Pax: Clover, Gummy, HIPPA, Hopper, Tacking Dummy, Harley, Spackler, Puddin Pop, Schmedium, Polo (FNG), Hannibal, Jet Fuel, Marge, Queen, Fry Daddy, Floor Slapper, Semi Gloss, One-Eye
The Pax was 18 strong (actually about 10 strong esteemed gentlemen and about 8 clowns). The weather was great as it never rains at Hydra. Here’s how the work out went:
Slow Squat: 10
Slow Merkin: 10
Mosey to the short field. Karaokee to one end and back then walking lung half way, run the other half and repeat back.
Mosey to the football field. Start at the goal line and go 60 yards and do 15 hand release merkins. Run back to the goal line and do 14 hand release merkins. Run back 60 yards and do 13. You get the rest, all the way down to 1. Then 25 Freddie Mercury’s.
Over to the playground. Partner up. Partner One runs around the school, partner two does pull-ups and air squats. Combine to do 200 air squats and 50 pull ups. Those that finished their second run and their partner had completed that number did 20 more of each. Then 20 LBC’s.
Mosey to the tree with the eight benches around it. 20 step ups each leg, 15 dips, 10 incline pushups.
Mosey back to the launch area. Russian twist X25, then Protractor.
It was a lively group. The merkin ladder early on was a beast. That was meant to quiet some of the chatter (mission accomplished). There was a actually some very respectable effort. One-eye crushed the merkin ladder. Semi Gloss and Spackler appeared to complete it with proper form. Spackler has extra energy saved from never doing burpees.
I question how many partner teams truly made it to 50 pull ups. After having us do 120 hand release merkins, I’ll allow for a little slacking, there.
Welcome Polo, a new FNG. We were all disappointed at the end when we couldn’t come up with a better name. That used to be one of the strengths of this group. We’ve gone soft in that area. Seriously, welcome Polo, you did well for first or second time out.
I had the distance down at 2.5.
Announcements: BeerRun this Saturday. See Gummy or check slack for details.
3 pax enjoyed a soggy trip around Charlotte Latin on a rainy morning. Site Q’s were nowhere to be found.
Started off with just two pax (YHC and HIPAA) but McGee soon joined (after he came in late and parked his car on the opposite side of campus). He somehow found us.
Run to track and do about 3/4 of a lap breaking off onto the 50-yard line.
4 corners (I know… a track doesn’t have corners). Do 20 of each exercise at a corner of the track with 10 wide-arm merkins at the 50-yard line between exercise. Exercises were Jump Squats, LBCs, Lunges (10 each leg) and CDDs. 2 two rounds of this.
Next we headed to the rock pile. If we’d had more than 3 pax, we would’ve picked up a rock and done a partner CMIYC up to the shed above SwimMAC (to try to stay somewhat dry). Instead, we all grabbed a rock and moseyed up there.
At the shed, do 20 dips and 20 derkins. Grab rock and do 20 bicep curls then take a lap around the circle out front. Then overhead press and lap. Then tricep extension and lap. Repeat this circuit twice.
Grab rock and head back to rock pile. Grab a piece of the wall right next to rock pile for wall sits and 50 civilian count arm raises.
We have a few minutes left so McGee suggest a lap around the track. Sounds good.
Head back to the launch with a stop under a nice dry pavilion for some Mary. 15 Dolly, 15 Rosalita, 15 Flutter and some protractor. Then, with a few minutes to kill, some Jack Webb (up to 5 then back to down 1). Q Fail on the counting here.
Head back to launch to join the FT pax. Done.
I arrived at Charlotte Latin around 5:15 am on this extra gloomy morning wondering how many pax would eventually join me. Fast Twitch seemed to have 15 or so pax so surely some Hawks Nest folks would arrive soon. 5:27 am and I’m still the only one there. This may be a solo workout. In comes HIPAA to make sure that I’m not creepily running through CL campus alone. Glad to have the company. Then we picked up McGee on the way to the track. Glad he joined as well (after 10 minutes of staring at the sky in his driveway wondering if rain would stop, he finally came to CL albeit a few minutes late).
Great 2nd F today. Thanks for coming out guys. Weather reports have not been looking good the last couple days so I knew attendance would be down. Glad that we got a slight break in the rain (just a little mist) but like McGee said, once you start working out, you don’t notice the rain anymore.
