Author Archive Hooch

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.