Turkey Is the Beast That Is Slain on Thanksgiving

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  • When: 11/23/2023
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Sasquatch, Mello (R), Roddy (R), Mello (Rx2), Slip-N-Slide, Bartles & Jaymes

7 pax posting in the gloom at Asgard for a 2023 Thanksgiving morning beatdown.  YHC was a little quicker to the draw and grabbed the Q from Bartles & Jaymes, and chose the unconventional start time of 6:30 am so he could make it to Mass on time.  He knew he had to put on a good pre-caloric burn beatdown for today.  Tossing around a few ideas, Slip-N-Slide gave him the option of meshing them all together.  So he did…


  • SSH x23 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x11 IC
  • Goofballs x23 IC
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x11 IC
  • Wonder Bra x11 IC
  • Chinooks x11 IC

The Thang

A Turkey is the Beast Slain on Thanksgiving

  • 6 reps, 6 exercises for 6 rounds
    • T- T-merkins
    • U-Up straddle hop
    • R- Ranger merkins
    • K- (Jump) knee tucks
    • E- E2K
    • Y- Yupees (crowd pleaser)

Another Thanksgiving (weekend) tradition: the Game- Ohio State vs Michigan, hence..

  • The Michigan
    • 100-yd sprints x10, exercises after each sprint: merkins, squats, LBCs x10
    • 80-yd sprints x8, exercises after each sprint: merkins, squats, LBCs x8
    • … 20-yd sprints x2, exercises after each sprint: merkins, squats, LBCs x2
    • Hero rule in play for each round

1.5 minutes of Mary- not wanting to cheat the pax of this special 1-hr edition of a Thanksgiving Thursday Beatdown, we ended with:

  • Flutter kicks x30 IC (another crowd pleaser- may have something to do with the special variable cadence called by the Q)


YHC thanked the pax for appeasing his appetite for pre-caloric burn.  He did admit, it would have been a little less intense and probably more entertaining had we had one more pax post as he could envision his plan 1B working with at least a pax of 8, but oh well, another day.  He reminded the pax to reminisce and be thankful for all the Lord has provided and blessed us with.  Some of those things are the beasts, the demons, the struggles and hurdles we’ve experienced through life.  Overcoming those obstacles makes us stronger and the person we are today.  He encouraged the pax to continue to look for opportunities to help other brothers out when they are struggling.  Form that shield lock to help him endure through whatever struggles he may be going through. 


  • GCS Christmas Tree decoration Saturday (noon-ish to 1)?
  • Parade Dec 2nd
  • Christmas party- Dec 16th
  • All those traveling this weekend
  • Resolution to the war in Israel and Ukraine
  • Competence for our leaders
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Pledge

It was an honor and privilege to lead you today.   Happy Thanksgiving, brothers! 

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