Defiance: Roll of the Dice

Four guys came out for the Wednesday workout in Tacoma. Matlock, Bivy, DDT and Lunger (Q).

After warmups of SSH, Mericans and a 400m mosey, the workout began.

The pax picked six exercises (Q had discretion to remove any): Mericans, dips, Russian twists, accordians, squats and burpees. The Q rolls a pair of dice. The number rolled x 10 is the reps for the selected workout. For example, we did burpees first. A six was rolled so we did 60. Then there were 40, four- count Russian twists. Go through the list – twice.

The looks on Bivy and Matlock’s faces was priceless when they realized how the workout operated and they had picked burpees. DDT knew what was what because this was inspired from a ruck we did in May.

A good workout. Everyone was tired and ready for dinner.

Defiance visits Wright Park

Defiance came to Wright Park for a workout that made men better.

PAX: Frenchy, Lunger (Q), Chief!, Bivvie, DDT, Smelter and FNG Matlock

After warmups from Frenchy everyone grabbed a weight of some sort – sandbags, a bag of battle rope or a 30# slam ball. Run the perimeter of the park with the coupons stopping along the way to do stuff like pull-ups, dips, situps, bear crawl up a hill and dragging the sandbag.

Finished with sprints, bear crawls and duck walk on the baseballba court.

A little merlot was splashed.

Lunger gave a history lesson about the park during the workout. #historyiscool.

Breakfast at Hob Nob. Good work men!

Tour de Pt. Defiance

A very wet Wednesday night Defiance workout included a guest from Kirkland! AC/DC was in Grit City for work and joined us. The Pax: AC/DC, Frenchy, Linus, Lunger (Q) and DDT.

The Q decided to run the group to different “sites” around the park and share history and facts about the park between workouts. Now you get to experience this momentous event.

SSH, StormTroopers and 400m run

The Thang
Park fact: Pt. Defiance is 760 acres – around 80 acres smaller than Central Park
At the statue of our Patron Saint Francis Cushman dips and squats – 30 each
Mosey to the tennis courts
Park fact: Pt. Defiance was originally a military installation in the 1840s
Four Corners: 10 burpees, crab walk to corner 2, then 20 Mericans, Bear crawl to corner 3, 30 lunges, then broad jumps to corner 4, rather than do 40 Russian Twists at the court in the wet we moseyed to the Pagoda and did the twists under the eave.
Park fact: There is an old growth forest in the park including a 450-year-old Doug Fir.
Sides and ends: Sprint the sides of the pagoda, burpee broad jump the ends, do that three times
Mosey to the playground
Park fact: Electric street cars used to bring people to the park in the early 20th century.
Pullups – 5 reps x 3
Step ups – 20 x 3
Mosey to the rose garden
Park fact: Grover Cleveland approved the creation of the park in the 1880s.
A bunch of push ups: incline, decline, regular
Mosey to the flag
Park fact: 3.1 million visitors come to the park each year
Sandbag carries! to the big-ass tree at the other end of the grassy area
Do some ab stuff there (Q is getting tired at this point).
Overhead SB carry back to flag.

Frenchy had great words about getting affirmation and encouragement from someone who you truly respect or has a formative role in your life.

Retired to Coles for food and drink.
Thanks to AC/DC for coming out! We like to show Defiance off to our brothers up north. It’s a short drive down the road. Join us!