Are we going to do hair burners the entire time?

Are we going to do hair burners the entire time?

12 PAX made the decision to leave the fart sack on a chilly Saturday morning and post at Da Vinci for YHC’s first Da Vinci Q. Here’s what went down:

A very amateurish disclaimer was given (it never ceases to amaze me how I blank when it’s go time).

Mosey to Talbots for COP:

-IW x 15

-Cherry Pickers (with claps of course) x 15

-Downward Dog and calf stretches

-Merkins x 15

-Superman x 10

-Peter Parkers x 10

-Parker Peters x 10

Moseyed to Old Navy for a little last minute Christmas shopping (YHC unapologetically stole this one from McGee).

-10 jump squats in front of each store (there were 6 of them, I believe, and yes all the way to Target, Escobar – ouch!). Mosey back to the start and then repeat with 10 merkins at each store. YHC had planned per the weinke to do 1 more round of shopping but we spent all our money during rounds 1 and 2 – and YHC may or may not have been gassed already. On to the main event.

Mosey across the street to the fountain for a rousing round of 15 dips, 15 derkins, 15 incline merkins, and 15 step ups. Some grumbling ensued when YHC announced that we would repeato with 14 reps.

Mosey to the Elevation Church parking lot (which was not nearly as close to the fountain as Google Maps makes it out to be) where little Christmas presents were found wrapped under the tree for each PAX. Everyone got a kettle bell or free weight plate as a gift just for posting at today’s workout. Wasn’t that nice? After 96 minutes of YHC trying to explain what we were going to do (that didn’t go as planned), we broke out into 3 teams of 4 while 1 PAX from each team bent over and slid a weight plate half way across the parking lot (also known as a hair burner) while the other 3 PAX did presses with the kettle bells. Simple enough, right?? Watch out for Mighty Mite’s 65 lb KB! That one’s a doozy. After each PAX completed 2 hair burners, that completed Round 1 of the main event.

We moseyed back to the fountain for Round 2 (which seemed even farther than before) where we did sets of 13 (Fredo had been awaiting this round with great anticipation) and 12 reps of the aforementioned dips, derkins, incline merkins, and step ups combo. YHC may have blacked out at this point, I’m not sure. I just remember Swine Flu saying something about “Rambo”.

Mosey back to Elevation for last round of hair burners with some kettle bells curls on the side. Thoroughly smoked at this point, YHC went off weinke and called out for some Mary. I was too busy trying to catch my breath at this point to recall all the exercises that we did. But we all know they were great.

Mosey back to launch after a little spring cleaning in the Elevation lot and some lunges were sprinkled in for good measure.

Made it back to launch with 4 minutes to spare so we did some planks, box cutters, Rosa Litas and some more planks until time was called.

Great work out there today from all the PAX. Special thanks to Bucky for giving YHC the opportunity to lead today and to Mighty Mite for meeting YHC early and dropping off some of the largest kettle bells East of the Mississippi. It was an honor for me to lead you men today.

After the workout Mighty said he was relieved when he realized we weren’t doing hair burners the entire time. YHC concurred. Bucky and Ocho Cinco rolled up early and were bright eyed and bushy tailed while planting the shovel flag for all to see. How many shovel flags does Bucky have anyway? C3PO rolled in with his 2.0’s, Johnny 5 and T1000, who fell right in with the rest of the PAX. Great to have them! Fredo is getting back into the groove after recovering from 3 knee surgeries and he put up some solid numbers today. Escobar almost missed the workout as he was expecting YHC to give him a morning wake up call along with his morning newspaper. One Star put in a solid effort but had to take off a little early to start his Saturday. Soft Pretzel continues to run like the wind and makes YHC realize how slow of a runner I really am.

Thanks to Bucky for taking us out.


We are attempting to start another gear workout at McAlpine on Mondays starting in the new year. Be on the lookout for more details to come or you can ask Mighty Mite.

Pay attention to Slack messages and schedule updates during Christmas/New Years for convergences (like Bagpipe and Hawk’s Nest who are converging at Hawk’s Nest on Christmas Eve and then at Bagpipe on New Year’s Eve).

Chicken biscuits were consumed directly afterwards for a great 2nd F.

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1 year ago

Objectively a planned, well rounded, well led beatdown. But considering your recovery process it was an even more impressive Q. Cooter might mean dull brown River turtle but to us you are more Ninja Turtle.

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