A little side to side

Inner thighs fighting outer thighs for equality? Ever have such a problem that you wonder how on earth you are still capable of walking much less standing at all?

Well, balanced output for your hips, legs, and glutes takes some doing to execute, and good old fashioned fortitude to see it through . Deep breath after deep breath you see all the sweat dripping off your head, face, and arms when you’re working hard and burning your legs in the process. It pays off!

A side to side lunge is what some people love, and other just dread! I can’t is something I really am not willing to hear much less have anyone believe about what they’re truly capable of. You have potential, and it may not mean performing the side to side lunge (Cossack) as prescribed yet, but you will get it just like performing a pistol (one leg squat). It takes time and plenty of practice.

For today, we’re giving you that practice, so take that big breath and let’s grind this bad boy! To make it interesting you’ll be wearing your ruck!

Yes! Oh, you’re welcome!

Today at Mayfair Park, Westchester, IL

Rucks – 15/20# dry

Soccer field

Run 1 x lap around field

  • 50m inch worms
  • 50 x burpee
  • 50m crab walk
  • 50 x cossacks
  • 50m lunges
  • 50m bear crawl
  • 50 x push ups

Run 1 x lap around field

Be willing to be uncomfortable, and determined to see it through!

Magister Nosce!

There is sand inside!

It’s inside my socks, shorts, ears, gloves, shirt and mouth!

Yet, we had a blast today for the R.E.D. Friday WOD at Roos recreational field in Forest Park. Have you tried cleaning a gnarly, sandy and beat up 50 lb sandbag? Well Gil and I got it done. I personally have to say it gives hard upper cuts to the chin if you let it.

Swings and animal crawls (bear/crab) are no joke when you try to catch your breath. Good thing it was a short workout. (Right!)

As time went by we gave each other some key pick me ups, and expletives heard on the video – RuFF page.

Thank God it wasn’t humid, otherwise all of that sand would’ve stuck to ‘everything’! That sandbag though! I need a better shell for the sandbag insert. It was tough to grip for the clean, and it began to rip from the start of the workout. Fun!

Any kB swings wearing a vest will burn the inside of the forearms due to the arms running the vest on the bottom of the swing portion. So, just suck it up and keep moving. There are ointments, two Advil’s and hydration for that once you’re done. πŸ˜‰

Truly a great time had sweating, hurting, muscles screaming, and gasping for air for a R.E.D. Friday!

We Honor You!

Magister Nosce!

Mi A Gi

RED Friday – Elmo style
We’re Glossy!
Have to roll it out otherwise I’m gonna hurt!
Grunt Style – OG Infidel
GoRuck- GR1
Over πŸ’― lb – good thing it was just one rep

R.E.D. Friday 8/03/18

Today we Honor the Fallen!

Wear your RED!

We’re at Forest Park Park District, Forest Park. Join us!

Be ready to give it your all for those that gave the ultimate gift for you and I.

Vest 20/15#

  • Workout is at the volleyball court

(Taking turns on sandbag to reach 100 reps)

  • 100 x sb clean (50# sb)
  • 60 ft x kb high crawl and drag
  • 100 x kb swings (R)
  • 60 ft x bear crawl
  • 60 ft x crab walk
  • 100 x flutter kicks
  • 100 x mountain climbers
  • 30 x kb snatches
  • 30 x renegade rows
  • 60 ft x lunges

(59 ft is court regulation length) + 1 foot 😜

No vest? I can bring one for you

  • Remember
  • Everyone
  • Deployed

What the Ruck!

Rucks On! Yeah baby! We’ve molded our bodies the way we want to live. Resilient, tough, strong, enduring…. not abrasive, or weak. We train the way we’d love to see others train, hard, and determined.

Today we meet at Roos Field within FPPD, Forest Park, IL. Ever wonder what it’s like to get a tough workout under your belt, and immediately wonder how you got through it? If you haven’t then it’s about time you join us weekly, or daily to train with us. ( sales pitch). Did it work?

For today we have a special (not really) workout just for you…

Rucks On!20/30#

  • 50 x RDL
  • 100 x lunges
  • 50 x sit ups
  • 100 x step ups
  • 50 x push ups
  • 100 x flutter kicks
  • 50 x mtn climbers / leg

I shake my head…

When the heat gets to you during the workouts you slow down just enough to keep feet moving forward. Head down looking up once in a while wearing your weighted ruck/vest, or nothing at all.

Humidity is the death nail. It sucks the living breath out of you. I don’t know why that would even be an issue. Yet, sucking air through a wet towel may be easier. I just don’t get it. Do you? Heck, treading water while running with load on your back is what makes this event more entertaining.

Not for you doing it (unless you laugh and lose some sense of sanity), but more from the onlookers scratching their heads as they drive by and shake their heads while smoking their vapes/cigs or sipping on their froufrou drinks.

Heck there are times I have to check my sanity as I program the workouts way ahead of time and visualize them being performed and have time after time shake my head and asked – dude you’re gonna do this to them? I’ll bob my head and reply thinking I’ll do this with them and try my hardest to push even harder, and faster to finish wiped out every time.

Give it your all every time. No slack given, no slack taken. I understand getting after these workouts can be daunting for the uninitiated. There will be a scaled version for them every workout. However, scaling after you’ve been here for a month and not taken the step forward to do something as prescribed (Rx) means you’re gonna get motivated to give a little more, and get more ‘suck’ out of the workout (wod).

I began this rucking/fitness outdoors endeavor in April of this year. My own business, making a difference in people’s lives one day at a time utilizing BodyWeight, kettlebells, hills, benches, stairs, rucks, and everything else to make you a better human being.

Here’s to making you a stronger, healthier being. Hop down for an hour in the am with us at the RuFF Hill. Great workouts, very entertaining, challenging and you’ll see results.

You want to see results? Show up, learn, do the work. Simple? Nope. Doable? Yup. Nutrition needs to be priority so get on it. Everything else will follow.

Hope to see you with us soon.

Here looking at my hat you can clearly see it’s darker on top than the bill since I’ve sweat so much during the wod.

I had just put away all of the gear and still so out of breath I had to pause and try to catch some more air. Of course, Selene just basically looks the same from start to finish. Eric and I definitely look like we feel.