Feels more like…..

The forecast last. Igbo made it sound like everyone should be wearing more than usual because the weather turned downward and things were frozen quickly.

Well it is Chicago after all. Today after a thorough warm up, we tucked up and briskly walked fast to Barrie Park once more. Not feeling the cold since we were warm to begin with, but beginning to breath a little heavier since the rucks a few of us wore were on the heavy side.

We had the soccer field lapped then began a pyramid up and down worth of exercises to contend with so we were not going to feel the cold.

Ever been outside when it’s so cold everything coming out of your nose or mouth steams up? Well with my beard, it did just that plus froze on my face. I was wondering why my beard felt stiff during the Bear crawl ruck drag.

We had a chance to teach the loaded crab walk, loaded Cossack and we ran with the rucks also. Pretty darn fun, except them tri’s were burning up a storm!Today felt like this:

Cold? What’s that?

We had fun, and our new inductees Eleni, and Sarah had a blast. They learned a few new things today and they’re coming back for more.

Hope to see you out there with us soon.

Who ran up, and fell down the hill?

Run! Get your arms swinging fast, and get your butt up that hill! You have things to do in between, and get them done correctly and fast!

So, which one do I want you to do? How about all of it correctly? Oh, by the way wear your ruck. The weight should be 20~30# men, 10~20# women.

Rucks On!

Hill x 2

  • 20 x push ups
  • 30 x Mountain climbers
  • Hill x 2
    • 20 x oh lunges
    • 30 x flutter kicks / leg
  • Hill – ruck drag up, OH carry down
  • Hill run down
    • 20 x thrusters
    • 30 x knee to elbow

    Never forget

    We as a nation rally around a few things corporally like Sports teams, Bands, and Holidays. What amazes me is the love we have for those that serve and have served in the service of our country.

    Selfless in their decision to sacrifice so much, and at times give their all. Every Friday we Honor individually the Hero who’s given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

    We wear our RED shirts (Remember Everyone Deployed). We wear it with pride, and get our WOD on knowing who we are sweating for, and especially Why we do it.

    Today we find ourselves at the Hill in Westchester woods.

    RED Friday- Hero WOD

    5 rounds with rucks

    • 10 x ruck thrusters
    • 20 x mb wb
    • 40 x kb cleans

    Wear your R.E.D.

    Dive bomber it’s not

    This upper body movement we’ll be kicking off our week with is none other than a Hindu push up. It resembles similar exercise called the dive bomber.

    On the video here shows the Hindu push up first then immediately goes into the Dive bomber. Pay close attention to the arms on both movements.

    You’ll need your rucks for this workout. Weigh it dry without water and make sure it’s 15(W)/20(M) lb

    Today at the Hill

    Ruck -15/20 lb

    600m ruck (benches)

    • 50 x Hindu push ups (no ruck)

    600m ruck (hill)

    • 50 x step ups
    • 50 x ruck thrusters

    400m kb carry w/ruck

    • 50 x superman (no ruck)
    • 100 x flutter kicks