Swiper VQ – 1/20/2021

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Big Tex, F150, Avril, Stingray, Walmart, Alright Alright, Ice Box, FNG (Matt Hall)
QIC: Swiper

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given 

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH – 12 – IC
Hillbilly Walkers – 12 – IC
Daisy Pickers – 12 – IC

THA THANG:
Mosey to the sloped parking lot

Jacob’s ladder – 8:1
Merkins at the bottom
Mountain Climbers at the top

Native American Run on LH Trail to Royal Highlands Dr.

34 Dirkins – Using Curb – IC
34 American Hammers OYO

Mosey to Tennis Courts

Lunge to third court, run back, sprint to fourth court, run back – Repeat 3x

Mosey to other playground w/big knee wall
34 Irkins – IC
34 Penguin Crunch – OYO

Mosey back to Parking Lot

MARY:
34 Burpees – group count off to 34, SSH while you wait
34 IST – IC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out asking us to be better husbands, fathers, co-workers, friends, family, etc. and prayed for a quick end to COVID and new normals to resume. 

MUMBLECHATTER:
Good mumblechatter throughout, PAX were given a quick history lesson on Hershel Walker, the greatest running back in college football history and should have learned what his jersey number was while playing at UGA.  His workouts were primarily abs and pushups, which was also incorporated.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
4x4x24 

Cleanup hosted by Walmart Saturday at 75/Royal

TX Independence Day 18k

Grow Ruck – San Antonio

Glencoe “Name that artist”

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Sound Machine, Aaarrrggghhh, Special Sauce, Gambler, Rump Roast
QIC: Slushii

AO: Glencoe
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given 

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 12 IC

Hillbillies x 12 IC

Cotton Pickers x 12 IC

THA THANG:
Mosey to tennis courts with block. Perform burpess until on of the PAX correctly names the artist of the song playing. 

The following exercises were unlocked once the PAX named the artist:

Song 1) 50 Merkins, 100 Squats, 150 LBCs
Song 2) JLo and Squat Jumps (7’s)
Song 3) 25 shoulder press, 50 squats, 75 curls (all with coupon)
Song 4) Paint the lines forwards, Paint the line backwards
Song 5) Suicide – long to short, short to long – plank when finish
Song 6) 100 chest presses and 50 tricep presses (all with coupon)
Song 7) Sprints
Song 8) 25 shoulder press, 50 squats, 75 curls (all with coupon)
Song 9) bear crawl court 1, crawl bear court 2, crab walk court 2, lunge walk court 1 (10merkins at the end of each court)
Song 10) PAX 1 – 2 laps around tennis courts, PAX 2 – hold plank with block on back, flapjack
Song 11) Freddie Mercury with blocks x 25, 50 squats, 75 curls (all with coupon)

MARY:
Done during workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Thankful for each man present and wisdom to make decisions going forward while fighting COVID and leading our family, community, state, and nation. 

MOLESKIN:
YHC and Rump Roast pulled up to Glencoe to find only Sound Machine waiting in the gloom around 0525. Normally there is a larger crowd but that could be when YHC arrives its 0529. A few others showed up and we got right into warmups. YHC underestimated the time it would take to perform exercises and some of the exercises were not completed to full before the song ended. There were few burpees but not the amount YHC was hoping for when “naming that artist”. Next time YHC will have to choose more curveballs. There were two curveballs (What is Love – Haddaway and Animals – Nickelback) which took the PAX an extra minute to figure out. #Coffeeteria talk went many ways (in which YHC thinks it should). Some can be discussed and some cannot. We all learned about Oatmeals passion for pastries this morning as YHC announced he was heading to get some after the workout. The favorite pasty by Oatmeal (YHC agrees) is the Kouign-amann which is also now referred to as the “Cougar Mom”. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. CSAUP – 4x4x24 in February 
2. Patriot run (see Rump)

