There was some serious chatter this week on Twitter-not that I am complaining, but of the chatter I recall, none of those “chatterers” we present for the bootcamp. I’ll start with Freight. Granted, his hair is better than mine ever was or ever will be, he was not present to receive the proper “thank you” for his comments-in his defense, he was at Folsom delivering likely an impressive beatdown that will likely induce several naps sometime later in the day. I’ll move on to Short Sale….known for his complicated workouts and impressive ability to do things like jump lunges and various torture maneuvers disguised as ab exercises, he made several comment on the recent Gaston County poll that awarded me the “sexiest cardiologist alive” (SCA) title. It is a crown I wear with pride and (just a tough of) humility. Just think if my hair was half of Frieght’s……. Tooltime and I need to talk soon. Short Sale “reportedly” (those are fingers-in-the-air quotes) was at Folsom also and was no where in site this am at GasHouse. And then there is Clavin……also present with plenty of chatter on twitter this week. He posted at GasHouse but stayed at PainLab……dang. In (sort of) his defense, he had to go to work and you know the saying…no matter rain, snow, sleet, or shine the mail will be delivered right on time…..well, he had bigger fish this am.
And so back to the BB….
We had a pretty big crowd at GasHouse this am-good crowd for Sledge’s VQ with PainLab and 9 for boot camp. We started a quick re-hash of the twitter comments and then I made sure everyone knew the boot camp Q was recently voted the SCA. There was a lot of applause, falling on knees with adoration, paparazzi pictures being taken, and autographs being signed. I believe a few proposals from several of the wives (ShortSale and Freight’s wives may or may not have been there but I will neither confirm or deny that rumor that I just started). We moved on with a WU (yes, ShortSale, we had a WU with SEVERAL exercises). I did a quick head fake with only 2 SSH, then came back hard with a few merkins, squats, and then…..10 burpees OYO. We started to break off and I heard a quiet little comment from Clavin’s direction….kind of like a sneaky fart while you are laying in bed and not sure if your M is awake yet….I turned to Clavin and said…..10 more Burpees OYO and the mumble chatter got going again.
After the WU, we split off in different directions. We moseyed to the flag for the Pledge then moseyed to the steps at the PAD at FPC. At the steps we started with 11’s. 10 jump squats at the bottom and 1 hip slapper at the top. Monk informed me that HS’ers are his favorite exercise of all. Maybe Monk and I were separated at birth because those are MY FAVORITE EXERCISE TOO!!!. We moved to the track at Sherwood for some more 11’s. This time it was hanging from the bars with a partner doing burpees. 11 burpees while partner hangs then swap it up. When we got to around 6 we changed the hanging to people’s chair. For better or worse, my partner has a busted paw and did jump squats instead. At first I thought this was good, then I realized he finished quicker which gave me less time to recover. Oh well, it hurt sufficiently. We sat for a quick talk about David Goggin’s book called Can’t Hurt Me. He talks about “outworking the chart.” The chart is the list of things you are able to do vs what you actually do with your life. Over work what you can do and set your goals high.
We moseyed back to the church to the back parking lot for some more work.We started on one end with exercises at each end and worked our way through the parking lot for a total of 5 stations. We did monkey humpers in an escalator pattern-5 seconds at station 1, 10 seconds at station 2, and so on to the end. On our way back we did partner hip slappers (your welcome, Monk) with 1 partner holding legs high while other partner did sets of 5 hip slappers at each station back to start. At the start, we considered long jumping across the lot……maybe not-let’s lunge instead then once we got to the end, mosey back to Schiele for some Mary with the PainLabbers.
Mary started with “who wants to start…….all quiet for too long so I called 5 burpees OYO. When I finished, HIPAA jumped in quickly with some LBCs then JJ killed us with American Hammers. I think that was all the Mary we did but honestly, the American Hammers sucked the life out of me proving again that I need to be doing more gut work at home. Time was called and we circled up for COT. I gave a quick run down of the “outwork the chart” topic from above for the benefit of the PainLabbers.
Great work at GasHouse this am by all (except ShortSale, Clavin, and Freight). I think Clavin may have been present for the PainLab workout, but I could not say for sure. He was there for the warmup but not at COT so as far as I know he was only present for the warmup…..not the beat down or the COT. But hey, 1 out of 3 is not bad, right?