2008 – October 2 Training Session

September 26, 2008

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho led a Physical Readiness Test (PRT) preparation training session on Thursday October 2, 2008  from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at NBS Gym in Raleigh, NC.

Sgt. Psycho will lead PRT preparation training on October 9, 2008.


Injured Reserve

Psycho 10 (Psychette) has been transferred to the injured reserve due to chronic back pain from an old injury.

Psychette

      Psychette

Psycho 46 has been transferred to the injured reserve pending his recovery from an accident unrelated to training resulting in bone fractures.

Psycho 46

          Psycho 46


2008 Physical Readiness Test

The 2008 Psycho Squad Physical Readiness Test (PRT) will be conducted on Thursday December 4, 2008 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Squad members who pass the PRT remain in Psycho Squad.  Those who fail the PRT will be transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  If any squad member fails the PRT, Sgt. Psycho will be renamed Sgt. Slacko and lead the WUSSY Squad. His mission will be to ensure all Wussies pass the PRT and are returned to Psycho status.

click to read about the PRT

click to read about the WUSSY Squad


Oberführer Wussifer

Wussifer pic cropped

Wussifer, first cousin of Lucifer, has been attached to Psycho Squad as Motivation & Morale Officer.  He recently graduated with honors from the War College of Hades with a Ph.D. in Applied Motivational Psychology.  Wussifer is a Phyllobates “shape shifter” capable of hurling Batrachotoxin (BTX) coated darts.  He hails from the southern region of Hades where it is hot all the time.

His hobby is “old fashioned” spit roasting.  He is the current national champion of Hades in the sport of pitchfork combat. 

Pitchfork

 Combat Pitchfork

Wussifer commanded the 9th Special Operations Group, Army of Hades before his assignment to Psycho Squad.  He holds the permanent rank of Oberführer.  While attached to Psycho Squad he will hold the temporary rank of Chief Warrant Officer (W5). 

 W5 shoulder board

             CWO 5 shoulder board


     Wussifer shoulder board devil head

        Oberführer Shoulder Board

9th SOG shoulder patch

            9th SOG shoulder patch

         9th SOG calling card

             9th SOG calling card

9th SOG Motto – “Roast’em, toast’em, fork’em!”

Oberführer Wussifer was awarded the Order of the Pitchfork (First Class) for bravery at the Battle of Brimstone.

Iron pitchfork 1st class 09-24-2008

      Order of the Pitchfork 1st Class

Wussifer firmly believes in extreme physical conditioning.

Army of Hades

                                     Wussifer warming up


 Unexcused Absences from Training

Effective September 4, 2008, Psycho Squad members are allowed two unexcused absences from scheduled training sessions per calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  Members who exceed the allowed number of unexcused absences will be expelled from Psycho Squad.

Contact Sgt. Psycho if you are going to miss a scheduled training session.

Email Sgt. Psycho


Viewer Poll

Win a free Psycho Squad tee shirt including mailing. Offer restricted to the first five winners based on Email timestamp.

click to read more


Recruiting Call

Uncle Sam Needs You #1 small

Psycho Squad is looking for a “few good psycho recruits” ready to move to the next level of physical conditioning.  Stop by and watch us in action on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Ladies are welcome!  If you want to add a little something extra to your current workout program or “peak up” for an upcoming event, bring your gear and workout with us.

Calabash-2

Psychette at the beach.

Psycho Squad workouts produce great Abs!

If you live within driving distance of NBS Gym (1249–C Wicker Drive Raleigh, NC 27604) and are interested in training with Psycho Squad, contact Amy, Mandy, or Wes at 919–821–7800 or by Email.

click to visit NBS gym web site


Wussville 4013

A small holding area called Wussville 4013 has been established to place those Psychos who devolve into “4013” status during training.

click to read more


Assembly & Dismissal

Psycho Squad employs formal assembly and dismissal formations similar to those used by the U. S. Armed Forces.

click to read more


Clubs

Psychos who meet the requirements are admitted into the 25 and 50 Clubs.

click to read more


 Training Music Recommendations

Viewers are invited to submit recommendations for training music to be played during training sessions.  Recommended tracks will be screened for suitability.  Explicit music is prohibited.  Submit the names of non-explicit tracks only.

Submission format: Track; Artist; Album

click to submit training music recommendations


Psycho Squad YouTube Channel

http://YouTube.com/squadofpsychos


 Psycho Squad

No group photo this week


 R. I. P. of the Week 

(rest-in-peace)

R.I.P. headstone for BLOG

No R.I.P photo this week   


 
Track of the Week
 
No track this week.
 
 

 
Training Music
10/02/2008
 
No training music this week.


