Hammer Strike

  • When:10/29/14
  • QIC: Young Love
  • The PAX: Lobstah Roll, Purple Haze, Turkey Leg, Radar, Rehab, Red Rocks, Floor Slapper, Ickey shuffle, Boutique, Steinbrenner, Big Top, Simba, Brushback, Brisket, Mermaid, Young Love

Hammer Strike

Shovel flag planted (thanks, Mermaid) and disclaimer proclaimed, 16 studs marched off into the gloom for the weekly Anvil beatdown. Here’s what we did:


Divide into 2 groups based upon weight. Pick a partner from the other weight class. Partner in hand (figuratively for most), mosey to the rock pile and pick a respectably heavy rock. Raise boulder to shoulder and mosey to the COP.


  • Drop boulder (avoid toes)
  • SSH x25 and Imperial Walkers x20 — important joint loosening, blood flowing exercises.
  • 10 burpees OYO
  • Pick-up boulder to perform Rock Combo: squat/curl/overhead press. 10 Rock Combos OYO
  • Drop boulder

The Circuit

  • Run to Entrance #4, bear crawl down first half, run to bottom, 10 hand-release merkins, sprint up Entrance #4 and run back to your rock.
  • 10 burpees OYO
  • 10 Rock Combos OYO
  • 10 hand-slap merkins w/partner
  • Run to bottom of North Face, sprint up North Face, 10 jump squats, run back to your rock
  • 10 burpees OYO
  • 10 Rock Combos OYO
  • 10 hand-slap merkins w/partner
  • Continue with circuit until Q calls time (approx 30 minutes): Partner 1 runs toward Entrance #4, Partner 2 runs toward North Face. Meet back at rocks for burpees/rock combos/hand-slap merkins. Flapjack and repeato as many times as possible.
  • LBCs to regroup. Once regrouped, shoulder your boulder, return boulder to rock pile, run back for COT near cars.



Given that we’ve recently had 50% turnover at the site-Q level, I wanted to make sure everyone knew that Anvil is situation normal, full steam ahead. The Anvil standard was met today: use the unique variety of the AO (the “Anvil”), map out a strenuous exercise (the “Hammer”), encourage fellowship (10 hand-slap merkins = at least 10 high-fives every 5 minutes or so) and repeat for 45 minutes.

Good to see a couple new faces out there. Good also to see no tights. Tights are not part of the Anvil standard, in case anyone wondered.

Yes, this was a slightly-modified version of a workout I led back in April (http://f3nation.com/2014/04/23/relentless/). Full disclosure: I warned you it would come back. It’s a good one. 2x a year good.

#paystobeawinner: Team Radar and Lobstah Roll. We were chasing these guys all morning. Not sure which one of you was the heavy weight… which means you followed the pre-tweeted instructions and chose wisely. Well done.


Standard fare: 3rd F Aftermath (SBUX-Piper Glen) and HDHH are every Wednesday. As one guy said, “I drink coffee all day until it is socially acceptable to drink beer.” Well said, my friend, well said.

Extraordinary fare: Joe Davis Run coming in January. Sign up for 5K and/or 10K. It’s with your F3 buddies and it’s for a great cause. Don’t think too much. Just sign up.

#soleredemption – Bring your shoes. Give them to Boutique (the Shoe Q). Going on in Area 51 until 11/22, but 11/19 is last day to deliver to Anvil. If you haven’t donated by then, leave the ones you come in.

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9 years ago

The circuit very effectively delivered pain. Good to have Floor Slapper join us. Not a site FNG, but it had been a while. Strong work by all men at Anvil. Thanks to Brushback for helping me avoid sad clown pre-KB. Enjoyed it.

9 years ago

Nice Q YL. However, I dont appreciate being bounced around between the 2 weight classes before the launch.

9 years ago

Very solid Q. Lobstah and Radar were smoking it. No time for mumblechatter today. maybe next time.

9 years ago

You hurt us this morning. It has been a while since I have had Jelly Legs, I was feeling the jelly after round 2. Partly BC I was trying to make up for my pebble selection last week at Kevlar. Good work YL.

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