Over the Christmas weekend I drove to Jacksonville, FL, to spend time with #3 Shorty – Petty Officer 2, J.R. Ketterman. I was hopeful to plug into an F3 workout on the way down in North Carolina, and in Jacksonville before returning. Schedule wise, it just wasn’t going to happen. With over 24 hours in the driver’s seat going and coming, that’s a lot of sittin’ for someone who leads a pretty active lifestyle.
SSH, 2 count X 100
Imperial Walkers, 4 count X 30
Cotton Pickers, 4 count X 20
Hit the road for a Rapid Ruck
Parallel Bars Leg Raises X 10
Pull ups X 6
1 mile total in 20 minutes with the 2 exercise breaks.
I needed this!
4# Club bell
Round the World Right X 10
Round the World Left X 10
Rinse, repeat X 3
Club mill right X 10
Club mill left X 10
Reverse mill right X 10
Reverse mill left X 10
Do you realize just how stiff your shoulders can get when you drive all day??
3 Minute Deep Squat
Because the hips really need stretched from sitting so long.
Scheduling note: No ruck next Tuesday here at Higgins. Start the new year right by joining us at Falcon Hill (Kettering Rec Center). Make new friends. Receive a new name.
And become a High Impact Man by immediately starting your fitness program for the year.
Conditions were COLD and humid. 27 degrees by my watch. Ground was frost covered and even muddy in some spots. Great to see STAMP return after being off with new baby! And HEATER after he was off training for work! Also got a nice visit from BONEDADDY, who doesn’t hit weekends! Burt Mack brought his brother in law (who lives in Cleveland) and one of my best friends came as he is in town for the holiday!
Shoulder rotations – 10
Posterior swings – 10
SSH – 30
Cotton pickers – 15
Windmills – 15
Lap the track
Each PAX shoulders brick and CAS to FTH. Intervals right shoulder, over head, left shoulder.
Harambe to top of FTH.
Preform 20 each – Shoulder presses, Curls, Tricep Curls, Block Swings. Drop block and sprint to bottom of FTH and back up in between each exercise. Trot block to bottom of FTH.
Shoulder blocks stopping periodically to preform 5 man makers. Run through all exercises (double time) one last time. Stash blocks in hiding place.
Mosey to remaining blocks.
Teams of two. Thing one holds plank whole thing one preforms 10 second sprint with block. Calls out “TEN”, drops block and planks up. Thing one then jumps up, sprints to block, picks up and preforms the same. Switching back and forth until we reach the hiding place.
COT – Christmas! Thankfulness! Heaters plight! Rucking! New shoes! A lot of topics today! Needing each other and not knowing it until you don’t have it. Thankful for my brothers!
COUNTARAMA – 10. Forgot this again
NAMEORAMA – Named two FNGs. RNC (rear naked choke) named for his involvement in Brazilian Jujitsu and his general homoerotic behavior. And Mclovin. Named for his recounting of being arrested for trying to purchase alcohol while underage.
Nice cool morning. High wind that we hated at first, but later were thankful for! Funny how that works!
Wrongway was meant to Q today, but unfortunately got a flat tire! I picked up the Q and just decided to stick to my wheelhouse.
Mosey to Brick stash where the PAX each grabbed one brick. We Rucked these to the Gazebo, rotating shoulders and overhead carry.
At Gazebo we preformed some quick dynamic stretches including: Posterior swings, shoulder rotations, and ASAK
After stretches we preformed rotations of Mountain climbers X 20 in cadence and SSH X 30 in cadence. These were done with 30 second over head block holds in between each set.
We left our blocks and ran back to grab a second block each. Encountering Wrongway on the way back, Zebra and I gave him our blocks and went back for more while the PAX followed Wrongway to hold a plank at the Gazebo.
Upon reuniting, the PAX shoulder carried one block a good distance, planted said block and would sprint back to retrieve their remaining block. Shouldering this second block, we would run to our planted block, and repeat.
Half way to the hill we added a double block carry into the above routine.
Reaching the hill we grouped up and started Dora 1,2,3. One PAX ran the hill and back while the other preformed 100 Block Shoulder presses followed by 100 Block Squats.
We returned the blocks to their hiding place and did a CAS back to the flag.
COT – Christmas well wishes and encouragement to post!
COUNTARAMA – 6
NAMEORAMA – Consideration to re-name WRONGWAY to WRONGTIME
AO – Higgins
Date – 12-20-2018
Time – 0530
Q – Wilson
Conditions – Sprinkles
I walked a lot today. To be exact, it was the parking lot (See the attached GPS tracking map…). Included included laps of:
Each lap was almost .1 of a mile, totaled more than a mile.
Monkey Walk Left
Monkey Walk Right
Scheduling Note – For a fine start to Christmas next Tuesday join the fine HIM meeting at 0530 at Falcon Hill. Get a jump on that New Year’s resolution you’re about to make about getting in shape. Details at F3Dayton.com. I’ll be returning from a workout at Jacksonville, FL.
To the song, Tubthumper by Chumbawampa, start with SSH at beginning of song, then every time they say, “I get knocked down, but i get up again” you do a burpee. While not doing burpees, you are continuously doing SSH. In the end, we did about 27 burpees.