Author Archive Geraldo

Chasing the Gopher

YHC pulled into the parking lot with a few minutes to spare where I found Slim Fast and Sensei back from the Slim Fast 5k looking pretty warmed up. At 0530 the Pax was properly disclaimed, when we see Dora coming in hot. We completed some merkins while Dora jumped out of the minivan and joined us.

The Thang:

We Moseyed over to the bus parking lot, YHC almost turned left to the church parking lot but quickly digressed.

COP:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Low Slow Squats x 15
  • Windmills x 10 (for Dora)
  • Eight Count Body Builders x 10 IC (Crowd pleaser)

Feeling warmed up, we headed to the little hill behind the ball field for Sevens, Merkins at the bottom and Squats at the top.

Now that we were really warmed up, we moseyed over to the track for a quick lap then gather back at the bus lot. Time for an oldie but a goody, the Gopher. Partner up, size and speed does not matter. Partner 1 runs a lap around the track, while Partner 2 runs back to the bleachers behind the ball field and complete the circuit of 10 incline Merkins, 15 Dips, and 20 Step-ups (10 each leg). When finished, meet your partner halfway for 10 handslap Merkins, then flap jack. We go until time is called.

I think we managed to get three rounds when I looked at my watch and it was time to head back to the launch point for some Mary. If I remember correctly we completed Flutter Kicks, Hello Dollys and, Rosalita. Another quick look at the watch and we had time for 5 Burpees OYO.

Done.

Moleskin:

  • It’s refreshing to have the Fall climate finally arrive. Although YHC was sure to find Slim Fast wearing pants since it was sub 50 degrees, but he was still in shorts. Swiss Miss however was in pants, no surprise there.
  • There was to be no Sally or Thunderstruck today, nor any playlist.
  • The Gopher makes for an easy #weinke, but also pushes you, lots of you vs. you.
  • When YHC provided the instructions for the Gopher Dora said “What did I do to piss you off?” He was out there and pushing himself, getting stronger every week coming back from the broken foot.
  • Slim Fast was trying to use the Jedi Mind Trick on YHC when he tried to get me to change the rep counts for to 10 for all of the exercises. Valiant effort to no avail.
  • Strong work from Arsenal this morning, I hadn’t seen him in some time and reintroduced myself.
  • #Kotters to Swiss Miss who hasn’t been posting to many boot camps lately but can be found regularly at #Gumby.
  • Tweetsie was missed but he has the Q next week. I heard he recently/finally turned 30. It’s all downhill from here son.
  • Lois is feeling enlightened having to learn all he needs to know about compliance this week. “Fraud is bad”.
  • Nice to meet DNR today, which this was only his second post ever. I got to partner up with him when Slim Fast had to leave early. Good job and keep it up.
  • Sardine #Refusniked the last trip to the bleachers and modified to merkins,
  • Thanks to Sensei and Lois for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter.

Announcements:

  • Veteran’s Day Convergence at BaseCamp 0700 Thunder Road and Hopper on Q
  • Area 51/SOB Christmas Party 11/22 6:30 PM, details here
  • Gobble Wobble 5K 11/9 Register here

OG Bootcamp by O’T



Warm up: SSH, Merkins, MC, IW, Mosey to Turf ‘loft’ for 6 minutes of Mary.

Warm up run to outfield fence and back to rock pile.

Rock Press/Curls/Triceps 20-15-10-5 with shuffles and karaoke in between.

Devils workout: merkins, jump squats, drydocks, LBC, (Something else), Burpees

Mosey to ‘hot box’ for some wall time: air presses 3×20, plank in between

Mosey to Mt. Everest to 2 circuits

Great group for my first Q at Rock Zero! 

OT

Moleskin:

  • Strong work by the Pax today as OT provided an old school boot camp beatdown.
  • Welcome #RedwoodOriginal MMOB who traveled far from F3 Metro region but still within the #PeacockWedge to meet his buddy Gay Blade
  • Also, Welcome Gay Blade who used to be minister at Calvary Church.
  • Loved/hated the 2 trips up North Face, what used to be a staple at this AO , it had been a while.
  • The Devil’s workout aka The Beast was a nice touch.

