Heart Day

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With the grand finale of 50 burpees, there was no love shown for the PAX today.  However we did keep the heart rate up so we did not entirely ignore Hallmark’s favorite holiday. Warmup Lap around the parking lot SSH x 25 WMH x 10 IW x 10 Windmill x 10 Calf Stretch Slow Merkin […]

Stations of Pain

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I was a bit nervous to Q the House of Pain, since it’s a larger site than I’ve ever Qed.  In order to bring something for everyone, I called a colleague that does F3 in Greensboro.  Poehler shared a BB with me from a Q he did in the summer.  After reading through it, there […]

The Highwaymen

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Introduction YHC and Tuco had a shared role in YHC’s VQ today.  Although Tuco didn’t play a visible role in leading the workout today, he did play a mostly invisible role in encouraging YHC to take the lead today, through the gentle nods at recent posts and through being available in word and deed to […]

Island Hunting

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Sweater Vest, Justice, Misery, and YHC got out of the fartsack a few minutes earlier to get in some miles around Garrett Farms.  17 PAX in total would assemble for the main event.  After single digit temperatures last week, we were greeted to temperatures in the forties.   Warm-Up: Start with a quick lap around […]

Animals Take Shelter

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You had to be a true Animal to come out today, but even the Animals had to take measures to protect themselves from the icy blasts of arctic air that have settled into the area.  Today’s workout was relocated to the Bell Tower Parking Deck. Aus Jus led off the first half with some brief […]

Buon Viaggio

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The morning got off to a great start when YHC realized that the temperature was still above freezing; working with steel is always better when one can feel one’s fingers.  The good vibrations continued on the drive to the AO when he noticed that ShakeIt and Avalanche were both sporting appropriate reflective gear as they […]

Steel Dora’s and Usain Tires

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TClaps for Solo EC Shake it! Warm up: Trip around the church, SSH x 30, Imperial Walkers, BWS, Merkins, etc… A sudden illness sidelined the scheduled Q Juco the night before HOP so the class had to deal with an impromptu substitute teacher Q by YHC. 23 PAX emerged in the gloom on a relatively […]

Good form with the cold hard steel

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YHC was up all night thinking about this Q.  Don’t know if it was the rain, or the possibility of 30 pax and only 25 or so pieces of steel, or YHC’s relative absence from the Q roster, but was drawing a lot of blanks when it came to ideas.  The good news is there […]

Speed Over Form

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Form week hasn’t started yet (sorry Adolphus). It is inherently difficult to run with a cinder block on your shoulder and maintain good form (for me anyway). This backblast is going to be consistent with the title and this workout – developed with speed in mind. We’ll focus on form next week. Warmup SSH x […]