F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

Browsing: Heartbreak Ridge

In the sub-zero gloom, 15 headband heroes assembled to face the sure hardships of Heartbreak Ridge. Already sweaty from many track laps, HANDSHAKE was first to greet YHC in the gloom. The ShovelFlag was planted and the PAX assembled. In loving support of YHC’s alma mater, GUMBO not only sported a skin tight headband, but also skin-tight red&yellow “Gym Dike” from his VMI Glory Days – bringing warmth to YHC’s heart and general amusement among the PAX. Coming up on the 0530 start, YHC reminded the PAX of our F3 Credo – “Leave no man behind, but leave no man…

Another big day at Heartbreak Ridge.  15 pax, including 2 FNGs, posted on a very mild January morning.  It went something like this: Run around the school and then circle up for COP SSH, imperial walkers (I was rusty), Don Quixotes, arm circles (reverso), helicopters, merkins, and LBCs. Mosey to the track for 4 x 4 corners – 25 reps of flutter kicks, merkins, squats, and LBCs – 4 laps. Then off to the back of the school for some pole smokers.  With such a big pax, we ran through it quick. The wall looked inviting, so we did wall…

32 came from across the RVA converged upon Heartbreak Ridge for their first 2019 post. Honeydo:  COP of SSH, Don Qs, Merkins, Scorpion Kicks, Flutterkicks, Hillbillies.  Grab 2 Cinder blocks.  10 Deep Merkins on your Cinder blocks.  2 laps of Catch me if you can with 1 man carrying 2 blocks.  20 Overhead presses.  10 Sit & Press. Handshake:  Head to Pemberton ES Bus Loop.  Wheelbarrow up and back with Merkin at each pole.  Crab Walk up hill while other man Flutterkicks. Mr Holland:  Drop coupons back off and head down to Heartbreak hill.  Triple check-ish of Jerkins, Bernie Sanders…

A strong (or stupid) Six broke free of the holiday slumber on Christmas morning.  Hot Potato Q was a gift to all. Honeydo:  COP stuff then mosey to Pemberton ES.  Scout the materials and Lo a bunch of Cinder Block Coupons were grabbed and redeemed.  Run lot with blocks in each hand, 1 Burpee , then back, 2 burpees, on up to 5. Atilla:  Bear Crawl across lot, 5 WWII, back and increase by 5 all way up to 20.  Then Wheelbarrow lot and back.  Lunge back across lot with blocks. EF Hutton:  Partner up, 1 man runs lot &…

On a seasonably cold morning, 8 hardened athletes and yours truly showed up for a good workout.  And I think they got one! Warm up:  22 side-straddle hops (in honor of the Jets moral victory of scoring 22 points against the Texans last week, yes they lost but it was close), 12 forward arm circles, 12 reverse arm circles, 15 Don Quixotes and 20 Freddie Mercuries. First Exercise:  Run 1/4 of the track (which I deemed 100 meters to which Attila said Meters this is America!) so that changed to 100 yards then do 22 merkins, 1/4 of the track do…

A PAX of 3 dutifully exited the warmth of the fartsack, diligently scraped their windshields, and showed up in the cold and gloom that was Heartbreak Ridge. Conspicuously absent, however, was the Q. PAX took a few laps around the surprisingly large parking lot to give the Q time to arrive, and also took note of how tall the snowbanks around the perimeter are. PAX then decided on a hot potato: EF Hutton: COP: SSH, helicopters, arm circles, copperhead squats Triple Check #1: squats, LBCs, run the lot & back Mr. Holland: Burpee march across the lot, stopping for one…

9 Heartbreak regulars and 1 out of town guest emerged on a frosty morning to dust off the cobwebs COP: SSH, Merkins, Don Quioxtes, LBC’s, Arm Circles.  Followed up by 13 Burpees to honor Hoedown’s tradition of Burpees for however many points the Redskins scored the night before The Thang: Triple Check – Partner 1 – Run the Bus Loop, Partner 2 – WWII’s, Partner 3 – Balls to the Wall.  Three Rounds Four Corners – First Corner 10 Hand Release Merkins, Second Corner 20 WWII’s, Third Corner 30 Monkey Humpers, Fourth Corner 40 SSH’s, reverse – 40 Flutter Kicks (2 count),…

Ten modern gladiators shook off the fartsack and embraced the cold.  Here is how it went down: COP Parking lot tracers 25 SSH 15 IW 15 Cherry Pickers 15 helicopters 10 2x merkins 10 Suzanne Somers (each leg) 25 2x LBC Mosey to the bus loops to perform the following 2x: 1 minute pole sit 25 pole smokers 25 reverse crunches 1 minute elbow plank 25 APD Bear crawl to the other end of the drop off zone Mosey to the tennis courts for 4 corners (15 reps at each corner) Hand release merkins Flutter kicks WWII sit-ups Crab cakes…

18 men from various parts of the RVA lept out of their fartsack to take part in a Handshake VQ. COP: SSH, Don Quioxte’s, Merkins, Freddie Mercuries The Thang: Curb Crawls – Bear Crawl 10 ascending Merkins, Crawl Bear 1 descending Merkin, Bear Crawl 9 Merkins, Crawl Bear 2 Merkins all the back to 1 and 10 Mosey to the lit upper field – Four Corners (escalating) – First Corner 10 WWII’s, Second Corner 10 WWII’s, 15 Merkins, Third Corner 10 WWII’s, 15 Merkins, 20 Jump Squats, Fourth Corner 10 WWII’s, 15 Merkins, 20 Jump Squats, 25 SSH’s.  Rinse and…

5 brave Americans posted this morning at Heartbreak Ridge for a choose your own adventure, democratic style workout.  PAX members had the opportunity and responsibility to select by majority rule from predetermined choices each evolution for the morning (today also happens to be 1 week from last Tuesday, election day, when Garbage Plate mistakenly thought he was on to Q… #recycle). Started out with a mosey to a perfect COP spot for 20x SSH, IW 10x HC, MK warmup. Election #1 – Heartbreak Ridge prevailed:  3x up Heartbreak Ridge – Bernie, Lunge/squat, Regular style Election #2 – Over Under took…

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