Cautionary Note

The exercises and drills described in this BLOG may cause injury if performed incorrectly.  Always train with a partner who can assist you if the need arises.


 *** New Drills ***

No new drills.


Moment-of-Truth Test

The purpose of the “Moment-of-Truth” (M-O-T) test is to gauge the conditioning level and progress of participants. 

No candidate names were submitted by Sgt. Psycho.


 Weekly “Face-off” Winner

No face-off this week.


Selected Movie Clips

(click to view)

No clips this week.


 PRT Preparation Training

[mouth pieces required]

Outside

* 1.02 mile (18 X 100 yd.) timed run.

* 200 yd. (10 X 50 yd.) timed run.

Inside

* Grave Digger push-ups

* Wall sit-ups (15 lb. medicine ball)

* Shoulder width push-ups

* Moving medicine ball push-ups

* Pull-ups

* 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

* timed bent knee sit-ups (2 minutes)

*RT = round-trip


Quotes of the Week

No quotes this week.


Until next week,

Captain Psycho

Email Captain Psycho

2008 – September 18 Training Session

September 19, 2008

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho led a Physical Readiness Test (PRT) preparation training session on Thursday September 18, 2008  from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at NBS Gym in Raleigh, NC.

Sgt. Psycho will lead PRT preparation training on September 25, 2008.


Injured Reserve

Psycho 10 (Psychette) has been transferred to the injured reserve due to chronic back pain from an old injury.

Psychette

      Psychette

Psycho 46 has been transferred to the injured reserve pending his recovery from an accident unrelated to training resulting in bone fractures.

Psycho 46

          Psycho 46


2008 Physical Readiness Test

The 2008 Psycho Squad Physical Readiness Test (PRT) will be conducted on Thursday December 4, 2008 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Squad members who pass the PRT remain in Psycho Squad.  Those who fail the PRT will be transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  If any squad member fails the PRT, Sgt. Psycho will be renamed Sgt. Slacko and lead the WUSSY Squad. His mission will be to ensure all Wussies pass the PRT and are returned to Psycho status.

click to read about the PRT

click to read about the WUSSY Squad


Oberführer Wussifer

Wussifer pic cropped

Wussifer, first cousin of Lucifer, has been attached to Psycho Squad as Motivation & Morale Officer.  He recently graduated with honors from the University of Hades with a Ph.D. in Extreme Motivational Psychology.  Wussifer commanded the 9th Special Operations Group, Army of Hades before his assignment to Psycho Squad.  He holds the permanent rank of Oberführer.  While attached to Psycho Squad he will hold the temporary rank of Chief Warrant Officer (W5).

 

 W5 shoulder board

             CWO 5 shoulder board


     Wussifer shoulder board devil head

        Oberführer Shoulder Board

9th SOG shoulder patch

            9th SOG shoulder patch

         9th SOG calling card

             9th SOG calling card

9th SOG Motto – “Roast’em, toast’em, stick’em with a pitchfork!”

Oberführer Wussifer was awarded the Order of the Iron Pitchfork (First Class) for bravery at the Battle of Brimstone.

Iron pitchfork 1st class 09-24-2008

    Order of the  Iron Pitchfork 1st Class


 Unexcused Absences from Training

Effective September 4, 2008, Psycho Squad members are allowed two unexcused absences from scheduled training sessions per calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  Members who exceed the allowed number of unexcused absences will be expelled from Psycho Squad.

Contact Sgt. Psycho if you are going to miss a scheduled training session.

Email Sgt. Psycho


Viewer Poll

Win a free Psycho Squad tee shirt including mailing. Offer restricted to the first five winners based on Email timestamp.

click to read more


Recruiting Call

Uncle Sam Needs You #1 small

Psycho Squad is looking for a “few good psycho recruits” ready to move to the next level of physical conditioning.  Stop by and watch us in action on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Ladies are welcome!  If you want to add a little something extra to your current workout program or “peak up” for an upcoming event, bring your gear and workout with us.

Calabash-2

Psychette at the beach.

Psycho Squad workouts produce great Abs!

If you live within driving distance of NBS Gym (1249–C Wicker Drive Raleigh, NC 27604) and are interested in training with Psycho Squad, contact Amy, Mandy, or Wes at 919–821–7800 or by Email.

click to visit NBS gym web site


Wussville 4013

A small holding area called Wussville 4013 has been established to place those Psychos who devolve into “4013” status during training.

click to read more


Assembly & Dismissal

Psycho Squad employs formal assembly and dismissal formations similar to those used by the U. S. Armed Forces.

click to read more


Clubs

Psychos who meet the requirements are admitted into the 25 and 50 Clubs.

click to read more


 Training Music Recommendations

Viewers are invited to submit recommendations for training music to be played during training sessions.  Recommended tracks will be screened for suitability.  Explicit music is prohibited.  Submit the names of non-explicit tracks only.