Announcements:

  • Chelms is pulling together a coat drive supporting the Westside Ministry. Coats will be collected at Area 51 and SOB AOs.
  • Area 51/SOB Christmas Party 11/22 6:30 PM, details here



“You Can Get A Little Lower” (That is what she said)

17 Pax decided to get their #DownPAINment before their soccer matches and yard work at #F3RockZero. YHC noticed that the the past couple of weeks were gear related so I decided to keep simple to boot camp style beat down.

The Thang:

We Moseyed over to the larger parking lot before the Cricket matches started for some COP.

COP:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Eight Count Body Builders x 10 IC (Crowd pleaser)
  • Squats x 20 IC

We headed over to the parking lot with the islands, which Gummy commented that “Nothing good happens” there. We aptly lined up abreast, perform called exercise at each island, wait for the six, then the next exercise, you get the hint/pattern.

  • Merkins x 5
  • LBCs x 10
  • Squats x 10
  • CCDs x 10

We then made our way to the rock pile, technically not gear BTW, choosing a lifting rock and head back to the parking lot. Lining up abreast again, four rounds of Overhead Presses, Curls, Tricep Extensions, and Squats. Starting the first round 20 reps, then 15 reps, then 10 reps, then 5 reps. After each round, run across the parking and back for good measure.

When we were finished with that, YHC introduced the Pax to Brickyard Manmakers courtesy of Cadre Cleve.

We returned our rocks and then moseyed over tot hot box. Upon approaching, it appeared that soccer was starting early, due to picture day. We proceeded with the workout regardless. Partner up, size and speed did not matter. Partner 1 performs called exercise (Incline Merkins and Dips) while partner 2 runs to the lamp post (we all know which one) and back.

Enough of that and time for some people’s chair with 2 rounds of air presses x 50. We went back to grab some more wall when a soccer mom commented that we could get lower, indeed #TWSS.

We headed back to the start point, when Spackler requested some AYG sprints, who am I not to oblige.

We had some time for Mary, LBCs x 20, Heels to Heaven x 15, and Merkins x 15 IC. We tried for some Flutter Kicks, but called it due to traffic.

Moleskin:

  • YHC woke up this morning with a framework for the workout , keeping it simple with and OG boot camp flavor. Move here, exercise, move there exercise. Plus my legs were still in recovery mode so I hoped to stay up with the Pax. We still managed to get 3 miles in.
  • TCLAPS to Hoover with this Tiger Rag strength workout and solo pre-run. Although YHC caught him modifying with toe touches during the island evolution.
  • It must be Saturday, Deep Dish was sporting his Clemson shirt, although no Bama fans to be found at the workout.
  • Mr. Magoo doesn’t normally post on Saturdays, but he was getting after it, as was Dig Dug.
  • Spackler was out front, and probably refusniking with his buddy Bounce.
  • I think some of the Pax were questioned their choice of rocks.
  • YHCs rock conveniently split in two just before the Brickyard Manmakers. They’re awful, but in a good way, thanks to Cadre Cleve.
  • O’Tannenbaum was late but eventually found us by the islands.
  • There was an awful lot of traffic at Calvary with early soccer and something else going on at the church, we kept our heads on a swivel.
  • Thanks for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter.

Announcements:

  • Chelms is pulling together a coat drive supporting the Westside Ministry. Coats will be collected at Area 51 and SOB AOs.
  • Area 51/SOB Christmas Party 11/22 6:30 PM, details here

OG Bootcamp @ Death Valley

A cool bakers doezen made the right choice and posted at #F3DeathValley for some serious mumblechatter with some exercises here and there.

The Thang:

Take a lap around the parking lot waiting for Floor Slapper to come in hot circle up for COP. He did not show after all, so we got right down to it.

COP:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 15 IC
  • Squats x 20 IC
  • Windmill x 20

Mosey down to the track and take a hot lap. Partner up, run in opposite directions meeting up for 10 hand slap merkins, repeato. Mary while the six comes in after each round.

