Beautiful, clear skies and a bright shining sunrise; temps in the upper 50’s.
A little mumblechatter to start the Q, but mostly in anticipation of the City of Red Bank’s finest to arrive and open the pearly gates and release the Pax hounds; Good thing we didn’t wait much past 7 to get it started (spoiler alert! Gates remained closed for the entirety of the thang).
At 7:08am, YHC made the call that the first exercise would be the “Roll” under the park gate to get us into “The Landfill” — and so it goes…
Mosey/pre-lap to the bottom of the AO and back up to the upper parking lot ascending the “big hill”
20 count holds of each:
- Toe Touch
- Loose Hang
- Quad Stretch
- Upward Reach
- Across Chest Arm Stretch
- Dynamic stretch routine: tippy-toe walk, heel walk, leg swings, side lunch (hip-flexer) stretch
Mosey to the low spot near the playground
- SSH x 10 IC
- Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
- Wide High Knees x 10 IC
- Mountain Climbers x 10 IC
In the spirit of building character, confidence and teaching proper cadence/calls, YHC initiated a request that all PAX would lead us in an exercise; practice makes perfect!
- Laces Out – Imperial Walker IC
- Snowflake – Merkins IC (…he didn’t read the pre-blast)
- Mudslide – Squats IC
Mosey to bottom of the big hill for BIG HILL DORA 1-2-3
1. Angle grinder x 100
2. BBSU x 200
3. *Monkey Humper x 250
*Considering the hill, YHC issued an OMAHA to only complete 250 MH’s; the Pax was pleased… until….
Mosey to the rock pile -grab a buddy rock- and then head up to the top of the hill for a little fun titled “The Beast”
The Beast (6 exercises repped 6 x with sprints which divide the length of a field into thirds (ie, 6 sprints) aka “Mark of the Beast”; augmented to include the carrying of the buddy rock through the entire exercise, which really upped the intensity from station to station.
5. Plank Jacks
*6. Out of time…
YHC modified the Beast to ensure we had ample time for the 6MOM
Mosey back to shovel flag
COT: Sacrifice and the symbolism of today’s workout with regard to Easter and it’s purpose. Thankful for Jesus and all that he did for us all.
Final note: what an absolute honor it was to lead these men today. It was quiet possibly the most difficult Q that I have led and each of the Pax encouraged and pushed me and each other to work through it until the bitter end. T-Claps for Mudslide for truly living up to his name and looking like pigpen when we all circled up at for the COT. Glad I didn’t have to give this guy a ride home!