Pulling into the HIVE early to set-up shop YHC was surprised to see 2 cars already there! Rebel was enjoying a few ‘Be Still’ minutes and Geronimo was getting after it in the parking lot with what appeared to be his Ruck. The rainy weather was holding off & it was a perfect 65 degrees-A great morning to be in the Gloom!
The cars kept rolling & rolling in….17 PAX in total
5:15am- No FNG’s so hit the disclaimer and off we went
COP: Mosey to band parking lot and return back. Exercises in cadence-
- SealJacks x 20
- IW x 15
- HW x 15
- Windmill x 10
- Cherry Picker x 10
- Plank, Honey Mooner-Downward Dog, Plank
- Mountain Climbers x 15
Today’s workout was built around the History of the Hive. All repetition #s, exercises & stories shared were specific to this AO.
4 stations here we go:
Station 1- History Lesson- What is the most famous saying @ The Hive? “5 @ The Hive”. The PAX passed the test with flying colors. In honor of “5 @ The Hive” we hit a 5 cone drill Jacobs ladder style:
- Cone 1) Inch Worm Merkins & Goblet Squats
- Cone 2) Triceps Ext & Reverse Lunges
- Cone 3) Bicep curl w/ Shoulder press & Burpees
- Cone 4) BackRows & Swings
- Cone 5) Upright Rows & Fwd Lunges
Kudos to the PAX as they just got after this station. Little time for mumble chatter with the exception of those as they finished Cone 3 with Burpees.
Station 2- History Lesson- How many years has the Hive been an AO? How many site Q’s have there been & who are they? The PAX again pulled together and we went with 3 years (almost 4 years) and 3 sites Q’s- Longshanks, Tesh & BandCamp!
In honor of this we went 3 rounds of the Site Q’s assigned exercises:
Longshanks-Thrusters, Tesh-The Standing Tesh or Bi/Tri, Bandcamp-Swings
- Round 1: 9 Thrusters, 9 count Standing Tesh, 9 Swings
- Round 2: 9 Thrusters, 18 Bi/Tri Superset, 9 Swings
- Round 3: 9 Thrusters, 9 count Standing Tesh, 9 Swings
Station 3- History Lesson- Geronimo’s Gauntlet (This needs to be in The Exicon)
We did our best rendition of the 2018 Hive version of Geronimo’s Gauntlet. A Pax favorite it was started by no other than Geronimo himself and it goes something like this- *Line up all the Kettlebells lightest to heaviest. One by one, Pax go down the line and perform bent over rows at each KBell. (3 rows each side for time today). The waiting Pax can plank up, Al Gore, etc… With 17 KBells lined up our lats got some serious work. The heavy 40-50lb KBells at the end of the line gave us all an example of how JWOWW, Geronimo & Tesh get after it. Strong work Men!
Station 4- 5:58am and we escaped the planned AMRAP station due to time. Better to be over prepared than not enough. YHC took a moment to read from the theme of the month and take just a moment to “Be Still”.
COT- Announcements from Newsletter, upcoming events
Prayers/Praises: Rebels 28th Wedding Anniversary. Prayers for all families traveling for the upcoming Spring Break week.
It was an honor to be with the Pax this morning- Thanks BandCamp for the opportunity!