Author Archive Hooch

Just another Monday morning at Flash

16 PAX met Monday morning at Flash after running through the possible options.  A dude’s sack on your back with Damascus’s possible burpee marathon (11 attended) at Ignition,  someone else leading a slightly earlier at Ass Island or the regular Flash beatdown.  Of coarse the 16 chose wisely. So let’s see how much we can get in in a normal 45 to 48 minute workout.

With such a large campus,  where do we even begin. Do we head to the wet grass and hills? No, eventhough MB and his A… Beads were not in attendance.  Do we run over to the possible homicidal pajama guy cabin to get the heart rate up? No, save that for Ignition guys.

After lapping the campus prior to the workout,  only a couple slight audibles were necessary to avoid the possibility of rolling around and in the crazy amounts of goose crap everywhere.

DICCS – Mosey to front of School- SSH, PP, Merkins, Plank, Plank Stretch

The Thang

  • Mosey – SSH, PP, Merkins, Plank, Plank Stretch
  • Light poles – 10 merkins + 10 Mountain Climbers – front come get the 6
  • Grab some wall at Rudy’s shed – 20 Press, 20 jab x 2 IC
  • Partner up and head to the corner with a rock
  • 25 curl to press/25 swings/25 Sumo while partner runs up steps and back x3
  • Head to the slingshot. Half speed to the circle- full back while partner does 25 Squats with Rock/25 Derkins,  rinse repeat
  • Head back to start with little time to spare

Moleskine

FNG Prime pushed it to his max after his buddy Shake selected the biggest freaking rock on campus to use. Way to tough it out. Thank you Shake for bringing him out.

Everyone pushed it really hard with minimal complaining and chatter.  Foundation wanted to talk about his nipples but no one would really bite. (on the conversation or his nipples)

When so many work so so hard each workout, it is becoming harder and harder to call out the studs of the morning. It has become one part that I enjoy when leading. It becomes a big happy, sweaty, funny group of men killing it, encouraging others, and finding fun in the pain and strain of the morning.  Makes me proud to be part of the group.

Thanks to Chicken Little and Rockwell for giving me the opportunity to lead.

Announcements

Shout out to Coco Krisp attending in the area as he is from Raleigh.  Multiple Waxhaw posts in last week.

Convergence tomorrow at Bushwood led by Zin (dress code required)

Wednesday Convergence at CMS. Holiday hours.  Q TBD.

FNG KJ Davis stuck it out.   Lives Millbridge, two kids.  Works for Amazon.  First name shouted out was Prime and that is what we went with.

 

 

Chiseled- Coupons for Everyone

It has been a while since I had been to Chiseled let alone lead Chiseled.  None of the Diesel site Qs could make it. (Shaking my head) Who knows,  was it fear, laziness or the dread Fartsack Syndrome. One day that phrase will be in Urban Dictionary.  

14 super solid dudes did join on a chilly morning with little to no complaints.  I was extremely impressed by everyone and how hard they all pushed. Absolutely amazing group of guys.

Disclaimers given with mosey around Mt.Chiseled and back to the start.

15 SSH (kept it short for Big 10), 10 IW, 10 JD, stretching from plank position, a little extra back stretching (compliments of my M’s instruction).

The Thang

Pick your coupon of choice and let’s do this.

Time for some Coupon Fun/Four Corners

4 Coupon Corners x 2

  1. Man Makers 10, Squats 25
  2. Coupon Swings 25/Monkey Humpers
  3. Merkins 25/Merkins 25
  4. Curls 25, LBCs 25

Upon Completion we kept the brick work happening.

2 sets of exercises done, then run to the island and back.

