100 Yards The Hard Way

VQ: Great Clips

Disclaimer: Given

Warm O Rama:
Moroccan Night Clubs
Imperial Walkers
Copperhead Squats
Abe Vigodas

The Thang

Hello Dollys

Mosey one lap slow
Meet back in at the end zone

100 yards the hard way.

Start on the goal lines. Sprint to the 10 yard line and do 10 x merkins, sprint back to the goal. Everyone waits to start the next portion. Sprint to the 20 yard line and do 10 x flutter kicks, sprint back to the goal. Continue this to the other goal.

What goes up must come back….. 100 yards the hardway … in reverse. Sprint to the 100 yard line, 10 x merkins, sprint back. Sprint to the 90 yard line and do 10 x flutter kicks, sprint back. Continue this until you are home free.

Indian Run x 3 laps

Dealers choice

Words of wisdom:

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT

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Yes, you can sail the seven seas…

08 May 2019

Q: Priorities

Where can you find pleasure
Search the world for treasure
Learn science technology
Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
On the land or on the sea
Where can you learn to fly
Play in sports and skin dive
Study oceanography
Sign up for the big band
Or sit in the grandstand
When your team and others meet

8 pax posted for a PFA season themed beat down! NPS is ramping up for their bi annual physical fitness assessment so this morning, we went through the Navy’s physical readiness test.


  • SSHs IC x20
  • Moroccan Nightclubs IC x20
  • Imperial Walkers IC x20
  • Copperhead squats IC x20
  • Out n Ups IC x20

The Thang –

  • 2 minutes max situps
  • 2 minutes max merkins
  • 1.5 mile run

Thats it. Can you handle that? See your local military recruiter for more details…

Here’s the minimum passing requirements by age group:

Age group Situps/Merkins/Run

  • 30-34 44/35/14:15
  • 35-40 40/33/14:45
  • 40-45 37/29/15:15
  • 45-50 33/25/15:45
  • 50+ 30/23/16:15

We got done a few minutes early so we did a little circle of pain. Dealers choice. Had to be x15 of a 4 count exercise.

  • Box Cutters
  • American Hammers
  • Chilcutt Peter Parkers
  • Lunges
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Hillbillies
  • Dying Cockroaches
  • Shoulder Taps (yay, got ’em all!)


Words of Wisdom: Check out Q1.2 – The King and Q1.3 – The Queen. These are the daily discipline of physically training the body and the daily discipline over what is put in the body.

“You can’t out King your Queen.” – Dredd

It is impossible to train or maintain your body to your expectations by only having discipline over one and not the other.





Lots of VQs coming up! Don’t miss a workout or you might miss something awesome. Check out the Q schedule to see who is Qing a workout near you and sign up!

Make sure you put June 8th on your calendar! Many of us will be leaving Monterey in mid June and we’re planning some kind of big blowout event. Stay tuned!

Other events coming up are The Murph on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th at Toro Park and the Spartan Race on June 1st.

If you haven’t already, join the conversation on Slack.

Priorities out

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Gymnastics Prep

16 made it out to Carmel High this morning in the gloom… well, not so gloomy… it was actually beautiful!

Q: Cleveland Rocks



Armies IC, more Armies IC, MNC IC, Overhead Circles IC Abe Vigodas IC, Hill Billies IC, Imperial Walkers IC, SSH IC, Merkins IC, LBC IC, Dying Cockroach IC,

The Thang:

Run 1 lap (Fast)

Hopping.. Left/Right IC, Front Back IC, Chubby Checker IC

Run 1 lap (Fast)

Mosey to wall. 1 minute handstand on wall, break, repeat.

Tubthumping (EP version?)

Bernie Sanders up hill, 1 Merkin, 1 Copper Head, run down, repeat +1 each for 10 minutes.

2 laps last man sprints

Line up on 50, 10 yard bear crawl, 5 merkins, 10 yard crab walk, 5 burpees… repeat until endzone.

Option: Repeat above back to 50 or do Bring Sally Up at 50.



Words of wisdom: None

COT: Thanks @priorities

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Unleash the Hills of Hell

Q: Flea


Cherry Pickers -20 IC
Sun gods -10 IC- kinda
Abe Vigodas – 20 IC
Copperhead Squats 4count – 15 IC
Capri lap


-From EXICON: Find a steep hill (Hill of pain). Set a timer, i.e. 4 minutes. Run forward down the hill and run backwards up the hill repeat until the timer runs out.

Triple Nickel (5 burpees at the bottom/ 5 lunges-each leg at the top)
– From EXICON: Find a hill. Start at the bottom, run to the top and complete 5xcalled exercise, run to the bottom and complete 5xcalled exercise, 5 repetitions (5/5/5=Triple Nickel). Can easily be done on a flat surface with launch point and target point.

Mosey to the auditorium steps

Up Steps –
Alternating Workouts on each step +5 dips +10calf raises per step
(i.e. step 1 – 5 dips, step 2 -10 calf raises, step 3- 10 dips, step 4 – 20 calf raises, etc.)

Down Steps –
Alternating Workouts on each step +5 derkins +10LBCs per step [ same as above)

Mosey to the football field
1 minute SSHs to end at 0750 instead of the usual 0800 due to Q commitments.

Wrapped up with announcements and Words of Wisdom by 0800. If you’re looking to Q and haven’t yet, we could definitely use help for days like today!

