It was chilly this morning, but 10 men dragged themselves out of the fartsack to sling some iron. Stone Cold, Horsehead, and YHC did a 3 mile pre-run with a flyby of the old Meathead AO. #pouroneout
After a somewhat disjointed COVIDisclaimer, we grabbed our bells and waiter carried them to one of the giant parking lots down by the church. We circled up there for some quick kettlebell instruction, covering all the ballistic movements (swing, snatch, clean, high pull). Some reminders for the pax:
After the tutorial, the pax partnered up (KB size and speed don’t matter). Partner 1 works while Partner 2 runs to the first island on the left and back. Each partner completes 4 rounds of each KB exercise:
Collect your bells and carry back to the launch lot, where we circled up for some Meathead Mary: elbow plank, hollow body hold, glute bridge, and LBCs.
COT: Thanks to Stone Cold for taking us out.
Saturday is lifting day, so YHC came up with a weinke, loaded the bells in the car, and headed for the hot box at Calvary for another week’s edition of Olympus. It was cool and a little wet, so I expected numbers to be down. Unfortunately, the rest of the pax were apparently suffering from Black Friday hangovers and it was a beatdown for 1.. Not a problem when you’ve got a good playlist.
Appetizer: SSH, Sharon Towers, Arm Circles, Prying Squat
Repeat 4 times for 400 swings, 80 merkins, 32 goblet squats, 32 deadlifts, 40 clean and press.
Load the bells back in the car and join the RockZero crew for some Mary and COT.
8 pax met up at Meathead on the day before Thanksgiving at the leisurely time of 0600. #holidayhours The plan for the day was to take turns leading portions of the workout while we got our 250 swings in. 5 rounds of 20 swings, 1 exercise, 20 swings, 1 exercise, 10 swings, 1 exercise.
Warm-up: 15 SSHs, 10 windmills
Main Thang (here’s what I remember of the other exercises):
Voodoo: 10 goblet squats, 5 clean + press per side, 15 merkins
Unplugged: RDLs, lunges,
Mighty Mite: 1 TGU on the left, 1 TGU on the right, 5 snatches per side
Frehley’s Comet: 10 merkins on your bell (5 per side), 10 squat/curl/press
Soul Glo: high pulls
That covered our swings for the day. Uncle Leo led us through a couple of rounds of racked carries, then Das Boot (site FNG!) called overhead carries and LBCs with the bell, and Sweetwater (site FNG!) called farmer carries. We wrapped up with 1:00 each of elbow planks, hollow body holds, and glute bridges.
Thanks to Frehley’s Comet for taking us out.
10 pax posted at Calvary at 0530 this morning for another edition of Meathead. Everyone knew that the main course would be 250 swings, but the real question was what other exercises would we struggle through?
Repeato for 5 total rounds. That’s 250 swings, 80 rows (40 per side), 40 goblets, 75 merkins, and 80 cleans (40 per side).
4 pax (as expected) gathered at Calvary this morning for a bell extravaganza in refreshingly cool temps. After weeks of swings, YHC thought it might be fun to bring out some bigger bells for the pax to try. High Tide confirmed he would be in attendance via text the night before and offered to bring some of his big bells as well. He also brought some much-needed sanity to the number of reps we’d be performing.
Repeato for 400 total swings.
We finished a little early, so Alf and Madison performed various exercises while High Tide and YHC decided to start again from the top and get through the 2 sets of 25 for an even 500 swings.
COT with RockZero. Thanks to Sprockets for the takeout.
4 pax circled up at Calvary under a steel gray sky. The cool weather was welcome after the heat of the last few months. After a quick disclaimer, we did a little loosening up:
On to the Main Event:
Repeato for 400 swings, 20 goblet squats, 30 flutter press, 20 presses, 20 Louganis, 20 lawnmowers, 35 LBCs, 30 merkins, 30 dolly presses.
Waiter carry :30 x 4 (2 per side)
Farmer carry (2 bells) :30 x 2
COT with the RockZero pax. Thanks to Flipper for the take out.
9 pax posted this morning at Meathead on a pleasantly cool morning. YHC showed up at precisely 5:29.55 due to an alarm clock issue (I hit snooze). #cobains The struggle to get back into the swing post-BRR is real.
After throwing a few bells on the ground and shaming Uncle Leo into taking a 24, I gave a thorough disclaimer and explained the workout.
Main Event (2:30 per round):
Time for a bit of Mary: 1:00 elbow plank, :30 recovery, 1:00 glute bridge
Thanks to Hoover for the takeout this morning.
5 men met up at Olympus on a cool Saturday morning for some fellowship, ball-busting, and 400 swings. About halfway through, Frehley’s rolled in to catch the back half of the workout after posting at Stonehenge. He had sent a note to the Q, who promptly forgot until he saw his car rolling in.
Warm-up: SSH (20), IW (15), Mountain Climber (20) IC
Repeato 3 times (4 total rounds) with goblet squats, rows, and lunges (400 total swings)
Waiter carries – 1:00 per side 4 times (twice per side)
Snatches – 5 per side for 10 rounds (100 snatches)
Mary: elbow plank and hollow body hold
COT with the RockZero pax
YHC rolled in to find 3 pax ready to roll at Olympus this past Saturday. Beetlejuice was ready to check his loaner bell out of the library and Frehley’s had his towel at the ready. Tiger Rag had already gotten a pre-run done and was doing some hideous battle rope/hairburner/kettlebell drag combo. Madison rolled in, there was a brief disclaimer, then we got down to it.
Warm up: SSH, arm circles
Repeato 8 times for 400 total swings, 128 rows, 80 deadlifts, and 80 presses.
Mary: 1:00 each of elbow plank, hollow body hold, and glute bridge.
4 pax pulled up at Calvary for another round of Olympus. Everyone (except Cottonmouth) knew what was in store: 400 swings.
Repeato for 8 rounds – 400 swings, 128 rows, 128 lunges, 120 chest presses. The swing count was mixed up a bit with some rounds of 15/15/20, one round of 50 straight, etc.
Finish up with some elbow plank with our final minute, then hustle over to the RZ pax for COT.