25 Shoulder press / 25 LBCs with Brick – RUN
25 Sumos/ 25 Squats – RUN
25 Scorpion Dry Docks / 25 Dead Lifts – RUN
25 Dry Docks / 25 Thrusters repeat – RUN
25 Derkins/25 Plank Jacks repeat – RUN

MOLESKINE

Everyone pushed hard and did their best to stay warm.  It would be call out anyone because absolutely everyone did the entire workout and pushed hard.    I was impressed with the limited chatter and just everyone’s accepting the challenge of a tough workout.   I truly appreciate everyone’s push. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Guest for Floater ( MoneyBall)

FNG – Schneider’s son. Posse got lost out there really wanting to name him after a rock. Posse’s name was almost changed to Nerd. But we moved on and went with Joe Dirt.

Prayers

The Progression of the Waffle – Awkward

Waking up as it is very cold and raining hard for a well thought out workout under the portico including the benches. Upon pulling up in the rain, can’t quite tell what I am looking at. WTF, Fuse is unloading gear in our area. Back to GroupMe, they decided to move Diesel to Cutty.

And then PAX began to arrive, some confused, some extremely annoyed. One OG angry, who continued to share his displeasure of the sequence of actions on GroupMe, the dude was not happy.

Rewind as to what just happened, did fellow PAX from other site reach out to ask for space, convergence or just some options, was that missed? The answer there was No. So Recalc provided some necessary site rules to our new visitors regarding parking, gear location, and some additional “advice”. And off we were, (the non stationary group) to find a new space to workout. Over to the back of the High School Portico to make it happen.

The Thang

20 SSH, 20 IW, Plank and Stretch the Cavs

Grab some Wall

20 Presses/20 Jabs/20 Heels up/Heels down x 4

5 Wall Plank Jacks plus 5 Mike Tysons x 4 hitting stairs between sets

Partner Up

150 Plank Extensions/LBCs/Flutters/Freddie Mercuries as Partner runs down and back under portico

250 Merkins with Partner running (killer)

Dasher killed us with American Hammer

Head to Back of Middle School

35 Dips then 5 Box jumps x 3

Times up, head to front of school for DICCs Pic and COT

Moleskine

4 annoyed PAX worked very hard with no complaints as there was very little non movement to the workout. Heart rates were kept up to where somehow 2.5 miles were covered in a very small area.

After much Diesel advertising that real men work out in the outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold. Talk of Vaginas. That was confusing, Fuse when is the last time you saw one. Only to swoop looking for shelter. (shaking my head) – for your shame…

Dasher killed it like normal pushing the PAX. Gerber outstrided us all like normal. Recalc blew off his Old Man steam pushing it very hard shedding the poncho for better dynamics. All 4 really pushed a somewhat unusual workout due to the inclement weather.

Announcements

Gladiator tomorrow. All I can remember.

Recalc took us out. Please keep the family of his old friend who just passed away from cancer.

Asylum Part 1 and Part 2 – Coupon Hell (sorry Akbar)

After being asked to lead about a month back I hesitated as I have never been to the site unless you count a meal at Chick-Fila or Hickory Tavern. Barely go to Target even. First thought was “Nah, I am good”, then realizing I was not attempting to step out of my comfort zone. So why not, with no clue what to necessarily do at said workout.

Only thought I had was this needs to be a hard workout, and this new IPC Coupon thing seems to do the trick. So I created a plan, put it on cardboard signs, only to have the workout appear at Impromptu led by Gerber. And it sucked horribly, so with a few tweaks, that is exactly what we are going to do.

First time leading was November 4th where we had 13 PAX total, but we did not get to finish the fun. So I volunteered to continue the workout just so no one was left feeling shorted at all today November 11th but with only 6 PAX. Actually gaining Goodfella and losing 8 FartSackers.

Disclaimers given during opening mosey of both workouts.

Very similar warmup. 25 SSH, 15 IW, 10 JD, with a little extra back stretching (compliments of my M’s instruction).

The Thang

On Nov 4th we started with an opening Mosey to the adjoining neighborhood from the medical facility lot.

