Plank Jack Runs, Gorilla Humpers, and Hot Feet

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 10/22/2020

PAX: El Chapo, John Doe, Clothespin, Abercrombie, Tinkerbell, Cat5, Dark Wonka, Deep Dish, Mrs. Baker

AO: The Battery


Perfect morning beatdown weather. Low humidity and around 60 degrees.


Mosey from parking lot around dog park to Pavilion area.

  • SSH x10
  • Forward Fold x10
  • Third Grade Exercise x10
  • Willie Mayes Hayes x10
  • Arm Circles x10
  • Reverse Arm Circles x10
  • Seal Claps x10
  • SSH x10

Mosey lap around dog park and baseball field to bleachers

The Thang

Arms and Chest – Bleachers (all OYO)

  • Incline merkins on bleachers x20
  • Dips x20
  • Decline merkins on bleachers x 20
  • Dips x20
  • Merkins x20
  • Dips x20

Moseyed/Ran from bleachers up the hill next to the pool

Core – Top of Hill

  • One minute of high plank on Q timer
  • Imperial Walkers x20 – in cadence
  • Flutter Kicks x 20 – in cadence
  • LBCs x25 – OYO
  • Freddie Mercuries x20 – in cadence
  • One minute of low plank on Q timer

Moseyed/Ran from top of hill down around the dog park back to pavilion

Legs – Pavilion (all OYO)

  • Squats x20
  • Lunges x20 (easy way)
  • Step-ups or Box jumps x20
  • Gorilla Humpers x20
  • Hot Feet right side x15
  • Hot Feet left side x15

Mosey/Ran from pavilion to parking lot

Lined up in single file line and performed Indian Run around parking lot and dog park lap. Once the PAX in front of the line had completed the cycle (run to the front), all PAX stopped and did 5 plank jacks. We repeated this for 4, 3, 2, and 1 plank jacks. Ended up being around 3.5 – 4 laps of Indian Run and 15 plank jacks


Spoke on the book of Job in the scriptures. Job had it all: health, family, and wealth. On top of this, he was a very righteous man. One day, Satan took control of Job’s life and took away all his livestock, wealth, family and terrible illnesses fell upon Job. Job begin to question why God would allow such things to happen to him since it was strongly believed that God punishes the wicked and rewards the righteous, but this did not happen with Job. Job’s three friends began degrading him and telling him to confess his sins and repent so God will stop punishing him. Job maintained his righteousness. Although frustrated, Job never stepped out of the light and faith of God.

Three core lessons:

  • Always trust God, even through the worst of trials.
  • Be a good friend to those experiencing hard times. Don’t judge like Job’s friends did in the scriptures.
  • When praying: Always give praise/thanks for three things that God has provided before you ask for one. The 3:1 ratio prayer rule.


After Deep Dish giving John Doe slack about not coming to The Battery multiple times, John Doe came through.

Low planks on concrete were not a PAX favorite (especially those with short sleeve shirts)


Beer Run scheduled for 11/14 at Abercrombie’s land in Riceville, TN. Everyone is welcome even if not participating in the beer part of the activities.

Third F still in full swing through December on Tuesday evenings. Reach out to John Doe for more information.

Clothespin on Q at Hacksaw Friday.

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