We then moved over to the sideline. Partner 1 sprints across the the field and back while Partner 2 performs called exercise AMRAP, flap jack.

  • Merkins
  • LBCs
  • CCDs
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Squats

We took another hot lap for good measure before leaving the bowl.

Rock Work

We moseyed up to the rock pile, staying with our partners, choosing a lifting rock, Partner 1 does called exercise while Partner 2 runs down to the bleachers and back, flapjack.

  • Round 1: Curls
  • Round 2: Overhead Presses
  • Round 3: Tricep Extensions
  • Round 4: Squats

We returned our rocks back to where we kind of found them, then grabbed some wall over by Semi Gloss’ palace for two rounds of air presses x 25.

A quick peek at the watch and we had some time for 1 AYG Done. No time for Mary.

Moleskin:

  • It was great to see so many familiar Pax from the OG Death Valley days. Hats off to Bananas for corralling some Pax who haven’t posted at Death Valley in some time, including his brother-in-law Good Hands.
  • YHC was looking forward to seeing some OG Death Valley Pax thanks to Banana’s Twitter marketing, I was toying with doing the Gopher, but that does leave much for much mumblechatter, and with this group, the 2nd F is the best part.
  • Good times remembered by the Pax some of the stupid sh@t we used to do at Death Valley like partner wheel barrows up the stairs, running through the woods to cut through to Davie Park #dumb.
  • YHC caught some slack for the windmills at COP, Bulldog thought it was an exercise for WWII, at which time Bananas said “Was that the war where we saved your a$$es?”
  • Bananas started to run an extra lap before the sideline work but his partner Good Hands kept moving on regardless.
  • Several times Spackler said “put a stamp on it I’m mailing it in” yet he was out front the whole workout.
  • Good to see Runstopper, he wasn’t wearing tights but he offered an endorsement for the shorts was wearing, #TMI.
  • Interesting that Good Hands and Bananas arrived separately even though they live a few doors down in Somerset.
  • I felt bad for the lady running the track by herself having to deal with our shenanigans this morning.
  • It was dark, but I’m pretty sure Puddin’ Pop was up to his flatulent ways.
  • Smokey left it all out there on the AYG at the end.
  • Hitchhiker kept pushing it, nice work and keep it up.
  • Semi Gloss didn’t post because he ran less than 2 miles at Hawk’s Nest yesterday #lame.
  • #Kotters to Good Hands, Bulldog, and Dora. Dora’s been working his way back from injury and is posting more regularly.
  • Thanks to Smokey for takeout
  • Thanks to Dollywood and Smokey for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter.

Announcements:

  • Chelms is pulling together a coat drive supporting the Westside Ministry. Coats will be collected at Area 51 and SOB AOs.
  • Isabella Santos Saturday 9/28 register here
  • Let Them Soar 5K 10/12 support Tackling Dummy’s charity the Exceptional Foundation, register here

It Looked Good on Paper

18 PAX climbed out of their #FartSacks and made their way to #F3Skunkworks for some KB work that was full of #MumbleChatter.

The Thang:

The PAX was properly disclaimed and we took off for a couple of laps around the track be fore circling up for a little COP.

COP:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 15 IC
  • Squats x 20 IC
  • 8 Count Body builders x 10 IC

We moseyed, most walked across the street to the lower parking lot and lined up across from the hill for a little Jacob’s Ladder up to 7. Start with swings at the bottom and Merkins at the top

Partner Up, and line up on one side of the parking. Partner1 sprints across the the parking lot light while Partner 2 performs called exercise, flap jack.

  • Overhead Presses x 100
  • Teabag Squats x 200
  • Upright Rows x 100
  • Tricep Extensions x 100

Staying with your partner, Partner 1 farmer carries both bells to the nearest island while Partner 2 performs called exercise, flap jack.

  • Merkins
  • LBCs
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Lunges

Mary:

Return to the launch point with a few minutes left for some Mary.