My first time Q at Hydra today and I was welcomed by 13 brave men on a beautiful spring morning. Quiet crew overall…heard some chatter from of the heathen bama fans in the group and some reminders that exercises are “optional”, but no complaints about the weather. Goal was to make us all sore. Worked for me.
o Repeat X 5
o 50 Pull Ups combined with partner
o LBC while you wait your turn
o 2 rounds of shoulder press while partner runs parking lot loop
o 2 rounds of curls while partner runs loop
o Straight arm shoulder raises X50 with partner
o 1 lap with 20 merkin / 20 jump squats at the “corners”
· To the parking lot and circle up for Mary
o 20 X Flutter
o 20 X Dolly
o 20 X Freddie Mercury
o 20 X Slow LBC
Until next time…
Pax: Bob Villa, Hippa, Marge, Queen, Puddin Pop, One Eye, Lewinsky, Slum Dog, Semi Gloss, Scratch and win, Hopper, Gum Nut, Floor Slapper, Spare Parts (FNG)
First warm Thursday this spring. After the disclaimer we were off
It was nice to finally have some mild weather this morning. As usual, I enjoyed the fellowship this morning. Hope you all have a nice Easter Weekend. Thanks for taking us out Scratch and Win.
QIC: Scratch & Win
PAX: Queen, Double Decker (FNG), Egypt, Slumdog, Bob Villa, Marge, Frosty Paws, Leprechaun, Sleepy, One Eye, Lewinsky, Thunder Road, Semi-Gloss, Puddin Pop, Scratch & Win
Lottery Tickets Sold Here – No Refunds
15 pax, including 1 FNG, gathered in the gloom for what turned out to be a challenging, yet creative beat down. I’d like to think tweeting a screenshot of YHC appearing in the lottery commercial for which he is aptly named was the reason for the big turnout. Not sure, but the buzz on twitter was enough to get Semi-Gloss out of bed. It was rumored that by attending YHC’s VQ, one might receive a lottery ticket of varying games and amounts: Power Ball, Lucky 7’s, Jumbo Bucks, 10x The Money Scratch Offs…but alas, all that was received was the satisfaction of knowing you pushed yourself to be better. And some movie references (including our new FNG’s name) – more on that later. Disclaimer given – you cannot sue anyone, including Obama. And we’re off.
Faster than normal mosey (YHC was amped for VQ and may have gone out a bit fast) one lap around Olde Providence. YHC extremely surprised he’s in the front and realizes his mosey has turned into a 90% jog.
20 Imperial Walkers
20 Mountain Climbers
Quick mosey to new benches at front of school near playground and partner up.
Partner 1: Exercises at bench.
Partner 2: Run to back playground for Pull ups. Run to opposite side parking lot for Merkins. Run in front of school back to benches. Flapjack. Rinse and repeat.
Rd 1: Step Ups; 7 (the number of our Lord) good form pull ups; 15 diamond merkins
Rd 2: Low Slow Squat; 7 (the number of our Lord) good form pull ups; 15 regular merkins
Rd 3: Dips; 7 (the number of our Lord) good form pull ups; 15 wide-arm merkins
Backtrack mosey in front of school to pick up the Six. Missed 2 pax that were halfway through the back half of the circuit. #RookieMistake by YHC.
Mosey back to school for some wall sits. Very tempting to leisurely rest on the ledge that’s at perfect sitting height. Everyone declines.
Wall Sit for approx. 2 mins (10 count by 12 pax down the line). Recover. FNG slowly walks away from pax to gather his thoughts – more on that later.
Back on the wall for Wall Sit with 20 air presses IC.
Mosey back to launch point for Domino merkins. YHC could have provided better instruction here, but we eventually got it.
5 slow count Domino merkins and finish with 30 second plank.
Mary (disguised as her twin sister “Sally”). YHC throws back to late 90’s movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. Pax listen to “Flower” by Moby (aka “Bring Sally Up, Bring Sally Down”).
Protractor, alternating b/w 6 inches and 45 degree angle. 3 min and 25 seconds without feet touching the ground (not all made it the whole way w/o modification including YHC).
