Pivot-What was I thinking?

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8 pax, including 2 for EC. I recommend EC at Paradise. TABATA style circuit (most times) with dumbells, sandbags kettlebells, and a railing for rows. The plan was an escalator adding one at every parking spot line the length of the parking lot. I quickly realize that was ridiculous, so dropped it to half the parking lot. […]

Keep It Simple

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It was the F3 version of the three little bears this AM. It’s wasn’t too cold or too hot–it was just right! 11 Pax came ready to rock and they got what they came for. A couple PAX tracked average HRs in the 130’s and 140’s peaking around 170. Foghorn Leghorn however seemed hardly winded. I […]

4 Corner Farmer Carries

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YHC was less than punctual and was happy to see that the PAX had started on their warm-up lap.  After unloading coupons, the 12 PAX assembled for another installment of the Vortex.   Warm-Up: SSH x20 LBAC x12 WMH Merkin and Mountain Climber Pyramid 5-10-15-10-5   The Thang Part 1: 4 Corner Coupon Carries YHC […]

The ‘Perfect’ Start to 28

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Today marks 28 years of life for YHC. Never would I have imagined myself soberly up at 5:00 am and exercising on a birthday, but here we are, celebrating 28 with 13 other PAX. Some fun facts about the number 28: It is a perfect number, meaning it is the sum of all of its […]

Tuesdays with Misery

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12 PAX hit the gloom on a Tuesday morning at Vortex. Warm Up One lap around Cedar Falls SSH x 25 Arm circles x10 Willie Mays Hayes x 10 Mountain Climbers x 25 The Thang Partner up for Catch Me If You Can • Run around the perimeter of the soccer fields for 3 laps […]

Are you ready for TABATA?

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3 strong and dedicated pax plus YHC braved the icy roads to workout on a snow dusted turf field. Q-tip of the day: Minimize touching the ground when its covered with snow and/or ice! Warm up Lap, SSH, arm circles, good morning, Willy Mayes Hayes, imperial squat walker The Thang TABATAS- squat jumps, mountain climbers, reverse […]

The 8 Story Escalator

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YHC went on a solo 5K to break in a new pair of running shoes.  When YHC returned the PAX were assembling and it was go time. 11 brave men in all would take on the 8 Story Escalator.   Warm-Up: Lap around Cedar Falls Good Morning x10 Imperial Walkers x10 Alternating Shoulder Taps x20 […]

Quest

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9 Pax decided to take undertake the Quest this morning at the Vortex – a Quest to work together to get stronger, faster, and accomplish a challenging goal. Warm-Up: SSH, Imperial Walkers, Good Mornings, Arm Circles, followed by a bunch of Body Weights Squats while discussing the morning’s objective. The Quest (performed in teams of […]

Expanding Circles of Suck

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YHC has always held the Vortex AO in high esteem – mostly due to the brutality faced by the epic workouts led (with Assisi’s kind intensity) there.  YHC had never Q’d Vortex, and finally had the courage to try to lead a workout that was worthy of that simple brutality held in YHC’s mind. 13 […]