13 HIMs all suffering some cabin fever showed up for a beat down in Cramerton the day after. Went a little like this as Tesla and Short sale combined in a wicked co Q to deal in some pain.
Tesla up first as dawn broke and temps fell to a comfortable 29 degrees, almost perfect workout weather on Dec. 26. Whoopee came in hot!
SSH X 20
2 burpees OYO
IW X 20
4 burpees OYO
Copperhead squats X 20
6 burpees OYO
Sharon Towers X 20
8 burpees OYO
LBCs X 20
10 burpees OYO
Partner work for BLIMPS
P1 – run to the school and back (@ 150 yards)
P2 – do the called exercise.
Round 1 – Burpees
Round 2 – Lunges
Round 3 – IW
Round 4 – Merkins
Round 5 – Plank jacks
Round 5 – Squats
Move over to Tennis courts for a round of Bear Crawl Slalom, a Tesla staple as promised. And delivered!
Everybody gets two opportunities.
Back across the courts – Tunnel of love. @ ops each pax.
Hand over to Short Sale for his version of core work as follows:
We conveniently remained on the tennis courts for 30 minutes of Core Cardio. We began with CORA, keeping the same partners with P2 running the four court length and returning to relieve P1 for an aggregate count of exercises:
- 100 Leg Lifts
- 200 Freddy Mercury (count right side only)
- 300 Flutter Kicks (count right side only)
There was a slight bit of chatter, but not too much as the PAX were focused. It would have been different if the anticipated return of Mayor had come true but unlike the Christmas Story, The Storm’s “savior” must have got lost on his long journey from Stanley to Stuart Cramer (note the intentional little “s” – Mayor is a leader but like all of us, not to the level of the real Savior with the big “S”).
Back to individual work but keeping with the CORA theme. Each PAX were instructed to perform:
- 10 Merkins
- 20 LBC’s
- 30 Mountain Climbers (count each leg)
- Run a full lap around the four courts then plank for the six. The go-getters earn the reward to plank and then go directly into merkins so they get a good shoulder burn.
Shout out to our guests as it was evident why the Louisiana Northshore AO slapped Turbo to our speedy guest. Lynchpin got after it as well but again, he’s from Metro so, that was somewhat expected. Several of our very own took turns to push their pace during the four rounds of this segment. We took a moment to catch our breath and allowed each man to share their favorite moment from their Christmas Day. A common theme was sharing a gift or joy from a gift given or shared among family. It is worth mentioning Pockets inviting a young family member into their home that has been in a group home, brightening that young man’s day to allow him to be among loved ones. Thanks for sharing Pockets.
Back to work for the 4×4 which should be as clear of instructions as it sounds but our PAX don’t always follow directions. A quick demo to hold some hands through this fun:
- Ski Abs (my favorite) x 4
- Jack Merkins x 4
- Burps x 4
- Peter Parker x 4
- Run the length of four tennis courts and return
- Rinse/Repeat, Rinse/Repeat
Back at the circle we had 5 minutes and it was time to salute Mary, not the Virgin Mother but that cranky ole bag that reminds us to suck in our guts. We went quickly through: Flutter Kicks, Box Cutter, Leg Lifts, Mountain Climbers, Jingle Balls, Crunchy Frogs, and Leg Claps, all with an in cadence count to 10 reps.
Announcements: Sargento’s 2nd F tonight: 7 pm Wild Wing Cafe then 9:15 Star Wars movie (come for one, the other, or ideally both); Convergence 1/1/18 0700 at the Dark Knight. Gastone will be your Q. Prayers for each other, family, and loved ones. Short Sale took us out. Tesla was glad to hear from Turbo that F3 Baton Rouge is up and running. Look forward to posting there soon!
Coffee-rama at Floyd and Blackies had 7.