This seems like a strange question to use as a theme to a workout, but one that seemed worth testing. The thought came to mind because later that day YHC was heading to Sliding Rock. As I started to plan a weinke, I knew I’d first need a hill worthy of this test. I knew almost immediately where the adventure would take any PAX willing to make the journey.
As opposed to The Pub where YHC usually shows up about 2 minutes early in time to plant the flag and call out the route, I arrived at the Schiele with plenty of time remaining. After finding out Doby had Q at the Pain Lab and quickly planning the warm-up, it was 0700 and time to get going.
SSH x 15
Merkins x 15
LBC x 15
Turned it over to Doby who led the PAX in 15 Imperial Walkers.
At this point, the brave Bootcamp PAX left the Pain Lab crew behind and set off on their journey.
Mosey to the front parking lot at Grier Middle. This is where pre-workout surveillance comes in handy. There had always been speed bumps in the parking lot that I’d used for markers. Since they repaved the parking lot, those speed bumps were gone, but there were crosswalks which would serve the same purpose.
Lunge to the first crosswalk and do 5 burpees. Then lunge to the second crosswalk and 5 more burpees. At this point, the PAX may have got the hint that they were not going to skip leg day today.
Mosey to the Parkwood parking lot. As YHC announced to the PAX, no upstanding Carolina fan could Q a workout without a set of 4 corners. Around 4 islands in the parking lot, 10 Crunchy Frogs, 20 Squats, 30 American Hammers, 40 Flutter Kicks. After each set, run to the next spot and perform the next exercise. It was mentioned that in the 4 corners, the pace was slowed so should we walk to each corner. However, this is the Roy Williams era so the pace is sped up and the PAX would run to each corner. Just imagine Roy on the sideline waving his arm for us to get down the court and over to the next station. After completing one trip around, we reversed course and ran the exercises back around. 40 Flutter Kicks, 30 American Hammers, 20 Squats, 10 Crunchy Frogs.
Mosey to the starting point of our climb. This climb would take place up the hill at the Dept of Veterans Services off New Hope. YHC shared with the PAX my trip later that day to Sliding Rock where it would be an easy slide in cool water. This slide would be neither easy or cool.
Partner up. Partner 1 would perform the S-L-I-D-E while partner 2 would either Bear Crawl, Lunge, or Nur up the hill. When partner 1 returned, partner 2 would run while partner 1 did the exercise of that round.
S – Squats
L – LBC
I – Imperial Walker Squats
D – Derkins
E – Everest
Everest is an exercise that was done as a group. Lunge, lunge, squat (basically, it’s a zombie walk uphill).
About two-thirds up the hill, YHC called for another E – Empty Wheel Barrel. One partner gets in Crabwalk position while the other partner holds his legs (like a wheel barrel). This was met with a great deal of angst and proved to be uneventful, but we at least had to try.
After abandoning our empty wheel barrel, the PAX continued the Everest climb until we got to the sign labeled Assembly Point. That marked the end of our journey to the top of Everest. We stopped for a group picture, and then moseyed back.
We stopped along the way to the Schiele for a deconstructed S-L-I-D-E
Squats in the Marathon parking lot
LBCs in the Parkwood parking lot
Imperial Walker Squats in the First Pres parking lot
Dips in the office parking lot beside First Pres
(mini) Everest climb through the Schiele parking lot entrance.
We arrived in time to hear the bells.
QSource 0730 on Sunday after Coconut Horse and Crossroads
Celebration of Pizza Man’s relative on 8/17 from 10-2 at Rankin Lake Park
Casino Night benefiting Gaston Residential Services on 9/7 – See Rudolph for more info
Until next time…