Submission format: Track; Artist; Album

click to submit training music recommendations


Psycho Squad YouTube Channel

http://YouTube.com/squadofpsychos


 Psycho Squad

No group photo this week


 R. I. P. of the Week 

(rest-in-peace)

R.I.P. headstone for BLOG

No R.I.P photo this week   


 
Track of the Week
 
No track this week.
 
 

 
Training Music
09/18/2008
 
No training music this week.


Cautionary Note

The exercises and drills described in this BLOG may cause injury if performed incorrectly.  Always train with a partner who can assist you if the need arises.


 *** New Drills ***

No new drills.


Moment-of-Truth Test

The purpose of the “Moment-of-Truth” (M-O-T) test is to gauge the conditioning level and progress of participants. 

No candidate names were submitted by Sgt. Psycho.


 Weekly “Face-off” Winner

No face-off this week.


Selected Movie Clips

(click to view)

No clips this week.


 PRT Preparation Training

[mouth pieces required]

Outside

* 1.02 mile (18 X 100 yd.) timed run.

* 200 yd. (10 X 50 yd.) timed run.

Inside

* Grave Digger push-ups

* Wall sit-ups (15 lb. medicine ball)

* Shoulder width push-ups

* Moving medicine ball push-ups

* Pull-ups

* 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

* timed bent knee sit-ups (2 minutes)

*RT = round-trip


Quotes of the Week

No quotes this week.


Until next week,

Captain Psycho

Email Captain Psycho

2008 – September 11 Training Session

September 12, 2008

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho led a Physical Readiness Test (PRT) preparation training session on Thursday September 11, 2008  from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at NBS Gym in Raleigh, NC.

Sgt. Psycho will lead PRT preparation training on September 18, 2008.


Injured Reserve

Psycho 10 (Psychette) has been transferred to the injured reserve due to chronic back pain from an old injury.

Psychette

      Psychette

Psycho 46 has been transferred to the injured reserve pending his recovery from a bicycle accident resulting in bone fractures.

Psycho 46

          Psycho 46


2008 Physical Readiness Test

The 2008 Psycho Squad Physical Readiness Test (PRT) will be conducted on Thursday December 4, 2008 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Squad members who pass the PRT remain in Psycho Squad.  Those who fail the PRT will be transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  Sgt. Psycho will be renamed Sgt. Slacko and lead the WUSSY Squad. His mission will be to ensure all Wussies pass the PRT and are returned to Psycho status.

Wussifer, first cousin of Lucifer, has been attached to Psycho Squad as Motivation & Morale Officer.  He recently graduated with honors from the University of Hades with a Ph.D. in Extreme Motivational Psychology.  Wussifer holds the rank of Oberführer and commanded the 9th Special Operations Group, Army of Hades before his assignment to Psycho Squad.

      Wussifer shoulder board #2     

         Oberführer Shoulder Board

9th SOG shoulder patch

            9th SOG shoulder patch

         9th SOG calling card

             9th SOG calling card

9th SOG Motto – “Roast’em, toast’em, stick’em with a pitchfork!”

Oberführer Wussifer was awarded the Iron Pitchfork (First Class) decoration for bravery at the Battle of Brimstone.

Iron Pitchfork 1st class

         Iron Pitchfork 1st Class

Oberführer Wussifer will motivate Psycho Squad WUSSIES and contribute to BLOG articles.

Wussifer BLOG #1

 

click to read about the PRT

click to read about the WUSSY Squad


 Unexcused Absences from Training

Effective September 4, 2008, Psycho Squad members are allowed two unexcused absences from scheduled training sessions per calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  Members who exceed the allowed number of unexcused absences will be expelled from Psycho Squad.

Contact Sgt. Psycho if you are going to miss a scheduled training session.

Email Sgt. Psycho


Viewer Poll

Win a free Psycho Squad tee shirt including mailing. Offer restricted to the first five winners based on Email timestamp.

click to read more


Recruiting Call

Uncle Sam Needs You #1 small

Psycho Squad is looking for a “few good psycho recruits” ready to move to the next level of physical conditioning.  Stop by and watch us in action on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Ladies are welcome!  If you want to add a little something extra to your current workout program or “peak up” for an upcoming event, bring your gear and workout with us.

Calabash-2

Psychette at the beach.

Psycho Squad workouts produce great Abs!

