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The Anti- AMRAP Workout – Hard and Wet (not what you are thinking)

10 PAX came out for a very wet AMRAP Friday.   With the inconsistency of the rain, it was decided a strenuous workout under the portico would be wise.  Awesome way to kick off the Friday work day. Or to Police GroupMe if you are Deadwood.

Mosey (by car) I swear to the front of the school.  Disclaimer given.

  • 25 SSH
  • 15 Potato Pickers
  • Plank with some Calf Stretching
  • 25 Single Count Merkins

The Thang:

  • Grab some Wall – 20 Presses, Jabs, Knee Ups – Run a Short Lap in the light rain and Back × 4 – Planking till 6 is in.
  • Grab some more Wall – 10 Wall Plank Jacks + 10 Mike Tyson – Run a Short Lap in the light rain and Back x 4 – BC led Mary til 6 was in.
  • Partner Up – 150 Dips, 150 Decline Merkins, 150 In/Outs, 100 Up/Down Merkins on the bench while partner is running the lap – Dasher led Mary til 6 was in
  • Back to Benches – 5 Bench Jump Burpees then 25 LBCs x 4 – Fun and Wet
  • Mary Time – 20 Freddie Mercuries, 20 Flutters, 20 American Hammer, 20 Heels to Heaven, A whole bunch of Protractor…, Finally 20 JLo’s led by BC ( Thanks to everyone for pitching in)



I was really quite impressed with absolutely everyone first showing up for what could have been a much wetter surprise.   There was limited mumblechatter, absolutely no complaining, everyone followed directions with no repeating of anything, and a little music.    I and most everyone seemed to have a good time and really put forth all their effort.

With such a small group, everyone’s work ethic was on display and I want to think each and everyone of you for absolutely killing it.

Dasher, BC and Deadwood kind of led the way through the light rain.   Dana and Wedding Singer have become Mr. Consistent hitting every workout in town and it is showing.  (Comment does not allow bathroom selfies on groupme)  Mad Dog and Doughboy pushed as always like there was no other choice.  I don’t know Honeycomb but have never seen him ever move that fast but maybe I was missing it.  The guy was crushing it.  Lastly, Chainsaw, my partner today, at an extremely spree 59 impressed the hell out of me.   Way to kill it like a 30 year old today stud today.   It was good partnering with you.


  • COTS (Church on the Streets) Sign Up happening. Please look on GroupMe.  (looks to be full though)
  • Commitment at Nesbit tomorrow morning.

Wrap up and Prayer:

 Thanks to Mad Dog taking us out this morning.

IGNITION/FLASH – Please Read, It Sucked for Everyone Involved

IGNITION – SandBags with Pole Work – Read More for Clarity

Thought we had an even dozen for Ignition but Chicken Little was only teasing us with his presence.  He was there to pre-run.  #Sandbagger.

Fast mosey to high school entrance.  Disclaimer given as we ventured up Moneyball Hill.

Circled up for a quick Christopher Columbus warmup:

14 SSH

9 Merkins

2 Burpees




Light pole work in Champions Forest

10 Merkins and 10 Bomb Jacks at each light pole


Mosey to Cemetary entrance with some T-Merkins along the way.  Walk dark path through Cemetery into Lawson.  More T-Merkins.  Mosey to Deermeadows where somebody left their garage open with gear (Thanks Transporter)


Everybody grab a Sandbag and run down to bottom of hill.  5 Sandbag burpees and run back to gear garage.  Grab Kettlebell or Metal pipe.  Run it up to top of Hill.  Shoulder presses.  Leave weights and run to bottom.

Triple Nickel-ish

5 sandbag burpees at bottom

Run up hill with Sandbag

10 Shoulder presses with KB/Pipe

Run back down with Sandbag

Rinse and repeat 5 times

Put gear back and mosey to Clubhouse playground.  Teams of 3 for pull-ups and dips.  P1 does pull-ups until failure.  P2 and P3 do dips until their turn.  Repeat.


Mosey back to Cuthbertson past Recalculating’s House (free post on GroupMe).  4 long sprints to finish it off.




