Rock Paper Scissors SQUAT

Rock Paper Scissors SQUAT

Anyone who has been to one of my rainy day Qs knows I’m not afraid to get people wet. That said, today I was hoping the rain would hold off cause I had a plan that would be hampered by a constant deluge. Still, I had a backup weinke in my pocket just in case.

Fortunately, since the rain appeared to be on the way out I was able to go with plan A. Here’s how it unfolded:



I needed us to get to the high school parking lot, so I opted for a moving warmup. Mosey, circle up, Side Straddle Hops. Mosey, circle up, SSH, Imperial Walkers. Mosey, circle up, SSH, Calf Stretch, Glidah Stretch. Mosey, circle up, SSH, Merkins. Mosey, circle up, oh good we’re here.

The Thang

Move to the middle of the parking lot under the big street lights. The following exercises are written in chalk (hence the need for no precipitation) on the sidewalk, each spaced out about 15 feet:

  • 30 Toes Raises (apparently this should have been Calf Raises or something…wah wah wah figure it out)
  • 15 Big Bois
  • 15 Mike Tysons
  • RUN! (Down to the opposite curb and back)
  • 15 Derkins
  • 4 4x4s (4 Merkins then 4 Mountain Climbers IC)
  • 15 Curl to Presses (pick a rock, any rock)
  • 15 Plank Jacks
  • 15 Bomb Jacks
  • 15 American Hammers (2=1)

Hopefully everyone knows the rules to Rock, Paper, Scissors. This is a slightly modifed version where you squat each time you count. So it looks like “Rock” (squat) “Paper” (squat) “Scissors” (squat) “SQUAT!” (squat and throw your choice of weaponry). The loser runs to the sidewalk and completes one of the above exercises then returns to the center. The “winner” stays and plays again against whomever else remains. I put “winner” in quotes because if you “win” several times in a row you start to regret it with all the squats you’re doing. The game continues until all pax have completed all the above exercises. The law of averages prevailed and we all finished at roughly the same time. Whew!

Next, form two single file lines. Everyone knows what’s coming but they’re powerless to resist. Indian Run to the loop in front of the high school. Simple as this exercise may be, it’s regularly flubbed, so I was sure to explain it clearly. Slow jog in the front. SPRINT from the back to the front. Slow jog. Repeato.

In front of the high school, partner up. P1 runs the short lap. P2 does exercises. Switch.

  • 50 Merkins
  • 50 Step Ups
  • 50 Dips
  • 50 Big Bois
  • 50 American Hammers (2=1)

5 minutes remaining. Mosey down the front road to COT. Watch out for the bus. All you got from the stop sign to COT. Heels to Heaven and American Hammers for the remaining 2 minutes


It’s fun to mix things up sometimes. We still got in a good workout but it was just something different to try. There really weren’t any winners with the game because you had to do all 10 exercises anyways. Thanks all for humoring me. I’ll put that one back in the weinke box and bring it out again when you’re least expecting it.


  • Crane Relay coming up on August 13th – Similar to the WTF except it’s overnight. Paper Jam has more details maybe
  • The Lycan is back up and running and this time it’s at 5:45. Looking for an excuse to fart sack a little longer but not miss out completely? Try it out. Waxhaw Elementary has some great options
  • Aspen – Official launch is this Thursday at Antioch Elementary School. 5:30 launch time. Come support a new AO


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