  • Flutters x 20 IC
  • Heals to Heaven x 15 IC
  • Dolly’s x 15 IC
  • Rosalia x 20 IC

Moleskinny:

  • Great effort by the PAX today, truly an honor to lead the group. It’s been a while since YHC has posted at Skunkworks which was the AO of my first post, it’s like coming home.
  • YHC signed up to Q some time ago, and actually switched Qs with Hoover early on and honestly didn’t realize that had the Q until I checked the official Area 51 schedule Sunday morning. Funky Cold being the responsible Site Q that he is followed up to confirm later Sunday. Then Hoover pre-tweeted, nice of him, but in doing so announced he was Q’ng. This led to some confusion which was ultimately sorted out, but Hoover didn’t show regardless.
  • It had been some time since YHC had Q’d at #F3Skunkworks and it took some time for the weinke to come to fruition, and when it did it was quite simple. As the title implies, it did look good on paper, then when I got home I wanted to seriously take a nap. Actually, that may have happened after the Jacob’s ladder when YHC was wondering how I would finish my own workout, don’t Q it if you can’t do it and soldier on.
  • The 8 Count Body Builders are always a crowd pleaser, Dollywood said he did 2 to which Bananas replied that was 2 more than he did.
  • Dollywood was out front during the partner work as usual, making it look easy.
  • Good to see Header back out after dealing with plantar fasciitis.
  • The #Mumblechatter game was strong, especially with Bananas amongst the PAX.
  • Met a new PAX Pee Wee today, can only imagine he was named for the character from Porkys.
  • I know it’s been a while since I’ve been this AO, but the short track seemed improved an less treacherous, new sand perhaps? There also seems to be a new field shed, or maybe I’m making things up.
  • Thanks to Funky Cold and Tulip for opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • Labor Day Convergence supporting the Waxhaw Region Launch, Cuthbertson High School 0700 Coffeeteria 0800. Clown Cars leaving Calvary, check the Twitter and Slack
  • Iron Pax Challenge signup

Easy As Dora 1-2-3

10 PAX ignored the #Fartsack and the promise of Semi Gloss bobble heads and posted at #Peak51 for their #DRP. 

COP

We moseyed to the bus parking lot and took a lap.

  • SSH x 20
  • Merkins x 15 
  • Squats x 20
  • IW x 20
  • 8 Count Bodybuilders x 10
  • Windmill x 20

Greenway Fountain Circuit

We moseyed down the greenway to Peak 51’s secret tranquility fountain. Choose your rock wisely and perform 3 rounds of the following, changing the merkin type each round.

  • Regular/Decline/Incline Merkins x 10
  • Dips x 15
  • Step ups x 20 (10 each leg)

Dora 1-2-3

We headed back towards the school for a little Dora 1-2-3. Staying on the greenway, Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 runs to the light pole by the baseball field backstop, flapjack.

  • Merkins x 100
  • Squats x 200
  • LBCs x 300

Mary

  • Dollies  x 15

Moleskin

  • YHC arrived and there was quite the crowd already gathered and the parking lot was full with the Sparta guys had already launched.
  • This was YHC’s 3rd Q in less than a week, the Weinke wasn’t very complex, hope you enjoyed it.
  • 8 Count Body Builders are a real crowd pleaser, Lois seems to have a Love/Hate relationship with them. He loves to hate them.
  • Cocktail looked a bit gassed but he rallied, nice job.
  • Slim Fast is the most positive person I know and he’ll positively sign you up for the BRR.
  • Tweetsie was absent, probably running somewhere. He’s gone full runner and is posting at Swift too.
  • Smokey posted back-to-back days with YHC on Q thanks for posting and for partnering up with me.
  • Welcome Turnover from Winston Salem, he was out front on everything today #LarryBird.
  • Good seeing Bullwinkle out there, keep it up.
  • Thanks to Sensei and Rick for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter

Announcements

  • Beer Mile at an undisclosed school track near RT 51, check the #beer channel on Slack
  • CLT Craft Course 5/18 check the #beerrun channel on Slack
  • Speed For Need, check with Gypsy for details.

California Dreaming?

4 PAX ignored the #Fartsack and posted at #DeathValley for their #DRP. 

COP

We took a lap around the parking lot to gather the six 

  • SSH x 20
  • Merkins x 15 
  • Squats x 20
  • IW x 20
  • Windmill x 20

Rosecliff

We moseyed down Strawberry stopping at each speed bump for 10 merkins.