Mosey to Blackwood. Partner up
10 MC one direction each light, 10 Car DD each light the other, 10 MT at intersection, 5 Hand slap merkins at intersection X 2

Mosey next to Target for some Coupon Fun/Four Corners

4 Coupon Corners x 2
1. Man Makers 10, Squats 25
2. Curls 25, LBCs 25
3. Merkins 25/Merkins 25
4. Coupon Swings 25/Monkey Humpers 25

But we were only able to make it half way through before running out of time. Absolutely everyone tore it up while having to carry that stupid Brick everywhere.

Today November 11th, smaller group we went straight to 4 Corners but in the slightly smaller Petsmart Lot due to lighting.

4 Coupon Corners x 2
1. Man Makers 10, Squats 25
2. Curls 25, LBCs 25
3. Merkins 25/Merkins 25
4. Coupon Swings 25/Monkey Humpers 25

Upon Completion we kept the brick work happening.

2 sets of exercises done, then run to end of lot and back.

25 Shoulder press / 25 LBCs with Brick – RUN
25 Sumos/ 25 Squats – RUN
25 Scorpion Dry Docks / 25 Dead Lifts – RUN
25 Dry Docks / 25 Thrusters repeat – RUN
25 Derkins/25 Plank Jacks repeat – RUN
Rinse/Repeat if you can (only GF did)

MOLESKINE

Both workouts, literally everyone pushed and killed it. Special shoutout to Swimmers, Posse, Fuse and Ackbar for making both workouts and enduring a tough workout that felt much longer than 45 minutes especially in the gloom and cold. Well done men.

Of Course everyone that showed both days did their thing without complaining.

Announcements

Holiday party, Christ Closet giveaway Update, Gladiator is next week.


Goodfella took us out.

Ignition/Flash BackBlast Combo – it was MOIST

22 PAX made there way out this morning to an extremely hot and humid workout. 14 joined BottleCap for a little upper body improvement while 6 joint yours truly tackling the gradual yet killer hills of Champion Forest.

IGNITION – THANG

Mosey to shed back up to bus loop towards the hill

Hill – 15 Merkins (on/out/diamond) + 4 Burpees counting down

Head up hill to Champion Forest with 10 Plank Rotations at each light with 6 looping back

Head down 1/2 mile stretch of Dobson 25 Squats at end

Back up 1/2 mile loop of Waynewood and 25 Squats

Rinse Repeat

Back to entrance with 10 speed skaters each light

Mosey down to lower track entrance with 25 Dry Docks at each island

Run back to each track entrance doing 10 Bomb Jacks at each and then return.

Mosey back with 10 Bomb Jacks at bus loop. Then long way around to front of school to ensure we are exactly a minute late for COTs

FLASH – THANG

Jog to front of Middle School for warmups

Imperial Squawker x 10

Merkins x 5

SSH x 20

MC x 5

Plank Jack x 5

Diamond Merkins x 5

Mosey to side of middle school for Triple Nickel

Side portico – 6 count wall merkins x 5

Back of school – Bench plank walks x 5

Soccer field for 4 corner escalator (jog 4 corners, 40 Merkins, jog 3 corners, 30 merkins, etc)Jog up and down hill until 6 gets in

Double Hill 7sUp and down both hills

Burpees at top of one hill

Bomb jacks at top of other hill

Backwards run back to COT with 10 knee slaps at each light post

MOLESKINE

During Ignition, with a couple of PAX disappearing at different times to take care of business (one PAX in the woods) over 5 miles was covered and more for the leaders who had to circle back multiple times for the 6. Hollywood and Legalzoom were upfront the entire time making things look easy. Dasher as well – minus his potty break. Actually everyone deserves a mention as there was no breeze and it was muggy. Nice job Rubbermaid and Ringer for battling with no breaks. Cobbler was the man who was pushing through the pain. Nice job brother.

