Archives: Wreck Center – Oak Park (Wed) 5/13

Date: Wednesday May 13, 2020

Time: 05:30

Location: Wreck Center – Oak Park




Numbers are growing, competition on the horizon, and another opportunity to #getbetter tomorrow am. YHC is still mulling over plans for tomorrow’s work. See you in the gloom!


6 pax entered the arena this morning ready to put in some work. The lengthening of the Shelter in Place Order to June 1, plus the desire and understanding that at some point we all must begin slowly returning to normalcy has brought more pax back into the gloom. Seeing these men has been a big boost in the arm for YHC and the hope for seeing more pax return soon helps keep the hope alive even as our expectations of spring in Chicago continue to be pushed aside.

Conditions: 45ish, sun shining, blue skies

The Thang:

Warm up… 25 SSH IC, 20 Imperial Walkers IC, 15 Abe Vigoda Fwd IC, 15 Abe Vigoda bkwd IC, 15 Seal Claps IC, 15 Overhead Claps IC, 10 Mountain Climbers IC

Main Set 1…The Beast: Set up four cones each about 25 yards apart. Run from cone 1 to 2 perform 6 reps of an exercise, then 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 3, etc

Rd 1…Sphinx push up

Rd 2…Squats

Rd 3…Bottom Burpees

Rd 4…Merkins

Rd 5…Squat Jumps

Rd 6…Burpees

Main Set 2…10 min Amrap (As many rounds as possible)

Suicide (using cones already set up)

20 lunges (each leg)

25 merkins

30 American Hammers (R+L =1)

Most pax completed 2 rounds plus, YHC got to the AH on round 3, Larry Birds Cutter and Bronco were on to Rd 4 when time was called

Main set 3…10 min AMRAP

10 inchworms (crowd pleaser)

15 Big Boy Sit Ups

20 Carolina Dry Docks

25 Calf raises

Most pax completed 4 rounds…YHC got to the CDD on round 5, Cutter may have started the inchworms on round 6


Moleskin: Lots to be excited about in Oak Park. Pax are beginning to reemerge from shelter in place, Spring may actually be here (finally), a little team competition on the horizon, and the opportunity to grow F3 in Oak Park by leaps and bounds this summer. The pax in OP were on the cusp of an explosion before the SIPO came along, Bouche Monday had just taken hold, and Saturday beat downs were just around the corner. The SIPO actually pushed the pax of Oak Park to add Saturday to the schedule instead of heading downtown and kept 4 days a week going these past 9 weeks despite only three regular commits. T-Claps to Kodak and Bronco for continuing to post everyday and giving YHC the motivation to continue to show up as well.

As is written in Ecclesiastes Chapter 4 verses 8-12: “There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. ‘For whom am I toiling’ he asked ‘and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?’ This too is meaningless – a miserable business! Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. But a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Thanks to Kodak and Bronco for keeping the F3 Oak Park cord of three alive for these past 9 weeks. Had there been only two, our strength may not have carried us on, but our cord of three has sustained the storm and Oak Park will be better for it.



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