Monthly Archive November 2019

Is 5 Qs In A Row Too Many?

For my 34th Q I decided to answer the age-old question, “why would anyone want to Q every single workout for the week?” A few months ago I figured I would challenge myself to my own personal CSUP during my favorite holiday. I reached out to each Site, booked the week and then procrastinated my costume ideas. It was a simple plan of dressing like a jackass each morning and crushing the pax.

Last night for Halloween the KISS makeup was too difficult to get off my face and I’m glad I didn’t pick any costumes that involved makeup. I might have also had one too many brews before bedtime last night but I’m about that rockstar lifestyle you guys. Waking up this AM was a little painful and I had zero planned for my weinke except the burpee mile. Thanks Moneyball for the assist!

I jumped on my bidet thrown, wrote out some pain stations and slipped on my final costume. It seemed fitting to close the week as a Gladiator….I AM SPARTA?? I got nothing.

Lots of pax this morning in 43 degree weather ready for some fun. DiCCS reviewed. Let’s go.


Mosey to front of high school. Circle up:

20 x SSH

10 x Moroccan Night Clubs

Jimmy Dugan

Calf Stretch

Burpee Mile to start! 2 burpees to start. Out and back 4 times with 12 burpees at each end. 50 burpees to kick it into high gear!

Mosey towards stairs. 5 Big Boy Situps. 5 Calf Raises per Step. Bear Crawl to wall. 10 Mike Tyson’s. 2 rounds.

Grab some wall. 20 of each: Jabs and toe lifts. Air Presses and heel lifts. Quick Break to shake legs. Back on wall and repeat. Burner.

Mosey to the back of the middle school and find some bench. 20 x dips, 15 x box jumps and 10 derkins. Mosey to alcove for 10 x donkey kicks. Repeat 2 times.

Mosey to COT. Ab work. Heels to Heaven. Gas pumps. LBCs. Box cutters. 6” plank jacks. Finished.


As I sit here on my couch in my soreness I’m happy with my overall outcome. I got some good laughs, some great pictures and completed my mission. Sadly my reign of terror has come to an end as of today due to poor planning by my wife and the fact we are leaving for the weekend today. I was hoping to close out all 6 but I’m content with the 5 in a row. It gives other idiots like myself something to shoot for and beat. Not sure why anyone would want to but to each their own.

Thanks to everyone that posted today. It was a pleasure to lead. A lighter pace than yesterday because I was exhausted but that opening burpee mile is a great way to get everything warmed up. Then focused on those legs and my beer belly. Feel the burn!

Lesson learned this week? Nothing. It was fun as hell to dress up and Q! I look forward to getting more creative with costumes and themes for future Qs. Anything to make you all laugh or talk smack is fine by me. Thanks again.

Thanks Akbar for taking us out!


  • Q School and Site Q School this weekend. See Posse for more details.
  • We are gathering lightly used clothes and toys leading up to the holidays for Christ’s Closet. See Deadwood or BC for any questions or donations.
  • Holiday Party is coming up on Nov 16th. Room is booked, hors d’oeuvres are ordered and all that’s left is you to RSVP. We are almost up over 60 people already! Please ping me at a workout or on GroupMe and send over your Ms name if she is attending as well.
  • Deadwood has the Q tomorrow at Commitment
  • Two upcoming CSUPs next Saturday! Vagabond and Christ’s Closet events. Find a buddy and pick one event. See anyone for more details at any post!!

Olde Providence Elementary Center For Children Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too

Despite forecasts of a cataclysmic F5 Tornado by Brad Panovich and a community uprising to cancel or postpone a centuries-old holiday tradition of dressing like an imbecile and rotting our teeth out, a collection of “lucky 13” pax gathered in the steambath that is South Charlotte in late October to start our Halloween the old fashioned way… by participating in a bootcamp that would surely be a “Thriller”. Our Special Guest, Derek Zoolandar, arrived looking really, really ridiculously good-looking and ready to lead the pax on a neighborhood tour of holiday decorations (but we only made left-hand turns). Let’s party…

1.     COP in bus lot

o    IW.s

o    LSS.

o    Mtn Climbers

o    True Americans (6-ct)

  • SSH (accelerate)
  • Commence tour of Chadwyck Farms…

o    Plank, Mary, Regroup

·         10 squats and 10 True Americans – run to the inflatable skeleton

o    Plank, Mary, Regroup

·         20 squats and 20 True Americans – run to the purple tombstone

o    Plank, Mary, Regroup

·         Triple Nickle (up to spider web and back)

o    10 SMCs at the bottom

o    10 CDDs at the top

  • Huddle for assignment – Mission: Petty Vandalism

·         Sprint back to first inflatable, then return to start with various Plank/Mary/Merkin stops to regroup