During Flash, as everyone pushed really hard through the ailments. Deflated should be mention for crushing the Triple Nickel, Gaylord for owning the Escalator(whatever that is), Easy Button was the man on the 7s, was awesome having Spike back and even better seeing Popeye on a weekday pushing hard.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

No announcements but don’t forget Foundation’s 4th bash and Swimmer’s mention of the Prostrate Cancer Run.

BottleCap closed with Prayer.

Another Impromptu AMRAP Friday

It was muggy, hot and just a tough workout that 22 strong and driven PAX tackled this morning all to gauge how they are bettering themselves each and every month. With daily extremely tough workout options in WUC (to be named later), there has been some drastic improvements with PAX fitness along with the steady Eddie’s that are constantly tearing it up. aka. Hollywood, Dasher, Easy Button and now Zin, Chicken, Banjo pushing it to the max. Only one Vest made it out today, we are still determining if the Vest won or Deadwood as it looked like a tough fight. Well done Deadwood carrying around the extra weight.

It is the typical Impromptu AMRAP course that we plan on celebrating the last Friday of every month throughout the year.

.47 Mile loop around the back of the High School with a steep hill and a solid set of stairs.

Exercises include…

15 Mike Tysons

15 Derkins

15 Step-ups

15 Dips

A trip around the circle with a rock

A little Bear Crawl

15 Bobby Hurleys

and a Burpee at the end, 2 for the second loop, etc.

Pax Tally

Rudy 3- Tysons ( was moving and did not notice any Pit stops)

Deadwood 3 – Rocks (plus 80 lb Vest – Nice Job)

Hollywood 4 – Rocks (made us all look like we were standing still)

Easy Button 4 (made it look easy – like his button)

Dasher 4- Derkins (normal incredible pace – Nice work)

Ole McDonald 3- Tysons (way to push it)

Zinfandel 4 (our verbal time keeper made it look easy)

Chainsaw 3 (always pushing it – well done OG)

Banjo 4 (breezed through it with a little sweat)

Chicken Little 3 – Bobbies (took off leaving everyone in dust )

Breadbowl 3 – Derkins (way to push young man)

Fuse Box 3 – Derkins ( back at it after some time off – good job)

Crabgrass 2 – Bobbies ( way to push in your first AMRAP)

Doughboy 3 – Derkins (always gives his all, well done)

Schneider 3 – Mike Tysons (pushed it hard the entire time)

Knish 2 with Medical Pit Stop (rock grabbing his hand and sinking in was detrimental)

Recalc 3 – Derkins (way to push through the tweaked knee)

Damascus 4 – Tysons (way to tear it up – minus the vest)

Gator Cub 3 – Tysons (always giving it his all – well done)

Brutus 3 – Step Ups (looked good in first AMRAP – keep showing up)

GreenHornet 3 – (nice first run at the AMRAP – keep it up)

Hooch 3 – Rocks (only remember the first few minutes)

Announcements

Wedding Singer has Committment Saturday

Swimmers Need for Speed Run for Prostrate Cancer – Link on Groupme

Ole’ Macdonald with Breakfast on his mind took us out.

Freaking Cold Ignition Workout

5 PAX showed up for the first workout of the morning as there were 3 at this AO for the individuals not up for a run and the ones who felt they needed to sleep in after a Crazy night of football.

Stretch w/Disclaimer + DICCS

The Thang:

BISR to Track Circle around front of schools

Grab some curb – Scorpion Plank Jack in cadence x 20

Sling shot around circle w/ 25 Plank Jumps and Jacks x 6. With goal is 6 completing 6.

20 Merkins each light alternating who carries the ball to top of school.

25 Mountain Climbers then 25 Squats about half way each light alternating who carries the ball coming back.

Head to the lower parking lot for 3 corners w SlamBall in middle

12 slams in center each time – 25 Squats in corner – SSH middle waiting on ball

12 squat press in center each time – 10 Bomb Jacks in corner planking in middle waiting for ball.

BISR back to start with an audible at the top of the school since we were looking short of the 4 miles – long way back to parking lot arriving a minute late.  (there was some complaining) but 4.1 miles reached to avoid Q Fail.

