The Real Hero of Rock Zero



The Real Hero of Rock Zero

Ever had that nightmare when you show up to the first day of school and then realize that you’re not wearing any pants? That’s exactly how I felt at 0629 on Saturday morning. I had just arrived at Da Vinci (SOB’s PREMIER Saturday workout) for  Frehley’s BD, when Strawberry looked over with a quizzical expression – “Aren’t you Qing Rock Zero today???

I promptly checked my phone to realize that I had confirmed the date with Hoover. Just as Frehley’s and crew took off, I frantically hopped in the car and sped up north to my real destination. Stop at the house for a watch, grab a weinke off the shelf and start mentally rehearsing the main event that would be starting in less than 15 minutes.

Roll into the Calvary parking lot with 2 minutes to spare, strutting my stuff like I’ve been preparing this beatdown for weeks. Let’s see how this goes….

The Thang

  • 5 jump squats at every tree from starting point to first entrance, warmup in parking lot on the way back to main building (SSH, IW’s, Moroccan night clubs, merkins). Mosey to rock pile by northern entrance of the building.
  • Time to pay homage to the founding fathers of Rock Zero: GRAB A LIFTING ROCK, focus on lifting and not on running. Partner up. Will be spending most of our time with partner and said rock completing the three following sets
    • Set 1
      • Partner 1 chips away at 100 curls while Partner 2 runs to far parking lot lamp and back. Flapjack until complete, continue through 100 overhead press and 100 tricep extensions.
      • Partner 1 bear crawls to parking island while pushing rock, Partner 2 does 50 american hammers with rock. Flapjack until complete
      • Partner 1 balls to the wall while partner 2 does 10 crossover pushups on the rock, flapjack. Do this twice
      • 5 burpees with rock (block-ees) OYO before next set
    • Set 2
      • Partner 1 chips away at 100 squats while Partner 2 runs to far parking lot lamp and back. Flapjack until complete, continue through 100 bent over row and 100 ground pounders
      • Partner 1 bear crawls to parking island while pushing rock, Partner 2 does 50 big boy situps. Flapjack until complete
      • Partner 1 sits on the wall with rock while partner 2 does 10 crossover pushups on the rock, flapjack. Do this twice
      • 5 burpees with rock (block-ees) OYO before next set
    • Set 3
      • Partner 1 chips away at 100 curls while Partner 2 runs to far parking lot lamp and back
      • Partner 1 and Partner 2 bear crawl to next parking island
      • Partner 1 balls to the wall with rock while partner 2 does 10 crossover pushups on the rock, flapjack. Finish with mary
      • 5 burpees with rock (block-ees) OYO
  • Shed a tear while saying goodbye to lifting rock. Mosey back to launch. Finish with 2 called Mary and last 45 seconds in plank

Moleskin

  • Shoutout to Strawberry for reminding of me of the right workout I needed to be at
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the crew. Nice mix of familiar faces (HH, Mildew, DW, Alf) and newer ones (Cottonmouth, Blimey, WD, Emoji, Beaver, Dr. Belding)
  • The Kettlebell Krew were not amused during the family photo. Everyone else was smiling except for these two. Must be the realization that bootcamps are better than KB’s
  • At least 5 TWSS moments, particularly when comparing size of rocks and the ability to get them up
  • Almost got lost in the parking lot a few times. Forgot how massive the Calvary campus is.
  • T-claps to Hoover, Cheese Curd, Wild Turkey, Udder and Chelms for completing Grow Ruck 24 over the weekend
  • Thoroughly enjoyable time despite my near-miss and last-minute prep work. I came away with more confidence in my ability to improvise and step up under pressure. I’m confident we each have more in us than we realize. The chaos and twists and turns reveal the resilience of our character

Announcements

  • Q School at Da Vinci on 8/21, 0630 start time down the road

Always a pleasure to lead

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