5 PAX posted for a scorching hot sweatfest as summer is officially upon us here at The Ranch!  After checking the schedule and realizing there was no Q listed for today’s beatdown YHC decided to come prepared to make his official return from a long hiatus…Flag was planted when mumble chatter began about there being a group Q.  YHC immediately stepped in and said that was not an option and he was prepared to dish out the pain.  The 4 remaining PAX were given a choice as to what was in YHC’s head or what was in his car to use…after careful deliberation they chose the car, a quick disclaimer was given and we were off.  Little did they know that what was in YHC’s head was to go over to the car and use what was in the car, but hey at least they felt like the choice was their decision…

WARMUP

  • MOSEY TO SUNLAKE ROUND-A-BOUT
  • SSH  –  X20  –  IC
  • FRANKENSTEIN  –  X10  –  IC
  • MERKIN  –  X10  –  IC
  • MOSEY BACK TO BB COURTS
  • AMERICAN HAMMERS  –  X10  –  IC
  • BURPEES  –  X10  –  OYO
  • SPLIT JACKS  –  X10  –  IC
  • WEB CRAWLERS  –  INCREASING TO 5  –  OYO

YHC finished the web crawlers fast enough to run to his car and grab todays big surprise…the Deck Of Death…the look on Apnea’s face said it all as he was one of the few that actually knew what was about to happen.

LET THE GAME BEGIN

Each PAX takes a turn drawing a card and all PAX perform that exercise together until everyone has had a turn.  One full lap around the dog park and tennis court after each round.

  • SPADES  =  MERKINS
  • CLUBS  =  SPLIT JACKS
  • HEARTS  =  AMERICAN HAMMERS
  • DIAMONDS  =  PETER PARKERS
  • NUMBERED CARDS  =  ACTUAL AMOUNT
  • FACE CARDS  =  10 REPS
  • ACES  =  25 REPS
  • DEATH CARD  =  20 BURPEES

It was not until after the completion of round 3 that YHC asked Malware if he had ever heard of PINOCHLE…(not to be confused with the wooden doll whose nose grows when he lies).  Belding knew, and after a brief explanation so did Malware…There are only cards numbered 9 – A and there are 2 of every suit!

After round 5 Apnea had to depart, however the remaining PAX continued to push and completed the entire deck with a total of 12 rounds.

With 1 minute remaining everyone planked up tight and finished with merkins at YHC’s command – X10 total.

BEATDOWN GRAND TOTALS

  • MERKINS (including burpees and web crawlers)  –  243
  • SPLIT JACKS  –  158
  • AMERICAN HAMMERS  –  158
  • PETER PARKERS (including web crawlers)  –  173
  • MILEAGE  –  3.0 (approx.)

COT

  • Prayers for all those who could not make it today that they find a way to come out and have some fun
  • Prayers for safe travels for DBA and all those currently DR

MOLESKIN

  • Glad to be back out here and see the piles of sweat and hear the grunting men as we become better both mentally and physically.
  • Start bringing extra water as the heat is beginning to get unbearable and dehydration could result in injury.
  • Next Saturday Belding announced a special beatdown in honor of his 2.0 graduating.