(Sweat) Suit Up, Gentlemen!

(Sweat) Suit Up, Gentlemen!

26 men gathered at CCHS on this Friday morning to flat out get after it.  Here’s what we did.

The Thang

Run the long way around the football field to the right side parking lot for COP:

  • Slow squat – 20
  • Merkins – 20 (IC)
  • IWs – 20 (IC)
  • Diamond merkins – 10 (IC)
  • SSHs – 20 (IC)
  • Wide-arm merkins – 20 (IC)
  • LBCs – 20 (IC)
  • Narrow merkins – 10 (IC)

Run to the square parking lot behind the activity buses and break into four groups for some four corners:

  • Round 1: 10 burpees at each corner. Lunge walks in between on two opposite sides. Squat pivots in between on the other two opposite sides.
  • Round 2: 10 hand release merkins at each corner.  Lunge walks in between on two opposite sides. Squat pivots in between on the other two opposite sides.

Run from the square parking lot to the bottom of the hill at the aquatic center lot for more fun:

  • Mission impossible – 20 seconds
  • Peter parkers – 10 (IC)
  • Mission impossible peter parkers – 10 (IC)
  • Sprint to the top, mosey back down
  • Stop motion lunge walk (on Q count), sprint to the top, mosey back down
  • Stop motion squat pivots (on Q count), hold for Long Distance 10 count, sprint to the top, mosey back down
  • CDDs – 15 (IC)
  • Sprint to the top, mosey back down
  • Flutter kicks – 20 (IC)
  • Sprint to the top

Mosey to the back parking lot of the hospice center for Mary:

  • Dollies – 20 (IC); hold it, spread ’em, together, repeat
  • Exploding merkins – 10, on Q count
  • Rosalitas – 20 (IC)
  • Groiners – 15, on Q count
  • LBCs – 20 (IC)
  • Burpees – 10 (OYO)
  • Elbow plank with multiple 10 counts

Take the long way around back to the start for COT.


  • Judging from this rag tag crew, a return to chilly temperatures had the most of the Pax pulling out anything from the back of closets or from attic boxes to put on that might be warm…most of the Pax, save two that is.
  • First, Long Distance emerged from his vehicle this morning in a brand new Reebok sweat suit…grey jacket with yellow stripes down each side, along with matching britches…backwards mesh hat and striped tube socks a distant memory…in their place, this new, dapper workout look.  The man shamed us all and rubbed it in with a shout of “Suffer!” during his extended 10-count in the stop motion squat pivots…good looks have already gone to his head.
  • Second, Leroy showed up all #GQ with the collared polo shirt buttoned all the way to the top.  While it was underneath a long-sleeve t-shirt, there was no way to hide keen fashion sense…nor the disappointment of the rest of the Pax who showed up in old t-shirts worn over a simple long sleeve Under Armour.
  • Runstopper, with his burpee and hand release merkin prowess, literally ran circles around us in the four corners…it had several of the Heels in the group reminiscing about the good ole days of Coach Smith watching Phil Ford drain the clock in a 19-17 UNC victory.
  • Mission impossible peter parkers are hard.
  • Kotters to Centurion site Q Escargot after some time on the IR.  Great to have you back in the gloom brother!
  • Solid work out there by all.  Always an honor to lead such a great group of men.
  • Great send off into our day by Hops.


  • Marine Corp birthday convergence this Sunday – 0700 at MPHS.
  • Panther football this Sunday – 1500 at Fox & Hound Ballantyne
  • Only 5 days remain to sign up for the Spring Mud Run – JUST DO IT!!
  • Joe Davis (Rock Thrill’s brother) Memorial convergence and 5K in Fort Mill – 0700 on January 4th. Sign up. Comment on the web site.


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Chelms aka Tatertot
10 years ago

No shout out for my sleek new shoes? Guess I’ll have to step up my game like Leroy and LD next time.

10 years ago

Let Hops know I beta tested the hand-release Dry Docks at Rebel Yell Thursday. Not to be discounted.

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10 years ago


10 years ago

Lots of workout cardigans this morning…Udder shed his along with his workout beret barely into the first pivot squat set. Mic Check is in the market for some workout mittens…any advice TR? T-claps to Jamboree who does not own a single long sleeve shirt of any kind.
Wolfman stealthily came late again – fast becoming his calling card.
Long Distance….unconscious courage with that ensemble.

Reply to  Hops
10 years ago

Unrepentant mitten wearers will find a robust, yet inexpensive, selection at Wal-Mart. Got my flip top pair for $12.97. Like a sleeping for your hands and quite a fashion statement at the end of a sleeveless arm.

Reply to  Tiger-Rag
10 years ago

For the cheap folks…$3.43 at Lowe’s garden center has nice cotton gloves dipped in some form of blue rubbery stuff.
Buy a second pair, cut the tips off, and you have sorta created manually flip top options.

10 years ago

Technically it was under a short sleeve T-Shirt. As soon as I can get my Area 51 shirts from Mall Cop, the ensemble will be complete.

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