3. Splash PEP clothes donations

4. Swiper VQ at the Harbor tomorrow 

5. F3 Golf 

Lindsley Park Warriors Only Friday

Date: 1/15/21


PAX: AlrightAlright, Classified, Sound Machine, Avril, Teasip, Icebox, Meatball, Oatmeal, Special Sauce, Big Tex, Siesta
QIC: Dirtbag (disclaimer given
AO: Lindsley Park

WARM-O-RAMA:
Big lap around park
SSH – 15
Windmills – 10
Baby arm circles – 10 (front)+ 10 (back) + 10 (cross)

THA THANG:

Round 1

Coupon Curls x12
Coupon Upright row x12
Coupon Squats x15
Big lap – Net Burpees 5 Teasip actually tied AlrightAlright but we wanted the work

Round 2
Coupon Curls hold in position half way then full curl x 20
Coupon Upright row hold at top x 13
Coupon Squats hold at bottom x 15
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 3
Benches box jumps x12
Irkins x 13
Jump squats x12
Dirkins x10
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 4
Coupon Curls x 15
Rapid bench press in cadence x 20
Grave diggers x 12 (need to work on cadence)
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 5
Rapid bench press x 20
Squats and overhead press x 12 OYO
Skull crushers x 12 OYO
Hold coupon out in front until failure Special Sauce Won at 25 seconds could have gone for another 12 mins probably 
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 6
Sprint on Santa Monica road to trail and back 
Mosey to picnic area and finish with Freddy M’s and planks (flat, right, left)

MOLESKIN:

A lot of mumble chatter today for those who chose to battle today over Rump Roast pilate slayer class on west side. Big time warrior mentality was shown by all. 

We welcomed the return of AlrightAlright who may be experiencing early effects of fatherhood fitness levels due to his break (or lack of sleep), no question it will be back to par in no time. 

Special Sauce set the alarm 30-45 seconds too late but made up ground quickly. 
T claps to Teasip for keeping net burpees low today for the group and Big Tex for the continuous display of fitness improvement and excellence. Also shout out to Oatmeal for continuing to remain in the front of the pax (will catch you eventually).

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Next Wednesday 1/20business casual/professional/interview clothing donations to splash
  2. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 Sauce to assign accountability groups
  3. Texas Independence Day 18k March 6 at 0700
  4. Grow Ruck April 8-10, bring the Dallas wave
  5. F3 golf

Warrior Slayer Style

Date – 1/15/2021
Weather – 42 and windy AF, Google said it feels 37 and I agree

Count-off & Name-O-Rama:
PAX –  Dr. Suess, Slushii, Bleep, Stingray, Agnes
QIC –  Rump Roast
AO – The Harbor
Disclaimer – Given 
 
Intro/ Warm-o-Rama:
20x SSH
15x IST
12x Veggie Pickers

The Thang:
Tabata w/ an F3 Twist (2 rounds of each)
Mountain Climbers
Squat jumps
Diamond Merkins to Toe Grab
SSH
American Hammer
Elbow to High plank
 
Mosey
 
Groiners
Squats
Shoulder Tap Merkins
Big Boi Sit Ups
Plank Jacks
Jack Reachers
 
Mosey
 
Broad Jump and Back Pedal
Standing to Plank (half Burpee)
LBC’s
Squat
Peter Parker Merkins
Lunges
 
Mosey
 
SSH
Merkins to Extension
Burpees 
Freedy Mercury’s 
Hold a Plank
J-Lo’s
 
Mosey
 
Burpee Tuck Jump
IST’s
Chuck Norris Merkins
Gorilla Squats
Merkins
Penguin Crunches
 

Circle of Trust (CoT):
Stingray prayed us out

Moleskin:
Slushii wore short and like a cut-off t-shirt under his hoodie so complained incessantly that it was cold. I have to say that it started out bumpy (Ice Box makes this stuff look so easy), between my speaker having a bad Bluetooth connection, my email kept turning sideways, and the interval timer I was about ready to say fuck it.  Then after the second round, it got better. I couldn’t hear much of the mumble chatter over the music and all those damn beeps! I heard some rumbling about Katy Trail and took that as a good sign that I was running enough in between rounds. Over all it was a great start to a Friday morning. 

