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The Hill

Loop de loop Ruck

10 PAX at 0700 for rucking around, including FNG Bloomer, welcome!

Loop started at The Hill, headed west around the Cornerstone Lutheran Church building, then back east across Hazel Dell to the entrance of Inlow Park. From there, we did an about-face back west to make it back to The Hill with 3 minutes to spare.

FNG Bloomer proved his dedication by showing up after a week-long canoe trip to the Boundary Waters and arriving home just 3 hours before ruck time.

The Hill

12 Steps of exercise

Weather: 80 with a nice fog to start with

11 Pax posted: Maize, DC, Cornwallis, Nomad, Brickyard, Zamboni, Short Story, Snooki, State, Khaki, and Motorboat as QIC

Disclaimer given

QIC started immediately with a nice run around the church down the back parking lot to the street to the long drive and hill. We did various arm circles, jumps, and reaches while jogging to warm up. As we ran up the long drive, we could see the various stations that were set up.

This work out was borrowed and adapted from something YHC had seen with F3 Grand Rapids back in May and had been waiting to pull it out.

Start at station 1 and then sprint to the top of the hill. jog back down and complete station 2 and then station 1 and then sprint to the top of the hill. continue down the hill. QIC knew that we would not hit every station but planned out plenty just in case. After completing the first 4 stations, any repeat station’s reps were cut in half.

Station 1 – 10 hand release merkins, sprint to top of hill
Station 2 – 20 4ct Mountain Climbers, bear crawl to #1
Station 3 – 30 2 ct lunges, run to #2
Station 4 – 15 Deadlifts with one of 2 sandbags (100ish pounds). backwards run to #3
Station 5 – 15 burpees, run to #4
Station 6 – 20 Shoulder to Shoulder press (20#, 30#, 40#, 50ish# plates and sandbags- Pax choice), run to #5
Station 7 – 20 Makhtar N’Diayes, Bear crawl to #6
Station 8 – 30 2ct lunges, Run to #7
Station 9 – 20 4ct Mountain Climbers, Run to #8
Station 10 – 20 Hand Release Merkins, Run to #9
Station 11 – 25 4ct Flutter Kicks, Run to #10
Station 12 – 20 Makhtar N’Diayes, Run to #11

I think the fastest Pax got through station 6 before QIC had everyone jog to Station 12. We did station 12 IC and moved to Station 11. We picked up the cones, paper, and weights as we went back up the hill. QIC picked random stations and random counts as we moved back up the hill to get in some good core work prior to COT.

COT – make sure to meet with your partner for the month for a 2nd F meetup. Nomad is changing companies so that he doesn’t have to move any more, congrats! Short Story graduated high school and is having an open house on the 27th. Check slack for details. YHC thinks old people should bring good gifts.

Moleskin: Mumble chatter was good this morning. Zamboni had to wring out his shirt prior to getting in the car. YHC has terrible cardio and will continue to make beatdowns work on the things he needs improvement with, including cardio. Thanks for pushing me and pushing yourselves. Continue to be HIM!

The Hill

Pick a Card

This morning’s workout was brought to the 15 PAX by F3’s official Beatdown Cards, handpicked by the Q (Kneehigh).

Warm-o-Rama: Pax picks a warmup card

Thang: Pax picks thang cards, including a 300 meter dash, diamond ‘mericans, and bear crawls.

Mary: Pax pick Mary cards, including WWII sit ups, flutter kicks, and no card for it, but an extra Motivator from 4 for fun.

The Hill

The Vegas

Perfect weather for fourteen Pax to play some cards and do some boxing.

Pax:

Marshall
Thumper
Beefsteak
State
DC
Maize
Mayor (DR from Toledo)
Cosmo
Headlock
Motorboat
Cornwallis
Logger
Brickyard
Snooki

Warmup: Windmills, Side Straddle Hops, some plankage.

Thang: F3 Beat-down Cards! Lay down a card in front of you and do the exercise written on it. Number reps depends on the type of card. 10 reps for numbered cards, 25 reps for royals, and 100 reps for Aces. Next we added another staple of Vegas, boxing. Jab, Cross, Hook.

Mary: High Plank, Low Plank, WWII Sit-ups, Hello Dolly

Moleskine: I had fun breaking out the cards for the first time. Missed Kneehigh being there, but he’ll be back to Q with the cards next week.

The Hill

243 years later

July 4, 2019

Weather: upper 70s with mild humidity.

10 Pax posted for a popcorn workout.
Motorboat, Cornwallis, Tulip, Nomad, Thumper, Quick, Headlock, PVC, Doozie (DR from Richmond), and DC

Disclaimer given

Cornwallis started with 243 SSH IC that were separated every 50 by mericans, imperial storm walkers, windmills, and something else YHC cant remember.

