Titan – 03.11.20 – “Lost at home”

9 HIM posted for an old school Q in YHC’s first Titan post since the park renovation began.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: Black Lung, Cowbell, Crawlspace, DFrost, Drago, Right Said, Siri, Trap House

THE THANG:

Medium mosey to greet the ducks and COP at the circle by the lake:

  • SSH
  • WMH
  • SnL Squats
  • LBAC F/R
  • Hillbillies
  • Imperial Walkers

Hop to the circle by Lizzie the Dragon for some bear crawls in cadence with breaks at each lightpost for 10 squats. RnR x 7 posts.

Indian Run to the Hill of Sisyphus for 11’s with Hand-Release Merkins up top and Jump Squats at the bottom.

Mosey to the playground for a 3-set pull-up routine working off individual max.

Mosey back to start for 3MOM:

  • Boxcutters
  • Flutter Kicks
  • LBCs

COT/BOM

MOLESKINE:

It’s been quite some time since YHC graced Titan with his presence, but it was good to be back at one of the OG AOs. Even with the ongoing construction, there’s still so much the park has to offer, and a love affair with the hill was rekindled.

BULLHORN:

  • TAP for sick, injured, and those displaced by tornado.
  • Encouragement to be smart about COVID 19 and to keep momentum going with serving those areas damaged by the tornado.
  • Statewide convergence October 16-17. 2nd F Friday night with a workout at 0700 at Bicentennial followed by a speaker. Get it on your calendar now so we can show up big!

 

2.19.20 – “Climb the mountain” @ Titan

Wednesday, February 19th 2020

Gloom: cold and clear 36°

PAX:  Revielle, Defrost, Drago, BlackLung, CowBell, Ahab, TrapHouse(FNG)

QIC: Crawlspace

Warm up: quick jog to the Parthenon, side straddle hops, Willie Mays Hayes, slownlow squats, slow merkins, lil baby arm circles, reverse lil baby arm circles etc…

Work: B.O.M.B.S. up the mountain

Everyone partnered up so we had 4 teams of 2. Using the four levels of large steps leading up to the Parthenon we did four sets of (25 each level) incrementally less difficult variations of each letter of the acronym BOMBS as you moved up. One teammate worked on climbing the mountain while the other ran to the dragon and back. After each of the 4 levels (4 variations) were completed for each letter we planked and waited to move on to the next letter all together.

B is for Burpee:

1st level: 25 box jump burpee

2nd level: 25 hand release burpee

3rd level: 25 Regular burpee

4th level: 25 no merkin burpee

O is for overhead press:

1st level: 25 upside down overhead press (hand stand push up)

2nd level: 25 overhead press in al gore position

3rd level: 25 regular

4th level: 25 regular

M is for Merkin:

1st level: 25 decline merkin

2nd level: 25 diamond merkin

3rd level: 25 regular merkin

4th level: 25 incline merkins

B is for big boy sittups:

1st level: 25 American Flutters

2nd level: 25 WW1’s

3rd level: 25 Regular

4th level: 25 crunches

S is for Squat:

1st level: 25 box jump squats

2nd level: 25 jump squats

3rd level: 25 regular

4th level: 25 single leg squats (alternating)

After summiting the mountain we lined up for Mary.

MARY: hello dolly, flutter kicks, J-los, in and outs in plank position etc…

COT: We all want to continue lifting up Charlie and his family with prayers, thoughts and support, as well as loved ones travelling and recovering from injuries.

We welcomed one of my Volleyball buddies, Moe now “Traphouse” due to his research work at Vanderbilt which involves killing mice.

We closed out the workout with a brief prayer and continue to sharpen each other’s iron and move up the mountain together. Good work everyone!

Pop-a-Lock joined in for 6 at a Rev led Q source at Three brothers as well – good work, men!

SYITG,

YHC Crawlspace

 

TITAN UP

Tour D Farce

Temp: 37
Gloom Factor: High

PAX: Black Lung, Preacher Man, Bicentennial Man, Drago, Pop a Lock, Reveille, Crawlspace, Crablegs, Porcelain, Bagger Vance

Mass chaos broke out this AM as the parking situation was all FUBAR and the PAX were forces to adapt and overcome. YHC was the loudest of those griping and complaining as usual. Early mosey sent us towards front of park only to double back for Pop, Rev & Preacherman.

