User Error…Tabata-style! And a new workout tool!

User Error…Tabata-style! And a new workout tool!

10 Brave Men showed up for a workout even though the weather was not looking good.  With the heavy rains expected today, and the fact that it was pouring at my house early this morning, we defaulted to a typical Tabata-style workout under cover of the Cafeteria at Marvin Ridge HS.  The plan was laid yesterday, but you know what they say about plans!  Customary Tabata App glitches/user error reared their ugly heads once again.

Disclaimer given.  Warm up run to the back of the HS for cover, benches, and no airflow:

SSH x 20

IW x 20

Low Slow Squats x 10

Plank Jacks x 20



Tabata apps are “interesting”, and we have an 80% failure rate at some point in the workout. User Error as I changed my saved preference from a 3-Round Tabata to a 4-Round today. The Pax got very familiar with the Rocky Theme today, as the music kept restarting ever 30 seconds.  Gotta Love Rocky. Once we got it working after Round 1 and a recover lap, we enjoyed a good music selection.  Here is how it went:

Rounds 1 & 2, 8 Exercises, 30-seconds each, 10-second rest, run a lap around the Power Building/Circle after each round:

  • Merkins
  • Step Ups
  • Dips
  • Squats
  • H2H
  • Dry Docks
  • LBC’s
  • Knee Ups

Rounds 3 & 4, 8 Exercises, 30-seconds each, 10-second rest, run a lap around the Power Building/Circle after Round 3

  • Derkins
  • Step Ups
  • Dips
  • Jump Squats
  • Freddy Mercuries
  • Dry Docks
  • Pistol LBC’s
  • 1-legged Knee Ups

After Round 4, we introduced a new workout tool. My sons saw this Bootcamp Workout “Cube” at a store Monday, and thought we could use it at home. I saw the need at F3 to break it up a bit.  Each Pax took a turn at rolling the dice, and whatever exercise landed face-up is what we would do.  If memory serves correctly, we did:

  • Jump Squats x 15
  • Merkins x 20
  • Mountain Climbers x 30
  • Jump Squats x 15
  • Jump Tucks x 15
  • Merkins x 20
  • Other exercises…can’t remember, but we did (9) total

Quick mosey back to the parking lot for COT. Plank exercises until 6:15am.  Done.



Nice work by the 9 guys who joined/supported YHC and braved the storm to sweat a lot, push their bodies, laugh a little about the App issues/User error.  I truly appreciate all you guys, and the camaraderie on a weekly basis.  The consistent Dromedary crew always pushes hard and looks out for each other, like helping dodge school buses and speeding drivers at 6am!   Great to see Transporter out there this morning as he is on Q next week.

YHC took us out in prayer. Thank you, Lord, for our health, families, provision, and all the challenges you help us fight through as men.


Family/Kid-Friendly OCR at Lake Wylie/Camp Thunderbird this Saturday 10/14/18. Posse has more info.

Sandbox #2 at Travis Commodore’s house to complete the Pallet project.  Coming soon on a Saturday. See Soft Pretzel for more details

10/17/18: Transporter on Q

10/24/18: Doc McStuffins on Q

10/31/18: YHC on Q for my 2-Year Anniversary “Celebration”

11/7/18: WAMRAP

11/14/18: OPEN

11/21/18: OPEN

11/28/18: OPEN

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