Unfortunately for them, 8 pax emerged from the gloom for the weekly cross-region pain exchange at DMZ. It was painful, but fun! Fortunately for Aquafresh, he did not appear.
We circled up for a token warm-up, a few squats, SSHs, and mountain climbers. Site FNG Wonton received the veteran DMZ disclaimer in stride. Here’s what we did:
DMZ Mile: run down camilla, around school and back to lot. Everyone loved this, it was fun.
Mary for a few minutes
Mosey to Church Lot
Suicide by Burpee up the lot (5x hand release burpees at each of 4 lights). Everyone loved this, it was fun.
Suicide by Squat up the lot (25x squats at each of 4 lights). Everyone loved this, it was fun.
Recovery pace catch-me-if-you-can around church with 5x squat delay. No one liked this, too slow!!!
Mosey Back to launch for low slow squats. No one was fooled for long.
DMZ Mile. Everyone especially loved this one, even though it wasn’t fun
Finish with 5 min of Mary, Merkins, and Squats
Kudos to Wonton for upping the ante to two posts a week, let’s all support him!
Bug Eater is getting fast, launched at the first mile with a vengeance
One Eye goes slow downhill and fast uphill, don’t know how he does it
Nice to cross paths with Orlando again, with my BRR fear inspired focus on running and his biking, it had been awhile.
Runstopper is posting all over the place, good to sweat with him again
Hammer took over the lead post pitstop during the suicide by squats. Powerful legs or….?
Hannibal said he was smoked after burpees, but didn’t seem like it, nice work brother!
Always an honor and pleasure to take the helm of DMZ.
It was Wednesday, so we kept it simple just grinded for 45, no need for anything special.
COP in place
Mosey to Avenue of Trees
Run Avenue with 15 Merkins at the end 5x
Run Avenue with 20 squats at the end 5x
Pax was now 1 mile in
Paused here for a few minutes of Mary
Mosey to entrance near 51
AYG to big rock, 5 burpees
AYG back, 10 burpees
AYG to big rock, 15 burpees
Pax now at 2+ miles
Mosey to middle of lot, partnered up, P1 lunge walks while P2 10 merkins, jogs to catch up, swap. Continue out and back.
Mosey to launch with teaser fly by, gather for one last sprint to cars.
Pax finished with 3+ miles
SSH, Imperial Walkers, Freddy Mercury, Mountain Cilmbers, Merkins, all moderately reasonable rep counts. Blah blah blah. Mosey to garage
Partner 1: runs garage in figure eight pattern (up the end, down the middle, up the other end, down the middle) 5 burpees every time you reach the top.
Partner 2: 10 inclined pullups, 15 merkins, 20 LBCs repeat sets until Partner 1 returns then switch
Each partner runs the loop three times.
Mary for the six and then Mosey to aquatics parking lot
Lunge walk up hill, jog back
Bear crawl up hill, jog back
Sprint up hill, jog back
Repeat, with the sprint taking us back to launch
A few minutes of mary and done.
YHC made waves with his analogue watch, apparently everyone thought this was cool and now a new trend has been started. Despite rumours, the sun does not have to be shinning to get the correct time…
YHC was a little over eager to move on from the garage, nearly left the six trapped in the loop, sorry!
Lorax and Mermaid out front for the loop along with Purple Haze and No Show in the Hunt
Hops was crushing it
The Wall got out, nice post!
Strong work by all!
SSH, Seal Jacks, Merkins, Plank, Freddy Mercury, Low Slow Squat
Mosey to far end of lot near cars, you have two options to cover ground to the picnic tables near the church.
Pick a core exercise to perform on your own while waiting for the six
Find a bench, complete 3 sets of the following:
Plank for the six
Jog around church for 11s in parking lot starting one pushup, 10 jump squats with about 40 yard run
All you got back to cars, max LBC reps in remaining 2 minutes
14 PAX who had not been lulled into a false sense of security by recent warm temps showed up to experience a DMZ VQ. Brolympics recently left a mark on YHC so mileage was kept under control to mitigate permanent hamstring damage. Hopefully enough squats were called to compensate.
Professional quality disclaimer was given and we were off.
Mosey to school parking lot to get warm.
Mosey to track and partner up
Partner 1 – 400m run
Partner 2 – Performs deconstructed burpee exercises until partner 1 returns. Flapjack until 4 rounds complete.
Mosey to front of school, stopping for some entertainment along the way
Find a bench and complete three sets of the following
More low slow squats
AYG back to church parking lot, winner leads 6 minutes of Mary (YHC was not present to declare a winner, possibly Swiper?)
Various orthodox and unorthodox Mary exercises were performed
Mosey back to launch, bonus jump squats with remaining minute.
An honor to take the helm of DMZ for my first Q, strong work by all!
All pax (even Swiper) joined us in a timely manner this morning so YHC saw no need to venture into a neighborhood to add a hide and seek dimension.
YHC was accused of still having tags on his beanie, conveniently a hat with headlights was nearby to confirm it was simply design work on the hat, however lame.
Track work results seemed to be mixed depending on individual PAX motivation level. YHC is fine with that, you’re up against yourself.
Bear crawls appear to be a favorite with most. Found Kirk crawling in odd directions and staring longingly at Camp Gladiator participants running around cones nearby.
Mumblechatter seemed muted as we headed to the track. YHC was prepared to ignore. Picked up steam at chair sit, YHC ignored. Bench work was not suffered in quiet, YHC continued to ignore. Nearly reached mutiny levels during Mary, for good reason as YHC was losing cognitive abilities. Some response attempted. Luckily time was up so little harm done. First Q complete.