Exercises

Warmups

Name
Description
21s In unison PAX does 2-count side straddle hop and counts reps 1-5 out load. Reps 6-21 are all mental and everyone must stop together at 21. If anyone stops early or goes over Q has PAX perform penalty workout of Q’s choice.
Abe Vigoda A variation on the Windmill, which is peformed much more slowly and with more stretching (aka “Old Man Style”). Usually peformed in Warm-a-rama.
Absolution Combination of a Groiner, Mahktar N' Diayes, and Chilly Jack, done on an 8-count cadence. An awesome core and upper body workout that is both the solution to flabby abs, and a reason to beg absolution for your sins. Start in plank position and perform a single Groiner (cadence "1" jump feet forward, "2" jump feet back), then Mahktar N' Diayes to Chillcut position (cadence "3" & "4" with drop to each elbow), then Chilly Jack (cadence "5" feet out, "6" feet together), and finally Mahktar N' Diayes to plank starting position (cadence "7" and "ONE, TWO, etc." with rise on each hand). Best done in mulch, dirt or at edge of grass and asphalt/concrete so hands/elbows can be on grass while feet have traction. Also works well in parking lot conveyer belts when PAX are provided with small squares of cardboard left at Absolution station to protect elbows. Smart Q's will introduce this with the cadence, but then instruct PAX to do sets of 15-30 OYO (as the Q will suffer too and should avoid giving the impression of weakness to the PAX, lest he suffer insufferable mumble chatter).
Annie This exercise instructs pax on the art of clean floors, be warned some pax may break out in song and dance. Hold plank and rotate one arm in a circular motion while holding plank with the opposite arm. Q makes the call on time or repetitions.
Australian Mountain Climber Get into the BTTW position and do a mountain climber, typically in cadence. Aka Aussie Mountain Climber
Capri Lap Usually a warmup lap around the parking lot or AO staying close enough to be seen by any that arrive late, but can include and or all of the the warmup. Named this in honor of Mint Hill's Capri who seems to always be a minute or two late.
Carioca Running while crossing left foot over right and twisting at the hips, reverse – like the DBs do in the NFL. Often mistaken for Karaoke.
Cheerleader Start in SSH position, go to the up SSH position, on the down go into a squat and bring hands to a point below the knees and repeat. Can be called IC or OYO.
Don Quixotes Aka Windmill.
Donkey Kick-offs Before the initial circle of pain, find the nearest wall and do 5 donkey kicks. On the 5th donkey kick hold feet to the wall for 5 seconds. Then up the number to 10 donkey kicks and 10 second hold. Continue adding by 5's until the PAX is dead donkey tired. Great way to start off a workout!
Donkey Kicks While planking near a wall with your feet facing the wall, kick both feet up on wall above your body.
Fairy Jack Very quick Side Straddle Hop, where your feet only hit the ground in the middle. Usually done OYO.
Febreze On your six, do 2 Big Boy Situps. Remain upright after last BB and lift feet up 6". Do 10 Air Presses. Back down for 4 BB followed by 20 Air Presses with legs held 6". Repeat using increments of 2:10 ratio. (2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40, 10:50, etc…) (Called "The Febreze" because PAX named Febreze always increases the difficulty of a workout and he was the one who decided to hold his feet up 6" during the Air Presses.)
Finkle Swings Meet the Finkle Swing, named for the infamous kicker “Ray Finkle” it is said that this was the stretch that lost him the big game. Pax swings one leg at a time back and forth to warm up those hips.
Flying sun gods sobriety style (AKA Nancy Kerrigans) Flying sun gods sobriety style (AKA Nancy Kerrigans). Lean torso forward, raise one leg out to the back, reach arms out to side and do small arm circles. Count in cadence just like sun gods. Forward on one leg, then switch legs and reverse.
Goofball A standing mountain climber (running in place) while you alternate your arms up and down (like climbing a ladder). Do it in cadence x 20. Call it goofball b/c you look exactly like one when doing this. Good exercise for the warmup.
Happy Jacks Do 5 side straddle hops in cadence then after the 5th one everyone does two jump squats. Like this… Side Straddle Hops IC: One, two, three, ONE! One, two, three, TWO! One, two, three, THREE! One, two, three, FOUR! One, two, three, FIVE! Quickly followed by two jump squats. Repeat 4x or until no one can breathe.
Hillbillies Similar to Imperial Walkers but knee comes up to elbow on same side of body as side that knee is raised.
Imperial Walker Standing, hands on head as if you're doing a sit-up. Lift your knee to the opposite arm's elbow. Flapjack.
Manatee While in the default Superman position, with left hand twist left and back to grab right foot, return to default, then take right hand and twist right and back to grab left foot. Bend at the knee as needed. A nice stretch on that lower back while working your core. If you were in the water you'd probably look as pretty as a Manatee, sometimes referred to as The Sea Cow.
Red Bull Smurf Jack Same as the standard smurf jack, except high-tempo cadence at 2 or 3 times the speed of a normal cadence. Always done in cadence, no less than 20. 20 is challenging, 30 will take your breath away, and 40 would be a very high level of achievement. Heart rate spikes, so be mindful of what the PAX can handle.
Rockette Hillbillies As in Hillbillies, bring a knee up to elbow on same side of body (e.g. left knee to left elbow), set the foot down, then follow it by a high kick with the same leg. Repeat with the next leg.
Seal Jacks Side-straddle hop but with arms in front instead of overhead.
Side-straddle Hop Burpees Perform 5 Side-Straddle Hops in cadence, then drop and do 2 Burpees. Once you are finished with Burpees, continue Side-Straddle Hops in cadence. Normally done in F3 Columbia in sets of 25.
Side-straddle Hop Jumps This is a side straddle hop beginning in a squat with a jump all in one motion. best done in cadence. Start in Chair position with your hands by your side. One is a jump to split legs with hands and arms up (like the top of the side straddle hop but you are in the air). Two is the landing, back to where you started with a legs together squat (chair position), three is another jump, four is another squat. If you can get to 15 IC then you're killin it.
Side-straddle Hops What your kids call a Jumping Jack.
Side-straddle Squats This is a side straddle hop while in chair position. Begin in Chair position (a squat with your legs together) and arms to your side. Jump to the squat position with your legs apart and raise your hands up like a side straddle hop while in a squat.
Smurf Jacks Side straddle hop performed in the squat position. Can be done in cadence or OYO.
Star Jack Combination of Side Straddle Hop and Squat Jump usually done OYO. From balled up squat position jump up and spread your arms and legs into an X or "star" then return to balled up squat position.
Steve Earle Starting position is standing w/hands behind your head. In four-count cadence, perform Copperhead Squat with a Hillbilly thrown in on the 4th count of the cadence.
Sun Gods This exercise is perhaps common among F3 nation, but is deserving of an actual description other than shoulder rolls. Sun Gods is the rotating of shoulders through act of moving outstretched arms (with purpose and intensity) forward or backward in circular motion – Options for little Sun Gods and/or Big Sun Gods for desired effect. **Highly recommended with bricks.
The Chinook Overhead arm circles.
Turn and Bounce Feet slightly wider than shoulders, arms extended palms up, twist at torso to the left and bounce* with torso twisted, back to center for the 4 count, this is ONE. Flap-jack and twist torso to the right bounce 1,2,3, then back to center for the 4 count this is TWO. See section 8A- http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/01/12/wwii-workout-week-conditioning-exercises/
Up Straddle Hop One Legged SSH. Switch legs and continue after reaching number set by Q.
Windmill An important stretching exercise. Begin standing with feet wider than your shoulders and arms straight out form your sides. With your legs kept straight, touch your opposite toe with your hand. Also called Toy Soldier.

