10 came out to do basically the same thing that was completed last week. I should write this is some sort of weird poem that you would have to try and decipher but I don’t have that talent unfortunately.
Mosey to Cox Law Firm, PLLC. All IC-Mountain climbers x 15, Plank Jacks x14, peter parkers x13; Merkins x10, CDD’s x10, Parker Peters x7
From there, run up Providence to CVS. At every third light, 8 Merkins. CVS-we kept going to Autozone. Low slow squats x15 IC, Jump squats x20 IC
Keep moving to Providence Farms Halfpipe Hill, newly paved for some unknown reason
We stopped at the bottom, small hill on one end and large hill on the other end. .25 miles end to end
Run up the hill, 15 Bomb Jacks, back down and at other end, 15 HR Merkins, in the middle, 20 Monkey Humpers. We repeated this 3 times.
Back down Providence, stop at CVS for some quick mary, at every light until Cox Law Firm, 8 jump squats
Cross the street. Merkins x5IC, wide arm x5 IC, stagger R x5IC, stagger L x5IC. Then go up Keith Jong Hill
To half wall, 8 mike tysons, 24 shoulder taps feet on wall-Then repeat.
When Bottlecap and Moneyball started Floater they
had dreams of this being the premier 45 minute workout in all of Waxhaw , thought it would be fun to dodge cars knowing that an increase in traffic was forthcoming due to the surge in people moving to Waxhaw , foresaw a huge increase in FNGs due to the visibility factor of the workout , always wanted to start a site and design a flag based on poop , couldn’t wait to have a convergence so we can have all of the sob’s drive down and complain how far it was , torture people by requiring a backblast and then heckling them by 1pm if it’s not ready, wanted to do anything but go to Cool Runnings on Thursdays (RIP).
Truthfully I have no idea but it was likely some combination including at least one of the above. Despite the change in some of the PAX over the years, to me it has definitely maintained it’s standing as our most unique and diverse location with a variety of things to do. Due to the lack of hills and most other sites in The Haw, it pains me to not use at least one of the now 4 (there are more out there) good size hills close to the Water Tower. So not knowing Ice 9 did almost the exact same workout last week, that’s what we did. So much to do and I do the same thing. Dang. Half Pipe hill is a beast. Speaking of Halfpipe, my first skateboard was a Vision Gator. Oof. Still in prison. Form was impeccable as always, especially the monkey humpers. Despite the distance traveled, there was little wait for the 6. Baio, Ice 9 and Glidah killed the hills. Good push from Surge and Twinkle Toes not too far behind. Rockwell wished he brought his bike. Maddog used to be an early regular at Ignition, now he picks his spots with the running workouts. Radar knew what he was walking into and took on the challenge head on. Great push. Thanks to the support from all of my former Briarcrest neighbors.
Mash crew of Bunyan, Recalculating, Penalty Box and FNG McGruff broke the 4-person world record for block jump squat thruster presses while talking about inflation.
FNG Andy, now known as McGruff, works for Wells Fargo in their Crime department-Recalculating with the name choice, Ice 9 was a close second with Nice Guy
Dads Camp Aug 20-22 See Radar for details and sign up
Prayers for Twinkle Toes M and family-having a biopsy next month
7 non-Lawsonians and Briarcrestians joined me for a sweat filled morning.
mosey to other side of parking lot; Plank, 15 plank jacks IC, 15 Mountain climbers IC, 15 peter parkers IC, 10 merkins IC, 10 CDD IC, 10 parker peters IC, 10 wide arm merkins IC
at parking lot wall: 40 donkey kicks, 30 shoulder taps, 20 jump squats, 10 mike tysons; then run to first light pole, back to start remove donkey kicks and continue, to second light pole; continued until we hit all 4 poles
Heels to Heaven x20 IC, LBC x15 IC, Dolly x10 IC, flutter x10 IC
To other side of lot: pair up, 1 partner does pull ups, timer is other partner doing 40 donkey kicks; repeat until complete each three times
To other side of lot: Bear crawl across lot, 10 merkins, back to start then 9 merkins, etc down to 6
break to complete Mary; then finish bar crawls with merkins 5 to 1
To other side of lot: suicides-2x -at each line 10 CDD’s, at start 10 jump squats-total of 4 lines each time
Threw in a little pump fake by asking where the rocks were and not using them. Rea View has small rocks. That’s it.
