Tammy Wynette – 7/14/18

19 PAX and two FNGs (Button and E6) done did that thang.   After warming up and a little mosey we did the “Stand By Your Man” to get the festivities started.  Temperature was perfect with near 100% humidity so that meant a good lather was started.  From Tammy Wynette we worked our legs and upper body.  Plumber got to lead us in the Bear Crawl Ring of Fire as he graciously volunteered to show the PAX how to bear crawl and crawl bear.  Fun was had by all…

Warm Up

  • Imperial Walker – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Frankensteins – 25
  • Plank – 20
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • American Hammers – 20
  • Superman

Mosey (2 Laps)

Tammy Wynette

  • PAX 1 – 10 Merkins while PAX 2 does 10 Squats
  • Rotate till each PAX performs 100 Merkins and 100 Squats

Leg Wrecker

  • PAX 1 – Lines up 30 yards across from PAX 2 and performs Lt. Dan’s while PAX 2 performs Al Gore’s
  • PAX 2 – Performs Lt. Dan’s back to starting position while PAX 1 performs Al Gore’s
  • Rinse and Repeat three times

Bear Crawl Ring of Fire

  • Circle up around the flag and picked Plumber to be our starter.  Plumber goes around clockwise one time then starts Merkin waterfall at 10 down to 8
  • Plumber goes around clockwise one time then starts Merkin waterfall at 7 down to 5
  • Plumber goes around counter clockwise one time doing Crawl Bear then starts Merkin waterfall at 5 down to 1

The Cooper

  • Lap around playground then perform
    • 10 Squats
    • 10 Big Boy Sit Ups
    • 10 Side Straddle Hops
  • Repeat four more times for a total of
    • 50 Squats
    • 50 Big Boy Sit Ups
    • 50 Side Straddle Hops

Finale

  • Incline Merkins – 25
  • Dips – 43
  • Incline Merkins – 20
  • Jack Webb (Merkins @ 5 & 10 intervals)

Circle up. Announcements. Name o Rama. Prayer. Lead on 3.

The Vulcan – 7/12/2018 – Mowers Made Us Modify

27 PAX, including 2 FNG’s, hit the pavement for some Dora’s with Ping.  Welcome Stan and Cat Lady.

Warm Up

SSH x 30 in cadence

Willie Mays x 15 in cadence

Ray Lewis x 15 in cadence

Squats x 35

Merkins x 25

 

2 Lap mosey 

Dora – Sprint slab by amphitheater

50 Burpees

100 Merkins

150 Dutch Skaters

200 Delivery LBC’s (wide leg)

250 Raise the Roof

300 American Hammers

350 High Knees

30 Burpees 

 

Plank to “can’t wait to be king”

10 Burpees 

Screaming Shoulders Workout

Intro

Warmup – 15 SSH, 10 Smurf Jacks, repeat; Willie Mays, Copperhead Squats x 20

Grateful Dead x 5 rotations

Index Card workout (index card with randomized order of 9 exercises given to each pair of pax.

  1. Bear Crawl Maze
  2. Lunge up and across hill then backward lunge down
  3. Jog 1/2 lap, sprint 1/2 lap
  4. Share 1 prayer request
  5. 1 legged wheelbarrow 25 yd each
  6. 2 legged wheelbarrow 25 yd each
  7. 60 dips each
  8. Crab Walk 50 yd each
  9. 40 squerkins each

Circle up for 6 minutes of Mary including flutter kicks, Weezy Jeffersons, LBCs, reverse crunches, Mountain Climbers, Hundreds

10 Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees

Walk- On Waterfall to end

Circle of Trust, announcements, praises, prayer, lead on 3

VQ, Pain! Cocky steps up!

