5 at Armory with Celebrity Jailbreak

5 braved the cold for some kettlebell misery while we watched other Pax head to the warmth of the Journey Group (Respect.)

Maximus was our celebrity jailbreak as kids have no school so he had nothing better to do in 23 degree temps.

After a mosey and some warmups, kettle bell were used for sets of:

Calf raises, John Travoltas, Figure 8’s and a jog.

KB swings, Around the worlds, Clean Presses and a jog.

Lunges, One hand swings, Snatch and squats and a jog

Big Boy Sit-ups, Flutter kicks, Benxh presses and a jog .

I really enjoy the times we have smaller numbers. It gives us a chance to share more about ourselves and as we learned in COT we have some heavy hearts.  We lost a member of the Pax from Mint Hill. Prayers to Short Sale on the death of his brother.  Prayers for Squeaky’s daughter recovery from mono and for his family as they think of loved ones in the coming months who have been through some tragedy.

God bless –

ASSASSIN

 

 

 

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The Armory – Keeping warm while listening to Death Metal

8 pax came to get stronger, better, faster and so they came to The Armory of course.
It was a chilly morning so we had to keep moving but I wanted to keep to kettle-bell tradition.
The Thang:
  • Mosey around church
  • Shuffles
  • karaoke
  • toy soldiers
  • SSHs

 

Go Grab bells and meet at the circle

Partner up and here we go…

  • Partner does exercise while other partner runs the circle around the lot or optional bear crawl up to church doors and back. It was a nice mix.
Flutter kick
Russian twist
V up
Hello dolly
Leg raises
Lunge
Squat
Right leg
Squat figure 8
Left leg
KB Swing
Shoulder press
Upright row
Bent row
Lat raises
R/L Curl
Concentration curl
Tri extention
Skull crushers
R/L Curl
Great time by all and we stayed warm.
The PAX for The Journey showed up at 6 so we knew it was time to go.
Thanks for Q Assassin!
Cake Boss
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The few the proud on New Years Day @ Armory

The temperatures were low and the wind was whipping but three men sharpened each other through the adversity.  It was an honor to post with Assassin and Trucker to sharpen each other on our goals and perspective as we approach the new year.
The THANG
Warm up lap
– stop 1 – SSH, Mountain Climbers
– stop 2 – seal jacks, Imperial Walkers
Circuit (push plate down and back)
– Curls
– shoulder press
– tricep extensions
– squats
Wall work part 1
 – Wall sits with a variety of uses of the kettle bell
Wall work part two on the knee high wall (15, 10)
– step ups
– Derkins
– skull crushers
Circuit parking lot
– lunge pass through
– Halos
– Around the world
Mary
Great way to start the year!
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JOE DAVIS + SPEED FOR NEED = IMPACT

In just under a month, we will have an opportunity to run one of the best races of the year which has become our Signature Fort Race, The Joe Davis Run for Recovery.

This year is going to be particularly special in that we will also be adding the opportunity to push race chariots for SPEED FOR NEED.

Here’s how you get involved, if you know of someone who has a child with a disability, someone who has a child whose home has been affected by addiction, or a child in some other kind of need, then DM Dark Helmet on Twitter and let him know. If you would like to help push, let him know.

We have a chance to have as many as 6 chairs there (several are already spoken for, but some are empty). That’s the most of any race yet…

So man up! Register, find a “Track Commander” to push, and let’s get after it!

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THE PAX OF FORT PLEDGES TO HELP ANOTHER BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY OUT

Its Christmas time and the word of the month is giving so I am asking if you would take moments pray about giving to help a fellow pax. Last year Stang got the Fort and the Rock pax to donate gift cards, cash and presents for me and my family.  This was huge for me and my family, with that  being said I feel the need to help a fellow pax and give back. I have been in touch with our pax of the Fort looking for someone to help out. This morning in COT it was mentioned by Destiny that a fellow pax’s son has just been diagnosed with leukemia and his wife is pregnant with twins. Then again Ginsu and Rock thrill had a tweet about it and come to find out it is an Area51  pax named Bout time his sons name is Jennings. This hits close to home and just knew this is who we need to help this year. a few

