11s plus 11s equals 22

  • Workout Date - 01/22/2015
  • Q In Charge - Flay
  • The PAX - Scuba Steve, Guvnah (#Kotters), Clapper, Rusty, Bunyan, Semper (LIFO)
  • AO -

Has it really been almost a month since I last led a workout? Two weeks of the family being laid up with the flu will do that, I guess. Anyway, it’s high time to get back in the saddle with my fellow Tankyardigans and see what crazy concoction we can come up with.

7 men strolled up to the Shovelflag by the Tank to get a little bit better on the day. (#tclaps to Bunyan for having his on hand as YHC’s is currently under guard with @Murdock after YHC was a nimrod and left his at the Red Light & Blue 002 after party).


SSH x 20 IC

Hillbillies x 20 IC (where’s @Squeal?)

BLIMP (Burpees x 5, Lunges x 10, IW x 15, Merkins x 20, Plankjacks x 25)

Semper screeches into the parking lot to join in on the tail end of the BLIMP.


Mosey over to the Pain Cage (between the fences of the two baseball fields)

Burpee broad jumps: to the first light pole (about 30 yards) #crowdpleaser

Now, we’re warmed up…

Over to the bleachers. Scooch ’em in (technical term) to give the PAX room for:

11s: Derkins and Dips

At which point YHC needed to scooch (technical term) his team’s set of bleachers in further after nailing both the bottom riser and the pavement with an audible thud due to lack of space. Even @ScubaSteve was like: “Oohhh… dang dude.”

#PentacostalBunyan makes his first of many appearances

Plank up when done. Over to the fence.

People’s Chair/Li’l Baby Arm Circles from Hell 

Arms out front x 10 IC / reverse direction x 10 IC

Arms out to the side x 10 IC / reverse direction x 10 IC

PAX start grumbling. We must be on the right track.

Mosey over to the hill behind Jason’s

11s: Merkins and Bigboy Situps

Start with 10 merkins at the bottom / sprint to the top / 1 situp

Repeato until it’s 1 merkin at the bottom / 10 situps at the top

We did a PT test at RLB 002, and while YHC’s merkin number was surprisingly high, I struggled mightily with the situps, so expect to see plenty more of that from me in the future.

Plank up / Mountain climbers x 20 IC just to keep the blood flowing.

Mosey back down towards the Tank. Pitstop at the baseball shack

Hipslappers x 11 IC

Was gonna go for 22, but the wheels were coming off at this point. #smokedshoulders

Mosey down to the tennis courts and partner up.

Star Drill

One partner works while the other runs / flap jack. Here are the exercises

Freddie Mercury

Air squat

Diamond Merkins #crowdpleaser


Flutters x 22 IC

Dollies x 22 IC

Backscratcher x 22 IC

Dead Cockroach x 22 IC

Spicolis x 10 for all our brothers suffering and for all service members and veterans

at which point @ScubaSteve calls an audible

+1 Spicoli for the Marines… Aye

+1 Spicoli for the Navy… Aye

+1 Spicoli for the Army… Aye

+1 Spicoli for the Air Force… Aye

+1 Spicoli for the Coast Guard… Aye

+1 Spicoli for the Merchant Marine… Aye



  • Lone Survivor AMERICAN SNIPER (more coffee please) this Saturday night at Hollywood 20
  • F3 Swamp Rabbit 2 year Anniversary convergence at Legacy, 1/31, 0700
  • Sign up for the Drifter
  • If not the Drifter, go join the Rucktards at Hero’s 5K
  • Scuba still selling patches for David (former SF who was killed in an attack in Kabul)
  • Need a Mudrun Q

Prayer Requests:

  • The wife of an old high school friend of mine was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that has metastasized to her lungs and is inoperable. They have two kids, ages 3 and 5. CANCER SUCKS
  • Prayers for Clapper’s adopted daughter, Libby, as they work through the process of getting her cleft palate corrected
  • All those suffering in silence

Final Word: We may all be special snowflakes and unique in our own way, but we aren’t alone. Nine times out of ten, whatever struggle or crises you’re going through at home, at work, or in your heart is something one of your brothers has experienced as well. Sucking it up does not make you better. Reach out. You’ve got an army of brothers ready, willing and able to help you. Aye.


1 thought on “11s plus 11s equals 22”

  1. Well done on the ‘billies. To answer your question, Squeal is in Jamaica. Hate to come back, but when I do I’m glad I will be over my sinus infection and back in the proverbial F3 saddle.

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