YHC gave my VQ to a group of 24 PAX and 2 FNG’s yesterday AM. Welcome to Misdemeanor and Formica! The PAX circled up in beautiful Homewood park as usual, and after the regular introductions we got to work.
Warmup
1. side straddle hop – IC (4count-40)
2. Willie Mays (feet shoulder width, move side to side) – IC (4count-15)
3. Annies (plank, raise one hand and move in circle) – IC (4count-15 first hand/25 second hand)
4. LBC – OYO (40)
5. Ray Lewis (feet together, raise and lower arms) – IC (4count-25)
6. Prisoner Squats – IC (down/up-30)
7. little baby arm circles front / hold / back – IC (4count-10 each/15 sec hold)
8. Merkins – IC (down/up-25)
9. High knees – IC (4count-30)
10. Oh Yeahs / Supermans (Lay on stomach, raise arms and legs 6 inches and hold until told to stop)– 60 sec count
11. Swimmers (on stomach, raise arms and legs, make swimming motion) – IC (4count-20)
12. Flutter Kicks – IC(4count -25)
Indian Run
After getting all warmed up, PAX counted off 1’s and 2’s for a nice Indian Run. It was up to Slumlord to decide where we would go next. Little did he know that for each location YHC had planned a special version of pain. After deciding on Dawson, PAX lined up for an Indian Run. Unfortunately someone dropped the flag on the way, so PAX did 10 burpies halfway there. Once at Dawson, the team did a hill run.
Hill Run
Pax ran up and down that hill and did a set of exercises at each stop, starting with 10 merkins at top. Then it was back to the bottom where we did as many as possible LBC’s, followed by another run to the top with 25 side straddle hops, and finally 40 American hammers at bottom.
Mosey
Next PAX did a little Mosey back to Homewood park. YHC had to fall back, so Cocky stepped up and led the PAX in a little wall- work while YHC caught up to the group.
Wall
Cocky did a good job of leading the group I hear. Don’t know the count, but I could hear the cadence from down the street.
• Declined Merkins
• Inclined Merkins
• Dips
Pax then went back to the circle for a final exercise.

Circle
• Swimmers (on stomach, raise arms and legs, make swimming motion) – IC (4count-10)

COT

At last it was time for COT and name-o-rama. PAX welcomed two FNG’s Misdemeanor and Formica.

YHC is grateful for this wonderful group of men. In the short time I’ve been coming here, I have made friends and gotten better. What a great way to start a day with such a great group of guys. In my oppinion, it doesn’t get much better that that.

Spartan Waterfalls

Pushing yourself is always easier when you have other men alongside. The Spartan AO (19 PAX, including FNG’s Budget and Pontoon) started with a few usual warm-ups and a merkin and burpee waterfall. Back-to-back waterfalls is a good way to start off pushing.

We took an indian run to the Western Supermarket, taking a mid-run break to add a couple of more waterfalls (plank jack and American hammers). Navigation notwithstanding, the parking lot at Western is an ideal playground for a Dora.

Q learned the lesson that 100 burpees is a lot more than it sounds. We followed that up with 200 merkins and 300 squats. Lot’s of hard breathing and complaints, but all the men pushed through and got better. I want to call out Froggy, who always seems to run faster than most.

After moseying to the athletic field, we began a rotation of exercises with sprints in-between. Q challenged the PAX to lead an exercise each, and the PAX stepped up, specifically Dispatch, Skeletor, Ping, Rabbit and Pilgrim. The goal was to give a little variety and give some fresh challenge to the PAX. I think Ping (fire drills) and Skeletor (flutter-kick pyramid) win the award for bringing the most pain.

After that, COT and naming of two FNGS made a for a strong finish. Rabbit encouraged the PAX to step up and Q, but as punishment for our lack of initiative, Scam is Qing on Wednesday.

The Spartan 3/21/18

18 PAX posted at the Spartan and did the hard thing for a hump day workout.

Warmup:

  • SSH x30
  • Willie Mays x20
  • Prisoner Squat x30
  • Burpie x10
  • Ray Lewis x20
  • LBC x40

Mosy to parking deck:

2 sets:

  • Box Jumps x20
  • Dips x20
  • Decline Mercan x15
  • American Hammer x20

Mosy to Canterbury Park and Indian Run back to MBE field. Circle up around flag:

All PAX in plank position and remained in plank position for next 2 exercises:

  • Plank jacks x20
  • Shoulder taps x20

PAX partnered up for cone drill. Cones every 25 yds +\- length of field. At each cone partners did 10 Patty Cake Mercans on way down and 15 Bog Boy Sit-ups with fist bump on way back.

