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Date: Wednesday January 29, 2020

Time: 12:00


QIC: mimbo



“Whose Q Is It Anyway?” is a new improvisational workout show debuting tomorrow at the Bean during primetime: 0700. See you in the gloom.



4 PAX: Cutter, Kodak, RAT, Mimbo

Warmup at 0700 at the Bean:

  1. Lap around the bean
  2. Fwd arm circles
  3. Bwd arm circles
  4. OH claps
  5. Seal Claps
  6. 21s (SSH with silent count on reps 7-21)
  7. 10 penalty burpees

Mosey to Millennium Monument

Thang 1: 90s (90 seconds per exercise, set to 90s music)

  1. Jump squats
  2. Flutter kicks
  3. Merkins
  4. Box jumps
  5. Dips
  6. LBCs
  7. Calf raises in squat position
  8. Derkins

PAX came up with 2 exercises each, making this a very easy beatdown to plan.

Mosey to bike rack

Thang 2

Bike rack pullups – 11 sets of 10

Thang 3

  1. Run down to the stop sign and back really fast followed by progressively shorter distances

Mosey back to the bean via Maggie Daley Park

Thang 3

Improv Merkins (name may need work) – similar to Countdown Clock (name check), but instead of counting the number with each merkin, PAX come up with the next word in a sentence/story. If the story is related to sharting in the ocean before a big race, you’re probably doing it correctly.



COT (special shout out to Noonan and the rest of the Naperville guys)

Naked moleskin

Fun, small crew that really wanted to get after it this morning. There’s nowhere to hide in a group of four and that’s the best type of peer pressure. Obviously we want these workouts to grow, which they will as the weather turns – but I cherish the bonds that are forged in these smaller groups.

Coffeeteria led to a great convo with RAT, where I walked out feeling grateful for the type of people this waking up early and working out thing attracts.

Whose Q was it anyway, indeed.