The MERKIN For President

QIC: ENDO
PAX POSTED: ENDO, HAKA, GROUPER, VANELLOPE, NOTORIOUSNYC, FLAT TIRE, APNEA, HALFTIME

Election day was upon us here in the gloom and 8 PAX showed up ready to cast their ballot for a sweatfest on this very muggy morning.  YHC had a special vote cast for what the PAX would soon find out would be the theme of today’s beatdown…THE MERKIN…Keeping in line with the August Challenge YHC made sure that there would be plenty of Miles & Merkins to endure.  Flag was planted, the disclaimer was given and the men of F3Lutz were ready to go…

 

THE WARMUP:

Mosey to Sunlake side round-a-bout and circle up

  • SIDE STRADDLE HOP  –  x10  –  IC
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC
  • BABY ARM CIRCLES  –  x10 (each direction)  –  IC
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC
  • IMPERIAL WALKERS  –  x10  –  IC
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC
  • FRANKENSTEINS  –  x10  –  IC
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC
  • COTTON PICKERS  –  x10  –  IC
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC

By the 5th round everyone could sense the theme and before the last exercise was called out everyone started guessing Merkins.  YHC corrected everyone by stating Big Boy Situps, and sighs of relief started poured in.  They were short lived though as YHC said just kidding, the next exercise is THE MERKIN!  (Guess you can say someone was tampering with the election)

 

THE PRIMARIES:

Mosey to Sunlake Blvd and circle up

  • BRUCE LEE  –  x1  –  OYO
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC

Mosey farther North up Sunlake Blvd

  • CRAB CAKES  –  x10  –  IC
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  IC

During the last set of Merkins we thought we had an appearance by Superman…is it a bird? a plane?…no it’s just @grouper’s chapstick flying through the air and making a surprise landing.  You can only imagine the mumble chatter that ensued, however we were informed that it is STRICTLY and ONLY used for the lips!

 

THE MIDTERMS:

Indian Run back to BB Courts catch me if you can style (last PAX doing 5 merkins)  –  everyone got in 2 full rounds before returning

  • Partner up for Alternating Sets
  • One partner runs entire lap around dog park and tennis courts while other partner completes the following:
  • BIG BOY SITUPS  –  x10  –  OYO
  • SQUATS  –  x10  –  OYO
  • MERKINS  –  x10  –  OYO
  • Rinse and repeat until partner returns then swap

This was a timed event for 15 minutes and everyone got in at least 3 to 4 full sets completed.  Music was provided…

 

THE GENERAL ELECTION:

Remaining at BB Courts and form a Circle of Pain

  • HOWLING MONKEYS  –  x1 COMPLETE SET
  • 6″ SITTING LEG LIFTS  –  x10  –  IC
  • OUTLAWS  –  x10 (each direction)  –  OYO
  • AMERICAN HAMMERS  –  x20  –  IC

 

ELECTION RESULTS:

MILES  –  2.02

MERKINS  –  150 + WHATEVER EACH PAX OBTAINED DURING ALT. SETS

 

COT:

  • Blessings for Halftime and his family on news that they are expecting their 3rd child
  • Prayers for Haka and his SIL as her condition has been declining recently, especially for her daughter that recently had to leave the family to head off to college
  • Prayers for the lives lost and their families in the senseless shooting in Jacksonville
  • Prayers for all those who could not make the beatdown that they find the strength to continue to post
  • Blessings for No-ski and his family during their move

 

MOLESKIN:

Always a great time witnessing the men out here giving it their all.  So much improvement can be seen in everyone that has been posting regularly.

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