Core

Name
Description
ABCs In a leg lift position, draw the letters of the Alphabet, big capital letters, of course.
Absolution Combination of a Groiner, Mahktar N' Diayes, and Chilly Jack, done on an 8-count cadence. An awesome core and upper body workout that is both the solution to flabby abs, and a reason to beg absolution for your sins. Start in plank position and perform a single Groiner (cadence "1" jump feet forward, "2" jump feet back), then Mahktar N' Diayes to Chillcut position (cadence "3" & "4" with drop to each elbow), then Chilly Jack (cadence "5" feet out, "6" feet together), and finally Mahktar N' Diayes to plank starting position (cadence "7" and "ONE, TWO, etc." with rise on each hand). Best done in mulch, dirt or at edge of grass and asphalt/concrete so hands/elbows can be on grass while feet have traction. Also works well in parking lot conveyer belts when PAX are provided with small squares of cardboard left at Absolution station to protect elbows. Smart Q's will introduce this with the cadence, but then instruct PAX to do sets of 15-30 OYO (as the Q will suffer too and should avoid giving the impression of weakness to the PAX, lest he suffer insufferable mumble chatter).
Alphabet On your 6 – feet elevated like 6-inch hold – spell out the alphabet with your feet. All capital letters preferred.
American Hammer A more appropriate name for the former Russian Twist. Rocky did beat the Russian in the movie. Sounds tougher too…
Bay City Scissors Alternating scissor kicks done in an 8-count. On your back start with your legs at a 45-degree angle. Alternate legs for a vertical 4-count scissor; 1-right leg up/ left leg down, 2-left leg up/ right leg down, 3-right leg up/ left leg down, 4-left leg up/ right leg down. Counts 5-8 are parallel to the ground; 5- right leg over left leg, 6- left over right, 7-right over left, 8-left over right. That's ONE. A real crowd pleaser at the end of your AB workout.
Big Boy Sit-up-Ups (aka, Bissyous) Big Boy Sit-up-Ups = standard Big Boy Sit-ups + stand all the way up when you get to the top of each sit up position… helps to have a Partner holding your feet. Recommended Partner holding feet keep head down chin to chest – avoid strange encounters to the face during exercise!
Boat / Canoe The Boat position would be while on six with legs pulled up to chest and arms beside body. Canoe is when legs and back are straightened while keeping both off the ground. Q calls out Boat or Canoe.
Boxcutter AKA Upstate Boxcutter. This ab exercise starts on your 6 with legs together 6 inches, out like a Dolly for 1, up for 2, back together for 3, and down without touching the ground for count. Can also be reversed from 6 inches, feet up together, feet out, down, back together at 6 inches for count. Feet are moving in a square motion.
Bring Sally Up Q plays the song "Flower" by Moby (Gone in 60 seconds soundtrack). Start with your chest on the ground, and enjoy it because your chest shouldn't touch the ground again until the song is over. When the song says "Bring Sally Up" the Pax will be in the 'Merican up position, and "Bring Sally Down" the Pax will be in the 'Merican down position. Pax will hold the down position until the next rep. It's only 31 little reps in 3:30. Scale this workout to your fitness level: If you are fatigued, modify the 'mericans by either doing chest to ground at the bottom, or take no shame and use your knees. Here's a tip to complete it, position hands between shoulders and chest and close to the body, much less stress on the shoulders. This can be modified to about any move; squats, curls, planks or even pull-ups if you are absolutely insane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A2V9Bu80J4
Bruce Lee An super set consisting of 6 ab exercises: 1. Hammer, 2. Leg raises, 3. LBC's, 4. Heel Touches, 5. Crunchy Frog, 6. 100's. 20 reps, 3 sets. 30 seconds rest between each set. work up to 90 reps, 7 sets: Bruce Lee's work out.
Captain Therkin Captain Thor modified with 5 merkins between each set. 1:4, 5x merkin, 2:8, 5x merkin, 3:12, 5x merkin, etc.
Captain Thor An ab exercise done in a 1:4 ratio. 1 big boy sit up to 4 American Hammers (Russian Twist). Try to get 10:40 before Merlot comes.
Chilcutt Peter Parkers While holding Chilcutt position (see above), alternate bringing each leg up towards your arms (see Peter Parkers).
Crunchy Frog Done in cadence, in a V-like sitting position, first wrap your legs with your arms. Quickly open yourself up by moving your arms out to your sides and extending your legs out in front of you. Bring them back in. Repeato. Video here.
Dirty Hookup Performed as 4 count exercise. Pax plank up, facing a wall with eyes on wall. "1" Right hand raised to press against the wall, "2" Left hand raised to the wall (now in horizontal plank), "3" Right hand down to ground, "4" Left hand down (back to plank position)
Dolly Ab exercise done laying on back, legs raised about six inches from ground. Keeping legs parallel to ground, separate legs outward then return to start.
Dr. W Dr. W is a sufferable 8-count ab exercise that combines Dolly, Rosalita, and the W; often within the 6MOM. Always a #CrowdPleaser. 1 is legs apart like a Low Dolly, 2 is legs together, 3 is raise the legs to Rosalita position (45-60 degrees-ish), 4 is spread ‘em, 5 is The W (hands together and stretching forward between your legs), 6 is the return to your back (legs still up), 7 is legs together, 8 is legs down. 5-8 Dr. W's is a good start to get the pax coordinated with the counting. 10 is a magic # that most build up to 15 is just dumb and torture #FetalPositionMaker Qtip – We always emphasize that the W is on the 5 count. Kinda breaks down the motions and gives a 2nd starting point.
Dragon Walk Like the Peter Parker except you are moving forward. Resembles a Komodo Dragon walking.
Dying Cockroach 4-count ab exercise done lying down that involves touching hand to opposite leg, back down, then other hand to opposite leg. Form can vary wildly.
E2K On your six. Right ankle over the left knee, bring your left elbow to your right knee. Switch. Aka the oblique crunch if you take the right foot and put that on the ground.
Febreze On your six, do 2 Big Boy Situps. Remain upright after last BB and lift feet up 6". Do 10 Air Presses. Back down for 4 BB followed by 20 Air Presses with legs held 6". Repeat using increments of 2:10 ratio. (2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40, 10:50, etc…) (Called "The Febreze" because PAX named Febreze always increases the difficulty of a workout and he was the one who decided to hold his feet up 6" during the Air Presses.)
Flutter kicks Ab exercise done laying on your back. Legs off the ground, alternate kicking legs as if you're swimming. Usually done in cadence.
FrankenSteinl The Steinl, only the routine is performed while wearing a Ruck sack or vest. Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Freddie Mercury Aka the bicycle sit-up. Alternate extending legs and arms in a bicycling motion during the sit-up.
Gas Pump Start in the LBC position and straighten your legs to the Dolly position and then back to the LBC position. Sit next to @Mungo in the Lake Murray region when he does these and you'll know where the name comes from.
Good Morning Abby Starting position laying on your back, sit upright at the same time bending your legs and planting your feet then stand upright not using hands for support. Lower back down to a sitting position and extend legs while laying back down to complete one round. Originally called prisoner get ups but we like good morning Abby better.
Guantanamo Pax in a circle on their backs heels up. First pax jumps up and pushes the feet down around the circle fighting to keep legs off the ground. Followed by next pax in line then hit the ground legs up when back to your start position until last man finishes the circle.
Gut Busters Everyone starts in and holds a plank during the Ghostbusters song. Every time they say “Ghost Busters” you complete a burpee. In the “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” sections do plank jacks in rhythm. Bustin’ makes everyone feel good!!!! 
Hands of Time Close COP with PAX on their 6's, heads in the center with legs out. (as though forming a clock). Q starts the PAX, legs up at 90 degrees, hands under your rear. One PAX at a time in a wave like motion- Each PAX counts off aloud as they drop and hold 1,2,3, etc around the circle until finished (suggested 60,120,180,240). Drop straightened legs to 10 degrees and hold until a full revolution has been made (as the second hands would move around a clock) then return to 90 degrees and repeat until smoked! Alternate version… MICKEY'S Hands of Time, similar to above but with a partner standing over the PAX on the ground and "Throwing down" their legs to the left or right instead or straight forward. Do not let the legs touch the ground during the exercise!
Hanging Toe Touch Hanging from monkey bars facing crossways of bars. Normally hanging from a bar in each hand. Swing feet up to touch opposite side of monkey bars.
Heavy Freddies Freddy Mercuries holding a rock/block 6 inches from the ground.
Homer to Marge to Mr. Burns (also submitted as Homer-to-Marge Merry Relay) As with much nomenclature in the Lake Norman area just north of Charlotte, we have a nuclear theme for this exercise. The Simpsons also lived within a 10 mile radius of a nuclear power plant where the potassium iodide pills only prolong the inevitible in the case of a meltdown. Homer is laying on your back and holding your feet 6 inches off the ground with your hands under your posterior. We raise our straight legs to vertical, which we call Marge (picture her hairdo) and then lower them on a 4 count to Homer. For an added twist (pun intended), from Marge, with your hands out to the side, lower your legs to the left and turn your head to the right for Mr. Burns (why? because it burns and he worked at the Springfield nuclear plant). Repeat on the other side. This can be done in cadence, slowly, quickly…mix it up!
Hot Potato Pair up. Face each other. On your bums and lock ankles. Starting man grabs a paver or sandbag, tosses it over the head of his partner, then stays at 45 degrees. Partner catches the weight, falling to his back, touches the ground over his head with the weight , then performs a sit-up motion, tossing the weight back. Starting man performs the sit-up. Hit potato – get rid of that weight! / Perform for 90 seconds or as long as the Q has gas.
Hundreds Excercise position…on your 6. legs straight and at a 45 deg angle off the ground. head and shoulders off ground. arms straight and down by your side with palms facing ground. do quick 6 inch pulses with arms/hands until you reach 100.
Hurricane Hoedown Flutter kick circuit performed in cadence: 7 IC Seated Flutter Kicks with hands raised in Hallelujahs. Move immediately to hands behind you. 7 IC slightly reclined flutterkicks. Move immediately to 7 IC normal flutter kicks. Move immediately to 7 IC LBC Flutter kicks. Rinse and repeat as needed. The real crowd pleaser is to work your way down the cadence ladder 7,6,5…
Inch-Worm N'Diayes Proceed with a standard inch-worm but when you get completely stretch out in plank, perform a Makhtar N'Diayes before completing the remainder of the inch-worm. It adds a little extra burn to the core and few extra grunts from the pax!
Indian Crab Walk While lined up on your six, the guy in the back crabwalks to the front, then next guy, etc. Guys on 6 are doing LBCs while waiting.
J-Los There are two separate defitions. Definition 1: Preparatory position of all 4's (hands & knees), start position is to draw one knee into your chest. Exercise is done to slowish pace 4-count and then repeated for the other leg. First, extend leg straight out to the rear, parallel to spine; second, swing leg out as wide as possible; third, bring leg back to straight behind, parallel with spine; fourth, bring knee back to chest. Enough of these will have abs & glutes feeling the burn. Variation for the bold: do from side plank position. Definition two: From low-plank position, touch right hip to ground, then back to center. Touch left hip to ground, back to center. Down in four-count cadence.
James Bonds On your 6 in seated row position (leaning back with legs about 10 inches off the ground) hold your hands in front of you like your holding a gun. Hold for 10 count and then slowly point your finger gun to the right for 10 count. Swing finger gun all the way to the left for 10 count and then back to the middle for hold as long as you want.
LBCs The "Little Baby Crunch." Aka a crunch/sit-up.
LBFCs Aka Little Baby Flutter Crunch. On your 6, feet do flutter kick while upper body does crunch. Ignore number of times your legs move, only count crunches.
Louganis With a coupon, hold the coupon overhead at full arm extension and do a big boy sit-up, keeping the coupon overhead during the entire motion. Don't drop the coupon on your face!
Monkey Crunches Get in sit up position, as you start to come up you touch your ankles and then go back down. Similar to a crunch but you come up farther. The farther you put your heels from your butt the harder it becomes.
Never Cross Dolly Ab excersise , On your 6 just like your going to do Dolly's but your upper body is in the iron cross position the whole time doing Dolly's. Only your 6 is touching the ground.
Not-So Lazy Boys On your six sitting upright with your legs straight out in front of you. Cross your arms and grab your sides, leaning back in your "Lazy Boy" as far as you can without your feet coming off the ground. Hold and engage your core for 10-15 seconds and rotate to your right, dropping your right elbow towards the ground (not letting it touch the ground), back to the middle (hold for 10-15 seconds, core still engaged) and then rotate over to your left, dropping your left elbow towards the ground (not letting it touch the ground). Do this for as long as you'd like..on the Q's lead and count!
Outlaw Sitting in the position for flutter kicks, keep your feet together and make a big "O" with them. 10 reps to the right and 10 reps to the left or as many reps as the Q deems necessary.
Pansey Conduct pull up. While up, lift the legs to the 90 degree position or beyond. lower legs to perpendicular to the ground. Lower body to the down position. Repeat.
Peter Parker (and Parker Peter) In plank position move left knee toward left elbow with foot flared out.. then flapjack. You should look like Spider-Man climbing a wall. For Parker-Peter, simply pull left knee across your body to the right elbow. For an added twist Peter-Parkers can be combined with Merkins, so that when you go down you bring your leg in, and then straighten the leg as you return to plank.
Peter Parker Peter Done just like a Peter-Parker or Parker-Peter, but you do both on one leg before switching to other leg. On count 1, Right Leg goes up into Peter-Parker, 2 it comes back, then same leg goes into Parker-Peter on 3, then back on the count, then do the same with left leg.
Plank Dips Steamer's M introduced him to plank dips and he brought them to PowderKeg. It can be done from regular plank or elbow plank position. From plank rotate your hips down to the ground on each side. 1 left, 2 regular, 3 right, regular for cadence count.
Pretzel Crunch Start on your six with legs bent, heels on the ground. Lift your left leg and put your left foot on your right knee. Put your left arm out straight and your right arm bent behind your head. In cadence, bring right elbow to left knee, then back down. Flapjack and repeato.
Pretzel Stick Similar to the pretzel crunch, but more painful. This time start on your six with legs straight out and cross one foot onto the opposite knee. Upper body same as pretzel crunch. When you lift for the crunch move, raise both upper and lower body so that you are again trying to bring one elbow to the opposite knee. Flapjack and repeato. This one hurts!
Protractor While on six, Q calls out various angles to hold legs at, such as 10, 30, 45, 90 degrees. Regular way is to hold legs together but Q may call split or 3 dimensional where legs are held at the angle called but apart.
Reverse Crunch Same position as LBC. Head and back stay on the ground. Bring knees to chest to work lower abs.
Rosalita Ab exercise done laying on back, legs raised to 90 degrees. Keeping legs perpendicular to ground, separate legs outward then return to start.
Rosalita Wip Ab exercise from Rosalita position. Legs together at 90°. Cadence count. Out for 1, together for 2, legs down to 6 inches for 3, back to 90° for count. Burns more when done slow.
Russian Twist While on six in partial sit up position with heals just off the ground, twist at the waist so that both hands held together almost touch the ground beside your waist, alternating in cadence from side to side. Often times done with bricks in hand.
Six Minutes Of Mary aka 6MOM An abdominal #Routine of no specific composition as long as it promotes #TBQ.  Inspired by psycho-killer with the 7-minute ab workout in Something About Mary.
Squeaky Bed Dolly / Squeaky Bed Rosalita Take a Dolly or Rosalita, and when the legs open, perform crunch by pushing hands down thru open legs.
Starfish Crunch The PAX lay spread eagle on their backs, feet just above ground. On count of 1, the PAX crunch at the core bringing the left leg and right arm together, On 2, return to start. On 3, crunch bringing the right leg and left arm together, on 4, return to start. Rinse and repeat many, many times.
Steinl Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Super 21 Super 21: Do 1 merkin followed by 1 situp; 2 merkins / 2 situps; 3 merkins / 3 situps, etc., etc. ……. up to 21 merkins/ 21 situps (total of 231 merkins and 231 situps). Insert other exercises in between to allow for recovery (i.e. – Super 21 #1 – #10, Monkey Humpers x 21, Super 21 #11-#13, Mountain Climbers x 21, Super 21 #14-#15, etc.).
Superman Lie prone on the ground with arms, legs, and head held up as high as possible. Hold position to tolerance.
Superman Yellow Sun (and Red Sun) While in Superman position, perform sun gods. Yellow sun going forward, red sun going reverse. Usually done in cadence. Best when ground is wet or frozen to ellicit maximum mumble chatter.
Supines A sit-up executed from flat on your back until touching your toes.
Surftanamo Same as Guantanamo but in a straight line along the surf incorporating the ocean.
Sweat Angels On your six do a double dolly (arms and legs at 6" off the ground) like your making a snow angel.
Swerkins Pushup with feet in in a playground swing. As you complete the pushup, bring your knees into your chest and back out.
Turk n Burp A Combination Move of a Turkish Get Up and a Burpee: Complete a Turkish Get Up, flipping forward into the squat thrust of the Burpee, push up, complete Burpee with a jump, and come back down to the ground to start your next rep with the Turkish Get Up. I mean, you've really just gotta see it and get your own rhythm. Be the ball…
Turkish Get Up Laying on your back, use only one arm and your legs to "get up."
V-Up Roll Up Most common from P90x ab ripper. Start laying flat arms above head, do a full sit-up and touch your toes. As you are returning, when mid back hits the ground, begin to raise the legs to 45° and hold the legs in position and crunch up and touch the toes. 4 count in cadence.
Van Goghda Think lying down Abe Vigoda. On your 6, leg spread. Sit up while reaching as high as possible with one hand. Once the peak is reached, lower hand reaching forward and crossing over to touch opposite foot, reverso motion back down. Flip-flop and repeato other side. Harder variation: cross legs.
Weezy Jefferson Ab exercise performed laying on back, hands under bum, legs raised to 90 degrees. In cadence, lower legs quickly towards the ground, stop legs 6 inches above ground without touching ground, and move 'em back up to 90 degrees (like you're movin' on up like George & Weezy). Could be used in place of foot-push-down during a Guantanamo by pushing 90 degree legs from head-side. (Thanks Döner Kebab in Richmond.)
Whole Lotta Rosie Whole Lotta Rosie (inspired by the AC/DC song of the same name about a women whose measurements are 42-39-56): 30 Mountain Climbers / 42 LBCs / 30 Mountain Climbers / 39 Right Side Double Tap Twist Crunch / 30 Mountain Climbers / 56 Flutters is one set. Rinse and Repeat.
Wilt Chamberlains Space cones 100 ft apart. Length of basketball court. Line up at first cone do 100 lbc's then run to second cone do 100 squats back to first do 100 flutter kicks(each leg) then end back at second to finish off with 100 lunges(50 each leg). Nice ab and lower body routine. Named for Wilts NBA record 100 pt game.
Windshield Wipers On your six with legs together at 90 degree angle. This is a 10-count exercise. First, move both legs together to the left, till they are 6 inches from the ground. Then go to the right till they are six inches from the ground all the way to the right. Then go back to the middle to end the 10-count. Repeat.
Wooly Worm aka Inch Worm. Place feet on swing seat while in a plank position. Bring knees to chest pulling swing with feet for a suspended reverse crunch (inch worm movement). Introduced at SVU day of Wooly Worm Festival.
World War I sit-up Starting on your six with arms fully extended above your head and legs straight, raise your upper body keeping your arms straight above your head until you are upright then bring your arms as far forward trying to touch your toes. Then return to starting position flat on ground. (Thanks Carrier in CLT Metro.)
World War I snow angel (Only to be called in the snow) Same motion as a WW1 sit-up but when you are in the extended position on your back, perform motions to create a snow angel on counts 3 and 4.
World War II sit-up Starting position — on your back with knees bent, both arms extended above your head on the ground. This is a four count exercise. For count one, PaX will move arms to bent knees while sitting up. For count two,, PAX will return to the starting position with arms extended over the head on the ground. Counts 3 and 4 will repeat the Counts 1 and 2. That is one rep. (Thanks Disney in CLT Metro.)
X-Cross Sit-up Done in (slow) cadence … Starting position: Lie on your back, legs & arms extended out in an "X" position … on the 1-count, simultaneously lift your left leg and right arm together to meet above your core, trying to keep both straight as possible as you touch your right arm to your left leg and then returning to the starting "X" position … on 2-count, flap-jack with your right leg and left arm, again trying to keep both straight as possible as you touch your left arm to your right leg above your core and before returning to the starting "X" position … on 3-count, execute a knee-up, lifting your shoulders and legs off the ground and touching your toes as you bring your knees up with just your six touching the ground … on 4-count, extend arms and legs and return back to the starting "X" position. That is one rep.
X-Factor Lay on your 6 with your arms and legs spread out to resemble a X. Start the move with a V up with right arm touching left shin, down then V up again with left arm touching right shin. The opposite arm and leg stay down. That's one rep. Bonus: raise arms and legs 6" off the ground and start the move from there, keeping down arm and leg at 6" while performing the V up.
Xs and Os Starting position — On your back with legs and arms extended in an X position (all six inches off the ground). When QIC calls out "O" the Pax will move into a seated V position with arms and legs tucked into the body. Hold the position until the QIC calls "X". PAX resume the X position with legs and arms 6 inches from the ground. Repeat as QIC calls the varying X and O position until halt.
XYs 4 count hybrid of Rosalita- Flutter Kick. Start with legs at 45 degree angle. Count 1 and 2 are the Rosalita with Counts 3 and 4 going directly into the flutter kick.

