Rucklek BackBlast – Organized Mass Chaos

  • When: 12/02/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Pyro, II Fingers, Plan B, Kevorkian (RESPECT), Faulkner (RESPECT), Peeping Tom (RESPECT), Oz, Acolyte, Stye, Gander (RESPECT), McRib, Lil Wayne, Blue Hawaiian, Bitcoin (QIC)


A super-sized Pax of 14 posted this morning for The Rucklek – a combined Fartlek & Ruck It AO – in recognition of YHCs 51st birthday.  The weather was actually quite nice.  As Acolyte noted, it was good to return to where the Ruckers started out well over a year ago, back at the NBG&CC.  Nice to stay in touch with our heritage.  Once assembled, YHC gave the Mission Statement and Disclaimer.  An extra Ruck was brought out just in case, but there was no one curious/adventurous enough to give it a whirl.

We began with:

WARM-O-RAMA

  • SSH, IC, 10x
  • Cotton Pickers, IC, 10x

THE THANG

YHC explained the morning’s routine – Runners will run, Ruckers will ruck.  Route would be to Wilson Creek Bridge & back.  Runners would incorporate the Camelia/Hillcrest loop both coming and going.  Once Runners got a minimum of 100 yards ahead of the Ruckers, they were to circle back to the Rucking Pax and then continue, thus ensuring the Running Pax would get in their mileage for the morning.  Ruckers rotated a 40 lb. sandbag throughout their route.  Runners were given the option of switching out with a willing Rucker to see how the other half lives.  However, no Pax took advantage of this opportunity.  Did get a very, very soft commit from Oz for the proverbial “next time” however, so we’ll just have to see how that goes.

BONUS:  Car = 3 Merkins

Once the route was completed, the Pax gathered in a tight circle for some Ruckercise.  Pax was arranged in an “every-other” formation with alternating rucked and non-rucked Pax.

  • Ruckers:  Overhead Ruck Press, IC, 10x;  Non-Ruckers: Squats, IC, 10x — Pass Ruck to the left and repeat with the idea being that each Pax would perform each exercise.
  • Ruckers:  Upright Ruck Rows, IC, 10x;  Non-Ruckers: Lunges, IC 10x — Pass Ruck to the left and repeat
  • Ruckers: Ruck Swings, OMU, 20x;  Non-Ruckers: Merkins, OMU, 20x — Pass Ruck to the left and repeat

Runners:  Pyro, II Fingers, Plan B, Kevorkian, Faulkner, Peeping Tom, Oz, Lil Wayne, Blue Hawaiian

Ruckers:  Acolyte, McRib, Gander, Stye, Bitcoin (Gander & Stye were first-time Ruckers – Kudos!)

COT

Count-O-Rama & Name-O-Rama with YHC offering prayer/thanks to close.

It’s a great day to be a part of F3, men.

Bitcoin, out!

 

Ruck It BackBlast – Yes & No

  • When: 11/25/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, McRib, Mr. Roboto, Bitcoin (QIC)


A 4-Pax claimed victory over the fartsack this morning and posted for Ruck It. YHC was glad to be back at it after a 2 week layoff from this AO.  Mission & Disclaimer given.  Morning was a bit chilly, so we started with a brief, but intense warm-up:

WARM-O-RAMA

  • Sungods, IC, 10x & Reverso
  • Yesses, IC, 10x – Demonstration provided by YHC; Exercise learned at GrowRuck 17
  • Nos, IC, 10x – Demonstration provided by YHC; Exercise learned at GrowRuck 17
  • Static One Arm Ruck Press and Hold w/ Squat, OMD, 10x & Switch Arms

THE THANG

Ruck up with one Pax also grabbing our old friend, the 40 lb. sandbag.  Ruck some distance while exchanging the Coupon periodically.

Stop #1 at First Citizens Bank Drive-Thru

  •  Yesses, IC, 10x
  •  Nos, IC, 10x
  • This area has an incline up from the road to the drive-thru area.  Ruck on front and perform a feet-first crab walk up the incline to the farthest brick column of drive-thru.  Ruck on back and Bear Crawl back down incline.
  • Continue Rucking with Coupon

Stop #2 at corner of Broad & George

  • Merkins, IC, 10x
  • Upright Ruck Rows, IC, 10x
  • Continue Rucking with Coupon

Stop #3 at corner of Pollock & Middle

  • Floor Wipers, IC, 10x; Exercise learned at GrowRuck 17
  • Bent-Over Ruck Rows, IC, 10x
  • Continue Rucking with Coupon

Stop #4 at Union Point Park

  • Yesses, IC, 10x
  • Nos, IC, 10x

Hard Stop @ 0615. No Mary as core was engaged/utilized throughout.

If YHC missed anything exercise-wise, please post in the comments.  Was just having too much fun this morning!

COT

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama & Announce-O-Rama (Next Monday is YHC’s Birthday Q and will be a combined Ruck It/Fartlek.  All Pax to assemble at NBG&CC for the morning.  PreBlast to come later).  Prayers for upcoming travels, family, etc.

II Fingers on Q for Bushwood.

Bitcoin, out!