Head over to HCA for a Black Miata sighting and
WOR:
SSH x 13 IC
WMH R x 10 IC
WMH L x 10 IC
GMA x 10 IC
ISW x ? IC (the PAX pre frontal cortex weren’t firing properly so we blew this one up)

Mosey past Sand Volleyball Courts where YHC shuddered remembering Sandman & his EH’s near death experience several years back. The rope defining SVC tripped the FNG (Sandman) & he laid there for what must have been 20 minutes as YHC shook my head ashamed of that EH. I digress.

Over to Parthenon for Bear Crawl Burpeepallooza

5 Burpees at Corner I CrawlBear to corner II, 10 Burpees, BearCrawl long stretch, 15 Burpees Corner III, CrawlBear to corner IV
Incline & Decline Bear Crawl to StartEx

All -In, head out east side of Parthenon towards St Thomas then head south towards West End & Lord Kensington. Successfully navigate traffic and arrive at LK. YHC regaled the PAX w tales of the 21 Burpee salute from summers past. We knocked out 21 reverse burpees at the bottom and made our way back to StartEx in Indian Run fashion.

Circle up in West Parking lot area for

MARY :
F kix X 20 IC
10 Merkins

TIME

1.22.20 – “BOMBTRACK” – Titan

Jan 22, 2020

Gloom: 21 and clear

PAX: Pumpkin Spice, Rightsaid, Rev, PopaLock, Cub Cadet, Defrost, Blue Mule, Hambone, Drago, MotorBoater, Bnb, Crablegs and FNG: Ri-Co-LA!

QIC: Crawlspace

Warm up: quick jog around the park , side straddle hops, Willie Mays Hayes, squats, LBCs, air presses, shanooks, RLBCs , squats, merkins etc…

Work: 2 rounds of Bombtrack!

2 groups of seven formed parallel lines with the first PAX running around the “track” to the end of their line. When the lap was completed the PAX all advanced to the next letter in the acronym BOMBS performing corresponding exercise while high fiving their counterpart in the opposing line/team. Ex: clap merkins, high five burpees… after everyone progressed through all exercises twice we each did 20 box jumps on the way to Mary.

Mary: hello dolly, LBCs, leg lifts etc…

Hot chicken lunch this Thursday (Jan 23, 2020) also it is hot chicken week in Nashville!

SYITG,

YHC Crawlspace

Titan – Dec 4th – “Hanging with Ralph”

Dec 4th, 2019

Gloom: 40 and clear

PAX: Siri, RightSaid, BlackLung, Money Snake, Reveille, Ralph, Drago, BnB

QIC: Crawlspace

Warm up: quick jog around the park, side straddle hops, Willie Mays Hayes, squats, LBCs, air presses, shanooks, RLBCs etc…

Work: teams of 2 alternating bear crawls / lunges to the building (from the playground) with:

      • 200 squats
      • 200 merkins
      • 100 pull ups
      • 200 LBCs

After we jogged to the Parthenon for Mary.

Mary: hello dolly, LBCs, leg lifts

COT: we closed out the morning with a quick recap: 4:13 Strong dinner tomorrow and RSVP for Revs fancy pants dinner.

SYITG,

YHC Crawlspace

 

Titan – NOV 27th 2019 – Light stretching at the Parthenon

NOV 27th, 2019

Gloom: 40°

PAX:  Pumpkin Spice, Blue mule, Shooter, Crablegs, Rightsaid, Drago, Siri, Defrost, Blacklung

QIC: Crawlspace

Warm up: quick jog to the Parthenon, Willie Mays Hayes, squats, lil baby arm circles, air presses, reverse lil baby arm circles etc…

Work: Indian run around the park with leader calling various sets of 10 reps ending at the Parthenon where each PAX performed:

  • 100 Boxjumps
  • 100 Burpees
  • 100 Merkins
  • 100 Squats
  • Then Mary!