Plank

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Description
Absolution Combination of a Groiner, Mahktar N' Diayes, and Chilly Jack, done on an 8-count cadence. An awesome core and upper body workout that is both the solution to flabby abs, and a reason to beg absolution for your sins. Start in plank position and perform a single Groiner (cadence "1" jump feet forward, "2" jump feet back), then Mahktar N' Diayes to Chillcut position (cadence "3" & "4" with drop to each elbow), then Chilly Jack (cadence "5" feet out, "6" feet together), and finally Mahktar N' Diayes to plank starting position (cadence "7" and "ONE, TWO, etc." with rise on each hand). Best done in mulch, dirt or at edge of grass and asphalt/concrete so hands/elbows can be on grass while feet have traction. Also works well in parking lot conveyer belts when PAX are provided with small squares of cardboard left at Absolution station to protect elbows. Smart Q's will introduce this with the cadence, but then instruct PAX to do sets of 15-30 OYO (as the Q will suffer too and should avoid giving the impression of weakness to the PAX, lest he suffer insufferable mumble chatter).
Alternating Shoulder Taps From the Merkin position, alternate touching your left hand to right shoulder and right hand to left shoulder. IC or OYO.
Back Plank Same as plank except facing upwards with arms behind the body and on heels.
Bear Crawl Inch Worm PAX lines up head to to feet in plank position. The man in the back of the line bear crawls to front of the line and yells front and next man does the same thing until whole PAX has done it.
Captain Morgan In plank position raise on one side and bring the high side knee up. Like Captain Morgan.
Caterpillar PAX forms 2 lines face-to-face, down in plank position. Allow 2-3 feet between PAX. Last man box-jumps over the planking PAX to the head of the line, Indian Run style. Continue cycling through over a Q-prescribed distance or until toasted.
Chilcutts An elbow plank. All elbows and no discernible movement is the way Big Pete rolled.
Chilly Broad jumps Each Pax member will be in the Chillcut position about 4-5 feet apart.  The person on the end will Broad Jump over each person until he gets to the end.  Then he will Chilcut and the next guy broad jumps etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on the Q.
Chilly Jacks A kissing cousin to the Plank Jack. This is a jumping jack while in the Chilcutt plank position.
Cooler / Super Duper Cooler For the Cooler… start with a side plank, resting on your forearm at 90 degrees. Legs are resting together. The exercise is done in four-count cadence. On 1, the top leg extends upward parallel to the body (as in "right arm high, but it's your leg"). On 2, you're back to original position with legs back together. On 3, tuck the top leg toward your chest. There, the need should meet the top hand around shoulder level. On 4, you're back to original position again. Typically, Q calls out 10 on the right side, then flapjack, and perform 10 on the left. The Super Duper Cooler is the same, except you're not resting on your forearm… you're in full extension and supported only by your hand.
Cumberland County Viaduct (CCV) Basically – these are side raises. Lay on side with weight on elbow. In cadence – 1) raise hip up as high as you can. 2) back down but don't let other hip touch ground 3) raise up again 4) back down.
Curb Albert Pax in push up position alongside curb, and walk hands up and down the the curb as if they are drumming like the legendary Herb Alpert.
Dancing Chilcutt Elbow Plank w/alternating leg lifts in cadence. Great for the back, not so much for the elbows.
Dominoes Preferably performed in a parking lot with a row of curbs (can also be done on ground). Line up 1 or 2 PAX per curb down the parking lot, entire PAX side planks on curb with left hand high, starting at one end, first PAX rotates to regular plank position for set number of Merkins, first PAX then holds regular plank and next PAX rotates down for Merkins, and so on down the line. Once the entire PAX is in regular plank position, the entire PAX reverses and starts again with right hand high. Repeato as desired. When done properly the PAX should resemble dominoes slowly toppling over. Best for a larger PAX.
Empty Wheelbarrow A belly up plank walk with someone holding your feet. Essentially a crabwalk with partner holding feet.
Flounder Pounder PAX begin in a high plank position and while in that position perform a Pickle Pounder. Participants are encouraged to randomly yell out "Flounder Pounder" during any exercise, particularly if a competition is underway. When this is yelled out, all PAX must stop their current exercise and perform a predetermined number of this Flounder Pounders. Clever PAX may use this technique as a means of catching faster competitors or simply to aggravate everybody else.
Floyd Mayweather – Plank Punch From a basic plank position, raise one hand off the ground and punch across, behind and under the opposite arm, keeping the core stabilized. Complete in cadence and switch to other arm. Add a small dumbbell or brick for an extra challenge. Can also be completed from a Knerkin Plank position.
FrankenSteinl The Steinl, only the routine is performed while wearing a Ruck sack or vest. Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Groiners Starting from a pushup/merkin position, thrust your feet forward, landing outside of each hand. Thrust backwards to original position. Repeato.
In the plank tonight Hold the plank position for the entirety of "in the air tonight" by Phil Collins.
Inch Worm All PAX line up in a good form plank, inch hands forward as far possible, when you can’t extend any further, inch feet forward until you are back in a standard plank, and repeat until all PAX have moved across field/parking lot.
Inch-Worm N'Diayes Proceed with a standard inch-worm but when you get completely stretch out in plank, perform a Makhtar N'Diayes before completing the remainder of the inch-worm. It adds a little extra burn to the core and few extra grunts from the pax!
Indian Bear Crawl Line up head to toe in plank, guy at the end bear crawls to the front, then the next guy etc. While waiting PAX are doing Merkins.
J-Los There are two separate defitions. Definition 1: Preparatory position of all 4's (hands & knees), start position is to draw one knee into your chest. Exercise is done to slowish pace 4-count and then repeated for the other leg. First, extend leg straight out to the rear, parallel to spine; second, swing leg out as wide as possible; third, bring leg back to straight behind, parallel with spine; fourth, bring knee back to chest. Enough of these will have abs & glutes feeling the burn. Variation for the bold: do from side plank position. Definition two: From low-plank position, touch right hip to ground, then back to center. Touch left hip to ground, back to center. Down in four-count cadence.
Jingle Balls From the plank position, move right foot to right hand, back, right foot to left hand, back, left foot to left hand, back, left foot to right band, back.
Joe Derk While doing Joe Hendricks, complete a derkin for every step.
Johnny Cash Any combination of Ring of Fire exercises. Circle up in plank position or on your 6 for ab exercises. PAX hold plank/six while one man does reps of exercise. When he finishes the next man does reps until all in circle have done it. "It burns, burns, burns, that Ring of Fire"
Laney Lu Plank and Merk From your six, get in the V-up (Laney Lu) position….hold 10x IC, then roll right or left to low plank, hold 10x IC, then perform 1x merkin. Thats 1 Laney Lu Plank and Merk. After merkin, back to Laney Lu hold. Repeato 5x for a burn….10x for a man burn. (cred to RepoMan on the Laney Lu, his 2.0 showed him the V-up move).
Lazy Doras An estranged and despised relative of Dora 1-2-3. Partner up. Partners perform 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, & 300 Squats as a team. Here’s the catch…no running. P1 starts with 10 Merkins while P2 planks, then switch. Continue switching between Merkins and plank until 100 total Merkins reached. Next, while P1 does 20 LBCs, P2 performs a 6" leg hold until P1 is finished, then switch. Continue switching until all 200 LBCs are completed. Finally, P1 does 25 squats while P2 does squat hold, then switch. Continue switching until 300 total squats are completed.
Makhtar N'Diayes From plank position, a 4-count exercise in which you put each elbow to the ground and then back into regular plank. Named for late '90s Sengalese basketball player at UNC notorious for his elbows. Pronunciation: MAC-tar JIE – rhymes with "sky".
Monkey Squats: Step 1 Start in a plank position on your hands. Hands should be shoulder width apart. Step 2: Then, jump your feet forward and to the outside of your hands, ending in a low squat position, keeping your butt down as much as possible. Step 3: Push into your hands and jump your legs back into the starting plank position.
Moon Gods These are sun god's southern cousins! Start in side plank on elbow and edge of lower foot. Bring top foot into the air as high as comfortable and move in circular pattern. Switch sides and repeat! Best done on grass and IC.
Newton's Cradle Just like your boss's favorite desk decoration ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyhaVaZgqTI ), get in plank position (with or without coupons) and extend your left arm perpendicular to your body until it is parallel to the ground. Return and repeat with the right arm to complete the four count cadence.
Nolan Ryan Start in a side plank position with your ungrounded arm extended. Complete a punching motion as if someone, namely Robin Ventura, were under your other arm.
One Calls This is an 8-count IC exercise developed as a result of the sometimes horrible merkin form by some PAX, especially those claiming to do great #’s when in fact they didn’t do any correctly. It was a way to force the PAX to have FULL extension both at the bottom and the top, which only makes them better (and stops the improper form). Since I work with OneCall and he would come to the office daily to complain about this, I developed this exercise and named it after him for my upcoming Q. Start in Merkin/Plank position. 1 – Down; 2 – Hand Release; 3 – Up and hold; 4 – Floyd Mayweather Punch Right arm; 5 – Right arm down; 6 – Floyd Mayweather Punch Left arm; 7 – Left arm down; 8 (which would be the PAX count of 1, 2, 3, etc) – Full plank. As you can see, this forces the PAX to go all the way down instead of the 1-2” down that some claim count as a merkin, and it forces a locking of the elbows at the top. 10-15 of these are excellent. It has also been done with 2 PAX facing each other and keeping each other honest (Q choice with these to make the Floyd Mayweathers into Booyah Merkins or Slap 5's or anything like that where the PAX are mirroring each other).
Peter Parker (and Parker Peter) In plank position move left knee toward left elbow with foot flared out.. then flapjack. You should look like Spider-Man climbing a wall. For Parker-Peter, simply pull left knee across your body to the right elbow. For an added twist Peter-Parkers can be combined with Merkins, so that when you go down you bring your leg in, and then straighten the leg as you return to plank.
Peter Parker Peter Done just like a Peter-Parker or Parker-Peter, but you do both on one leg before switching to other leg. On count 1, Right Leg goes up into Peter-Parker, 2 it comes back, then same leg goes into Parker-Peter on 3, then back on the count, then do the same with left leg.
Pickle Pounder Begin in an elbow plank then alternate hip flexion and extension in cadence. Best performed in front of store windows or in quiet neighborhoods.
Plank Compass From plank position, Q calls out direction such as 90 degrees right or 180 degrees left. Pax rotates accordingly, walking hand over hand to the location designated by the Q (staying in plank), with toes acting as the center of the compass (stationary), and hands and head moving around the arc of the circle. Mix in Merkins at each stop. Do as many rotations as you like.
Plank Destroyer All the fun you can have with a Plank, mashed up into one exercise. Begin in Plank position, perform a Makhtar N'Diaye ending back in Plank position, perform a Merkin, perform alternating Shoulder Taps, perform a Plank Jack. That's one rep. Ideal entry in a sequence of low-rep exercises.
Plank Dips Steamer's M introduced him to plank dips and he brought them to PowderKeg. It can be done from regular plank or elbow plank position. From plank rotate your hips down to the ground on each side. 1 left, 2 regular, 3 right, regular for cadence count.
Plank Hurdles Done on a football field. In small groups of 5-6, everyone starts in the plank position in the end zone. 1st man from each group sprints to the 10 and planks, 2nd sprints, hurdles him, planks on the 20, 3rd man hurdles each, planks on the 30, etc. At the end of the group, 1st man sprints, hurdles everyone, etc. Everyone should finish in a plank in the opposite end zone.
Plank Jacks Jumping Jacks while in the plank position.
Plankorama-mama This is a series of exercises that alternate between plank position and seated position with no rest between. Ex. Hydraulics x 20 IC/LBCs x 20 IC/Shoulder taps x 20….etc. The name derives from a couple of AOs that have begun to shorten 6 minutes of mary to 6mom and then into momma.
Princess Tea Party PAX grab a partner and form two rows with partners facing each other in plank position. Partners do Pattycake Merkins for set number of reps, followed by a Partner People's Chair (Back to back wall sit) for set time. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
Railroad Tracks The twisted sister of the Indian Run. Pax start in single file line. First pax drops to low plank, second pax jumps over first pax runs 5 yards and gets in low plank. Third pax jumps over both pax runs 5 yards and gets in low plank. After all pax have gone, the first pax jumps over all the pax and returns to low plank. This is continued until the destination is reached. The name derived from the pax looking like Railroad ties as you continuously hop over one another.
Sixty Second Arm Circles aka SSACs Start in T Plank (left arm up) 15 IC roll to back for LBCs 15 IC roll to T Plank(right arm up) 15 IC roll to back for merkin 15 IC More than 60 seconds but catchy name
Snuffy Named in honor of our dear Snuffalofagus. While performing a Chinook, the Pax will also simultaneously perform a standing Pickle Pounder.
Steinl Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Stump Huggers Start out in the bear crawl position hold in a plank. Come down to elbow (plank) on left arm then right, then up to hands.
The Grateful Dead (aka Dancing Bear) Basically a plank-o-rama with some stupidity mixed in. Do 5 Merkins. Rotate 360° in place to the left. Left arm up, right arm up, etc. Do 5 Werkins. Rotate 360° in place to the right. Left arm up, right arm up, etc. Do 5 Diamond Merkins. Now while in place, lift left arm and leg up, then quickly swap to right arm and leg up. Do this back and forth as quick as you can, making sure to get full extension. Now you look like a Dancing Bear!
Travoltas In the normal right/left arm up plank position, raised arm is lowered and reaches as far as possible underneath and behind your body, and then back up. Think Stayin' Alive in the side plank position. Extra credit for actually using a pointed finger.
Tunnel of Love While Pax plank side by side, one by one someone crawls under the tunnel of planking pax. Best done with a ruck on, in the snow, or anywhere there is accumulated mud.
Wave of Merkins Circle up, get into plank position, first person does one merkin, then the next person to the right does a merkin, should look like a wave flowing around the circle, until you get back to the first person who then performs 2 merkins, repeat all the way up to 10 and back down. Stay in plank position the entire time.
Werewolf Start in the Downward facing dog position (high plank) transition to a low plank then to upward facing dog and back to down dog in one smooth motion. It kind of looks like you are going from down dog to howling at the moon and the first time the Smokehouse men did it there was a full moon over Batesburg-Leesville. On the return to the downward facing dog the pax should push through the shoulders to really feel the burn.
Yeah Done while listening to the song Yeah by Joe Nichols. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Plankjack is done at every “Yeah” and a Mountain Climber at every "she" sung.
Zebra Butt-Kicks Ever seen a zebra launch another savannah beast in the sky? If so, it was with that butt kick that they do so perfectly. Virtually no exercises wear out our gluten in F3. The zebra kick is gluteus maximus. From plank, bend that knee to 90 and kick skyward. High reps, imagine your heel busting up the chops of some lioness.

