40 Reps for 40 Days of Lent

  • Workout Date - 03/07/2019
  • Q In Charge - Perry Mason
  • The PAX - Almond Joy (twice), Courtesy Flush, Kindergarten Cop, Chubbs, Play-Doh, Spandex, Bedbug, Zipline, Stroke Seat, Perry Mason
  • AO - The Station

10 men were not afraid of the cold at The Station this morning.  I dropped a hint last night when I mentioned Lent, but the theme of this workout will be tied to the 40 days of the Lenten season.


SSH x 40 IC – The PAX knew something was amiss when we shot past 20, but no one seemed to guess what we were doing (“Is it your birthday?”).

IW x 40 OYO – I wasn’t going to pretend to be able to do everything in cadence at these reps

Windmills x 40 single count

Arm circles

The Thang

Mosey to MUMC to pick up our coupons, then head to the corner of Arlington and 14 for 4 corners.  Head to Ballenger, and a left, and then left again back to the church.  At each corner, do 10 overhead press, 10 squats, 10 curls, and 10 bench presses.  Not surprisingly, KC finished first, but Spandex was killing it today as well.

I was going to do a second round on a shorter block, but several of the PAX and I were on the early stages of frostbite in our fingers and CF mentioned that the coupons were not great for a lingering oblique problem, so we put the coupons and modified.

Mosey to Greer 1st Baptist for 40 LBCs, Joe Hendricks up the stairs and crab walk down the other side (1 time since its the 1st day of Lent).  Once we are done, we do a second round with shoulder touches, which were great sandwiched between the Joe.

Mosey back to the park entrance and do 20 dips at the fountain and 20 donkey kicks over at the Mutual Store wall.  We did this twice as well before it was time for Mary.


Corkscrews x 40 OYO, 20 each side

Erectors x 40 IC

Start with Dolly for reps 1-20 IC, then drop down to Rosalita for 21-40


Got off to a good start when AJ tried to count off a second time when we circled up.  Not sure if I got one or two Amens from him when we were done, though.

Prayers for Lavar’s 2.0.  Prayers for a couple whose child has Leukemia.  In light of the UMC vote in the news, prayers for the church as it contends with a culture that is increasingly secular and hostile to religion.  May we focus on God and scripture and avoid tearing ourselves apart trying to appease a culture that hates what the church stands for – absolute truth, objective morality, and the need for the repentance of our sin to obtain the grace that saves us all from eternal judgment.

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