YHC realizes 1.5 min left. So, 25 merkins on your own to finish. 10 burpees for anyone who wants to push themselves (Sleepy takes the bait).
COT – thanks for the takeout Frosty Paws.
Ye Olde Moleskin:
YHC was thankful for a good turnout and honored to lead the pax, despite getting little shut eye from a mixture of excitement and fear of over sleeping. The movie references started before launch with a Shawshank reference from Puddin’ Pop, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Little did Pop know YHC was also pulling out a fav movie from high school w/ Gone in 60 Seconds. The final big screen connection was with our FNG – welcome to DOUBLE DECKER!! For those with kids you’ll recognize the invention of Emmet (aka The Special) from Lego Movie. Ask DD what the connection is at his next post. HUGE T-claps to DD for rallying to finish with the group after he gathered his thoughts (read “refunded last night’s dinner”). YHC wasn’t certain if he should feel bad for him or proud that someone lost their lunch during my VQ. In the end, YHC settled on empathy b/c he’s been there TOO many times. T-Claps to Egypt and Slumdog – who, best I could tell, put the EH on Double Decker. Thanks to Leprechaun for the clown car and Lewinsky for the encouragement. Finally, thanks to Marge and Queen for “volun-telling” me to Q.
A smattering of mumble chatter and general updates. Most of which can be found on the website. All of which are many months away.
FNG – Welcome to Double Decker.
Jog to far football field avoiding mud puddles along the way.
Partner 1 planks, partner 2 crawls under and jumps over legs of parter 2. flapjack 2x
Wheel barrow 50 yards flapjack and return 2x
OYO burpee broad jump 25 yards 2x
Mosey to benches
Step ups keep one leg planted on bench 10x switch legs 10x, dips 20x, Dirkens 20x repeat for 3 sets.
Surf to the entrance near the bus lot. Squeeze into well lit doorway for wall sits/arm raises in cadence to 100- 5 minute time sucker.
Mosey back to the field next to the
Playground for Jack Webb 1 Morley to 3 arm raises… continue until we reached 10 mirkens and 3O arm raises . yeah that sucked.
Make our way back to the front of the building find another doorway and repeat wall sits, aternsting crossing legs for 5 mins.
Yeah it was wet. Today was a good old school boot camp. I think Egypt clocked our mileage at 1.1 miles. Not bad for an old guy that likes to yell at people.
Posted on behalf of Hannibal:
Marge, Snowflake (R), Gummy (Run In/Out), Runstopper, Hopper, Scratch & Win, Puddin’ Pop, Frosty Paws, Queen, Chico, Sleepy, Jet Fuel, Hops, Hannibal
Brief disclaimer where I confessed that I cared about the men, and we were off. Light jog from parking lot to corner of Summerlin & Wessynton.
Warm up exercises
Enough of that, as the pax were starting to get a little loud, and YHC was a bit concerned about waking the neighbors up. #2ndAmendment
We then (mostly) flawlessly executed The Extended Beast – (6 exercises, 6 counts, 6 times), working our way down Wessynton, Cornwallis Camp, Stonecroft, Colony, and Abbottswood stopping every two driveways (or every other driveway for those requiring translation Gummy) for the exercises. Reconvene after each “set,” with leaders planking until the six arrives.
Back at school, active recovery with peoples chair x2, with arm exercises.
Mosey to benches on the east side of campus, get in groups of 3, with a couple 4s – that’s fine. Partner 1 stays at benches for dips. Partners 2 & 3 run across front of school to new benches on the west side of campus. Partner 2 stays at these benches for dips. Partner 3 returns to original (east) benches to start the relay and relieve Partner 1. Repeato 2-3 times, switching from dips to step ups midway.
Finally, mosey back to launch for 2 minutes of mary (LBCs and Dollies).
When I was asked to substi-Q by Queen on Tuesday, my first thought was sure, but I’ll be leading from the six. Hence, the plan to get some running in (no rocks for Hannibal) while keeping us together and burning off more of the holiday fat. And as most Qs know, it’s also tough to be original at a (great) venue that has hosted hundreds of workout. I felt that there was the right balance of complaining and friendly banter that I’ll deem the workout a success.