Turn right on Rosecliff for 7s, Merkins at then bottom and squats at the top.

We headed back to SCMS stopping at each speed bump for 10 LBCs. 

Rock Work

Head over to the rock pile and perform called exercise then take a lap around the parking lot.

  • Overhead presses
  • Curls
  • Squats 
  • Triceps extensions
  • Burpee Thrusters 

Circuit Work

We headed to the benches by the baseball fields for 2 rounds of the following: 

  • Decline Merkins x 10
  • Dips x 15
  • Step ups x 20 (10 each leg)

Still some time left for 2 more laps around the parking lot to get us to 3 miles.

Mary

  • Flutter kicks x 15
  • Rosalita x 15
  • Hello Dollies x 15

Moleskin

  • YHC arrived with 5 minutes to spare to find Smokey and Uncle Leo waiting in their cars in the parking lot. Then Pudding Pop came in hot, he’s a steady regular.
  • Smokey sported the long sleeves this morning in response to the chill in the air this morning. Don’t worry, it’ll be summer in a few days.
  • Dollywood couldn’t make it after his late night soccer draft. The Knicks still got jobbed at the NBA lottery last night.
  • Welcome back Smokey from then West Coast attending his nieces graduation from USC. 
  • Pudding Pop dropped some knowledge about south central LA, who knew USC was in the hood? 
  • Good to see Uncle Leo, have seen him in some time. 
  • We learned Pudding Pop would move to Santa Barbara if he won the lottery. That would make must see reality TV.
  • Pudding Pop is not a fan of the hill Rising Meadow in Raintree, good thing we went to Rosecliff
  • Thanks to Smokey and Dollywood for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter

Announcements

  • Beer Mile at an undisclosed school track near RT 51, check the #beer channel on Slack
  • CLT Craft Course 5/18 check the #beerrun channel on Slack

Lollygagging At Rock Zero

11 PAX ignored the #Cantorre and posted at #RockZero for their #DRP. 

COP

  • SSH x 20
  • Merkins x 15 
  • Squats x 20
  • IW x 20
  • Windmill x 2

Sandbag Fun

Partner up size and speed does not matter Partner 1 performs called exercise with the sandbag while Partner 2 runs, flapjack.

  • Upright rows
  • Squats 
  • 4 ct Military Press
  • 4 ct Flutter kicks 
  • Burpee with Sandbag press 
  • Lunges 

Sandbag Relays

Staying with your partner

  • Suitcase Carry
  • Low Crawl Drags/Bear Crawl Drags/Lunges
  • Walking Lunges

Abbreviated Robbie Miller WOD

3 rounds, 6 reps per movement. 

  • 4-count Mountain Climbers. 
  • Burpee Squats
  • Turkish Getups
  • Pull-ups 

Mary

  • Freddie Mercury x 15
  • Flutter Kicks x 15

Moleskin

  • YHC arrived with 5 minutes to spare to find only Hammer in the parking lot. It was looking like it would be only to 2 of us until the PAX started to roll. 
  • Glad BLC found us while we were taking our lap around the church. YHC heard BLC mention sandbags  while we finished our lap as he had gotten wind of YHC’s intentions.
  • Nemo picked the wrong day for the muscle shirt thinking we’d be on pavement for the workout because it was heavy day. He sported quite the farmer’s tan BTW.
  • Gummy #refusniked side straddle hops as usual, no shame whatsoever.
  • With 11 PAX there was some confusion with the number of sandbags, Gummy was willing to go back to the van and retrieve another but crisis was averted.
  • There was Q mutiny when YHC called for the PAX with the 40# sandbags to swap it for a 60# sandbag. Deep Dish was not having it.
  • Marlin was killing it out there but will be shopping Amazon for new ring.
  • The low/bear crawl sandbag drags were a #CrowdPleaser and warranted an audible. You’re welcome.
  • The abbreviated Robbie Miller WOD looked good on paper but YHC’s instructions were lacking.
  • Gummy continued to poke the bear by asking repeatedly what the reps and counts were for each exercise.
  • Nemo keeps racking up the EH numbers. 
  • Thanks for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter

