April Fool’s Meathead



April Fool’s Meathead

5 bros circled up virtually this morning over our fancy Zoom channel (thanks for setting it up, Horsehead!). 3 of us were in garages/driveways while Mighty Mite and Fallout decided to chance things by swinging their bells indoors. Blueberry (not sure what region he was from) joined for a bit, but said something about needing to be done by 6:00 and signed off before we started at 5:35 (after standard 5:00 grace period for virtual workouts).

The Thang:

  • 4 sets of 5 x left-handed swings every :30 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 4 sets of 5 x merkins every :30 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 4 sets of 5 x right-handed swings every :30 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 4 sets of 5 x merkins every :30 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 2 sets of 10 x left-handed swings every 1:00 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 2 sets of 10 x merkins every 1:00 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 2 sets of 10 x right-handed swings every 1:00 with 1:00 recovery after all sets
  • 2 sets of 10 x merkins every 1:00 with 1:00 recovery after all sets

Next, we did 4 rounds of waiter carries. Walk out for :30 on one arm, then switch arms and walk back for :30. We finished up with core work:

  • 2 x :30 hard-style elbow plank with :30 recovery
  • 2 x :30 hollow body hold with :30 recovery
  • 2 x :30 glute bridge with :30 recovery

Announcements:

  • If you’re not already on it, join the #virtual_1stF channel on Slack for details about workouts that are being held while we’re #sociallydistant. There are also similar channels for 2nd F and 3rd F activities. Stay engaged during this weird time in our lives!
  • Vevlar will be bell-focused on Friday. Check Slack for details and join Horsehead and his merry band of misfits.
  • There will be an SOB virtual bootcamp on Saturday at 6:00 or 6:30 – check Slack for details. Join us for Olympus at 7:00 where we will do double cleans, presses, and squats with some farmer carries.

Mumblechatter:

  • I think this virtual workout thing is really catching on. We had double the numbers from Monday until Blueberry dropped. If anyone knows Blueberry, tell him we hope he comes back and stays for the workout next time. If you’re going to be up that early, you might as well get swole. Horsehead said my music scared him off, but that can’t possibly be the case. I wasn’t playing Pat Boone.
  • Thanks to the pax for joining and participating in the workout. While the conditions are obviously not ideal, it’s great to get the accountability and see everyone. I’ve found that keeping the morning routine going makes things a little more normal. I also don’t find myself trying to squeeze a workout in later in the day when I should be working or spending time with family.
  • Worst lighting award goes to Rock Thrill, although he said it was intentional so we wouldn’t mock his bell size.
  • Most sophisticated award goes to Horsehead, who had airpods on. That was a great idea and allowed him to hear all of the wonderful tunes and to catch all of the mumblechatter. You can tell this was at least his 3rd virtual workout.
  • Biggest bell award goes to Mighty Mite, as usual. He was swinging/carrying a 70+# bell.
  • Nicest workout area award goes to Fallout, who was in his family room/kitchen. Thankfully, he didn’t lose his grip on his bell or put it through his ceiling on the waiter carries.

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