Death by Merkin

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  • Workout Date - 08/11/2015
  • Q In Charge - ATM
  • The PAX - Bambi, Tedidiah, Grand Slam, Affordable Care Act, Hulk Smash, Cool Breeze, Pretty Loving Guy, Sticky, Cauliflower, Whisper, Brave Little Toaster (the artist formerly known as Sparky), Hooch, Johnny5, 50/50, Church Lady, Third Base, Padre, Soccer Mom, M.O., The Situation, FNG Brett now known as Tackleberry, FNG Dawson now known as Sumo, ATM (YHC)
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2 shovel flags were planted at #pitchfork and a huge crowd gathered with 23 pax and 2 FNGs resisting the comfort of the #fartsack on a wet morning.  Since YHC had the Q at the #TOT yesterday and we completely smoked the legs, today was focused on the upper body.  Here’s the skinny:

Warm up – SSH x 25, HB x 26, Arm circles
Mosey to other parking lot

Thang 1 – 11s with 10 diamond merkins and 1 squat.  Run about 30 yards to other cone for 9/2, back to first cone for 8/3…repeato until 1 diamond and 10 squats.  Nice and warmed up?  Good!

Thang 2 – start at cone 1, 4 merkins and 4 single count lunges, run to cone 2 and back for 8 merkins/8 single count lunges, run to cone 2 and back…repeato with all exercises done at cone 1 with 16/16, 32/32, and 64/64 reps…if you are scoring at home, we are at 179 merkins so far.

Thang 3 – Circle Up for Every Minute on the Minute (aka Death by…) merkins.  10 every minute…wait, that’s too much rest…let’s do 10 merkins every 30 seconds, if you finish fast, you get a couple of seconds break.  That’s another 100 merkins in 5 minutes…let’s see 179 + 100, carry the 2…wait, I ran out of fingers and toes…whatever, someone said it was 279.

Mosey back to the flags for 6MOM.  Since YHC likes round numbers, let’s all do 21 merkins OYO to make it an even 300.  A joyful noise was made when this was announced.  After the #mumblechatter died down, we did 25 LBCs on ACA’s count.

Announcements – Michelin 5k Saturday, 3rd F opportunities tmmr at 0600 Java Bistro and 1145 at The Valley.  Tower of Terror is on Mondays AND Thursdays now since Golden Strip was getting so large on Thursdays.  #additionbydivision

Prayers – Johnny5’s mom, Paul, Soccer Mom health, Grand Slam’s adoption process, Hooch and job situation.

Always a pleasure men…see ya in the gloom.


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