Taking it to the Streets

Take this message to my brother You will find him everywhere Wherever people live together Tied in poverty’s despair You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see Takin’ it to the streets Warmarama Mosey lap, SSH, Imperial Walker, WMH, Merkins Taking […]

Thriving Thru The Vortex’s Greatest (Worst) Hits

YHC was excited to be invited by Funyun to Q the Vortex – reputation for one of the toughest workouts in Churham.  YHC was planning to share some of the most challenging parts of the workouts faced over the past five or so years at the Vortex…was considering doing 100 burpees, Devils Mile, Murph…and settled […]


Ahhh, escalators. A simple, yet effect, means to get  and keep your heart pumping. To keep it real, we increased not only the number of exercises; we also increased the distance of the runs. We used a shared leadership model that require a PAX to count his exercise each time. Harbaugh had burpees, Flea had […]

Failure to Communicate

After several switches and swaps, it was YHC’s chance to Q at Vortex.  It had been awhile since my last Q here so I was looking forward to it. Warm up:  SSH, WMH, IW, HB, ACs, OC, SC, MC, PP, and slow merkins; followed by fellowship lap. Thing 1: Mini Dora PAX partnered up and […]

Round (and round) the Woods at The Vortex

Seven PAX capitalized on Summer Sunlight to work in a trail run @ Vortex. While we were waiting for the sun to rise, we did some other stuff. Here’s the scoop: WARMUP: Fellowship Lap SSH 20x Imperial Walkers Good Mornings Willie Mays Hays Hillbillies Arm Circles Seal Claps Overhead Claps Reverse Arm Circles Some intensive […]


We had a posterior chain EC. TABATA, using 5lb bricks: Y, W, T, single leg dead lifts, curls, Superman rows Warmarama Lap, SSH, Seal Jacks, Smurf Jacks, Merkins, and Squats The Thang 10 Burpees a minute for 10 minutes. Sandcrawler- think Ricky Bobby, but the last PAX is the only one moving only one moving. […]


Warm-up  Run lap SSH, Imperial Walkers, Willie Mays Hayes, Good Mornings, Merkins Main Event B.L.I.M.P.S BLIMPS (5-B,10-L,15-I,20-M,25-P,30-S) Lap – BLIMP Remove Squat Lap – BLIM Remove Plank Jack Lap – BLI Remove Merkins Lap – BL Remove IW Lap – B Remove Lunges Lap – BL Add Lunges  Lap – BLI Add Imperial Walkers Lap […]

Respect the Rangers

Started a beautiful “Pink Moon” morning out with an EC Ruck, accompanied by Vice, who is almost a week into a daunting and impressive effort to work out for 75 min a day for 75 straight days. The PAX slowly arrived and moved out onto the Vortex turf, in a manner that Uzi described as […]

40 at Vortex

Fourteen PAX gathered at Vortex to help YHC celebrate his 40th with a bit of four-corners. They started with a warm up, which went something like this: 40 SSH 10 Imperial Walkers 10 Good Mornings 10 Willie Mays Hayes 10 LB Arm Circles / Reverse Fellowship Lap Then right to the ME, with 10 ea […]

Hightower & Burpee Off

Warmarama Run across the field and back in lanes for social distancing with high knees, butt kickers, karaoke, and Bernie Sanders SSH, WMH, Merkins IT, squat IT What had happened In honor of F3GrandStrand lost Jacob “Hightower” Hancher. Based on Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 5 […]