If you live within driving distance of NBS Gym (1249–C Wicker Drive Raleigh, NC 27604) and are interested in training with Psycho Squad, contact Amy, Mandy, or Wes at 919–821–7800 or by Email.

click to visit NBS gym web site


Wussville 4013

A small holding area called Wussville 4013 has been established to place those Psychos who devolve into “4013” status during training.

click to read more


Assembly & Dismissal

Psycho Squad employs formal assembly and dismissal formations similar to those used by the U. S. Armed Forces.

click to read more


Clubs

Psychos who meet the requirements are admitted into the 25 and 50 Clubs.

click to read more


 Training Music Recommendations

Viewers are invited to submit recommendations for training music to be played during training sessions.  Recommended tracks will be screened for suitability.  Explicit music is prohibited.  Submit the names of non-explicit tracks only.

Submission format: Track; Artist; Album

click to submit training music recommendations


Psycho Squad YouTube Channel

http://YouTube.com/squadofpsychos


 Psycho Squad

<psycho squad photo>

Psycho Squad — 09/11/2008

click to see movie clip


 R. I. P. of the Week 

(rest-in-peace)

R.I.P. headstone for BLOG

No R.I.P photo this week   


 
Track of the Week
 
Devil in Disguise
 
Artist: Aycan
 
click to listen
 

 
Training Music
09/11/2008
 
No training music, training was conducted outside.


Cautionary Note

The exercises and drills described in this BLOG may cause injury if performed incorrectly.  Always train with a partner who can assist you if the need arises.


 *** New Drills ***

No new drills.


Moment-of-Truth Test

The purpose of the “Moment-of-Truth” (M-O-T) test is to gauge the conditioning level and progress of participants. 

No candidate names were submitted by Sgt. Psycho.


 Weekly “Face-off” Winner

No face-off this week.


Selected Movie Clips

(click to view)

No clips this week.


 PRT Preparation Training

[mouth pieces required]

Outside

* 1.02 mile (18 X 100 yd.) timed run.

* 200 yd. (10 X 50 yd.) timed run.

Inside

* Grave Digger push-ups

* Wall sit-ups (15 lb. medicine ball)

* Shoulder width push-ups

* Moving medicine ball push-ups

* Pull-ups

* 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

* timed bent knee sit-ups (2 minutes)

*RT = round-trip


Quotes of the Week

“Keep saying you can do it, and you will!” — Captain Psycho

Spirit…has fifty times the strength and staying power of brawn and muscle.” — Unknown


Until next week,

Captain Psycho

Email Captain Psycho

2008 – September 4 Training Session

September 4, 2008

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho

Sgt. Psycho led the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) preparation training session on Thursday September 4, 2008  from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at NBS Gym in Raleigh, NC.

Sgt. Psycho will lead PRT preparation training on September 11, 2008.


 Unexcused Absences from Training

Effective September 4, 2008, Psycho Squad members are allowed two unexcused absences from scheduled training sessions per calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  Members who exceed the allowed number of unexcused absences will be expelled from Psycho Squad.

Contact Sgt. Psycho if you are going to miss a scheduled training session.

Email Sgt. Psycho


2008 Physical Readiness Test

The 2008 Psycho Squad Physical Readiness Test (PRT) will be conducted on Thursday December 4, 2008 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Squad members who pass the PRT remain in Psycho Squad.  Those who fail the PRT will be transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  Sgt. Psycho will be renamed Sgt. Slacko and lead the WUSSY Squad. His mission will be to ensure all Wussies pass the PRT and are returned to Psycho status.

Wussifer, first cousin of Lucifer, is now on board serving as the Psycho Squad Morale Officer.  Wussifer recently graduated from the University of Hades with a Ph.D. in Motivational Psychology.  He will concentrate on motivating Wussies and contribute to BLOG articles.

Wussifer BLOG #1

 

click to read about the PRT

click to read about the WUSSY Squad


Viewer Poll

Win a free Psycho Squad tee shirt including mailing. Offer restricted to the first five winners based on Email timestamp.

click to read more


Recruiting Call

Uncle Sam Needs You #1 small

Psycho Squad is looking for a “few good psycho recruits” ready to move to the next level of physical conditioning.  Stop by and watch us in action on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Ladies are welcome!  If you want to add a little something extra to your current workout program or “peak up” for an upcoming event, bring your gear and workout with us.

Calabash-2

Psychette at the beach.

Psycho Squad workouts produce great Abs!