  • 3 minutes of Mary
  • 10 burpees OYO
  • Dunskies


  • Slingshot was prompt and diligent in his 3rd-ever F3 post… seems to be drinking the F3 Koolaid by the gallon
  • IHOP made his 2nd appearance ever (the 1st being 6 years ago). We look forward to having you back out in 2025
  • One Eye seems to have gone for a pre- and post- run, but hey, what else does the slacker have to do during his “garden leave” funemployment (congrats on the new gig!)
  • Queen looked 20 years younger with his clean-shaven babyface… (now if he can only borrow some muscles for his “Mr. Clean” Halloween costume)
  • Pop Tart is the only pax who appears to have gotten the memo that today was Halloween… but something tells me he didn’t have to dig too far into his wardrobe to dig out a mullet and wifebeater
  • Hopper was the only “respect”able pax in attendance. Congrats. (Each morning this side of the dirt is a blessing.)
  • Marge was crushing it up front on the hill work while counting down the days until his dude’s trip to Scotland (246)
  • Puddin’ Pop was unusually quiet today, unsupported by his 2 Trifusenik compatriots (then again, threats of rain tend to separate the men from the boys).
  • Gummy disappointed royally by leaving his purple gorilla suit at home, but he did help herd the pax through the labyrinth of Chadwyck/Wessex and ensure that we actually got back on time, so perhaps he earned his pay after all.
  • Clover, Jet Fuel & Mailman quietly and humbly put in solid work today

Our original “Special Guest” was supposed to be our beloved Cheese Curd, but he had to flake last week due to a lingering ab injury he sustained by laughing at his own jokes. In order to show him a sign of our affection, we did a bit of decoration rearranging in his yard. (Little did we know that the guy has more surveillance cameras than Fort Knox, and we were busted before we began.) Thankfully, no ghosts were harmed in the making of this post… just our relationship with Curd, which I’m willing to sacrifice.

No announcements of material significance were shared. Contact Pop Tart for details on the F3 Thanksgiving Party.

Thanks to everyone for dragging themselves out of the fartsack to enjoy a little bro-time with me this morning. YHC had been fighting the crud for almost 3 weeks, and I have to admit I really missed you guys. You always get my day started off the right way.

Purple Haze on Q next week, coming out of boot camp retirement to (in his words) give the people what they want… what they really, really want.

A Macabre Meathead

An unlucky 13 met at the Meathead Inclement Weather Location (or the MIWL), a/k/a the tennis shelter at Covenant Day School on Halloween 2019 for the 11th installment of the Total Tension program. As usual, Tiger Rag took the reins and led the pax through the following:


  • Hard style elbow plank x 2
  • Hollow body hold x 2
  • Glute bridge x 2

Main Event:

Pax partner up for the usual exercises (all performed as doubles):

  • Clean
  • Press (pyramid to 6-8 by set)
  • Squat
  • Renegade rows (plank on one bell, row the other)

Perform 100 double swings in sets of 10-20.

Cool-down with the same exercises as the warm-up.

Announcement: sign up for the Holiday Party. Migthy Mite and others have put a ton of work into it, so sign up and sign up early. It’s always a lot of fun (at least the years I’ve been able to make it).


  • It was really dark this morning, but I lifted with Young Love and Purell. Those are two strong dudes. Young Love did the whole cycle with the double 28s, which was crazy.
  • Thanks to Tiger Rag for leading us through the program this morning. The idea behind the program is simple, but the accountability provided by the Q and the pax makes a huge difference – trust me, I’ve had to make up a few workouts on my own and it wasn’t the same.
  • Tiger Rag also provided this morning’s music, the highlight of which was Hillbillies in a Haunted House by the Austin Lounge Lizards. If you’ve never heard it (who has?), you should look it up on your favorite streaming service (or YouTube). I think Horsehead lost some family members during the course of that song.
  • Extra credit for the 4 foolish pre-runners: Stone Cold, Horsehead, Purell, and Tiger Rag. To hear Purell tell it, it was Tiger Rag’s fault they ran that fast. Tiger Rag sort of agreed.
  • I’ll be at GWL on Saturday, but there should be pax at Elizabeth Lane at 6:30 for the 12th workout (plus some of TR’s other fun gear).