10 PAX came out for a very wet AMRAP Friday. With the inconsistency of the rain, it was decided a strenuous workout under the portico would be wise. Awesome way to kick off the Friday work day. Or to Police GroupMe if you are Deadwood.
Mosey (by car) I swear to the front of the school. Disclaimer given.
I was really quite impressed with absolutely everyone first showing up for what could have been a much wetter surprise. There was limited mumblechatter, absolutely no complaining, everyone followed directions with no repeating of anything, and a little music. I and most everyone seemed to have a good time and really put forth all their effort.
With such a small group, everyone’s work ethic was on display and I want to think each and everyone of you for absolutely killing it.
Dasher, BC and Deadwood kind of led the way through the light rain. Dana and Wedding Singer have become Mr. Consistent hitting every workout in town and it is showing. (Comment does not allow bathroom selfies on groupme) Mad Dog and Doughboy pushed as always like there was no other choice. I don’t know Honeycomb but have never seen him ever move that fast but maybe I was missing it. The guy was crushing it. Lastly, Chainsaw, my partner today, at an extremely spree 59 impressed the hell out of me. Way to kill it like a 30 year old today stud today. It was good partnering with you.
Wrap up and Prayer:
Thanks to Mad Dog taking us out this morning.
IGNITION – SandBags with Pole Work – Read More for Clarity
Thought we had an even dozen for Ignition but Chicken Little was only teasing us with his presence. He was there to pre-run. #Sandbagger.
Fast mosey to high school entrance. Disclaimer given as we ventured up Moneyball Hill.
Circled up for a quick Christopher Columbus warmup:
Light pole work in Champions Forest
10 Merkins and 10 Bomb Jacks at each light pole
Mosey to Cemetary entrance with some T-Merkins along the way. Walk dark path through Cemetery into Lawson. More T-Merkins. Mosey to Deermeadows where somebody left their garage open with gear (Thanks Transporter)
Everybody grab a Sandbag and run down to bottom of hill. 5 Sandbag burpees and run back to gear garage. Grab Kettlebell or Metal pipe. Run it up to top of Hill. Shoulder presses. Leave weights and run to bottom.
5 sandbag burpees at bottom
Run up hill with Sandbag
10 Shoulder presses with KB/Pipe
Run back down with Sandbag
Rinse and repeat 5 times
Put gear back and mosey to Clubhouse playground. Teams of 3 for pull-ups and dips. P1 does pull-ups until failure. P2 and P3 do dips until their turn. Repeat.
Mosey back to Cuthbertson past Recalculating’s House (free post on GroupMe). 4 long sprints to finish it off.
We got in the required 4+ Miles. Explored new territory. Visited a cemetary. Ran through VERY dark areas (bring head lamps to Ignition if you got them). And ran up a HORRIBLE hill.
Great work by all. Bomb jacks are not fun. Dasher smoked the pole work (light poles – get your mind out of the gutter). Sandbags sucked up hill. Hollywood and Halfback crushed it. Good thing it was dark by the playground so nobody could see my soccer arms struggling on the pull-ups. Nobody had to go back for the 6 since everybody busted it today. Very impressive.
FLASH – We Did a Few Merkins
13 PAX to a mildly fast mosey to middle school entrance. Disclaimer while planking up.
Circled up for Warm-Up:
Plank while stretching out Calves
15 Imperial Walkers
Hit the Light Poles in front of both schools to the Hill
10 Merkin with Cross Mountain Climbers at each Pole – Circle back to the 6
Triple Nickle at MoneyBall Hill
Carolina Dry Docks at the bottom (25/20/15/10/5) and 5 Bomb Jacks at the top (Boom) – Mary waiting for the 6
Mosey to the Amphitheatre for some bench work with a pit stop at the corner with 25 Double Count SSH in honor of Big10
Finish Mosey with another Triple Nickle
Dips at Amphitheatre (25/20/15/10/5) and 5 Inclined Bench Merkins at the School – Mary led by Southern Belle to wait for the 6
Mosey to steps behind the HS.
5 SitupHipups past top of stairs near the turn and 5 Smurf Jacks at the bottom. Up Stairs front, back, side, flap jack both up and down.
Plank waiting on the 6 into Extra Merkin work just to enhance any burning.
5 Diamond Merkins in Cadence
5 Hands out Merkins in Cadence
5 Hands flipped at your waist Merkins in Cadence
5 Hands out past your head Merkins in Cadence
Mosey to Transporter’s Shed – Plank Jacks led by Posse
Back to home base hitting every light pole with 6 Plank Rotations
Everyone worked really hard and complained a normal level. It was a workout that may hurt worse tomorrow than today.
It was good to see absolutely everyone push it including Posse after his detailed workout over the weekend that was OVERSHARED on Groupme. Gerber and Southern Belle did an awesome job staying out in front, but behind Double Stuffed (awesome name) just shredding the course and all of us in the process. Nice job DS. The rest of the pack pushed through each and every exercise with no complaints.
Shout out to Jim (our FNG originally from St Louis) – hockey fan. He pushed it really well on what was a hard workout for someone that does not do push ups every day. Hope to see Jim Back.
Thank you from Dancing Bear on the donations of Shampoo and Soaps to Homeless in Union County. Going really well and will continue to collect.
EASY BUTTON VQ tomorrow at Commitment
ZINFADEL VQ Wednesday at Chiseled
Thank you BC for taking us out.
14 PAX met near the water tower for an extremely simple beat down. Keeping the running to a minimum, the complaining was still evident but good natured.
Warm-up near the Tack Exchange – Disclaimer and Introduction with apology to those who attended Doc’s Jack Webb beating.
Combine with your Partner – 100 Crab Cakes, 200 Scorpion Dry Docks, 300 LBCs, 400 Plank Jacks and 500 Merkins – while partner runs to other end of the court to complete 10 Squats
A very impressive and hard working group all around even as the Merkins got very sloppy towards the end with many teams not quite hitting the 500 but getting very close. Several rounds of exercises were done til failure, and the partner was there to pick them up and switch off.
Shout out Doughboy, Maple Syrup, Rubbermaid and Big10 who endured the day after experiencing Doc’s own Jack Webb Hell yesterday. But all of them still powered through with all they had.
My partner Shake ‘n’ Bake was the man as no Form police will ever catch him not up to snuff cranking out each exercise precisely.
Beckham, Paper Jam, Dana, and Fuse (towel in hand) put it all out there with minimal complaints and just a few jabs. Nice job powering though.
Anvil, extremely impressed with Iron and Ore. Nice job, always good to see the 2.0s participating while Ore was running around most of us like we were standing still
Banjo – Nice to meet you sir and good job enduring a tough workout. Thank you for making Floater your first official workout as we look forward to seeing you again.
Lastly, absolute favorite part was in the middle of squats when Rubbermaid stopped, turned to me and told me that I suck. At the moment, I agreed with him.
Wrap up and Prayer:
Doughboy took us out with a special mention of Austin (18-year-old, who recently suffered a heart attack) who needs our prayers. Thank you, Anvil, for bringing this to our attention.