15 seconds with rusty balls goes way too quick

15 seconds with rusty balls goes way too quick

You’re probably reading this by accident. You must have been lost or bored on the internet. You were scrolling the site and title grabbed your interest. Now that you here, you might as well stay and read about the high jinks we got into.

Wow where did the humidity come from? It must have been 917% humidity. It’s the kind of day you sweat before you even start to workout. Well at least I’m the only crazy one. 8 other gentlemen (and I use that term loosely) joined YHC in the muggy gloom. If you were there, you know the fun we had and left a better man. If you weren’t, you can read about it and regret not going. The only workout you regret is the one you don’t do.


  • Mosey around the parking lot. Hairband came in hot at 5:32. Conveniently missing the mosey.
  • Side straddle hops IC x 20
  • Empirical walkers IC x 15. That’s not a typo. That’s what I called. Blame it on too much F3 happy hour last night. Even though I butchered the name, the PAX knew what was meant and jumped right in
  • Mountain climbers IC x 20
  • Arm circles OYO x 10 each direction

Enough warmup. If you’re not warmed up between the temperature and humidity, you’ll warm up as the workout progresses.

The beatdown

When I come up with workouts, I try to think outside the box and do stuff that isn’t done on a regular basis. I haven’t been to a Tabata style workout so I thought it would be a good idea to create one. Turns out it was a terrible idea. For those of you who don’t know Tabata is a Japanese word that loosely translates to “holy crap this sucks”. It is named after a Japanese speed skating coach who found that high intensity training increased the athletes aerobic and anaerobic systems. Now when that comes up on Jeopardy, you’ll be able to answer it. In a nutshell, it is a period of exercise followed by a period of rest. Each exercise was 8 rounds. 30 seconds of exercise and 15 seconds of rest.

  1. Kettlebell swings
  2. Kettlebell bob & weave
  3. Lawnmowers (switch arms each round)
  4. Kettlebell double lunges (front lunge to a reverse lunge, switching legs each round)
  5. Curls
  6. Calf raises with kettlebell

Mary – whoops. I look down at the trusty timepiece and it is 6:15. No time for Mary.


BIG shout out to Snookie. He is our 62 (not a typo) year old PAX. In November, he was injured in a motorcycle accident when he crashed trying to jump 5 school buses. Today was the second or third time he has been able to get a shoe on. He may have been on the disabled list for 6 months, but he certainly picked up where left off. I hope I’m half the bad ass he is when get to that age. Great job and welcome back Snookie.

Hoffa was actually pleasant today. There may have even been a smile a couple of times. He might have been in a better mood since his bromance wasn’t there. This also means that our ears didn’t get quite the workout that they normally do. I don’t think anybody is upset at that fact.

We were talking about the new Panthers’ owner and how he was able to pay 2.2 BILLION in cash. Somebody said he should deliver the money in pennies. (I had to check the spelling of that last word a couple of times. I can’t afford that misspelling). Jabberwocky mentioned that Rusty WALLACE had received a fine and paid in pennies (again with the spell check). The thing is, none of the PAX heard WALLACE. It sounded like Rusty Balls. I didn’t know who he was talking about since I misheard. For a good 30 seconds, I thought Rusty Balls was an F3 name. Who knows it may end up being one.

Cyrpto is relatively new. I can definitely see improvement in strength and stamina. Keep up the great work. The workouts don’t get easier, you just get stronger.

It was good to see Bullwinkle in the gloom with his shiny new kettlebells. Yes Bullwinkle comes prepared. He now has 2 bells (again checking to make sure I used the right word). He’s like a human Shazam. Any song that came on during the workout he was able to identify. My M and I have an inside joke, that if we didn’t have so much useless crap (movie quotes, song lyrics, random information) in our heads that we could have devoted our brains to some more important. We could have cured cancer, if Forrest Gump quotes weren’t taking up so much space up there.

Hairband was swinging some serious weight. I’m sure he’s going to feel this workout. Good job. Thanks for taking us out this morning.

Another solid performance from Woody. He doesn’t talk much during the workouts, but he does it usually to drop “this is a bucket of suck”. If you’re not right next to him, it does NOT sound like bucket. I also like in the name-o-rama when he says his hospital name it sounds like temperamental.

A quiet but steady performance from Bernanke.

I know this was going to be a tough workout when I was making it. It was quite a bit tougher than expected. 15 seconds seems to fly by when you’re resting, but 30 seconds during an exercise feels much longer. Everybody did a great job and it was my pleasure to lead this morning.


  • Pray for the victims in the school bus crash in New Jersey
  • Pray for Snookie’s friend, Steve who has a rough case of the shingles.
  • Poptart on Q at Outland tomorrow
  • Conviction is moving to Shiloh Elementary on 5/30 @ 0530. It will no longer be a “moderate” bootcamp after the move.
  • If you’re reading this sign up to Q a workout.


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