Pain Stations at Parliament

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 01/29/2021

PAX: Cavity Search, Coldplay, M.I.A., Tatonka, Woodrider

AO: Parliament


Very, very cold! 25 but felt like about 10 degrees with the wind blowing. A sharp contract to Track Tuesday which was in the low 60s.


Mosey lap around the track

  • Forward Fold – silent
  • SSH IC – x15
  • Willie Mayes Hayes IC – x15
  • Arm Circles IC – x15
  • Reverse Arm Circles IC – x15
  • Moroccan Nightclubs IC – x15 (for Coldplay of course)
  • SSH IC – x20
  • 5 Burpees, 5 Merkins; 4 Burpees, 4 Merkins; 3 Burpees, 3 Merkins….Stopped there as everyone not only noted they were plenty warmed up but also how stupid it was!

The Thang

Moseyed to the parking lot by the entrance of the school for Station #1

PAIN STATION 1 – Arms/Chest

  • 25 Merkins
  • 25 Dips
  • 25 Incline Merkins
  • 25 Carolina Dry Docks
  • 25 Dips
  • 1 minute Plank
  • 10 Diamond Merkins

Moseyed to parking lot behind the school building for Station #2


  • 25 Flutter Kicks HC
  • 50 LBCs
  • 25 BBSU
  • 50 American Hammers
  • 25 Freddie Mercuries
  • 50 Plank Jacks
  • Finished the countdown from the COP with: 2 burpees, 2 merkins; 1 burpee, 1 merkin

Moseyed to the church parking lot for Station #3


  • 25 Squat Jumps
  • 25 Lunges HC
  • 25 Toe Merkins
  • 25 Monkey Humpers
  • 25 Squats
  • 25 Gorilla Humpers

Moseyed to side parking lot of school for slight repeat of Station #2

PAIN STATION 4 – Core (again)

  • 25 Flutter Kicks EC
  • 50 LBCs
  • 15 BBSU
  • 25 American Hammers
  • 15 Freddie Mercuries
  • 25 Plank Jacks

Moseyed to the parking lot by the entrance of the school for repeat of Station #1

PAIN STATION 5 – Arms/Chest (again)

  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 Dips
  • 20 Incline Merkins
  • 1 minute Plank

Plank got us to time of 6:15


Talked about the story in Matthew where Herod had John the Baptist killed. On that day, Jesus mourned and was very sad about the passing somebody so close to him as John the Baptist. His day started off terribly with this news so he wanted to get away to a remote location and be by himself to pray and mourn. However, all of his followers saw him walking out to the location and followed him to see what he would say and/or do about this tragic killing. Instead of letting his bad day continue, Jesus chose to do what Jesus always choose to do: Perform Miracles and give to others. We all have bad starts to the day and even sometimes long periods of the day that are bad, however, we have the ability to take this approach and turn our day into greatness! The moral here is, never let a bad start keep you from a great finish. Jesus had a terrible start to the day but later on performed one of the greatest miracles ever seen by turning small portions into enough to feed 5,000 men plus women and children. Bad starts don’t have to equal bad endings!


Lots of MC this morning due to smaller group which was AWESOME!

It turns out that burpees counting down from 5 to 1 gets just as much flack as from 10 to 1. Who would’ve thought?

At one point in the beatdown Woodrider told Coldplay that “his face looked like Woodrider felt” Still not sure to this point whether that is a compliment or passive aggressive assault

Chest and arms station was by far the most hated pain station, so like any good beatdown, we did it again!

We will make sure to get a second Parliament flag for two reasons: 1) the picture of Tatonka on the design and 2) to make sure John Doe doesn’t get his way

It was brought up that Sniffer fartsacked on us again! PAX to ensure that FIA schedule is posted on Parliament channel for his viewing pleasure.


3rd F still in full swing at Chubby’s downtown. 5:30 – 6:00 on Mondays. Also, any monetary donations and/or blankets, coats, hats, etc. are welcome also. Drop those off at any AO and we will get them there. Great ministry so try to get involved if possible!

Second Habitat build in the works. reach out to John Doe or 3rd-F slack channel for more information.

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