Burpees

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Description
4 x 4s Start with arms raised in a standing position, burpee into plank followed by four Merkins followed by four mountain climbers with each leg. "One" is completed when returning to the standing position with arms raised. Wash, rinse, repeat. Recommended to do OYO while waiting for the 6 or waiting for a partner during a group exercise.
Apollo Creed Burpee Remember the scene from Rocky 3 with Apollo and Rocky doing one-armed push-ups? That's right, a one-armed Burpee!
Bataan Death March AKA: Burpee Catch Me If You Can Indian Run…A combination of Catch Me If You Can and a traditional Indian Run. The last person drops and does 5 Burpees, while the rest of the Pax mosey in a line. After completing the Burpees, the last guy runs to catch the group, tapping the (new) last Pax on the shoulder, who then stops to begin his 5 Burpees, while the (former) last guy continues on to the front of the line. Continue until all Pax have performed a set of Burpees or until the Q calls it.
Bear Crawl Burpees PAX start in upright position arms raised (Grizzly bear rarwr) drop in to burpee, at the top of the push up start bear crawling. Everytime you hear Grizzly, you hop back up, drop back down, push up and crawl again.
Bearmuda Triangle 3 markers ~30yds apart in shape of a triangle. Pax performs one burpee at first marker and bear crawls to 2nd marker, 2 burpees and bear crawl to 3rd marker, 3 burpees and bear crawl back to 1st marker. Rinse and Repeat x 3. Named Bearmuda Triangle as it has been known to mysteriously lose some pax along the way.
Bearpees The Bearpees are long lost cousins to the Burpeedans and suck equally. Line up across a field or parking lot. OYO 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bearcrawl forward. Once PAX get to other side, rinse and repeat adding another Burpee, keeping the 1:4 ratio but only increasing the number of Burpees. This is best achieved when going past 4!
Blimps 5 burpees, 10 lunge each leg, 15 imperial walker, 20 merkins, 25 plank jacks, 30 squats. Rinse and repeat as needed. Can be done to cross a field or lot.
Blockee Burpees with cinder blocks. With your cinder block drop down and do a Merkin on the cinder block. Return to the standing position and press the cinder block above your head to complete one rep.
Body Builders Essentially this is an 8 count Burpee, with a plank-jack added. (1) Squat down, (2) legs out, (3) down part of Merkin, (4) up part of Merkin, (5) out part of plank-jack, (6) in part of plank-jack, (7) feet to hands, and (8) stand up.
Bojangles Biscuit On a typical 400 meter track, sprint straights and mosey corners, each lap can add 10 blueberries (burpees) if want a blueberry biscuit
BOPO Burpee, One-Legged Burpee, Plank Jack, One-Legged Burpee (other leg) – call this OYO for 10 reps.
Broad Jump Burpee Combination of burpee with a broad jump forward at end of burpee.
Bropee Performing a burpee with a partner simultaneously so that on your squat jump up you execute a most excellent high ten.
Burp & Groin Like the Burp & Merk, but do ascending Groiners 1-10 after the merkin part of the burpee.
Burp & Merk Begin a traditional burpee with a single push up at the bottom, then complete. Drop back down for a second burpee with two push ups, then complete. Pyramid up to 5 if your a girl or 10 if your a man, pyramid all the way back down to one if your an F3 Man!! Hooah!
Burp Back Mountain A punishing full body exercise begins by locating a nice-sized hill. The exercise is then performed by pairing up with one person proceeding to run backward up the hill/forward down the hill 5X while the other person is performing burpees. The individuals continue to alternate running with burpees until 100 total burpees are completed. When finished, pax continue to run hills until entire pax completes.
Burp-ups Standard Burpee done (typically under monkey bars) where you do the Burpee, then when you jump you grab the monkey bar and go straight into a pull up. Rinse repeat.
Burpee A multi-step, full-body exercise in which you move from standing to push-up to squat to jump. Best seen in F3 TV example.
Burpee Dans This exercise is OYO. Line up across field/parking lot. Perform 1 Burpee : 4 lunges forward until you reach other side of parking lot. Turn around, perform 2 burpees : 4 lunges back to starting position. Rinse and repeat as necessary increasing burpees by 1. Pick up the six or plank until all PAX finish.
Burpee Mile 48 burpees, 1 mile run. Done as 12 burpees, run 1/4 mile x 4.
Burpo A low burpee. Starting position is bottom of a squat. Then reach hands out to ground, legs fire back into a plank, chest to the ground, pushup, draw legs back into a squat, final position is the bottom of a squat. No standing up for the duration of the reps.
Catch Me If You Can Two partners. Partner 1 performs 5 Burpees (or 10 Diamond Merkins or X Number of Whatever the Q says), and then sprints to catch the Partner 2, who has been running backwards. Repeato until Q says stop or track lap is complete.
Catch Us If You Can Three partners. Partner A partner carries Partner B. Partner C performs 5 Burpees (or 10 Diamond Merkins or X Number of Whatever the Q says), and then sprints to catch the pair. Partner C then partner carries Partner A. Partner B performs the called number of the called exercise and then sprints to catch the pair. Partner B then partner carries Partner C. Partner A performs the called number of the called exercise and then sprints to catch the pair. Repeato.
Charles Bronson Start with 3 shovel flags, cones or other distance markers with first two 100 yards apart in a line, the last another 10 yards past. At starting point, perform 50 SSH's, sprint to 2nd point, then army crawl to 3rd point. Mosey back to start, 50 Merkins then rinse/repeat. 50 burpees, rinse/repeat. 50 LBC's, rinse/repeat. Finish with 50 Jump Squats rinse/repeat. Coupons optional. NOTE: a white board at start with excersizes listed is invaluable.
Chumbaburpee To the song, Tubthumper by Chumbawampa, start with SSH at beginning of song, then every time they say, "I get knocked down, but i get up again" you do a burpee. While not doing burpees, you are continuously doing SSH. In the end, you will do about 27 burpees. Great for the Warmorama, and to shut down any mumblechatter early in workout, or at any point during the workout.
Circle Burp PAX Circle up and start chopping feet or doing high knees. Starting with the Q and going around the circle each PAX, one by one, calls out "down" and everyone drops and does a burpee. The circle burp is complete after each PAX in the circle has called "down". This is similar to doing Up Downs.
Climate Change While in a circle the Pax holds the 'Al Gore' pose. The Pax then proceeds to do a time bomb (just like the Merican Time Bomb). A five burpee time bomb is a great way to end the mumble chatter. Continue the countdown until the Q is smoked or everyone quits. The burpee can be switched to jump lunges or burpees depending on the mood of the Q.
CLIMB C = Crab cake…L = Lunge…I = Iron Cross…M = Mountain Climber…B = Burpee. Number each exercise and ladder up through each rotation: round 1= 1C,2L,3I,4M and 5B then 2,4,6,8,10 then 3,6,9,12,15 until exhaustion sets in.
Clurpee A burpee, with a clap merkin instead of a regular merkin.
Contra Burpees Burpees with increasing number of merkins. Especially effective when combined with Broad Jumps.
Deconstructed Burpees The perfect exercise, broken down into pieces. Squats, then leg thrusts, then Merkins, then leg thrusts, then up. For example, do 10 squats, 10 leg thrusts, 10 Merkins, 10 leg thrusts, then up. Decrease reps by 1 each time until you get to 1 each.
Diamond David Lee Roth Burpee Burpee with a Diamond Merkin. Instead of just "Jump"ing, do a David Lee Roth scissor kick at the end.
Doracides Dora's twin sister and she is a lil' cray cray. Use the same concept as the regular Dora, 2 PAX work together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, 300, and 400 reps. The difference comes in the sprint, instead of running 100 yards you will do suicides instead. 1 PAX member will execute as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints to cone 1 (or use a pole, tree, etc. for your point of turnaround), 1 burpee, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 2, 2 burpees, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 3, 3 burpees, sprint back, switch with partner. PAX member picks up where PAX member doing the exercises left off.
Double Merkin Burpee Burpee with 2 merkins.
Dumbees Evil distant cousin of the classic burpee. Hold a 15 pound dumbbell in each hand while performing the classic burpee. The dumbells serve as bars for deeper merkins at the bottom and the added weight is a shoulder burner at the top. Any more than 15lbs is cruel and unusual punishment. 10 OYO should cause all mumblechatter to cease immediately due to oxygen depravity. If no dumbbells are available, hand sized rocks work well & add a stability factor.
Escalator 10 jump-ups, 20 burpees, 30 merkins, 40 squats, 50 lunge-walks. Mix and match as long as reps go up by 10. Sometimes followed by a lap around a parking lot.
F3 Baseball Performed on a baseball diamond or using cones as bases. Pax are divided into four teams. Each team starts at its own base. Teams must complete a cumulative number of reps of different exercise at each base, for example, 120 team merkins at first, 120 team squats at second, 120 team crab cakes at 3rd, 120 team burpees at home, and then move using different modes of transportation to the next base. Each time a team passes the base it started on, it gets a point. Team with the most points after 20 minutes or some other set time wins.
Field of Dreams Created on a baseball diamond, but can in a field with cones. Start out by counting off by fours. 1s start at First Base (1st cone) do AMRAP Squats until relieved. 2s at Second Base (2nd cone) do AMRAP Mercans until relieved. 3s at Third Base (3rd cone) do AMRAP LBC's until relieved. 4s at Home Plate (4th cone) will perform 15 Burpees then run to First, relieving the Pax there. Continue until all Pax have done the Burpees.
Flying Squirrel Burpee done where the move from standing to pushup skips the raised push-up position. Usually done with arms and legs spread out like name of exercise.
Flyover Salute The PowderKeg AO is apparently on the flight path of two nearby airports. Whenever a plane buzzes the workout we salute them with 10 burpees.
Forest to the Sea Conducted on any field, parking lot or basketball court that has a halfway point. You bear crawl to the middle and crab walk the rest. The bear represents your forest and the the crab is the sea. You can throw some burpees in at the half way point to help countdown (5,4,3,2,1) and to make the exercise harder. The length is up to the Q.
Global Warming PAX in circle of pain. Hold Al Gore while slowly shuffling in a circle. Q shouts out exercise and amount (10 merkins, 20 Bobby Hurleys, 10 burpees, etc.) PAX recover and continue Al Gore shuffle in opposite direction. Rinse, repeat, and continue until Q is smoked.
Greta 1-2-3 Dora's Icelandic Cousin…she's frigid. It's like Dora 1-2-3 but performed with each exercise using a 30lb cinderblock (YHC used Kettle bell swings, squat to overhead press, and block burpees) . Also, while one of the pair is running, the runner is carrying another cinderblock to leave at the top of the run for the other to carry back. All the while the runner has to hurdle over three obstacles (hay bales). It's terrible and horrible combined.
Gut Busters Everyone starts in and holds a plank during the Ghostbusters song. Every time they say “Ghost Busters” you complete a burpee. In the “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” sections do plank jacks in rhythm. Bustin’ makes everyone feel good!!!! 
Hand Release Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees aka HRPCMBs Same as PCMBs except the Merkins are replaced with Hand Release Merkins. Drop to Plank, do 1 Hand Release Merkin then bring your right knee in and back, do 1 Hand Release Merkin then bring your left knee in and back, do 1 Hand Release Merkin then bring both feet in and jump up = 1 HRPCMB complete. You think PCMBs are bad? Wait until you try these.
Hindenburg BLIMPS Modified version of BLIMPS. Done on a field. Perform exercise at corner #1, sprint to corner #2, perform exercise. Sprint to corner #3 perform exercise. Then to corner #4, exercise and then back to corner #1. Plank it up until all have finished. Thats one round. Round 1 – 10 Burpees; Round 2 – 20 Lunges; Round 3 – 30 Imperial Walkers; Round 4- 40 Merkins; Round 5 – 50 Plank Jacks; Round 6 – 60 Squats
HRBs Hand-release Burpees, aka Cross-fit Burpee.
Hurpees Hand Releasing when going down to do a Burpee. Aka Hand-release burpees or HRRRPPes.
Jacob's Ladder Seven times up the hill, with an increasing number of burpees at the top each trip up. See F3 TV.
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Start with 10 jumpin jacks(Side Straddle Hops) then quickly follow with 10 burpees. AMRAP. If doing 4 or more sets can break it in half and do 20 LBCs.
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Pull-ups Not a very creative name, but basically, I took the Jumping Jack Burpee Flash, and modified it to: Start with 20 Side Straddle Hops, quickly follow with 10 burps, quickly follow with 10 pull-ups. Rinse and Repeat. 20 LBCs. Start over and rinse and repeat whole series as many times as wanted or AMRAP it on the clock.
Kraken Burpee A Burpee that is performed with 3 hand-release Merkins at the bottom… As in "Release the Kraken". Originated in Lake Wylie (hence the nautical theme), hated by all.
Nolan Richardson Aka "40 minutes of Hell." Warm-O-Rama: Windmills (20), American Hammers( 20), Mosey (Around Ballfield). Routine: Partner 1 will perform each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedals 50 yards, performs a " Bobby Hurley" & jogs back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. This will continue until the repetition count stated below is met. 1. Burpees (150). 2. Squats (300). 3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (150). 4. Little Baby Arm Circles (300). 5. Merkins (150). 6. Imperial Walkers (300).
Old Town Pain Train Every time you hear the train whistle, 10 burpees. Named for the AO in Rock Hill closest to the RR tracks.
One-legged Burpee Not enough exercises start with "O" so… the one-legged burpee is like a regular burpee, but with one leg that stays off the ground through the entire set. Best to do two balanced sets or one split set so you don't look like a #Yepremian.
Panther Pound Burpee In honor of Carolina's SB 50 appearance, an integrated football/OCR drill. Begin football 'chop' on toes in defensive position until Q yells "Burpee!" Hit the deck for a merkin, roll on the ground right, get up quickly into a jump. Immediately resume football chop as long as Q desires. Alternate direction of roll to remain in fixed position. Extra jump before merkin can be added.
Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees aka PCMBs. Drop to Plank, do 1 Merkin then bring your right knee in and back, do 1 Merkin then bring your left knee in and back, do 1 Merkin then bring both feet in and jump up = 1 PCMB complete. Try 10 of these. You'll wish you stopped at 5.
Red Barchetta Designed to get the heart rate up, much like the song by Rush of the same name. To be completed on a football field or an area of similar length: 100 Yard Dash then 100 SSHs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 75 yard dash then 75 mountain climbers, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 50 yard dash then 50 LBCs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 25 yard dash then 25 Merkins, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 10 yard dash then 10 burpees, run back to start point and plank/wait for six.
Ring of Fire In a large area you have 8-10 different exercise stations set up in a circle. Split groups evenly into each station. Group spends one minute at the station doing the exercise (as many as they can) and then rotate around the circle of fire to the next exercise (All groups rotate at the same time). Go 3 complete rotations around the Circle of Fire. Exercise examples- 1. Burpees 2. Hill Run 3. Box Jump 4. Flutter Kicks 5. Jump Rope 6. Mercins 7. Shuttle Run 8. Squats 9. BBS 10. Lunges.
Rock-ee A burpee with a rock. Invented during Saturday workouts at Pullen Park in Raleigh. Drop down with rock for burpee, leaving hands on the rock on the ground for the push-up and then lifting the rock overhead for finishing part of the burpee. Repeat.
Route 66 Made infamous along Water Oak Road in Charlotte, an exercise in which you start with 1 rep at a predefined stopping point, then add one additional rep at intervals until you hit 11 stops. Example: Route 66 along the light posts starts you with 1 exercise, like a burpee, at the first light pole. Then do 2 at the next, 3 at the third, etc. until you reach 11 light posts / 11 burpees. The sum total of all reps is 66.
Roxanne Done while listening to the song Roxanne by the Police. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Merkin is done at every "Roxanne" and a Plank Jack at every 'red light' sung. Alternatively, while running in place at a high cadence for the entire song, a burpee is done at every "Roxanne."
San Antonio Shuffle Left Leg Lunge, Right Leg Lunge, Burpee, Plankjack.
SheHateMe 10 Lunges (20 movements)/10 Burps (Burpees without the pushup and the standing)/10 Pushups. No rest, as many sets as you can, for as long as the QIC deems necessary.
Side-straddle Hop Burpees Perform 5 Side-Straddle Hops in cadence, then drop and do 2 Burpees. Once you are finished with Burpees, continue Side-Straddle Hops in cadence. Normally done in F3 Columbia in sets of 25.
Slaughter Starter 20 burpees OYO in the AO parking lot before any other exercises or running is completed.
Slowjangles Biscuit Similar to the Bojangles Biscuit, but instead of running around the (biscuit-shaped) circle, lunge around the circle. Throw in some blueberries (burpees) for fun each lap.
Stairway to Seven Obvious derivative of the Robert Plant…At a stadium, wide stairwell or amphitheater, start with 1 Burpee at bottom, 1 incline push-up on first step, run to top, 1 squat on top step, then run back down. Repeat 7 times up increasing reps of each exercise by 1 each time, so you finish with 7 burpees, 7 incline push-ups, run to top, 7 squats at top. Other exercises ascending from 1-7 can be added or substituted, such as supine pull-ups if you have the apparatus available, like a stadium railing.
Star Jack Burpee Similar to burpee but includes a StarJack instead of the jump at the end.
Stink B.O.M.B.S. B.O.M.B.S. x 2 on reps + use a spoke layout. Set 5 cones out surrounding the Shovel Flag. Pax #1 starts the B.O.M.B.S. reps at the first cone while pax #2 goes to the Shovel Flag to do exercise chosen by the Q (for example 50 curls or 50 LBC's). Pax #2 then swaps with Pax #1. Work at same spoke until all reps are completed. Then move to next spoke. Q can change center exercise with each move to next spoke. B.O.M.B.S = 100 Burpees, 200 Over Head Presses, 300 Merkins, 400 Big Boy Sit-ups, 500 Squats.
Surfees Burpees in the surf.
Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette’s country song hit, “Stand By Your Man” is the inspiration here. Starting position: PAX 1 assumes the merkin plank while PAX 2 remains standing beside ‘his man’. Exercise: Pax 1 does merkins in sync with PAX 2 who does deep squats. They do 10 reps either by Q call or on their own. At multiples of 10, the partners switch out alternating between merkins & squats. Example: 1,2,3 … 10, (switch) 11,12,13…20 (switch) 21,22,23, …30 (switch), etc. until they reach 200; that’s 100 merkins + 100 squats per man. (Note: on each switch, the merkin man should explode off the deck as in the 5-6 count of the burpee.) Other standing/ground exercises may be substituted at Q’s discretion. In fact, an entire routine could be made up of multiple ‘Tammy Wynettes’.
The Cycle From home plate, bear crawl to 1st base, 3 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to 2nd base, 6 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to third base, 9 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to home plate.
The Dab 10 burpees per minute for 5 minutes, run 1/4 mile, rinse and repeat x 4.
The Wolverine A big-boy burpee fit for a super-hero: From standing position, drop to plank, one merkin, left knee tuck to the chest, another merkin, right knee tuck to the chest, yet another merkin, stand, jump, overhead clap. That's one. Rinse. Repeat.
Tony Hawk Burpee A normal burpee but when you jump, do a 360 degree spin in the air each time.
Turk n Burp A Combination Move of a Turkish Get Up and a Burpee: Complete a Turkish Get Up, flipping forward into the squat thrust of the Burpee, push up, complete Burpee with a jump, and come back down to the ground to start your next rep with the Turkish Get Up. I mean, you've really just gotta see it and get your own rhythm. Be the ball…
Ultimate Football Played like Ultimate Frisbee but with a football. Scoring team calls out exercise for entirety of PAX, but "losing" team has to 2x the amount. "10 burpees" becomes 10 for scoring team, 20 for other team. If one team scores three times in a row, that team has to run a lap around field in addition to their exercises. Play for an hour, usually around the holidays.
Ultimate Frisburpee Similar to ultimate frisbee but with penalty burpees. On the 1st turnover, 5 burpees for all PAX. On the 2nd turnover, 4 burpees. On the 3rd, 3 burpees. On the 4th turnover, 2 burpess. On the 5th turnover, 1 burpee. If neither team has scored, the remainder of the point is played like regular ultimate frisbee. Burpee count resets after every point. You do not have to wait for all PAX to finish burpees to begin playing (i.e., it is advantageous to finish your burpees faster). Usually played for about 20 minutes. A PAX favorite in F3 Hampton Roads.
Wall of Fire While PAX are doing People's chair take turns doing 10xmerkins 10xLBCs 10xburpees.