  • Bear crawl to cone #1
  • Frog hop to cone #2
  • Crab walk to cone #3
  • Duck walk to cone #4

Next exercise was partner carry:

25 SSH carry partner to cone #2, 25 SSH swap carry partner to cone #4 , 25 SSH sprint to Flag

Finished with:

  • cockroach x20
  • Burpie waterfall

Mosy back to parking lot

COT

  • Announcements
  • Name-o-roma
  • Welcome FNG Speedo
  • Prayer
  • 1-2-3 Lead

Posted PAX- Juice, Tarbaby, Edge, Skullbucket, Froggy, Elvis, Zacheeus, Skeletor, Elmer, Quickcrete, Rabbit, Speedo, Breach, Mullin, Dispatch, Harbaugh, Birddog.

Men got better.

——Pothole

 

The Spartan 3/19/2018

15 PAX posted Monday morning at Mountain Brook Elementary. A great Spring morning with temp in the high 50’s. Perfect for getting over any lingering consequences from St. Patrick’s Day. PAX present – Bagman, Tarbaby, Zacchaeus, Stuntman, Taiwan, Elmer, Slumlord, Breach, Elvis, Sparrow, Froggy, Pothole, Dispatch, Commie, and YHC.

Warmup

  • SSH IC x 25
  • Straight leg stretch
  • Willie Mays
  • Imperial Walkers IC x 25
  • Plank jacks IC x 25

Mosey to front of MBE – find a  bench

  • Dips x 15
  • Decline shoulder taps IC x 15
  • Dips x 15
  • Decline shoulder taps IC x 15

Mosey to MBE field for THE THANG

Bear-back 11’s – PAX line up along goal line with cones set in front 15-ish yards (hard to tell on lacrosse field in the dark)

  • 10 Carolina dry docks then bear crawl out to cone; 1 jump squat then run backwards to goal line
  • 9 CDD then bear crawl out to cone; 2 jump squats then run backwards back
  • and so on until 1CDD bear crawl to 10 jumps squats and back.
  • it was pointed out to YHC that the combination of CDDs and bear crawls was challenging, nay “sadistic”, by fellow PAX (ahem Stuntman).
  • Completion of challenge with 20 seconds of encouragement, one of YHC’s favorite practices borrowed from our F3 compatriots at THE FORUM.

6MOM interlude

  • Flutter kicks IC x 20
  • High flutter kicks IC x 20
  • Hello Dolly IC x 20
  • flip to high plank
  • Standard shoulder taps IC x 20
  • Mountain climbers IC x 20
  • Elbow plank
  • Spiderman IC x 20
  • Big boy situps x 20
  • Six inches

21’s  – PAX back to goal line with cones out 30-ish yards; count descending/ascending by 2’s . The challenge here was maintaining the wherewithal for basic computations skills under physical duress.

  • 20 merkins with sprint to cones followed by 1 LBC and sprint back
  • 18 merkins with sprint followed by 3 LBCs then back…..and so on.
  • Strong work by all PAX with extras push at the end to grind out the last sprints associated the final 2 merkins and 19 LBCs. (110 total merkins on top of the 55 CDDs for those counting)

Mosey back to MBE parking lot

  • Final ab buster – Protractor with mix of flutter kicks and six inch holds

COT

-Skeletor

 

 

 

Side-to-Side February 21,2018

69 Degrees with a slight breeze.  Perfect weather for 17 PAX to get better and start the day off right.  For entertainment we did a little front, back and side-to-side action on the MBE soccer field.  Good times had by all.

Special thanks to F3 Nashville’s own, Crawfish.  He made an appearance at the Vulcan and Spartan.

