Columbia – Hammer

One Last Time…

To my M’s great dislike, YHC has become a huge fan of the music for the musical Hamilton over the last few years, so much so that when we traveled to New York this summer to see it for the first time she was amazed and maybe a little embarrassed that I was singing every …

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Back in the Saddle Again

YHC made his highly anticipated return to Hammer after some time off for paternity leave. 16 PAX made their way out of the fartsack to join the fun. Everyone that came for some hills and running left disappointed, YHC was overdue for an old-fashioned full body beatdown. Conditions: 40 degrees and clear The Thang: Warmup- …

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Take a trip to AMRAP

YHC was honored to lead the PAX of #HAMMER today.  18 posted for a little HAMMER Block work.  YHC had heard about these blocks being overly heavy from all the Iron PAX Challenge block work, so why not find out for myself. Conditions:  Perfect Disclaimer…..and we’re off. Head out on a mosey down Briarfield all …

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Death and Taxes

It’s Tax Day! (for the extended people) Conditions – Perfect The Thang: Run down Briarfield to Trenholm and back stopping at each intersection to do 10 Burpees.  Total of 100 Burpees Jumping Clock Squats – do the number of jumping squats at each number on the clock.  Total 78 Jumping Squats Step-ups while we wait …

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Let’s Get Hammered

12 PAX emerged from the #Fartsack this morning in search of a way to #GetBetter. Lingering in the woods next to Satchel Ford Elementary was YHC, who was quite excited about the occasion to Q at #Hammer, which is an AO filled with PAX that expect a beat down.  Once the proverbial whistle blew at …

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All you got.

Hammer and Thunder have been going at it this year with the #GreatestRivalryInSports. The challenge was laid down to see which AO has the most dedicated PAX. So far Thunder has been dominating to date so YHC decided it was time to throw out a challenge. Conveniently, former F3 Columbia Nant’an, McLovin was on the …

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Hammer Turns 5

13 PAX gathered to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Hammer. YHC hoped to give the AO a fitting birthday celebration in the form of a true beatdown. Conditions: 70 and breezy. Not bad The Thang: 20 SSH IC for a warm up, then mosey to the playground. One of the true signs of a major …

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Mayo and tomato

YHC plagiarized some professionals from the Mayo Clinic and slightly modified for the Hammer Pax. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OS-iG39mqk Disclaimer Warmup: 20 Burpees OYO Retrieve one block each and mosey to outfield. Each exercise performed for 30 seconds AMRAP. 5 cycles per pairing. Jump squat and Air Chair Low Plank and American Hammer SSH and merkins. Lunge and …

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BYOG to Hammer

16 PAX emerged from the #Fartsack this morning in search of a way to #GetBetter. Lingering in the woods next to Satchel Ford Elementary was YHC, who was quite excited about the occasion to Q at #Hammer, which is an AO that walks softly but carries a big stick. As a #Thunder homer, YHC has …

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Happy Foggy Funtime

Conditions: 50s and Gloomy Well another flawless Q by YHC! Ignore that YHC had to make a quick trip back to for the shovel flag… still managed to start mostly on time. It was super foggy out today, so great job by everyone looking out for each other in the Gloom. The Thang Disclaimer Head …

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Sound the ALARM!

14 PAX arrived at Hammer expecting to hit the hills but YHC decided to zig when the PAX were expecting a zag. A dig into the lexicon uncovered a new challenge to throw out. Conditions: 32 degrees The Thang: Warmup- 20 SSH IC, mosey to playground ALARM (arms,legs,abs,run,M exercise) -incline merkins, box jumps, iron cross, …

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Hammer Goes Hard

If you’re going to get up this early to workout – it might as well be difficult. Others may disagree but YHC thought this one hit right in the sweet spot between difficult and ridiculous. In other words, we put in some work. Here’s what we did: Conditions: 52 and perfect The Thang Run to …

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The return of Flo

This was YHC’s second Q at hammer. During my first Q, YHC ran out of exercises with 10 minutes remaining, threw up in my mouth, and sputtered to the end. YHC has been looking forward to this 2nd chance for some time and YHC was determined to bring a proper beatdown to the Hammer PAX. …

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Hammer – 12/6

YHC always enjoys a chance to get back over to Hammer where it all started for me…and 11 PAX did some fast paced work in the not too warm conditions. Conditions: 27 degrees, no wind, and clear skies Tha Thang:  The PAX off 11 grabbed two sets of bricks and two blocks and then moseyed …

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Hammer Finds a Way

Despite the usual grumblings, 9 men (was almost 10) saw this morning’s conditions as a great opportunity to get up before dawn and get in a little exercise. We found ways to get in some respectable work and stay relatively dry all things considered. A dueling Q was on tap between YHC and brother Chaser. …

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A Taste of the ACFT

Conditions: 60s and Moist Last time the PAX did the PT test at Hammer, YHC was doing a little reading on the test and so forth. Apparently, the PT test is being replaced by the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). YHC took it upon himself to investigate further. This started the gears turning, and …

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Hammer improvisation

Even though it might have appeared that YHC was without a plan, trust me, YHC thought way too long about this one. I even had additional stuff planned but we ran out of time. YHC is always intimidated to lead the pax in a workout but its always rewarding. Thanks for showing up. Conditions: cool …

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Nonstop at Hammer

Really great for YHC to able to Q at Hammer this morning. Sweat equity was built up by all. Great numbers this morning. Here’s what we did — Conditions: warm, humid, still hot The Thang COP 10-5 Squat/Merkin Countdown Grab Bricks and blocks Put Blocks down at Briarfield / SF Run with Bricks to Oak …

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Dora the Expolora

13 PAX posted to Hammer for a little fun.  YHC traded off Q responsibilities with McNugget at BATTLE so it was appropriate we bring a little heat to the boys at HAMMER.  Mainly because they expect it and can handle it. Conditions:  74 and muggy! Head to the block pile and 1/2 of the PAX …

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Gloomday at Hammer

12 PAX posted to the gloom this morning looking for a beatdown and they attacked the workout like only the Hammer Pax can. The Conditions Humid and Smokey The Thang Two words – The Murph The PAX were able to break it up however they wanted but had to get in two miles, 100 pull-ups, …

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Parkour

YHC pulled a Cesspool this morning (no plan just wing it).  The Q reminder wasn’t put into my calendar, so when McNugget slid into my DMs yesterday there was little time to prepare. The Conditions – pleasantly humid The Thang 20 SSH while waiting for ChopShop who HC’d the night before.  Luckily or unluckily for the …

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