We Talkin bout Practice!

AO: The Hooch

When: 2024-01-31

QIC: BallBoy

PAX (24): BallBoy, Birdie, Boomer, Chesapeake, Flo, Half-Dozen, Humperdinck, Maguire, Matthew Scott, McCracken, Meatball, Octane, Pigtails, Popper (Dan Richard), Potter (Matt Rowand), PuffDaddy, Saint2O, Scrooge, Splinter, Sunshine, TURK, Zazu, Zima, Zohan


College basketball season is in full swing so YHC had planned a bball practice inspired beatdown. Unfortunately for the team, my Tarheels decided to lose a nail-biter the night before to the local high school team (or something like that) ;). Thus practice took a turn towards the punitive, to get us all ready for the Blue Devils on Saturday. YHC definitely needs strength for that one.


We moseyed around the parking lot to the bakery where the first drill began... Zig Zag parking lot line running for two rounds before circling up for some warm up exercises:
  • Weed pickers
  • Windmills
  • Arm circles
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Tempo Mercans

The Thang:

The PAX moseyed across the street to the church parking lot where Coach BallBoy called for Sweet Sixteens: - Run curb to curb across the width of the lot, starting with 16 Derkins on one side, 16 Squats on the other. - Repeat and decrease reps by one each time. Many finished, some did not but all got stronger and we moved on. Short mosey to another section of the lot traditionally reserved for Four Corners, also the name of a popular time-management technique of the late, great UNC Coach Dean Smith. Here the PAX would strengthen their cores with an easy acronym of exercises for each corner:
  • 25  B ig Boy Situps (Rd1), Box Cutters (Rd2)
  • 25  A merican Hammers (alpha)
  • 25  L BCs (4-count)
  • 25s L ow Plank
After 2 rounds the PAX moseyed back toward the flag, not disregarding the Lunge Lot, and lining up in the parking lot for the last punishment, er, opportunity to get stronger. Coach called for Burpee Suicides:
  • Start with 25 Bobby Hurleys (gotta get in the Beat Dook mindset)
  • Run 1 parking lot line, 5 Burpees, Bernie back to start
  • Next, 2 parking lot lines, repeat 5 Burpees and Bernie back
  • Continue to 5 parking lot lines, or until time was called
Quick mosey back to the flag for Name-O-Rama and COT


Prayers for several moms who are sick or hurting and the families around them, family who lost son in tree-trimming accident at the church, and Maguire's aunt's cancer progression.  Upcoming Polar Plunge (Saturday) and Hillseeker events.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

I mean, did you really think I would take it easy on you if my team won anyways?

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