Abs-olutely, or, Saturdays are for the Core

QIC:  Full Moon

Date: 01/15/2022

PAX: AOL, M.I.A., Sousa

AO: Legacy


Not terrible – 39 degrees or so, with a bit of wind from the PAX (YHC included)


SSH x20, WMH x10, SSH x20, FF OYO, SSH x20, Tea Time OYO

Build a dog house* – Ladder of Merkins and Air-Lifts: 1 Merkin, move to knees for 1 Air-Lift, 2 Merkins, 2 Air-Lifts… up to 10 of each – we did not come back down the ladder as PAX (YHC included, again) had had enough.

Mosey around the path/track of the park, about a mile, stop at the back parking lot for the thang – this is around the time someone almost soiled themselves.

The Thang

PAX paired up for an Ab Dora – one performed exercise while the other ran a lap around the building, then switch

100 Flutter Kick, hard count

150 Imperial Walkers, hard count

200 Mountain Climbers, hard count

250 Freddie Mercuries, hard count

300 Heel Touches, hard count

Rinse/repeat the above until…



Stress, and how YHC has been dealing with it lately (hint: not well) discussed. We all have many stressors in life and have the ability to choose our reaction. Typically, the culprit is our reaction, not the situation/issue/etc. itself. YHC mused upon his readings of Stoicism and how this philosophy has helped him in dealing with stress in the past.

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” — Epictetus


*YHC has never attempted this exercise – “If you can’t do it, don’t Q it” may have been mumbled by all

PAX requested music for the Thang – YHC obliged with a terrible throwback/90’s hip-hop playlist

“You know it’s a decent workout when Sousa shats himself.” “I don’t think he actually did, so just OK?”

“I got one ab! Feel it, feel it!!”


4 AOQ’s on hand… if we don’t know the happenings, what are we even doing?

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