“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris
Sometimes you need a little something new to break the routine and shake you out of a rut, so YHC rolled out a few twists on some old favorites this morning at Green Flash. No time to stop and look around until we’re done, though. No FNG’s, so a simple disclaimer of “Don’t hurt yourself” was sufficient. Off we go . . .
Warm up on the run to the circle at the back of the school. Continue warm up with Plank Jacks, IW’s, GM’s and Windmills. Skip the arm circles and jump into . . .
The Ocho Cinco (a nod to former Bengals WR Chad Johnson & the Beast’s Fun Uncle): 8 reps of a designated exercise at each of 5 different stops. Total of 5 sets. Exercises were Hand-release Merkins, Sumo Jump Squats, Makhtar Ndiaye’s, Monkey Humps, Diamond Merkins. Mosey up to the grassy area by the basketball courts for . . .
The Hybrids: We did not push a Prius, but we did do some plank/merkin/mountain climber combos (some new, some not) – Ski Ab Merkins x 12, Spider Climbers x 15, Swiss Merkins x 12, Groiners (aka Sumo Jump Climbers) x 15. Saunter over to the main entrance drive and do . . .
Set of 7’s: Carolina Dry Docks at the top, Shoulder Tap Burpees at the bottom. Wander a few feet down the road and take off on a . . .
Sprint Set: set of 5 sprints of approx. 36 yards each (I measured). Planks and squat hold sets in between. Sashay back up to the launch point for a little bit of . . .
Slow ‘N Low Mary: Slow Freddy Mercs x 20, Slow LBC’s x 25, Slow Fudd to Lil Mama x 20, Crunch Hold for 5 counts around the horn. Finis.
- Lots of Larry Birding out there today. A little too much. I’m not above going Grayson Allen on some of you next time.
- I was asked if we were going to follow up the Ocho Cinco with the Randy Moss. Had to explain that wouldn’t work because we’d have to take every third rep off – #RimShot
- Prayers continue for Money Hose, Headgear, Java and their families as they suffer through illness, injuries and loss. Prayer’s also for CDC’s high school classmate battling colon cancer.
- Thanks to the pax for indulging my experiments this morning. Routines are good for creating discipline and consistency, but they are also dangerous breeding grounds for comfort, monotony and numbness. A reminder that sometimes we do need to stop, look around and change things up a bit to savor the joys and blessings of life that are often blurred by the daily grind.
- Paper Cut takes the conch next week. It will be awesome. You should post. Really.
As always, an honor and a pleasure. Aye.