Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

How do you like my t-shirt?

  • Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 03/13/2021
  • AO: PainLab
  • QIC: Rudolph
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Hunchback, Tube, Dirty White Boy (R), El Toro, Bandit (R), Lazybones, Les Nessman, HIPAA, VooDoo, Top Hat, T-Square, Hermey (R), Clavin (R)

Some people just never learn.  Or they do learn, and ask for more punishment.  A more fitting synopsis of Pain Lab you can’t ask for.

Big group, warm weather does that.  It’s that, or that it started to leak that i was making my post-COVID return and Q’ing the best AO in Gaston County.  Glad to see Tesla was leading Bootcamp, very good warm-up that was a true “warm-up”, not just a straight to execution thing.  Anyways, time to split, Pain Lab comes with me.

Circle up.  No FNG’s, so the basic disclaimer today is that I’ve lost my cardio as a result of illness, we’re going to find it today.  Don’t quit, do what I do, and we’ll perform an old fashioned Pain Lab.

The Thang:  I had 10 rounds planned, we got through 6.5 of them.  I underestimated the amount of burpee time today.  Each round consisted of 4 exercises (full body, legs, arms, abs).  One minute per exercise.  After each 1 minute exercise, 5 burpees.  So, we did this:

High-shelfs, Lunges, CDD’s, WWII’s – 20 Burpees

Taps, Side Lunge, Diamond Merks, Am. Hammers – 20 B’s

Star plank, Rear Lunge, Plank Rotators, Box cutters – 20 B’s

Get-Ups, Bridge Kicks, Pseudo Planche Merkins, Freddie Mercs – 20 B’s

Now…I think it was about here that someone, rhymes with DooDoo, made a crack about my Father’s Day Ultimate Warrior T-shirt.  I guess too much MAN was billowing out from it.  So, 10 Burpees just because.  In later rounds, a backwards ballcap wearing HIPAA did the same, so 10 more bonus Burpees.  Then another, so we wound up with 35 bonus burpees.  VooDoo would later state that these were for my benefit, to find my cardio.  Can’t disagree.  Other rounds:

Jab/cross, People’s Chair, Merkins, LBC – 20 B’s

Hook, Left calf raise, isometric squeeze, cruncy frogs – 20 B’s

Superman’s, Right calf…….10 burpees stop.

Meet up with Tesla and call it a day.  Good work on an incredibly pleasant morning.  I think my sweat was more than my out of breath-ness, but I certainly got what was needed with the burpees.  Pretty sure we got to 165 total burpees, and that’s a good way for a non-runner to get back in shape.

MOLESKIN – great crowd, good mumble chatter, and I think this was the right amount of physically taxing work.  Glad to be back amongst brothers who are trying to get better.  I really enjoyed that breakfast afterwards too.  Need to do more fellowship time.  I mean, I’ve had COVID, and up until then I did my civic duty by ensuring that the hospitals remained clear as long as possible, so time to socialize a bit more.  Everyone stay careful, you don’t want it, that I can promise you.  Again, appreciate everyone’s hard work.


1 Comment

  1. Clavin

    You most certainly deserve a medal for your courage under fire today ….. I am curious is that shirt available in big boy sizes too? Asking for a friend

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