A Gambler’s Q

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Pow Pow, Avril, Oatmeal, Ina, Meatball
QIC: The Gambler

AO: La Madeleine (KTT)
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side straddle hops

Mosey to KTT start

Hackey sacks / drummers

Daisey pickers

 THA THANG:

KTT quarter mile repeats with a mix of burpees, merkins, squat-jumps, and leg raises in between.  Usually in sets of 14.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out and reminded us to be thankful for each day, even the 14th of January.

Coffee

COUNT OFF & NAME O RAMA

PAX: Agnes, Bleep, Classified, Sex Panther, Slippy & Slushii

QIC: Aaarrrggghhh

AO: Coffee Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA: SSH, IST, Veggie Pickers

THA THANG: Made our way to the Caruth Park tennis courts down Turtle Creek Blvd. and stopped at end of each block and completed the following: 

  1. Squats & reverse crunches x 12
  2. Loiners & WWI sit ups x 12
  3. Merkins & Rugby sit ups x 12
  4. Turkish get ups x 12
  5. Hand raises x 12
  6. Burpees  x12

Tennis Court Suicides: 

Round 1) Run to long end and bear crawl/crab walk back

Round 2) Run to long end and lunge/broad jump back

Mosey back to Coffee Park with same set of exercises between blocks. 

MARY: Reverse crunch, big boy sit ups, rugby sit ups x 6

MOLESKIN: Beautiful crisp morning. We did start out beat down with GAMS (grown ass men skipping) and were called out by neighborhood runners. It was great to hit the courts again at Caruth and look forward to future rings and things workouts once that AO opens again. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. Wednesday 1/20 please bring any suits, slacks, button ups that are no longer in use to you but still have life in them. Splash is collecting to support a great cause. 
  2. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 on Feb 5.
  3. TID 18K March 6 at 0700
  4. GROWRUCK April 8-10 in SA
  5. F3 Golf

Harbor Frost

PAX: F150, Swiper, Big Tex, Dirtbag 
Q: Icebox

Warmup

SSH, IST, veggie pickers

The thang:
Mosey to closest playground
10 pull-ups
10 dips
10 rugby sit ups
Short lap
Repeat twice

Mosey to sloped parking lot
Jacob’s Ladder: burpees and squats
Mrs Icebox Arms

Mosey to tennis courts
Pilates leg circuit
Run to the end of the 4 courts and back
Bear crawl to court 1, crab walk to court 2, bear crawl to court 3, crab walk to court 4, run back to start

Mosey to playground 2
10 irkins
10 slow elevated big boy sit ups, like real slow
10 dirkins
10 slow elevated big boy sit ups
10 dips

Mosey back to start for some Mary
Plank leg lifts
Ring of fire with hollow hold + rugby sit-up to 41
Slow Freddy Mercury’s
Uptown crunches

8 burpees to kill the last minute

YHC was disappointed to not see the #subarucrew after I promised light jogging and mumblechatter

Dirtbag was second guessing his decision to come out this AM when the first thing I asked him was “what do you want to do today”, admittedly YHC spent more time on building a playlist than thinking about the beatdown

Was a small intimate crowd, like when I used to spin acoustic covers at Glencoe back in the day but we got after it hard in the gloom

The ground had some frost on it so I announced at the start that we won’t be messing with that nonsense. F150 said that he wished Teasip would’ve been so observant yesterday

Not a lot of mumblechatter as we kept moving from spot to spot quickly to stay warm, solid full body workout

T claps to Big Tex who slayed the workout leading the PAX in just about every exercise we did today!

Announcements: CSAUPs are coming

BAMA Beatdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Armpit, Avril, Classified, F150, Gambler, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: INSERT
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x52, IST x12, Hillbilly x12 (52-24 final score in the Natty), then a warm up lap

THA THANG:
Mosey over to the football field with coupons. As YHC mentioned, you have to pick your poison when playing Alabama, but it is “suicide” to leave Devonta Smith uncovered.

