Welcome to Diesel and I am your host and guest of honor for today’s workout here at Diesel. I chose to Q this weekend in celebration of my 43rd birthday.
Due to the busy holiday weekend I am late with my backblast. But like they say…better late then never. Rumor has it that im actually not that late compared to someone like Posse who is still weeks late in turning in his backblast.
The Bottom Line:
Disclaimer provided to the 13 Pax in attendance.
I wanted to do something a little fun for this weeks workout. Since we are a 0.0 site…I had the Q juices flowing and didnt want to just stand around. As Premature stated…man…someone has some energy to move this morning.
So we started with warmups first:
A: Moroccan Night Clubs
B: Imperial Walkers
C: Side straddle hops
D. Potato Pickers
E. Stretch to the right foot / Stretch to the left foot
F. Shoulder stretch (arm across body) each arm
G. Tricep stretch (old baseball elbow stretch) each arm
H. Downward Dog and Upward Dog
I. Calf Stretch Each Leg (The Damascus favorite…told me I wasnt a good Q unless I included these in my weinke)
J. Sit on your six and spread your legs open…stretch down the center, to the left and to the right
Let’s Mosey. Neighborhood Watch…meet Diesel! We took a walk around the campus of Five Stones Church where the Pax talked it up…around Mt.Chiseled and up to Cuthbertson Road and back. Along the way we stopped at different times and myself and a long with others that I called upon led us on different exercises such as Side Straddle Hops, Big Boys, Squats, Merkins and a few others.
Returned to COT area and completed the following:
2. Overhead press (coupon)
3. Canadian Beavers (bricks)
4. Curls (coupon)
6. Hammer Curls (bricks)
7. Overhead Tricep Extensions (coupon)
8. Weighted Shoulder Shrugs (bricks)
9. Recalc’s Curb Squats
11. Bobby Hurley’s (I love seeing Mayhem cringe when hears the name of a great Duke basketball player)
12. American Hammers
13. Lay down chess press (coupon)
14. Speed Skaters
15. Captain Morgan Squats
16. Al Gore
17. Outer Curl/Muscle Flex Curl (bricks)
I absolutely love Diesel. It is my favorite AO to workout at. I one day hope to become site Q here when Chastain and Brutus decide it is time to move on. The workout which doesnt always need to include running brings a change of pace and something different to our region. What I enjoy about this site is the chatter, laughs and good times had at this site. Diesel is a site that everyone should try at least once. We have the reputation of being slackers and the weaker link AO, but when people show up, they learn that you do get a quality workout in at Diesel. Some of the big guns in F3 Waxhaw have shown up recently to Q Diesel and they seem to have walked away with a new found respect for Diesel.
Memorial Day Convergence: 6:30am on Monday 5/31 at Waxhaw Elementary
Beer Run: June 5th. See Zinfandel for more info
Christ’s Closet needs your help. They need help with clothes folding. Please come out and help fold clothes on your free time. Any time you are able to give helps. Saturday’s 10am to 1pm or if you need a week day/night, please contact one us on the CC team to get you access to the building. Family friendly. Can be used as a service project.
Rice & Beans is in need of men’s underwear, socks and belts (men’s, women and kids). See Centerfold or Turnbuckle for more info.
Blood Drive: Saturday, June 19th at Five Stones Church. Sign up now:
6 pax decided they wanted bells instead of boot camp this morning and posted 1 lot over from the RockZero pax.
Finish up by joining the RockZero pax for their final ~2 minutes of burpees.
COT with RockZero with the takeout by Orange Whip (RZ Q).
Was this the PAX that launched a thousand reps
and burnt the topless towers of Blakeney
Sweet Helen, make me more than just this…
11 Pax launched from the dock and set a course through the Blakeney sea. The gloom of the morning weighed heavy on the Pax as they tendered into their first port. First to arrive and greet the Pax was Sir Burpee. Sir Burpee is a fidgety man, constantly moving up and down. After a short meet and greet Sir Burpee decided to join the expedition and the sailors set out to their next port of call, Merkin Island. Merkin Island was not your typical island, no white sand to be seen, only a black tarred rocky surface with low brush, which kept each sailor on their hands and toes have to flirt with the tarred surface millimeters from their face. After pushing through the thick brush for 10 clicks the sailors decided this was no place to set camp so they set sail once again.
