Well, Christmas is upon us, so it was time for our Annual Christmas Eve Convergence. This year it was held on Dec. 23 due to the fact that Christmas Eve was on a Sunday. We held this year’s Convergence at The Patriot AO at Winthrop Coliseum. We also had three different WO options: Regular Boot Camp, Ruck WOD, and a Black Diamond Workout. We had 85 PAX from at least 4 different regions: Rock Hill, York, Lancaster, The Falls (and maybe more).
Thank you first to Slow Pitch for organizing the PreRuns and to Van Damme for organizing the PreRuck. You two were a huge help to make the Convergence a success.
I want to give a special thanks to Jelly, Penny Pincher, Slow Pitch, Catfish, and PCH for being willing to lead the workout today. Without you, this Convergence would not have been possible.
This Convergence also came with a Challenge to all PAX to contact at least two Kotters and invite them to attend. Kotters to all who decided to return to be with us this morning.
We also had 2 FNGs decide to take the red pill and remove from the fartsack to post. Welcome Toot Toot & Gridlock. Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you again real soon.
Thank you to Ponytail and to Chuckie for leading the COT, the most important part of an F3 Workout.
Thank you Padeye for organizing the 2nd F at Anna J’s after the Convergence. We all enjoyed the food and fellowship.
Thank you Popeye for taking photos during our time together.
Thank you to the rest of you for showing up and making this Convergence what it was. It would not have been possible without you.
After the PreRuckers, PreRunners and the rest of the PAX arrived at the COP, YHC began the morning with the following exercises:
Side Straddle Hops (IC) and 10 Burpees OYO.
We then broke up into the separate workout groups and split up until the COT. Below is an overview of each workout:
12 Days of Christmas PATHFINDER Ruck Workout
Performed like the song . . . last round was a 12-1 ladder of holiday cheer!
1st Day-1 100 yard dash
2nd Day-2 Standing Lunges
3rd Day-3 Sumo Squats
4th Day-4 Flutter Kicks
5th Day-5 Golden Burpees
6th Day-6 Jump Squats
7th Day-7 Ruck Thrusters
8th Day-8 Count Body Builders
9th Day-9 Lunges Backwards
10th Day-10 Biceps Curls
11th Day-11 Merkins
12th Day-12 Overhead Squats
REGULAR BOOTCAMP-Jelly & PCH
***Group was split, half with Jelly for 30 mins and half with PCH for 30 mins switching groups at the halfway mark:
Jelly’s 30 mins of fun:
All the men circled up, goal was to keep 2 PAX running with the parachutes at all times while the rest of the circle did an exercise (all exercises done in cadence)
-1st exercise = Plank Circle of Fire (everyone in moving around in the circle remaining in plank position)
-2nd Exercise = Squat Jump Circles (squat with a right lateral jump essential jumping to the right after a squat remaining in a circle)
3rd Exercise = Grave Escapes (Modified grave digger, PAX do a merkin followed by raising their right arm straight forward then the left)
***At this point the men reminded me that this wasn’t the diamond workout.
-4th Exercise = Lindsey Vonn’s (right leg only squat, left leg only squat, regular squat jump spinning around backwards, regular squat jump spinning back to starting position)
-5th Exercise = Rowing Canoes (canoe position to boat position, spread knees out and back in remaining in boat position, back to canoe)
-6th Exercise = Super Heel Touches (heel touches with butt off the ground, and while one foot touches heel the other hand is raised above head)
-7th Exercise = Scuba Steve’s (laying face down, going from feet and arms straight up and down to spread wide)
-8th Exercise = Peter Cotton Tails (2 forward hops, squat to touch ground, 2 hops back, squat touch ground)
-9th Exercise = Super Mountain Climbers (2 mountain climbers standing up into a high knee raise, repeating rotating knees)
– 10 Count
– Mosey around parking lot back to circle up
-10th Exercise = Merkin
-11th Exercise = Lowe Slow Squats
-12th Exercise = LBC’S
-13th Exercise = Dying Cochroach
-14th Exercise = 6inches/45°/90°
Met back up for stretching before COT
-cherry pickers, honeymooners, right over left, left over right
PCH’s 30 mins of fun:
BLACK DIAMOND BOOTCAMP-Penny Pincher
Ran over in front of the Coliseum where Penny Pincher had logs placed in a circle. Performed the following exercises with the logs (If a log was dropped, the person who dropped it had to do 5 Burpees):
Log curls X 25 reps
Imperial walker X 20 IC
High knee X 30 IC
Burpee to log curls X 10 reps
Log crawl over to push up X 15 reps
Lung with twist left to right X 10 reps each leg
Burpee to log curls X 10 reps
High knee X 30 IC
We then performed an Indian Run around the parking lot with the logs in tow. Put the logs down and ran to the other side of the Coliseum where Penny Pincher had tires stashed. We performed the following exercises with the same rules as above:
Tire sled X 4 laps
Compass drill X 10 IC
Standing American hammers X 20 reps both sides
Squat to overhead press X 20 reps
Tire slam SX 15 reps
Monkey jumps X 30 IC
Lungs x 25 reps both legs
Tire slam X 15 reps
Burpee/ squat to over X 10 reps
Circular Hand crawl (around tire) X 3 reps
PCH & Jelly finished the Workout with a short cool down. Popeye led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. We all said Merry Christmas to Bourne who is serving in Afganistan. The donation from the PAX to Primetime was shared.
Ponytail shared some words of wisdom (See Below) and Chuckie ended the morning with our Prayer.
Ponytail shared his appreciation for all who were in attendance. He also reminded us of what Christmas is truly about. He then mentioned that we should all set a goal for the next year and do your best to achieve it, with the help of others and SkyQ.
He then shared the following: Rules for Kicking Butt in Life
- See Failure as the beginning, not the end.
- If you don’t get after it, you won’t get it.
- Always do more than is expected of you.
- Teach others what you know.
NMM from YHC
It was a blessing and an honor to share this experience with my F3 brothers. Now, spend time with you family and friends over the Christmas days. Remember, your presence is the best gift you can give! Be the High Impact Male you have been created to be!