Meathead Tabatas

  • When:08/21/14
  • QIC: High Tide
  • The PAX: Brown, Bulldog, Voodoo, Madame Touso (WB), Probation, Gullah (WD), Chanel, Fireman Ed, Cornfed (WB), Zuckerburg, Brushback, High Tide (Q)

Meathead Tabatas

12 pax gathered in the humidity for the 3rd installment of Meathead, giddy for what the next 45 minutes had in store, KB’s by their sides.  With a brief disclosure, here’s what they did while not standing around:

The Thang:


Mosey to playground area and drop your KB

  • Take a warm-up lap #cuethemumblechatter #rumblesofrefusnik
  • SSH – 15 IC
  • Low Slow Squats – 10 IC

Main Event

  • 4 sets of each exercise – 1 min on, 1 min off – as many quality reps as possible
  • Goblet Squat
  • Push Press
  • 2-hand Swing


  • 4 sets of each exercise – 20 sec on, 10 sec off – as many quality reps as possible
  • Pullups
  • Pushups
  • Situps
  • Cleans (alternate L & R between sets)


  • Slow Freddie Mercury
  • Dolly
  • Little Baby Crunch



  • F3Meathead – next week – Bananas Tiger Rag on Q (Bananas on Q the following week)
  • Kevlar – tomorrow – Busch on Q


YHC was disappointed to miss the launch and 2nd installment of Meathead, and so couldn’t wait to join the group.  Q’ing was an added bonus.  We’ve got a strong group of Q’s in the lineup for the upcoming weeks, so there is a lot to look forward to.

YHC got the mumblechatter and threats of refusnik started early by opening the workout with a lap around the track.  While not 0.0, it was a short lap and the only running we did, although later on, running might have been a welcome relief.

The main set of exercises were long sets of a minute each, and we all quickly learned to pace ourselves and watch the seconds slowly tick off the timer.  The first round wasn’t too bad, even prompting a few pax to knockout a few merkins during the rest, but that didn’t last throughout.  Still, there was something that felt odd about standing around so much, even with our hands on our hips trying to recover.  YHC will see about tweaking the work/rest splits before next time…

The second set was traditional tabatas, and the timing there felt familiar.  YHC’s only complaint was (1) the height of the pullup bars/area was a little awkward and (2) all the swings prior to the pullups left me with minimal grip strength.  #reshuffle

There was a lot of mumblechatter throughout that YHC planned to remember, but alas, it is gone now.  If you feel it should be memorialized, please sound off below.

Thanks, Bulldog, for the tunes!

Thanks for the opportunity and the support, meatheads!  It was an honor!


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