The sea was like black glass and in the distance the men saw, what looked to be, a mountain. The Pax anchored ship and decided to climb the mountain to catch a peak at what lies ahead. Slow and steady the men climbed 15 clicks up the mountain staying low bringing knees to chest each time. Arriving at the peak of the mountain they gazed out across the terrain to find only a meek pond setting in the middle of a field. As the Pax approached the pond each decided to take a dip. After their arms had been exhausted it was time to continue the journey. Back to the sea it was for a short float to Geyser bay.
After anchoring just off the bay the men looked back to find their boat starting to float away each of them quickly got on their six and starting pulling the rope each time lifting shoulders slightly off the ground and bringing knees to elbow and then extending just enough to pull the boat back towards land, only taking 25 good strong pulls.
Moving inland we encountered a new a strange tribe who worshiped the sun using their feet. With a mixture of emotions; confused, worried, and tired the Pax decided to join in. Laying on their six each of them raised their heals to heaven and lowered, keeping them slightly off the ground each time. After about 30 times the men decided the sun god was not paying attention and bid the tribe ado.
Tracking further inland the Pax decided to take a squat or two or three each time unable to get comfortable after about 35 rounds everyone decided it was time to move. On the trail back to the bay the men encountered a creature unlike any it had seen before. The creature was big a burly beast moving on all on fours. Trying to keep their distance they moved silently passed the creature. Later they came across what looked like a bird, wobbling low to the ground with webbed feet. The webbed footed bird, unable to move very fast, would have been a great meal for the hungry Pax but after deliberating for about 10 seconds they decided to continue on their journey. The Pax, rapidly approaching the bay, found themselves so excited to be back they started jumping up and down while moving their arms. After gathering their composure the men rushed up and down the bay to make sure everyone had made it back. Just before leaving each man positioned themselves at the base of the bay slightly inclined hands on edge and each man lowered himself to drink consecutively until each had quenched their thirst. Sir Burpee having liked the bay decided to stay behind. With sadness in their eyes, the men bid farewell to sir burpee.
Finally the time had arrived for the final passage through the canal up to Blakeney. On the way through the canal the men decide to make a quick stop by the Well in Fargo. While there, excited to be near their final destination, the men enjoyed a little quick dancing, in traditional fashion, toe tap…toe tap. Just before the merriments ceased the Pax each had a chance to dance a Mary with Rosalita before lying down the hammer.
In reflection of our journey taken this day every Pax carried with them what was before to each destination, compounding the overall rep count to 1,060.
Great Job Men! Hope to do it again soon, Thanks for having me!
YHC, LegalZoom, and Tanyatine showed up for a beautiful afternoon for a 30 minute 3some!
Standard DICCS, then quick mosey under the shade of a large oak tree to warmup.
Trying to stay in the shade we ran down the trail stopping at every sign to build on the previous station.
Grab a rock from the pile, and complete 75x curls, 75, chest presses, 75 LSS holding the rock. Between each set run back up the trail (that hill is sneaky tough) and back down to the rock pile.
Leave rocks where we found them, mosey back up the hill (short but again sneaky steep) to the clay brick pile under the deer stand.
Rinse Repeat above
4 minutes left, just enough time for some Mary.
90 seconds of Big Boys
In the words of Fred Sanford – “You Big Dummy” I forgot the family photo. I accept whatever flogging and punishment is coming my way. All in all, very good way to spend 30 minutes on the eve of a Holiday.
Total of 15 SSH, 30 Circle Arms, 60 shoulder taps, 45 Bobby Hurleys, 30 Merkins, 15 Burpees, 75 rock curls, 75 rock chest presses, 75 LSS with Rocks, 30 Alligator Planks, 30 Shoulder Box Cutters, and 4 minutes of abs. Strava said I ran 1.1 miles and burned373 calories. In other words, 2 IPAs and a slice of pizza.
16 men joined YHC at Centurion for a workout and handing over of the shovel flag. Disclaimer given and we took off.
Mosey across 51 to the WF parking lot. Circle up.
Mosey down 51 to CCHS campus to Stairwell 3 of Tartarus. Chair Plank. Talk of A51 Champions begins.
Quinite Tower Set
5 trips up to level 4 and back down. 100 Jump Squat mixed in wherever pax chose.