Moleskine:

Everyone survived, worked hard, only took half the workout to get warm.  Really good to see the Newells out there pushing it and Fuse making his Ignition debut.   He must of thought the running would be limited due to my lead.   Of coarse Hollywood killed it and followed back up with the 6 constantly.  He did feel it necessary to stick around for the 3rd workout with Bottlecap and more SlamBalls.

Missed announcements due to being late.

Ole MacDonald took us out.

Just another fun Floater Workout

Safety check – headlamps and reflective clothing?   CHECK

12 PAX gathered this morning for stroll around Waxhaw with some pit stops at a brewery, a laundromat and the beloved hill. (Original to Floater)

Mosey to Dreamchasers

Disclosures and Pre Items – Plank Stretch, 25 Merkins, skipping SSH, 20 PP, and 20 Moroccan Night Club

The Thang

Head North to Price Street w/ 20 Merkins and 10 plank Jack’s at each light (4 in Total)

Cut across Highway 16 to the laundry mat a top of Keith Jong Hill.

BURPEE Time – Circle up – 10 burpees a minute for 5 minutes (it sucked but everyone pushed through.

Run to bottom of hill 25 (make it 20) shoulder tap merkins at bottom, 25 squats at top, then repeat. – Mary at top waiting for 6. Thank you BC.

Circle up again (More Burpees) – 10 burpees a minute for 5 minutes. (moans and groans included)

More Hill Time – Run to bottom of hill for 25 Dry Docks  and then 25 Danny Hurley’s (deep squat jumps keeping legs in a squat position) then repeat. – Mary at top waiting for 6

Do we or don’t we Circle up for more Burpees – We don’t as I was unsure if I could do it again.

Head to the short wall – 20 Dips, 20 Derkins and 20 Speed Skaters as fast as you can X 3 – Hugging a tree waiting on everyone to Finish

With a few minutes left, we run the rectangular block around the church with 10 Bomb Jacks at each corner as time expires.

Moleskine

All in all, it was cold, it sucked, but absolutely everyone pushed themselves and the banter during the Burpeethon was only in humor.   I can say I am proud to work out with a bunch of great guys who are not afraid to push it while leaving everything on the pavement.  The motto of the day for myself was if I did not feel as if I was going to puke, then I was not going hard enough.  All PAX endured a heavy up and down workout that was daunting, fast, with inevitably sore muscles during the all the movements as the pain kicked in early. It is just impressive to see everyone’s push and drive in a workout that was not fun.  Thank you for that.

Again we had Bottlecap, Hollywood and Deadwood at the front.  Then the rest was really a group just slightly behind them and I would say not really the 6.   Everyone hung together.   Catnip is already becoming a regular. It was good to see Wedding Singer back from his maternity hiatus.   Hopefully he speaks to me again in the next few weeks.  

Announcements

Impromptu is converging tomorrow with Cerberus at 6am.

#ClientDinner tonight at new time and location.  Bottlecap is leading from CMS at 530.  Beers on him to follow at Queens South (bring your wallet anyway)

Check Groupme for Service opportunity to fix a home to help a father make a better life for his kids.   Several PAX have already jumped in.  Reach out to BC for Detals

Bottlecap took us out.

An Actual Winter Gear Workout

10 admirable PAX showed up at Five Stones with temperatures in the 20s. We all got to work fast feeling warmed up after shedding the cold rocks.

Disclosures given moseying to the rock pile.

Plank stretch w/Peter Parkers

10 PP

15 Merkins

Additional Warmup – Grab a rock

20 Merkins each light to Mt Chiseled – 10 w/rock on one hand then Flap Jack.  X 3

20/15/10 Thrusters one side of Mt. Chiseled and Goblet Squats on the other.

Now everyone is warm and loose.