Cardio

Name
Description
Agassis Tennis court suicide drills. (Agassi has had many comebacks, aye.)
Bataan Death March AKA: Burpee Catch Me If You Can Indian Run…A combination of Catch Me If You Can and a traditional Indian Run. The last person drops and does 5 Burpees, while the rest of the Pax mosey in a line. After completing the Burpees, the last guy runs to catch the group, tapping the (new) last Pax on the shoulder, who then stops to begin his 5 Burpees, while the (former) last guy continues on to the front of the line. Continue until all Pax have performed a set of Burpees or until the Q calls it.
Beep Test/Highlander PAX run continuously between two points that are 20 meters apart from side to side. The runs are synchronized with a smart phone application that played beeps at set intervals. At the sound of a beep, the PAX run 20 meters before then next beep sounds As the test proceeds, the interval between each successive beep decreases, forcing the PAX to increase their speed over the course of the test, until it is impossible to keep in sync with the recording. Should the Pax fail to make the 20 meter distance prior to the sounding of the Beep, then the PAX are eliminated from the test. Any eliminated PAX do exercises previously designated by the “Q” until only 1 PAX remains doing the Bleep Test.
Bernie Sanders Find the tallest hill you can and traverse it from bottom to top while running backwards. You'll find the quads you never had and all the while feeling the BERN. Repeat as necessary.
Black Snake Take an Indian Run, but the last guy has to weave his way through the Pax to the front of the line.
Bojangles Biscuit On a typical 400 meter track, sprint straights and mosey corners, each lap can add 10 blueberries (burpees) if want a blueberry biscuit
Burpee Mile 48 burpees, 1 mile run. Done as 12 burpees, run 1/4 mile x 4.
Butkus Consists of rapid step ups on a curb for at least a minute, then 30 second rest, then another minute, etc. (like a round of boxing…how many rounds the Q wants to bring it)
Carioca Running while crossing left foot over right and twisting at the hips, reverse – like the DBs do in the NFL. Often mistaken for Karaoke.
Circle Burp PAX Circle up and start chopping feet or doing high knees. Starting with the Q and going around the circle each PAX, one by one, calls out "down" and everyone drops and does a burpee. The circle burp is complete after each PAX in the circle has called "down". This is similar to doing Up Downs.
Devin Hester Two PAX of similar speed, one with a rock or other coupon and a small headstart, race 100 yds. 2nd Pax attempts to run down the 1st. Created by Glass Joe in Union County.
Dora 1-2-3 Teams of 2 pax working together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, and 300 reps. Pax 1 executes as many reps as possible while Pax 2 sprints 100 yards down and back. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises are a top-to-bottom of body progression, i,e, 100 merkins per team (chest), 200 LBCs per team (core), 300 squats per team (legs). Modified Dora 1-2-3 is 50, 100, and 150 reps.
Doracides Dora's twin sister and she is a lil' cray cray. Use the same concept as the regular Dora, 2 PAX work together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, 300, and 400 reps. The difference comes in the sprint, instead of running 100 yards you will do suicides instead. 1 PAX member will execute as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints to cone 1 (or use a pole, tree, etc. for your point of turnaround), 1 burpee, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 2, 2 burpees, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 3, 3 burpees, sprint back, switch with partner. PAX member picks up where PAX member doing the exercises left off.
DoubleApplesauce A two-column Indian run.
Duck and Weave Pax line up as if doing an Indian Run, except this offers more pain. The Pax start duck walking and the six runs to the front by weaving in between each Pax member. Then he joins the rest of the Pax duck walking until everyone has weaved to the front at least once or until the Q's legs burn out.
Dwight Howard Standing facing a wall, jump from rest with both hands and touch as high up on the wall as possible (like Dwight Howard slapping a sticker on the backboard while dunking). AMRAP while your partner circles a building. Normally part of a larger set (people's chair, rocky balboas, donkey kicks, etc.) of partner work.
Elevens also written as 11s. An exercise in which you start with 1 rep of one exercise and 10 reps of another exercise, then add one additional rep to the first exercise and subtract one rep from the second. The sum must always add up to 11. Example: Elevens along the oak trees at #45MinutesofMary with Burpees and Merkins starts you with 1 Burpee and 10 Merkins at the first tree, then 2 Burpees and 9 Merkins at the second tree, then 3 and 8 etc. until you do 10 Burpees and 1 Merkin at the last tree.
Four Corners Usually done on a football field or area with four corners. Run to first corner, do 10 reps. Run to 2nd, 10 more reps. Run to 3rd, 10 more. Run back to start, 10 final reps.
Four Corners Escalator Combination of Four Corners and an Escalator. Four exercises. 10 reps, run to next corner, 10 reps+20 reps next exercise, run, 10, 20, 30 reps, run, 10, 20, 30, 40 reps, run to start. Can go back down escalator: 40, 30, 20, 10, run, 30, 20, 10, run, 20, 10, run, 10.
Greta 1-2-3 Dora's Icelandic Cousin…she's frigid. It's like Dora 1-2-3 but performed with each exercise using a 30lb cinderblock (YHC used Kettle bell swings, squat to overhead press, and block burpees) . Also, while one of the pair is running, the runner is carrying another cinderblock to leave at the top of the run for the other to carry back. All the while the runner has to hurdle over three obstacles (hay bales). It's terrible and horrible combined.
Griff Run 800m; Run 400m backwards; Run 800m; Run 400m backwards. Griff is a Crossfit Hero.
Gunners The PAX completes a set of exercises in succession of the process of the firing of a gun. Hammer, to explosion, to barrel path PAX lines up in a across an open field on their Six. Complete a number of American Hammers and explosive exercise (eg. Burpees, Jump Squats) as set by the Q AYG Sprint to a point set by the Q Repeat Exercise pattern again.
Hairband Mile A Mental Marathon with an Actual Run or Jogging Distance equal to or less than 1/4 mile. Named in honor of Hairband who claims to hate running but is secretly a closet runner.
Heartbreak 1, 2, 3s Heartbreak 1, 2, 3’s are modified Dora 1, 2, 3’s with a heartbreaking hill in place of the 100 meter sprint–a la the final soul-crushing hill in the Boston Marathon. Hill should be just steep enough that standing at the bottom looking up is enough to induce heartbreak when making that final run to the top. If you live in the flatlands, a very steep bridge abutment works just as well.
Hindenburg BLIMPS Modified version of BLIMPS. Done on a field. Perform exercise at corner #1, sprint to corner #2, perform exercise. Sprint to corner #3 perform exercise. Then to corner #4, exercise and then back to corner #1. Plank it up until all have finished. Thats one round. Round 1 – 10 Burpees; Round 2 – 20 Lunges; Round 3 – 30 Imperial Walkers; Round 4- 40 Merkins; Round 5 – 50 Plank Jacks; Round 6 – 60 Squats
Indian Run Single-file line of runners in which the last guy runs to the front. Rinse, repeat. Also known as Swedish Mile, Geese Run.
Jacob's Ladder Seven times up the hill, with an increasing number of burpees at the top each trip up. See F3 TV.
Johnny Roscoes Similar to UP and DOWNS but Chop your feet or high knees. On Q’s signal you drop to the the dirt and roll over then bounce back up and resume chopping or high knees until Q signals again roll RIGHT or LEFT.
King of Hearts Series of suicides of varying variety (e.g, regular, karaoke suicides. Backward run suicides.)
Lindsays aka Forties Lindsays are a high-rep variation of Elevens. You start with 30 reps of one exercise and 10 reps of another exercise OYO, then subtract 5 reps from the first exercise and add five reps from the second. Repeat OYO until you have 10 reps of the first exercise and 30 reps of the second. The sum must always add up to 40. Example: Lindsays with Dips and Merkins starts you with 30 Dips and 10 Merkins, then 25 Dips and 15 Merkins, then 20 Dips and 20 Merkins, then 15 Dips and 25 Merkins, then 10 Dips and 30 Merkins.
Merkin Ladder Find a launch point and target point to sprint to. 50 yards or more. Start with 20 merkin. Sprint to target point. 19 merkin. Sprint back to launch point. 18 merkin. Continue decreasing merkin count down to 1 merkin. Total of 210 merkin.
Merkin Mile 25 merkins are completed after each 1/4 mile (Total: 100 merkins, 1 mile). This is an especially great exercise to jump-start your reps for the day during a push-up challenge!
Michelin Man Bolt Similar to the Usain Bolt but with a tractor trailer tire in tow. Two pax are harnessed to a tractor trailer tire – that trails them by 8-10 feet. The pax team drag the tire 40 yards out and back while remaining pax perform the prescribed exercise. Perform through all pax. Rinse and repeat for duration for a solid all over beat down.
Mosey Slow run from one location to another.
Mountain Climber Merkin Three mountain climber leg movements then Merkin down for count. 1,2,3, down!
Mountain Climbers Done from push-up position, run in place.
Nadal Running the lines of a tennis court.
Nicole Nicole is one of the girls of Cross-fit. Set a timer for 20 minutes. Pax will complete AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of the following: Run 400m; Pull-ups AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) Mix up the pull-ups, chin-ups etc. as you see fit.; Repeato until the timer sounds.
Parking Space Tracer For those participating in an AO with a parking lot, PAX starts at one point on a parking space line. PAX runs/sidesteps/runs backward while tracing the lines on the parking lot. Even better when double sided / open spaces.
Prisindian Run aka Prisoner Indian Run Standard Indian Run, but with your hands behind your head and elbows out in the "peacock position". Great mumble chat reducer!
Quadraphilia Find a steep hill (Hill of pain). Set a timer, i.e. 4 minutes. Run forward down the hill and run backwards up the hill repeato until the timer runs out.
Quarter Pounder Done on a Football field or a large parking lot. Sprint to the 25 yards and Do 25 merkins, Run backwards to Goal And Sprint to the 50 and do 50 squats, Backwards to Goal Line sprint to the 75 and do 75 Mountain Climbers, Run backwards to the goal line and sprint to the hundred and do 100 SSH. mix and match exercises for the reps. Do it with a Bricks for a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Rinse and repeat for a Double Quarter Pounder.
Red Barchetta Designed to get the heart rate up, much like the song by Rush of the same name. To be completed on a football field or an area of similar length: 100 Yard Dash then 100 SSHs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 75 yard dash then 75 mountain climbers, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 50 yard dash then 50 LBCs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 25 yard dash then 25 Merkins, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 10 yard dash then 10 burpees, run back to start point and plank/wait for six.
Ring of Fire In a large area you have 8-10 different exercise stations set up in a circle. Split groups evenly into each station. Group spends one minute at the station doing the exercise (as many as they can) and then rotate around the circle of fire to the next exercise (All groups rotate at the same time). Go 3 complete rotations around the Circle of Fire. Exercise examples- 1. Burpees 2. Hill Run 3. Box Jump 4. Flutter Kicks 5. Jump Rope 6. Mercins 7. Shuttle Run 8. Squats 9. BBS 10. Lunges.
Robert Plants Running up a stairway, often in a urine-stinking parking garage.
Rocky Balboa AKA curb kick or Riverdance. Start near a curb or other raised element, and with a barely rhythmic motion, alternately tap the toe from each foot on the curb. Best in cadence, as in the extensive exercise scene between Rocky and Drago in Rocky IV.
Route 66 Made infamous along Water Oak Road in Charlotte, an exercise in which you start with 1 rep at a predefined stopping point, then add one additional rep at intervals until you hit 11 stops. Example: Route 66 along the light posts starts you with 1 exercise, like a burpee, at the first light pole. Then do 2 at the next, 3 at the third, etc. until you reach 11 light posts / 11 burpees. The sum total of all reps is 66.
Scout Run Same basic idea as an apache or Indian run. Pax form a line and set a decent to slow pace. The front man takes off forward in a sprint to a self decided time or landmark and then turns around and sprints back to rejoin the pax at the back of the line.
Spartan PAX line up and sprint 100 yrds, do 10 merkins at the finish and walk back to the start all together. Q starts each sprint race with a verbal call. Continue until you have done 30 x100 yrd sprints and 10×30 = 300 Merks. PAX will be nursing home walking for several days.
Stairway to Seven Obvious derivative of the Robert Plant…At a stadium, wide stairwell or amphitheater, start with 1 Burpee at bottom, 1 incline push-up on first step, run to top, 1 squat on top step, then run back down. Repeat 7 times up increasing reps of each exercise by 1 each time, so you finish with 7 burpees, 7 incline push-ups, run to top, 7 squats at top. Other exercises ascending from 1-7 can be added or substituted, such as supine pull-ups if you have the apparatus available, like a stadium railing.
Suicide Ladder A shuttle run with an exercise set after each return to the starting line. After each full shuttle run the exercise count goes up by five reps. Repeat until out of time or until no one can take it anymore.
Suicides Done on basketball court or football field. On basketball court, start at end line, sprint to foul line, touch the ground, sprint back to end line touch the ground, sprint to mid court and touch line, sprint back to end line and touch line, sprint to far foul line and touch ground, sprint back to end line and touch the ground, sprint to far end line and touch the ground, sprint back to original end line. Rinse and repeat.
Tennessee Iditarod Like the Iditarod race only no snow, huskies, or sleds. Wrap a climbing rope around PAX One’s waist. PAX Two holds the rope, like reigns, behind PAX One. PAX Two gives resistance while PAX One pulls “the sled”. Works best with a AYG sprint and maximum resistant.
The BUT KIS The name of Rocky's dog and the exercise is like the Rocky Balboa with toe tapping fast at curbside. You use the curb as a step and alternate stepping as rapid as you are able for one minute, rest one minute, continue one minute. Completed in THREE ROUNDS..(hopefully, without a TKO).
The Cooper 1 lap around track. 10 burpees, 10 Squats, then 10 Merkins. Lap around track. Then 9,9, 9 of same. Count down to 1. Gets pretty brutal when you get to around 5.
The Dab 10 burpees per minute for 5 minutes, run 1/4 mile, rinse and repeat x 4.
The Donatello To end a workout with suicides on a long set of stairs (I.E. Snake Pit's Big Boy Stairs which has 86 stairs & 7 landings)
The Hodor Inspired by Hodor of Game of Thrones and his only purpose in life to carry a crippled boy. With a cinder block held in front of you, squat until the block touches the ground, stand, rotate the block over your head to a triceps extension, squat, stand, rotate the block back in front. That's 1. Repeat x 30 followed by 1 lap around a 1/4 mile track – with block.
Triple Check Teams of three. First man in a peoples chair, second man in front of him in plank, third man sprints 100 yards and back, rinse and repeat times three.
Triple Nickel Find a hill. Start at bottom, run to top and complete 5xcalled exercise, run to bottom and complete 5xcalled exercise, 5 repetitions (5/5/5=Triple Nickel). Can easily be done on flat surface with launch point and target point.
Up downs Chop your feet or high knees. On Q's signal chest hits the dirt and bounce back up and resume chopping or high knees.
Vertigos Run across a field or other stretch of road or earth – but with each step you rotate so that you are always spinning as you move forward (clockwise or counter-clockwise, your choice). If this doesn't make you dizzy, then not much will.
Walls of Jericho Its Biblical and it will hurt… OK just as Joshua was instructed to do. WOJ usually is performed around a large building, pick 7 different exercises and complete 7 reps of each and run one lap around the building. Complete for 7 laps. For extra you can always have PAX shout on the last set to give reverence to the story.
Webbicide A standard suicide but instead of touching each line the pax does an increasing number of merkins at each line. Run to the first line, do one merkin, run back to start, run to next line, do two merkins, and so on until you get to 10. A running form of the Jack Webb usually done on a large parking lot.
Whamo lunge walks One pax throws a frisbee. All pax sprint in that direction until frisbee lands. When it lands, all PAX stop and then lunge-walk until they get to the frisbee. Can be modified with duck walk, crab walk, whatever.
Whole Lotta Rosie Whole Lotta Rosie (inspired by the AC/DC song of the same name about a women whose measurements are 42-39-56): 30 Mountain Climbers / 42 LBCs / 30 Mountain Climbers / 39 Right Side Double Tap Twist Crunch / 30 Mountain Climbers / 56 Flutters is one set. Rinse and Repeat.
Wilt Chamberlains Space cones 100 ft apart. Length of basketball court. Line up at first cone do 100 lbc's then run to second cone do 100 squats back to first do 100 flutter kicks(each leg) then end back at second to finish off with 100 lunges(50 each leg). Nice ab and lower body routine. Named for Wilts NBA record 100 pt game.