Thanks to Das Boot for the invite to a site I do not get to and PAX I don’t normally work out with. I think they all expected a lot more running but kept it to under 1.75 for a change in the regular routine. They are all coming to Ignition on Monday though as they felt cheated with the mileage.
Das Boot-holding it down for North Waxhaw. Was disappointed that I didn’t throw in some weird exicon move like Bizarro or Bolt 45s (scoured the B section)
Chipotle-broke out the khaki shorts, must of thought today was Bushwood . Speaking of Bill Murray, there is an exercise named after him in the exicon. I think some people are trying a bit too hard.
Big Tuna-shunned Chipotle all morning, not 100% but I’m fairly confident these guys don’t like each other and don’t talk much
Bunyan-By himself on the MASH crew, he said he did 350 block shoulder presses in 2 minutes. F3 Hartsville where you at?
Noonan –No relation to Foundation. Also, was disgusted during his shining moment of bear crawling when he noticed the Q stopping 10 seconds after stating “try not to stop”
Jwow- Killing it, out front all morning. Said he went to Body Shop rather than Floater as he felt this was going to be an easier workout (or because he was afraid to get maimed crossing the street) 🙁 He was right :((
Honeycomb– Something to work on, he was only smiling like 97% of the workout. Only said “good job” and “thanks” like 10 times this morning.
Announcements: YHC took us out
Wasn’t sure how to avoid hills since you are either going up or down hills the entire time at this site. So YHC decided to embrace it and we attempted to go up one of the less forgiving ones a few times. Mixing up speeds if possible.
It sucked and they all hated it. We tracked some miles though which is what we all came to do anyway.
PaperJam–Not a fan of the hills despite moving to a neighborhood with all hills
Deflated–Great taste in music, despite repping the wrong coast
Ghosted–Hills make him poop
Rubbermaid–If you ever need a sign up for running far for no reason, he’s interested
Foundation-After today, swore off all marathons until
Contact PaperJam for a fun camping trip with your 2.0 end of month;
F3 dads open as well
Tad bit humid out there but 7 didn’t care and came prepared to swear to work hard in the thick air
Circle up-100 swings, 2 and 1 handed; mixed in some running with small sprints, 20ish presses, 40ish merkins, 20ish thrusters. All either in cadence or on my up. I forget.
In Petsmart parking lot, rifle carry bell to first line, 10 renegade rows, 10 merkins. Run back to start, on way back pick up bell and rifle carry to next line. 20 push press on back, 10 merkins. Run back to start grab bell and carry to next line. 30 presses, 15 each arm. 10 merkins. Run back to start pick up bell and to 4th line. 40 swings, 10 merkins. Back to start, grab bell and head back same way we came, 30, 20, 10. Lunges with bells instead of carry.
15 minutes left-Back to circle-In sets of 20, did at least 100 more swings, 40 curls, more plank rows, upright rows, merkins, thrusters, goblet squats. Basically anything I could think of. Mixed in some express type running, throwing in sprints. Did this until time was up.
Tried to have the tunes working today but either it was not loud enough or I was too busy trying to breathe and count that I couldn’t hear as well as I wanted. Cause that playlist was fire. Obviously classic rock and for the future all other types of music (non-rock) should be banned from a kettlebell workout.
Workout doesn’t look that hard after typing it out and maybe it was the humidity or the counting, but I think everyone got their money’s worth. Heart rate up/mileage pretty low. As has been stated before, Cowbell is a challenging and unique change of pace from most of the other Waxhaw workouts. Guys crushed it. If anything, YHC was slowing them down with the exercise call outs. Hard to hide when you’re standing in a circle staring at each other for 50% of the workout.