It was great to see the turnout this morning, and YHC appreciated those who came out in support of a Hannibal Q (new it must be easy), including Hops (#GoDeacs), who I received a text from yesterday that I gathered was checking to see if I was even still alive. Runstopper was fresh off a plane from Alaska, where he travelled for a 2-hour meeting. What??? Gummy, Marge, Hopper, Chico (#GoDeacs), and Sleepy were pushing the pace on the Extended Beast. Frosty Paws and Scratch & Win were pushing hard, as well. Snowflake is probably still trying to figure out how his team went from first to last on the first leg of the relay. #CheatersNeverWin I didn’t see much of Queen, though he was dressed for the recent 20-degree days and not the balmy 50 we had this morning. Jet Fuel was there, having recovered from lack of sleep Monday night and basking in another Bama Natty. #TiredofThat Puddin’ Pop is always driving hard, and fortunately spared us from needing to pull out our auxiliary gas masks. #ThankYou
2 prayer requests
Actually, no it’s not. We tried to get into the Christmas spirit this morning a little bit but truth is we’re still trying to pay off Thanksgiving. Ate and drank way too much last week. Add to that a couple illnesses and this is the first time I’ve posted in almost a month. Woof.
6 veteran pax showed up at OPE this morning to shake off the Thanksgiving rust and put a down payment on Christmas binging to come.
Pax were properly disclaimed (not really) and then we headed for the parking lot on the far side of the school. Instructions were given to drop and do 5 burpees each time we saw a Christmas inflatable or Christmas lights.
Mosey to the church and find a partner and a lifting rock. Partner 1 does called lifting exercise while Partner 2 runs to Goodwill bin and back. But wait, the Goodwill bin is gone just in time for Christmas. Bah Humbug.
Enough of that. YHC gave instructions for our trip to the Foxworth Halfpipe so as not to wake up the neighbors. At the halfpipe, grab your same partner and do 5 hand slap merkins in the middle of the halfpipe, then part ways. One partner goes to top of one side and does 10 Heels to Heaven. Other partner goes to other side to do 20 LBCs. We did two rounds of this. That hill on the closest to our normal Foxworth hill is terrible.
Mosey back to OPE through the woods. It was dark. Almost lost a couple pax… probably due to my poor eyesight in the dark. Should’ve let them follow Jet Fuels highlighter yellow gloves.
Stop at the concession stand for 20 steps ups (10 each leg), 20 derkins and 20 dips.
Time is almost up so head back to the launch.
Great job by all pax today. I warned that we would do some running to shed some Thanksgiving calories. I think we accomplished that. Jet Fuel was out front most of the day on the running part. Everyone else was close behind. Good to have MAD out there with us and to have Puddin Pop back to his pre-injury form. Jet Fuel, Sleepy and Queen all crushed it like they do every week at Hydra. Great job. We ended up with 25 burpees I think. Not too bad. Obviously folks are slow to get their decorations up this early. Just like me… it’s taken me and my wife 4 days to put 4 strands of Christmas lights on our tree.
15 men gathered at the OP Campus to follow a guy who had not posted at or led a boot camp in a LONG, LONG time…..thanks to BRR training which never panned out to make me faster, younger or better looking! Dangit! I could not have been happier to make my first boot camp post by Hydra. I have a soft spot for the AO and the dudes who attend! But, I digress……
Marge, Queen, Gummy, Floor Slapper, Hoover, Good Hands, Semi Gloss, Cheese Curd, Jet Fuel, Plug, High Tide, Iron Horse, Tag Along, Boerewors, Hopper (Q)
Jog to opposite side of OPE. Circle up for:
Jog to church across the street. Partner up. Partner #1 runs “the block” around the church will partner #2 does stated exercise with rock of his choice:
Plank as we wait for the six on the above.
Jog back to OPE, but head to the back baseball fields for a 4 legged starfish:
Wall chair for some resting recovery.
Mosey to the practice football field by the playground for 10 gassers with 10-counts in between.
It was fun to be back and I look forward to getting Hydra back in my normal rotation. Funny how time doesn’t change anything….Gummy still won’t do SSH, Semi-gloss’ t shirt is still too tight and Queen is still faster than a thoroughbred horse. Glad to know you can still count on certain things! Thanks for letting me host Marge and Queen!
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Thanks for taking us out Iron Horse!