PVC then added 10 cheery pickers

Headlock took us for a quick lap of the parking lot and then 40 dips on the curb.

Motorboat had everyone head to the fishbowl for a 4.7.1776.
4-8ct man makers
7-Woodchucks (merican that goes side to side in the down position)
17- modified pull ups OYO
76 – Squirming turtles (heel touches)

Nomad rescued us with a mosey to the hill. Sprint down the hill and back up. 25 squats. Down the hill and back up. 25 lunges. down the hill and back up. 26 mericans.

PVC then added a backwards mosey to the bridge for motivators from 7. Bearcrawl across the bridge while we sang the pledge of allegiance and then the star spangled banner. Headlock has some pipes on him!

Thumper added 20 “skiers” and 20 apollo ohno (SP?). YHC is a terrible speller.

Mosey back for Mary with DC.

Modified Windshield wipers with low holds spaced in.

Recover Recover.

COT

Moleskin: good to have a DR guy join us for this independence day workout. The popcorn style workout was a lot of fun and allowed for some different exercises. Always fun to see everyone including: DC who has been gone for a month and Quick for a weekday workout!

Coffee afterwards for several of us.

The Hill

America and Baseball

Weather: Low 70s and muggy

15 PAX braved the muggy gloom for some running and some patriotic exercises.

Disclaimer was given.

Warmup:

  1. Weedpickers x 10 (IC)
  2. Kick w/ Twist x 10 (IC)
  3. Arm stretches
  4. Motivator from 4
  5. Mosey to fishbowl for 15 pull-ups

Thang: Mosey down the south hill to the baseball fields for 10 innings of running the bases and exercises and then a lap around the bases with exercises at each base finisher. Partner up and rotate exercises with your partner.

  1. Squats (and Stripes) / Bear Crawl
  2. ‘mericans / Jog
  3. Star Jumps / Butt Kickers
  4. Star Spangled Bicycles / Crab Walk
  5. Red, White & Burpees / Backwards jog
  6. WWII Sit-ups / Sprint
  7. Stars Stripes Hops (SSH) / Lunge Walk
  8. Star Planks / High Knees
  9. Fireworks Burst Jump (high knee jumps) / Karaoke bases
  10. (Xtras) Shoulder tap Americans / Sprint
  11. Group Finish–Progressive-add exercise every base
    5 donkey kick Americans–1st base
    10 overhead claps–2nd base
    5 star crunches–3rd
    10 mountain climbers–home

Jog up the hill and back to the shovel flag.

Mary: Instead of the ABCs we spelled out Independence Day, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

RECOVER, RECOVER

MOLESKIN: 15 Pax, including a sneak attack from Snooki, posted despite the Running Emoji featured prominently in the Pre-Blast. Thank you Cold Call for joining us from somewhere downrange. R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Cosmo for the Slack mumble-chatter and then fartsack! That is a pro’s move.

Thank you all for pushing me way out of my comfort zone and letting me lead another workout. Bear crawling and crab walking the base paths is probably a little excessive, but all PAX completed it in style nonetheless. My day was made around 550AM when Headlock belted out “GOOD” multiple times. One “Good” was all I selfishly wanted from the Q. All the Qs for July are already spoken for. Put in your bids for August! Have a restful and safe holiday men!

The Hill

6/18/2019 – Ying Yang Workout with Logger and Cosmo

Warm Up:

20 Side Straddle Hops

10 Kick with twists

10 Weed pickers

10 Windmills

20 Seal Jacks

Thang

1st line sprint

20 Speed Planks

20 Dead Squats

20 Hand Release Merkins

20 Crab Cakes

20 Mt Climbers

1st and 2nd line spring

20 Side lunges

20 Dipps

20 Jump Squats

20 Carolina Dry Docs

20 Monkey Humpers

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Line sprint

20 JLo

20 Flutter Kicks

20 Pickle Pounders

20 Crunchy Frogs

20 LBC’s

Mosey back to the cars

Stretch Head to Toe (H2T)

COT

Moleskin

Low 60s, overcast and humid

PAX:  Clubber, State, Maize, Nomad, Snooki, Motorboat, Cornwallis, Khaki, Headlock, Logger (co-Q), Cosmo (co-Q)

Moleskin

12 PAX for a Ying Yang workout with Logger and Cosmo co-Qing.  Logger took the warmup and beatdown while Cosmo took the cool down and stretch.  All PAX worked hard and were glad to see the cool down and stretch as Logger was ‘smoking’ the Pax with a very solid beatdown.  Mumblechatter was acceptable, YHC always appreciates grumbling during the stretch…means is working.

Overall great time and great performance put in by all PAX.

Keep it going and keep giving it away!

Always a privilege, 

Cosmo (with Logger)

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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

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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!

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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

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