We got in the required 4+ Miles.  Explored new territory.  Visited a cemetary.  Ran through VERY dark areas (bring head lamps to Ignition if you got them).  And ran up a HORRIBLE hill.

Great work by all.  Bomb jacks are not fun.  Dasher smoked the pole work (light poles – get your mind out of the gutter).  Sandbags sucked up hill. Hollywood and Halfback crushed it.  Good thing it was dark by the playground so nobody could see my soccer arms struggling on the pull-ups.  Nobody had to go back for the 6 since everybody busted it today.  Very impressive.


FLASH – We Did a Few Merkins

13 PAX to a mildly fast mosey to middle school entrance.  Disclaimer while planking up.

Circled up for Warm-Up:

Plank while stretching out Calves

25 Merkins

15 Imperial Walkers

15 PP




Hit the Light Poles in front of both schools to the Hill

10 Merkin with Cross Mountain Climbers at each Pole – Circle back to the 6


Triple Nickle at MoneyBall Hill

Carolina Dry Docks at the bottom (25/20/15/10/5) and 5 Bomb Jacks at the top (Boom) – Mary waiting for the 6


Mosey to the Amphitheatre for some bench work with a pit stop at the corner with 25 Double Count SSH in honor of Big10


Finish Mosey with another Triple Nickle

Dips at Amphitheatre (25/20/15/10/5) and 5 Inclined Bench Merkins at the School – Mary led by Southern Belle to wait for the 6


Mosey to steps behind the HS.

5 SitupHipups past top of stairs near the turn and 5 Smurf Jacks at the bottom.   Up Stairs front, back, side, flap jack both up and down.


Plank waiting on the 6 into Extra Merkin work just to enhance any burning.

5 Diamond Merkins in Cadence

5 Hands out Merkins in Cadence

5 Hands flipped at your waist Merkins in Cadence

5 Hands out past your head Merkins in Cadence


Mosey to Transporter’s Shed – Plank Jacks led by Posse

Back to home base hitting every light pole with 6 Plank Rotations




Everyone worked really hard and complained a normal level.   It was a workout that may hurt worse tomorrow than today.

It was good to see absolutely everyone push it including Posse after his detailed workout over the weekend that was OVERSHARED on Groupme.  Gerber and Southern Belle did an awesome job staying out in front, but behind Double Stuffed (awesome name) just shredding the course and all of us in the process.   Nice job DS.  The rest of the pack pushed through each and every exercise with no complaints.

Shout out to Jim (our FNG originally from St Louis) – hockey fan.   He pushed it really well on what was a hard workout for someone that does not do push ups every day.  Hope to see Jim Back.




Thank you from Dancing Bear on the donations of Shampoo and Soaps to Homeless in Union County.  Going really well and will continue to collect.

EASY BUTTON VQ tomorrow at Commitment

ZINFADEL VQ  Wednesday at Chiseled



Thank you BC for taking us out.

With No Cones, Had To Do Madonna Humpers

29 PAX including a FNG enjoyed a cool morning including a little running, a little lifting and a lot of Merkins.  Crazy to think the PAX did close to 5,000 Merkins this morning in some form or fashion.   Shout out to everyone who endured.

Mosey – Disclaimer

20 SSH, 15 PP, 20 Imp Walkers and 20 Merkins

The Thang/Workout

Partner up and mosey to Back of School to grab some bench.  Proceed to do 100 Madonna Humpers (that’s right) and some of you looked like virgins, 200 Dips, and 300 Dirkins while your partner runs to the Bus lot and back.  (There was complaining and obvious modifying)

Everyone dropped to do 25 Merkins to ensure the groups all hit their 300.  (Nice job)

Mosey to Transporter’s Shed –  Stop 10 Scorpion Plank Jacks in Cadence – (more modifications – 300 Dirkins may have been much.

Partner grabs a rock and head to the corner.   Next 150 Curls, 150 Shoulder Press and 150 Thrusters were done while partner run uphill to the stairs, up the stairs and down then alternate.

Mary was done waiting on the 6.

Mosey back to the shed to put rocks back, then 5 Carolina DryDocks at each light along the path back to home base.  NAILING the time perfectly to wrap up.


