Return of Catholic Calesthenics

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  • When: 10/03/2020
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Hatch, Crotchless, Sasquatch, Drumstick, Feud

5 HIM of Fleming Island posted in the cool, crisp gloom of Asgard.  Fall is definitely in the air, and it feels great to be outdoors, at least for now…  the Asgardian pax were taken to school at one of YHC’s previous Qs.  This time he decided the pax needed to “get churched”, so he infused a little 3rd F into this morning’s beatdown in what he refers to as Catholic Calisthenics.  YHC has used this theme before and was actually based on his VQ way back in July of 2015.  Here we go.  Lord help us…      


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Hillbilly x15 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x12 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards, wonder bras and Moroccan night club x15 IC each
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • Squats x10 IC
  • Merkins x10 IC

The Thang

  • Baptism in a Waterfall
    • Pax performing a stationary cardio exercise (chops, SSH, butt-kickers) and perform a burpee to the word “waterfall” (which came in pairs) during the song Waterfall by Chris Tomlin
  • At the Cross– Cross formed on the field with cones at each end of the cross as well as where the intersection of the vertical and cross beam would be. Exercises representing wounds of Christ on the cross.
    • Vertical beam (3 rounds):
      • Calf raises x30 at the foot of cross
      • Lunge walk to head of cross with 3 burpees at intersecting cone
      • Carolina Dry Docks x30 at head of cross
      • Lunge walk to foot of cross with 3 burpees at intersecting cone
    • Horizontal beam (3 rounds and a crowd pleaser):
      • Staggered merkins right x30 at right side of horizontal beam
      • Bear crawl to left side of horizontal beam with 3 burpees at intersecting cone
      • Staggered merkins left x30 at left side of horizontal beam
      • Crab walk to right side of horizontal beam with 3 burpees at intersecting cone
  • Return to COP- if you’ve ever been to a Catholic Mass, we go up and down from our knees a few times, hence…
    • Standing Makhtar N’Diayes OYO x10
    • Jack Webbs x12 IC (because as Hatch said, there were 12 Apostles)- yet another crowd pleaser
  • Holy Rosery– continue until time called
    • 2 Burpees (for the Our Father and Glory Be)
    • 10 Hail Mary’s
    • Run a lap


YHC again talked about praying for the country as the debate earlier in the week did not leave him with confidence in the future state of the union regardless of the outcome of the upcoming election.  During his Dolly run, Hatch did bring up a good point that we need to ignore the noise and really listen to the underlying policies endorsed by each candidate.  Vote for which ever candidate best aligns with your beliefs. And, as Drumstick and Hatch pointed out, pray for whomever our leaders are, because regardless of your personal feelings about them, if they fail, the country fails.


  • SOC and his family
  • Safety of pax helping SOC this morning
  • Our country
  • Lord’s prayer
  • Pledge

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