Mary to regroup
AYG to level 4 using ramps. Plank-o-rama at top. Mosey down to ground level.
Chair Plank. Continue Talk of A51 Champions.
Quinite Tower Set 2
5 trips up to level 4 and back down. 125 Merkins mixed in. Pax choice.
Mary/Plank to regroup
Mosey back to launch lot. Circle up.
Mary/Plank/Burpees for 5 minutes. Done
Snowflake was handed the shovel flag this morning. He joins Preschool as a co-site Q at Centurion. These guys will do a great job leading this site. T-claps to both for stepping up to lead. Centurion is a long-running site in A51. My first post, over 9 years ago, was right here. Hurt like a mother-f-er. Dora was on Q. He ran us through Byron’s 40th birthday workout. Found out later, Byron was not in attendance. We celebrated with a ridiculous amount of squats, which I felt for a solid week afterwards.
A51 Champions were talked about. Dolphin was in town for his daughter’s graduation. He moved to the beach a while back. Great to see him again. Told the pax about his completion of the Barkley Marathons
“Fun Run.” A huge accomplishment of 3 laps of a roughly 20-mile loop starting at the Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee. It is described as the hardest ultra running event. Watch a documentary on the race HERE. Well done, Dolphin.
Also, brought up Curd’s recent WTF gold medal performance, as well as, his Mud Run A51 Championship, many moons prior. Another A51 Mud Run Champion, also a pre-runner today, Hops, was in attendance as well. Talked about A51 and F3 participation in the Mud Run down in Columbia, SC, when we used to charter a bus and bring 20 or so teams of 4 men down to race the other regions and our A51 teams for bragging rights. Back in the day.
Get something on your calendar. Challenge yourself and the guys around you. Give yourself a reason to avoid the fartsack.
Floorslapper pulled in as we were leaving the launch lot. No surprise there. He caught up.
Hops, Sable, Lorax, and, Curd completed the Centurion mile prior to the workout. Preschool ran in and back.
Clover’s barber disappeared. He is looking for recommendations.
Great group of men this morning. Thankful to lead and share some fellowship.
We prayed for Dolphin’s daughter and Hops’ oldest, who are both graduating this weekend.
We prayed for Jennings Palmer, for complete healing, from cancer. Please keep him in your prayers.
Preschool announced that he and Snowflake are looking for Q’s for Centurion schedule. Get you one (or more) on the Google Sheet that will be floating around the inner-webs.
Memorial Day Convergence on Monday. South Charlotte Middle School. Thunder Road on Q. Runs and Guns will also do the Murph and launch from the same spot. 0700-0800
Have a great weekend. Remember why we celebrate Memorial Day, for those who gave their lives for our freedom here in the US. The US has lost over 1.3 million servicemen and servicewomen since 1775.
12 Pax decided today was not the day to fartsack. Pursuit was their weapon of choice to attack the day. Wise choice gentlemen… wise choice.
Basic plan was disseminated and we were off.
With just enough time to get back we gathered everyone up and headed down Hudson Mill to the trails and took the trails back to the clubhouse.
Madison, Chicken Wing, Retread, CRS, Jock Strap, Cage, Lex Luthor, Horsehead
8 pax, no snax
Run to the Matthews UMC, often confused with RUN DMC, especially by the Plantation Estates crew across the street.
Brief warmup with standard warmup fare.
Three giant Partner loops w/ partner merkins and partner jump squats at each end. What’s a partner jump squat you might ask? That’s a good question. I was looking for something between a Double Dragon jump kick and the Kid N’ Play dance move where one guy kicks over the other guys’ head. Everyone failed. Also note the 2nd old skool rap reference, which really doesn’t fit the John Denver title of this backblast so I’m not sure where this is going.
½ mile Triple Nickel down the Country Road, which was much more fun going down than it was coming back up. After some carnage, we took a vote and decided that two trips up was enough so we headed back to launch. Nobody did the burpees I requested upon passing another pax, but I didn’t want to do them either so meh.
Back to launch, where Madison tried to do some weak QJack shizz while runing around staring at his watch and yelling in efforts to get some precise mileage amount that nobody cares about. After foiling that mutiny, we did a few AYG sprints and then joined the P51 crew for some random wall thing that Slim Fast was trying to kill the last 5 mins with. We then tied Madison to the anchor and dropped in into Davy Jones Locker.
