Something just didn’t feel right that last part of 2018….couldn’t put my finger on it..oh, we were all missing the Impromptu Monthly Amrap. What better time to kick this off than in Dryuary and help everyone get on track with their New Year’s resolutions.
The site Q’s met with distinguished course designer @Bottlecap to get some input on a new location and route. With that we introduce to you – “The Holyfield”
20 Men showed up at Cuthyb Middle. Quick Mosey to the High School back entrance>>> slow lap around the course to get everyone acclimated to the new course and exercises
This is a race against yourself – get faster, stronger over the course of the year. Thank the usual suspects for setting a fast pace, the newcomers for going at it the first time and everyone else for getting your arses out of bed and doing what 99.999% of all the other men across the land didn’t do this morning – woke up for an unkown challenge and busted their butts.
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Shout out for all the Bday wishes and inspirational photos sprinkled around campus –
Thankful for this great group of men that inspire me and put up with this old curmudgeon…..
Prayers up for Hooch’s son, Ray’s Father inlaw, Lynn Marie Longo
QSchool this Saturday – 6:30 at Cuthby – Posse
Qsource at Coffeteria – Golden Arches – 6:30 after Committment.
14 men endured the Carolina ice age for some a breakfast board beatdown and some much needed teamwork. Checked the weather app to see a nice balmy 22 degree morning for Watchtower – with that I knew I needed to keep the PAX moving to fire up the heart rate.
Circle up in front of Hickory Tavern for a quick hot lap and some DCCS
Flipped the Sandwich board to make a Breakfast Special’s board which was waiting of the PAX at the Hickory Taver Entrance. On the board were five exercises, each with a 20 rep count. Progressive with lap in between.. Ex (Do excercise 1 lap – then exercise 1 & exercise 2 – lap.. until all five exercise. Total would yeild 300
Pick up a coupon (slam balls) – in groups of 3 – pass ball back and forth until we made it to the Target parking lot. Some confusion on Indian run vs simply pass the ball back and forth down your line. Next time Q will be more clear.
Aside from his outstanding man to man defense – Hurley holds several assist records. The theme here was to work on our teamwork and passing skills while also getting some defensive work in. Partner up in teams of 3 each with a Slam Ball.
P1 and P2 – Pass Slam Ball chest pass down the top section of the lot. At each end P1 20 Ball Slams/P2 20 BH’s… Chest Pass Ball Slam back and flip flop. Timer is P3 who is doing a long lap around Target Parking Lot with 5 Bomb Jacks at each corner. P3 replaces P1….
Saw several groups working hard on this section…
Now – the teamwork – Bear Crawl Passes. In Bear Crawl position pass the slam ball back and forth until you reach the end of the aisle -rinse and repeat until P3 gets back. Extra Credit – Foundation added in the three man weave for those familiar with the layup passing drill..
Pick up the 6 and start to head back. Slam Ball Burpee for every tree (7) – pass ball between teammates.
Announcements – Q School Saturday 26th – See Principal Posse for details
Was a little nervous using the slam balls -especially when I was pulling in to see the PDS Clown Car rolling in with 4. Wasn’t sure if there would be enough slam balls for the crowd.
Extra Credit – Chickelittle on the pre-run- was solo and looked to be moving fast. Most likely will be fielding lots of calls today from the poultry community for the unsafe temps.
Gerber must live on a really really BIG LOT that requires sprinting to the mailbox as he was moving out fast on the Target laps
Is Zin leaving the Clydesdales behind for good? Has been moving out fast – now has a pacer in Gerber…
PDS Crew – OneStar, Boytano, AssCrack and LazyBoy were getting after it. Also must have shopped together at Dick’s for all the long underwear, coats, scarfs and gloves….
