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DTH #37


The Dogpile gloom welcomed 15 party animals for DTH’s Birthday Q. After we blew out the candles, here’s how 37 years were celebrated:


Mosey to Grassy Area for COP #1:

  • SSH x37 IC
  • DQ x10 IC
  • Hydraulic Squats x10 IC
  • Hairy Rockettes x10 IC
  • Leg-Up Merkins x10 IC each side
  • WWII x10 IC
  • DTH’s x10 IC

Mosey to Amphitheater for COP #2:

  • Counting down from 37, descend then ascend the steps following the pattern of x37 Monkey Humpers, x36 Merkins, x35 2-count Flutter Kicks, x34 MH’s, x33 M’s, x32 FK’s, etc. Add box jump on the way back up. Early finishers went back to complete the set with the SIX.

Mosey to the Rusty Cage for COP #3:

  • x6 Rounds of the following: x5 Pullups, x5 Merkins, x5 Jerkins or Dips
  • 7th Round with 7 Reps each for a total of #37 for each Exercise

Mosey to Carillon Field for COP #4:

  • Beast-mode BLIMPS:
  • 25 yard line – x5 Burpees
  • 50 yard line – x10 Lunges (ea leg)
  • 75 yard line – x15 2-ct Imp Walkers
  • Run to end line & turn back
  • 75 yard line – x20 Merkins
  • 50 yard line – x25 Plank Jacks
  • 25 yard line – x30 Squats
  • … x3 Rounds completed

Mosey BTTF:

  • x37 Merkins IC to close


  • Counterama # 15
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


  • Couldn’t imagine a better way to start a new year than with this band of faithful brothers. YHC especially enjoyed having birth brother “Flint” join us today …right up until after the COT when he led the PAX in the Birthday song… YHC apologizes to Corporate who surely has some form of ban on this kind of boisterous behavior. Apparently Flint still has the uncanny ability to embarrass YHC no matter the age or setting. Some may have thought there would be well over 1000 Merkins today, in order to complete YHC’s grand goal of 9000 for the month…but after a few days of merkin-free Thanksgiving bliss, it just wasn’t in the cards. Oh well, today’s routine still rocked out just over 400 Merkins. And lets not forget YHC’s shovel flag now bears the inimitable Most Merkins battle streamer (+tassles)… so there’s that. 🙂

About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".


  1. Happy Birthday to DTH. Glad to have you part of the crew. Good amount of Merkins today but since they were so broken up it was hard to realize we did that many.