12/06/2021 - Virtuosity - This Doesn’t Count

AO: Virtuosity

When: 12/06/2021


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: Backdraft, Bean Counter, Brother Bluto, Flutie Flakes, Frogger, Ozark, Sir Mix-A-Lot,

DR Names:

Number of FNGS:

FNG Names:

QIC: Bean Counter


Pre-Blast for an unofficial Pop-up Virtuosity, Monday 12/6 5:15am Central! Join me as I get back on the horse after an involuntary week off. This workout will be free. It will be open to all men. It will be held outdoors and led by your peer (YHC). I WILL end it with a Circle of Trust. We will warm up. Do some Thangs. Squeeze in some Mary. It will NOT count as an official post. All that being said, I hope you join me anyways. Bring your gloves and coupon. Mark off 25 yards. Hope to see you in the Virtual Gloom!

Cold outside! Windy! Doesn’t matter…beautiful morning to get after it with my brothers.

Principals and disclaimer recited. Let’s go!


Good Mornings IC x 10

Batwings IC x 10 (Arm Circles F, B, Seal Clap, OH Clap)

Hamstring Stretch – Left over Right 10 Sec, Right over Left 10 Sec

Quad Stretch – L / R 10 Sec each

High Plank – Calf Stretch, L / R 10 Sec each

Up Dog hold – 10 Sec

Down Dog Hold 10 Sec

Feet to hands, roll up, reach for sky.

SSH IC x 10

The Thang

Thang 1 – 3 Corners

Each round will consist of three sets of an exercise for a given amount of reps. In between sets, PAX will 1st shuffle out 25 yards and back facing the same way, 2nd Bernie Sanders 25 yards out and back, 3rd, run out 25 yards and back.

Round 1 – 5 Burpees

PAX do 5 burpees, shuffle out 25 yards and back, 5 burpees, Bernie Sanders 25 yards out and back, 5 burpees, run out 25 yards and back. SSH for the 6.

Round 2 – 10 Big Boys

Round 3 – 15 Irkins

Round 4 – 20 Coupon Curls

Round 5 – 15 Bobby Hurleys

Round 6 – 10 Skull Crushers

Round 7 – 5 Blockees

Thang 2 – I go, you go.

YHC did 2 Coupon Chest Press then held coupon in the air while PAX did 2 Coupon Chest Press as a group. PAX then held coupon in the air while YHC did 4 Coupon Chest Press … and so on up to 20 reps, then back down to 2. Total 200 chest press each.


All PAX in High Plank. When I call your name, flip and do 10 straight count LBCs. Went around the group.

Freddie Mercuries IC x 10

SLOW Freddie Mercuries IC x 5


Circle of Trust

Count-a-rama – 7

Announcements – Thank you for stepping up Sir Mix-A-Lot



We often talk about people having various peaks and valleys in life. I have been extremely lucky to not have had many valley’s lately. A lot of this is due to having an amazing family and support group. I generally try to stay positive and optimistic through most things thrown at me. I will admit though, this is somewhat of a valley right now. Most of you know that my M and I tested positive for covid last week. We had a couple of rough days but for the most part we are on the mend. Fairly mild experience. Unfortunately, though, both of our 2.0’s are now positive. This is something different and it scares me a bit. We are keeping a close eye on them. It appears so far that it is just a runny nose situation.

I’ve talked about this concept in the past, but the term “Character”…what does it mean? Growing up, especially with high school football, “Character” was often defined as “Who you are when no one is looking’. That means, doing the right thing when there is no one there to call you out or hold you accountable. Unfortunately for us, though not 100% confirmed, I am pretty sure a family member choose to show up to Thanksgiving even though they knew they shouldn’t. They knew they were sick or at the very least knew that they could be a carrier of the virus. No one called them out. Held them accountable. They showed their true character. And now here we are.

My message is simple. Do the right thing. Even if the right thing is not easy. Even if it sucks and you don’t want to do it. Show how strong your true “character” really is.

Naked Man Moleskin

Great to ‘get the band back together’ with a few of the usual suspects. The support that this group offers is immeasurable. Logging on today and having 6 other guys go through a voluntary and unofficial workout with me really meant a lot. I look forward to the next four days of pop-up Virtuosity Q’s!

Also, Fuck Covid.


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