These Amps go to 11. One louder than 10.

These Amps go to 11. One louder than 10.

9 PAX posted at The Matrix on a damp morning, but the rain held off for most of the workout cranked up to 11.

This was YHC’s first post in 4 weeks as I tried to get this hamstring to recover.  Horseheeaad was originally on the docket, but pulled up lame with a bum shoulder, so we sent him to the glue factory.   YHC and Uncle Leo drew straws for the least injured would Q.  I won and so did the PAX.

The Thang:


  • Squats x 20 (IC)
  • IW x 20 (IC)
  • SSH x 25 (IC)
  • Merkins x 20 (IC)
  • Elbow planks

The Business:

Mosey down field, grab a cinder block and line up on the sidewalk.

3 Rounds of 11’s between sidewalk and lamppost with plank-o-rama between rounds.

Round 1:  Thrusters with block and Burpees  (Thruster = Squat with block at chest and push block to overhead press while standing up)

Round 2:  Triceps extensions with block and Diamond Merkins

Round 3: Shoulder Presses with block and CDD’s

Drop off blocks and mosey to playground for a quick 10 pull-ups, 20 merkins, and 30 dips.

Circle up for Mary:

LBC’s x 25 (IC)

Flutter x 30 (IC)

Dolly x 20 (IC)

Elbow Plank for 1 minute.


It was good to be out in the gloom again after a little time off and great to see 3 relatively new PAX in Hairball, Cole Slaw and Schnitzel.  During the little break I had I thought about how I wanted to up the intensity at The Matrix.  So why stop at 10 when you can go to 11?  11’s it was.  The 11’s seemed like a great idea on the weinke but that combo of thrusters and burpees hurt real bad.  So I’ll bring them back another day.

O’Tannenbaum was LIFO today and Floor Slapper was way early.  If those two both ever get there prior to the start, surely armageddon is upon us.

Always and honor to lead the PAX and thanks to Floor Slapper for the send off.



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