The Thang

9 stations plus a runner for time

1. Slamball on knees – side/side/middle/up/down

2. Plank Rows with bricks

3. Kettlebell figure 8 and around the waist

4. Straight arm LBCs with large brick

5. Sumo pull with bucket

6. Woman Makers with bricks

7. One arm plank battle rope

8. Squat press with bricks

9. One arm deadlift

10. 50 yard run burpee at end then back

We made it to 2 rounds quickly.  Gave PAX the option to hit Mt. Chiseled again. They unanimously selected another round of gear.  With the shorter run, the gear workout went by fast with everyone hitting it hard and moving very quickly.

Moleskine

You would think a gear themed AO established by the upper class well to do Briars and Crest would have legitimate gear. Not the case. After digging through all the weird PVC pipes and miniature women’s jazzercise weights, bricks would have to do. Definitely not revisiting partner pole pulls or even attempting to explain. Special thanks to Bottlecap to providing actual gear including dumbbells, kettlebells and slamballs.

Every PAX worked hard and pressed on through the brisk cold error. Once the cold rocks were put down and the Mt. Chiseled portion was completed, there was absolutely no Mumblechatter. And actually, the comical comments began to flow heavily. It was fun working out with a great group of guys even though two of them were wearing these large hideous blue ribbons on the middle of their chests. But those two still killed the workout.

And again, Chainsaw was the man. Way to tear it up young man. (Tupperware is 27% his age)

Gatorcub took us out.

November Impromptu AMRAP

19 PAX came out for fun little spin around the AMRAP course.   One, RECALC, even came out while on the IR to cheer on and help instruct the course, keep time and push everyone.  (Thank you Keith)

 

Warm-up lap to point out each exercise along the way

 

  • 20 SSH at First Stop
  • 10 Potato Pickers as the Third Stop
  • Planking with some Stretching at the next

 

AMRAP time The Thang:

 

The course is just under a half mile all the way around with 7 Stops listed below.

 

  1. 20 Derkins
  2. Bear Crawl (roughly 30 yards)
  3. 20 Dips at Bench
  4. 20 Donkey Kicks
  5. Rock Mosey – Rock over head carry about 40 Yards
  6. 20 Jumps Squats
  7. Burpee – 1 for each lap, 2 for second, etc

 

Results:

 

Pax August September October November
Banjo 4 4 Rain Out 3(IR)
Bottlecap 3.5 4.2 5
Breadbowl 3 3.1
Chicken Little 3.5
Damascus 4
Dana 3.1 3.4
Dancing Bear 4 4 4.3
Dasher 4.4 4.6
Deadwood 4
Deflated 4.1
Doughboy 3.5 4 4.3
Draper 3.1
Easy Button 4 4.1 4.4
Foley 3.4 3.5 4.0
Foundation 4.1 4.1
Fusebox 3.5 4
Halfback 5
Hollywood 4.5
Hooch 4 4.1
Jingles 3.5
Joy 3.4
Legalized 3
Maddog 4 4
Moneyball 4 4.4
Posse 3.4 3.5 3.3
Radar 2.5
Recalculating 4 0.0
Rockwell 3.5 4
Rubbermaid 4 4.1
Rudy 2.2
Southern Belle 4 3.6 4.1
Stub Hub 4.2
Wedding Singer 3 3.5
Xerox 3
Zinfandel 3.1 3.1

Moleskin:

 

Weather was perfect and everyone pushed themselves.   It is a privilege to work out with a very impressive group of PAX.    Just amazing to see everyone continue moving even when their bodies were probably telling them to stop.  Almost every PAX improved on their most recent run at the course.  That is absolutely amazing.

 

Announcements: 

  • EFFFies Party.
  • Open Door at Five Stones each Sunday morning – connect with BC for details.
  • COTS (Church on the Streets) is Sunday.

 

Wrap up and Prayer:

 

MoneyBall took us out.  Special prayer to a close friend of Dirty Bird who is going through something no one should have to endure.  Thank you.