A very impressive group of guys endured  with some initial complaining to eventually eery silence as everyone powered through.   It is easy to be extremely proud of everyone as there was no loafing or hiding but every PAX getting after it.  You only get out what you put into it.   Did I mention it was a CONE FREE workout.  Had to be there.

Too too many people to name for shout outs, but the usual led the way for all of us.   Newbies and 6 continue to kill it and improve rapidly.   BriarCrest had another good showing- Minus Linus.  #ThatGuy

It was all fun today until we all realized we were just a bunch of “buttholes”.


Posse had a laundry list of announcements – don’t even remember them all.

Something like a convergence in Indian Land, some run at Marvin in the middle of the night thing in the fall…  Seemed like there was more.

Longhorn plugged his event this Saturday from 2 to 5 at Slate near uptown.  Proceeds go to Hayden’s Hope .

Sunday morning Open Door at Five Stones at 7am.

Reminder to sign up for COTs – Church on the Street next Sunday Morning (BC put the link on Groupme)

Sorry if i forgot anything.

Lastly, welcome Wrong Turn – Johnny Harwood after only living in Waxhaw for 8 weeks.  Hope we see a lot of you.  Johnny recently moved from New Mexico – thank you Posse for coming up with the Bugs Bunny Reference.


Thank you to DoughBoy for taking us out.



25 PAX arrived ready to roll for a simple beat down even after feeling uncomfortable at the site of the BriarCrest “titillating” pre-run, welcome to #Impromptu.

Mosey to front of High School – Disclaimer provided. 

  • 20 SSH
  • 15 Potato Pickers
  • Plank with Plank Stretch
  • 20 Merkins

The Thang:

 Mosey to High School Parking Lot for some Cone Work.

 With full intentions of 10x10x10 workout but was only able to get to 10x10x5.


  • 10 assorted Cones spread around the parking lot
  • 10 of a specific exercise to be done at each cone
  • Once a handful of PAX completed, bring everyone in for the next exercise and the attempt to keep everyone in constant motion
  • Exercise Order – Merkins, Squats, Scorpion Dry Docks, Smurf Jacks and then Plank Jacks

 With time running down as everyone felt the need to remind me, we headed to the hill in front of school

  • 10 Sporpion Plank Jacks at bottom with feet on curb and 5 Bomb Jacks at top

Back to school finishing the workout right on time.



 Had a large group again as Cuthbertson AO continues to KILL it in attendance.   Sorry #Goodfella, maybe you will be able to get #BIG10 out to Dromedary to boost your numbers.

Great to see everyone working hard and pushing it in the dim light with severe Muggy conditions.  I initially had these smaller kids soccer cones, but felt they would be too hard to see for #Rubbermaid through his fogged up glasses.

Only minimal complaining and hard work by all.   It was also good to see #Longhorn back in action after his 7 month hiatus from the group.   Also good to see #CaptainPhillips back after over a year from being away.  Maybe we can coax him to stick around in the gloom and pump up the Lawson numbers.

Another strong turnout from PAX not living in Lawson, will not name those neighborhoods.

Thank you for everyone for letting me lead and continuing to tolerate whatever workout I come up with.


Wrap up and Prayer:

 Thank you to #MoneyBall for taking us out.

Muggy Merkin Marathon

14 PAX met near the water tower for an extremely simple beat down.  Keeping the running to a minimum, the complaining was still evident but good natured.

Warm-up near the Tack Exchange – Disclaimer and Introduction with apology to those who attended Doc’s Jack Webb beating. 

  • 20 SSH IC
  • 20 Potato Pickers IC
  • 20 Imperial Walkers IC
  • 20 Moroccan Night Clubs IC

The Thang:

  • Hit the next Block as we mosey to the school.
  • 5 T Merkins at Each Mailbox to get the blood flowing
  • Up to the Basketball courts near the school to Partner up.


Combine with your Partner – 100 Crab Cakes, 200 Scorpion Dry Docks, 300 LBCs, 400 Plank Jacks and 500 Merkins – while partner runs to other end of the court to complete 10 Squats

  •  Final Mosey to the start to wrap up, with Flutter pit stops.