Ruck It BackBlast – It’s Good For You

  • When: 11/4/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, Hilfiger (RESPECT), McRib, Bitcoin (QIC)


A Pax of 4 posted to greet the dawning of a new day this morning.  Weather was a bit cool, and some of the Pax responded with long pants, toboggans, multiple layers, etc.  Mission Statement and Disclaimer were given and we got started with a warm-up lap around the Union Point Park block.  With blood coursing through our veins, the Pax got busy in earnest with:

  • Bear Crawl width of grass field – Road to River (longer of two fields chosen by YHC)
  • Lunge Walk width of grass field – River to Road
  • Single Lap around block
  • Bear Crawl with Ruck Drag width of grass field – Road to River
  • Partner up – Partner A Dips, IC, 10x; Partner B Squats & Flap Jack
  • Bear Crawl width of grass field – River to Road
  • Ruck down S. Front St to Craven St for Overhead Ruck Press, 15x
  • Ruck to Middle St for Ruck Curls, 15x & Upright Ruck Rows, 15x
  • Ruck to Butterball’s Ring of Honor at Metcalf St. for Reverse Grip Irkins, 15x & Bent Over Ruck Rows, 15x
  • Ruck to Robinson & Stith parking lot for 1 minute Plank
  • Reverse Course and return to Butterball’s Ring of Honor for Bent Over Ruck Rows, 15x & Reverse Grip Irkins, 15x
  • Ruck to Middle St for Upright Ruck Rows with 10 second hold on last rep, 15x & Ruck Curls, 15x
  • Ruck to Craven St for Overhead Ruck Press with 10 second hold on last rep, 15x
  • Ruck back to Union Point Park with Ruck Run/Shuffle from entrance to Gazebo.
  • Hard Stop @ 0615

COT for count-off and Name-O-Rama.

Please note, Ruck It is NOT a Bitcoin-only led AO.  One might think this by looking at the Q signup sheet, but in reality, anyone can be a Q here.  While it remains a pleasure/honor to lead, YHC does not want to rob any other Pax of the same opportunity.  My only recourse as Q would be to make this AO more “enjoyable” for the Pax by spending waaay more time on the ground getting wet, dirty, grassy, cold, and who knows what else.  With that said, YHC will most likely not be on Q for Monday, Nov 18.

Peeping Tom on Q for Bushwood.  Don’t miss it!

Bitcoin out!

Ruck It BackBlast – The RuckLek

  • When: 10/28/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, Hilfiger (RESPECT), Bitcoin (QIC)


YHC was feeling benevolent this morning as the Pax assembled.  Having a particular plan in mind, YHC allowed for some brief discussion about how the morning would commence.  With Double Dipper experiencing some lingering effects of the previous week, it was decided to modify the original plan.  We left our starting point at the Union Point Park Gazebo at a brisk pace while a new plan was devised on the fly.

After a 3/10th mile warm up, we began what would be our routine for the morning – Ruck Running Intervals.  The Pax would effectively mosey with our rucks for a distance, then recover while walking a distance.  Squats for the 6 as needed after each Ruck Run.  Rinse and Repeat along the entire route.

Total distance covered just shy of 3 miles in a time of approx. 36 minutes.  We concluded a few minutes early due to the fact we covered our distance in less than our time allotment.  Super work put forth by the Pax.  Double Dipper won the speed prize as he was the first to complete each of the intervals.  He would hit his turbo button at about the halfway mark so as to be able to do the bonus squats.

Pyro on Q for Bushwood.

SYITG

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Ruck It PreBlast

  • WHAT: Ruck It
  • WHERE: Union Point Park Gazebo
  • WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019: Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: mid 60s with possible lingering dampness
  • WHY: It's Gonna Suck -- You'll Love It!
  • PREVIEW: Working on it ...


    • Minimum Ruck Weight:  30 lbs.

      Bring a towel

Ruck It BackBlast – 21 Gun Salute

  • When: 10/21/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, Mr. Roboto, Schrute, Bitcoin (QIC)


A 4-Pax posted to this morning’s rendition of Ruck It.  With today being the 21st, our theme centered around the number 21.  Mission Statement and Disclaimer were given.  Started with:

  • Warm-Up Lap around the Union Point Park block
    • Ruck Swings, OMU, 21x
    • Ruck Curls, IC (4ct.), 21x
  • Lap around block with Suitcase Carry and switch hands at halfway point
    • Ruck Chest Press, OMU, 21x
    • Static Chest Press with LSF, IC (4ct.), 21x
  • Lap around block with Ruck Run/Shuffle intervals – Double Dipper earned extra credit by running entire lap
    • Rucked Up Irkins, OMU, 21x
    • Rucked Up Squats, IC (4ct.), 21x
  • Lap around block with Ruck on Front and alternating backwards walk
    • Overhead Ruck Press, OMU, 21x
    • Upright Ruck Rows, IC (4ct.), 21x
  • Ruck out of park and across bridge.  On the way back, Pax stopped at the observation deck
    • Fly-Away Merkins, OMU, 21x
    • Calf Raises, IC (4ct.), 21x
  • Return to starting point with a Ruck Run/Shuffle over the last 100 yards or so for good measure.

Hard Stop with COT – Prayers for Double Dipper’s mom having aneurysm surgery.

Overall, a very satisfying morning which spoke to my budding OCD (or CDO if you prefer, since it is in alphabetical order).  In total, we performed 10 exercises of 21 reps each, and covered approximately 1.9 miles (plus or minus) for a tidy 10/21/19.  YHC had an extra ruck ready for FlankSteak, as he had expressed interest, or at least some curiosity, in posting to Ruck It.  But alas, there was no joy as the mighty FlankSteak did not post.  One can only hope that the pull of Unicorn’s Fartlek was too much and the he posted there.

Gander on Q for the rest of the week at Bushwood and The Point.  Must be birthday time.  Come ready for a couple of great mornings.

SYITG!

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