Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Hand Release This!


10 party animals launched out of the fart sack and landed in a parking lot for a hand-release fun fest that went something like this…

Mosey to and through the pavilion and then around the church building to the starting location.

COP All IC – 20 SSHs, 10 hand-release merkins, 20 crab cakes, 10 hand-release merkins, 20 LBCs, 10 hand-release merkins, 10 helicopters, 10 don quixotes, 10 hand-release merkins, arm circles, 10 hand-release merkins, 10 copperhead squats

Mosey to the corner of the building near the basketball hoops.

Dora 1-2-3 – Partner up. Crank out the Dora with 100 hand-release merkins, 200 WWII sit-ups, 300 jump squats.

Mosey to the flag

All IC – 10 american hammers, 20 flutter kicks, 10 american hammers, 20 freddy mercuries, 10 american hammers, 10 heels-to-heaven, 1 american hammer…

Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, Mudface took us out.


YHC has noticed some partial merkins in recent weeks and decided to amend that with some hand-release activity. This was inspired by Hardywood’s call to full merkin mayhem. It was also inspired by Helix’ full-form exercises at every turn.

The COP always provides an opportunity to throw the PAX off a bit. The hand-release merkins after every exercise elicited grunts and groans. That means YHC is doing something right! At one point, Spit tried to jump ahead of YHC and he got down to the ground but YHC shifted at that exact moment. There is always a healthy level of cat-and-mouse going on with Spit!

The PAX went to work on the Dora 1-2-3 and took no prisoners with the hand-release merkins. Spit called out Hardywood’s technique of throwing the arms out to the side and lifting legs. Some of the PAX gave it a shot. Most of them didn’t. Wild Thing continued to show that being in your 60s is not an impediment to pounding out a F3 workout. Spike shared how he woke up at 4 am for a five mile run before the workout. T-claps for that! The WWII sit-ups provided another “opportunity” to not shortchange the exercise. After the jump squats, some of the PAX decided to go for the dunk on the lower rims while others attempted to touch the high rim. Most missed…

It was another glorious morning in the gloom with a fantastic team.

The Carpenter


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