The rain is actually refreshing!
Thanks to the PAX for letting me lead. 6 brave men decided to leave the warmth and comfort of their fart sack to bear the cold and wet conditions presented at the Maul this AM. It was good to see Cold Cuts, who admitted he was back from his fart sack hiatus. There were varying opinions of the weather and what was ahead of us, which led to the suggestion of going to the parking deck. We ultimately held off and kept with the plan.
The Murder horn always presents a nice cardio challenge…Incorporate some exercises into it and it becomes a very tough challenge. As always, Happy Meal was out in front with Tagalong not far behind. As we were finishing up the third rep. and recovering, Happy Meal mentioned the fact that we just did 180 merkins! We were definitely feeling it!
Once we were done with the Murder horn work, the sets of 11 were a nice change of pace to focus on some lifting. The rain started to pick up slightly so we sought out shelter at the covered picnic area for our dips and step ups. The Murder horn never seems to escape the mind at the Maul, especially as you sit at the bottom of it, knowing you’ll have to finish by going back up. To make the experience that much more awful, it’s always nice to do it backwards. The awfulness is further validated by comments such as Tool Bags, “Are you making this up as you go?” as we began the journey back up or Tagalong’s, “My legs are burning…what are these…your quads?” at the top.
All in all, it was a good, full body workout! Nice job today fellas!
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Thank you for your partnership,
Ten men showed up to sweat at the Maul on the first Wednesday of the year.
After a short disclaimer and Frehley’s first “That’s what she said” of 2019 (at a work out at least,) we were off.
After a short mosey to the front of Target, we circled up:
Next, a delightful mosey to the church. 3 laps around the church, with a called exercise at each speed bump. There are 10 speed bumps.
Another short mosey to the top of the parking deck next to Brown Bag
Mosey to the middle of the parking lot, we alternated lunges and bear crawls. Madame Tussauds is still the master of the bear crawl.
Back to launch for Mary. Good work, men.
Talk to Strawberry about Church on the Street.
Talk to me (Tool Bag) about a Q at the Maul.
Have a great evening.
While scouting, YHC discovered a spooky clearing in the woods behind Jack Hughes Park. Knowing it would be dark and spooky back there, i decided to bring my old battery powered lantern, placed stealthly beside the trail that led to the clearing.
Then the below workout took place:
6 men came out on their day off of work to celebrate America.
6 men started their week off with the ability to actually sweat on the warmest day in recent memory. After a weak disclaimer that YHC was lucky enough to have Snowflake finish for him, we were off.
Leave Pineville PD to mosey to the new OoWee Barbecue Parking lot. The smell of smoked meat was in the air, and the PAX did the following:
SSH x 25
IW x 25
Low Slow Squats x 20
Merkins x 10
After this, a long mosey turned into a longer mosey as the mud level was deemed too high and YHC didn’t want to lose or ruin his shoes. Dumpsterfire led us to on an alternate route to get to the Pineville Lake/Belle Johnson Park.
Each of the Pax grabbed a lifting rock and called an exercise of their choosing for the group. During Snowflake’s exercise a mysterious creature was making a ruckus behind us and progressively getting closer. This inspired an Indian Run around the lake .
We then returned to the rocks and did another round, but limited the reps to 10 per exercise.
Following this, a quick mosey to the Gracelife Church for some Mary.
Flutter x 20
Freddy Mercury x 20
Dolly X 20
Another Mosey to the side of Corner Grind for some wall work.
It has been found out that all of our calves are weak and no one could balance well enough on a parking curb for a calf raise, we we scrapped it and headed back to the AO to try again on the curb with more success.
A little more Mary then we were done.
Thank you guys for letting me lead today. We were a bit short of my 3 mile goal, but it was good to be back out in short sleeves and not freeze.
I appreciate everyone’s team work with the rock exercises. I was glad we were all able to stay together for the duration of the workout.
9 men showed up to witness my VQ. We were all thrown off as we learned that the Pineville Fire Department had been condemned, and that we must find somewhere else to park. With Lieutenant Dan guiding the PAX all the way to the back of the park parking lot, we gathered in the darkness as our colleagues at Camp Gladiator began warming up.
After a quick but sufficient disclaimer, the moseying began with a quarter mile of extra mosey provided to us by the Pineville FD.
From there we moseyed another .5 mile where a choice was given of 5 Burpees or 10 Jump Squats. No one chose Burpees. After this, a final .5 mile was run where we met at the pond at the Belle Johnson Community Center. There was women’s group also using the park, and Lieutenant Dan was approached about the two groups joining forces in the future. He told them they needed to ask the “guy in the red bandanna.”
The PAX was advised to be cautious of goose poop and snakes and to reach in the pond to retrieve a rock for both running and lifting, where three rounds of 20 X Curls, 20 X Overhead press, and 20 x Tricep Extensions were completed with a sprint and 10 merkins in between.
Following this, the men partnered up and did a round of Catch Me If You Can around the .5 mile loop of the pond, with one carrying a rock while the other did 5 merkins before catching, if they could.
Upon completion we lined circled up for some mary before the daunting 1 mile+ “downhill” mosey back to the start.
I wanted to make sure we ran 3 miles for my VQ, as I hate running but am trying to improve on it. I’m grateful to all who came out for my first and hope to improve my time management skills for the future. Also notably, we ended without being taken out then re-circled to be taken out by YHQ, which I thought was sort of funny.