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 […]

Crazy 8s

YHC had spent the past week fartsacking so having the Q was the kick in the backside needed to get back out. Fortunately, the rain had stopped so we stayed on the turf. Warm up: SSH, Willie Mays, Good Morning, ACs, OC, IW, MC, slow merkin, and fellowship lap. The Thang: Using one of the […]

Pushes and Pulls and Farmers, Oh My!

WARM UP – SSH, Slow Merkins, Alternating Lunges, Arm Circles, Merkins and two laps around the field THE THANG – Split into pairs, then each pair were assigned a coupon exercise. One PAX completed the exercise, while the other ran a lap around the perimeter of the soccer fields. Each pair rotated through all coupon […]

Last Day of 45

Warm up Lap(forward, backward, karaoke), SSH, tempo merkins and squats. Street he’d whatever while we reviewed the 5 requirements of an F4 workout. ME Modified Coopers: descending count from 9 equals 45 reps. Hand release Burpees, spider merkins, sumo squats, and WW2s. Run to midfield and back between each round.  Donkey kicks, hand clap merkins, […]

Falling Upward

Warmup SSH Good Mornings WMH Imperial Walker Arm Circles Hillbillies Main EventExercises at each corner of one full field, broken out into two laps that we repeated. Running between each corner except for the last stretch — a bear crawl. Lap 1: Burpees x 10 Plank Jacks x 15 Merkins x 20 WWII x 25 […]

Shoulder Day with Diego

I started thinking about what I wanted to do for the Vortex Q and Sidecar chimed in saying he wanted to give his legs a break and work on his upper body physique. Trying to help him out we scheduled a heavy metal EC. 0500 and 6 PAX showed up to lift metal with no […]