16 fine gents arose in the wee hours to take on a soccer (real football) style workout which turned out to be more intense than English Q had planned – you will see why later…
Jog to parking lot
SSH x 20
IW x 20
Squat x 15
Merkin x 10
Stagger merkin R x 5
Stagger merkin L x 5
Jacobs Ladder x 7 with additional Turkish get ups at base, midway merkin, burpee at top. Plank at bottom when finished.
Mosey to soccer field.
Partner up grab soccer ball and get in line with a tire.
Partner 1 – high knees with taps on soccer ball
Partner 2 – sprint to tires and tricep dips x 10 sprint and tag partner
Partner 1 – stagger soccer ball push ups
Partner 2 – sprint to tires and dry docks x 10 and sprint tag partner
Partner 1 – mason twists with soccer ball and feet up
Partner 2 – sprint to tires and tire squats with tire above head x 10
Partner 1 – squeeze ball between feet and raise and lower legs
Partner 2 – sprint to tires and merkins around the tire and tag partner
Partner 1 – spartan burpee on soccer ball
Partner 2 – sprint to tires inside grip merkins x 10 sprint and tag partner
Gather soccer balls at top of field. One player shoots at goal. If he makes it no punishment. If he misses he sprints to get ball and pax do five burpees. Reps of exercise build with each missed shot.
Q thought a little taster of the “beautiful game” would be a good thing in the cold and wet conditions that reminded him of the homeland. As the pax warmed up their bodies in preparation for the pain some familiar headlights appeared up on the hill as Matlock made his appearance a little earlier than usual. With warm bodies (but for the 51 year old attorney) the extended Jacobs Ladder set the tone with Donkey Kong off to a flier. Like Geraldo a few weeks back the boy may have “blown his wad” a little too early but still finished strong. Bananas disputed some of the pax counting abilities as we planked ready for next event.
Tire exercise with the balls thrown in were tough going and partners worked hard and with little down time. Some sloshing in the tires sounded like the spilling of merlot (puking) but the lads sucked it up and kept it in. With a good 10 minutes left (according to Greenwich mean time) we gathered the soccer balls 40 yards from the small goal for our own Kevlar penalty shootout. If goal was scored move onto next guy. If shot missed 5 burpees for all pax and keep adding with each miss:
Turkey Leg – miss (5 burpees)
Cottontail – miss (6 burpees)
Good Hands not Good Feet- miss (7 burpees)
Brown – awful miss and nearly hit Matlocks car w dog in it (8 burpees)
Skywalker – made it (no burpees – thank The Lord)
Donkey Kong – shank ( 9 burpees)
Bananas – close but miss (10 burpees)
At this point audible Q call to do any rep of any exercise!
Sprague – post but miss (11 squats)
War Daddy – miss (12 military merkins)
Barracus – miss (13 split jumps)
If you are not listed we know you missed as only made one thanks to the one armed wonder! Ran out of time so not all pax got to shoot. Bananas called an audible for soccer shooting practice at the Rock tomorrow!
Thanks for coming out lads. Good sweat this morning. Have a great weekend.