Warm Up

  • Burpees – 10
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Carolina Dry Docks – 25
  • Freddy Mercury – 25

Mosey to Amphitheater Steps

  • Bear Crawl steps

Mosey to MBE Soccer Field

Cone Drills

Set 1

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 5th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, drop to ground and back up

Set 2

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 5 Merkins

Set 3

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups

Set 4

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 10 Lunges

Merkins – 25

Set 5

  • Run to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 5th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up

Shoulder Taps – 25

Set 6

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 10 Lunges

Finale

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Flutter Kicks – 25
  • Modified Merkins – 10

Circle up. Name o Rama.  Announcements. Prayer. Lead on 3.

 

 

Block Party – The Spartan – 2/19/2018

Given the recent warm weather and approaching spring break, YHC decided it was time for the Spartan to undertake some body sculpting via the lifting of heavy objects. With 20 cinder blocks in tow, YHC showed up to MBE to find a robust number of PAX punctually awaiting an AM beatdown. And they kept coming. 21 PAX eventually posted on this damp but temperate morning at MBE. A record for the Spartan to the knowledge of YHC. And one more than anticipated. Thanks to those who generously donated some of their curls and presses to their fellow cinder-block-less PAX.

Warm up

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Straight leg stretch – Left of right/right over left
  • Imperial Walkers IC x 20
  • Plankjacks IC x 20

Distribution of coupons (28.4 lb cinder block)

Mosey to MBE field

  • Block Webbs – Swole brother of Jack Webb – Incline merkin on cinder block (CB) then shoulder press from knees: 1:1 ratio, start 1:1, then 2:2, and so on – we made it to 8:8 which was to exhaustion for YHC (will work on this and aspire to 10:10 next time the blocks come out)
  • Flutter Presses – Flutter kicks IC to 5 with CB on chest; then five presses with CB, maintains six inches position while pressing beginning on second set. Can’t remember how many sets we did, I think 4.
  • Colt 45s – Curls: start at flex position go down to 90 degrees, do x reps; go to bottom or extending positon then go up to 90 degrees, do x reps; then full curl for x reps; did 5-5-5, 10-10-10, and 15-15-15.

Mosey back to MBE parking lot

Cinder Block COBRA

  • C – Curls
  • O – Overhead Press
  • B – Block squats
  • R – Run: ran length of MBE parking lot
  • A – Abs: Big boy situps
  • Did sets of each exercise as a circuit for 10, 15, and 20.

Cinder Block Shuttle Run

  • PAX number 1&2 and form two lines 10 yards apart. First PAX from group 1 does the shuttle run by picking up a CB at the other groups line, returns CB to his line, then retrieves the second CB, then returns brick to his starting spot. Meanwhile partner is doing 10 burpees. PAX from group 2 finish burpees then do shuttle run while PAX from group 1 do burpees. Rinse and repeat x 3.

Return CBs to truck and circle up

  • Merkin waterfall – 3 rounds adding one merkin each round while all hold plank position
  • Flutter kicks IC x 40

COT

-Skeletor

 

 

 

2018-01-30 Peaches Circuit @ Vulcan

35 PAX including 1 FNG (AWOL)

Warm-up:

  • Side Strattle Hop x25
  • Willie Mays x25
  • Frankensteins x25
  • Bum Kicks x25
  • Ray Lewis x25
  • Cross Toe Touch x25
  • LBCs x25
  • 0.5 mile Circuit Station Tour

3 Groups start at 3 seperate stations approximately 0.25 miles apart from each other:

  1. Prisoner Squats x25 -> Alternating Lunges x25 each leg
  2. Merkins x25 -> Dips x25 -> Incline Merkins x25
  3. Sit ups x25 -> Mountain Climbers x25
  • Cycled through stations twice for most people (200 REPS + 1.5 miles), a few of the elite got an extra station or two in, and a few worked their way through the cycle the best way they could

Final Circle

  • Planks waiting on AWOL to find his way back with SCAM’s assistance
  • Jump Ropes x25
  • No time to spare – 45 minutes exact!

Announcements, FNG AWOL gets easiest name of all time, and prayer/chant

Men Got Better!