Grandma needed a new diamond!

Grandma needed a new diamond!

7 men gathered in the gloom of Charlotte Christian School to get themselves right for Masters Weekend. YHC had not stepped foot on this AO in at least 2 (maybe 3) years and hoped the old Google Maps would provide enough detail to get him the lay of the land. It kinda worked. Here’s what happened…

A quick disclaimer (since YHC pulled in the parking with a cool 15 seconds to spare) was read and off we went for an extended campus tour warm up yog. We looked for missing blue doors and made sure the school master’s paper was on his porch. Circled up in the middle of the parking lot and did some COP:

  • SSH x 30 (Gummy was really intimidated)
  • 10 burpees OYO
  • IW x 20
  • LSS x 20
  • Slow Rising Merkin x 10
  • MC x 20
  • Dancing Chill Cut x 10 (crowd pleaser)

Mosey to football field and make our way to the 50 to give Grandma a new diamond necklace. 4 spots. 4 exercises. Start with 10 reps at each station and increase by 5 each round. Going to 30 reps each.

  • Jump Squats at 50 yd line
  • Merkins in one corner of track
  • LBC at top of Grandma
  • Wide Arm Merkins in other corner of track

Audible after round of 20. Replace Jump Squats for Turkish Getups. Replace Merkins with Dry Docks. Keep LBC. Replace WA Merkins with Romanian Dead Lifts. Restart with 10, move to 20 for second round. Check Strava for perfect diamond formation. (Note: Google Maps does not identify the 50 giant ant hills on Grandma Mountain)

Mosey to bleachers and partner up.

  • P1 bunny hops up steps and runs back down (Easter is on its way)
  • P2 Dips until P1 returns
  • Flapjack for 3 rounds

Part 2

  • P1 runs up to playground and does 5 pullups
  • P2 Derkins until P1 returns
  • Flapjack for 3 rounds

Mosey down to track and out to side parking lot. Stop half way towards cars. Need a 2 minute time killer.

  • P1 runs to giant rock and back
  • P2 does burpees until P1 returns
  • Flapjack

Back to cars for Mary

  • Rosalita
  • Freddie Mercury
  • H2H


Skinny Moles:

Thanks for having me out today, gentlemen (and Gummy). It was fun to be back at Joust. It used to be my go to Friday workout for a long while. I will certainly put it back in the rotation! Great work by all. Lots of mummble chatter to start in the COP. Seemed like Gummy and DW had some important things to discuss instead of doing SSH. I should have upped the reps for Tulip and Yeti. They looked strong all morning. Gummy and Puddin’ just like…know each other. One would be half way up the steps before the other even returned as if they were reading each other’s minds. DW eagerly did not want to have a partner this morning. Smart. Smokey just kept pressing all morning. No complaints per usual.

I may not be the toughest Q, but even Gummy admits my workouts are fair enough. I’ll take it. I look at myself as a People’s Q. I could do 45 minutes of burpee broad jumps up and down Grandma. But I really have no desire to do that. Nor do I have the muscle mass to sustain that. I’m more of a runner at heart. I almost died during COP. Alas, I will return and make bootcamps a regular part of my life again. Maybe…

No announcements. Great takeout by Puddin’.


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4 years ago

Nice backblast, Pro. I would also recommend some kettlebells to improve your soccer arm situation…

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