burpee. 40 Burpees in 60 seconds. All of us failed. 2nd attempt: 65 WWII sit-ups in 2 minutes. 3 Pax completed to standard. They were allowed to help other members reach their total count of the 3rd exercise; The hand-release ‘merican. 55 in 2 minutes. All Pax were able to complete.

3 exercises to do in any order:
100 ft rope drag of the 2 sandbags (~100 pounds)
150ft total farmers carry of 2 rucks
150ft total of burpee broad jumps

Grab sandbags and head back to the AO.

YHC reminded the pax that the war lasted 4 years but nearly 100 years later, there was still inequality. YHC read a speech by MLK Jr that was delivered almost 100 years to the day from the gettysburg address as we moved back to the AO (side note: this was much harder than expected).

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 1963 is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: in the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.  We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.  We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating for whites only. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote, and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed : “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification”, one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!”

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

YHC did not remember ever listening to the entire speech and it was much more personally moving now that I am older and understand more.

Quick Mary:
Keep feet up for everything, even between exercises and stay IC
20 4ct flutter kicks
12 4ct Hello Dollies
10 Freddie Mercury
Leg raises (6 inches off ground) until Q’s watch beeped

Recover Recover

COT: PVC is back after having a stent placed. If he has chest pain, needs to take a nitro that is in the little bottle he carries. Repeat every 5 minutes for a total of 3 doses if needed. This is so we can help him if needed.

Moleskin: “Nothing Great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
This past week has been a time of profound reflection for YHC and I was hoping to pass some of the inspiration that affected me on to everyone else. Remember great things that took generations to make happen started with a single high impact man but needed the effort of many to make them work. Find the mark you want to leave on the world and go after it.

2nd F time followed at Starbucks.

Always great to start my day you guys.
–MotorBoat

The Hill

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

The Hill

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

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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!

 

 

The Hill

Dedicating my 60%

Dedicating my 60%

15 PAX posted in the gloom for a different kind of beatdown. Coming off of a story about a Boston Marathon runner who dedicated each mile to a different person, reading Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins and learning about the 40% Rule, Memorial Day coming up, and a long wait before a chance to Q, I put together a special (& sadistic) downPAINment for Tuesday 5/21/2019.

Disclaimer

Warm Up

3 rounds of

10 SSH ic

10 LBC ic

10 Merkins ic

(OK I said 5 but got impatient because it was taking too long so I cut it short, which left PAX longing for more…stay tuned)

The Thang

Mosey with intermittent sprints

COP

20 squats

Lunges from parking spaces to next line

R&R back to the start

Story of

R&R (of all 40 squats and 2 lunge walks)

Mosey

HR Merkins tabata

Story of my grandpa James Gilkey

Hand Lift Merkins tabata

Mosey

Flutter Kicks x60

Story of

R&R

Mosey

Warm Up (reprise)

We had to return to the last 2 rounds of the warm Up that was promised to the PAX and they were thankful for the chance to revisit the Merkin portion of the workout one last time

2 rounds of

10 SSH ic

10 LBC ic

10 Merkins ic

Mary

Low Dolly x20 ic

Crunchy Frog x25 ic

Recover Recover

Moleskin:

Today was hard, but we got WAY stronger. Glad to have another Marine join us with the addition of FNG now named Clubber. Unfortunately time ran short and we skipped the calf raise and pull up portions of the beat down, but there is always next Q for that. Looking forward to the team battle, even though it is postponed until June.

Until next time,

Z

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Cardio Beatdown

16 May 2019

13 Men posted to the Hill on this gorgeous 55 degree morning
Khaki, Headlock, Nomad, Cosmo, DC, Cornwallis, Brickyard, State, Groupie, Strudel, Kindergarten Cop, FNG-Padre, Motorboat as Q

Disclaimer

Warmup
Seal Jacks x15 IC
Mosey with high knees, butt kicks, and Frankenstein walks
Abe Vigoda x10IC
grab coupon and head down the hill a little

The Thang
Cardio work: 5 rounds each lasting 3 minutes
25 jump lunges
20 squats with a press of the coupon
15 V-ups
10 Burpees
If you finished all exercises you got a break. 10 second break after each round and then repeat

Slow walk recovery
Tombstone with bench press x12 IC
Partner up. 1 partner in pushup position, 2nd in starting run position. sprint 3 sets of parking rows. repeat x3
Winner moves down the hill, Loser moves up the up
Repeat sprints x3

Move to hands in grass and feet on asphalt.
Plank position.
Absolution. 2IC then 15 on your own

Grab coupon and move back up the hill for Mary
American Hammer x10 IC with coupon
Flutter kicks x15 IC with coupon over chest
Australian snowangles x12 IC
Hello Dolly x12IC

Recover Recover
Stretching

COT and naming of FNG now known as Padre.

