08/07/2021 - grove - Hodge Podge

AO: The Grove

When: 08/07/2021

QIC: Shrinky Dink


Number of Pax: 6

Number of FNGS: 0

Pax Names:

Namaste, Spartan, Bourbon, Birdie, Partly Cloudy, and me, Shrinky Dink


Having just Q’d at foxtrot on Thursday, I decided to search the Lexicon and see what I could find. I decided to choose things I don’t think I’ve ever done or haven’t done in a long while. Sounds like Straight Shooter and I had similar ideas for these Saturday Qs (hers at foxtrot and mine here at the grove). So we warmed up with some arm circles, some stretches, and then continued the warm up with Ascending Curb Crawls. I had planned or us to work up to 10, but by the count of 5 we were quite warm and sweaty. For those who don’t yet know, these exercise routine is where you bear crawl from one curb on one side of the street to the other and then put your feet up on the curb (keep hands on the pavement) and do a push up. Then you crawl to the other side and do the same thing but your rep count is now 2. Then you crawl back and do three push ups, then crawl back and do 4, and so on. I encouraged us to stop at 5 given what else I had planned.

The Thang

Our first routine was a Ring of Fire WAVE song challenge. In the lexicon it says to use Bootylicious for this so we did. We started in squat position and then the first person (me) dropped into a plank, then the next person dropped to plank as quickly as she could, and so on around the circle. When it got back to me I jumped up into squat position again and then that went around the circle until all were squatting. Then back to plank position and so on until the song was over. We all agreed this was a good one.

Next up I had us do a round of BLIMPS. This one starts with 5 burpees, then 10 lunges (we did sets), then 15 imperial walkers (we did sets), then 20 merkins (pushups), then 25 plank jacks, and finishes with 30 squats. We then went back down the list in reverse order.

We then moved on to Quarter Planks – this routine starts with 15 second plank and a fast switch to complete 15 reps of an exercise. Then 30 second plank and fast switch to 30 reps of an exercise, then 45 seconds/45 reps, and finishes with 60 seconds plank and 60 reps.

For the exercises, it went as follows: 15 snow angels, 30 LBCs, 45 bicycles (singles), and 60 flutter kicks (singles). We then went back down in reverse but we did not repeat 60.

The final thing I had planned was an EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) routine. This is a timed routine with 1 minute segments, but no stopping in between. There are 10 different exercises and you do each for 20 reps; if you finish the reps before the minutes is up you get extra rest. If you don’t finish them then you stop at whatever # you’re at when the minute is up and move on to the next exercise on the list. HEre are the exercises I chose:

Overhead Press, curtsy lunges (sets), star jumps, deadbug sets, tricep kickbacks, step up sets, shoulder tap sets, cross leg crunches sets, jumping jacks, and then finally hillbillies sets.

Once we got through the EMOM, we took a lap, and then came back and did a round of Bag of Abs and the exercises included 20 In&Outs, 20 BGSUs, 15 Bourbons, 30 Russian twists, 20 seated windshield wipers, and then 20 leg lifts.

I anticipated there being a lot more mumble chatter than actually occurred. Perhaps it will come tomorrow when the reality of all that we did hits our muscles. Thanks for joining me ladies!


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