Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

A whole lot of GROSS at SOT


9 SOJers who are probably tired of Gumbo being on the Q menu showed up this morning at SOT in the frosty temperatures anyway, and YHC appreciated it.  To show that appreciation, we enjoyed the following:

The dictionary definition of “gross” includes, among other expected definitions, the following:

  • noun: an amount equal to twelve dozen; 144 (i.e., “fifty-five gross of tins of processed milk”)

Who says F3 isn’t educational….back to the beatdown…

Mosey over to the frozen tundra of the track and football field and continue one lap around the track (it just gets colder and darker once you cross through that gate).

Congregate in the asphalt area at the end of the track for instruction.

The order of the day was THE GROSS – 12 exercises, 12 repetitions of each, then 1 lap around the track and plank or Al Gore for the six = 1 Gross Round.  The PAX dominated and 4 full rounds were completed.

Round 1 Exercises:

  • Merkin
  • SSHs
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Werkins
  • Copperhead Squats
  • DQs
  • Merkins
  • LBCs
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Werkins
  • Box Cutters
  • Freddy Mercuries

Round 2 Exercises = same as Round 1 except DQs became 12 Burpees OYO and Flutter Kicks became Arm Circles (6 forward, 6 backward)

Rounds 3 and 4 YHC was feeling generous and dished out dealers’ choice for the PAX with the exception that YHC maintained the choice of Merkins, Werkins, Merkins and Werkins for exercises 1, 4, 7 and 9 in each round.  Had to get to 200 merkins somehow. Dealers’ choice exercises included, monkey humpers, overhead claps, high knees and other repeats from rounds 1 and 2.

After the fifth and final lap around the track, we had 5 minutes of Mary – started with the remaining 8 merkins to get to 200 and Hello Dolly called by YHC x 20 IC.  Dealers’ choice after that, including Crunchy Frogs from Rosie, Cross Leg Lifts from A5 in honor of Wilson, WWIIs by Marmaduke and other exercises around the horn.

Sprint back to the flag for COT, Number-Rama, Name-A-Rama and YHC took us out.


  • HDHH tonight 7:30 (or 1930) at Sedona Taphouse at Westchester
  • Turkey Day — several trots or waddle runs available for those who want them.  There will be no Timberwolf workout as SOJers will converge on 45MOM for a TYA (New England) Thanksgiving beatdown followed by coffee from our resident Barista – Hardywood.  Be there if you can be!


Another semi-ground and pound from YHC this morning.  I can’t remember what I was listening too last night on my drive home but the term “gross” came up and was used in the context I gave above and it reminded YHC of this exercise routine that he broke out last October for COP at SOT.  Don’t ask me how I got from there to “hey, how about a whole workout of Grosses…” but that is what happened.  I hope everyone got a sweat rolling even in the frigid temps.

It was great to see Carmen back out and riding shotgun in the Hallsley clown car.

Roscoe asked about a chiropractor so the PAX mentioned Dr. Flipper of course, and we let Roscoe know he could shed 20 pounds with Dr. F as well – or, if he is Bleeder, he might shed a small child.  The referral fee can be donated to F3 Corporate Flip-dog!

Have a great day men!

No more Gumbo for you!


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  1. Great Q Gumbo! Love the creativity and mix you have brought in the month of Gumbo! Awesome work by all, and yes its great to see Carmen and Beaker back out this morning! GROSS is real and I imagine we will see it again, see you all in the chilly gloom!