12 Pax came for a chance to bet against the ponies today at Impromptu.
Everyone Partner up and began rotation through 3 stations (2 rounds) –
If ponies returned before # assigned reps completed crowd/trainers have 10 burpee penalty.
Exercises included – merkins, dips, derkins, monkey humpers, air squats, sit ups, step ups
Return to start and completed rotation of plank/handslap merkin chain.
Closed with Mary
Avoided early attempts of Q hijack during warmup and reassured Pax that Co-Q’s Nips were well lathered and protected. Today’s workout required little longer then normal explanation to start, but once we got through first round or two group picked up the concept. Think everyone can agree it is no fun running with a 45 lb plate, even though it did not seem to slow down Hollywood much. Think I heard it looked like he was running with a motorcycle wheel. After being the first group to run, Transporter made quick exit to “Feed the porcelain stallion a brown bone” Luckily he returned in time to be the Impromptu Paul Blart for today’s work out and question the groups exercise form even across the parking lot while running with a coupon. Overall, think it resulted in good workout and believe the plank/merkin closer toasted everyone. Now on to the important stuff for the day – Groupme Chat, and searching the deep dark web for new Memes to have ready to use when needed.
19 PAX were in attendance for the reporting of Flash’s initial quarterly report. The objective was to establish a baseline on where you stand now in regards, and then we will have an opportunity to check in every 3 months to mark the progress. As Coach Bo Schembechler said, “Every day you either get better or you get worse. You never stay the same.”
The quarterly report consisted of 5 exercises done in below order:
In between completed some Mary as Pax registered # reps
Reults are Posted
Lots of mumble chatter night before concerning pre-run time/directional turning, but it appears it worked out for all in attendance. Was equally upset that I had put phone away too early and missed the opportunity to join in on the Frack Pole Vaulting topic. Timing is everything, and I had missed a very opportune time to join in, but did appreciate the Money Ball renaming request – “Magic Mike”.
In all seriousness, today was about trying to establish a baseline for us as individuals and to see the progress we make as we continue to workout every morning in the gloom. This will give us all a chance to celebrate the small victories related to our individual fitness. I believe that getting out every morning and having the opportunity to work out with this group ensures that we continue to get better daily, not only physically, but within our communities, families, and faith. Keep up the good work men!
Leave you with one more gem from Theodore Roosevelt – The Man in the Arena
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
With all the chatter this week on Groupme regarding the track meet that Hollywood brought to Flash on Monday, I figured it was time to go the extreme opposite and try and Q with 0.0 miles of running. So here is how it went for the 10 PAX that showed:
50 ft walk across parking lot (Remind Popeye to slow down as there is to be no running today)
Split into 2 groups – Group 1 on Jump Ropes Group 2 on Logs – 1:00 Intervals and flap jack
Exercises included (cannot remember exact order)
Jump Rope Exercises Log Exercises
Return Logs to resting spot in woods
Circle up on all 4’s for hip flexor workout
Was little skeptical how the group would take to the idea of a 0.0 workout idea, but it appeared to not be a complete failure and still provided good workout for group. Idea was to use the jump rope to get heart rate up and then use the time with the log to actively recover. Found out that Moneyball is 2 pig tails shy of being the top double dutcher in playground and that Popeye knows how to properly place his log. Posse was correct in that this workout lead to many great lines that could have easily ended up on @HeardatF3. Transporter is correct in that if Doc or Frack were there for the final hip flexor workout that I would have been able to not be offended by the chatter to come on GroupMe no matter how much I read of the new book. Great to hear about all the causes and runs the group is participating in – Great Job and way to keep getting stronger.
6 to start… no wait here comes Foundation’s Manager – the man infamously known as the Louisville Slugger or the manager of The Midnight Express – Jim Cornette….no wait I meant Posse, we have 7 who came out for morning of fun at Watch Tower.
Mosey to Visitor Bleachers at Football Field
4 Rounds of bleachers with exercise at each entry:
Body Bag Agility Drills
Suicides w/ 10 Merkins each time back
Partner Up Burpee Countdown:
Dip/Step Up Countdown on Bleachers:
Mosey back to parking lot for COT
Closing Prayer – Transporter
Group of 7 came out to in the cold and did variety of exercises at Weddington Football Field which felt like Lambeau Field due to the cold. Transporter – FYI Lambeau Field is where the GB Packers play football. Today the PAX figured out that Transporter did not voluntary move from Wisconsin but had been forced out of the state based on his hatred for cold and lack of football knowledge. Once my new Hype Man Posse ala Jim Cornette arrived we knew it was time to get to work. Believe we had a first on Form Policing by Recalculating as he called out Frack for his Squats which he compared to LBC’s of squatting. Legal Zoom showing great strides and consistent improvement and of course Shop Dog not willing to give an inch and allow anyone to take his 2nd place money away. Good work men.