Moleskin:
Lots of mumble chatter about the difficulty of the workout. It was full of cardio suck and the Q was sucking wind for sure.
The Q messed up the sprints. Should have had the front guy in pushup position and the second guy ready to sprint when the pushup guy started to get up. My bad!
The Q needs to explain the circuit a little better but on the plus side, we did have some music to help it go faster.
Great work men. Always fun to get to lead.

Aye!

The Hill

We’ll Be Singin’, When We’re Winnin’

16 Pax appeared for a beautiful Election Day morning.

Warm-o-Rama: High Claps leading into some Tubthumping. Mosey to the Bridge

Thang: Boxing on the bridge, “No Q, it’s 1, 2, 3, FOUR!” Q’s 2.0 got a little mouthy. @cornwallisf3 suggested it might be time for him to Q again himself. Mosey to Basketball court for Mini Deathstar since I missed May the 4th. ‘Mericans on the outside, run to middle. Start with 10 ‘mericans, subtract one every time you run back in and out.

Mary: Too many voters in the parking lot by the time we got back so we scooted back over to a less parked place.

Moleskine: Lots of fun, (hopefully) on a nice morning. No special stickers on election day for working out, but hopefully you voted and got one.

The Hill

Beefsteak 40

15 PAX posted The Hill for Beefsteak’s Birthday Beatdown:  Logger, Beefsteak, Headlock, Beater, DC, Motorboat, Brickyard, Khaki, Maize, PVC, Cornwallis, Nomad, Groupie, Tulip

50 F and cloudy but avoided the rain.

Warm-up.  SSH 40x, Mountain Climbers 40x, Stretch on your own

Thang

Q calls out exercise: All Pax sprint to next light post and do 10x Reps…. Sprint back to start and do another 10x Reps… Sprint Backwards to far side again and do 10x Reps… then sprint backwards back to original start line and do 10x reps. 40x Total reps with 4 sprints for each exercise. Winner picks next exercise or nominates another person to pick the next exercise.  (actual exercises below are not in order)

The Catch:  if Beefsteak wins the sprint then add another 10x.

Merkins – 40x – 4 Sprints

Jump Lunges – 40x – 4 Sprints

American Hammers – 40x – 4 Sprints

Body Builders (8 count Burpee) – 40x – 4 Sprints

LBC – 40x – 4 Sprints

Hand Release Merkins – 40x – 4 Sprints

Monkey Humpers – 40x – 4 Sprints (Beefsteak won the sprint – 10 more reps)

Bobby Hurley’s – 40x – 4 Sprints

Burpees – 40x – 4 Sprints

Mosey back, Stretch, Count, and Name-o-Rama

Moleskin:  Mumble chatter at a minimum today or I was too busy catching my breathe to hear any.  Fun seeing guys bust out of the gate with a little competition.  Kuddos to Beater for winning the most, close second was Wallis of the Corn.  Logger, Khaki, and Motorboat all recorded some wins as well.  Thanks all for coming out this morning, always enjoy working out with you men.

The Hill

The G.O.A.T.

Tuesday, April 23rd

15 PAX posted for a 62 degrees and clear morning.

Warm Up

Toe Touches

Arm Stretches

Merkins OYO w/ calf stretch

Side straddle hop

Mosey

The THANG

Figure 8 stairs w/ rock

Step Ups 

Rock Shoulder Press 

Rock Curls 

Defensive stance mirror

Rebound Rocks

Partner Up

Jump shot block squats

3 Suicides & 50 Burpees (combined) 

Push yourself lay ups

Bull Crawl up to benches by cafe

Mary

23 Pickle Pounders

Captain Thor a.k.a. Michael Jordan (1 Big Boy 4 American Hammer) 10:40

Yoga (Corpse)

Moleskin

Beautiful morning for the day after national earth day. Always a joy to lead with this group. Keep up the good work men.

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