If you live within driving distance of NBS Gym (1249–C Wicker Drive Raleigh, NC 27604) and are interested in training with Psycho Squad, contact Amy, Mandy, or Wes at 919–821–7800 or by Email.

click to visit NBS gym web site


Wussville 4013

A small holding area called Wussville 4013 has been established to place those Psychos who devolve into “4013” status during training.

click to read more


Assembly & Dismissal

Psycho Squad employs formal assembly and dismissal formations similar to those used by the U. S. Armed Forces.

click to read more


Clubs

Psychos who meet the requirements are admitted into the 25 and 50 Clubs.

click to read more


 Training Music Recommendations

Viewers are invited to submit recommendations for training music to be played during training sessions.  Recommended tracks will be screened for suitability.  Explicit music is prohibited.  Submit the names of non-explicit tracks only.

Submission format: Track; Artist; Album

click to submit training music recommendations


Psycho Squad YouTube Channel

http://YouTube.com/squadofpsychos


 Psycho Squad

Psycho Squad group clip 09-04-2008

Psycho Squad — 09/04/2008

click to see movie clip

Where were you Psycho 42?

click to see movie clip


 R. I. P. of the Week 

(rest-in-peace)

R.I.P. headstone for BLOG

No R.I.P photo this week   


 
Track of the Week
 
Some Hurtin To Do
 
Artist: Lonnie Spiker
 
click to listen
 

 
Training Music
09/04/2008
 
No training music, training was conducted outside.


Cautionary Note

The exercises and drills described in this BLOG may cause injury if performed incorrectly.  Always train with a partner who can assist you if the need arises.


 *** New Drills ***

 “Hinge” push-ups

Perform a shoulder width push-up and on the downstroke let the bottoms of both arms touch the floor.  Repeat the drill for a specified number of reps or time interval.

click to see hinge push-up demonstration

Horizontal leg whips

Get into push-up position with arms shoulder width and feet together.  Move your right foot forward as far as you can while keeping your leg parallel to the floor.  Return your right leg to the starting position and move your left foot forward as far as you can while keeping your leg parallel to the floor.  Remain upright throughout the drill.  Repeat the drill movements at high tempo for a specified time interval.

click to see horizontal leg whip demontration

Reverse crunch

Lay on your back, legs together,  with your hands laced together behind your head.  Raise your legs 6” off the floor and bring your knees to your chin.  Return your legs to 6” above the floor.  Repeat the drill at slow tempo for a specified time interval.

click to see reverse crunch demonstration


Moment-of-Truth Test

The purpose of the “Moment-of-Truth” (M-O-T) test is to gauge the conditioning level and progress of participants. 

No candidate names were submitted by Sgt. Psycho.


 Weekly “Face-off” Winner

Kudos to Psycho 44 for winning the weekly competitive face-off.  The face-off this week was “hinge” push-ups.

Psycho 44 pic

            Psycho 44

click to see movie clip


Selected Movie Clips

(click to view)

Psycho Squad performing hinge push-ups

Psycho Squad performing horizontal leg whips

Psycho Squad performing reverse crunches


 PRT Preparation Training

[mouth pieces required]

Outside

* 1.02 mile (18 X 100 yd.) timed run.

* 200 yd. (10 X 50 yd.) timed run.

Inside

* Grave Digger push-ups

* Wall sit-ups (15 lb. medicine ball)

* Shoulder width push-ups

* Moving medicine ball push-ups

* Pull-ups

* 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

* timed bent knee sit-ups (2 minutes)

*RT = round-trip

Weekly “face-off” drill


Quotes of the Week

“If you ain’t hurting, you ain’t training!” — Captain Psycho

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” Kenji Miyazawa


Until next week,

Captain Psycho

Email Captain Psycho

2008 – August 28 Training Session

August 29, 2008

  PRT 12-04-2008

The 2008 Psycho Squad Physical Readiness Test (PRT) will be conducted on Thursday December 4, 2008 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  Squad members who pass the PRT remain in Psycho Squad.  Those who fail the PRT are transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  Sgt. Psycho will be redesignated Sgt. Slacko.  He will lead the WUSSY Squad with the mission of re-qualifying all WUSSIES to Psycho status.  Psycho Squad and Wussy Squad line up separately during assembly.  Sgt. Slacko handles the WUSSY Squad formation.

PRT preparation will be conducted on September 4, 2008.


Recruiting Call

Uncle Sam Needs You #1 small

Psycho Squad is looking for a “few good psycho recruits” ready to move to the next level of physical conditioning.  Stop by and watch us in action on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm.

Ladies are welcome!  If you want to add a little something extra to your current workout program or “peak up” for an upcoming event, bring your gear and workout with us.

Calabash-2

Psychette at the beach.

Psycho Squad workouts produce great Abs!

