10.14.20 – AO Tarpit – Hard Work

It was another beautiful morning as the PAX showed up to AO Tarpit for another beatdown. After IronPax in September and a few workouts under our belt at the AO, it is starting to feel like home. 9 PAX (Sparrow, Shiplap, Katniss, Mose, BigMac, Davinci, Wet Burrito, Archive, Banks) showed up for what was promised to not be easy. Our inspiration for today was a quote from Thomas Edison – “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”, so all PAX were looking for their “Opportunity” to get better.

Warm – O – Rama: The Usual

  • 7x Motivators
  • 15x Windmills
  • 15x Mountain Man Poopers
  • 15x Merkins IC

Thang 1: Burpee Mile

We completed 4 stops with 12 burpees each as we moseyed around the AO. (It should be noted that after the first set of 12 burpees, @shiplap pointed out that they had done the burpee mile last week… YHC needs to get better at reading backblasts… Undeterred by redundancy, we proceeded to complete the burpee mile as planned.

Thang 2: Heavy Lifting

The PAX broke out into 9 stations and completed the exercise for that station while the pace setter did an assigned number of reps.

  • Pace Setter – 12x Sandees (Sandbag Burpees) – All PAX Anxiously watched this person struggle to complete 12 reps so that we could all rotate.
  • Overhead Press – Coupon
  • Tricep Curl – Coupon
  • Squats – Coupon
  • Curls – Coupon
  • Bent Over Rows – Sandbag
  • Blockees – Coupon
  • Hodors – Coupon
  • Star Jumps

We made one full rotation, and then made 3 stops in a lightning round where the pace setter only completed 3 reps.

During all of this, we paused twice as some special songs came on so that we could complete those exercises:

  • Bodies (Drowning Pool) – We completed Donkey Kicks on the 1, 2, 3, 4, and then a Merkin every time “Bodies” was said
  • Flower (Moby) – We completed Squats according to the lyrics “Bring Sally Up, Bring Sally Down” ( Which I learned today is actually “Green Sally Up”… no idea what that means…)


Prayers for Archive and his M as they are expecting their newest addition any day now. Prayers for Shiplap and his M as they go through some trying times. Prayers for all of us to finish the week strong.