A full body workout on the “Lawn of Yawns” (so named, just now, by YHC) & 60/70’s British rock on the playlist, this was a standard 7 of diamonds with a few combination exercises (see Exicon for detail) to keep it fresh.
Mosey around the amphitheater followed by SSH’s, Windmills, Weedpickers, Hillbillies, Arm Circles and COVIDs. Mosey to the “Lawn of Yawns”.
First, use cones to create a baseball diamond. 30 paces between cones, a few headlamps to light the cones. Start at home plate. Next, a brief demo of unfamiliar exercises & explanation, followed by a single rep in unison for familiarity.
The 7 of Diamonds is a series of different exercises, each count repeated at each base as we round the bases 7 times. The exercise changes, and the counts change, with each time around.
1st round: Absolutions x 7
2nd round: Captain Thor x 14
3rd round: Imperial Squat Walker (Single-Count) x 21
4th round: Side Straddle Hop x 28
5th round: Merkins (vary hands positions per base) x 21
6th round: Lunges (Single-Count) x 14
7th round: Burpees x 7
YHC gave instruction for the last 4 at a base to proceed in order to keep the group tight. AKA “The Final Four Catch Up”
Ended with a few rounds of Mary.
Prayers for sane & safe conference travel for Feathers and Flo; speedy recovery and acceptance of age limitations for all of us; Safe travel for my family this weekend.
Thankful for the chance to lead and for these awesome men- may we continue to encourage each other to be better husbands, fathers, men, and leaders in our community.