Gear Work at The Maul

  • When:10/08/2014
  • QIC: Madame Tussauds
  • The PAX: Strawberry, Mr. Bean, Long Haul, Chipotle, Haggis, Heart Breaker, Frazier, Fried Okra, Loogie, Cold Cuts, Screech, Overrated, Yogart, Catamount (FNG), Ofer, POP, Rip Curl, Madame Tussauds

Gear Work at The Maul

punching bag

20 Men, including 1 FNG (Catamount) met at The Maul for some pain station gear work. Here’s what we did:

The Thang:


SSH X 20

IW X 20

Merkins X 20

Mountain Climbers X 20

Count off in fives to separate into pain stations. Each PAX will complete each exercise at a pain station before moving on to the next pain station.

Pain Station #1 –

  • Balls to the Wall Walks down the wall
  • Bear Crawls
  • Crab Walks
  • Gorilla Walks

Pain Station #2 –

  • Hair Burners down and back X 2

Pain Station #3 –

  • Stand up and Tackle the Heavy Bag X 10
  • Deadlift 70lb Kettlebell X 15
  • Plank Rows 45lb Kettlebell X 15 each arm

Pain Station #4 –

  • Climb the Hill X 5
    • 5 Burpees at the top
    • 5 Squats at the bottom

Pain Station #5 –

  • Weighted Ball Overhead Slam X 10
  • Bicep Curls X 15
  • Overhead Triceps Extensions X 15
  • Jump Rope X 30



I wanted to try something different at The Maul. The gear used this morning included an 80lb punching bag, Kettlebells (35, 45, 70lbs), 25lb weighted ball, Dumbells (20, 30, 40lbs), jump rope, and 5 weight plates. We did no running and just rotated through the pain stations for the entire workout with a goal of completing 2 sets of each pain station. Not sure about the rest of the PAX, but YHC was absolutely smoked, especially after the hair burners.

In the middle of the workout, a female drove a nice Mercedes SUV directly through the middle of our pain stations. YHC was worried she was going to try to join the PAX for a little self-inflicted pain, so I gathered my thoughts on how to let her down easily, give our workout is for men only. As it turns out, she was just viewing the lunar eclipse and enjoyed having sweaty dudes to stare at along with the moon.

Great work by everyone today. It was a pleasure leading the men in The Gloom.


New workout on Friday in Ballantyne, The Brave at 0515 at the Vine Restaurant in the Ballantyne AO. It’s designed as a running and obstacle training style workout to prepare the PAX for mud and obstacle races. The goal will be to cover 4-5 miles each week with several obstacles throughout the run. There will also be a rope climbing clinic at 0455 to allow the PAX to practice techniques for climbing ropes.

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9 years ago

Anyone else agree that Ickey Shuffle (part of Anvil pax this morning) and Cold Cuts need to post together and do some partner work?

Cold Cuts
Cold Cuts
Reply to  Hops
9 years ago

? You lost me.

I’m still recovering from the slam ball to the nether region. 25lb slam at that…

Reply to  Cold Cuts
9 years ago

Current GEICO commercial. Ickey Woods. Cold cuts. It’s hilarious

Cold Cuts
Cold Cuts
Reply to  Hops
9 years ago

Ahhh. LOL. You were talking about the real deal Ickey Woods…

Mr. Bean
9 years ago

Tussaud. It was duly noted you put a lot of thought and effort into the setting up of the pain stations, question is what time did you get there this morning to set up, a dedicated Q indeed. Bean feeling the pain as I type.

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