Mary: leg raises, LBC’s, hello dolly, American hammers, etc

COT: Rev’s gentleman’s dinner is coming up as well as Thanksgiving!

SYITG,

YHC Crawlspace

Titan – 10.2.19 – “The One Where CL Makes Up For A Previous Q”

8 HIM evaded the misleading efforts posed by the fartsack and posted at Titan for a workout involving a playlist, coupons, some running, and a few Merkins here and there.

QIC: Cunning Linguist
PAX: Black Lung, Blue Mule, Cub Cadet, Drago, Money Snake, Reveille, Right Said

Disclaimer: Given with utmost sincerity and made sure that everyone was aware that I am not an expert or a professional, so modifications are encouraged for those who deem them necessary.

10.2.19 Titan Workout Playlist:
Running Down a Dream – Tom Petty
Circles – Soul Coughing
Lose Yourself – Eminem
House of the Rising Sun – Five Finger Death Punch
I Will Not Bow – Breaking Benjamin
Judith – A Perfect Circle
Bad Boys – Inner Circle
Walk – Pantera
Can I Kick It – A Tribe Called Quest
Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay

After Disclaimer was given, a short Mosey halfway around the ellipse for WOR.

WOR:
Theme Song: “Circles” by Soul Coughing
During first verse, 10 x SSH IC
During chorus, LBACs
During second verse, 10 x SnL Squats IC
During chorus, reverse LBACs
During third verse and final chorus, 12 x LBCs IC

Make an inspection mosey around the inside of the actual Parthenon then parked back at front of Parthenon for THE THANG:

THE THANG:
THANG 1:
Partner up in 1s and 2s
1s perform SSH at bottom of steps
2s bear crawl up the right side of the Parthenon to top of first landing, then 10 merkins
2s bear crawl to top of second landing, then 10 burpees
2s crawl bear back to top of first landing, then 10 merkins
2s crawl bear back to bottom left side of steps
Swap out

Mosey around the ellipse then back to original location for the next Activity, but first, a quick mosey to my trunk for a retrieval of coupons (aka 1/2 fire bricks)

THANG 2:
3 rounds of the following:
With a pair of coupons placed on ground in front of Parthenon, 1s perform Merkins
10 x Merkins with right hand on Coupon
10 x Merkins with both hands on Coupons
10 x Merkins with left hand on Coupon
2s sprint around Ellipse
Swap out

Another Mosey around the Ellipse before going back to our original location in front of the the Parthenon yet again for THANG 3 (experimental beta).

THANG 3 (experimental beta):
Wheelbarrow up the two sets of steps on the right side of the Parthenon with your partner to first landing, then swap out and go down the left side of the two sets of steps backwards with partner (and YHC must admit, this part was intense).

As this endeavor was more risky than anticipated, we stopped after one round.

Mosey around the Ellipse yet again, then we proceeded to get after THANG 4.

THANG 4:
2 rounds of DIDs
All OYO
15 x Dips
10 x Incline Merkins
5 x Decline Merkins
Mosey around Ellipse

Upon completion of THANG 4, we started on MARY.

MARY:
All IC
12 x LBCs
10 x Flutter Kicks
12 x Freddie Mercurys
20 x Alabama Prom Dates

COT/BOM

MOLESKINE:
This was definitely an improvement over Friday’s Q, as YHC landed the plane at 0615 and we all got a little sweaty as a group (and that’s a necessity).

Always a pleasure to lead you men!

BULLHORN:
10/29 – Libeery at Fat Bottom Brewery in The Nations. Time TBD. Book is “The Three Big Questions for Frantic Families” by Patrick Lencioni. The Art of Manliness podcast interview is a good summary, especially if you would rather consume the material through auditory means.

CL Out!

