Maverick Soars With Eagles

A Tater Q is like watching a professional athlete while drinking beer — magnificent.

Today, like Bobby Fischer, I came out of hiding to put on a display of excellence in the form of a Q.

 

YHC showed up to administer the Bleep Test – A great opporunity for the pax to benchmark their performance and develop stronger lungs. YHC's lungs are pretty strong and his mumblechatter is a great example of how improved lung capacity sounds.

Maverick likes to visit GrandStrand AO during the Summers and picked up this workout from F3 Pedro.  If you ever get a chance to meet him, he’s the guy that drove up with his M and stayed at the Mantissa Hotel to run the Fox.

During my visit he dedicated the Bleep Test, a VO2 Recovery test, or shuttle test, to his classmate that was KIA, Rat CPT Shawn Hogan (USA). That day we did a modified workout called “The Hogan” named in his honor.

 

The true “Hogan” is as follows: 5 mile run completed as follows: Run 5 minute intervals – at the end of every 5 minute interval, stop and do 50 merkins and 50 squats. Rinse and Repeat until 5 miles is complete.

Conditions:

63 Degrees
47% humidity

The Thang:

Warm Up

Two laps for a mosey and stretching.  That's right. Stretching.  I know what you're thinking but I promise you are about to feel like you inhaled lighter fluid and the Q is about to strike a match.

“THE Bleep Test”– The test involves running continuously between two points that are 20 meters apart from side to side. The runs were synchronized with a smartphone application that played beeps at set intervals. As the test proceeded, the interval between each successive beep decreased, forcing the PAX to increase their speed over the course of the test, until it was impossible to keep in sync with the recording. It’s a wonderful way benchmark because there are no variables (Meaning you can’t cheat.) It’s also

It’s a wonderful way benchmark because there are no variables (Meaning you can’t cheat.) It’s also a great workout because it’s so different than anything the Pax is used to.

The PAX that fell out of the bleep test did the following workout until a bleep test winner was crowned: Planks, laps, burpees, or Merkins.

  • Results: 13.2 YoYo1 Bleep Score / Distance: 1.69 Miles / Time: 21:44 total

Devo:

YHC laid down some thoughts about complacency.  Don't be like me, be better than me. We all go through slumps in F3 and starting back over is hard.  Encourage your brothers and keep them in at all costs.

Today Windows got the Farsight Rock.

It was great to be back with the Farsight Pax. T-Claps to Divac for leading and bringing YHC to Q.

Live each day like it may be the last, leave it all on the field, Be third often, Pay it forward, spread F3 to the Sad Clowns, and work your hardest to please the Maker.

12 Farsight Pax got better today and learned that we are all complacent at times.

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Maverick’s Magnificent Return to the Clinic to End 2016

A Tater Q is like the Magical Unicorn.  Both are real, but you might live a lifetime without seeing one.  

Today, I returned home to the Clinic to see my many FNG Children doing well and putting in the hard work.

Yes, the likes of Bowtie, Chainsaw, and Benchwarmer are branches on the family tree in the House of Tater.  Like any good Q, I tested no less that 45 pax to invite them to step up to the challenge.  Klinger once called the Tater out for being scared of a Klinger Curahee Q, So I immediately returned the favor, and like any scared little boy, he failed to show. Krispy Kreme, Backdraft, Miniature-Stallion and most of the other WarZone, Farsight, SubStation Pax all declined to step up.

Enough about the weak, moving on to the strong.

Maverick likes to visit GrandStrand AO during the Summers and picked up a great little benchmark workout from F3 Pedro.  If you ever get a chance to meet him, he's the guy that drove up with his M and stayed at the Mantissa Hotel to run the Fox.

During my visit he dedicated the Bleep Test, a VO2 Recovery test, or shuttle test, to his classmate that was KIA, Rat CPT Shawn Hogan (USA). That day we did a modified workout called “The Hogan” named in his honor.

 

The true “Hogan” is as follows: 5 mile run completed as follows: Run 5 minute intervals – at the end of every 5 minute interval, stop and do 50 merkins and 50 squats. Rinse and Repeat until 5 miles is complete.

Conditions:

62 Degrees
42% humidity

The Thang:

Warm Up

Benchwarmer (Who we affectionately call BadAss) being the solid leader that he is, helped YHC by starting the warmup.  YHC quickly took over and gave the disclaimer -- "I may look like a professional in these tights, but I assure you I still have a year of eligibility left for the NCAA."
Forward Pennington's – 20x IC
Reverse Pennington's – 20x IC
Windmills with a Holding Stretch – 20x IC

*Mosey over to the parking lot for a two lap stroll.

20 M Bear Crawls – Down and back
20 M Lunges -- Down and back
Rinse and repeat with switching to reverse bear crawls because someone was smarter than the Q.

“THE Bleep Test”- The test involves running continuously between two points that are 20 meters apart from side to side. The runs were synchronized with a smart phone application that played beeps at set intervals. As the test proceeded, the interval between each successive beep decreased, forcing the PAX to increase their speed over the course of the test, until it was impossible to keep in sync with the recording. It's a wonderful way benchmark because there are no variables (Meaning you can't cheat.) It's also

It's a wonderful way benchmark because there are no variables (Meaning you can't cheat.) It's also a great workout because it's so different than anything the Pax is used to.

The PAX that fell out of the bleep test did the following workout until a bleep test winner was crowned: Planks, laps, burpees, or Merkins.

Being the solid leaders that Clinicians are, we all jumped in to help Bowtie push beyond being first.  He was done, spent, walking off -- until YHC pushed him to do one more -- We call this One More for David Coker.

YHC passed out two trophies:

  • Ass first, Bowtie.
  • Ass Last, Purdy Mouth.
  • Results: 13.2 YoYo1 Bleep Score / Distance: 1.69 Miles / Time: 21:44 total

Devo:

YHC laid down some thoughts about his profession.  Watching those that we love pass gently into the hands of the Great Sky Q.  After a great Act Like Men session with fellow Pax, Green Acres reminded YHC that we are only given today.

So YHC read a quote about living for ourselves, being genuine, and making the most of what God has given us.  It's a quote YHC read during his first Q shortly after Steve Jobs died.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

-- Steve Jobs, Visionary

Today EPO got his Clinic shirt, and the pax prayed for Garrett and Kat.

It was great to be back with the Clinic Pax.

Live each day like it may be the last, leave it all on the field, Be third often, Pay it forward, spread F3 to the Sad Clowns, and work your hardest to please the Maker.13 Clinicians got better today and learned that our time here on the big ball is short.

--And sometimes it is measured between the beeps.

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