Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

No Dry Spot


A PAX of ten, including two FNGs, assembled under rainy skies for Saturday’s GridIron. At the appointed time, we formed our circle, with more detailed disclaimer for our new guys, and began with 25 x SSHs, 15 x Helicopters, 15 x IWs, 15 x DQs, 15 x Russian Soldiers, and 15 x Arm Circles (small/big, forward, then reverse).

Mosey across the football field and head for the Short Pump Middle School north wall for 10 minutes of Donkey Kicks. Not unlike 10 minutes of Burpees, begin each minute of a 10 minute stretch by completing a Donkey Kicks on your own, targeting 15 to 20 per round. Rest prior to the start of the next round. Target adding 5 more reps for the final round.

Move to the shelter at the bus loop and spread out with each guy taking a pair of poles. At the first stop, complete 20 x Pole Smokers. When all are done, Lunge Walk as a group (towards southeast under the shelter) past one set of poles to a second set. Complete People’s Chair for time with one guy counting backwards from 25. Three other exercises at three stops with Lunge Walks in between – 15 x Plank Merkins, 30 x APDs, and 30 x Imaginary Jump Ropes. Complete two rounds of these five exercises, moving in between.

Drop for LBC intermission involving 25 x several LBC variations: regular, right leg straight on ground, left leg straight on ground, left leg over right leg, right leg over left leg, both legs straight, and finish with regular.

Complete another round of exercises using the bus shelter poles (returning northwest), but replaced Plank Merkins with Hand Release Merkins.

Mosey back to the picnic pavilion adjacent to the start. Four guys position themselves on the outside of the picnic tables (eight total in outside position) and two guys begin on the inside of the tables. Inside guys complete 5 Abyss Merkins together while guys outside complete Step Ups. Rotate counterclockwise, with outside guys alternating legs with Step Ups. Complete three rounds.

Using same approach (distribution of dudes and counterclockwise movement), change exercises so inside guys complete Dips and outside guys complete Bench Kicks. Stay in place at tables for a few minutes of standing stretches. Slide to the parking lot for the COT and Attila took us out.

Nice work fellas. Welcome, again, to our new guys.


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