The Silence

The Silence

11 brothers quietly gathered around the SF in the early morning gloom to hopefully share some 2ndF while participating in 1stF.  A few minutes later, the only fellowship occurring was the powerful bond that comes while suffering in silence together…


50% jog around the parking lot (watch out for the speed bump!), mixing in some backpedaling for good measure, and down to the soccer fields (keenly avoiding the portion of the fields under sprinkler).

Extended COP

  • SSH x25
  • 10 burpees
  • IW x20
  • 10 burpees
  • Slow Squats x20
  • 10 burpees
  • Merkins x10
  • 10 burpees
  • LBC x 20
  • 10 burpees
  • Peter Parker x10
  • 10 burpees
  • Parker Peter x10
  • 10 burpees
  • 20 CCD OYO
  • 10 burpees
  • Reverse Lunges x20
  • 10 burpees
  • Flutter kick x20
  • 10 burpees
  • and finally, 10 more burpees just in case we missed any

Mosey to rock pile (watch out for the speed bumps!), pick rock, mosey with rock to softball field.  Line up somewhere between 2nd and 3rd base.

Pair up

Partner 1 – sprint to left field fence and back

Partner 2 – perform exercise with rock

Flapjack and do the set 2x.  Plank until folks are together then move on to next exercise.

Exercises: curls, squats, ovehead tricep extension, curls, squat, overhead tricep extenstion

Return rocks from whence they came and mosey back to middle of parking lot for COT



Not a lot to say after that beat down.  During and after the extended COP/warmup, no one was saying anything.  I mean, it was eerily quiet.  The only noise was our gasping of humid air and the sprinklers churning in the distance.  Funny thing is, I was so gassed myself that I didn’t realize it was quiet until we had about one more set of rock exercises left.  Tried to liven it up a bit with some good natured jokes and an attempt at an AYG race on the last set of sprints.  Everything seemed ok, though, as evidenced by the quality COT to close us out.

Good working out with you men.  Always a pleasure and a privilege to lead the quality individuals who are the PAX.  Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for following me, even if we did pass through a quick set of 110 burpees.


Anvil Q opportunities are available for September.  Reach out to me or Baracus if interested.  If you don’t, we will hunt you down.

New 3rdFs starting in September on Wednesday and Fridays.  Check website or weekly email for more info.

HDHH tonight.  Vitner’s in Arboretum unless otherwise notified via twitter.  Don’t let your brothers drink alone.

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10 years ago

Great job on Q Young Love.

I do believe the silence WAS deafening in the gloom this a.m. Although, I don’t think I would have heard any chatter over the sounds of my pounding heart and gasping for air #oxygentankrecommended. The kinda workout you hate while you’re going through it and love it looking back.

Anvil never fails to deliver an outstanding #F3beatdown.

Purple Haze
10 years ago

YL…a vacation right before your next Q seems to be a recipe for disaster…for the Pax…by way of a deliberate, calculated and incessant pounding with the 10 burpees OYO call x 11. I’m still hurting. I did like the call for curls though, as the biceps sometimes get ignored.

And your Panthers uniform trivia questions offered a good lesson to all up and coming Qs. When you are close to smoking yourself, ask some random questions of the Pax until the O2 returns to optimal levels. Way more interesting and beneficial from a knowledge standpoint than a 10 count.

Great Q! Anvil never disappoints.

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