- QIC: Dark Helmet & Maximus
- When: 05/11/2019
- Pax: Andele, Brick House, Cha Ching, Cornerstone, Costanza, Dark Helmet, DaVinci, Flux, Geronimo, Herbie, IceT, John Wick, Lutefisk, Maximus, Mile High, Mysterio, Nasa, Nemo, O'Reilly, Pac Man, Peg, Royale, Shakespeare, Speed Handle, Survey Says, Two Ferns, Vandelay, Witch Hunt, Wolverine
- Posted In: The Deep
A few months ago, Dark Helmet and I were challenged to “bring it” to The Deep. I’m not sure how I got roped into the conversation as I no longer provide the top-tier workouts I used to. You see, it’s not because I’ve gotten soft (well, maybe a little), it’s more due to the physical acceleration of the PAX, which is evident when I cross the water and see the brothers in Lake Wylie. My workouts aren’t as hard as they used to be for some.
That said, I’ve become known for 2 things: the deck of cards and cinder blocks. I couldn’t disappoint the fellas. Dark Helmet on the other hand, is known for many things (not including many leather-bound books, rich mahogany, a perfect quaff or starbuck-y hands). And, with these many things, he brought his level of creative, pain-inducing exercises to the first half of the morning’s Q.
Once DH signed a few autographs, gave a very clear disclaimer, he took off for the warm up mosey. Then did a few warm-up-type exercises which included all the regulars and plenty of chatter.
Grab a partner and since when does size not matter…in Wheelbarrow racing?
You and your partner will alternate wheelbarrow’ing around the circle which I swear, grew as we were encircling it.
Next, grab the cinder blocks from Maximus’ truck for a little DORA activity.
Partner 1 (P1) would run around the main lot while Partner 2 (P2) would do the exercise then flapjack for:
200 Bicep Curls
300 Overhead Press
400 Bent-Over Rows (modified the count for timing and inserted chest press)
Hand off to Maximus for more partner work
P1: Ski Abs
P2: Toe Taps on the block (25ea side)
P1: Burpee Broad Jump ~50yds & NUR back
P2: Mountain Climbers with your hands on the block
P1: Beep Beep I’m a Jeep for 25yds & Lunge Walk back
P2: Bomb Jacks
Now with both partners at one end and the block at the other:
P1: Sprint to the block, 10 Man Makers with the block, Sprint Back
P2: Flutters from the V-up position
Next up, partner big-boy sit-ups while passing the block back and forth
I can’t fully recall if we did a few 8ct burpees to finish it off but it’d be a lot cooler if we did…so let’s assume we did.
Hey PAX, wherever you call home, go somewhere different. Organize a clown car with a few other locals and go see a different AO on a Saturday and attend their Q-Source. You never know what you’ll learn. Dark Helmet and I appreciate the opportunity to put ourselves through misery in the spirit of Qing for a great group of F3’s finest PAX.
Until Next Time.
DH & MAX