Thus, we did some coupon suicides. Run to the first light pole, come back and do 3 reps, then run to the next light pole and back and do 6 reps. Continuing until you get to the other goal line and back to do 12 reps (for the 12 catches Devonta had in the Natty)

Bicep Curls
All the way down Squats while holding coupons
Manmakers
Abs (curls while holding the coupon)

Since Bama when through the ringer of an all-SEC schedule (some say the toughest ever and the best final AP poll #4 team in human history) we did an OH press Ring of Fire to 55 (closest full round to 52)

MARY:
Rugby Situps x12, Rosalita x12, Freddie Mercury x15

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC checked Band while clearing the mechanism in the AM and saw that Alright Alright became a father and thus was disappointed he was not there to post in the gloom. Special Sauce and several other PAX agreed and questioned Alright Alright’s commitment. 

YHC announced in the preblast that the beatdown would be Natty themed and the PAX realized once we passed 20 on the SSH that we would probably be going to 52 for Bama. YHC didn’t even have to point out the obvious that Ohio St lost by the exact same score as A&M and they didn’t even have to deal with a fully armed and operational Alabama offense like the Aggies did.

Several choice words from Rump (even said them via proxy through Sauce) during the suicides. Special Sauce also mentioned that Devonta Smith only played a half, so shouldn’t the suicides only be half of the workout, but YHC did not oblige. 

During the ring of fire, several eyerolls ensued from the PAX when YHC mentioned the toughness of an all-SEC schedule and how the Big 12 played defense now (from the flag bearers Oatmeal and Classified) and then some ACC comments too from Slushii.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 on Feb 5
2. TID 18k March 6 at 0700
3. GROWRUCK April 8-10 in SA

Frosty Double Time

Swiper Michael Ryan and Slippy joined YHC for a frosty double time run this AM

The above mentioned, more athletic PAX cruised at a sub 8 minute pace and left me in their dust. So similarly to MRM I was alone but still managed to complete the loop twice before 0615

Mumblechatter was going strong after the run but a suspicious looking vehicle came in hot into the parking lot and beached themselves a few feet away from us so we called it a day

HBD Oatmeal!

2021 Oatmeal Birthday Beatdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: PowPow, F150, Sound Machine, DFib, Classified, Aaarrrggghhh,

QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Germany Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 45 IC

THA THANG:

Mosey to stairs on west side of track

Burpees x23
1x 400m
Irkins x45
1x 400m
Russian twists x45 SC
1x 400m
Travoltas x45 SC
1x 400m
Hillbilly squats x45 DC
1x 400m
Derkins x45
1x 400m
Alt shoulder taps x45 DC
1x 400m
Yeah thrusts x45
1x 400m

Bolt 45’s (high half squat x15 DC, low half squat x 15 SC, jump squats x 15 OYO)

1x 400m

Did first set of half squats and then ran.  Finished other 30 squats after run.  Didn’t quite get to the 4500m that I wanted us to cover, but did a good job anyway.

Burpees x22
+1 to grow on

 CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out by thanking God for 45 great years and hopefully many more to come.  Thankful for the men who showed to celebrate and all those in F3 that keep me and other PAX accountable.  Prayers for ArightAlright and the M as they welcome Baby AA into the world!

MOLESKIN:
Start time was on us quickly upon arrival. YHC broke out his best of ’76 playlist to which DFib asked if it was all disco.  Mumble chatter was sparse with the exercises and then the 400’s, but there were occasional comments such as when Sound Machine heard Shake Your Booty by KC & the Sunshine Band and said that was the first album he ever purchased (For you millennials, that’s a flat round object made of vinyl from which you can play music, not to be confused with a CD or compact disc).  Or the various comments about how Classified could finish the Yeah Thrusts so quickly (ask his wife about that one).  Special thanks goes out to PowPow for correcting YHC’s senility when it comes to spelling Birthday!  All in all, the PAX thought they had completed KTT on Monday and therefore could skip the real KTT this week.  YHC reminded them the mileage is necessary as we approach 4x4x24!  Normal west siders were conspicuously absent this morning.  Slushii at least texted me this am and I assume Bleep was out because his driver was on gone.  Missed you boys!