Today was another good day. Six men posted with heavy purses and got some good work in. We started with the pledge then circled back for Hushpuppy. He was not hungry for a Sammich so he went his own way with headphones on. We took off for Gastone’s Hill with nothing but a smile on our face, skip in our step, and a purse full o’ rocks (or something else heavy). I did not really have much in mind, but did not sleep well the night before so I figured it would all be ok. We started up “The Hill” with rucks in our hands (no straps) and at each mailbox on the right did 5 chest presses. After reaching the top we commenced to doing flutters with rucks over our heads. I wanted to do this without a specific number in mind, so as to encourage some idle chatter. It was a bit quiet, kind of too quiet…..which is not always a bad thing, but kind of made me feel a little less than appreciated……so I told the crowd we would continue with said exercises until I felt some love. Thankfully OutHouse spoke up at some point and proclaimed his love for Whoopie (Goldberg in a quiet voice). It’s ok, I felt the desired effect from Shi…I mean, OutHouse. Rucks on and head down “The Hill” for more stuff. At every mailbox on the right, face downhill and gimme 3 Merkins. Not too bad, but still feel like the Merkins with the ruck are tough. We got to the bottom and did some squats until some more comments to make me (or Whoopie Goldberg) feel loved….again, thanks Shi……I mean, OutHouse.
Next, mosey from “The Hill” to the soon-to-be Planet Fitness for a new exercise called Bulldog Merkins. We lined up in a row and first guy did exercise while rest sat in People’s Chair and did chest presses with their rucks. We took turns doing 5 Bulldog Merkins-feet on the wall about 2 feet up and extend out into Merkin position and do 5 Merkins with feet on the wall. Pretty tough, but will do more reps and sets next time. I was a good start. Next we moseyed thru part of the parking lot for some 4 corners. I asked Clavin to call the exercise and against my wishes, we did American Hammers in 10, 20, 30, then 40 reps at the 4 corners. BTW, I hate American Hammers……a lot…..and I hate them more now. I did not make that mistake again. For the 2nd round of 4 Corners I called the exercises and we did Clavins (AKA, calf raises) in 20, 40, 60, 80 reps at the 4 corners. Gave desired burn then we moved on. I think we went to the bank next. Somewhere along the way we prepared for the F3 International Convergence in Morocco next year at OutHouse’s request-a few Moroccan Night Clubs.
After finishing at the bank, we had a few minutes to kill so we did a new-ish exercise I sort of made up on the fly: Roadkill Froggers-at one side of the street drop into road kill position (ruck on, lay down on concrete like…you know, roadkill), get up then jump (frog hop) one time. Get back on ground in road kill position then get up and jump again. Repeat this until you either get hit by a car or get across the street. We all made it safely across then hit some more Moroccan Night Clubs for the last minute or so then called it a day.
announcements-9/11 Memorial Stairclimb will be 9/18/20-put that stuff on your calendar now britches-it was great this year and is gonna be HUGE next year. You don’t want to miss this thing.
Convergence in 2 weeks at The Yank-get there and support your brothers
Quick prayer then we were outta there.
Good work this am guys. Those purses don’t get any lighter, you just get a little bit stronger. Keep up the good work. Next week will be DryRub with the Q so get those arms loose. I suspect it’s gonna hurt.