Shaking Off the Post-Gate Wobbles

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  • When: 3/15/16
  • QIC: Drone
  • The PAX: LIFO, Feud, Toxic (respect), Heisenberg, Big Bird, Farah & Farah, Jumanji, Snuffy (respect), OTC

After taking on and conquering an epic CSAUP Saturday – the largest 15K race in the country – 10 Jax Pax regrouped and proved that they would not rest while work remained to be done.  YHC’s quads and thighs were still complaining, so what better way to recover than to beat them into submission?

In the spirit of constant improvement, YHC challenged the Pax to call out any improper Q commands (10 burpees), while he would call them out on blatantly poor exercise form (also 10 burpees).  No trump cards were used.


Slaughter Starter (20 burpees)

15 x Don Quixote

15 x Toy Soldiers

15 x SSH

The Thang:

A cinder block (28 lbs.) was lying in wait on the sidewalk.  The pax rotated overhead carrying it around the perimeter sidewalk until the final suicide over at the basketball court.

15 x Thigh Masters (each leg)

10 x Pseudo Planche Merkins (crowd befuddler)

3 x Superman w/ flutter kicks (20 IC)

6 MOM (1 min. each): Freddie Mercuries, Hello Dollys, Crunchy Frogs, American Hammers, Flutter Kicks

Plank Hurdles: 3 teams, all Pax start by planking on baseline. 1st man from each group sprints to first cone and planks, 2nd sprints, hurdles him, planks on the 2nd, etc. until all pax are planking on far sidewalk.  Repeato x 6.

7 min AMRAP: Each round is 10 Burpees, 15 Starjacks, 20 Merkins, 25 Jump lunges (real crowdpleaser!)

Mosey to b-ball court for…

Broad Jump Suicides – 20 x Monkey Humpers at baseline

Mosey back to the flag

Ye Olde Moleskin:

YHC brought the cardio back with a bang after the 9.3 mile race five of us ran three days prior, but as always the Jax Pax proved themselves up for the challenge.  I’m amazed and inspired by the resilience and perseverance of these men and consider it a privilege to call you my brothers.  A coworker of mine who observed us warming up before the Gate commented that we seem like a really tight-knit group, and it made me realize that less than one year since Jacksonville’s launch, that’s exactly what we have become.  I want every man to experience the camaraderie and support I’ve experienced through this group!


  • Big Bird is your Q for BOHICA
  • Mud Run registration deadline is this Friday, March 18th!
  • Prayers for Toxic’s wife, who has 3 rounds of radiation left in the next few weeks
  • Prayers for Feud’s mother-in-law, who is undergoing open heart surgery today

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