If you live within driving distance of NBS Gym (1249–C Wicker Drive Raleigh, NC 27604) and are interested in training with Psycho Squad, contact Amy, Mandy, or Wes at 919–821–7800 or by Email.

click to visit NBS gym web site


Training Session Sign-up

Psycho Squad training sessions are scheduled based on sign-up.  A minimum of five sign-up requests must be received by noon Tuesday in order for training to be conducted the following Thursday. Click on the link below to send an Email sign-up request.

click to sign up for the September 11, 2008 training session


Viewer Poll

Pick the correct number of Psychos and Wussies resulting from the annual Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and win a free Psycho Squad tee shirt including mailing.  Tee shirt offer restricted to first five poll winners based on Email time stamp.  Poll winners will be notified by Email.

PRT results will be posted in a BLOG article in early December 2008. 

Psycho Squad member weekly performances can be viewed in the video clips on the YouTube channel shown below.  The PRT events, rules, scoring, and classification can be seen under the flaming Welcome to Psycho Hell banner in this article. 

Psycho Squad YouTube channel: http://YouTube.com/squadofpsychos

Psychos who pass the PRT retain their Psycho status and those who fail are classified as Wussies and transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  The Wussy Squad lines up in a separate formation in the Wussy area during assembly.  The photos of the Wussy Squad are displayed in the Wussy Gallery.

Psycho Squad member numbers and photos are shown below.

The form for submitting your picks is included below.  One submission per person please. Copy the form, make your picks, add comments, and paste the results in the body of an Email message.  The Email link is shown under the form.

Viewer Poll Submission Form

Psycho 01    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 02    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 07    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 10    Pass/Wussette

Psycho 21    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 26    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 42    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 44    Pass/Wussy

Psycho 46    Pass/Wussy

Comments

 


Click to Email your picks and comments


Psycho Squad

  

Psycho 01; Sgt. Psycho

 

Psycho 01 

 

Email Sgt. Psycho


Psycho 02

Psycho 02

Email Psycho 02


 Psycho 07

Psycho 07

Email Psycho 07


Psycho 10; Psychette

Psychette BLOG

Email Psychette


Psycho 21

Psycho 21

Email Psycho 21


 Psycho 26

 Psycho 26

Email Psycho 26


Psycho 42

Psycho 42

Email Psycho 42


Psycho 44

Psycho 44

Email Psycho 44


Psycho 46

Psycho 46

Email Psycho 46


Wussville 4013

Wussville 4013 logo for BLOG black background

A small holding area called Wussville 4013 has been established to place those Psychos who devolve into “4013” status during training.

click to read more


Assembly & Dismissal

Psycho Squad employs formal assembly and dismissal formations similiar to those used by the U. S. Armed Forces.

click to read more


Clubs

Psychos who meet the requirements are admitted into the 25 and 50 Clubs.

click to read more


 Training Music Recommendations

Viewers are invited to submit recommendations for training music to be played during training sessions.  Recommended tracks will be screened for suitability.  Explicit music is prohibited.  Submit the names of non-explicit tracks only.

Submission format: Track; Artist; Album

click to submit training music recommendations


Psycho Squad YouTube Channel

http://YouTube.com/squadofpsychos


Welcome to Psycho Hell

The annual Psycho Squad PRT (physical readiness test) will be conducted on December 4, 2008. In order to retain their Psycho status, all active Psychos must pass the annual PRT.

Sgt. Psycho is responsible for preparing Psycho Squad for the annual PRT.

The PRT is scored on satisfactory completion of scheduled events.   Psychos are ranked by their performance in each category.  A score of F-T-Q in any event without a W-C-E offset results in a Psycho being reduced to WUSSY status, transferred to the WUSSY Squad, and placed in the WUSSY Gallery. In addition, Sgt. Psycho will be renamed to Sgt. Slacko and placed in the WUSSY Gallery because one or more Psychos failed the PRT.  After a 1–month re-training period, a WUSSY can be nominated for re-testing.

PRT Events & Rules

Shoulder width push-ups

This is a timed event. The palms must be at least shoulder-width.  The legs can be together or up to 12 inches apart. The body must remain straight throughout and not touch the floor with the exception of the hands and feet.  The hands and feet must remain in contact with the floor throughout. The body must be lowered until at least a 90-degree angle is attained at the elbow and the body is parallel to the floor. The body must then be raised until the arms are straight. This constitutes one push-up. All push-ups must be made on a hard surface.   Resting in the up-position is permitted.  All push-ups must be completed within two minutes after the start signal is given.

 

Grave Digger push-ups

 

This is a timed event. Position the body vertically with the head down facing a wall with your toes touching the wall. The palms must be at least shoulder-width and remain in contact with the floor and the body must remain perpendicular to the floor and parallel to the wall. The body must be lowered until at least a 90-degree angle is attained at the elbow. The body must then be raised until the arms are straight. This constitutes one push-up. All push-ups must be made on a hard surface.   Resting in the up-position is permitted.  All push-ups must be completed within three minutes after the start signal is given.