If I have never had the pleasure of posting with you in the Gloom I would like to take a second and share my story, Dec 2015 on Christmas eve my 2.5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL Type B, on Christmas day she had surgery to have a port installed and her first 3 rounds of chemo. We spent Christmas in the hospital and I broke down never cried so hard in my life. I reached out to God prayed that everything will be okay and about 10 min later after the took my daughter back for surgery he answered my pray because a peace just came over me and heard the words its going to be okay.  The last 2 years have been a hard 2 years with ups and downs but also have enlightened me, allowed me to get closer to God.  It also allowed me to become apart of F3 with out the men of this group not sure where I would be mentally and physically today. I like to thank you for the push the words of encouragement.

 

I am asking pax to give what your heart tells you. Prayers gift cards, cash etc. I have seen what awesome pax you can be when challenged to give you all always go above and beyond.

See your site Q’s for collections and or Dark helmet , Stang, Witch hunt, Royale and Cornerstone, we want to wrap it up by 12/22/17

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 18:16

A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 

Thanks Again HIMS

Cornerstone

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The Fort pledge to help another Pax out

Its Christmas time and the word of the month is giving so I am asking if you would take moments pray about giving to help a fellow pax. Last year Stang got the Fort and the Rock pax to donate gift cards, cash and presents for me and my family.  This was huge for me and my family, with that  being said I feel the need to help a fellow pax and give back. I have been in touch with our pax of the Fort looking for someone to help out. This morning in COT it was mentioned by Destiny that a fellow pax’s son has just been diagnosed with leukemia and his wife is pregnant with twins. Then again Ginsu and Rock thrill had a tweet about it and come to find out it is an Area51  pax named Bout time his sons name is Jennings. This hits close to home and just knew this is who we need to help this year. a few

If I have never had the pleasure of posting with you in the Gloom I would like to take a second and share my story, Dec 2015 on Christmas eve my 2.5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL Type B, on Christmas day she had surgery to have a port installed and her first 3 rounds of chemo. We spent Christmas in the hospital and I broke down never cried so hard in my life. I reached out to God prayed that everything will be okay and about 10 min later after the took my daughter back for surgery he answered my pray because a peace just came over me and heard the words its going to be okay.  The last 2 years have been a hard 2 years with ups and downs but also have enlightened me, allowed me to get closer to God.  It also allowed me to become apart of F3 with out the men of this group not sure where I would be mentally and physically today. I like to thank you for the push the words of encouragement.

 

I am asking pax to give what your heart tells you. Prayers gift cards, cash etc. I have seen what awesome pax you can be when challenged to give you all always go above and beyond.

See your site Q’s for collections and or Dark helmet , Stang, Witch hunt, Royale and Cornerstone

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 18:16

A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 

Thanks Again HIMS

Cornerstone

 

 

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Backblast for The Armory – 12-4-17

9 PAX joined YHC this AM at The Armory for some KB fun.

WARMUP:

  • Mosey around the parking lot
  • 20 Side Straddle Hops
  • 5 burpees OYO
  • 15 merkins
  • 15 mountain climbers
  • 15 low slow squats

Mosey to the bells

THE MAIN THANG

We’ll do a series of exercises, and then mosey to the other side of the parking lot, do 5 burpees and mosey back.

  • Goblet Squats
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • Plank rows
  • KB merkins right, left
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • Curls right, curls left
  • Deadlift
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • Shoulder press right, Shoulder press left
  • Lunge right, lunge left
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • LBCs
  • Flutter
  • Protractor
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • Goblet squats
  • Good mornings
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • Skull crushers
  • Right arm press, left are press
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • Flutter
  • Protractor + Skull crushers
  • Mosey + Burpees (5)
  • LBCs

COT

Announcements

  • thanks for Christmas Party donations
  • upcoming Christmas Convergence

Prayer requests

  • family/travel
  • friends with custody concerns

Out

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Apologies for no video name-o-rama, my  phone battery died as soon as it started recording. Zapped by the cold.

11 PAX showed up on a chilly Monday morning to get better while slinging some iron together.  I did my best to keep everything in cadence or single count to keep everyone together and unified.

