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1st & 10
100 yard field marked at 10 yard increments. Perform 10 Merkins, 1 Burpee (11’s) at the 10, sprint the remaining 90 yards. Recover jog back to the 20. Perform 9 Merkins, 2 Burpees, sprint the remaining 80 yards, recover jog to the 30. Repeat until all 100 yards and 11’s have been completed. Plank/core exercise until remaining PAX complete.
In unison PAX does 2-count side straddle hop and counts reps 1-5 out loud. Reps 6-21 are all mental and everyone must stop together at 21. If anyone stops early or goes over Q has PAX perform penalty workout of Q’s choice.
4 x 4s
Start with arms raised in a standing position, burpee into plank followed by four Merkins followed by four mountain climbers with each leg. "One" is completed when returning to the standing position with arms raised. Wash, rinse, repeat. Recommended to do OYO while waiting for the 6 or waiting for a partner during a group exercise.
7 of Diamonds
Performed on a large diamond (i.e. a square); we use the outside of a baseball field, but any large area will work. For the first round, do 7 reps of an exercise (burpees) at each of the 4 corners with a mosey (or sprint) in between corners. Each round, increase by 7 reps with a different exercise each round, for a total of 4 rounds. Round 2, 14 four count flutter kicks at each of the 4 corners. Round 3, 21 merkins at each of the 4 corners. Round 4, 28 squats at each of the 4 corners. If time allows, continue for a total of 7 rounds, decreasing the reps by 7 for each of the last 3 rounds with exercises of the Q's choice. We will do some rounds on your own, then wait for the six each round; and some rounds we do as a group. Q's choice.
A variation on the Windmill, which is peformed much more slowly and with more stretching (aka “Old Man Style”). Usually peformed in Warm-a-rama.
Combination of a Groiner, Mahktar N' Diayes, and Chilly Jack, done on an 8-count cadence. An awesome core and upper body workout that is both the solution to flabby abs, and a reason to beg absolution for your sins. Start in plank position and perform a single Groiner (cadence "1" jump feet forward, "2" jump feet back), then Mahktar N' Diayes to Chillcut position (cadence "3" & "4" with drop to each elbow), then Chilly Jack (cadence "5" feet out, "6" feet together), and finally Mahktar N' Diayes to plank starting position (cadence "7" and "ONE, TWO, etc." with rise on each hand). Best done in mulch, dirt or at edge of grass and asphalt/concrete so hands/elbows can be on grass while feet have traction. Also works well in parking lot conveyer belts when PAX are provided with small squares of cardboard left at Absolution station to protect elbows. Smart Q's will introduce this with the cadence, but then instruct PAX to do sets of 15-30 OYO (as the Q will suffer too and should avoid giving the impression of weakness to the PAX, lest he suffer insufferable mumble chatter).
Perform merkins on two parallel benches, right hand and foot on one bench, and left hand and foot on the other bench, letting your body lower into the space between the benches as far a possible. Works best if done slowly, holding at the lowest point and imagining a bottomless abyss below you.
Tennis court suicide drills. (Agassi has had many comebacks, aye.)
Done in succession with no rest -- 20 Squats, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Lunges (10 each leg), 20 Split Jacks (10 each leg forward). Rinse and Repeated as many times as you can.
A continuation of the Johnny Drama, adding an Air (Bodyweight) Squat. Begin from a standing position, move hips back and lower the torso to "sit" as deeply as possible while maintaining an upright position, upon returning to a full standing position, execute a calf raise. Can also be done as a negative calf raise by standing on a stair or curb.
Air chair (People’s Chair without the wall) combined with air claps in cadence.
Pretend to hug a tree from the squat position. Hold until the Q says to stop. Sometimes used to wait for all PAX to complete another exercise instead of planking.
aka Ass-kickers. Down on all fours, kick each leg individually up and back. 4-count on each leg - 1 up, 2 extend, 3 back to up position, 4 down.
A-L-A-R-M (Similar to B.O.M.B.S. except these stand for Arm, Leg, Abs, ‘R’ Exercise, ‘M’ Exercise): An exercise group of movements performed in successive fashion without rest; generally these are performed in multiples (e.g. ALARM 1 = Shoulder Press, Lunge, LBC, Run, Merkin; ALARM 2 = Shoulder Taps, Squat Jumps, Peter Parkers, Ranger Merkins, Makhtar N’Diayes, ALARM 3 = Burpees, Jump Squat, Mountain Climbers, Rockette Hillbillies, Pattycake Merkins)
lie on ground- back of head and heels touching ground. Get up (as quickly as possible). Hop up. Rinse, repeat.
Start with 20 x Forward Arm Circles, hold, 20 x Backwards Arm Circles, hold, 20 x seal claps, hold, 20 x overhead claps. Everything is on a 4-count. Bat Wings w/the following added: Moroccan Night Club, Cherry Pickers, Mike Tyson’s, Chinooks, Front Raises, Overhead Press, Albatross (flapping wings), and finish with 45 degree angle hold.
All About The Benjamins
Similar to 11's, however each part equals 100, that's why "the Benjamins". This is OYO and the Q can use the exercises of choice, but the suggested exercises are with a coupon,<br /> 25 Curls for the Girls, 25 Walking Lunges, 25 Squats, 25 Walking Lunges back to your coupon, 25 Overhead Press, 25 Walking Lunges, 25 Mountain Climbers, 25 Walking Lunges back. Depending on the mood of the Q, he could make the PAX lunge walk with their coupon or not, but at the end that's 100 reps on the exercises, and 100 lunges.
Walking Merkin. Alternate stepping hands forward on successive merkin reps. You know...like an alligator walks, but with merkins.
Alphabet (or ABCs)
On your 6 - feet elevated like 6-inch hold - spell out the alphabet with your feet. All capital letters preferred.
Alternating Shoulder Taps
From the Merkin position, alternate touching your left hand to right shoulder and right hand to left shoulder. IC or OYO.
Alternating Side Squats
Start with feet together. Step one leg out to the side and do a squat, returning legs together at the top. Repeat on other side. Usually done in slow cadence so 1 rep is a squat on each side.
American Hammer or Zelensky Twist
A more appropriate name for the former Russian Twist. Rocky did beat the Russian in the movie. Sounds tougher too...
As Many Reps As Possible, usually done with a timer or to failure.
Starting in plank position angle your body up (pike position) while touching your hand to the opposite knee perform a merkin then touch the other knee and perform another merkin. This exercise is performed 8 count. <br /> <br /> 1. Touch knee 2. Return to plank 3. Down Merkin 4. Up Merkin 5. Touch opposite knee 6. Return To Plank 7. Down Merkin 8. Up Merkin
Animal Style Squats
This exercise instructs pax to get in the "throw-up position" (hands on knees), do a squat in that position, perform a burpee from there, then get back to throw up position to count for one squat. Q makes the call on time or repetitions.