The 3rd Annual The Skunk That Stole Christmas

  • When:12/23/2014
  • QIC: Chanel
  • The PAX: Simba, Young Love, Bulldog, Donkey Kong, High Tide, Horse Head, Arena, Stone Cold, Butter Maker, Busch, Bananas, Geraldo, Good Hands, Harley, Radar, Soul Glo, Sanka, Alf, Joker, Brown, Double E

The 3rd Annual The Skunk That Stole Christmas

22 men braved the cold and wet conditions to earn the claim that they conquered the infamous annual workout known as the Skunk That Stole Christmas.

The Warmup:

SSH x 20 IC
IW x 20 IC
2H Swings x 20  OYO

The Thang: Building on the 12 Days of Christmas style workouts of the past 2 years , this was modified to accommodate the increasing strength of the PAX. Days are cumulative (Day 1; Day 2,1; Day 3,2,1, etc.)

  • Day 1 – 1 Dozen Burpees
  • Day 2 – 2 Turkish Get Ups (1 ea side)
  • Day 3 – 3 snatches (ea side)
  • Day 4 – 4 Renegade Rows (ea side)
  • Day 5 – 5 Lunges w/ KB (ea side)
  • Day 6 – 6 Shoulder Press (ea side)
  • Day 7 – 7 Clean & Squat
  • Day 8 – Louganis
  • Day 9 – Russian Twists (9 ea side)
  • Day 10 – 1 Handed Swings (ea side)
  • Day 11 – Single Leg RDL (ea side)
  • Day 12 – 12 Two Handed Clean & Press

Let’s throw in another 50 swings for good measure, to kill the clock and make it a solid hour of power!


  • Big thanks to Harley and TR for allowing me to take on this time honored tradition.
  • It truly was an honor to lead you men today.  Although the weather conditions were not ideal you still came out in force and made this one of the most memorable downpainments.  I had been looking forward to this for awhile but as it neared I started feeling the pressure to deliver up to the expectations of previous years. From the lack of mumble chatter, the grunts, and the refusnik on the last call for swings it appeared the workout delivered.
  • Note to all PAX, avoid hanging out with Radar the night before you Q #mindgames
  • Good to have Butter Maker back out for his 3rd workout within a week.  Good work out there brother.
  • Unfortunately I was too smoked, the voice of “if you can’t do it, don’t Q it” on repeat, to focus on any of the good banter of the PAX.  Sound off below on any quality gems that were missed.


  • Sign up for the Movie Unbroken on January 10th
  • Wednesday 12/24 Convergence at Anvil 6am
  • Friday 12/26 Kevlar at Charlotte Christian 7am
  • Saturday 1/3 FNG Convergence at Ascent

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8 years ago

– missing TR

– several Larry Birds swinging ornaments

– Brown’s hat looks like a purple _____

– Radar was doing what looked like the chicken dance during the last call for swings

– Watch the form during the end of these smoker KB workouts – one hunched over swing away from catapulting a kidney

– tried this in the hotel gym last week and I forgot how important the snot rockets and foamy lougies were

Strong lead Robbie Robot / Johnny 5 / Chanel

8 years ago

Continued . . .

– High Tide had at least 17 kettlebells. Looked like he was playing in the ball pit at McDonalds

– Straight from a Quiddich match, EE was still wearing his House Gryffindor kit

– Sussidio finished the whole workout in 5 mins and left – we never even saw him.

Young Love
Reply to  Horsehead
8 years ago

Horsehead apparently stayed out of the pain cave by taking mental pictures of everything that happened this morning. Probably glad none of us wore our tights.

Reply to  Young Love
8 years ago

Speaking of tights.

Dirty Pool from the Runstopper to administer such a horrible beatdown to us on Monday and then not show up for this. I think everyone at the Matrix (except Lobster Roll) experienced complete failure after about 30 mins of that junk.

Great recovery workout, this one was . . .

Young Love
Reply to  Horsehead
8 years ago

Maybe tomorrow will provide the recovery workout we so sorely desire. Probably not, but one can hope…

High Tide
Reply to  Horsehead
8 years ago

All those bells and still without one small enough. That was a rough downpainment. Burpees were the worst, so I opted to conserve myself for the KB work.
Merry Christmas to all!

8 years ago

I hated each and every gift, I want to return them all. Good Q Chanel. To Quote Ralphie’s brother, “Can’t move my arms!”

Young Love
8 years ago

Stink, stank, stunk.

Well done, Chanel. The workout lived up to the hype. Can’t believe I forgot about day 1 (1 dozen burpees). Horrible way to start and end and otherwise ruin an effective kettlebell beatdown.

8 years ago

Great Q except for the Turkish get ups, burpees, rain, cold, company, ok it sucked. Merry Christmas boys!

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