F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

Browsing: The FORGE

Huguenot High School

“Now you must free yourself from sloth,” my master said, “for sitting down or lying under covers, no one comes to fame, without which whoever consumes his life leaves such vestige of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on water. Therefore get up, overcome your panting with the spirit which wins every battle if it does not sink with its heavy body…”Dante’s Divine Comedy, CANTO XXIV – Vanni Fucci, 46-54 A stunning 15 bodacious beauties assembled on The Forge stage as this year’s Homecoming Court nominees. Many judges gave favorable nods towards young DTH, who’s recent heroic…

8 stud farmers awoke with the rooster crowing to venture down to the Forge for an old fashioned beat down. Here is how the tale went. COP – SSH, DQ, Cherry Pickers, Russian Soilders and others – warm yet, lets roll. Triple Check – Run the bus loop, Balls to the Wall, WWII Corners of 4 by the middle school – 10 merkins, 20 American Hammers, 30 Boxing Cockroaches, 40 Jump Squats – mumble chatter about socially distant cockroaches are tough Curb Crawl – 11’s – 1 dip, bear crawl, 10 merkins, crawl bear, 2 dips, etc. Touch work on…

4 Healthy Warrior made their way to The Forge this windy morning to try to get in a beatdown before the rain sets in. YHC arrived a touch early as he usually does and not long after Wedding Singer parks his sled in the lot, wanders over to YHC’s car to ask if a mile run was in the plan. YHC has no plan so Singer elected to get some EC on the last day of the challenge and off he went into the gloom. With two other PAX showing up we mosey to the COP in the 3rd lot…

5 warriors rose from the various fart sacks this morning to sharpen themselves at the Forge. Here is how it went down: Singer Mile Warm Up: Run down to the cul de sac and back catching the parking lots along the way for a cool 1 mile and fulfill the monthly challenge. YHC inadvertently named this the DTH mile but found out Wedding Singer pioneered this route. YHC soon found out hills suck. COP 1: Circle up for 10 exercises: DQ’s, Helis, Cherry Pix, Merkins and Scorpian kicks COP 2: Recently it seems 4 corners has replaced the Beast so…

So two gathered for a slightly chilly but not snowing beat down and this is what happened 5:28 and YHC was thinking this was going to be a solo workout but with seconds to spare Snuff came riding up to the rescue. Mosey to DTH’s favorite stating point for a COP at the bottom of the hill DQ’s, Helicopters, Cherry Pickers, Imperial walkers, Copperhead Squats, Snake Bite and Man killers Mosey 15 feet to the first light pole Run the light poles increasing burpees at each pole for ten poles mosey to front of school for a double check partner…

4 Battle Hardened SOJ studs kept The Forge burning on a perfect 70 and sunny morning. YHC felt the urge to perfect his leadership skills by signing up for the Q. Wedding Singer arrived early to crush a preworkout miler. The remainder of the PAX moseyed for a triple hill buy in with bear crawls up and crab walks down to get the blood pumpin. COP 1 – SSH, DQ, Helis, Cherry Pickers, Merkins, LBC, Flutters – PAX warm – lets mosey to the soccer field COP 2 – Four Corners Ladder – 1st corner: 10 merkins, 2nd corner: 20…

Three men and a 2.0 joined up at The Forge to exercise by lawful right of essential activities. Workout: Disclaimer -> run to DTH warmup turnaround, back up around bottom two parking lots to point of beginning which is exactly one mile. Warm up – SSH, don Q, russian soldiers, imperial walkers, mountain climbers, seal jacks Prison cell AMRAPS – find a parking spot away from others (physical distancing). Merkin walk around cell one direction for one minute. Next exercises in same direction – lunges, bear crawls, March sadness slides. Reverse directions with same 4 exercises. Move to grass -…

When the fog cleared, four southside regulars appeared from their vehicles to run around various parking lots at the school. The theme – 21, or 19, or 11. Thang: Mosey to far school parking lot – warm up with SSH, Don Q, squats, mountain climbers, LBCs. 21s, or Covid-19s – start in parking lot circle near light, run one loop, perform one merkin, run second loop, perform two merkins, repeat up to 21. Mosey to rear school big steps. 11s – run up steps, one WWII situp, run down, 2 situps, repeat up to 11. 11s – dips and Freddies…

2 heavily sterilized, social distance warriors broke free from the confines of home to enjoy another epic beatdown at The Forge. With plenty of elbow room and no one on the Q sheet, the possibilities were endless. Here’s how it all went down: Mosey to the lower circle COP Snuff  facilitated the warm-up.  As best as I can remember we did Side Straddle Hops, Don Quixote’s, Arm Circles, WWII sit ups, American Hammers, Merkins, Lunge around the circle. I am probably missing a couple. The Thang: Hot potato passed to YHC. Mosey to the bottom of the hill.  Partner one…

An elite 8 emerged victorious against the fart sack on a SOJ morning that felt like the middle of a wind tunnel. Here’s what shook out of those gusts COP Mosey around the bus loop and circle up While balancing against breeze preform SSHs, DQs, Russian Soldiers, Copperhead Squats, Imperial Walkers, Helicopters, Arm chicles (and reverse). Warm? Let’s mosey. THE THANG Exercise I – Dora Pace Car – run/climb up the steps/platforms on the west side of the school, perform two burpees and the top, run back Exercises – 100 merkins, 200 monkey humpers, 300 LBCs algore for the six…

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