Ended with Number-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COTCoffeeteria

Spartan Race is coming up! Don’t forget!
Several Second F events on the way! See e-mails!

Welcome “Dab”!

LEXICON: Word of the day-
A Q’s determination to never miss an opportunity to transform a Sad Clown into an FNG. Abbr: ABH.

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1/16th sprints and bern

V: Cleveland Rocks



10 Merkins IC, 5 Moneky Humpers IC, 5 Gorilla Humpers IC, 15 Side Straddle Hops IC, 15 Imperial Walkers IC

The Thang:

On the track. 10 burpees, sprint 1/16th of mile, 10 squats, sprint 1/16th of mile, 10 merkins, sprint 1/16th of mile, wall sits for 10 seconds, sprint 1/16th mile… repeat. Keep up until first place reaches last place. As posters catch up keep pace with last place for 1 more lap then it’s over.

20 count from @Bruha Ja

Suicides: start at goal line and go to 25, turning every 5 yards doing crab walk out and bear crawl back.

Mosey along to bottom of hill near baseball field.

Time to honor the backwards running of Priorities. Bernie Sanders (run backwards) up the hill. Feel the bern. Posters choice 10 squats, merkins burpees etc. Mosey back down. Repeat 3 times.

Teams of 2. One grabs cinder block. Line up on goal line. 1 team member inch worms while other runs with cinder block to other goal line and returns to meet inch wormer. Change places and repeat until you are both at the end zone. 20 count from Sharkbait. Repeat the other way but doing Crawl Bears back.

Wow, there’s still time! Let’s run the bleacher stairs and lean on a wall.



Welcome FNG Peak!

Words of wisdom: Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory…. and some discussion of who would win a battle between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris.


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Backward speed and where to get it

Date: 3 APR 19

Q: Priorities

Seven, you heard that right, seven pax posted on a Wednesday morning to get a little wet and sandy. B.L.I.M.P.S. were the order of the day. Here’s what went down:


  • Side Straddle Hops x20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x20 IC
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x20 IC
  • Copperhead Squats x20 IC


Mosey down to the water to Checkpoint number 1. This was just an arbitrary spot on the beach.

5 Burpees OYO (on your own)

Mosey to the wharf pier approximately 1/4 mile down the beach. (Checkpoint 2)

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg OYO

Mosey back to checkpoint 1 – 70% effort – Plank for the 6

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers OYO

Sprint back to Checkpoint 2 – 90% effort – wall sits for the 6

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins OYO

Back to checkpoint 1 – choice of bear crawls or lunges or combo of the two – when finished, mosey back to the 6 and finish together.

At this point we paused to reflect on our quarter mile of bear crawls/lunges

The recurring theme of 2019 for YHC has been that we are all training for some event in the near or far future that we don’t know yet when or where or what or why. Again and again throughout this year we have done things that are ridiculously hard, painful and dumb for seemingly no good reason. We’ve woken up before the sun. We’ve drenched ourselves in pouring rain. We’ve lifted heavy things many times over. We’ve bear crawled or lunged a quarter mile in the sand. Many times over this quarter mile, I thought to myself, and was not alone, that this was too much. But we did it anyway. And we finished.

I argue that the event we’re training for is coming. Maybe it is a deadly disease we’ll be fighting. Maybe it will be carrying a child to safety from a natural disaster. Maybe it’ll be rescuing a complete stranger. God willing it will be none of those things but if it is, doing the hard, painful and dumb things now is going to help us to be better when we truly need the strength and perseverance.

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins / 25 Plank Jacks OYO

Indian Run to checkpoint 2

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins / 25 Plank Jacks / 30 Squats OYO

Backward sprint to checkpoint 1

Here is where YHC laid down a challenge. If anyone could beat me in this quarter mile backward run, then the workout would be over. Now you have to understand, there are not many things in this world that I am ever the best at or even really good at for that matter. You would not expect this 240 pound frame to move very fast and you would be right. In any direction but backwards that is. For what ever reason, the Sky Q found it right to give me blazing speed but only in the reverse direction. I’m not saying I’m the best in the world but on an average day at the beach, I can more than hold my own.

Thank you You Betcha for keeping me honest. You put up a valiant effort. Thanks for pushing me. But in the world of quarter mile beach backwards sprinting, 2nd place is just the first loser.

We were out of time anyway, so back to the flags.

COT: Numbers/Names/BallOfMan


Beach is hosting a Spring Wing Ding Patio Party at his new place on Apr 20! See you there!

Sign up to run the Spartan Race with F3 Monterey! June 1st. Ask for more details.

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Sign up to Q a workout!

YHC wrote this from 30,000 ft. Kudos to JetBlue for the free wifi!


Priorities out

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45 Minutes and Barely Time to Breathe

Q: Flea


For 3:30
20 Copperhead Squats, 20 SSH, 20 Lunges, 20 Abe Vigodas


My watch died before I left for Tucson and I hadn’t gotten a new one yet so to make sure we started and ended on time I set a timer today. Workouts were determined by Deck of Cards.

15 reps of 1 min workout and 15 sec rest
1 min rest
Another 15 reps of 1 min workout and 15 sec rest.

Ended with Number-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT, Coffeeteria

Words of Wisdom: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” 

LEXICON: Word of the day-
80/1 RULE – The Q’s Delegation of every Task that a Team Member can do 80% as well as he can, except that 1% that absolutely and positively must be done by him.

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