A Great Day in #HIM History

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“A Great Day in #HIM History”

6:30 am Weds, April 7, 2021

Cloudy, 45 degrees, dry. 5 Pax: Dos Equis, Mulligan, Red Card, Aviator, and Dick Clark on Q. 

As it turns out, April 7 was a darn good day in history for #HIMs—a day with significant milestones for many aspects of Traditional American Manhood. So Dick Clark made a workout that educated the pax all about it.

We started in the parking lot with simple warm ups:

Tippy Taps

Circle Arms

Imperial Walkers


Then we moseyed to the Coliseum area, and started the workout. 


Dick Clark got us in the spirit with key #HIM milestones on April 7:

FIRE! In 1827 – John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented 

BEER! In 1933 – Beer Available Again in U.S. (at 3.2%), several months prior to the formal repeal of Prohibition—now “National Beer Day”.

DOOM TO THE COMMIES! In 1954: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a news conference is first to voice the idea of a “domino-effect” of communism in Indo-China.

Great #HIM birthdays in history on April 7: Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe, Francis Ford Coppola.

MATH! Another field dominated by men in history. April 7 is 4/7, and 4 + 7 = 11, so …  we started the workout with: 


Big Boi Situps and Squats: eleven rounds, starting 10 Big Boi and 1 Squat, then 9 and 2, all the way down. Totals: 50 each.

Then we moseyed to the tennis court, for the next Traditional #HIM activity:

CLIMBING ON STUFF! In other words: a Ladder workout. 6 rounds, starting with just the burpees; each round adds one more exercise, along with everything before.

5 Burpees

10 Merkins

15 LBCs

20 Lunges

25 Mountie Climbers

30 Second Plank


30 Burpees

50 Merkins

60 LBCs

60 Lunges

50 Mountie Climbers

30 Second Plank

We moseyed to the pullup bars, for the last traditional #HIM activity: getting ripped on shoulders and lats:

30 seconds of dips

30 seconds of assisted pullups

We moseyed back to the shovel flag for cool-down and COT.

COT: All kidding aside, there’s more to being a #HIM than just the traditional fun stuff. There’s empathy for each other and for others in our communities, there’s responsibility for filling many roles in life, and there’s the need for flexibility and adaptability. All of those are what we need from each other and what we need to offer our families and communities. Real #HIM stuff.

this might count as smiling 🙂

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