He Who Has The Gold Makes The Rules

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It was a warm morning in Chapel Hill, around 62, a great bit warmer than that of the temps at the Olympic games in Pyeong Chong(yes Chong, that’s the proper pronunciation). We had no ice so we made due with asphalt, a medicine ball, tennis balls, and a strong cup of coffee. 2 men showed […]

A Bouyant PAX and a First Q

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Lots of encouragement and support for this new Q on a cold morning. Warm Up Warmup lap around the “Water Feature” at Bastille. Good Morning SSH Willie Mays Hayes Arm circles (thanks for that Manafort) The Thang A mosey over to the bottom of a hill in Southern Village proper preceded a Jacob’s ladder with […]

Frozen

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Summary:  YHC was pleasantly surprised to see 11 post at a Bastille parking lot that looked like Arendelle – it’s a “Frozen” reference, get it?  The roads and parking lot were packed with snow and ice, and temps were in the teens.  But as they say in Norway, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, […]

45

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Five years ago YHC turned 40, and at the time the thinking was, double that number is still a very realistic age to be alive and kicking. Now that 45 has come, 90 feels like a bit of a stretch…so it’s time to celebrate every trip around the sun and be thankful for what’s still […]

The almost no burpees workout

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19 PAX came out for a wonderfully crisp Friday morning. We welcomed FNG Gonzo today! Warm-Up: IC SSH x 30 IC WMH x 20 IC Arm Circles x 10 IC reverse Arm Circles x 10 IC Good morning x 20 The Thang: 2 sets of 20 Peter Parker merkins and 20 IC lunges Count of […]

40 Minutes of Burpees

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YHC had been absent for way-too-long from Bastille and was pumped to get back to one of Churham’s OG AOs. Dean Wormer has done an amazing job of raising the bar for Bastille and encouraging new VQs (Trickle’s VQ is next week – be there!!).  Today was my chance to get back into the Q […]

Balance

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YHC was an FNG not long ago. YHC can’t thank Doi enough for introducing F3. It feels like watching nice guy Olympics every time he attends a workout. YHC also want to thank Dean and ito for the encouragement and support. The day’s workout theme was balance and agility. We tried combination exercises wherever possible. […]

There’s a 30% Chance It’s already Raining…

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YHC awoke extra early on this dreary Friday morning for a premature Christmas: his VQ.  Crafted over the course of the week with insight provided by Adolphus, YHC looked forward to sharing it with the Bastille faithful.  But would anyone appear out of the gloom, with the forecast calling for freezing rain and temperatures in […]

Glowing Bags of Bastille

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14 PAX arrived (mostly on time) on a beautiful, crisp clear chilly morning at the park at Southern Village for Chapel Hill’s Premier Friday workout, Bastille. YHC had hear much about Bastille over the years and words had been exchanged in the past regarding its superiority over Durham’s Premier Friday Workout, The Falcon. I have […]

Circle back and grind it out

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Warm up: SSH x 20, Willie MH x 10, Arm circles, Merkins x10 Mosey to Town Square, plus some to find new walls (the ones in front of WSM are gone!)… At the wall, two sets of the following: Dips x 10 Step ups x 10 one leg, then the other Durkins x 10 Set […]