 

Moving medicine ball push-ups

 

This is a measured distance event. The body is positioned with hands on a 4 lb. weighted medicine ball and legs held waist height by a helper.  The hands must remain on the medicine ball throughout.   Five push-ups are performed at the starting line and after each forward movement of the medicine ball.  The ball must be moved in a straight line.  Resting in the up-position is permitted.  No time limit is imposed.  The distance traversed from the starting line is used to score the event.

 

Wall sit-ups with a medicine ball

 

This is a timed event. The body is positioned face-up flat on the floor with legs vertical and feet touching a wall.  The legs are spread at a 45-degree angle.  A 15 lb. medicine ball is positioned behind the head.  The arms are extended behind the head resting flat on the floor with hands grasping the sides of the medicine ball. Sit-ups are performed by touching the medicine ball to the wall between the legs at foot height and returning the ball to the floor behind the head.  The feet must remain in contact with the wall throughout and the ball must touch the floor on each sit-up.  Resting is permitted in the up-position with the ball touching the wall between the legs at foot height.  All sit-ups must be completed within three minutes after the start signal is given.

 

Pull-ups

 

All pull-ups are performed with a pronated grip (palms facing away).  Assistance to the bar with a step up, being lifted up, or jumping up is permitted. Any assistance up to the bar will not be used to continue into the first pull-up. The correct starting position begins when the arms are fully extended beneath the bar, feet are crossed and free from touching the ground or any bar mounting assist, and the body is motionless.  One repetition consists of raising the body with the arms until the chin is above the bar, and then lowering the body until the arms are fully extended; repeat the exercise. At no time during the execution of the pull-up can the chin rest on the bar.  Whipping, kicking, kipping of the body or legs, or any leg movement used to assist in execution of the pull-up is not permitted.  No time limit is imposed.

 

500 yard run

 

This event consists of five round-trip (R-T) sprints commencing when the start signal is given.  The sprints are performed over a marked 50-yard course.  Participants must commence the race behind the starting line and pass beyond the course markers for a sprint to be counted.  Resting is permitted.  A runner’s elapsed time is used to score the event.

 

 

 PRT Requirements

 

PRT requirements 

 

Wild Card Events

 

Any Psycho scoring F-T-Q in no more than two PRT event(s) may elect to attempt, without penalty, to pass Wild Card Events (W-C-Es) in order to offset the F-T-Q score(s).  A passing score in one W-C-E offsets one F-T-Q score.  If all F-T-Q scores are offset by passing W-C-E scores, the Psycho passes the PRT with a classification of Passed (W-C-E) and avoids transfer to the Wussy Squad.

 

A Psycho scoring master in all required PRT events may attempt, without penalty, to pass all three W-C-Es in order to achieve the Titan classification.

 

W-C-E #1 – 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

 

Pass – 25 push-ups each arm in 2 minutes. Resting is permitted in the up-position.  All push-ups with the starting arm must be completed before switching to the other arm.  Both hands may be placed on the floor at the beginning of the event and when transitioning from one arm to the other.  Apart from the exceptions noted above, no part of the body may touch the floor during the event except the active hand and the feet.

click to view 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

 

W-C-E #2 – Bent knee sit-ups

 

Pass – 100 sit-ups in 2 minutes.  The feet may be held in place by a helper.  Resting is not permitted.

 

click to view bent knee sit-ups

 

W-C-E # 3 – 1.02 mile run (9 round trips over a marked 100 yard course)

 

Pass – 6 minutes 30 seconds (6:30)

 

Psycho Squad PRT Classifications

 

A score of F-T-Q in any event without a W-C-E offset  classifies a Psycho as a WUSSY.  They remain in WUSSY status for at least a month and are transferred to the WUSSY Squad.  They also occupy a spot in the WUSSY Gallery. Sgt. Psycho will occupy a spot in the WUSSY Gallery for one month because one or more Psychos failed the PRT.  During his time in the WUSSY Gallery, he will be referred to as Sgt. Slacko.  WUSSIEs who failed the PRT can be nominated for re-testing after one month.
 
Classifications

(0) Wussy – any event with a score of F-T-Q (without a W-C-E offset) regardless of scores in other events

(1) Passed (W-C-E) – F-T-Qs were offset by passing scores on W-C-Es and all other events scored passed or higher

(2) Passed – any event scored passed and all other events scored passed or higher

(3) Intermediate – any event scored intermediate and all other events scored intermediate or higher

(4) Advanced – any event scored advanced and all other events scored advanced or higher

(5) Master – all events scored master

(6) Titan – all events scored master + pass all W-C-Es

* The PRT requirements will be updated periodically and starting in 2009 testing will be required semi-annually.


