I love the Fire Ant concept! Always a challenge for sure, pushes you to do more. When Spiderman put me on Q I knew what I wanted to do. It was not an original – I took a page from the Iron Pax challenge that has been going around lately. Week 2’s challenge was a beast. I had to work it into a ruck Q.
Great morning! 15 ruckers ready to roll……
We did not roll far. Super tough long ruck about 100 yards to one side of the Teeter parking lot where I wanted us to leave our sweat marks. Circled up for COP:
- SSH x 20
- WM x 20
- IW x 10
- HW x 10
- MNC x 20
Then on to the main event. The Iron Ruck Challenge!
- 5 sets of exercises, each done for 7 minutes AMRAP
- Each exercise was using your ruck – note they were ALL weighted at least 35lbs, some had more
- After 20 reps of an exercise, run about 25 yards and back
- Continue, rinse and repeat exercise/run until 7 minutes are up
- That completes one set
- Rest for 1 minute
- Move on to next set
Exercise sets were:
3. Flutters w Press (count on the press up)
5. Man Makers
Everything single count. Used a Tabata timer ap and speaker to keep things moving, audible time changes.
Folks complained about lack of music or a playlist of songs on my phone. I did not bring my boom box either. Hey, I am old – 2 years from 50. Got no time for tinker toys. It’s Pandora, Sirius XM, the radio, or nothing right now. Besides, when you have such epic mumblechatter like we had this morning, who needs music! Also – Cadre ain’t gonna play music while he is whuppin up on us. I’m trying to get my mind ready for that.
Not much talking from the Q. Too busy grunting, groaning, and being winded to talk between sets. Help make your kid’s minds as sharp as they can be is the only words I gave advice on. The kick-arse group of mean mother ruckers there this morning really ground through this. No mods. Good form. A lot of team encouragement and support. Grinded it out to the very end. Everyone ended up doing at least 80-100 of each exercise. Good livin!
Thanks Spiderman for the opportunity to lead. Excellent job by all the PAX there.