Shock The World

  • When: 02/11/20
  • QIC: Brotox
  • The PAX: Marky Mark, Rebar, Homegrown Berry, Nitro (Respect!), Bogey, Quicken, Chum, Spit Bucket, Catskill (Respect!)

The Tuesdays on Ice Challenge continues to defy its name…weather this morning: 62 degrees with a light drizzle. The pre-blast mumble chatter on Slack was solid, with mentions of door humping, linear decay, and not taking any sh*t from PhDs. (With that last bit of smack talking courtesy of Chum, YHC should have just made the PAX do burpees for 45 minutes as the burpee was invented by Royal Huddleston Burpee in 1940 as part of his PhD thesis at Columbia University.)

YHC arrived at 0520 to scope out a dry spot we could tuck under to stay out of the rain a bit. Spit Bucket had already arrived and was waiting patiently in his car. Several additional PAX came rolling in over the next few minutes and one small, random cone in the parking lot (not placed there by YHC) successfully managed to re-route everyone into a totally new parking configuration. Go figure.

YHC gave the 1 minute warning, then we got started with 9 PAX. During SSHs Bogey came rolling in hot, giving us 10 strong for the morning.


  • SSH x40 IC
  • High Knees x20 IC
  • Willie Mays Hays x10 IC
  • Arm Circles X10 IC, Forward and Reverse
  • Slow Merkins x10 IC
  • Slow Squats x10 IC

The Thang

YHC had 3 different thangs planned for the day. We moseyed from the parking lot to the front portico of the school and circled up for thang 1.

Thang 1: 10 minute HIIT routine with 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off. The 10 exercises were: Seal Jacks, Merkins, Alternating Lunges, Heels to Heaven, SSH, Supermans, Mountain Climbers, Close Squats, Low Plank Hold, and Burpees.

We then moseyed from the front portico around to the back of the school where there’s a nice, long stretch of sidewalk under a roof and got ready for thang 2, Killer B’s.

Thang 2: Killer B’s routine consisting of Burpees, Bear Crawls, and Balls to the Wall (BTTW). I’ve performed this as an EC routine on a few prior occasions and it does not disappoint. Rd 1–5 burpees, bear crawl to the end (~20 yds), 30 seconds BTTW, mosey back to the start. For Rd 2, it’s 10 burpees and 60 seconds BTTW. For Rd 3, it’s 15 burpees and 90 seconds BTTW. The full EC routine includes 20 burpees/120 seconds BTTW and 25 burpees/150 seconds BTTW but no time for those last two today.

After Thang 2, we moseyed back around to the front of the school and circled up under the portico for Thang 3, a bettor’s choice routine.

Thang 3: Each PAX took a turn calling out an exercise for the others to perform while he completed 100 reps of jump rope. Called exercises included: Peter Parkers, WWIIs, Squats, Burpees, Box Cutters, Flutter Kicks, Low Plank Hold, Elbow 2 Knee, Double Merkin Tuck Jump Burpees, and 1 other that escapes me at the moment (hey, remembering 9 out of 10 ain’t bad).


No extra Mary as it was covered in Thang 3 (plus, after Thang 3 was completed YHC’s watch had us 44:54 deep into the 45 minute workout).


  • Chatham Habitat for Humanity Build Day is February 22nd–signup link is on Slack
  • February 29 is the Wolf CSAUP in Hillsborough
  • May 2 is the Gambler CSAUP in Briar Chapel


In planning the workout YHC was considering a history theme, but bailed on that idea in favor of the routine above. However, one interesting fact YHC found in the history books is that it was on this day (Feb 11) in 1990 the 42-to-1 underdog James “Buster” Douglas pulled off one of the biggest upsets in sports history when he TKO’d world champion Mike Tyson–the first time in his professional career Tyson had ever been knocked to the canvas. YHC encouraged the PAX to get out there and Shock The World. Until next time, Aye!

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