It’s always nice being reminded that you are leading a running workout that you have completely forgotten about. It did prompt a few days of trading snacks for miles though, of which I am thankful for. I have admittedly been pretty low effort with the workouts over the past few months and I’m feeling it for sure. Thanks to Madison for keeping me honest and signing me up to Q.
I’m not sure I’ve ever had the pleasure of posting with CRS, but he was getting after it. Good nickname.
Jock Strap, who does not have a good nickname, was right on his heels the whole time. If you’ve ever worried about scaring off new guys by giving them a terrible nickname, this should assuage your fears a little.
Cage did his typical thing where he appeared out of nowhere. All I can think of is the butler from Mr. Deeds. Sneaky Sneaky.
Lex Luthor is doing some thing where he runs 4 times per hour every 4th hour for 4 mins on the 4th of July. Awesome.
Chicken Wing made the mistake of telling us all about his wife’s foot surgery recovery, to which he was mercilessly heckled about with many assumptions about the subpar support system he provides for his better-half. It was rough, I tell you. I mean, he left her home hobbled like Paul Sheldon in Misery, telling her that the Uber app was halfway loaded on her iPhone and she could “figure it out” , so I’m not sure what you guys were expecting the man to do.
Retread just did retread things. Steady pace, not much chatter. Always there, always watching.
I’ll be looking to trying to get after it a little harder in the upcoming weeks – need to get the fitness up a bit and unchain Princess Leia from my leg. Summer time is the best time to drop a few lbs. Time to get a sweat on. I hear there’s a chocolate milk with my name on it at an upcoming Ghost Runner.
Something about a Grow Ruck, or Glow Ruck? I think you buy a $400 book bag and then pay $800 to have Dredd yell at you for 24 hours. Who’s in?
19 gentle men got the good parking spots at OPES, so at the end of the day, when the lots all full and everyone is fighting to get out, we’ll be the first ones out too.
Hydra is infamous (more than famous!) for its regular PAX. To Q Hydra, you need to be able to cadence count without anyone counting along, put up with constant chatter about your clothes, form, hair, odor and other personal characteristics, and watch as 50% of the PAX don’t even pretend to do the called exercises. The guys did not disappoint this morning. It’s ok, it’s how I know they love me.
After a perfectly adequate disclaimer, we headed off to see what I could come up with. It included:
– Warmup in the bus parking lot.
– Peoples’ Chair while your partner runs to the bleachers for jump-ups.
– The usual picnic area thing where one partner stands around the tables talking while the other jogs slowly out and back each of the four pathways between the fields.
– Some “sprints” and exercises on the big field in the back.
– Triple Nickel on the hill out the back
– A little planking and lunge walking
– The ol’ alternating mary exercise and “sprints” on the front field. Classic time filler.
Other notes and observations:
– A 6:00 start in the summer means full daylight the whole time. That’s not necessarily good. Semi Gloss looks better in the dark.
– Spackler is starting his own business. No sarcastic comment here. That’s pretty cool.
– Slingshot and Jet Fuel have made some capital improvements to the Hydra facilities. There are new picnic tables and painted dugouts. Not as important as the parking lot work Sprockets and I made during our reign, but nice.
– Lots of discussion about the band who sang some old song. Hopper figured it out when he got his phone but I don’t remember the details. I’m sure it was amazing.
– I ignored the guys’ warnings about the prickles on the fields until I stuck my hand in one. No more hands on the ground on the back field. The front field was ok though.
– Prohibition (not pictured) is an Instagram influencer, although not very good since none of us could remember what liquors he sells.
– Rock Zero hosts their annual Memorial Day Weekend workout on Saturday. 7:00 at Calvary. You should go. When is the last time you did 100 burpees?
– Convergence on Monday at Base Camp. 7:00 at South Charlotte Middle school.
– Brewery on Saturday, June 5 at noon. Details coming soon from Tuck. Starts at a Plaza Midwood brewery where we’ll drink a beer, then run to another brewery. Repeat for 6ish total breweries. Then go home and take a nap. It’s a social event, not a race.
– Geraldo had an announcement but I stopped listening when I heard “ruck”. Ask him.