Lobster Roll took charge on a balmy 12 degree morning at Joust.
50 side straddle hop, 25 merkins, jog the length of the field backwards and return
50 imperial walker, 25 staggered merkins, butt kicks on the field and return
20 lbc, 20 flutter, 20 dollys, 25 staggered merkins, high knees on the field and return
4 laps, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% – in between: 10 merkins, 20 jump squats, and 30 lbcs
half lap to playground
Rotation: step ups, wall sits, decline plank, and dips with a runner on the stairs as the timer
return to parking lot
Dollywood complained about the cold (no surprises), Header outran Yeti (barely), Yeti couldn’t feel his fingers, Ductwork told us all about his culinary exploits in Iceland, and Lobster Roll made us all look like 80-year-olds as he finished every workout 2 minutes before us. Good times were had by all and, good news, I’m just starting to feel my fingers again as I type this.
It was an honor to have my first Death Valley Q. I don’t know the area very well, so we stuck to the track for most of the workout. Thanks to Spackler for his dainty farts that kept us entertained throughout the workout.
Here’s how it went down…
Jog to track
Side Straddle Hop, Imperial Walker
2 laps in under 4 minutes
Begin the countdown
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – Merkins and Squats
Lap, sprint last straightaway
Countdown from 9 – dry docks and jump squats
100 yd dash, recover with backwards jog
8- 1 – flutter and lbc
2 laps, under 3:50
7-1 – partner handslap merkin, sister Mary Catherine
25 bear crawl steps, jog
6-1 – nippler and bird dog
25 lunges, jog
5-1 – heels to heaven and dolly
1 lap, under 1:50
4-1 burpee, speedskater
3-1 clap merkin, reburpee
15 burpee broad jump, jog
2 minutes – freddy mercury
1 minute – plank
Final Countdown complete! For all you arrested development fans out there, I’ll leave you with the mental picture of Job Bluth doing magic.
Thanks Dollywood and Smokey for the chance to lead!
o Timed 1.5 mile
o Max push-ups in two minutes
o Max sit-ups in two minutes
o Max pull ups
o Applicants must be between the ages of 17 to 28 [… sorry Uncle Leo, but turns out that you and I are almost 20 years outside of the range]
o Eyesight requirements: 20/40 best eye; 20/70 worst eye; correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness. [Interesting… not sure if I have a “best eye” and “worst eye”.]
o Meet the minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: GS+MC+EI=170 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220 or VE+AR=110 MC=50. [I have no idea what any of this means… but looks pretty impressive].
o 1.5 mile in 11:30 or less, with a stretch goal to do it in under 10 minutes
o At least 50 push ups in two minutes, with a stretch goal of 80
o At least 50 pull ups in two minutes, with a stretch goal of 100
o At least ten pull ups
It was a chilly morning, but we warmed up quick. Here’s how it went down:
SSH x 20
IW x 20
Run lap around track
P1 – runs to top of steps, 5 pull ups on playground
P2 – merkins at bottom to 100 combined
P1 – runs to top of steps, 5 jump squats
P2 – LBCs at bottom to 100 combined
P1 – runs to top, 5 Russian twists
P2 – decline merkins to 100 combined
P1 – runs to top of steps, 5 squats
P2 – flutters at bottom to 100 combined
P1 – runs to top, 5 lunges
P2 – incline merkins to 100 combined
Jog a lap around the track
Line up in endzone
R Karaoke to 10, 30, 50
L Karoke to 10, 30, 50
Backwards jog to 10, 30, 50
Sprint to 10, 30, 50
Jog a lap around the track
Mosey to Grandma
25 LBCs at bottom, run to top and back, repeat
25 flutters at bottom, run to top and back, repeat
jog a lap
25 dolly at bottom, run to top and back, repeat
25 rosalita at bottom, run to top and back, repeat
Mosey to front lot
As usual, a strong group at Joust today. With the smaller crowd there was nowhere to hide. That being said, not many refusniks out there, besides more than a few “knee brace adjustments” by Semi.
We covered 2.5 miles today – most of it on stadium steps and Grandma Mtn. Solid work by all.
Thanks for the opportunity to lead. Always an honor.
60 seconds stretch run round the track and mosey back, plank exercises x2
COT: lead by Header
Nice to be back – apologies for the construction obstacles and arse activated car alarm.
Despite my unspoken hopes that the weather would prove too gross for a morning workout, we prevailed. And we’re better for it! At least that’s what the four guys and I who showed up to Skunkworks are telling ourselves.
Catch me if you can to the courtyard – 5 merkins and then chase, when you meet your partner both do 5 t-bell squats
At the courtyard…
15 side straddle hop, 15 imperial walker
20, 15, 10, 5 – high pulls and merkins in descending number
You go, I go – Partner 1 snatches and holds while Partner 2 snatches, P1 snatches while P2 holds (10 right arm, 10 left arm)
Lap around the church
P1 planks while P2 does 15 swings, P1 drops to six inches when P2 has 5 swings left, (repeat 3x)
six circuits of stairs, one step at a time (x2) skip a step (x2) double jump (x2)
You go, I go – P1 clean and press while P2 holds, alternate (15 right arm, 15 left arm)
Lap around the church
P1 squats w/ bell while P2 does 10 goblet squats, (repeat 3x)
Repeat stair circuit
Mosey to front of Church
P1 lunges to the first median while P2 does curls, flapjack (repeat 3x, replacing curls with triceps, then overhead press)
Move to next Median
P1 burpee broad jumps to 2nd median while P2 does curls, flapjack (repeat 3x, replacing curls with triceps, then overhead press)
Lex wasn’t a fan of running stairs as recovery after leg work. In retrospect, he had a fair point.
Chin and Lex discovered they went to college at the same time. Nothing like a small workout in the rain to rekindle old Clemson flames.
We all agreed Floaty should have Q’d given his name.
It was a wet, rainy honor! See you next time.
We started with:
20 side straddle hops
We moseyed over to the goal line to complete a few suicide runs:
All done! With our “wheels” burning and our “guns” smoking we moseyed back to circle up.
Announcements: “Give to Give”
Started it off with a run to the goal line and 100 yard side straddle run followed by 100 yard backwards run. Then the standard IWs, Low Slow Squats and Merkins.