Trying to make sense of the exercises you may hear called at an F3 bootcamp? Need something new for your first or 100th Q? You’ve found the place. (You also may want to consult The Lexicon, at least after your first workout, to make sense of what just happened.)

Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette’s country song hit, “Stand By Your Man” is the inspiration here. Starting position: PAX 1 assumes the merkin plank while PAX 2 remains standing beside ‘his man’. Exercise: Pax 1 does merkins in sync with PAX 2 who does deep squats. They do 10 reps either by Q call or on their own. At multiples of 10, the partners switch out alternating between merkins & squats. Example: 1,2,3 … 10, (switch) 11,12,13…20 (switch) 21,22,23, …30 (switch), etc. until they reach 200; that’s 100 merkins + 100 squats per man. (Note: on each switch, the merkin man should explode off the deck as in the 5-6 count of the burpee.) Other standing/ground exercises may be substituted at Q’s discretion. In fact, an entire routine could be made up of multiple ‘Tammy Wynettes’.

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