So after posting on Tuesday with some questionable attire, maybe the FNGs were not quite sure what to make out of this Dancing Idiot, it was time to put the hammer down and take The Gladiator PAX to the Dark Side.
I checked all the boxes Wednesday night:
- Challenging workout routine? Check.
- Motivational music play list? Check.
- Girlfriends loaded up? Always! You think I take those things out when I get home? Nope.
- Recon the park via Google Maps satellite view? Check.
When I arrived at my chosen location at the park to stash the truck with the girlfriends it was time for audible number 1. That staircase I had spied on Google Maps? Yes it is there. In a pitch black hole! Running on the steps in that dark is not going to work. I moved to location #2 at the opposite end of the parking lot and ran over to meet the PAX.
After a quick disclaimer we mosied off to the trail behind the building and as we were disappearing a set of headlights pulled in as Puddle Jumper arrived at 5:31. We do start on time! We did some backward running toward Puddle Jumper as he jumped out of the car and joined up.
After a mosey behind the building we circled up by the truck and warmed up:
- Weed Pickers
- Imperial Walkers
Smells Like Teen What?
We partnered up with someone we did not know and I explained the next 38 minutes and 20 seconds. While partner one performs the listed exercise, partner two runs to the other side of the parking lot and back then switch. Perform the same exercise until the song ends and we go to the next song in the play list and the next exercise as listed below:
|Life in the Fast Lane||04:46||Kettlebell Swing|
|Reelin’ In The Years||04:37||Thrusters|
|Peace of Mind||05:03||Hammer Curls|
|Walk This Way||03:31||Squat w/ bag|
|Another One Bites The Dust||03:35||Skull Crusher|
|Black Magic Woman||03:15||Sumo Deadlift|
|Give it Away||04:42||Overhead Press|
|La Grange||03:50||Reverse Lunge and Press|
|Smells Like Teen Spirit||05:01||Merkins|
The run provides some relief from the constant exercise and the exercise provides some relief from the run. The key is to keep the intensity level as high as possible. Although you mostly alternate between legs and arms with this routine your shoulders are smoked my the time you get to the 5 minutes of Merkins.
This group is not afraid of hard work! Hard work was done by all involved. The gazelles get to fly up the parking lot to hit the speed bumps of doing the exercises and the beach bodies get to pound out the exercises. But the beauty of this workout routine is that everyone stays together doing the exercises for all the songs with some great mubblechatter to build the 2nd F. I think the Roswell PD cruiser that came through the parking lot this morning was curious as to what these crazy guys were doing in the parking lot at 5:45 this morning but Scar was not deported and he was not separated from his kids. I think he hid behind the PAX.
After “Teen Spirit” faded into the gloom and the Merkin fest was over we returned the girls to the truck and mosied back to the flag and time was up.
This group is getting after it and will surely get stronger and larger soon.
- 3 spots to fill for Puerto Rico
- Prayers for PAX in the IR
Coffeteria afterward with 5 in attendance