The Return of Merkin Mania

17 of F3’s finest were not deterred by the pre-blast (twitter) warning and joined up for a little early morning merkin fun… version 2.0 of this annual event and anniversary of YHC’s virgin Q.

The THANG

Mosey to warmup circle

Warmup:

  • Side straddle hop – IC x15, IST IC x10, Windmill IC x10, Merkin IC x10
  • Linster Merkin Tribute – 6 count, low hold for 6 one-thousand count, 6 count

The Mania:

  • Prison Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Prison Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Jump Rope recovery
  • Wide Fly Merkin x10 – 60 yd backpedal, Wide Fly Merkin x10 – 60 yd backpedal, Side Squat recovery
  • Diamond Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Diamond Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Air Squat recovery
  • Oblique Knee Merkin aka Peter Parker x10 – 60 yd skip, Peter Parker x10 – 60 yd skip, Apolo Anton Ohno recovery
  • Military Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Military Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Alternating Front Lunge recovery
  • Up and Under Merkin x10 – 60 yd shuffle, Up and Under Merkin x10 – 60 yd shuffle, High Jump Twisting Abs recovery
  • Shoulder Tap Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Shoulder Tap Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Static Lunge With Pulses recovery
  • Stacked Foot Merkin x10 – 60 yd backpedal, Stacked Foot Merkin x10 – 60 yd backpedal, Low Switch Kicks recovery
  • Decline Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Decline Merkin x10 – 60 yd sprint, Imperial Storm Troopers  recovery
  • Incline Merkin x10 – 60 yd skip, Incline Merkin x10 – 60 yd skip, Calf Raise  recovery
  • Pike Merkin aka Carolina Dry Dock x10 – 60 yd sprint, Carolina Dry Dock x10 – 60 yd sprint, Mountain Climbers recovery
  • Hand Release Merkin x10 – 60 yd shuffle, Hand Release Merkin x10 – 60 yd shuffle, plank hold

Mosey to Mary

Mary:

  • Superman, Rocketman (30 sec static each)
  • Superman, Rocketman (30 sec pulses each)
  • 5 count power abs – seated, one leg fly, other leg fly, reverse crunch hold, V hold (Repeato)

Moleskin:

  1. Great work this morning Pax! I’m very happy to be a part of a great group of men. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to lead and pushing me to be a better man!
  2. This is breast cancer awareness month. Special prayers for all those impacted.
  3. Opportunities to continue to help the flood victims in SC through GoFundMe and physical labor cleanup this weekend.
  4. The Harrisburg Food Pantry is always in need of donations. @SoloCup will collect and deliver.
  5. Support of Levine’s Children Hospital this weekend with a 5K. @TBone is part of a team supporting a local young girl with eye cancer.
  6. Counting up the total # of merkins between the PAX, we were close to 6006. We did complete one more set than we did last year (312 in total if you did them all). Here’s a link to the Charles Linster story if you’re interested… http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/ulysses.html

Keep pushing – Clueless

8 thoughts on “The Return of Merkin Mania

  1. Clueless Post author

    Great #MumbleChatter at the end… Lois Lane, amateur astronomers… fun stuff.

    Outstanding effort this morning. The soreness will be temporary… the M’s will love the results.

  2. Dick Tracy

    Thanks @Clueless. That was tough. Some modification needed, but it was a good solid run for sure.

    1. Clueless Post author

      Great to have you in Harrisburg @DickTracy! Yeah, it’s not easy to knock out those reps attacking the same body part. Way to push it and challenge yourself!

  3. Sockmonkey

    Thanks @Clueless. Is it normal that I can’t lift my arms above my head?!?

    Good times and great workout (even with modification).

    1. Clueless Post author

      Totally normal. That’s how you know it’s working. Solid work! #IronSharpensIron, even through modification.

  4. Othello

    Loved the Q @Clueless! Nice how you attacked different shoulder parts and broke up the “sprints” in between. More impressive was that nice spreadsheet detailing your Q you showed everyone at the end. #toomuchtimeonyourhands You are a true professional.

    BTW-My kids say that we saw Venus just under and to the left of the moon this morning. Went onto the web to confirm and found this:

    “The peak of the Draconid Meteor Shower takes place this evening. The waning Crescent Moon will offer no interference, barely visible in the dawn’s twilight. Although the Draconids usually offer a minor display of meteors – averaging about 10 per hour – an outburst is possible.”

    See you in the gloom.

  5. Tumbler

    Strong workout today Clueless. Thanks for the lead.. On a separate note I am planning on heading down to Columbia Saturday. If anyone wants to go let me know. If anyone has any donations they want to send down let me know also.

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