 A very impressive and hard working group all around even as the Merkins got very sloppy towards the end with many teams not quite hitting the 500 but getting very close.  Several rounds of exercises were done til failure, and the partner was there to pick them up and switch off.

Shout out Doughboy, Maple Syrup, Rubbermaid and Big10 who endured the day after experiencing Doc’s own Jack Webb Hell yesterday.  But all of them still powered through with all they had.

My partner Shake ‘n’ Bake was the man as no Form police will ever catch him not up to snuff cranking out each exercise precisely.

Beckham, Paper Jam, Dana, and Fuse (towel in hand) put it all out there with minimal complaints and just a few jabs.   Nice job powering though.

Anvil, extremely impressed with Iron and Ore.  Nice job, always good to see the 2.0s participating while Ore was running around most of us like we were standing still

Banjo – Nice to meet you sir and good job enduring a tough workout.  Thank you for making Floater your first official workout as we look forward to seeing you again.

Lastly, absolute favorite part was in the middle of squats when Rubbermaid stopped, turned to me and told me that I suck.   At the moment, I agreed with him.


  • FNG Ben Carson – previously from the Mountains of WV, likes beer.  He is a Dude.  Accepted the name Banjo.  Hopefully he returns.
  • Sandlot Pallet project with Shop Dog – please connect with him if you are interested.
  • COTS (Church on the Streets) Sign Up happening. Please look on GroupMe.

Wrap up and Prayer:

 Doughboy took us out with a special mention of Austin (18-year-old, who recently suffered a heart attack) who needs our prayers.  Thank you, Anvil, for bringing this to our attention.

HOOCH-Aerobics – Beach Body Core Day


HOOCH-Aerobics – Beach Body Core Day

22 PAX did a Core focused workout all over Cuthbertson campus with some moaning and groaning. Thank you for letting me lead what felt like a muggy, sweaty, and sloppy workout. Maybe next time, I will have it a little more crisp and concise. None the less, all would agree that is sucked as it was supposed to with some new twists thrown in.

Warm-up – Disclaimer and Introduction.

  • 20 SSH
  • 20 Potato Pickers
  • 20 Imperial Walkers
  • 20 Merkins (stud count)

The Thang:

Off to the Light poles – 10 Plank Rotations + 10 Core Twists at each – front to come get the 6.

Hit the Wall at Transporter’s office for something that was harder than expected – 10 Wall Plank Jacks + 10 Wall Plank Hip Touches x 4 (QFail, so actually x2)

Grab a rock and circle up – 20 Thrusters, 20 Kettle Rock Swings, 20 Rock Goblet Squats, then 10, then 5, sitting the rock down each time and moving to the left. (Fun for all) Nice Job #Crumbs on keeping up.

Mosey to Circle near track for some Partner work – Starting with Partner Dragonflys x 25 then alternate. Heard some mumble about sweat dripping from PAX packages. @Damascus – sorry you missed it.

Then some Apollo 13s (thank you Posse for the name ) with Partner Runs 1/2 Speed to the bottom, Sling shot around the curve with a Sprint back to the top times 5. Partner was to do continuous Scorpion Plank Push Ups from the Curb (or until your body gave out).

Final Mosey to the start to wrap up, almost right on time. Quick Mary to finish.


Again, it was hot, extremely muggy, schwetty, but a wet grass and burpee free workout. I am impressed how everyone powered through and truly appreciate everyone trying something a littlenew and accepting it.

Everyone showed up and worked hard, so it is hard to mention names. A special shout out to my partner Foundation for not dripping from any unmentionable areas on my face, but I did chooseto keep my eyes closed just in case for the whole series. I am a little worried that the Dank Dragonflys were other PAXs favorite part.

Big10 is coming into his own and just killing it now, curse words to a minimum.

Huge Respect to our older PAX for making it look easy and to our 2.0 Crumbs for not struggling a bit.

BottleCap Only Announcements: 

  • Saturday is Lou Nali 3rd Annual Basketball Tourney (make sure to order your t-shirt) BYOB
  • Commitment Saturday 6:30 led by BC himself
  • Sunday Bible Study Open Door at Five Stones 7 a.m. next Sunday

Wrap up and Prayer:

BottleCap took us out.