Announcements

  • Beer Mile 6/7 at an undisclosed school track near RT 51, check the #beer channel on Slack
  • CLT Craft Course 5/18 check the #beerrun channel on Slack

Peak 51 5th Anniversary

11 PAX crawled out of the #Fartsack to celebrate the Peak 51’s 5th anniversary.

Slim Fast Q:

COP:

Mosey over to the Bus Lot for COP

Burpess x 5
Merkins x 15
Low Slow Squat x 20
Plankorama
Mountain Climbers x 15

Triple Nickel:

Head over to the church parking lot for Mermaid’s favorite. LBC’s x 5 at the bottom and Merkins x 5 at the top.

Line up on at the parking space for some suicides, run up 1, 2, then 3 parking spaces, jog the rest of the lot. Repeato. First verse like the first but in reverse. We then did the same suicide pattern but backwards.

Geraldo Q

We moseyed back to the bus lot for a the variation on the MARSOC Short Card.

10 Push-ups
10 Air squats
10 Crunches
5 Burpees
10 Windmills
10 Push-ups
10 Mountain climbers
10 Flutter kicks
5 8 Ct Bodybuilders
10 Cherry pickers (4-count)
10 Push-ups
10 Side Straddle Hops (or jumping jacks)
10 Back Extensions (“supermans”)
5 Freddie Mercurys
10 Chain breakers
10 Push-ups
10 Lunges
10 Hello dollies
10 Burpees
10 Russian Twists

We then moved over to the wall for the People’s Chair AKA “The Semi Gloss” with two rounds of Air Presses x 50.

Still some time left, so we returned to the church parking like. Line up and AYG up the lot, jog back and repeato.

Mary:

Rosalita x 20, DONE.

Moleskinny:

Where did five years go? It doesn’t seem all that long ago that YHC was asked to Co-site Q a new moderate workout in Area 51 with Slim Fast. Peak 51 is more than and AO, and is like home to me. The loyal PAX the come out to the AO and are what makes it great, keep coming out fellas.

Kotters to former site Q Booyah who even got some extra credit with the Slim Fast 5K pre-run with Sensei, Slim Fast, and Tweetsie.

Good to see Flutie Flakes from NH visiting us again.

Sardine and Smokey were out front on the Triple Nickel #LarryBird.

Thanks to Slim Fast for taking us out.

Thanks to Sensei and Lois for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter.

Announcements:

Blue Ridge Relay, contact Slim Fast if he hasn’t signed you up yet 🙂

Area 51 End Game

4 Pax leaped out to of the #Fartsack for their #DRP at Area 51’s premier kettlebell/gear workout.

COP:

SSH x 20

Windmill x 20

Low Slow Squat x 20

8 Count Body Builders x 10

The Main Event

Kettlebell Rollers x 10

Upright Rows x 20

Overhead Presses x 20

Lawnmower x 10 (each arm)

Thrusters x 20

Merkins x 20

Suitcase Carry

Flutter Kicks x 20

Dollies x 20

Levers x 20

Lunges x 20 (10 each leg)

Goblet Squats x 20

10 burpees (only the last round because YHC forgot)

Repeato

Mary

Rosalina x 20

Hello Dollies x 20

Merkins x 20

Moleskin:

A light crowd this week as the Area 51 pax wrapped up Spring Break.

Header and Chin Music got in some extra credit with a pre-run.

We learned that that Header used to rock not only a tail but a mullet as well. He claims all evidence was destroyed, allegedly.

YHC always enjoys talking baseball with Chin Music and hearing about his days in professional baseball.

Header and Chin Music are looking to buy some white pants for a party. There was some talk about not wearing white after Labor Day.

Avengers Endgame was awesome, go see it before spoilers are released on the inter webs .

Tulip put in a strong performance as always.

Voodo rucked his 2.2 up a mountain while down range in Hawaii.

Thanks go Voodoo and Witchdoctor for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter.

Announcements:

F3 beer release 5/1 Stumptown in Matthews.