Climbing the LADDIR, No E needed

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 11/13/2020

PAX: Coldplay, Threeskin, Sidekick, Woodrider, Crawdaddy, Shawshank, Get Smart, Rendezvous, Cavity Search, Noid

AO: Parliament


Very foggy, high 40s to low 50s. A little chilly to start but warmed up quickly. Perfect weather for judging.


Mosey to parking lot behind track

  • Forward Fold x10
  • Willie Mayes Hayes x10
  • SSH x15
  • Arm Circles x10
  • Reverse Arm Circles x10
  • Seal Claps x10
  • SSH x20
  • 5 Burpees OYO

Mosey to track/bleacher area

The Thang

Performed a LADDE(I)R exercise routine:

  • Lunges x25
  • American Hammers x25
  • Dips x25
  • Decline Merkins x25
  • E(I)mperial Walkers x25
  • Ranger Merkins x25
  • Indian Run one lap (two lines)
  • Lunges x20
  • American Hammers x20
  • Dips x20
  • Decline Merkins x20
  • E(I)mperial Walkers x20
  • Ranger Merkins x20
  • Reverse Indian Run one lap (two lines) First member of line drops and does two burpees and then catches up to six in line
  • Lunges x15
  • American Hammers x15
  • Dips x15
  • Decline Merkins x15
  • E(I)mperial Walkers x15
  • Ranger Merkins x15
  • Indian Run one lap (two lines) Instead of running to front; we did karaoke to front of line.
  • Lunges x10
  • American Hammers x10
  • Dips x10
  • Decline Merkins x10
  • E(I)mperial Walkers x10
  • Ranger Merkins x10
  • Indian Run one lap (two lines)
  • Lunges x5
  • American Hammers x5
  • Dips x5
  • Decline Merkins x5
  • E(I)mperial Walkers x5
  • Ranger Merkins x5

CIRCLE OF MARY – to finish until time

  • Flutter Kicks x20 in cadence (Coldplay)
  • Crunchie Frogs x20 OYO (Woodrider)
  • Big Boy Sit ups x10 OYO (Shawshank)


Spoke briefly about the LADDER workout method, or in this case LADDIR, and how it can relate in our life to building good habits. Once you decide to build a good habit, it’s always harder at first (hence the 25 reps on the first round). Once we do that habit for a specific period of time, it gets a little easier mentally (5 reps on the last round). We can utilize this method in thinking about our spiritual, emotional, physical, etc. habit building. If we start strong and understand mentally that it gets easier as it goes along, we can stay in the correct mindset to build those good habits.


PAX let me know parking lot is not near as FLAT as the other AO in the area: Hacksaw. Could get injuries from uneven potholes.

Music was way too loud without a real speaker, had to yell to hear and constantly keep turning it down during the workout.

The word ladder can be spelled with an I instead, I guess. Couldn’t find a good E exercise to throw in.

Chimp calluses were filed to perfection this morning. Hard choice between that and wet grass but we chose to file.


Anniversary workout at The Battery tomorrow AM (7-8). Followed by Beer Run festivities all day long in Riceville, TN.

Third F with Chubby’s continuing throughout December and will switch to one Tuesday a week in January.

Habitat for Humanity project coming up in January, limited spots so reach out if you’re interested in helping with that.

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