Partnering to Make ‘Merica’ Great Again

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  • When: 01/12/17
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: LIFO, Pud, Toxic (double respect), PYRO, Snuffy (repsect), BigBird, Jumanji, Biiiing, Eileen, Feud

10 PAX slayed the fartsack and gathered in the gloom at BOHICA on this relatively mild Florida morning. The PAX were introduced to new ways to display their A‘merkin’ pride during this beatdown. They quickly discovered that they would need some help from a partner in order to get through these exercises.


  • SSH x 20
  • Cherry Pickers x15
  • Don Quixote x16
  • LBAC forward/backwards x20
  • BAC backwards/forwards x15
  • Squats x 20
  • Ranger Merkins x10
  • LBCs x 20


The Thang

Partner W.A.S.H. – Partner 1 runs lap, Partner 2 begins exercise below;  complete total reps as a team

  • Werkins x50
  • American Hammers x 100 (count 1 side)
  • Step-ups x 150 (count each leg)
  • Hip Thrust (reverse Pickle Pounder) x 200


Return to field for more partner exercises

  • Partner Derkin/Power Merkin x 20
  • Synchronized Big Boy Sit –Ups x 20
  • Sherkins- think squerkins, but partner holding legs is kneeling and doing shoulder press with partner 1’s legs 2 x 10
  • Partner single leg squats (support each other by holding hands or forearms) x 15
  • Rowerkin- think squerkins, but partner holding legs performs upright rows x 20
  • Railroad Burpees – partner 1 in plank or low plank, partner 2 does lateral leaps over partner 1 during jumping part of a burpee x10


Colonel Trautman

  • P1 runs to playground to do 5 pull ups
  • P2 performs 10 Merkins or 5 finger-tip merkins and hold plank for P1 to return
  • AMRAP until time called



During his morning prayers, YHC was inspired to share a reading from 1 Peter 4:8-11. In this passage we are encouraged to use the gifts of God in order to give Him glory and praise. YHC compared this to the sense of joy we receive when we see someone wear a shirt we gave them as a gift; or when a child plays with a toy that we gave to them as a gift. So, too, does the Lord rejoice when we use the gifts he has given us through our talents/skills. We should use these gifts to help those around us. In doing so, we glorify the Lord.


Announcements/Prayer Requests

  • Prayers for those members of the F3 JAX PAX who on IR
  • Continued prayers for OTC and M, Seatdown and his family and M,
  • Prayers for BigBird and his girlfriend in their job searches
  • Lord’s Prayer

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