A good Yo-Yo always comes back

  • When:12/16/14
  • QIC: Alf
  • The PAX: Brown, Channel, Baracus, Brushback, Susudio, Puddin Pop, Kimpossible, High Tide, Hacker, Tackling Dummy, Arena, Funky Cold, Les Mis, Sanka, Freedom, Bulldog, Header, Busch, Alf (Q)

A good Yo-Yo always comes back

Yo-Yo-Ma Q’ed a workout similar to this during one of my first posts at Skunk Works some 15 months ago. YHC thought it was terrible enough to make a come back, and with Yo-Yo-Ma making limited posts since his first child was born, YHC took the liberty of pilfering a solid weinke.  Of course YHC made a few tweaks to the original, but the pattern and pain remained.

The Thang:

Burpee x 10 OYO

Mosey to church lot


Merkins x 15 IC

SSH x 15 IC

Merkins x 10 IC (Busch was getting excited with 2 quick rounds of merkins)

IW x 15 IC

Swings x 20 OYO

LBC x 20 IC


Round 1 – Complete 3 cycles of the round then run down to the bus and back.  All exercises OYO

Snatch x 20 (10R & 10L)

Good Morning x 20

Sumo Dead Lift High Pull x 20

Burpees x 10


Round 2 – Complete 3 cycles of the round then run down to the bus and back.  All exercises OYO

Clean and Press x 20 (10R & 10L)

Romanian Deadlift x 20 (10R & 10L)

Overhead Lat Pull x 20

Burpees x 10


Round 3 – Complete 3 cycles of the round then run down to the bus and back.  All exercises OYO (Audibled to 2 rounds due to time)

High Pull x 20 (10R & 10L)

Tea Bag Squats x 20

Burpees x 10

Mosey back to cars

Burpees x 10 OYO for an even 100 Burpees

Flutter with press x 20 IC



YHC believes it was Les Mis with the build your own KB this morning.  Not sure how many plates he had on that thing, but Brown was ready for a rename to the Ghost of Christmas Past with all that metal rattling around.  After we got into the first round everyone was too gassed to offer up much commentary on the workout.  Mostly just grunting.

YHC may have been a bit too aggressive on the weinke, I had to modify the exercises on the 2nd round because there was no way I was getting through what I wrote without spilling merlot #ifyoucan’tdoit,don’tQit.  I threw out the offer to whoever wanted to stay late and finish the Weinke but had no takers.

Next week be there for the Area 51 tradition:  12 Days of Skunk.  Chanel is the Q.  It’s an awful early Christmas present that you will be feeling well past Christmas dinner.  Not sure if Tiger Rag will be making an appearance.  He has been busy sculpting those pencil arms and sunken chest over at Swift.

This is also my 2nd straight Q at Skunk Works where the site Q Harley doesn’t post.  Starting to take offense.  I put deodorant on this morning.

Props to Header and Bulldog for a pre-5k this morning and Freedom for rucking in with his KB.

Thanks to Busch for the send off.  Always inspiring.



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Hair Band
7 years ago

Hate I missed it this morning, #smartsack with a bunch of craziness going on at home.

But wanted to chime in for those that didn’t know… Yo Yo Ma actually moved to Charleston about 2 weeks ago for a new job opportunity. So yes he was AWOL due to new child for a while but he is resident of a new AO these days.

7 years ago

Great Q Alf, been feeling this one all day!

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