The Count of Monte Fisto

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  • When: 02/06/24
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Oxy Clean, Slip & Slide, Sasquatch, Six Mill (Rx2), Blue Steele, Old Chub (R), Crotchless

YHC welcomed 8 pax to the cool, crisp gloom of Asgard in Fleming Island, FL.  Here this morning, he presented a tribute beatdown to a man known to the world as Apollo Creed (Rocky), Colonel Al Dillon (Predator), Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore), Combat Carl (Toy Story), and Greef Karga (The Mandalorian), but to his family and friends he was Carl.  Carl Weathers passed away last week at the age of 76.   Having been thinking about a Rocky/boxing themed beatdown for some time now, YHC pivoted and came up with this one for “the Dancing Destroyer, the King of Sting, the Count of Monte Fisto, the Master of Disaster, the One and Only… Apollo Creed!” 



  • SSH x20 IC
  • Butt kickers x20 IC
  • High knees x15 IC
  • Toy Soldier x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x10 IC
  • Jab-punch x10 IC each side
  • Hook-uppercut x10 IC each side
  • Squats x10 IC

The Thang

This TABATA-style beatdown is scheduled for 10 rounds, with a 2 min, 30 sec on: 30 sec rest ratio. As a group the pax to rotate through each cone, performing the following exercises:

  • Jump rope
  • Single Arm Merkins
  • Side shuffle jab-punch combo (think Creed training Rocky in Rocky III)
  • Overhead presses with Cindy
  • Duck under (rope) punches
  • Apollo Creed Burpees
  • Sprints
  • Pull-ups
  • Shadow boxing (jab-punch-hook-uppercut combo, switch stance every 10)
  • Bear Craws with ruck/weighted vest or Louisville honey pots if no ruck/weighted vest


Single arm merkins and Apollo Creed burpees were a crowd pleaser, as was the sprints right after the burpees.  Apparently Carl Weathers was a well liked actor in Hollywood and a standout kind of guy.  Sylvester Stallone gave him a lot of credit for making Rocky what it became.  He also called Gina Carano after she was fired by Disney and told her not to give up.  YHC reminded the pax to make every day count by living up to being a HIM for their families, their brothers, work, communities, wherever God plants them.  Never know who could use your help.


  • Kraken Feb 17th
  • Donut Ruck- Mar 16th
  • Prayers for Sasquatch’s M’s grandfather and Six-Mill’s M
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Pledge

It was an honor and privilege to lead you today.   

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