Crawls

Name
Description
Ascending Curb Crawl Locate PAX on quite curbed street. Starting position Bear Crawl facing opposite curb. BC to other side, turn & place feet on curb to complete one Derkin, crawl back and complete two Derkins, continue to 13. Jack Webb's promiscuous cousin.
Bear Crawl Walk on ground with both hands and feet, like a bear.
Bear Crawl Burpees PAX start in upright position arms raised (Grizzly bear rarwr) drop in to burpee, at the top of the push up start bear crawling. Everytime you hear Grizzly, you hop back up, drop back down, push up and crawl again.
Bear Crawl Inch Worm PAX lines up head to to feet in plank position. The man in the back of the line bear crawls to front of the line and yells front and next man does the same thing until whole PAX has done it.
Bear Crawl Ring of Fire Combines exercises we have all come to love/hate. Circle up around shovel flag. Begin by bear crawling around in circle until Q says stop. Upon stopping, first Pax completes 10 merkins while other Pax plank, then next pax in line completes 10 merkins while other pax plank. Keep going around until all pax have completed the 10 merkins. The suck factor greatly increases the more pax you have (longer planks). Do as many rounds as time permits, or really until Q is smoked. Best when combined with a mucho chesto variation. 5 rounds of bear crawls in circle formation, 10x each of merkins, diamond merkins, werkins, stagger left merkin, and stagger right merkins. (ie Round 1 bear crawl in circle, Q halt, first pax does 10 merkins, pax plank until all pax have completed 10 merkins….begin bear crawling again for Round 2, Q halt, first pax does 10 diamond merkins, pax plank until all pax have com pleted 10 diamond merkins….etc.)
Bear Crawl Snake Similar to Bear Crawl Inch Worm, but adds a weave. PAX line up head to feet in plank position. The man at the back of the line, bear crawls to front of the line, weaving in and out of planking PAX and yells when at front. Next man does the same thing until all PAX have completed. Repeato as necessary.
Bearmuda Triangle 3 markers ~30yds apart in shape of a triangle. Pax performs one burpee at first marker and bear crawls to 2nd marker, 2 burpees and bear crawl to 3rd marker, 3 burpees and bear crawl back to 1st marker. Rinse and Repeat x 3. Named Bearmuda Triangle as it has been known to mysteriously lose some pax along the way.
Bearpees The Bearpees are long lost cousins to the Burpeedans and suck equally. Line up across a field or parking lot. OYO 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bearcrawl forward. Once PAX get to other side, rinse and repeat adding another Burpee, keeping the 1:4 ratio but only increasing the number of Burpees. This is best achieved when going past 4!
Bears & Blocks Get on all fours (like you are doing a bear crawl) with your Cinder Block on the grass between your knees or feet. Reach between your legs and pull the Block across the grass passed your head. Now, bear crawl forward until the Block is between your feet again, and keep repeating across the length of the field.
Bearway to Heaven A Bear Crawl suicide of seven increasing lengths with decreasing burpees at the end of each length. Ideally the lengths and number of burpees should be such that the entire exercise takes the full 8:01 time of "Stairway to Heaven".
Boo Boo Bear Crawl Similar to Bear Crawl but with either leg held off the ground all the time so the back leg has to basically hop forward.
Brickbarrow It's a wheelbarrow with 2 pax except the pax crawling on his hands also has to "walk" with a brick in each hand.
Charles Bronson Start with 3 shovel flags, cones or other distance markers with first two 100 yards apart in a line, the last another 10 yards past. At starting point, perform 50 SSH's, sprint to 2nd point, then army crawl to 3rd point. Mosey back to start, 50 Merkins then rinse/repeat. 50 burpees, rinse/repeat. 50 LBC's, rinse/repeat. Finish with 50 Jump Squats rinse/repeat. Coupons optional. NOTE: a white board at start with excersizes listed is invaluable.
Conveyer Belt Columns of 5-6 PAX deep, standing at "stations" positioned 2 parking spaces apart, perform appointed exercise (5 monkey humpers or 3 merks, for example), BearCrawl forward to next station, guy at front runs to back of column. Reverse Conveyor Belt is the same idea but going in the reverse direction by CrawlBearing between stations. This works really nicely with kettlebells: leave your kettlebell at the station where you start.
Crab vs. Bear Soccer Preferably played on a soccer field with goals, divide into teams, one team has to crab walk while the other has to bear crawl. Once someone scores a goal, then the teams swap roles (bear to crab and crab to bear). Goalies have to plank, and goalies must be swapped out after every goal scored. Play for as long as you want, real men play for at least 20 minutes.
Crab Walk (Aka Jameis Winston in some parts.) Balancing on your hands and feet with your front facing the ceiling and your hips thrust upwards. Walk like a crab.
Crawl Bear Same as Bear Crawl, except backwards. Totally different exercise. Often combined with Bear Crawl, as in, "Bear Crawl up and Crawl Bear back."
DMC Best on a football field but can be done with any designated points or posts. From the goal line Duck walk to the 10 yard line, 5 merkins, reverse bearcrawl back to goal line. Repeat to the 20, 30, 40 and 50 yardlines increasing # of merkins by 5. Duckwalk-Merkin-Reverse Bearcrawl.
Forest to the Sea Conducted on any field, parking lot or basketball court that has a halfway point. You bear crawl to the middle and crab walk the rest. The bear represents your forest and the the crab is the sea. You can throw some burpees in at the half way point to help countdown (5,4,3,2,1) and to make the exercise harder. The length is up to the Q.
Indian Bear Crawl Line up head to toe in plank, guy at the end bear crawls to the front, then the next guy etc. While waiting PAX are doing Merkins.
Indian Crab Walk While lined up on your six, the guy in the back crabwalks to the front, then next guy, etc. Guys on 6 are doing LBCs while waiting.
Joe Hendricks Backward bear crawl up an incline–the steeper and longer the better. Named after guy who leads free workouts at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver.
Mike Tyson Place your feet against a curb or wall while in a plank position. Contract the legs for a horizontal squat. (1) Extend legs (2) Perform a Merkin (3) Return to starting position (4) or one rep. 10 reps is a nice starter. Also good with 7's or 11's on a narrow street. Mike Tyson's in combination with Bear Crawl's is a killer.
Racoon Crawl Narrow-grip crawl done along the top of a short wall or stadium bench.
Rampage Performed at nearest hill or stairs. Starting at top, perform exercise of choice with X amount of reps. Once complete, bear crawl down the hill/stairs. At bottom, perform exercise of choice with X amount of reps. Once complete, crawl bear up the hill/stairs to the top. Down/up = 1 round. No limits on Q's choice of rounds.
Seal Crawl Bear crawl using only your arms. Drag your feet like a seal's flipper!
Slinky Modified bear crawl. In bear crawl position, extend arms out, then pull legs in. Keep legs straight. Do not extend all the way out as in an Inch Worm.
Spiderman Crawl Similar to Peter Parkers and a bear crawl combination. It's a low crawl similar to the way Spiderman climbs a wall.
Stump Huggers Start out in the bear crawl position hold in a plank. Come down to elbow (plank) on left arm then right, then up to hands.
Sugar Bear Crawls Modified bear crawl. In bear crawl position, legs stay straight and bounce side to side and propel the body forward.
The Cycle From home plate, bear crawl to 1st base, 3 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to 2nd base, 6 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to third base, 9 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to home plate.
Tunnel of Love While Pax plank side by side, one by one someone crawls under the tunnel of planking pax. Best done with a ruck on, in the snow, or anywhere there is accumulated mud.
Twin Tower of Trust Each pax member will hold a brick in each hand, facing another Pax member ( say there is 20 guys total, 10 line up facing each other maybe 3-4 feet apart).  When the Q says exercise, they will hold the bricks straight out eye level “ no touching bricks OR partners bricks”.  The person on the end will “bear crawl” under everyone holding the bricks ( that is where the trust comes in J) AND when he gets to the end he will pick a side and hold his bricks up.  Then the next guy goes etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on what the Q says.
Wheel of Animal Walk Essentially a Wheel of Merkin with Animal Walks between each stage. Find a parking lot 40-60 yds. across, preferably with an incline (the steeper the better). Begin at bottom of incline. Frog Hop across, do 10 Merkins w/ both hands on curb. Bear Crawl across, do 10 Merkins w/ left hand on curb. Duck Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ feet on curb. Crab Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ right hand on curb. North Augusta Pax LOVE this one.
WMD Crawl A Bear Crawl executed by doing 5 Werkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set out wide followed by 5 Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands at normal position followed by 5 Diamond Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set in close. Rinse and repeat until the desired distance has been traveled.

Legs

Name
Description
Aiken Legs Done in succession with no rest — 20 Squats, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Lunges (10 each leg), 20 Split Jacks (10 each leg forward). Rinse and Repeated as many times as you can.
Air Squared Air chair (People’s Chair without the wall) combined with air claps in cadence.
Al Gore Pretend to hug a tree from the squat position. Hold until the Q says to stop. Sometimes used to wait for all PAX to complete another exercise instead of planking.
Alabama Ass-Kickers aka Ass-kickers. Down on all fours, kick each leg individually up and back. 4-count on each leg – 1 up, 2 extend, 3 back to up position, 4 down.
Ballerinas – Toe Squats In parallel, raise heels off the floor then slowly squat as low as you can (stop before any knee discomfort). With control, straighten the legs all the way back up to standing while balancing on the toes. Can be completed with arms straight out for balance or with hands clasped behind head. Best performed either in a slow cadence or OYO.
Baryshnikov Squats Legs rotated out to the sides, hips opened, heels raised, then squat.
Baryshnikovs 4-count leg exercise, in which you lunge forward (1), hop straight up on opposite leg (2), lunge backward (3) and hop up straight again on opposite leg (4). Typically do set of, say, left-leg Baryshnikovs followed by set of right-leg Baryshnikovs.
Bernie Sanders Find the tallest hill you can and traverse it from bottom to top while running backwards. You'll find the quads you never had and all the while feeling the BERN. Repeat as necessary.
Bucket Brigade Lunge With Rock or other coupon in hand, backwards lunge and twist towards front leg. Alternate legs and direction…like in a bucket brigade.
Bulgarian ball busters Reverse lunge ending with a sharp knee-up. Should be accompanied by a karate sound for maximum effect.
Cheerleader Start in SSH position, go to the up SSH position, on the down go into a squat and bring hands to a point below the knees and repeat. Can be called IC or OYO.
Chinook Squats Three Chinook arm circles, followed by a squat, count in cadence. Repeato until you feel you've had enough.
Circle Burp PAX Circle up and start chopping feet or doing high knees. Starting with the Q and going around the circle each PAX, one by one, calls out "down" and everyone drops and does a burpee. The circle burp is complete after each PAX in the circle has called "down". This is similar to doing Up Downs.
Contra Burpees Burpees with increasing number of merkins. Especially effective when combined with Broad Jumps.
Copperhead Lunge In the same family as the Copperhead Squat, it is a stepped lunge with one leg at a time, go down further each count in a 4 count cadence.
Copperhead Squat Regular squat but lowering body slowly on first 3 counts, then lifting up on 4 count. Good form is keeping hands on back of heads with elbows held back, weight on heels, and back kept straight.
Daft Punk Lunge exercise performed in cadence with a cadence count that you cycle through three times (12 count move). Also sometimes know as the "around the world lunge" hence the F3 Moniker after Daft Punk's classic "Around the World." Right leg lunge forward (step back to center after each) / Right leg lunge sideways / Right leg lunge back / Left leg lunge back / Left leg lunge sideways / Left leg lunge forward. This completes one full Daft Punk.
Dan Taylor Punishing leg exercise that is a cousin (of sorts) to Jack Webb. Named after Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, it combines 1 squat followed by 4 lunges (alternating legs) in ascending order (maintaining the 1:4 ratio). It will leave the PAX feeling like "they ain't got no legs".
Daniel-Son Karate Kid crane kick position. Alternate legs in quick succession. "If do right, none can defend."
Dodo bird With two bricks assume the People's Chair, brick in each hand and at rest down your sides is the default position. In cadence or OYO, (1) side shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted to the sides to shoulder height], (2) back to default, (3) front shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted in front of you to shoulder height], (4) back to default. After doing these you'll find out why the Dodo is extinct. First, never flap your wings in front of you. Second, never try to fly while holding bricks. This can be combined with the Wonder Bra to perform the Wonder Dodo. Follow 1, 2, 3 above, then (4) bring arms in to the chest, (5) shoulder press above your head, (6) bring arms back to the chest, (7) front shoulder raise, (8) back to default described above.
Duck and Weave Pax line up as if doing an Indian Run, except this offers more pain. The Pax start duck walking and the six runs to the front by weaving in between each Pax member. Then he joins the rest of the Pax duck walking until everyone has weaved to the front at least once or until the Q's legs burn out.
Duck Jousting Friendly combat between PAX in the duck walk position. Arms must remain crossing your chest. Bumping, nudging, rubbing and checking are highly encouraged. There is no biting, scratching, standing up or falling over or you are out. Kicking is actually allowed if you are possibly able to remain in the duck walk position on one leg. Last man to remain on his feet in the duck position is declared the winner. Best performed as the final exercise of 6MOM.
Duck Walk The duck walk is an exercise done by squatting and walking slowly, while relying on your hips, quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles for support.
Dutch Skate Half way squat with hands behind the back. Jump forward- right (45 degrees) landing on right foot, pull left foot behind right lower leg, Lh shin kisses rh calf. Left foot should not touch the ground. Jump forward-left (45 degrees), land on left foot, pull rh foot behind lh such that chin hits calf. Repeat in cadence, best done in single file. Q provides cadence. Should look like speed skaters on land.
Dwight Howard Standing facing a wall, jump from rest with both hands and touch as high up on the wall as possible (like Dwight Howard slapping a sticker on the backboard while dunking). AMRAP while your partner circles a building. Normally part of a larger set (people's chair, rocky balboas, donkey kicks, etc.) of partner work.
Elvis Meets Forrest Referencing the meeting between "Elvis" and "Forrest Gump" – alternative to lunges over a distance. Do your best impression of Forrest walking with leg braces and teaching Elvis his patented moves.
