Catholic Calisthenics II

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8 PAX posted in the chilly (for Jacksonville) gloom for a beatdown at ANCHOR. Today we once again infused a little of the third F into the first F as the PAX underwent what the YHC referred to as Catholic Calisthenics II. PAX was encouraged to push through and use this work out as tribute to three events: F3 Savannah expansion and our fellow F3 Jacksonville members who are there today, 45th Anniversary of Marshall Thundering Herd football team plane crash (that occurred in YHC’s hometown), and the tragic events of Paris last night.

The Thang


SSH x 20 IC

Don Quixotes  x 20 IC

Hillbillies x 20 IC


PAX instructed not to recover until instructed for following 4 exercises:

LBC Forward x 20 IC

LBC Backwards x 20 IC

Overhead Arm Presses x 20 IC

Overhead Claps x 20 IC


Squats x 15 IC

Merkins x 10 IC

LBC x 15 IC

Burpees x 10 OYO added as “penance” for those who dropped arms during LBC’s and overhead exercises above


Sign of the Cross– Catholics make the sign of the cross before and after prayer as a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation. Here PAX perform two-part exercise involving a path that forms the vertical and horizontal beams of a cross. Exercises performed at each area where Christ was pierced.

Vertical Beam: path is across field for a total of three laps (regular run, Floyd Mayweathers, and karaoke) for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Exercises performed:

  • Freddie Mercuries x20 (at middle area of cross)
  • Carolina Dry Docks x20 (“head” end of cross)
  • Squads x 20 (“foot” end of cross)

Horizontal Beam: path perpendicular to vertical beam; three laps total (Bear Crawls one way and Crab Walks back)

Exercises performed:

  • Werkins x 20 reps
  • Air chair with forward claps x20 reps

Mosey back to COP

Stations of the Cross

  • Standing Makhtar N’Diayes IC x 16

Mosey to Moo Moo Park for the Holy Rosary– Despite common belief, Catholics do not pray to Mary, but we do ask for her intercession. The Rosary is one way for us to see the life of Christ through his mother’s eyes.

PAX partnered up. Run to each park bench (7 benches) in the park with PAX splitting up and going opposite directions. At each bench, PAX performed following exercises:

  • 1 Burpee (represents Our Father)
  • 10 Hail Mary’s on park bench
    • P1 in plank position
    • P2 performs dips with hands on bench and feet on P1
    • Then switch
  • 1 Jump Squat (represents The Glory Be)

Return mosey to ANCHOR and COP

6 Minutes of Mary:  1 minute each of Flutter Kicks, LBC, V-ups, Box Cutters, Freddie Mercurys, and American Hammers as PAX took turns counting out loud- which during the mumble chatter, we realized two things:

  1. The PAX can’t count
  2. Ab routines are much harder when laughing

Special Tributes:

Double Airborne Heisman (tribute to 75 victims of Marshall University football team plane crash) x20

Pencil Squats, re-dubbed the Eifel Tower this morning (tribute to victims of Paris tragedy) x20

Announcements/Prayer Requests

  • Safe return trip for Jumanji, BigBird, Heisenberg, and Drone- thank you for representing F3 JAX PAX in the F3 Savannah expansion
  • Safe travels for LIFO’s wife and mother-in-law as well as treatment for mother-in-law who is battling Parkinson’s and cancer
  • Prayers for Toxic’s wife as she undergoes medical testing
  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital 55K Ultra Marathon Relay on January 30, 2016- more details to come but good opportunity for exposure and helping community
  • Insane Inflatable 5K February 27, 2016- more details to come

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