Terrible Thursday – SlaySession #14

Terrible starts with a T, just like Thursday does. Get it, see what I did there? Time to get to the Terrible part… and you’re welcome. Sweat is the fuel of life… Always be willing to grow!

Warm-up

Frankensteins– 15 yds (Three Times)
Inch Worms
– 15 yds (Four Times)
Split Jack Forward
–  15 4 count (Three Times)
Donkey Kicks– 20 yds (Four Times)

SlayTime

8 Count Body Builders w/ Burpee – 20 Total (Twice)

17 mins of jogging at 65% speed – Distance doesn’t matter. What matters is that as soon as your done you go right into the next workout.

Inch Worm w/ Push-ups – 10 yards there and back ( Twice)

Burpee Suicides – Exactly how it sounds… Amazing. Your goal is to reach the 25 yard line and back doing a total of 10 burpees with the traditional suicides.

Don’s special add-on: (Note: only if able to)
Give yourself some time to catch your breath first. Do 15 – 8 Count Body Builders w/ Burpees, and then go right into a Burpee Suicide except this time go for 30 yards and 12 burpees.

Thank Me Thursday – Slay Session #13

Why sure, I have no problem giving you something to thank me for. It should be lots of fun, (pause for effect) for me to know how much pain you’ll be in. Sweat is the fuel of life… Always be willing to grow!

Warm-up

Push-ups – 15 four count  ( Twice)
Carioca
– 30 yds, switch half way (Twice)
1/4 Mile jog
– 50% speed
Bear Crawl – 20 yards (Twice)

SlayTime

Knee to Elbow Push-ups – Knee to Elbow both Legs and then a Push-Up.  Do a set of 15 (Three Times)

40 Yd Prone to Sprints – Just like it sounds (10 Times)

Kettle Bell Diagonal Lunges – Keep Kettle Bell in the center of your chest, and do 15 per leg (Three Times)

Burpee Pull-ups –  Max Reps (4 Times)

Bicycle Crunches – Four count fully extended 20 reps (Three times)

Don’s special add-on: (Note: only if able to)

Find some stairs that don’t look fun to run up, and run up them 3 times.

Labor of Love – SlaySession #12

So… I had a 3% thumbs down to 97% thumbs up for my last workout. That tells me I need to make it harder… Game On! Sweat is the fuel of life… Always be willing to grow!

 

Warm-up

Sun Gods – 20 four count to the side palms down, 20 to the front palms up, 20 to the sky palms in ( Twice)
Side Straddle Hops
– 25 four count (Four Times)
Stationary Squats
– 30 (Twice)
Butt Kicks – 50 yards (Twice)
Inch Worms – 20 yards (Twice)

SlayTime

100 yd Sprints – 10 of them with a 30 sec break between each one

Star Jump Burpees – 15 four count Burpees with a Star Jumper at the top (Three Times)

Full Extension Bicycle Crunch – 20 reps (Five Times)

8 Count Body Builders –  15 reps (4 Times)

1/4 Mile Sprints- Start the first lap at 70%. Increase your speed by roughly 5% every lap until your last 1/4 mile is at 100%. Take a 2 min break between each lap

Not Done Yet Pull-Ups –  3 max sets

Donnie’s Death March –  Walking lunges the length of a football field with a 30 pound kettle bell or weight above your head (be careful not to drop it)  (5 Times with a 45 sec break between)

Don’s special add-on: (Note: only if able to)

No need for a special add-on this week, because if you can do this and have energy left you either cheated or are on my level. Either way you’re done.

SlayBodies #11 – Taco Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, and I wanted TACOS. So I made my workout hard enough to support my lack of discipline. Sweat is the fuel of life… Always be willing to grow!

 

Warm-up

Stationary Squats – 13 four count (Twice)
Long Striders
– 12 yds (Three Times)
Bear Crawl
– 15 yards (Twice)
Highland Fling – 14 four counts (Twice)

SlayTime

Pull-up with a Knee Raise – Max set of how many you can do. (Five Times)

1/4 Mile Sprints – Start the first lap at 70%. Increase your speed by roughly 5% every lap until your last 1/4 mile is at 100%. Take a 2 min break between each lap.

Full Extension Bicycle Crunch – 10 reps (Five Times)

Star Jump Burpees – 10 four count Burpees with a Star Jumper at the top (Three Times)

Explosive Push-Ups –  15 reps (5 Times)

Fogle’s Pyramid – This is a submission by an enlisted candidate who wanted to help me spread the sweat. So Corey Fogle, lets see what you got. You start out with 2, there are three workouts pull ups, push ups and sit ups. You take the number your on (2) and multiply it by 1 for pull ups so you do 2 pull ups. Then you multiply the number of pull-ups you did by 2 for push ups so 4 push ups. Do the same for sit-ups and multiply your push-ups by 3 for sit ups so you do 6 sit ups. 1 x 2 x 3 method.

Don’s special add-on: (Note: only if able to)

Go eat some taco’s, and thank me for making you pay with sweat so you don’t feel as guilty for being nasty.

A Letter from Week One of Boot Camp

A Marine Corps Recruit wrote the following letter to his recruiter from Tempe, AZ after his week of boot camp at MCRD San Diego.

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Funny Boot Camp Stories – Volume 3

Boot camp and basic training are high stress environments. That, combined with some genius/cruel Drill Instructors leads to pretty funny incidents.

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I Own Your Soul

When I was on Parris Island, we were drilling on the parade deck and this one recruit kept messing up. Our drill instructor stopped us, stalked up to the recruit, and started wearing. him. out. Gave him the classic DI: screaming in both ears, spit flying, smacking him in the face with his cover.

