13 HIMS showed up to a nice toasty evening at Midoriyama. 1 PAX put in some time on a mountain bike, 2 PAX ran for 45 minutes, and the rest of us enjoyed some bootcamp time. I always enjoy the afternoon workouts at Midoriyama, so I wanted to bring something to the table that really pushed everyone. I just had the Q at Folsom the weekend before, so I decided to not leave the Midoriyama guys out and repeat some of that workout. Let’s just say, this wasn’t a real crowd pleaser. The heat of the summer in the afternoons can really intensify a workout and push you mentally and physically. This one pushed me and it was great seeing everyone out here pushing themselves in whatever activity of their choosing. After a little EC with Slaw, it was time to get started and to start getting everyone ready.
None needed, it’s HOT!! Mosey to small soccer field.
Found an exercise called The Cooper. This one was a repeat from Folsom, but today we are using the small soccer field as our track. Begin with 1 lap around perimeter of field, then 10 Burpees, 10 Imperial Squats, 10 Ski Merkins. Run lap around field, then 9 Burpees, 9 Imperial Squats, 9 Ski Merkins. Continue this until you finish with 1 rep of each exercise. Oh boy did the mumble chatter( complaining) begin here. Several PAX mentioned the lack of shade in my selection of workout location. I didn’t feel like shade was necessary, so we continued on. You don’t want the PAX getting soft and expecting shade at every Midoriyama workout, so on we go. What a difference it is, in doing this at 6:30 in the morning Saturday versus 5:30 in the evening. This was a challenge and smoked the guys pretty good. There were calls for Omaha, but we continued. I did however offer a break in stating that when the first PAX finishes, I will end the misery and move on. WeeWee saved us, as he finished several laps ahead of the rest of us. That dude is a beast!.
After a short break to let everyone catch their breath, on to the next exercises. 4 corner escalators called. Mosey to First corner 10 Mountain Climbers(IC). Mosey to corner 2, 10 MC(IC), 20 Peter Parker’s. Mosey to corner 3, 10 MC(IC), 20 PP, 30 CDD. Mosey to corner 4, 10 MC(IC), 20 PP, 30 CDD, 40 Sumo Squats. Time running short, so let’s mosey towards flag.
We arrived at flag with time to spare, so let’s grab some wall at the turd shack. I did feel a little bad, so we used the shade side of the shack. Here we did 10 Hip Slappers (IC) & 10 Mike Tyson’s(IC), next 8 HS & 8 MT and finished with 6 HS & 6 MT. Time
22 for the Vets
Prayer Request, YHC took us out
It was an honor, as always, to lead today. Even with the summer heat upon us, it is great seeing steady numbers at Midoriyama. Way to push that rock fellas.