Whipping Stick Simple Smackdown

  • When: 10/08/16
  • QIC: T-Bone
  • The PAX: Beaker, Abraham, Markup, Crop Duster, Cousin Eddie, Publix, Tooth Fairy, T-Bone

8 PAX showed up for a steady beat down at the this AM despite forecast uncertainty from Hurricane Matthew.  Our weather was considerably better than our fellow brothers in the low country state where many workouts were cancelled due to lightning.

The thang:

Various reps ranging from 10-20 for these warm-up exercises

  • SSH
  • Squats
  • Merkins
  • Mountain Climbers
  • * 5 burpees
  • Alternating toe touch
  • Side lunge
  • Alternating side T-planks
  • WWII sit-ups
  • ** 10 burpees
  • Imperial storm troopers
  • Lunges
  • Diamond merkins
  • Plank jacks
  • *** 15 burpees
  • Windmill
  • Squats
  • HR merkins
  • Flutter kicks
  • **** 20 burpees

Slow mosey to a new spot at the whipping stick (parking lot beside old Shell station which was torn down).  20 min AMRAP.

  • 10 Box jumps
  • Jog and hop up wall to next level for 10 squats
  • Hop down wall, jog, and hop up wall / climb up hill for 10 LBC’s
  • Down hill, hop down wall, jog back to loading dock for box jumps

Slow mosey back to the school with one stop for Pretzel’s.

Moleskin – Beaker was the first to figure out the warmup pattern of burpees increasing by 5.  I think I remember him complaining that we didn’t get to go another round and tack on 25 burpees.  The side lunge was clearly a fan favorite with much groaning and whining.  The mumble chatter did drop rather considerably after the last 2 rounds of burpees.  As we jogged to the old shell parking lot, I heard various grumbling such as this isn’t RAM.  However, I was pleasantly surprised by the renewed energy level at the AMRAP.  Cousin Eddie and yours truly claim that our form was impeccable.  At least that is our story and we are sticking to it after getting lapped by Tooth Fairy.  On the jog back to the school, Crop and TF picked up the pace as a show of male bravado while getting harassed by the rest of us still slow moseying.  The general sentiment at Granny’s was that the PAX begrudgingly appreciated the workout and said they felt they had gotten their money’s worth.

Special prayer for Abraham heading down to Haiti in 2 weeks with fellow brothers from F3 Columbia for what was originally planned as a building trip but has now turned into a disaster relief trip.



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