Kudo’s to ShowGirl – sporting the shorts… extra points from the Q.. great work – way to get after it
RubberMaid and Foundation discussing some really deep topics- maybe they thought this session was Tea Time? Lots chatter – but I am sure the were getting after it
MadDog and Posse with the Blue Balls today – working good together as a team. Glad to have you back MD – Posse – thanks for helping coral the players who wanted to leave practice
Dana – Dude did the Gremlin on Saturday, Double-Posted Yesterday and still made it out today. Word has it he’s trying to “bank” some posts so that he can “PostYesPost” while he is on an extended business trip.
As always my pleasure to serve this great group of guys. The winter gloom can play tricks on the mind and promote fartsacking. Reach out to those who you haven’t seen in a bit. Keep Derek in mind as what he is doing requires a lot of effort and patience….ShopDog going through tough period as well..let’s reach out to him.
21 enterprising men got out of bed, paddled through the fog and landed at Marvin HS/MS for a tour of the campus. I’ll admit it’s been a few months since I posted at Dromedary so I had to dig deep to remember all the pain stations and routes that are available. This is a tough crowd to please because it pulls in some SOB/WUC speed racers who like a fast pace. Good to see some familiar faces as well as some of the new PAX I haven’t had a chance to catch up with
Pre-Disclaimer Given – There has been a lot of focus on trying to keep all the Pax safe. Hats off to the newly Nantanned WUC Leaders for making this a priority – Amazon has been busy delivering reflective gear and headlamps.
Quick lap aroudn the parking lot top loosen up the joints
30 SSH/10 Imperial Walkers/15 LSS/15 Merkins – demonstration of the BH – 5 on your own – I saw Hollywood’s version of the BH – not sure how much BB he has played….
Announcements – Prayers UP at 7pm for Longo Family as LynnMarie is battling breast cancer. Take a moment from dinner and pray with your family.
Keep the momentum with “Safety First” approach. Call out to The Grease Monkey – we picked him up at 5:31 and he then hammered the Indian Run. Shout out to RunFlat who I haven’t seen in a bit, same with Bouche, Soft Pretzel. Not sure how Boytano made it there sole…PDS ditch.
New guys I haven’t had a chance to connect with – Endo, LazyBoy and Centerfold – great work – need to connect and get to know you.
As always the Dromedary crew nailed it – Rockwell, Hollywood and Bratwurst, GoodFella
BottleCap took us out. Pleasure is mine> to lead a great group of men in the gloom
The day after Thanksgiving is always a challenge to post; too much food, booze, and souffle’s in the last 24hrs. The workout was pushed back to 6:30 to allow for some extra sleep and Transsporter shed pre workout type activities. Then old man winter came to town – with temps in the freezing zone it looks like most folks decided a dutch oven fartsack was just what their wives wanted –
With that 11 strong posted for some post gobble gobble fun and a tribute to the greatest basketball player to hail from the garden state – Bobby Hurley.
Warm up – Quick mosey around the lot
Hurley wore #11 so warm up’s to 11
ssh, imperial walker, merkin, mountain climbers and then dugans. A basic how to of the bobby hurley was demonstrated.
Head over to middle school cafe for 11’s of Dips, Derkins and step ups.
Start with 11 for the group of 3, then 10 , then 9 –rinse and repeat all to 1
Head to the bb court.
Sideline to sideline – round 1 – 15 touches in 1 minute
round 2 – 13 touches and then round 3 try for 10 or 11.
That got the heart pmuping
Head to the HS gym entrance for March Madness. Hurley went to 3 Final Fours – so this would round would celebrate the NCAA tourney.
64 chair Air press
32 Donkey Kicks
16 BOBBY HURLEY’S
8 Mike Tysons
4 Knee Slaps
Head to front of High School
Partner up – 3 Rounds
P1 – 11 Step Ups while P2 does a hot lap>>>>>exchange is 11 hand slap merkins
Mosey to side of HS
Repeat NCAA Tourney in rapid fashiom
Mosey to front of Middle School
5 burps>>>>hot 1/2 lap
4 Burps>>>1/2 lap
thankful for this group that braved the cold and calorie spike. NO amount of exercise could make up for the pumpkin pie overload but this go the blood flowing. shout out to deadwood for stalking us with the drone – looking to get some good marketing material for us —-let us know what social channel that is on so we can promote!!!
