31 Flavors

Saturday, November 4, 2017
The Vulcan

Here is a recap of the crazy 31 Flavors workout at the Vulcan. Following a record turnout from the pre-workout ruck, several PAX helped YHC get this overly elaborate shenanigan setup. 31 cones were in place in 2 long parallel lines (designed to make conversation easier during this circuit type workout). Before each cone lay an index card indicating the exercise to be performed and workout tool. Tools included dumbbells, a round river rock, jump ropes, kettle bells, a burpee stick, a ruck plate, a pumpkin, etc.

Following a short warm-up (Arnold says: must take care of the shoulders) and a two-lap mosey of the park track, 35 PAX set up on the cone-marked workout stations. We definitely looked like a bunch of crazies trying to save money by avoiding a gym membership. Perhaps we are. At the end of the long rows of stations was the command position – the simple squat station. The guy on the squat station controlled the tempo as PAX were instructed to perform their stations exercise until commanded to MOVE by the man on the squat station.

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Thanks to Sparrow for requesting that this be documented in a photo.

And that’s how it went down. PAX rotated clockwise to the next station on command to move and save for a few begged for (really) “20 counts” the fun went non-stop until the clock ran out. And yes… YHC played music. You’ve got to have music for a stationary F3 workout (that should be a top 10 rule). As some PAX have already explored, the more unexpected the music – the better (call it part of the “pain”).

I haven’t seen a large group of PAX laughing so much in a while. This workout has a touch of the ridiculous. Hopefully, there was profitable work in it as well. Name-o-rama…FNG naming (welcome Bumble Bee, Mr. Ed and Rambler)…a couple of announcements including an upcoming charity run…and Blue Angel closed things out with a prayer.

31 Flavors, or Gloom’s Gym, or whatever it is to be called, this madness will be improved upon and reprised as it was – at least to YHC – a fun change of pace.

HAVE FUN out there,

– Fife

 

10/26/17 Vulcan Vision Quest

22 PAX braved the Vulcan AO’s first temps in the mid-40s and the predawn darkness to post in the gloom!  It is staying dark in the morning for one more week before the Daylight Savings Time transition next week.  YHC is thankful for the dedication of these men who motivate each other.  What a great feeling it is to GET BETTER together as we sharpen each other!

PAX:  Wildfire, Peaches, Ponyboy, Gomer, Dispatch, Bluegrass, Walk on, Drought, Spreadsheet, Breach, Cocky, Slumlord, Elmer, Sparrow, Skeletor, Pilgrim, Zaccheus, Bagman, Dad Bod, Schilling, Hi-Viz.

FNG: Cameron Daniel (Outlier)

Warmups:

Side Straddle Hops x 30; Air Squats x 30; Merkins x 30; Little Baby Crunches x 30; Flutter Kicks x 30

Double Applesauce Indian Run to Dawson Church and back (love running with the shovel flag!)

The Thang:

Dora 1-2-3; Partner up and have one partner perform the first exercise while the other partner sprints 50yds and back.  Continue performing first exercise to completion as cumulative between partners.  Then move to 2nd and 3rd exercise, maintaining sprints in between reps.  100 Merkins, 150 LBCs, 200 Air Squats.

At the Stage:

Decline Merkins x 20; Dips x 20; Step ups (20 each leg); Incline merkins x 20; Dips x 15; Box Jumps x 10

Finish up:

Merkins x 15; Flutter Kicks x 20 – hold 6″ to finish; Fire Drill (high knees ’till Q screams “fire!” then hit the deck, roll left, one merkin, roll right, one merkin, back up) x 4

COT:

Q was inspired this week to reflect on his primary calling (what is the “why” behind everything I do?), and invited PAX to do same.  When primary calling is clear, then the secondary calling (or “what” we do everyday) becomes more focused and impactful!