Warm-up
  • Mosey Lap around the parking lot to warm up
  • SSH – 30 I.C.
  • Windmill – 10 I.C.
  • Little Baby Arm Circles – 30 I.C.
  • Arm stretches
  • deep hip stretch squat
  • Merkins on the bells – one hand on the bell at a time plus a diamond merkin in between. 5x of these
  • Mountain Climbers – 15 I.C.
  • Around the world with bell – 10 each direction
  • Lunge with bell passing under leg – 10 each leg
The Thang
  • Mosey to wall for a sit
    • while sitting on wall
      • 10 count with bell held out in front
      • 10 chest presses I.C.
  • Mosey to low wall
  • Curls – 10 each arm
  • Big Boy situps – 10
  • Squats – 10 I.C.
  • Run lap around islands
  • Tricep extensions – 10 I.C.
  • American Hammers – 10 I.C.
  • Calf Raises – 30 I.C.
  • Run lap around islands
  • Lawnmower Pulls – 10 each arm I.C.
  • V-Ups with Bells – 10
  • Step Ups – 10 each leg
  • Run lap around islands
  • Curls – 15 each arm
  • Big Boy situps – 15
  • Squats – 15 I.C.
  • Asked a PAX to share what’s going on in his life and a recent victory
  • Tricep extensions – 15 I.C.
  • American Hammers – 15 I.C.
  • Calf Raises – 30 I.C.
  • Asked Peabody to share where he got his name and what’s going on in his life
  • Lawnmower Pulls – 15 each arm I.C.
  • V-Ups with Bells – 15
  • Step Ups – 15 each leg
  • Asked Trucker where he got his name and what’s going on in his life
  • Mosey back to the COT
  • Shelf lifts – 10 each side I.C.
  • Hip flexor exercise – 10 repetitions of 5 movements

Great work and great mumblechatter today. It’s an honor and a privilege to lead. Thanks for the opportunity Assassin. See you brothers in the gloom soon!

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10 at Varsity for some kettle bell fun and 2 sprints.

Disclosure, No FNGs

 

Warmup:

SSH, Merkins, Low Slow Squat, and Hillbilly Walker

 

Partners

-1 runs a lap

-1 lifts a kettlebell

-Overhead Press -right arm

-Lawn Mower – right arm

-Overhead Press – left arm

-Lawn Mower – left arm

-Curls – right arm

-Tri Extension

-Curls – left arm

-Tri Extension

-Snatch -right arm

-Dead Lift

-Snatch – left arm

-Dead Lift

 

Everyone on line.  Lunges with kettle bell pass thru until thighs quiver.  Then drop the kettlebell and sprint to the end of the parking lot.  X 2

Slow Mosey to the Wall.  10 count for each PAX,  wall sits with the bell.  Who had to be the one who says “arms straight out”.

Balls to the Wall, 5 count for each PAX.

Slow Mosey to COT for Mary.

-American Hammer, V Ups with the Bell. LBCs with the bell, Hello Dolly with the bell

 

Discussion of Victory.  Pursuit of Excellence.

Prayers for our country based on all the recent tragedies, including the latest in Texas.

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Simple is good

It has been atleast 12 months since I have even posted at The Armory, let alone Q’d.  Probably longer.  But when Assassin asked you to do something, you do it.  Plus it was new and fresh for me which is good for all of us.  I came with the basics and it worked.  Biggly time.

Weather was suspect- rain like beast at 0430.  I had thought I may incorporate a wheel of fire, chalk, etc but looking at the elements we went for cover under the church doorway.

The exercise are below.  Between each round, bearcrawl the length of ramp and run back to start

  • Round 1 10 reps
  • Round 2 15 reps
  • Round 3 20 reps
  • Round 4 10 reps

 

  • Goblet Squat
  • Tricep Extention
  • Curl
  • Shoulder Press
  • Windmill (Crowd pleaser)
  • Lunge-Row
  • Swing
  • Lawn Mower Pull

Naked Man Moleskin

Great to see everyone today and with exception of Change order, folks I dont see that often- Assassin, River Rat and meeting for first time: Stones and Squeeky.  all came ready to work.

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