More Fun with Blocks

  • When: 11/9/18
  • QIC: 420
  • The Pax: McRib, Cornfed, Oz, Black Dog, Plan B, Peeping Tom, WinthorpE, Gander, Mr Roboto, Blue Hawaiian, Morning, Unicorn, 420

A Pax of 13 showed up on what turned out to be a very nice morning without the expected rain.  What ensued was a little shoulder and arm work.  We began with:

Mary:  Windmills ICx10, Frankensteins ICx10, SunGods ICx20, and Mt. Climbers ICx20.

Next up was a mosey to the warehouse on Craven St where the Pax each grabbed their friend for the next 35 minutes-a cinder block.  We ran back a workout that YHC led back in April with 4 sets of 20’s in various places around downtown-always with the block.

In parking lot on Craven St.  20 Elf on Shelf, 20 Irkins, 20 Curls, and 20 American Hammers-then mosey to

Sudan Temple:  20 Derkins, 20 People’s Chair w/chest presses, 20 People’s Chair w/overhead presses, 20 Lunges w/Side Throws-then mosey to

Field past traffic circle:  20 Blockees, 20 Calf Raises w/overhead block, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Dying cockroach’s with block over chest-then mosey to

Lot behind City Hall:  20 Lion Kings, 20 Irkins, 20 Curls, 20 People’s chair w/overhead presses-then mosey to

Parking Lot on Craven:  20 Genuins, 20 American Hammers, 20 Dying Cockroach’s, 20 People’s chair w/chest presses

Finally we returned the blocks and moseyed back to the gazebo for

Mary:  Low Slow Flutters ICx20, Dying Cockroaches OMUx50 before running out of time.

Announcements:  Good luck to Bitcoin on his rucking adventure in Raleigh this weekend and YHC closed in prayer.

Pleasure to lead this morning-I know my shoulders are feeling it-hope everyone has a great weekend.

420 out.

Death Wish Part I

  • When: 10/27/18
  • QIC: 420
  • The Pax: Ingown, Mr Roboto, Bitcoin, Unicorn, Morning, Goose, Gander, Peeping Tom, The Offering, Black Dog, Faulkner, Roll Tide, 420

A pax of 13 showed up on a gusty and cool morning to get better.  Thankfully the rain had moved out and we stayed dryer than YHC had envisioned.  There we no FNG’s so we jumped into Warm-O-Rama:  Cottons Pickers IC x10, Bat Wings (20 Forward Sun Gods IC, 20 Backward Sun Gods IC, 20 Seal Claps IC and 20 Overhead Claps IC), SSH’s IC x 20 and Winthorpe Stretches.

When then Moseyed the long way around to the practice field for The Thang:

Charles Bronson:  There were three tenis balls on the field.  One where the Pax gathered, another 100 yards down the field and the final one 10 yards further.  Each member of the Pax had to perform on their own the following:  50 Merkins, 50 Burpees, 50 LBC’s, and Jump Squats.  In between each set they had to sprint to the tennis ball 100 yards away, army crawl the next 10 yards and then mosey back.  In addition if any set was broken up (for example a Pax member decided to do 20 Burpees and take a break) then the Pax member had to do the 100 yard sprint and crawl.  This took a little time and finishing times were staggered-however the whole Pax finished quicker than YHC had imagined.

Next to the Wall for Ascending Testicles:  The Pax held BTTW at a 15 degree angle and did 10 Derkins IC then immediately went up to 45 degrees and did 10 more IC.  Finally the Pax went full BTTW and held it for a 30 count.  We then moseyed to the covered area for:

Aiken Legs:  20 Squats, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Lunges, and 20 Split Jacks without any breaks.  We had a 20 count and then Rinse and Repeat.  We then moseyed back to the practice field for:

4×4 Relays:  We partnered up.  Pax A sprinted 100 yards and then packpeddled back while Pax B did 4×4 Burpees (4 Merkins and 4 Mt Climbers incorporated into each Burpee).  We then switched and repeated until each Pax had two turns of each.  Then back to the Wall for:

Alternating Shoulder Taps from BTTW position x20.  We were done.

