Dealer always wins

YHC was a little nervous about having the Q this morning because I hadn’t really exercised for a week +.  But spending mornings at the Vortex with a great group of PAX is always enjoyable. Warmup: SSH, WMH, IW, HB, ACs, MC, Slow merkin, and fellowship lap. The Thang: Blackjack PAX started on the endline […]

Hightower & Burpee Off

Warmarama Run across the field and back in lanes for social distancing with high knees, butt kickers, karaoke, and Bernie Sanders SSH, WMH, Merkins IT, squat IT What had happened In honor of F3GrandStrand lost Jacob “Hightower” Hancher. Based on Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 5 […]

5 Rounds and Done

Warm Up Lap, SSH, mountain Climbers, shoulder touch Merkins, imperial squat walker ME 10 Burpees, 100yd run 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 100yd run 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 lunges, 100yd run 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 lunges, 100 squats, 100yd run 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 lunges, 100 Squats, 150 WW2s, 100yd run Pick up […]

Mosey + AMRAP

YHC has been dragging the last couple weeks, struggling mentally and physically, so it was good to get back out in the gloom with my brothers.  Figured today would be a good day to mix in some movement with AMRAP. Warm up:  SSH, WMH, IW, Hillbilly, ACs, MC, slow merkin, and fellowship lap. The Thang […]

Back to School

I used to like to work from home before COVID. It saved me commute time and there were no distractions. Now, there’s nothing BUT distractions! I don’t know about any “new normal,” but I do know we need to get these kids back in school ASAP! Since there’s no timeline for that, we went back […]

The Vortex is People

In anticipation of an impending and doubtlessly triumphant reopening of the The Fields of Vortex (next week?) YHC took it upon himself to dig up a Back Blast from the Past in a vainglorious attempt to unearth the most-vortexey Q of all Vortex Q’s. Spending multiple dozens of minutes deep in the archives was eye-opening. […]

Reverse Pyramid

Warm Up SSH, imperial walkers, slow merkins, tempo squats. ME Jacobs Ladder- climb steps, burpee, back down, repeat increasing burpees each time to 7 reps. Plank-o-Rama! Plank Peter Parker Rt hand high LT Hand high Parker Peter plank Reverse pyramid of pain. 50 LBCs 40 squats 30 Merkins 20 pulse lunges RT 10 burpees 20 […]

Ground Force Reaction

I read an article recently. More specifically, I read a summary of an article that test Ground Force Reaction. In physics, the ground reaction force (GRF) is the force exerted by the ground on a body in contact with it. They were testing the relation of cadence speed to GFR. Spoiler alert, faster creates more! We did all three speeds consecutively… […]

A Little Heart-Thumping Cat and Mouse

It has been a while since my last Vortex post. I used to be a Vortex regular before I launched the Big Dance and started rucking on Tuesdays. Indeed, Tuesday is full of options as is any day in F3 Churham (insert stock bemoaning of how large F3 has become in Churham). Still, Vortex has […]

A Little Heart-Thumping Cat and Mouse

It has been a while since my last Vortex post. I used to be a Vortex regular before I launched the Big Dance and started rucking on Tuesdays. Indeed, Tuesday is full of options as is any day in F3 Churham (insert stock bemoaning of how large F3 has become in Churham). Still, Vortex has […]