14 faithful & strong men showed up ready to jump into Richmond’s inaugural moving of the blocks at this morning’s 45 Minutes of Mary workout. All were up for the challenge, and some may have even named their block. The party got started after several efforts by Johnsonville to mimic (mock?) TYA’s special Side Straddle Hop technique. More please.
THE BLOCKIN’ THANG
Head to the stack and grab a block, mosey over to the near soccer field with your block
A blockin’ COP:
Block Curls x12
Flutter Kicks x20
Block Military Press x12
Block Lawnmower Pulls x6 (each side)
Mason Twist x21
Mosey around the tennis court to the far side
Line up on the baseline for 1/3-1/3-1/3 — run to start of second court & do 10 of allotted exercise, run to start of third court & do 10 of the allotted exercise, run to start of fourth court & do 10 of the allotted exercise, run to end of fourth court, touch baseline, sprint back and plank*. Allotted exercises:
#1: Squat Jumps
#2: Bicycles/Freddie Mercuries
#3: Clappin’ Merkins
*Lengthy planks with multiple versions in between iterations here
Take a scenic jog north along Westmoreland St, double back and settle in at the school wall by the basketball court
Triple Check — get in teams of 3 and rotate through each of the exercises 3x
Exercise 1: 1st time high step run down to fence & back, 2nd time butt-kicks down to fence & back, 3rd time sprint down to fence & back
Exercise 2: People’s chair (we all need a recovery exercise sometimes, right?)
Exercise 3: Alternating lunges in place
Another jog south along Westmoreland St, around the perimeter of the Soccer fields and back to our very own “Blockhenge” formation. Grab a block and a partner, head to baseline.
“There and Back Again” (no confusion here: this is indeed a shout-out to the upcoming release of the new Hobbit movie) — Partner 1 sprints to midfield and back while Partner 2 does the allotted exercise nonstop. Allotted exercises:
#1: Tricep Press (watch the sand from the blocks!)
#2: Block Swings
#3: Blocked Incline Merkins
#4: Block Curls
#5: Block Burpees (pushup on block, up & lift block over head, no jumps here)
Hello Dolly x20
THE BLOCKIN’ MOLESKIN
Well done, men! This was a new workout with our new friends (the blocks) and everyone held their own quite admirably. The PAX seemed to like the variety, so this or perhaps kettle bells might need to become part of our regular repertoire for the RVA PAX.
T-claps and thanks to TYA and Bleeder for supplying the concrete and truck to move the blocks, respectively.
LG noticed that the Block Burpees weren’t quite as difficult as anticipated. Maybe next time the “There and Back Again” run for that exercise needs to be full length of fields.
Upcoming we have regular workouts on Friday 0530 run at Mary Munford, Saturday 0700 Gridiron, and Tuesday 0530 at Huguenot Park. And…
CSAUP** EVENT: 1st Annual F3 Richmond Holiday Brew Thru — 1800 on 12/17 at Strangeways Brewery. 3.4 mile run with stops 4 breweries along the way (beer consumption at any point is optional).
**see the F3 Lexicon for definitions