“I thought this was supposed to be a kettlebell beatdown?!”

21 of MECAs finest defied the fartsack, made one of the best decisions they’ll make today, and posted for a kettlebell beatdown led by YHC.  It went a little something like this:


Mosey around the parking lot:
15 Windmills IC
Arm Circles

The Thang:

10 burpees
20 curls
9 burpees
18 KB swings
8 burpees
16 shoulder presses
7 burpees
14 chest presses
6 burpees
12 sumo squats
5 burpees
10 KB merkins (10 each arm)
4 burpees
8 skull crushers
3 burpees
6 lawnmower pulls per arm
2 burpees
4 clean and press per arm
1 burpee
2 goblet squats


Partner Up in 3s

One man always walking with KB extended over head to curb and back. Switch off to relieve.

Team completes the following:
200 goblet squats
200 KB mason twists
200 chest presses

Mosey to the stairs, partner up, and partner wheelbarrow up stairs. Mosey to pull up bars and do five burpee pull ups.  Flapjack. Repeato.

ARMY Sit Ups AMRAP 1 minute each
Homer to Marge Medley (add Mr. Burns on each side)



1) Thanks to all for posting for my 2nd KB beatdown.  There was some mumblechatter at first, but it quickly quieted down.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned over this year is it’s hard to heckle while doing burpees.  #mumblechatterslayer

2) Special thanks to @Ghetto D for keeping time (I think??), although I’m very curious about the type of watch he owns.

3) This may have been more of a KB/bootcamp type workout…cobains to the pax…BUT no one has EVER said they’ve gotten weaker from doing burpees.  I’ve also got the Q Friday so we will see what happens then.

4) There was some confusion, mostly from YHC, around whether or not this workout would be considered a circuit.  Thanks to @Coyote, our resident expert, I now know it was indeed a circuit.

5)  Even though he wasn’t there in person, @Forgotten Jelly completed this workout on his own at home.  T-claps brother.  #dedication


Tradition is having another pool party in August that’s BYOB and BYOM (meat).  See Buckwheat or Dingo for details.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to lead today!

The Farm

16 thoughts on ““I thought this was supposed to be a kettlebell beatdown?!”

  1. The Farm Post author

    A year ago, I would not have been able to do 10 burpees without feeling gassed and back then I considered myself to be in decent shape. Thanks to each of you for pushing me. Now…bring on the e-mumblechatter!

  2. MrBelding

    Great beatdown @farm! The variations combined with the humidity made it worth my while in getting out of the fartsack! Great way to start the day!

  3. Forgotten Jelly

    I enjoyed this one, even though I wasn’t there for it. Doing 55 burpees at home sucks!

  4. GentleGrizzly

    Sorry I missed this one. Sounds like my kind of KB workout w/ the burpees. I was home hacking up a lung, so it was better for me to rest than be doing burpees this morning. Hopefully see you later this week.

  5. Dingo

    Good beatdown Farm. Burpees suck.

    Thanks for teaming up with me Ghetto D and GAM! And thanks for doing a majority of the squats!!

  6. Gangsta's Paradise

    Great job @Farm! Burpees definitely are the ultimate #mumblechatter slayer. My shoulders were killing me! Also, burpee pull ups…that’s just cruel (and may show up in a beatdown down the road!)

    @Buckwheat, @Coyote – awesome partnering with you guys today! Strong work there.

  7. Buckwheat

    Definitely a good beatdown to start the week. @The Farm- No need to apologize for the style of beatdown, we mumblechatterguys just HATE burpees. They definitely shut me up pretty quick! Looking forward to see what kind of “circuit” you have in store for us Friday.

    @Coyote and @Gangsta, good teamwork on the 200 rep medley, enjoyed it!

  8. Maximus_MECA

    Yes – great beatdown @the farm. Glad to know I’m not the only one who hates burpees. I could feel the groan when you announced the second set of burpees and all realized it was a burpee ladder.

    1. The Farm Post author

      Ha! Busted Pharaoh! They are a lot easier when you’re dreaming about them in the fartsack.

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