Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

The 5 Boroughs of New York City


Eighteen stout-hearted men, including one FNG, arrived early in the gloom to see what Sabotage, YHC, had to offer for his VQ. Despite arriving ridiculously early to check out the AO after last night’s downpour, YHC pulls into the parking area to see Big Blue staring him in the face. Made a mental note- to be the first PAX on the scene for WDog, you might as well arrive the night before and sleep in your car. After waking the PAX up by playing the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” (don’t hate just because you don’t have your own theme song), here’s how it went down:

The Thang

COP- SSH x 20, DQ x 15, Arm Circles x 10, Merkins x 10, LBCs x 20. Mosey to Rusty Cage.

Rusty Cage- Partner up for 4 set of 8 pullups and 4 sets of 8 dips.

Mosey to large field- Bear Crawl ¼ of the way, 20 Monkey Humpers, Crab walk to ½ way, 20 Copperhead Squats, Bear Crawl to ¾ mark, 20 Monkey Humpers, Crab walk to the end, 20 Copperhead Squats. Plank when done.

Mosey to field between amphitheater and parking area- 25 yard sprint, 50 yard sprint, 75 yard sprint, 100 yard sprint, 20 merkins, 20 LBCs, 100 yard sprint.

Mosey back to flag- 20 Freddie Mercury, 20 American Hammers, 20 4-count 6 inch leg raises, Ring of Fire with 10 pushups each.



YHC took us out.


Being somewhat new to the scene, YHC wanted to give everyone a taste of where most of his adult life was spent, New York City. The first stop was Manhattan, and because people in Manhattan work soul sucking jobs for 80 hours a week and drink themselves to sleep each night, the COP is all the F3 workout they’d be able to do. Brooklyn came next and we headed for the Rusty Cage. There’s a saying- “Brooklyn, only the strong survive.” The PAX may have survived the punishment of the rusty cage, but what was difficult for YHC to survive was  listening to people from the south making their attempts at Brooklyn accents.

We headed to the large field for The Bronx with plenty of animal named exercises in honor of The Bronx Zoo. YHC might have bit off more than he could chew, and that field seemed to magically grow in length the longer one crab walked on it. There was a lot of fun NYC mumblechatter, and YHC heard everything from Fuggedaboutit to Joey Chestnut, the reigning Hot Dog eating champion, to whether or not Harlem is a neighborhood or a borough.

Staten Island came next, and we practiced what it would be like to run from the mob. There were plenty of sprints, and mumblechatter ceased to a grinding halt. The last stop was Queens, and the PAX persevered and ended the workout with plenty of Mary and a Circle of Fire.

Welcome FNG, Cold Feet! Sorry you didn’t like my sermon, Lab Rat. Enjoyed reminiscing at the end about the thrill of opening a new pack of baseball cards, hauling huge tvs to each other’s houses to play Halo circa 2001, and greatly enjoyed Loose Goose doing an excellent demonstration of Tony Pena’s catcher stance. Thanks for all the encouragement regarding the VQ! YHC is grateful for you all.



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  1. That is one of the best VQs I have seen. Worth the wait. Pax needed some NYC education as some wondered if Long Island, the Hamptons, or Buffalo were one of the remaining Boroughs.
    Also way to knock out the Pull-ups Handshake!

  2. Well done sabotage. The Manhattan bit was fantastic. Great VQ! Welcome Cold Feet. Come back and see us early and often.

  3. It was almost disappointing that you didn’t screw up the cadence 🙂

    Well done man. I am glad I beat the fartsack this morning to be present for that excellent VQ. Sign up for another today!

    Welcome Cold Feet!

  4. whoa, whoa whoa! I didnt say I did not like the “sermon”….I just said I think it counted as church for the week! You friggin nailed the VQ, down to giving communion and passing a collection plate half way thru the COT!

    Lots of love from me, homie…been listening to Beastie Boys in your honor all day.

  5. Great VQ, Sabotage! You were very well prepared! I can only think of one other PAX member that has a theme song besides you, Shakedown. I’m glad my Southampton County accent came out while I was trying my best Brooklyn accent imitation! Great job to my partner, The Carpenter, at the Rusty Cage. Thanks for the help! Everyone have a great day!

  6. So proud of you, Sabotage! You KILLED it! Agree with Honey Do, one of the cleanest and best VQs I’ve seen.

    Welcome, Cold Feet! Hope to see you out again soon!

  7. Thought I posted a comment yesterday but don’t see it here… Excellent Q, Sabotage, you did a fantastic job! Glad to see you out there regularly as part of the Pax! I’ll look forward to more Sabotage beatdowns!