10 Yards and a Cloud of Dust

10 Yards and a Cloud of Dust

Workout Date:

12/07/2019

QIC:

Quaker

PAX:

Beefsteak, Sunshine, Brown Bag, Humpback, Rocky Top, Rousey, King James (2.0), Old Bay, Goldberg, Mudslide, El Red Cardo, Quaker (QIC)

The Thang:

AO: BombSquad

Conditions: 51 Degrees, Calm, Dry

YHC doesn’t like to duplicate workouts, but lately it felt as if I was running out of ideas. How can one top “The Panic Room”, or “UnderQuakers”, or “Muscle Beach” . . . well read on and find out!

I asked myself a simple question, “What do you like least . . .and whatever it is lets do that”. After all we all get better by confronting things we would rather avoid.  As the Great Sir William Wallace told his PAX (during a Saturday Q, I think), “Purification through Pain!”

Well, YHC is not a fan of wet grass or sprints, so lets do something on the football field, and if we’re on the field we might as well make it football themed and throw in some football quotes to make it interesting. That was the inspiration. So the night before, YHC broke out his handy-dandy index cards & jotted down some ideas. As I was jotting down ideas, a quote from 1957 Ohio State Football Coach Woody Hayes, “3 Yards and a Cloud of Dust” popped into my mind. 3 yrds, however, is too short a distance to sprint for HIM so YHC modified  and set the distance to 10 yrd sprints with an assortment of exercises in between.

YHC arrived at the AO to find a familiar White GMC Yukon blaring some tunes in the lot. Goldberg was officially ‘In the House!’. YHC planted the Iron PAX Flag as Sunshine rolled into the lot with his new RAM 1500 Rebel. As he stepped into the Gloom, he confessed that he has not been to a Saturday beatdown in sometime (YHC secretly hopes he won’t be disappointed). Then Mudslide arrived followed by Old Bay sneaking in through the back door. YHC was thinking that the local PAX may be outnumbered by The Republic PAX, however, no soon was that thought thunk, when the gates opened up and a steady stream of BombSquad PAX came filing into the AO one after another until our numbers swelled to 12 PAX. (it may not be Warthog #’s but it was pretty darn good!!!)

As always Brown Bag was on point and brought some kickass 80’s tunes like Duran Duran,  Billy Idol, U2, G&R, and of course AC/DC (#Crowdfavorite)

5:59 – One Minute Warning

6:00 – Proper Disclaimer

COP: 40 SSH IC; 17 TTT IC; 14 Windmills IC; 22 Merkins IC;; 18 Hillbillies IC; 21 Tempo Squats IC; 16 Imperial Walkers IC; 20 LBAC IC; 15 LBAC in Reverse

NOTE: 40 SSH allowed plenty of time for any stragglers to enter the COP. Goldberg was disappointed that we didn’t do at least 50 SSH. Its just the COP!! #PatiencesIsAVirtue

NOTE: Random Rep Count really unnerves some PAX (Type A?)

Mosey to the Large Parking Lot.

Pain’t the Lines: Mosey; backpedal; karaoke; side shufle; bearcrawl; leap frog; Mosey; backpedal

Mosey to coupon pile and retrieve 1 block for each PAX and head over to the football field

The THANG:

10 Yards and a Cloud of Dust: All PAX lined up on Goal line at northend of Football Field, an exercise is called with rep count, then sprint every 10 yards and do the called exercise all the way down the field ‘til you hit ‘paydirt’

Exercise #1 – 5 Burpees every 10 yrds for length of the football field (55ish Total)

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “Look its John Candy up in the Stands” – Joe Montana

Line up on 20 yrd line for Kickoff – sprint entire length of field

Exercise #2 – 5 Overhead Press every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “I guarantee we will win” – Joe Namath

Kick Return – While holding the block sprint the length of football field

Exercise #3 – 10 Mountain Climbers every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “Just Win, Baby”  Al Davis

Line up on 20 yrd line for Kickoff – sprint entire length of field

Exercise #4 – 5 Tricep Extensions every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “To be an overachiever you have to be an over-believer” – Dabo Swinney

Kick Return – While holding the block sprint the length of football field

Half Time – set blocks down – mosey around perimeter of AO

Exercise #5 – 10 Merkins every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit” – Vince Lombardi

Line up on 20 yrd line for Kickoff – sprint entire length of field

Exercise #6 – 5 Bent Over Rows every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “If you want to be the best ever, you have to do the things that have never been done” – Dabo Swinney

Kick Return – While holding the block sprint the length of football field

Exercise #7 – 5 BBS  every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “If that ball was a Big T*T, I know you wouldn’t let it go . . .now get out there and win this game!” David Parsons – Lehighton HS circa 1987

Line up on 20 yrd line for Kickoff – sprint entire length of field

Exercise #8 – 15 Curls every 10 yrds for length of the football field

“Huddle Up” while holding Al Gore

Football Quote: “6-2 Stack Monster” – Tom Cruise in “All the Right Moves”

Kick Return – While holding the block sprint the length of football field

Wind Sprints:

100 yards

50 yrds

50 yrds

50 yrds

NOTE: Old Bay is a beast!!

Return coupons to the coupon pile

Mosey to Shovel Flag and Circle Up

Mary: 15 Flutter Kicks IC; 15 Hello Dolly’s IC; 15 Heals to Heaven (aka Brown AYE to the Sky); 50 SSH IC #ThanksForYourPatience

7:00 -Time Called!

Count-o-Rama = 12

Name-o-Rama

Announcements

Prayers

Moleskin: Great push today. It was my honor to lead. Thank you all for your patience with this overdue BackBlast (For the record – 7 days is NOT the new 24hrs) As Lou Holtz once quipped, “ No one has ever drowned in sweat” & “ It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it!”

Aye!

Quaker

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