Eventually, the recruit broke down and silent tears started streaming down his face. The DI took his finger, wiped a tear from the recruits eye, and licked it, telling the recruit “Now I own your soul.”

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The Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac

The first couple weeks of boot are full of medical and dental exams, and if you need a procedure, you get it done right there. Tons of guys had their wisdom teeth pulled, and we had one guy come back right before lights out with his mouth full of gauze and loopy from the drugs.

Our DI called us all to the center of the room, formed us up, and then told us to sit Indian style on the floor, and that Recruit Toothy was going to tell us a bedtime story.

He pulled up a chair for Toothy, and then told him to tell us the story of the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac. Toothy mumbled that he didn’t know the story, so the DI told him to just make it up, and for every fact that he got right, we’d get to sleep an extra 5 minutes in the morning.

What followed was like a live episode of Drunk History, minus any factual accuracy. As best as Toothy could recall, the Monitor was British, the Merrimack was “Old Ironsides”, and that in the end, “they shot the sh*t out of each other and everybody died. The end.”

We were all dying laughing, but the DI sat there stone faced. After Toothy was done, DI just stood up and said “That is exactly how it happened. Well done,” got up, turned off the lights, and walked out.

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Hope Your DI Isn’t This Mean

We had a drill sergeant make a private carry a branch everywhere she went so it would replenish all the oxygen she was wasting.

We had a guy named Fitzwater, we called him “Fats-water”. We weren’t just calling him just cause he was fat (he was), he was a lazy piece of shit who was constantly pretending to be hurt to get out of work. Anyways, he got pissed at us one day and said “if anyone calls me fats-water again I’m going to tell drill sergeant!” Immediately the drill sergeant walks in and goes “hey what’s up fats-water?”

A mother of one of the other privates sent him a photo of a drill sergeant trashing a locker, with a letter saying “hope you’re drill sergeant isn’t as mean as this! :)” it turned out that it was a picture of our dill sergeant. He had posted on Facebook that ended up going viral, she was just looking up pictures of drill sergeants and it just happened to be him.

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Thanks to the Veterans over at Reddit for sharing their boot camp stories.

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Funny Boot Camp Stories – Volume 2

Boot camp and basic training are high stress environments. That, combined with some genius/cruel Drill Instructors leads to pretty funny incidents.

Pine Cone Family

Ah, yes, “The Pine Cone Incident.”

So, I was at Basic in Fort Benning, and we were zero’ing our weapons as a company. Zero’ing a weapon is when you ensure it shoots where you want it to by shooting a paper target repeatedly. Sounds easy enough.

Now, I am a terrible shot. I know this. Everyone knows this. However, I get even worse when I’m being screamed at. I spent hours on the line until, finally, there were only four of us cats who hadn’t gotten a “go” in the whole company. We had three more hours of range time, and if we failed to zero, we’d be “recycled.”

“Recycled” entails having to revert to another company earlier along in Basic Training. So, not only do you lose your buddies, but you catch a couple extra weeks of training with a unit that knows you’re a sh*tbird of some sort. So, a fate worse than death.

After another unsuccessful grouping, my drill sergeant, without a word, picked me up from the prone position and stood me up. He looked at me and said “Go find me a pine cone.”

Confused, I took four steps, scooped up a pine cone and took it back to him. I presented him my findings, and he responded “Private, that’s not my pine cone, go find me my f*cking pine cone!”

Keep in mind, this is a forest in Georgia, there’s a metric sh*t ton of pine cones. So I jog off and work on my “mission.” This entire time, my DS is shooting all my rounds off, genuinely enjoying himself. Every pine cone I bring to him is not his pine cone. This continued for about 15 minutes while the rest of the company, sitting in a clearing eating MREs, cheered me on.

Finally, I breathlessly run up and hand him another pine cone, about to jog off to grab another. He looks at me, then the pine cone, then me.

…. “STEVE!” he yells “You found Steve, private!”

I sh*t you not, I had never been more relieved in my entire life, until his face scrunched into a grimace.

“Wait, private, where’s his family? … WHO THE F*CK TAKES A PINE CONE AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY!?”

So, terrified, I spend around half an hour scavenging for appropriate sized pine cones, while he fires maniacally. Eventually, I hunt down his “wife” and his two “kids.” (At one point I brought “Steve’s estranged son, Dennis”, and I needed to do push-ups for causing Steve “emotional duress.”)

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Anyway he lets me fire (after I prop up the family to “cheer me on”), I go prone, and I zero on the first iteration.

He picks me up again, cracks the only smile I ever saw from him, and says “It was all in your head, you dumb f*ck. Good job. Now go do push-ups till I’m tired.” He also had me write my congressman later that day to apologize for wasting taxpayer money on bullets.

Fort Benning, never again.

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Barracks Streaking

Had a guy decide to run through the barracks naked while a Drill Sergeant walked in.

They put him on fire guard the entire night and made him waddle around the barracks on his knees while wearing only underwear. The best part is that he had two flashlights in his hands while doing this and put a blue lens in one and a red lens in the other. The entire night he waddled around while making a “WEE WOO WEE WOO WEE WOO” sound like a police siren.

I lost a lot of sleep, but it was worth it.

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Pump and Dump

After the first breakfast there we headed back up to the compartment to get ready for the day. AROC yelled, “Port side 5 minute pump and dump.” I whispered to my bunk mate, “I need a little more romance than that.” Chief overheard me somehow and got up in my face. I had to follow him to the head. Then stand in front of the mirror point at the mirror and say, “You’re an idiot.” Then point back at myself and then say, “No, I’m an idiot.” Forced to keep that up for 30 minutes. Will never forget most of the stupid stuff I did or said at basic in the Navy.

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Thanks to the Veterans over at Reddit for sharing their boot camp stories.

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