Best Way to Stay Warm is to Keep Moving

  • When:12/13/14
  • QIC: Abacus, Twister (WD)
  • The PAX: Young Love, Joker, Lobster Roll, Slapshot, Donkey Kong, Floor Slapper, Wojo (Floor Slapper's 2.0)

Best Way to Stay Warm is to Keep Moving

SF was planted at McKee Rd Elementary for another weekly episode of Area 51.  At the start, 8 PAX gathered and headed out into the Gloom to get their weekend started off right with Twister taking the reins for the first 1/2 of the workout.  We would eventually finish up with 9 PAX.  After short jog over to the parking lot by the soccer fields we circled up for COP:

  • SSH x 20 (IC)

Short interruption as the PAX quickly expanded by 2 as a couple four legged friends joined us to see what all the fun was about.  After greeting everyone and conducting the mandatory sniff exam, the two canines rejoined their owners and headed off to other adventures.  Couldn’t officially count these two in our final #51Counts as they did not technically complete any reps.

  • IW x 20 (IC)
  • Slow Squat x 15 (IC)
  • 20 1 Legged Merkins OYO

Enough of a warm-up, time to get the PAX moving.  Twister gave the instructions for PAX to run down to the fire station and through the back entrance of the nearby neighborhood before heading back to the AO (approximately 1 mile, give or take a 1/10).  Plank it up at the stumps when run completed and wait for the 6.  (It was during the run that we reached our final headcount of 9 PAX.  More on that in NMM)

After planking it up as we awaited the last few PAX the following circuit was completed:

  • 10 Bulgarian Split Squats, w/ Left Leg on stump
  • 20 Decline Merkins
  • 10 Bulgarian Split Squats, w/ Right Leg on stump
  • 20 Incline Merkins
  • 25 LBCs

Mosey to entrance to the Trail

  • Bear Crawl up the hill at entrance
  • Crab Walk back down the hill
  • Complete a loop around the trail
  • 25 dips on the benches
  • Complete a loop around the trail
  • 15 Bulgarian Split Squats, w/ Left Leg on bench
  • Complete a loop around the trail
  • 15 Bulgarian Split Squats, w/ RIght Leg on bench

Jog over to playground behind the school

  • 10 hanging knee raises

Twister hands off to YHC for 2nd half

Mosey over to back wall of school

  • PC x 60 secs (w/ Hands out front, Hands over head, 15 air presses)
  • Lunge walk about 20-25 yards
  • PC x 75 secs (w/ right foot up, left foot up, lower it 2 inches)
  • Lunge walk about 20-25 yards

Head back over to the stumps for some circuit work

  • At stumps complete 10 Jump-ups/Step-ups, 20 Tire hops
  • Run to front playground
  • Complete 10 Pull-ups, 20 Dips
  • Run back to stumps and plank it up (RA/RL high, LA/LL high, six inches)
  • 10 Jump-ups/Step-ups, 20 Tire hops
  • Run to front playground
  • Complete 10 Pull-ups, 20 Dips
  • Plank it up and wait for 6

Time to move over to rock pile and find a friend

  • Rock Curls x 20, Rock Presses x 20, Goblet Squats x 20, Tricep Extensions x 20
  • Rinse & repeat x 2 (w/ 15 reps & 10 reps)

Return the rocks and head down to soccer field and circle up for 6 MOM

  • Dolly x 20 (IC), hold’em
  • Flutter x 20 (IC), hold’em
  • Rosalita x 20 (IC)
  • Mason Twist x 20 (IC)
  • Back Scratchers x 20 (IC)
  • CCV x 10R (IC)
  • CCV x 10L (IC)

Line up on goal line for the following:

  • Run to midfield at 75%
  • Back to goal line at 75%
  • AYG length of field and then mosey back to launch point



  • Started the morning off with 8 PAX when we launched the workout.  Completed the COP and started the run to the fire station.  YHC was following Lobster Roll at the start of the run and heard another PAX quickly approaching from the rear.  Expected to see Joker or possibly Slapshot overtake me.  However quickly realized it was DK as he breezed by, maintaining his recent routine of arriving at 0701/0702 (approaching 0705 or so this a.m.) at Area 51.  Not long after when Joker came flying by as well.
  • A good amount of running called for by Twister, who admitted he hated running as we went along.  Strong effort to lead in an area that one is not a fan.
  • Good to see Wojo (2.0) out with Floor Slapper.  The two of them were enjoying a boys weekend.


  • Joe Davis Run (5k/10k options) sign-ups still ongoing.  Come out and support Rock Thrill and his family at the Baxter Y in Fort Mill on 1/10/15 as they raise money for Keystone, York County’s local authority on substance abuse and addicition.
  • Look for additional information on 2nd F event scheduled for evening of 1/10/15 at Regal Stonecrest, F3 Area 51 viewing of “Unbroken”

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