Neil Diamond invented the Merkin?

Neil Diamond invented the Merkin?

26 PAX showed up at Watchtower to see if YHC could actually do a Q with minimal running. The Verdict? Undecided.


  • DCCS given
  • Mosey to PetSmart for COP
  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Various Merkins x 15 IC
  • Imperial Squawkers x 10 IC


  • 4 corners w/ 10 Bobby Hurleys at each
  • Partner up for some Gear competition
    • ROUND 1 (3 times each)
      • Plates:
        • P1: Hairburners
        • P2: Burpees
      • Dumbbells
        • P1: Run backwards to end of lot/Sprint back
        • P2: Curls
    • ROUND 2 (3 times each)
      • Switch from Plates to Dumbbells or vice versa
    • ROUND 3 (3 times each)
      • Plates:
        • P1: Overhead plate run
        • P2: Plank Jacks
      • Dumbbells
        • P1: Bear Crawl
        • P2: Thrusters
    • ROUND 4 (3 times each)
      • Switch from Plates to Dumbbells or vice versa
  • More 4 corners, 3 corners, and 2 corners
    • 10 Diamond Merkins as a group
    • Sprint to next corner and hold plank until 6 gets in plank


  • Thanks to Moneyball for helping me set up all the gear this morning and for riding in the front seat to help off set the weight in the rear of the car
  • Appreciate the group bearing with me during instructions with limited questions; I had to grab Damascus as a partner cuz I knew he would need further clarification
  • 26 guys is a lot for a gear workout so I apologize if you didn’t get to mix and mingle with the whole group
  • With the limited moving of partners/competitors (and my bad eyes), I couldn’t tell how most of the PAX were pushing but I will say this:
    • In a workout like this (gear), the EASY CHOICE is to COAST during the exercises and go hard when you are running/hairburner-ing, bear crawling.
    • The HARD CHOICE is to BUST IT during the exercises and the cardio. Pick a partner that will hold you accountable during the workout.
    • Don’t waste a 5 o’clock wake up call by coasting
  • Thanks to Deadwood for pushing me (not just asking me) to Q at this site. I have been on record that I don’t like this AO but that didn’t slow him down from challenging me. Appreciate the push. If you keep this up, maybe Doughboy and Bread Bowl will add you as a Site Q one day.


  • Convergence this Saturday at Stonehenge with SOB brothers. Vine Restaurant at 0600-0700. Coffeeteria after at Einstein’s. Come out and get out of your comfort zone and engage with other area PAX.
  • The Murph challenge: On Memorial Day, we will be doing “The Murph” but to prepare for this, Zinfandel has put together a daily challenge to allow us to build our bodies up and be ready. Grab a partner (see “accountability”) and join the “42 days to Murph” GroupMe channel to help keep you on track.
  • Thanks to Moneyball who took us out!
  • Happy Easter my brothers. I hope this week you will focus on and celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice and greatest miracle available to each and every one of us. Have a great week.

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