7 PAX joined together in the cold for yet another of Godfather’s “winging it” workouts. I’m sure the PAX would agree that after Q’ing the same AO for the last three weeks, that Godfather should get his act together and actually start planning something, “But until then…”. With Dolph announcing it was 5:30 on the dot, it was time to begin this chilly Thursday morning beatdown…
- Side-Straddle Hop x15 (IC)
- Monkey Humpers (AKA JoBu’s) x10 (IC)*
- Diamond Merkins x10 (IC)
*The Monkey Humpers/JoBu’s were dedicated to JoBu, who will be competing in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC this week. Make us proud, JoBu!
After counting off to SEVEN, the PAX split up with three men going to one end of the parking lot and four going to the other. At one end, the group of three would be doing Merkins AMAP and at the other end, the other group was completing Prayer Squats AMAP. Just for fun, one person would do a Coupon Carry down to the other end of the lot and switch off with another man. The coupon, as the PAX would quickly learn, was a pole that had been knocked down by some overzealous park goer. When all the PAX had carried the coupon the length of the Parking Lot, the exercise was over.
The PAX then moseyed around the Parking Lot before taking a detour through grass to stop at the picnic tables. The next exercises was 10 Step-Ups, 10 Dips, and 10 Bunny Hops onto the bench of the picnic tables. Admittedly, it was a little too slick so I might have only done 6 Bunny Hops – but I have to live with that. The next round at the picnic tables was 10 Incline Merkins and 10 Decline Merkins.
After drying off their hands/gloves, the PAX moseyed to one end of the parking lot. T-Claps to BA for posting the picture of James Brown and Michael Jackson and inspiring this next exercise. Rather than simply Zombie Walking from one end of the Parking Lot to another, the PAX hit a normal Zombie Walk half-way and then switched to a Moon Walk Zombie Walk (Zombie Walk backwards) for the second half.
Once we all regained our composure – those MWZW’s will do damage to your knees – the PAX were then introduced to Burpicides – the horrible lovechild of Burpees and Suicides. To get to the other end of the Parking Lot, the PAX had to make four stops and four burpees**. Between the first and second rounds, there were a couple of count-offs to let everyone catch their breath.
**Shout out to Dolph for completing some extra credit on the play – He did a Burpee at every stop, not just at the turning points.
Feeding into Godfather’s nostalgia, the PAX moseyed up the hill but detoured off the sidewalk to the bottom of the hill for few rounds of Hill Beatdowns. Round 1 of the HB was to Bear Crawl up the hill and mosey down twice. Round 2 of HB was to Bunny Hop up the hill and mosey down. Round 3 of the BH was to Crab Walk up the hill (thanks Top Hat) but several of the PAX succumbed to gravity and had to finish the hill by walking (actually just one, it was me).
Back on the side walk, it was time for a little crowd-funded Mary. Each of the PAX led one ab exercise.
- Dolph – Canoe/Raft
- Anthrax – Homer to Marge
- E4 – Freddie Mercury
- Godfather – World War 2 Sit-Ups
- Yack – Side Lunge
- Top Hat – Russian Twist
- Mayor – V-Ups
- Dolph – Supermans
Since we were at the entrance to bridge anyway, Top Hat suggests were do Imperial Walkers across the bridge, but we audibles to only do those half way and finish with Hillbillies. Another brave soul suggested a Bear Crawl on the way back, but again we audibled to do 5 Burpees OYO and finish the bridge with Backwards Skip.
With three minutes left on the clock, there was just enough time to mosey back to the Parking Lot and do a Ring of Fire with 5-4-3-2-1 Merkins. At the COT, several PAX stepped up to Q for the following week. T-Claps to Top Hat and Anthrax for taking #TheStorm and #GoatIsland respectively next week.
- We still need a fill-in for the Mud Run.
- Keep JoBu in your thoughts Sunday morning; he’ll be running 26.2 miles!
- Don’t let the cold keep you from coming to work outs! In the words of Anthrax, “the hardest part is getting out of bed” but Godfather also added, “…until you open that door.”
- Coffeeteria – 1 in attendance