School is out for summer, which means Bushwood season is back!
This seasonal craft AO nestled in the Johns Creek subregion of Alpha is a summertime favorite for PAX that like the extra cross-training aspect of getting run, bootcamp, and swim concentrated in the same morning, at a bit more forgiving start time of 6am (pre-run 5:30).
3 pre-runners and 4 total PAX posted for the beatdown. A 5th surprised us by dropping in after Q-ing The Bridge and took the above photo.
SSH, WP, IW, IYT (renamed Cow Milkers by Tenderfoot), T-Rotations, Mosey up and around clubhouse.
Gather at the tennis court viewing bleachers for 10 apiece OYO: Derkins, Bulgarian Split Squats (10 each leg), Dips.
Thang 1: Tennis
We have seldom used the tennis courts for our Bushwood beatdowns, but that changed this morning. Flo and I pay way too much in HOA dues to not incorporate this great feature.
Thang 1.1: Agassi’s:
Agassi’s are listed in the F3 Exicon as Tennis court suicides. We did them across two courts
Start with 1 hand-clap merkin at the baseline of court 1
Suicide to each horizontal line and back, incrementing the hand-clap merkin count by 1 rep each return to the baseline.
We worked up to 10 reps on the final return to baseline. The PAX modified to regular merkins around the 8th suicide
Thang 1.2: Bobby Hurley Shuffles
PAX remained in wide squat position this whole routine
Start at bottom left corner of the four tennis courts with 1 Bobby Hurley
Side shuffle to opposite corner of same court and do 2 Bobby Hurleys
Side shuffle to next corner for 3 Bobby Hurleys
Continue zig-zagging our way via side shuffles to each corner of each of the four courts, incrementing Bobby Hurleys by 1 rep each time, until we reached 10 reps at the final corner.
Thang 2: Swim
We transitioned to the pool, doffed shirts and donned goggles.
Thang 2.1: 4-corners x 11’s
To avoid a logjam, each PAX started at a different corner of the swim lane portion of the pool
PAX conducted an 11’s of merkins and sumo squats, swimming in clockwise direction from corner to corner
At each corner, exit the pool to do the reps, decrementing merkins by 1 and incrementing sumo squats by 1 at each stop.
Thang 2.2: Grinder
At any given time, someone is doing:
AMRAP LBC’s on one side of the pool
AMRAP Freddie Mercuries on the other side
Swimming from one side to the other
With 4 PAX to occupy 3 stations at any given time, Tenderfoot and I paired up for our work.
Tenderfoot now has a renewed understanding of Grinders.
Thang 2.3: Tread Water
With our remaining time, the PAX treaded water in the diving section, alternating hands raised vs lowered every 10 seconds
The Bushwood PAX were delighted to have a visit from Birdie during Thang 2.3 and the COT.
Murph Monday 5/29 at 7am at Bridge / Meathouse. Do not come to Hooch as it is closed.
Praises for completion of 8th grade for Flo’s 2.0.
Prayers for margin for all PAX, and for healing from a month of illness passing from person-to-person in YHC’s household.
Super-stoked to get stronger by land and by sea with the PAX this summer. Good work by those who posted. To those that did not: come on in, the water’s fine. The Bushwood Q sheet is also open, so grab you a spot.