Everest Find a set of stairs or a hill. Lunge up one step, perform 1 squat, lunge up with other leg, perform 1 squat, repeato to top. Works best with many steps or sizable hill.
Frankensteins Stand with Arms straight out. As you walk forward, raise each leg as high as you can toward corresponding arm. Knees slightly bent. Looks like Frankenstein.
Google Bun Shaper Walking Lunge and extend back leg at a slight angle to align with the glute muscle fibers. Make sure to squeeze and focus on the glute you are raising.
Gorilla Humpers Like Monkey Humpers, only bigger! Stand with feet much wider than shoulder width, half-squat performed while grabbing the inside of your ankles. Still gets all of the burn, but it's significantly different than your normal monkey hump.
Happy Jacks Do 5 side straddle hops in cadence then after the 5th one everyone does two jump squats. Like this… Side Straddle Hops IC: One, two, three, ONE! One, two, three, TWO! One, two, three, THREE! One, two, three, FOUR! One, two, three, FIVE! Quickly followed by two jump squats. Repeat 4x or until no one can breathe.
Howling Monkeys In a circle, everyone grabs their ankles in Monkey Humper fashion (or Gorilla Humper, for the fearless) . The first person does ten monkey humpers followed by the next person and so on as in other "ring of fire" exercises. Don't let go of the ankles! Depending on the number of PAX, two rounds seems to result in Howling Monkeys. This will definitely not be a crowd pleaser, and it might be better to not be seen by light of day in a public space.
Hydraulic Humper Added to a monkey humper or gorilla humper to increase the intensity of the burn in the legs. While at the nadir of the humper go down to the right knee, then the left knee, then back up in reverse, then complete the bumper.
Hydraulic Squat Begin by doing a squat, once in the squat position put your right knee on the ground followed by your left knee, next bring your right knee up followed by your left knee then stand up.
Imperial Squat Walker Cruel cousin of the Imperial Walker. This 4-count exercise starts with hands clasp on head. Count 1 = a squat. Count 2 = stand up and bring one knee up to the opposite elbow. Count 3 = a squat. Count 4 = stand up, other knee to other elbow. Q should be mindful to count at a pace that allows/encourages a nice, deep squat. Rushing the count produces girly squats.
Iron Mike A much cooler name for "jump lunges", "lunge jumps", or "scissors jumps"… performed in various military units as a grinder exercise. A 4-count exercise: ONE- left leg lunge, TWO- jump up from lunge position reversing legs in the air, THREE- right leg lunge, FOUR- jump up from lunge position reversing legs in air… repeat as necessary to end Mumble Chatter.
Iron Squat Squat thruster but with arm movement like iron cross lifting brick or paver from side up to straight across shoulders. In 4 count cadence or oyo. 1: down squat with arms down. 2: arms raised to parallel. 3: arms down. 4: stand from squat.
Johnny Roscoes Similar to UP and DOWNS but Chop your feet or high knees. On Q’s signal you drop to the the dirt and roll over then bounce back up and resume chopping or high knees until Q signals again roll RIGHT or LEFT.
Juggernaut One PAX straps on a ruck (30 or 45 lb.) and carries two kettlebells (each in one hand; 30 or 45 lb.) while doing lunges to and from a certain point and back (typically 50 yards round trip). 30 lb. kettlebells and ruck weight for the regular Juggernaut; 45 lb. kettlebells for Super Juggernaut. Pax can carry kettlebells as farmer carries or lifted above the head for Ultra Juggernaut status.
Jump Ups On a low wall, jump with both feet from ground up on the wall and back to the ground. Usually done as a ladder along with another exercise.
La La Leggy This consists of doing squats, lunges (both legs), drop lunges (both legs), squat jumps, and calf raises repeated one after the other usually 20 reps each with no rest. A good finisher to a workout.
Leg Wrecker Split pax into 2 groups. Separate groups at a distance as determined by Q (20-25 yards is a start). Group 1 does Lt. Dan's until they reach Group 2. Group 2 holds Al Gore. Upon arrival, Group 1 holds Al Gore while Group 2 Lt. Dan's back. Rinse and Repeat with Sumo Squats (and/or other leg exercises) instead of Lt. Dan's.
Lt. Danger Lt. Dans plus a merkin. The sequence goes lunge-lunge-squat-merkin.
Lt. Dans A Squat and 2 Single-leg Lunge combination in ascending rep counts of each, usually up to 10. From Forrest Gump, Lt. Dan "ain't got no legs."
Manmaker Dumbell Merkin followed by right arm and left arm rows. Jump feet in then bring the weights up to shoulders while squatting. Similar to a dead lift. When coming out the squat shoulder press at the top.)
Mexican (Jumping Bean) Squats Perform a full squat, then a hop or jump.
Mexican Jumping (Bean) Pull-ups Perform squat, jump to the pull up, complete pull up.
Monkey Drill Sideways lunge (defensive basketball slide) palms to ground as you extend. Done in two sets, once each direction as part of parking lot fun. Thanks Coach McCoy.
Monkey Humpers A half-squat performed while grabbing the inside of one's ankles. This restricts movement to a half-squat type exercise but increasing the burn.
Monkey Jumpers Start with a half-squat while grabbing the inside of your ankles. Go down and up then let go of the ankles and jump.
Old Flame Drill (OFD) These 4 runner specific excercises done in sequence. runner's squat> scorpions>bulgarian split squat> bridges. All excercises done single leg 10 per leg (or more). \ Search youtube for a demonstration of these exercises.
People's Air Presses While squatting in the People's Chair, perform overhead air presses.
People's Chair Sitting against a wall with knees bent at a 90-degree angle for a period of time TBD by the workout leader. 
People's Chair Modification Things to distract your mind while in the Peoples Chair – Overhead presses, holding arms horizontal, left and right punches, left or right leg off the ground, and wall/thigh/chest slaps.
Pistol Squats One legged squats. Extend right leg out front. Lower and keep right leg extended out, then raise back up. Flapjack. Takes balance. Can be done in front of a pole for balance help. Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tqKpdY7_vE
Post Hole Diggers Using your log, pole, post, etc. (Fault Line has two-man poles) stand it on its end and squat and lift using your legs, shoulders and arms to lift the pole until your arms are extended over head. Then reverse the upper body portion to bring the pole down. That's one rep! This is a great full body exercise when done correctly.
Prayer Squat A body-weight squat performed with hands clasped in front of your chest. Just like a goblet squat with a dumbbell, just without the dumbbell.
Princess Tea Party PAX grab a partner and form two rows with partners facing each other in plank position. Partners do Pattycake Merkins for set number of reps, followed by a Partner People's Chair (Back to back wall sit) for set time. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
Prisoner's Squat Body-weight squat performed with hands on your head or laced behind your head.
Pull-up Squats Do one pull-up. Drop down, squat once, then repeat. (Thanks Tiny Dancer in Swamp Rabbit.)
Pure BURN 1. Face a wall, fence….anything that you can hold onto; 2. Get in the squat position 3/4 up while holding the fence; 3. On the balls of your feet (tip toes); 4. Pulse 3/4 down to 1/2 (90 degrees) X 10; 5. Pulse 1/2 all the way down X10. Repeat until PAX complains… it wont take long.
Quadraphilia Find a steep hill (Hill of pain). Set a timer, i.e. 4 minutes. Run forward down the hill and run backwards up the hill repeato until the timer runs out.
Red Bull Smurf Jack Same as the standard smurf jack, except high-tempo cadence at 2 or 3 times the speed of a normal cadence. Always done in cadence, no less than 20. 20 is challenging, 30 will take your breath away, and 40 would be a very high level of achievement. Heart rate spikes, so be mindful of what the PAX can handle.
Robert Plants Running up a stairway, often in a urine-stinking parking garage.
Rock-a-bye Baby People's chair with a rock, block or any other heavy object. Chair position, starting with the heavy object over your head, bring down to chest, push object straight out (chest high) and then left to right (1 each) for russian twist, bring back to starting position over head. Repeat until QIC sees fit.
San Antonio Shuffle Left Leg Lunge, Right Leg Lunge, Burpee, Plankjack.
Side-straddle Hop Jumps This is a side straddle hop beginning in a squat with a jump all in one motion. best done in cadence. Start in Chair position with your hands by your side. One is a jump to split legs with hands and arms up (like the top of the side straddle hop but you are in the air). Two is the landing, back to where you started with a legs together squat (chair position), three is another jump, four is another squat. If you can get to 15 IC then you're killin it.
Side-straddle Squats This is a side straddle hop while in chair position. Begin in Chair position (a squat with your legs together) and arms to your side. Jump to the squat position with your legs apart and raise your hands up like a side straddle hop while in a squat.
Sleeping Hillbillies Lay on either your right or left side – do unilateral Hillbillies with one arm and one leg … one hand behind your head and same side knee comes up to elbow. Flapjack.
Slowjangles Biscuit Similar to the Bojangles Biscuit, but instead of running around the (biscuit-shaped) circle, lunge around the circle. Throw in some blueberries (burpees) for fun each lap.
Smurf Jacks Side straddle hop performed in the squat position. Can be done in cadence or OYO.
Squerkin Two man teams. First man in merkin position with second man behind holding first mans legs at his waist. First man does one merkin with his legs elevated. Second man perfroms one squat using the body weight of the first mans legs. Begin again for # of reps called by Q.
Stairway to Seven Obvious derivative of the Robert Plant…At a stadium, wide stairwell or amphitheater, start with 1 Burpee at bottom, 1 incline push-up on first step, run to top, 1 squat on top step, then run back down. Repeat 7 times up increasing reps of each exercise by 1 each time, so you finish with 7 burpees, 7 incline push-ups, run to top, 7 squats at top. Other exercises ascending from 1-7 can be added or substituted, such as supine pull-ups if you have the apparatus available, like a stadium railing.
Star Jack Combination of Side Straddle Hop and Squat Jump usually done OYO. From balled up squat position jump up and spread your arms and legs into an X or "star" then return to balled up squat position.
Step ups On a low wall, raise each leg one at a time up on the wall. Sometimes the second leg can be brought up to the chest before placing on wall. Often times done in a ladder along with another exercise.
Steve Earle Starting position is standing w/hands behind your head. In four-count cadence, perform Copperhead Squat with a Hillbilly thrown in on the 4th count of the cadence.
Sumo Squat Feet in wide stance (like a sumo wrestler), squat down and touch ground with both hands. For added fun can add sumo sounds and sumo leg lift between each rep. Also done by some groups as a jump squat with the same touch of the ground.
Suzanne Somers Ode to the "Thigh Master" infomercial from everyone's favorite girl on "Three's Company." Regular squat but pointing your toes outward. Great exercise for inner thigh. Good form is keeping your stance wide, weight on heels, and back kept straight.
The Lion King Start with a coupon tight to your chest. Move into the low squat position and lower the coupon between your knees. Coming up out of the squat raise the coupon high above your head thrusting it upward so that it is weightless for a fraction of second. Think Simba being presented in the Lion King.
Thigh Master Starting position – In forward lunge with knees slightly bent. Perform standard lunge movement bending with back knee touching ground and then return to starting position. Done in cadence (all with same leg), count 1 down, 2 up, 3 down, 4 up =1. Continue with set # then switch legs and repeat. Can be performed slow (with knee reaching ground) or fast ultimately resulting in excessive "burn" in the thighs.
Three Amigos Three members of Pax assume air chair position, but back-to-back-to-back, leaning on each other. Hold position as with wall sits, drop lower and hold, or begin to walk as a group in direction of your choosing.
Up downs Chop your feet or high knees. On Q's signal chest hits the dirt and bounce back up and resume chopping or high knees.
Up Straddle Hop One Legged SSH. Switch legs and continue after reaching number set by Q.
Walk Like An Egyptian Pax line up, single-file about an arm-length apart. In unison, entire Pax lunge forward with their right leg and hold the lunge, while the last Pax jailbreaks to the front of the line. The entire Pax then recover and lunge forward with their left leg and hold the lunge, while the last Pax jailbreaks to the front. Process continues until all Pax have cycled through at least once. To sneak in some additional core work, have the Pax rotate into the lunge (i.e. rotate chest right on right leg) and hold throughout.
Wall of Fire While PAX are doing People's chair take turns doing 10xmerkins 10xLBCs 10xburpees.
Whamo lunge walks One pax throws a frisbee. All pax sprint in that direction until frisbee lands. When it lands, all PAX stop and then lunge-walk until they get to the frisbee. Can be modified with duck walk, crab walk, whatever.
Wilt Chamberlains Space cones 100 ft apart. Length of basketball court. Line up at first cone do 100 lbc's then run to second cone do 100 squats back to first do 100 flutter kicks(each leg) then end back at second to finish off with 100 lunges(50 each leg). Nice ab and lower body routine. Named for Wilts NBA record 100 pt game.
Wonderbra Each Pax should have a brick in each hand. Find a wall and assume the People’s Chair position. Start with bricks close to body at chest level. Push bricks up over head fully extending arms, bring bricks back down to chest position, then push them straight out in front until complete arm extension reached. Return to starting position. The Wonderbra can be executed in 3 count cadence or OYO. Repeat as many reps desired. In short, like the Wonderbra, push them up and push them out.
Wood Chopper Grab a sandbag (preferably, for the instability) or a paver. Start in a crouch, twisted to the left, sandbag outside your left shin (1). Swing the sandbag up across the body to the right to a standing press position with weight outside your right shoulder (2). Swing back down to the left to the starting position (3). Back up (4). You should swing vigorously enough to be forced to decelerate the weight at both top and bottom – really swing it, as if you were chopping wood. / 20 count in cadence. Switch sides to start on the right. Repeato. / Intersperse with another exercise for recovery, and complete 3 sets for a true #CrowdPleaser. Misery and soreness from hips to armpits sure to result. / Disclaimer: Maintain good form – straight backs! Bad backs or unfit FNGs should modify to jumpies with the weight.
Zebra Butt-Kicks Ever seen a zebra launch another savannah beast in the sky? If so, it was with that butt kick that they do so perfectly. Virtually no exercises wear out our gluten in F3. The zebra kick is gluteus maximus. From plank, bend that knee to 90 and kick skyward. High reps, imagine your heel busting up the chops of some lioness.
Zig-Zag Hops Find a beam, log, or other object, even a pax member or two (who has signed a disclaimer) to jump over. Start on one side and hop over in a zig-zag fashion from from end to the other. Added because we need something that begins with a Z.
Zombie Walk A lunge walk over a long distance. Causes the PAX to groan and stumble like the Walking Dead.

