A Handful of Beasts

A Handful of Beasts

After a strong baseline beatdown last week, the pax was looking forward to a more moderate workout this week.  Little did we know, a Beast awaited…

The Thang:

Warm-up lap on the track (1/8 mi)

10 merkins leaving the track; jog to open field

COP (in cadence):

  • 10 SSH
  • 10 merkins
  • 10 IW
  • 10 mountain climbers
  • 10 squats

The Beast then reared its head:

on the 60 yrd, lined field, stop every 20 yds (down & back for 6 stations), and complete 6 reps of the called exercise.  Plank at endline for all pax to complete and await next called exercise.

  1. merkins
  2. LBCs
  3. Speed Skater (each leg)
  4. Merkins
  5. Flutter (each leg)
  6. Squats

Mosey to Playground for Circuit 1:

  • 10 pullups (or supine pullups)
  • 10 lunges (total)
  • 10 toe touches
  • Rinse & repeat for total of 3 circuits

Mosey to far baseball field for Circuit 2:

  • 10 Carolina dry docks (left field)
  • 10 LBCs (center field)
  • 10 jumping lunges (right field)
  • Jog back to left field and repeat for total of 3 circuits

We had planned to return to the open, lined field, but it was now overtaken by youth football (expanded from only the far football field last week).  We stayed put on the ball field, working from left field fence to the centerfield fence.

  • karaoke (down and back)
  • back peddle (down and back)
  • side shuffle (down and back)

Jack Webb (up to 5)

  • karaoke
  • back peddle
  • side shuffle

By this point, YHC expected to be moving on to Mary.  However, the pax had made such quick work with the planned exercises, we moseyed to the playground for a little Cindy Same rotation as last week, except only 5 min vs 20 min.

  • 5 supine pullups (audible from pullups)
  • 10 merkins
  • 15 squats

5 MoM (in cadence):

  • 10 Mason Twist
  • 10 Flutter
  • 10 LBCs
  • 10 Dolly
  • 10 Rosalita
  • 10 Maktar N’jai (switch direction after 5)


Strong work by the pax today!  YHC had planned a more moderate workout this week, after last week’s strenuous baseline with Cindy; however, the pax continued to put the pedal down, quickly blowing through the planned exercises and providing us all with quite a workout.  YHC had to call for several standing 10 counts for us to catch our breaths, esp after the runs on the ball field.  Jack Webb also made an appearance before the second set of runs, just to help prevent merlot spillage!  Crazy!

  • Robin Hood, at 62 yrs strong, continued to push himself and make a strong showing.  Respect!!
  • Milwaukee’s Best, in his 2nd post ever, left the brew at home and performed as if he’d been posting for a while already.
  • Puddin’ Pop, only 2 weeks in, is no joke, putting in strong effort today.
  • Honey Bee, responsible for bringing Milwaukee’s Best this far north (from Ballantyne), had to pull the reins a few times to keep from making YHC look too bad.  Thanks, brother!
  • YHC pushed himself pretty hard again this week, getting winded a few times, realizing that “moderate” does not equal “easy”!

In summary, the Ascent pax continues to push themselves, striving to better themselves physically and mentally.  It’s an honor to lead such a group.  Aye!

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Honey Bee
Honey Bee
10 years ago

Nice Q High Tide! I hope to be back next week with another FNG. I think Milwaukee’s Best is planning to come again soon too. Great location, great group of guys, and great time. See you in the gloom!

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