7/31/19 – Titan – Crab Walk Toe Taps

July 31st, 2019

Gloom: hot and humid

PAX: Hi Viz, PreacherMan, Porcelain, Cyclops , Pumpkin Spice, RightSaid, Gritty, Crablegs, Cunning Linguist, Hipster, Rent-A-Swag(FNG), Siri, Vector, Mini Pearl

QIC: Crawlspace

Warm up: quick jog around the park, side straddle hops, Willie Mays Hayes, squats, lil baby arm circles, air presses, reverse lil baby arm circles etc…

Work: teams of 2 alternating Lieutenant Dans to building & Bear Crawls back to set of:

  • 100 burpees
  • 100 merkins
  • 100 pull ups
  • 75 Dips beforehand

Then sprint to the thunder dome for reindeer games…

Game: Crab Walk Toe Taps: While Crab Walking the entire game and staying within 10 ft of other crabs the object is to tap 5 different crabs on the toes. When you get tapped stop and do 10 merkins each time. After you have tapped 5 crabs on the toes (or been tapped 5 times) retire to the track surrounding the game to jog it off.

After reindeer games we jogged to the statue for Mary.

Mary: Hello Dolly around the circle till 6:14

COT: we closed out the morning with a quick recap

Always my pleasure to lead such a great group of men and I am looking forward to the next one!

SYITG,

YHC Crawlspace

Titan 6/19/19 “Bear Crawl Shoulder Taps”

June 19th, 2019

Gloom: hot and humid

PAX: Bartman, BicentennialMan, Blacklung, Bluemule, CrabLegs, Crawlspace(Q), Defrost, Hipster, HiViz, HotRoute, Proton, PumpkinSpice, Reveille, Siri, Vector

QIC: Crawlspace

Warm up: quick jog around the volleyball courts, side straddle hops, Willie Mays Hayes, squats, lil baby arm circles, air presses, reverse lil baby arm circles etc…

Work: teams of 2 alternating a lap around the playground building or set of:

  • 100 burpees
  • 100 jump squats
  • 100 merkins
  • 100 pull ups

Then sprint to the thunder dome for reindeer games…

Game: Bear Crawl Shoulder Taps: While bear crawling the entire game and staying within 10 ft of other bears the object is to tap 5 different bears on the shoulder. When you get tapped stop and do 10 merkins each time. After you have tapped 5 bears on the shoulder (or been tapped 5 times) retire to the track surrounding the game to jog it off.

After reindeer games we jogged to the statue for Mary.

Mary: various ab work in cadence around the circle till 6:14

COT: we closed out the morning with a quick recap including a 2nd F event at Fat Bottom brewery July 23rd.

Good work all around and I look forward to the next one!

SYITG,

YHC Crawlspace

Titan 6-5-2019: 2 Escalators

14 successfully navigated the early-morning set-up at Centennial Park for Carrie Underwood’s upcoming one-song concert.

Gloom Factor: Nil. 60 degrees. Light wind.

PAX: Harvey Updyke, Hipster, Trapper Keeper, Cub Cadet, Right Said, Porcelain, Crawlspace, Blue Mule, Snapshot, Siri, Defrost, Pumpkin Spice, Black Lung

QIC: Hi-Viz

WOR:
Mosey to south lawn. SSH X 15 IC, Monkey Humpers X 10 IC, Air Presses X 10 IC, LBAC X 10 IC, Reverse LBAC X 10 IC, Good Mornings X 10 IC.

THANG:
Mosey to the Big Hill for a four-exercise, 25-Rep Escalator: Prisoner Squats, Merkins, Jump Squats, Burpees.

Mosey to the Elipse for a second, 50-Rep Escalator: SSH, Jane Fondas (25 Each Side), Hi-Knees, Flutter Kicks.

Mosey to the cars for Dealer’s Choice Mary.

Done.

COT/BOM: Strong work all around. Excellent effort and solid attention to form across the board. Kotters to Snapshot and welcome to the Hipster, who made the trek from the East side.

Don’t forget Vector’s Leadership Lunch on 6/21 at Thistle Farms. Details on Slack.

NMM: Remember: F3 is more than a workout and there are plenty of guys out there who need this, and we need them. This is the perfect time of year to circle back on friends/family you’ve been meaning to EH, with plenty of light at 5:30 and ideal temps. Let’s keep up the momentum.