• When: 2017-11-07
  • QIC: Bellhop
  • The PAX: Neckbrace, Pothole, Phonebooth, EZ, Coppertone, Turkey Burger, Boxwine, Buddy Love, Arrears, Big Blue, Gerrymander, Faulkner, Bumblebee, Moose, Fools Gold, Kitty Litter, Chubs, Lumbergh, Soft Toss, Laettner, Bellhop

The “Neckbrace” Debuts at Depot

21 pax appeared at Depot for their introduction to “The Neckbrace.”  Neckbrace, a former soccer star in his youth, is a runner.  To that end, this workout featured a lot of running on a soccer field with some old fashioned beat down sprinkled in.

Welcome and Disclaimer


After last Friday’s injuries during football, YHC suggested we lead off with some stretching.  The attempt was made to do so; however, there was enough squawking about it that we went on to some traditional COP exercises.  Don’t blame YHC when you blow out your hammy.

SSH (x25)

Imperial Walkers (x20)

TTT (a Neckbrace favorite) (x15)

Mosey to the Big Soccer Field

The Thang

At the big soccer field (which was lit!), after a brief talk about Stoicism and the importance of “sucking it up” (i.e., not complaining), line up in a row on the left side parallel with the goal.

Suicides, using 4 different lines all the way out to midfield and back.

Then, 5 sets of exercises using the entire length of the field. OYO, but staying together from exercise to exercise (i.e., not racing from exercise to exercise OYO), 100 reps total, but doing 25 reps at each end.

  • Merkins
  • Big Boys
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Squats
  • Monkey Humpers/Flutter Kicks (you pick – YHC gives the people what they want.

Total mileage: 1.4 miles

Wrap up with another Neckbrace favorite: Tunnel of Love, starting at right side goal line to midfield-ish.  This was new to some of the pax and there was varying degrees of “love” for this evolution.

Mosey back to the Shovel Flag.  Really good effort at this workout. GySgt Pothole does note, however, that “*some people* need to pay attention to form.”  Noted.