Mary:  Captain Thors’s IC x 10, Dolly’s IC x 20, E2K’s IC x 20 each side, and 100’s IC

Party tonight at Gander’s for his 50th.  YHC closed in prayer.

Nice work gentlemen!  We got the entire workout in with some time to spare which is impressive.  Always a pleasure to lead.


Death Wish Part I

  • WHAT: The Bear
  • WHERE: New Bern High School
  • WHEN: Saturday 10/27/18 Hard Start 7:00 AM Hard Stop 8:00 AM
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: Better than today but ground will be wet...
  • WHY: Why not start your weekend with a Death Wish
  • PREVIEW: Should be fun.

Four is more than two

  • When: 10/17/18
  • QIC: 420
  • The Pax: WinthorpE, Gander, Doorknob, Black Dog, 420

A small but enthusiastic pax of 5 showed up at the Dirty Bird this morning.  The expected thunderstorms and showers did not materialize but it was another 70 degree morning with plenty of humidity in the air.  How many do we have left II Fingers?  We started with:

Windmills IC x10, Frankensteins IC x10, SSH’s IC x 25, Mt Climbers IC x25 and WinthorpE Stretches OYO.  We then moseyed 1.5 laps around the school and met at the tennis courts for

The Thang:  YHC reached into his past Q bag having decided to Q at the last minute.  A workout from over a year ago at the Bushwood tennis courts.  The issue.  Bushwood has two tennis courts side by side while The Dirty Bird has four.  As the pax was to remind YHC four is more than two.

Round 1.  Burpee Dans.  1 Burpee followed by 4 lunges (two each leg), repeato across all four courts.  Coming back  across the courts it was 2 Burpees followed by 4 lunges.  BTTW for the 6.

Finished off round 1 with a suicide using each courts far doubles line only.

Round 2.  Bearpees.  1 Burpee followed by a 6 count bear crawl, repeato across all four court.  Coming back across the courts it was 2 Burpees follow by 6 count bear crawl.  Al Gore for the 6.

Another Suicide

Round 3.  Burpee Broad Jumps.  1 Burpee followed by 4 broad jumps, repeato across all four courts.  Coming back 2 Burpees followed by 4 broad jumps, repeato.  Had to modify to three courts coming back due to breathing issues.

Another Suicide.

YHC had planned an Escalator next but time would not allow so some of it was incorporated into Mary.

Mary:  Werkins ICx15, Groiners ICx15, Freddie Mercury’s ICx20, Dying Cockroach OMUx30, LBC’s OMUx40 Squat Jumps OYOx20

YHC forgot name-o-rama but did close in prayer.  Pleasure to lead gentlemen-fine work this morning.

Dirty Bird pre-blast

  • WHAT: The Dirty Bird
  • WHERE: Epiphany School traffic circle
  • WHEN: Wednesday 10/17/18 Hard Start 5:30 Hard Stop 6:15
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: Not sure-maybe wet and cool?
  • WHY: Because it's time
  • PREVIEW: Not sure yet but bring gloves

Laps and Loops

  • When: 08/06/18
  • QIC: 420
  • The Pax: Cuddy, Goose, Honey Wagon, WinthorpE, Gander, Plan B, Maytag, Stye, Bitcoin, Faukner, Sputnik, Kevorkian, Gypsy, The Offering, Shocker, Two Fingers, Swiffer, Mr Roboto, 420

A Pax of 19 showed up on an unusually dry morning to get the week started off right.  There were no FNG’s so YHC jumped into SSH’s IC x 25; Downward Dog OYO; Oz Stretches OYO due to YHC’s inability to balance and count at the same time; and Cotton Pickers IC x 10.

The Pax then formed up for what turned out to be a very spirited Snake Run taking the long Loop  around to the Garber lot where we stumbled onto a group of women setting up to work out…hmm we’ve been here before.  WinthorpE was gracious enough to reach out and make sure we wouldn’t be bothering anyone and we proceeded in Laps.