Announcements – f3 SOB/WUC xmas party 11/30 – Effies Dec Friday 7th Briarcrest = Big Lots, new book for bible study – how to lead for men, Business Clothes donation for COTS and bring winter gear (hats, gloves, socks, coats) for Charlotte Men’s Shelter – Dancing Bear will be collecting – along with all the toiletries that you can steal on business trips.
20 PAX showed up at Impromptu for a humidity filled session of confusion and work. Confusion right out of the gate as HalfBack thought he was on Q. Maybe there was some confusion on decoding Millennial. We’ve got it ironed out and HalfBack is on Impromptu Q 4 Fridays from last Thursday, but skip a week for the holiday.
Warm-up – Promptly at 5:30:00 (chalk one up for the Q)+1
Mosey to front of the middle school
15 Cherry Pickers
15 Low Slow Squat
10 Mountain Goats – for some reason this new entrant intot the warm-up was not feeling the love (-1)
consists of a 4 exercise “bundle” (Dips, Derkin, Burpee and LBC’s)
Do 10 of the “bundle”, then 15 of the “bundle” and then 20 of the “bundle”
Pax seemed to catch on after some initial mumble chatter – but it faded (+1)
Mosey to back of middle school – stop at tables by Cafe- then jail break to the corner of the school just past the dips benches.
The order would align the partner work. First one in paired with last on in and so on
The AMRAP has been in the closet for the past few months so I thought it was timme to start bringing it back to life. My thought was to bring it back in sections > with today’s attempt hoping to last 20 minutes.
Now to the BearmudaTriangle/Line
Was supposed to be pretty simple – however the football field was off limits so had to change it up on the fly.
This is what ensued:
This is what it should have looked like –
P1 runs to the dip bench area – does 5 Bobby Hurley’s and then 5 Dips – runs back to Triangle
P2 bear crawl to cone 1 – do 1 burpee. bear crawl to cone 2 – 2 Burpees. Bear Crawl to cone 3 – 3 burpess. Each time you finish cone three that counts as a round. The goal was to have a mini competition and count rounds. (Q fail -5)
Mosey to cut out for partner work
150 Crab Cakes
5:15 End (Q+1)
Welcome FNG Davis Mcowsky (sp) – another jersey escapee – comes from Rahway (known for route 1/9 and a prison) – F3 name = Dufresne (silent s fellas) from the Tim Robbins charracter in Shawshank redemption Andy Dufresne.
COTS – August 5th – let Lou know – we’ll meet up and clown car to Uptown
Brooklyn Pizza – 3rd F Monday’s 7:30 or check with ShopDog for the correct time
Bible Read – church offic off of cutherbertson Sunday’s 7am – check with Lou
So stoked to get the chance to confuse/lead a great group of men thorugh the morning gloom. All put in a great effort today and were very adaptable…
Welcome back Brexit!!!! Good to see Wild Turkey making Impromptu stops…
Just a reminder that it’s never too early to start thinking about the Efffffee Awards… keep your favorite Q in charge in mind.. vote early and vote often…
15 men gathered on Friday the 13th for a not so scary workout.
Here’s what went down:
It was a great morning for a workout with perfect temperatures and a great group of guys working hard. It was only appropriate that Clock Merkins were incorporated into this morning’s workout. For whatever reason, halfway through the workout my watch skipped ahead 7 minutes, so I inadvertently called “RECOVER” while doing Dips! Wishful thinking, I guess!
I always enjoy seeing guys push themselves and encouraging their brothers. Old MacDonald was begging for some leg work after our rounds with the rocks, but he pushed on! Akbar mentioned he was getting out frustrations this morning after being up all night with a fussy baby! Dasher showed off his “bad ass” skills with his table height jumps and I believe it was Dough Boy that suggested we change his name to Table Dancer… uh, I mean Table Top!
It was an awesome effort by all and it’s an honor each time I get to lead this group of great men.
Thanks to Dough Boy for taking us out with a prayer!