November 2, 2017

20 for a Super 21 at The Berm

AO: The Berm

QIC: Toms

PAX: C-Lo, Bruce, Soybean, Gus, Lazarus, Snookie, Outkast, O Positive, Abacus, Chaperone, Homeboy (visitor from North Georgia), Cataract, Ozark, Raven, Shoestring, Lipton, Japeto, Shingle, Toms, Phat Pat.  20 total, 0 FNGs.

Conditions: Low-mid 60s. Surprisingly comfortable.  At least enough to work.


Disclaimer (at least what YHC could remember)


SSH x 20 IC
Cotton Pickers x 15 IC
Windmill x 10 IC
Standing backstroke x 10 IC

Mosey around building

The Thang:

Super 21: Ascending reps of Merkins, Big Boy Sit-ups (“BBS”), and Squats, with a little funky mixed in.

Do 1 Merkin followed by 1 BBS followed by 1 Squat; 2 Merkins / 2 BBS / 2 Squats; 3 Merkins / 3 BBS / 3 Squats; etc., up through 10. Al Gore or Plank until all in.

Monkey Jumpers x 21 OYO

Perform Merkin / BBS / Squat sets 11 through 15. Al Gore or Plank until all in.

Monkey Humpers x 21 OYO

Perform Merkin / BBS / Squat sets 16 through 19. Al Gore or Plank. (YHC asked Gus to lead PAX in some mini-Mary until all in.)

Mountain Climbers x 21 (each leg, for 42 total movements) OYO

Perform Merkin / BBS / Squat sets 20 and 21. Plank variations until all in.  Little bit of Superman for fun.

SSH x 7 followed by Burpee x 3 OYO. 3 rounds for total of 21 SSH and 9 Burpees.

Mosey around building (and try to keep pace with Outkast).


Flutter kicks x 21 IC
LBCs x 21 OYO
Hollywood side crunch x 10 IC (each side)



COT / BOM:  YHC  shared a longstanding fear that God will indifferently inflict suffering just to increase “faith.”  To combat this, YHC has been reading the Old Testament and finding a God of mercy, faithfulness, and sufficiency.  YHC shared passages from Habakkuk and Daniel that take fearful “what if” moments and turn them into faithful “even if” moments:

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. – Habakkuk 3:17-19

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up. – Daniel 3:16-18

Even if circumstances get worse or at best remain static, the God that gives us every breath wants nothing more than for us to find our joy and hope in him.  Even if we are blessed beyond measure in this life, we only glimpse a passing shadow of the glory to come.

Prayers for Outkast’s sister’s pregnancy, acquaintance of Raven’s that is suffering through cancer and just lost her husband, associate of Bruce’s who suffered a heart attack, and O Positive’s daughter who is having an MRI.

Moleskin:  YHC woke up with sandpaper of the throat and a deficiency of enthusiasm, so he was affectionately coined “Eeyore” for the day.  Not too much mumblechatter once the PAX realized we had a lot of reps to do.  Thankfully Gus and Lazarus posted right next to each other, so it wasn’t quiet for long.  Cheers to Phat Pat for leaving the building to Elvis.  Glad you made it safely.