Plus, with Hurry, Tool Time and Gerber joining past residents Fuse Box, Nails and myself, Briarcrest comprised 75% of the workout group today. Must be the detour. Poor Glidah and Blue Screen tried to join in on the lot size comparison discussion, but were shunned. I think I also realized that Gerber’s phone has a special Cowbell sunrise filter that makes everyone look like they have a six pack in the picture. And I’ve seen pictures from Flash/Ignition and Impromptu/Swarm so I know it’s not a filter he uses regularly.
Until next time…
Monday Convengence -1776 6:30am
Dad’s Camp-sign ups still needed
6 of the best PAX in Waxhaw joined me in the swarm with elbow pads ready for some Ndiayes. 🙁
Skipped, no time as there was only 59 minutes left
Run to bus driver lady’s shed
to benches behind ms-6 inch peter parkers x10 IC, 6 inch plank jacks x10IC
to steps-50 donkey kicks, 20 heels to heaven, 40 donkey kicks, 15 heels to heaven, 30 donkey kicks
to benches-dips, feet on bench-50, then 40 then 30, then run
to hs parking lot hill, 6 inch plank jacks x10 IC
Running back to start, right on time. 4.5ish miles for the team
I was under the impression that every Swarm workout had to have some sort of Wu Tang theme. So I took a shot at it by utilizing Ghostface Killah and Raekwon the Chef’s song from their best album. Sort of did the same thing over and over and tried to keep it simple. Turns out the group loved the lack of creativity. Wow! Good mix of new (to me) guys, old guys, fast guys, faster guys. We never modified. Form was impeccable. Guys were all working ha…..
What’s that? Times up? Okay bye.
13 men came to have a good time. been a couple of years since the Flash guys invited me to Q…..just sayin. Nobody cares.
Run to HS parking lot
SSH x 15 ic, merkins x7 ic, mountain climbers x 7 ic, plank jacks x 7 ic, Peter Parkers x 7 ic, wide arm merkins x 7 ic, cdd x 7 ic
neverending bear crawl around top roundabout, then 20 merkins. Run to bottom on hill roundabout, forever bear crawl around it, then 20 bomb jacks.
Repeat 3 times.
Mary lbc, heels to heaven
To bus hill:
Suicides at each stop light 15 speed skaters, back to start and 5 burpees each time
To front of ms: makjar njiye x 10 ic, meekins
5 mile tysons, 10 merkins, 15 plank jacks, 20 donkey kicks- then run to far curb. Repeat but get rid of an exercise every time until time was called.
As for the title, might as well throw in burpees while we’re here. I could probably go on and on with some of the crazy and weird exercises found in the 100 page exicon as well. I guess not everyone wants to get soft just running all the time.
But for whatever reason, I chose to incorporate a ridiculous amount of bear crawling into the prepped weinke (which involved getting to campus early and drawing 4 chalk lines on the pavement).
However, the cool thing was not only the fact that I was the only one verbally complaining about my own Q, but also might have been the only one that couldn’t make it around without stopping. Shout out to the Flash guys that just kept
breathing heavy working hard nonstop. The entire crew was within reach the full 45. Maybe it was too easy of a workout. May have to come back soon to redeem myself. Solid stuff all around.
Dasher wanted to prove that although he’s been an OG Express member, boot camps are where he shines. Out front all day. Recalculating, Schneider and Chicken Little weren’t too far behind and were pushing the pace. Mr. Form police might have called me soft at some point, but at least our form was decent (for those that care about form anyway).
Always helps to have a bunch of solid F3 veteran leaders with no Damascusing to round out the group. Makes the Q’s job easy
And I now know that the rest of these fools can start sprinkling some more Swarm, Ignition in their weekly workouts. Minus the bear crawls of course. 2021 F3 goals
And shout out to Popeye for bringing his nephew, a 10 year old future hedge fund manager who I think revealed that he already has 1000 shares of Tesla stock in his portfolio. Now known As Gecko.
New Years Day workout coming-details soon
See Mayhem Stu for mission opportunity 1/26-2/2. More details coming soon.