Lap #1-Sprint 1st leg and Mosey legs #2, #3, and #4.  Back at the corner 30 Sumo Squats IC.

Lap#2-Sprint 1st and 2nd leg and Mosey legs #3 and #4.  Back at the corner 20 Merkins IC

Lap #3-Sprint 1st, 2nd and 3rd legs and Mosey #4.  Back at the corner 10 Burpees OYO

Formed up for another Snake Run  around the Country Club Loop

Rinse and Repeat Laps.

Pax then Moseyed back to Employee Lot at Club for Mary:

Low Slow Flutter IC x 25; Dying Cockroach IC x 50 and finished with 100’s.

YHC closed in Prayer.

Gentlemen thank you for allowing me to lead this morning and for helping to continue to push me!  Two Fingers on Bushwood.

420 Out.

Fartlek Preblast

  • WHAT: The Fartlek
  • WHEN: Monday August 6th Hard Start 5:30 AM Hard Stop 6:15 AM
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: Who knows but my guess is a good chance it's wet
  • WHY: It's Monday-time to jump start the week
  • PREVIEW: Laps

Another run at the Second Son and down One

  • When: 05/26/18
  • QIC: 420
  • The Pax: McRibb, Plan B, Roll Tide, Honey Wagon, Ingrown, Unicorn, Harris Teeter, 420

A Pax of 8 gathered at the Bear on a warm and getting warmer morning to take another run at The Second Son a year later.  After a suggestion to just chat instead of making a go at it was seriously considered, we decided to jump in.

Windmills IC x10, SSH’s IC x30, Down Dog stretching OYO, Hillbillies IC x20

We moved to the big bus lot for some Catch Me if You Can.  The plan was to partner up and run four laps.  The first two with Pax A backpeddling while Pax B did 4 burpees and sprinted to catch up the flapjack.  The second two laps were the same except for 6 diamond merkins instead of burpees.  First two laps went fine but just over half way through lap #3 McRibb took a serious header as he packpeddled over Roll Tide who was performing Diamond Merkins.  McRibb took a nasty fall and came away with a damn big goose egg and cut.  He is fine but must of us normal mortals would have been in some serious trouble.   YHC will in the future make sure that lanes for CMIYC are clearly assigned-my bad McRibb.  The Pax collected itself after we sent McRibb packing and finished up.

Next up was Wall of Worms-BTTW with a 5 movement shuffle left, then right, then walk down the wall then back up for a 10 count.  We then moseyed across the big lot to some shade for 11 Rounds of Deconstructed Burpees.  We started with 11 Squats, 11 leg thrusts, 11 merkins and 11 more leg thrusts and then moved down to 10, 9, etc. all In Cadence so as not to allow for any slippage that seemed to occur the prior year.  This was a real crowd pleaser and required mutilple 10 counts to get through.

Next we moseyed to the covered area for an Escalator to 8:  Box Jumpsx10, Derkinsx20, Groinersx30, Imp Walkersx40, Squatsx50, Lungesx60, LBC’sx70 and Calf Raisesx80.

Finally back to the big lot for an attempt at 7’s using Burpees and Surfer Merkins-the idea was for two laps total with stops along the way to complete the 7’s.  Unfortunately the heat got us and it was called after the first lap and we headed to:

Mary:  Dying Cockroach IC x30 and Star Man courtesy of Ingrown.

No announcements and we closed in prayer with the Jutress Family, McRibb and our Veterans on our minds.

Gentlemen as always thank you for allowing me to lead and have a safe weekend


The Second Son Part Deux

  • WHAT: The Bear
  • WHERE: New Bern High School
  • WHEN: Sat 5/26/18 Hard Start 7:00 AM Hard Stop 8:00 AM
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: I really have no idea
  • WHY: To earn the rest of the weekend
  • PREVIEW: One year later one year older