AO LOCATION : THE LABYRINTH
Upon arriving mere minutes before today’s launch I witness an overly excited Gump jumping up and down for joy in anticipation of what awaited him. I was further encouraged seeing BedPan and then Madoff!!! Even Linus and Goose and Bandit and TimeFrame all out two days in a row!! Been missing you guys … but what’s that …. someone starts mentioning Stone Cold …. I look, but sadly, no … it’s not to be. I was hopeful …. even thinking maybe Squirt may show ( he was here one day last week ….) but alas …..
I tell all assembled that they will truly LOVE today’s warm up …. since there’s so much ( teeth ) chatter …. hehe
Start with the Pledge as always and deliver swift disclaimer and now….
As I look out at assembled ( my eye catches Gaston who I believe caught what I said when I started with, “ A side straddle hop, in cadence, in position move, begin …. 1-2 —— 3!!!”
I now start to leave starting paddock while half of the group is befuddled and I remind all quickly that’s I saiddddddddd “ A ssh!!”
On Twitter and Slack this week I promised to only run to and from the park …. and so we did …. assembling near turd shack and upon Gastone’s suggestion we plank while Gump brings the six in.
Circle up and I deliver today’s beat down …. I will call an exercise and we will do it until the first man stops and calls “ Man Down!” I also tell all that today we will not chastise or criticize any, I will also not publish Any mention of any who called the phrase …we will instead support each other. One pax called it correctly …. we are a judgement- free zone ( sounds like I’ve heard that somewhere?).
We now come in hard and strong …. Mo Rockin’ Night clubs!!!! Much mention about no one wanting to be the first to call a stop …. and then I hear of 44 minutes of Mnc’s !! But we do stop and move to butt kicks …. much enjoyment as there’s lively discussion on whether it should be done slowly or rapidly. Arm circles next …. boy were the troops happy or what? Burpees ….. yes, we had to….Now crab thrusters …. boy THAT got the gang into it …. Gump with an AMAZING upwards thrust and then Gastone talked about inviting our M’s to perform this perfectly …. oh boy … No one definitely wants to be THAT guy to call a halt to this exercise …. but we do move on sooner or later. Grab some curb for Rocky B and then I hear what sounds like Ming Tao …. Gastone trying to impress all with his Chinamese …
I now call for Whoopees FAVORITE exercise ( mentions of Don Q and grass pickers …. Wrongo!!!) he loooooovvvvveeeeesssss American hammers!!!!!!
Now we move to picnic area for step ups, dips and then plank with feet on bench… followed by lunge walk over into playground ( some try to call man down to which I respond “ then your sorry butt can mosey the rest of the way!” Once inside we find a pull up station and attempt to reach 10 ( or modify) …. flutters then dead hang and pickle pounders ( some may call them baby makers ……. MUCH mumble here …. Someone even says “ I can do 30 ( pregnant pause) seconds!!!” Hey, at least we had no Mr. Baseballs present ( 3 strokes and Y’ERR OUT!) and lastly crunchy frogs!! Meander back to parking lot for bear crawl back and forth and then squat jumps ( where I call a stop for once !)
We end this all with Lbcs and then nur to the gate and finish with a race to the finish !!
Announcements for the Tuna this weekend
Gump with a pre Halloween Spooktacular next Wednesday ( costumes welcome )
Praise for Madoffs family and Bedpan getting a new job… way to go !
Moleskin…. these men were truly great today embracing this new routine and following my directions to strengthen and support each other! Much thanks to all in attendance for this opportunity …. until next time…….