Elevator, Elevator . . . You Got the Shaft

Elevator, Elevator . . . You Got the Shaft

Workout Date:

01/07/2023

QIC:

Quaker

PAX:

Beef Steak, Baggage, Elmers, Penelope, CrossStitch, El Red Cardo, Skimmer, Speed Bump, Shaft (FNG), Quaker (QIC).

The Thang:

AO: BombSquad

Conditons: 39 degrees, Perfect

Nothing gets YHC more energized in the morning then seeing multiple Pax pre-running to the work out (except maybe pre-running myself). The Beatdown is the lynchpin, however, the activities that happen before and after a beatdown are essential to a vibrant AO and Region!

Not only did I pass Beef Steak and Baggage getting in 7+ miles in before the Beatdown, I also knew t hat Pikachu and Candy Cane somewhere, too, putting in a long haul(I think they got 9+ miles in)!!

After arriving at the AO, YHC got after it for 1+ mile warm up around the AO. As I ran, I went searching for new areas to exploit during the beatdown (I didn’t find any; over the past 6+ years we’ve utilized every square inch).  But just because there was nothing new for me to discover didn’t mean I couldn’t tap into the past and bring some old staples to the newer Pax. Like fashion, what’s old is new, so read on to see what went down.

Before I get to the nitty-gritty, I want to give a loud shout out to Spork for allowing me to take his Q as he and Rubber did the heavy lifting this morning out in the Atlantic in preparation for our next F3 Fish Fry!!! I can barely wait to taste the Wahoo grilled over an open fire!!

5:59 – One Minute Warning (Yes, I’m the Mystery Q)

6:00 – Proper Disclaimer

COP: 50 SSH IC (it would have been less but Speed Bump & his FNG took their grand ol’ time arriving late and entering the Circle); 15 TTT IC; 15 Windmills IC; 15 Imperial Walkers IC; 15 Hillbillies IC; 23 Merkins IC; 15 Tempo Squats;  20 LBAC IC; recite the 5 Core Principles; 20 LBAC in Reverse IC;  recite the motto/creed (aka – “the Credo”) – “Leave No Man Behind but Leave No Man Where You Found Him”; 20 Air Presses IC; recite F3 Mission Statement: “Plant, grow, & serve small workout groups of men for the invigoration of male community leadership”

Mosey to the Large Parking Lot – Circle up – 10 Burpees OYO; 20 Harry Rockets IC

Pain’t The Lines – Every 4th line was a run, a back pedal, or karaoke

Mosey to the Coupon Pile – everyone grabbed a block and took it back to the Shovel Flag

After dropping the blocks, we mosey’d to the overhang at the front of the Church. There we counted the number of pillars (10) and lo & behold, there were exactly 10 Pax this morning, perfect. . . Every Pax was instructed to claim one pillar for himself.

The THANG:

Death by Derkins

Each Pax placed his feet on the brick ledge of each pillar (approximately 3 feet high)

15 Derkins IC – 5 second recovery

10 Derkins IC – 5 second recovery

5 Derkins IC – 5 second recovery

2 Derkins IC – 5 second recovery

4 Derkins IC – 5 second recovery

10 Derkins IC – Big Finish (YHC tied to keep the pax guessing as to what comes next)

Mosey to the far corner of the Large Parking Lot . . . Pax were instructed to pair up (Beef Steak & Baggage, Cross Stitch & Quaker, Skimmer & ERC; Penelope & Elmers)

F3 Nascar (Most of the Pax had never heard of this routine)

Each pair (“the cars”) would race around the Large Parking Lot while the remaining Pax (“the pit crew”) would do an exercise AMRAP until the racers returned. The winner of the lap called out the next exercise while an new pair raced around the track, etc, etc.

After all pairs completed their races, we rinsed and repeated, however, this time, the loser of the race called out the next exercise for the remaining pax.

Mosey back to the Shovel Flag and line the Blocks up in a straight line facing the Church.

Black Jack aka 21’s (Most of the Pax never heard of this routine)

20 Overhead Block Press . . . mosey with block across the parking lot . . . 1 Block Curl . . . mosey back across parking lot to the beginning

19 Overhead Block Press . . . mosey with block across the parking lot . . . 2 Block Curls . . . mosey back across parking lot to the beginning

18 Overhead Block Press . . . mosey with block across the parking lot . . . 3 Block Curls . . . mosey back across parking lot to the beginning

Etc, etc . . .

9 Overhead Block Press . . . mosey with block across the parking lot . . . 12 Block Curls . . . mosey back across parking lot to the beginning

6:55 . . . Halt to allow us time to return the Blocks to the Coupon Pile

7:00am – Time Called

COT

Count-o-Rama = 10

Name-o-Rama

Naming of the FNG:  Citadel Grad, Computer Engineer, Astronomy, Funny story – sneak out of barracks/dorm with his roommate after curfew for a night on the town, come back late night and accidentally pull door off the hinges as they re-enter the barracks/dorm, climb 8 stories up an elevator shaft, climb down elevate shaft before finding their way back to their room. Get away Scott Free . . . or did they?? Next day called into his superior’s office and asked to bring his wallet . . .that’s an odd request . . . when FNG opens his wallet, he discovers that his ID is missing . . .Superior is holding ID which was found right next to the unhinged doors!!! . . . Busted!!!

Announcements: CrossStich Farwell Tour/January Challenge

Prayers for CrossStitch’s business (hectic  time of the year); prayers onspoken

Aye!

Quaker