Heavy Stuff on Hoffa

Date: Tuesday, 1/20/2022
AO: #ao_mastodon
PAX: @Cookies @Da Vinci @Giggles @pillow mint @Tortuga @Jolly @Katniss THE @wet burrito @Bloomer @Archive @Sparrow @Woodrider (Justin Lacy) @Banks @8-Track @Hancock @Captain Crunch (AJ) @Crack @SAGA
FNGs: 0
Q: @Cookies
Total: 18
Conditions: 5 degrees and clear, light breezeYHC was excited to be back with the PAX, I brought my Christmas present full of 80lbs of Florida sand back with me and several others showed up with some serious weight to lug around. There were also some sleds…..At start time we had 15 for a triple clusterfreeze! If we used the ending PAX and temp the decrease in temp by 1 and increase in PAX by 3 would have given us a quadruple, but it was not meant to be that it should go in the record books that way.Unfortunately there had been warm days recently so the lake was off limits. Instead we did our WOR at the base of Hoffa. Though YHC was tempted to call it, we did not do motivators to 11, instead the PAX were regaled with a story of downrange PAX doing just that 3 days in a row because they thought I was demonstrating “a normal amount of motivators” when I introduced them to the exercise. Instead we did SSHs, imperial walkers, and calf raises.Explaining the THANG was a bit of a cluster as YHC had not anticipated 18 PAX and had to adapt a bit, once it got started it took on its own character and had plenty of momentum.There were 2 work stations, top and bottom of Hoffa. Pairs started at the top and one worked while the other went down, did 10 reps of work and came back up. Then they switched.Work at the top could be any of these:

  • Burpees/Blockees/Sandies
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Block swings
  • Sandbag flips
  • BBSUs

Work at the bottom could be:

  • 10 Curls
  • 10 Rows
  • 10 Chest Press
  • 10 High Pulls

There were some suggested ways to go up and down including:

  • Murder Bunnies
  • Sandbag drag
  • Bernies
  • Komodo Dragons
  • Crawl Bear
  • Coupon Carries

PAX were also encouraged to modify, YHC witnessed:

  • Flying Nuns
  • Rolling
  • Sledding
  • Tandem Sledding
  • Body Sledding
  • Sliding on knees
  • Curling position sliding with a block

Moleskin: Take your life to 11, not just physical pursuits but also the delicate parts of life. A while back I realized that when my 2.0 gives me a hug that I would always pull away first, I started making a conscious effort to always hold him until he let go and it has changed our relationship in a great way. Always look for ways to lean into your relationships and responsibilities in life, take them to 11.