Campus Quad Tour

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Introduction: It is YHC’s VQ, and it was no pressure. Just 23 seasoned PAX and myself out for a spin on Duke’s campus. I decided it would be fitting that, since the students had cleared out, we would take a stroll across campus and sample some of the terrain. Shake It ran EC at 0500 […]

The Tugboat Competition

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Introduction: EC started at 0500 sharp with a Juco beatdown. Ruck Merkins, pullups, KBs and lunge walks helped the time fly by. At the ME there was a Big Bunyan Snowman sighting for the first time in months as he worked his way out of hibernation. A total of 19 PAX came out to support […]

Busted…like our brackets

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Although March Madness was coming to a close, YHC and co-Q Soybean were feeling melancholy about it and decided to bring a little madness to the 1st workout of April.  Several PAX brought basketballs that were incorporated throughout the workout.   Warm-Up (all in cadence) SSH x 30 Merkins x 15 Imperial Walkers x 15 […]

Keeping it simple

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Great morning in the gloom…not.  Great to be with the 10 PAX for EC and 16 for ME though as we got a little better than we were when we arrived.  The PAX headed to the parking deck for standard warmups: SSH x 15 WMH x 10 BAC x 10 5 burpees OYO for Coco […]

Campus Tour by a Heel

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7 PAX showed up for a wet campus tour on this Presidents Day 2018 and 3 PAX for EC Pull-ups at the Bueler Trail.  YHC tried to be a good Heel by honoring our fiercest competitor and focusing on some objective truths at Duke.  For instance, Duke University has had 17 presidents to date and […]

Newton’s Cradle

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Warmup: 40 SSH, 10 imperial walkers, 10 good mornings, 10 willie mays Hays, and baby arm circles.   The Thang: Mosey to the track. Fellowship lap followed by new exercise: Newton’s Cradle. Break up into teams of five and work four stations around the track. One person from each team stay at the start for […]

Stair Cycle

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6 PAX for EC of KB swings, pull-ups, and squats. The 8 remaining PAX showed up for the ME at 530am. Warm Up SSH x 30 Imperial Walkers x 10 GM x 10 WMH x 10 LBAC x 12 Reverse x 12 Slow Merkins x 15 We moseyed towards the parking garage on this wet […]

Post-Snowstorm Hills and Steps

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8 PAX assembled for EC pull ups, KB swings, and squats.  We made it through a healthy battery of all varieties of pull up pain.  We even tried some muscle ups, but that turned out to be a bad idea (shocker). Well, a bad idea unless you are Beano, but most of us are not […]

Climbing the Mountain

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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”   Nothing brings in a new week like the dark and quiet parking lot of the Al Buehler Trail where two lonely pull up bars sit awaiting to humble the chosen PAX week after week.  6 were humbled in […]

A pax looks at 50…

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A pax looks at 50… I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my 50th birthday than by leading this group of men around in the dark at 5:30 in the morning.  Well, maybe I can think of a few, but this ranks way up there.  (Perhaps I need to get out more.) Hitting […]