12 men posted on this fine spring morning. It was nice to see Nash venture so far from home and join us at #Sharktank. We had a day focused on form and a few less frequently used exercises to bring the pain. Good thing Boone was the only #batflipper in attendance as the insults to the Q may have been intense otherwise. We only got 4.5 miles with the extra credit and we did a lot of cadence counting. Not the stuff to please some. We got some good instruction from Nash on how to execute a proper sumo jump squat (both hands touch the ground and you get 9 inches of vertical leap). We also brought out my favorite – the True American – six count exercise combining a hand release merkin and a plank jack. This one will vastly improve your merkin form which you will need if you ever happen to perform a PST and want a score higher than zero – not to mention those fine pecs it will build. We also brought out a RunStopper favorite the Jack LaLane – merkins and air presses to 40/56. Gonna be hard to brush the teeth tonight.
EC was to some little known parking deck near Dale Halton Theatre – run the ramps with burpees, jump squats, LBCs, and a few burpees on the way home
Regular crowd met us for a COP with SSSH, sumo jump squats, true americans, and mountain climbers.
Then off to the greenway wall and Target deck for 3 circuits of stairs including dips and True Americans.
Headed to the greenway figure 8 near Capt’n Jack (stopping on the way for some plank walks on the rails) and did 7’s with wall jump ups and derkins
Pleased the crowd with Jack LaLanes up to 14 merkins and 56 air presses – always a surprise because it seems so easy at first
Headed home at a hot pace to make it back at 6:16
The Naked Moleskin:
Nash and Curly were out front all morning being chased by Thrust and Steroid. Well actually Thrust came from behind and beat Curly on the circuits at the Target Deck. Not sure if he was faster or his corner cutting contributed to the win. Either way it appears he smoked himself as he was not out front on the figure 8. Nash crushed that one, closely followed by Curly. Boone, the lonely #batflipper was strong on the 8’s (where his compatriots today – still smoked from Cindy Q at Ranger?). Not sure who was the strongest on the Jack LaLane’s as YHC was so intent on counting I was not paying attention. I did notice quite a few people faltering at the end even though they chuckled at the beginning and blamed OBT for the nonsense. HE was a great contributor today with his typically loud cadence counting. MMOB hung well on the figure 8 and gave us a great take-out. RedFox and ChairThrower showed up for EC and just quietly knocked everything out with no complaints. Don’t think they were breathing hard. LBJ maintained the solid reputation of #Rifty even though several were missing today. We think Hillary has an excuse.
Announcements: The most important one is the #Rifty is running in the USMC Mud Run on May 19. Unless some other Metro teams show up, you are leaving the reputation of the fastest Region in the Nation in the hands of a bunch of old guys…