16 men grabbed their kettlebells, embraced the soupy Gloom and got their weekend off to a good start at Combine. This is what we did…
Farmer Carry/Partner Chase. Partner up! Partner A lugs both kettlebells, Partner B knocks out 7 diamonds and gives chase. Switch when B catches A. Repeato until you hit DES tennis court parking lot (long way). Flutters for early arrivals.
5×4, Round 1: 5 minutes to execute AMRAP with 4 exercises (swings x10, push presses x5/5, rows x5/5, goblet squats x10…repeato until you hear the beep). Plank 1 minute.
Mosey to tennis courts for sprints, Round 1: 5 AYGs across length of 5 courts.
5×4, Round 2: AMRAP of snatches x5/5, racked backward lunges x5/5, thrusters x10, diamonds x10. Plank 1 minute (including LH/LL high and RH/RL high).
Sprints, Round 2: 4 down-and-back AYGs across length of 5 courts.
5×4, Round 3: AMRAP of one-arm swings x5/5, sumo high pulls x10, curls x10, xfit burpees x10. Plank 1 minute (mostly on elbows or at “6 inches”).
Sprints, Round 3: AYGs of varying lengths (1-2-3-2-1) across length of 5 courts.
Finish at bells with 20 swings, 10 rows, 5 burpees…
Soup’s On! With the humidity at 150% (#approximate) this morning, it felt downright swampy out there (even in SFox’s absence). Stinger and Ice-9 ran 2 laps of the park as pre-warm-up (#BRRprep), and Stinger looked like he had jumped into a pool before we got started. Much longing for the some humidity-free days of fall…
Intro of 5x4s. Thought these made a solid debut at Combine. (I had originally planned these as a 4 minute exercise — the 4×4, which rolls off the tongue easier but wasn’t as tough a test for Combine — before adding the extra minute of pain.) Not a lot of mumblechatter after the first minute of each round, though there was an occasional BS to YHC (#holla) and some random outbursts from unexpected members of the Pax, including the title to this backblast via Coop Dog (#heynow). (Not sure what that was about except maybe the cheerfulness of the bird’s chatter was too much for Coop to bear in the grind of the 5x4s.) No spilled merlot (#thankfully) but a few close calls. Good work all around, with P.S. shout out to Rocky Top who was leading the field for just about every sprint. #respect(thespeed)(butnotthebell)
Thanks, BF, for the opportunity to lead this morning. Always a privilege and a pleasure.
“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” — Swami Vivekananda