Wussy Squad

Wussifer logo BLOG 

Wussifer is Lucifer’s first cousin. His job is to “prod” Wussies back to Psycho status.

Wussifer #1a

Wussy Squad Track

Title: WussyArtist: Clipse

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WUSSIEs line up separately from Psychos during assembly.  Signs mark the separated areas. Sgt. Slacko stands in front of the WUSSY formation.  Wussy Squad member photos are placed in the Wussy Gallery.

Psycho Squad  sign BLOG            WUSSIE SQUAD sign BLOG                  

              Psychos here                          Wussies here

WUSSY Squad Gallery

Reserved for Sgt. Slacko frog       Reserved for a WUSSIE frog 

 


 Psycho Squad

Psycho Squad Group Photo 08-28-2008

 Psycho Squad — 08/28/2008

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 R. I. P. of the Week 

(rest-in-peace)

R.I.P. headstone for BLOG

R.I.P. of the week 08-28-2008
 
Psycho RIP’n it during the 08/28/2008 training session
  

 
Track of the Week
 
Because I Failed
 
Artist: Eighty-d
 
click to listen 
 

 
Training Music
08/28/2008
 
No training music, training was conducted outside.


Cautionary Note

The exercises and drills described in this BLOG may cause injury if performed incorrectly.  Always train with a partner who can assist you if the need arises.


 *** New Drills ***

“Elliptical” push-ups (a.k.a. horseshoe push-ups)

Get into shoulder-width push-up position with feet about 12” apart.  On the down-stroke, slide your shoulders to the right, then across, down, and to the left as you return to the up position.  Alternate sides and repeat the drill for a specified number of reps or time interval.

click to see movie clip

Note:  The drill’s name is derived from the elliptical motion of the body during the execution of the drill.

One arm straddle lateral push-up

This is a drill involving a one arm push-up that transition into a lateral hinge push-up. Alternate sides and repeat the drill for a specified time interval or number of reps.

Note: This is a strenuous drill.

click to see movie clip

Plyometric cross-over push-ups (medicine ball)

This is a 3–position push-up drill using a weighted medicine ball in the floor.  Place your right hand on the medicine ball and perform a push-up.  Pop up on the ball with both hands and perform a push-up.  Pop up again landing with your left hand on the ball and your right hand on the floor.  Perform a push-up.  Repeat the drill for a specified time interval or number of reps.

360° medicine ball push-ups

Mark an X on the floor by crossing two pieces of blue painter’s tape.  Mark a starting point 6’ from the center of the X with a piece of blue painter’s tape. Start with your feet positioned in the center of the X and the medicine ball on or in line with the starting point marker.  Perform (5) push-ups on the medicine ball, keep your feet centered in the X, lift the ball, and rotate to the right as far as you. Your hands must remain in contact with the medicine ball throughout the drill. Continue the push-ups and rotation until you complete a circle winding up at the starting point marker. Repeat the drill for a specified number of revolutions or time interval. Alternate the direction of rotation and repeat the drill.

Note:  The drill can be enhanced by adding more push-ups per ball movement.

Make it competitive:  See who can perform the most revolutions in 3 minutes.

click to see movie clip


Moment-of-Truth Test

The purpose of the “Moment-of-Truth” (M-O-T) test is to gauge the conditioning level and progress of participants. 

No candidate names were submitted by Sgt. Psycho.


 Weekly “Face-off” Winner

Kudos to Psycho 26 for winning the weekly face-off.  The face-off this week was “elliptical” push-ups.

Psycho 26

            Psycho 26

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Selected Movie Clips

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Sidewalk drills under the lights

Practicing moving medicine ball push-ups

Practicing 1–arm straddle lateral push-ups

Practicing grave digger push-ups

Timed 1.02 mile run

Timed 50 shoulder-width push-ups

Channel lock push-ups

Log splitter crunches

Timed 200–yard run

Pseudo Planche push-ups

Helicopter Ab drill


 Training Program

[mouth pieces required]

Outside

* 1.02 mile timed run (18 X 100 yd.) timed run.  First to cross finish line wins.

* Moving push-up drill (5) push-ups every pace forward for 50-yd.

* 500 yard (5 RT X 50 yd.) cardio runs

* Sidewalk drills

Inside

* Grave Digger push-ups

* Plyometric cross-over push-ups

* Moving medicine ball push-ups

*RT = round-trip

Weekly “face-off” drill


Quotes of the Week

“When you reach a fork in the road, one side marked quit and the other marked continue, always follow the one marked continue!— Captain Psycho

“Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” — Vince Lombardi


Until next week,

Captain Psycho

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