Merkins

Name
Description
4 x 4s Start with arms raised in a standing position, burpee into plank followed by four Merkins followed by four mountain climbers with each leg. "One" is completed when returning to the standing position with arms raised. Wash, rinse, repeat. Recommended to do OYO while waiting for the 6 or waiting for a partner during a group exercise.
Abyss Merkin Perform merkins on two parallel benches, right hand and foot on one bench, and left hand and foot on the other bench, letting your body lower into the space between the benches as far a possible. Works best if done slowly, holding at the lowest point and imagining a bottomless abyss below you.
Angle Grinder Starting in plank position angle your body up (pike position) while touching your hand to the opposite knee perform a merkin then touch the other knee and perform another merkin. This exercise is performed 8 count. 1. Touch knee 2. Return to plank 3. Down Merkin 4. Up Merkin 5. Touch opposite knee 6. Return To Plank 7. Down Merkin 8. Up Merkin
Ascending Testicles Cousin of Balls to the Wall. Start with feet on wall in 15 degree descending Merkin (Derkin) position. Do 10 Derkins then walk feet up wall to 45 degree Derkin position. 10 more Derkins then walk feet up wall to full Balls to the Wall pose. Can add 10 more Derkins here if you're tough enough. Or hold in BTTW pose.
Berkins Doing merkins using bricks, best when including squats and jumpups.
Black Jack Start on the sideline of a football field. Perform 1 Merkin – run to other sideline – perform 20 LBCs. Run back and do 2 Merkins. Run back for 19 LBCs. Repeat until you do 20 Merkins and 1 LBC, running between the sidelines. Always adds up to 21 – BLACK JACK!
Block Webbs A #Jack Webb using a concrete block incline merkin & a block press instead of an air press.
Body Builders Essentially this is an 8 count Burpee, with a plank-jack added. (1) Squat down, (2) legs out, (3) down part of Merkin, (4) up part of Merkin, (5) out part of plank-jack, (6) in part of plank-jack, (7) feet to hands, and (8) stand up.
Booyah! Merkin In honor of the late great Stuart Scott, who no doubt would have been an F3 Dash pax, had F3 been in Winston-Salem decades ago. 2 pax plank facing each other perform merkin in unison and on up move reach out and tap right hand to partner's left shoulder, repeat merkin in unison with left hand tap to partner's shoulder to complete one rep. Each up move accompanied by a spirited BOOYAH!
Burp & Groin Like the Burp & Merk, but do ascending Groiners 1-10 after the merkin part of the burpee.
Burp & Merk Begin a traditional burpee with a single push up at the bottom, then complete. Drop back down for a second burpee with two push ups, then complete. Pyramid up to 5 if your a girl or 10 if your a man, pyramid all the way back down to one if your an F3 Man!! Hooah!
Carolina Dry Docks Modified push-up. Bend only your elbows, allowing body to drop head toward hands without lowering your six.
Catalina Wine Mixer Starting in plank position, go down onto each arm into a chilcutt. Last arm down becomes the first one to go back up into a plank. Then do a merkin. That's 1.
CHerkin Like a merkin or carolina dry dock but you lower your body slowly to touch your forehead to the ground. "CH" refers to "Cheeshead". (Thanks Carrier in CLT Metro.)
Clerkin A merkin with a clap, either OYO or with a partner.
Cliff Hanger Arm-ups Think of it as a cliff hanger merkin and step ups getting together and having a baby. Get with a partner and get in cliff hanger position (see cliff hanger merkin) but you want to do it on a bench or picnic table something that has a upper and lower level. Start on lower part of bench or whatever you are using. When Q says go right arm up left arm up right arm down left arm down. You get the picture. Best to do OYO and keep a good grip or this will become a face smasher.
Cliff Hanger Merkins Cliff Hanger Merkins are performed in parking decks all across F3Nation. In order to complete the exercise you will need a partner. P1 will grab ahold of a rail or top of a wall on the perimeter of the parking garage at any level. P2 will hold P1's legs in the air while P1 completes the required number of Merkins. Nothing more, nothing less. #Disclaimer is always necessary for this exercise.
Clock Merkins Find a hill and line up in plank position at 12 o'clock. 5 Merkins. Move to 3 o'clock, 5 Merkins. Move to 6, 9, or whatever Q calls out and do 5 Merkins in each position.
Colonel Trautman Pair up and one partner runs 20 yards to the pull up bar and do 3 pull ups while the other partner does either 5 fingertip Merkins or 10 regular Merkins then hold Chillcutt for their partner to tell them to go and do their pull ups. And you do as many sets as you can with in the time frame the Q gives you.
Contra Burpees Burpees with increasing number of merkins. Especially effective when combined with Broad Jumps.
Copperhead Merkins Regular Merkin, each rep done in 3 stages, much like the copperhead squat. Excellent in high reps to feel the burn on the deltoids and rhomboids. Can be modified ad infinitum (eg copperhead derkin, copperhead drydock, etc.)
Creature Merkins Start in an incline merkin position with feet together on the ground hand up on seat/bench. Using feet as a pivot and keeping your body straight, move your body with your hands to the right then down to the ground to perform a merkin. Then, using hands, bring yourself back up on the seat/bench and over to the left side to perform a merkin. Q's call on how many merkins to perform on each side.
Crowd Pleaser Essentially a Merkin followed by a Groiner, but done as a pyramid. For regular men, going from 1:1 (1 Merkin and 1 Groiner) to 4:4 (4 Merkins followed by 4 Groiners) and back down to 1:1 may be a challenge, but average F3 men should go from 1:1 up to 5:5 and back down to 1:1 to truly enjoy the moment (at total of 25 reps of each). Working up to a 6:6 pyramid is an admirable goal for the Sugar Rays in the PAX… going any higher is not advised unless you have good disability insurance.
Crucible Merkin Start in a wide merkin stance with hands much further out than shoulder-width. Rotate hands 90 degrees outward until they are facing away from the body. Perform a merkin.
Death Star Set 10 cones out in shape of star. Run to each cone and perform 30 merkins at each. Adds up to total of 300. Good times.
Del Brown Named after saltwater fly fisherman who developed spectacular Merkin Crab fly. 10 Merkins then 25 yard Crab Walk then 10 Diamond Merkins then 25 yard Crab Walk then 10 Merkins. Repeato.
Derkin Decline merkin. Legs raised or elevated so that the push-up accents the arms.
Derkin N'Diayes The other end of the rainbow of the Makhtar N’Diayes movements: From Derkin position (feet up), a 5-count exercise in which you put each foot to the ground and back into regular Derkin position, and then complete a Derkin. Increase the incline to really burn your core.
Diamonds aka Diamond Merkins. Merkin while positioning both hands directly beneath head with thumbs and forefingers touching forming what might look like a diamond between your hands.
Dive Bombers Dive Bomber is a Merkin with your hands ahead of your shoulders after you move to down position pull with your arms to move your hands behind your shoulders then push up.
DMC Best on a football field but can be done with any designated points or posts. From the goal line Duck walk to the 10 yard line, 5 merkins, reverse bearcrawl back to goal line. Repeat to the 20, 30, 40 and 50 yardlines increasing # of merkins by 5. Duckwalk-Merkin-Reverse Bearcrawl.
Dominoes Preferably performed in a parking lot with a row of curbs (can also be done on ground). Line up 1 or 2 PAX per curb down the parking lot, entire PAX side planks on curb with left hand high, starting at one end, first PAX rotates to regular plank position for set number of Merkins, first PAX then holds regular plank and next PAX rotates down for Merkins, and so on down the line. Once the entire PAX is in regular plank position, the entire PAX reverses and starts again with right hand high. Repeato as desired. When done properly the PAX should resemble dominoes slowly toppling over. Best for a larger PAX.
Double Merkin Burpee Burpee with 2 merkins.
Finger-tip Merkin Just like a Merkin or a Knerkin, except you perform these on your finger-tips. Great for grip strength and preparing for obstacle races.
Fire Drill PAX in a circle, chopping feet or high knees. Each PAX calls out "Fire" all PAX hits the ground rolls right, merkin, roll back left, another merkin, then back up chopping. Go around the circle with the "stop, drop and roll" until all PAX have called "Fire".
FrankenSteinl The Steinl, only the routine is performed while wearing a Ruck sack or vest. Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Greg Louganis Merkin From plank position, do a merkin then shoot your legs up and through your arms while flipping over backwards arriving in plank position. Don't hit your head.
Hand Release Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees aka HRPCMBs Same as PCMBs except the Merkins are replaced with Hand Release Merkins. Drop to Plank, do 1 Hand Release Merkin then bring your right knee in and back, do 1 Hand Release Merkin then bring your left knee in and back, do 1 Hand Release Merkin then bring both feet in and jump up = 1 HRPCMB complete. You think PCMBs are bad? Wait until you try these.
Indian Bear Crawl Line up head to toe in plank, guy at the end bear crawls to the front, then the next guy etc. While waiting PAX are doing Merkins.
Iron Hulk Big brother of Jack Webbs and Jack Jack Webbs. Essentially performing Jack Webbs with a 1:4 ratio of merkin to air press. Your shoulders and chest feel pumped up like Hulk, but the air starts feeling as heavy as Iron Man's suit.
Jack Jack Webbs A Jack Webb with a Plank Jack following the Merkin. Example of a 2 count would be DOWN (Merkin), JACK (Plank Jack), "ONE" DOWN (Merkin), JACK (Plank Jack), "TWO", then onto your knees for the count of shoulder presses or over the head claps (2 COUNT). Ascending count to 10.
Jack Webbs A merkin then air press combination initiated on the Q's command, with an ascending rep count of each, usually up to 10.
JackAss Merkin Perform a merkin straight into a double-leg donkey kick. Rinse. Repeat.
Joe Derk While doing Joe Hendricks, complete a derkin for every step.
Jumping Spider Plyometric merkin. Merkin with a bounce on the up (getting feet & hands off the ground.
Knerkin Aka the "Chuck Norris," The Knerkin is a tradtional Merkin but performed using the knuckles instead of the open hand.
Kraken Burpee A Burpee that is performed with 3 hand-release Merkins at the bottom… As in "Release the Kraken". Originated in Lake Wylie (hence the nautical theme), hated by all.
Laney Lu Plank and Merk From your six, get in the V-up (Laney Lu) position….hold 10x IC, then roll right or left to low plank, hold 10x IC, then perform 1x merkin. Thats 1 Laney Lu Plank and Merk. After merkin, back to Laney Lu hold. Repeato 5x for a burn….10x for a man burn. (cred to RepoMan on the Laney Lu, his 2.0 showed him the V-up move).
Lt. Danger Lt. Dans plus a merkin. The sequence goes lunge-lunge-squat-merkin.
Manmaker Dumbell Merkin followed by right arm and left arm rows. Jump feet in then bring the weights up to shoulders while squatting. Similar to a dead lift. When coming out the squat shoulder press at the top.)
Merkin A push-up, American Military Style. 'Merica.
Merkin Ladder Find a launch point and target point to sprint to. 50 yards or more. Start with 20 merkin. Sprint to target point. 19 merkin. Sprint back to launch point. 18 merkin. Continue decreasing merkin count down to 1 merkin. Total of 210 merkin.
Merkin Mania Do all exercises without rest OYO: 5 Diamond Merkins, 5 Merkins, 5 Wide Arm Merkins, 5 Crucible Merkins, 5 Staggered Merkins 1 way, 5 Staggered Merkins the other way, 5 Tempo Merkins, 5 Hand Release Merkins.
Merkin Mile 25 merkins are completed after each 1/4 mile (Total: 100 merkins, 1 mile). This is an especially great exercise to jump-start your reps for the day during a push-up challenge!
Merkin Roll Regular merkin position go down roll to your right push up go down as you get close to the grown roll left as soon as you are facing the ground push up I hope is a good description.
Merkin Wipes Like a merkin but with a wipe affect while in the down position (not touching ground). Can be done IC. Go down like a normal merkin. While in down position but not touching the ground, touch nose to left hand then touch nose to right hand, return to center position, then back up…that is one. NOTE: hands do not move, take your nose to your hands, thus "wiping" your nose across the ground. Enjoy!
Mini Chesto Half the reps of a Mucho Chesto.
Morning Call All but one PAX get into push-up position and hold the up position while one guy counts off doing 5 pull-ups. Every time a pull-up is called out, the PAX does a merkin. After 5 pull-ups, he joins the PAX and the next guy gets up and calls out his 5 pull-ups. The cycle continues until all have performed 5 pull-ups. No one leaves the push-up position unless it’s his turn to call out pull-ups or until all calls have been made.
Mountain Climber Merkin Three mountain climber leg movements then Merkin down for count. 1,2,3, down!
Mucho Chesto Chest blaster exercise intended to build mucho chesto. 10 x Merkin / 10 x Wide Merkin / 10 x Diamonds / 10 Stagger Merkin Left / 10 Stagger Merkin Right. Rinse and repeat for a total 100 Merkins. Time yourself and try to improve for a bonus.
Nipple Scraper Merkin (Also called a Half Moon push up.) With hands on a curb & butts high, drop knees down and to one side. Lower one nipple until it touches the curb, twist your body in the low plank position until the other nipple comes to the curb, and then press up. That is one rep. Reverse the motion.
Non-Alternating Shoulder Taps Much like a combination of the Alternating Shoulder Taps (but you do not alternate) and a clap merkin (but rather than clap, you touch both shoulders). So, from the plank you go down as far as you need, probably halfway, to push up with enough force to be able to touch your right hand to your left shoulder and your left hand to your right shoulder AT THE SAME TIME, and then get your hands down in time to do some more. It is like the clap merkin, but since your hands are not under your body, it is a little scarier and you need a better push to have time to cross both arms and touch both shoulders and then get your hands down in time to not smash your face. Requires good explosive power. Good to call 10 OYO.
Noodling for Catfish Start in a plank position on an incline (bench, table, steps) do a merkin but when in down position, hold with one arm while other reaches down under bench, table, steps etc like your feeling for something for 3 seconds and then hand back to bench and finish the merkin.
One Calls This is an 8-count IC exercise developed as a result of the sometimes horrible merkin form by some PAX, especially those claiming to do great #’s when in fact they didn’t do any correctly. It was a way to force the PAX to have FULL extension both at the bottom and the top, which only makes them better (and stops the improper form). Since I work with OneCall and he would come to the office daily to complain about this, I developed this exercise and named it after him for my upcoming Q. Start in Merkin/Plank position. 1 – Down; 2 – Hand Release; 3 – Up and hold; 4 – Floyd Mayweather Punch Right arm; 5 – Right arm down; 6 – Floyd Mayweather Punch Left arm; 7 – Left arm down; 8 (which would be the PAX count of 1, 2, 3, etc) – Full plank. As you can see, this forces the PAX to go all the way down instead of the 1-2” down that some claim count as a merkin, and it forces a locking of the elbows at the top. 10-15 of these are excellent. It has also been done with 2 PAX facing each other and keeping each other honest (Q choice with these to make the Floyd Mayweathers into Booyah Merkins or Slap 5's or anything like that where the PAX are mirroring each other).
Partner Derkin aka the Parnerkin Merkin performed with your feet up on your planking partner's back.
Pattycake Merkin Two partners face each other in plank position and perform merkin together. On up movement, partners touch right hands in the middle. Repeat merkin and switch hands.
Pop-up Merkining aka Jiminy Cricket. Merkin in which a powerful push from arms and toes causes all fours to leave the ground to complete the upward motion. Resembles a hopping cricket and inspires #respect for its bug-sized athleticism.
Power Merkin Merkin performed with your planking partner's feet up on your back. The bigger your partner, the more power required to complete the merkin.
Princess Tea Party PAX grab a partner and form two rows with partners facing each other in plank position. Partners do Pattycake Merkins for set number of reps, followed by a Partner People's Chair (Back to back wall sit) for set time. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees aka PCMBs. Drop to Plank, do 1 Merkin then bring your right knee in and back, do 1 Merkin then bring your left knee in and back, do 1 Merkin then bring both feet in and jump up = 1 PCMB complete. Try 10 of these. You'll wish you stopped at 5.
Pseudo Planche Merkins Start in standard push-up position turning your hands until your fingers point to the toes. Next walk your feet up until you feel you are about to teeter over. Hands are as close to the belly as you can get. Perform 'Mericans. Great Bicep exercise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-SML6xnVkI
Punch-up Merkin In typical Merkin postion go down and back up, then punch straight out, to the side, or up (for a real burn) 10 times with right arm. Do another merkin and repeat with left arm. Best done OYO or during a circuit routine.
Ranger Merkins Merkin position – however, your hands should be placed back more in line with your rib cage instead of your shoulders.
Singlet Merkin 6-count merkin. 4 counts are a Makhtar N'diaye. The other 2 are a standard merkin.
Six Pack 1 pull-up, 5 merkins (11's style but with 6's). Once at 5 pullups 1 merkin, go back down to 1 pull-up, 5 merkins.
Slugger Run DMC's: Run a series of laps around the Q as designated. After the first lap, do 20 Diamond Merkins (D); after the second lap, do 20 Merkins (M); after the third lap do 20 Carolina Dry Docks (C) to complete a round. Rinse and Repeat as desired.
Spartan PAX line up and sprint 100 yrds, do 10 merkins at the finish and walk back to the start all together. Q starts each sprint race with a verbal call. Continue until you have done 30 x100 yrd sprints and 10×30 = 300 Merks. PAX will be nursing home walking for several days.
Sphinx Merkin Start in a low plank with your elbows on the ground, looking like the Sphinx. Push your self up using your triceps only. Your hands should never leave the ground. The merkin is complete when your elbows are locked. Then return to the starting position with your elbows on the ground once agin not moving your hands and using your triceps.
Squerkin Two man teams. First man in merkin position with second man behind holding first mans legs at his waist. First man does one merkin with his legs elevated. Second man perfroms one squat using the body weight of the first mans legs. Begin again for # of reps called by Q.
Stagger Merkins Merkins but with one arm positioned up and away from the body while the other hand is in its regular position.
Steinl Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Sugar Cookie Works best on a baseball field with wet grass and a dirt infield. Do a called number of Supermans while kicking legs in cadence, as though you are swimming in the grass. Sprint to dirt infield and do called hand-release merkins followed by big boys. Rinse and repeat 3 rounds. Replicates a Navy punishment where you have to jump in the ocean followed by exercises on the beach. You get covered by sand and look like a sugar cookie.
Super 21 Super 21: Do 1 merkin followed by 1 situp; 2 merkins / 2 situps; 3 merkins / 3 situps, etc., etc. ……. up to 21 merkins/ 21 situps (total of 231 merkins and 231 situps). Insert other exercises in between to allow for recovery (i.e. – Super 21 #1 – #10, Monkey Humpers x 21, Super 21 #11-#13, Mountain Climbers x 21, Super 21 #14-#15, etc.).
Surfer Merkin 360 degree jump then go down for merkin, pop back up and repeat.
Swerkins Pushup with feet in in a playground swing. As you complete the pushup, bring your knees into your chest and back out.
Tempo Merkin Merkin, in cadence, with 3 count down, 1 count up.
The Bruce and the Cait This is a very simple Merkin that adds elements of balance and core. The Bruce start in regular Merican Pose with one leg crossed over the other at the ankle. When you come back up on the Merkin switch legs. The Cait is very similar but you switch at the bottom of the Merkin, and not the top.
The Cooper 1 lap around track. 10 burpees, 10 Squats, then 10 Merkins. Lap around track. Then 9,9, 9 of same. Count down to 1. Gets pretty brutal when you get to around 5.
The Grateful Dead (aka Dancing Bear) Basically a plank-o-rama with some stupidity mixed in. Do 5 Merkins. Rotate 360° in place to the left. Left arm up, right arm up, etc. Do 5 Werkins. Rotate 360° in place to the right. Left arm up, right arm up, etc. Do 5 Diamond Merkins. Now while in place, lift left arm and leg up, then quickly swap to right arm and leg up. Do this back and forth as quick as you can, making sure to get full extension. Now you look like a Dancing Bear!
The W.A.S.H. Werkins (50, preferably hand-release). American Hammers (100). Step-Ups (150). Hip Thrusts (200). Done OYO or in pairs (with one partner running – either laps or designated sprints – while the other does exercise, then switch as needed until exercises completed).
Thunderstruck Q plays "Thunderstruck" by ACDC. PAX complete 1 standard Merkin for every "thunder!" that is heard in the song. Plank during the rest of the song. Awesome way to end a workout and just make sure any juice that's left is burned away.
Tooth Fairy With feet at the bottom of a staircase (or other steep incline) and hands on the 3rd or 4th step (depending on PAX height and step size). Do an incline merkin and at elbow extension do a little hop with hands and feet up to the next steps (so for example you move from steps 0 & 3 to 1 & 4). The longer the staircase the better the burn. (Name comes from PAX stating "if you don't do this right you might lose your teeth" and because the hop looks a little fairy-ish).
Travolta Merkins Picture Saturday Night Fever while doing Merkins. Start in plank. First move is a Merkin. 2nd move is right arm high. 3rd move is to reach under and across your body as far as you can. 4th move is to reach high again. 5th move is back to the Merkin. Flapjack with the left and then flapjack until you're sick of singing "staying alive, staying alive"
Twerkin Start in Downward Dog position, butt high in the air, lower butt slightly & rotate forward, while performing the down 1/2 of the Merkin, lowering head & chest down just above the ground, as if you were going under a fence, continue forward to Upward Dog position, head up, extend arms to up 1/2 of Merkin, hands slightly behind shoulders w/ chest forward. Back to start- lower head & chest while bending arms and rotating body backward, like going back under the fence. Finish at Downward Dog, butt high. Exercise performed by Pale Rider & named by Nomaha.
Wall of Fire While PAX are doing People's chair take turns doing 10xmerkins 10xLBCs 10xburpees.
Wave of Merkins Circle up, get into plank position, first person does one merkin, then the next person to the right does a merkin, should look like a wave flowing around the circle, until you get back to the first person who then performs 2 merkins, repeat all the way up to 10 and back down. Stay in plank position the entire time.
Webbicide A standard suicide but instead of touching each line the pax does an increasing number of merkins at each line. Run to the first line, do one merkin, run back to start, run to next line, do two merkins, and so on until you get to 10. A running form of the Jack Webb usually done on a large parking lot.
Werkin Werkin is a Merkin with hands more than sholder width apart. Also known as the Wide-Arm Merkin.
Wheel of Animal Walk Essentially a Wheel of Merkin with Animal Walks between each stage. Find a parking lot 40-60 yds. across, preferably with an incline (the steeper the better). Begin at bottom of incline. Frog Hop across, do 10 Merkins w/ both hands on curb. Bear Crawl across, do 10 Merkins w/ left hand on curb. Duck Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ feet on curb. Crab Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ right hand on curb. North Augusta Pax LOVE this one.
Wheel of Merkin Grab a piece of curb, and perform a number of incline merkins. Staying in the plank position, rotate 90 degrees clockwise until your body is parallel to the curb with left hand on the curb and right hand off it. Repeat the same number of merkins. Rotate 90 degrees more and perform the same number of decline merkins. Rotate 90 degrees more. Repeat with right hand on the curb and left hand off it.
Wide-arm Merkin Merkin with hands more than sholder width apart. Also known as the Werkin.
WMD Wide-arm merkin, (Standard) Merkin, Diamond Merkin.
WMD Crawl A Bear Crawl executed by doing 5 Werkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set out wide followed by 5 Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands at normal position followed by 5 Diamond Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set in close. Rinse and repeat until the desired distance has been traveled.
Worst Merkin Ever 1 Wide Arm Merkin, 1 Regular Merkin, 1 Diamond Merkin performed in succession with no break in form = 1 Worst Merkin Ever.
Worst Worst Merkin Ever That's right, it can ALWAYS be worse! Done in cadence, start out with a Crucible Mercan on 1, a Wercan on 2, a regular Mercan on 3, and a Diamond Mercan on 4. Ten of these and you'll agree it's the worse of the worst.
Yul Brynner Magnificent Seven Merkins. Progress through 7 different types of merkins without stopping/holding plank between each one: Carolina Dry Dock to Wide Merkin to Merkin to Ranger Merkin to Diamond Merkin to Crucible Merkin to Chuck Norris Merkin. Rinse and repeat on Q's call.

Upper Body

Name
Description
Alternating Shoulder Taps From the Merkin position, alternate touching your left hand to right shoulder and right hand to left shoulder. IC or OYO.
Ascending Testicles Cousin of Balls to the Wall. Start with feet on wall in 15 degree descending Merkin (Derkin) position. Do 10 Derkins then walk feet up wall to 45 degree Derkin position. 10 more Derkins then walk feet up wall to full Balls to the Wall pose. Can add 10 more Derkins here if you're tough enough. Or hold in BTTW pose.
ATMs All done in order, with no rest, without leaving plank position. Can be scaled using higher reps. 15 Alternating Shoulder Touches In Cadence (4-count), 10 Tempo Merkins (down on the 1-2-3, up on 4), 10 fast Merkins. That's 1 complete round.
Balls to the Wall Aka BTTW. Standing upside down on your hands with your feet above your head facing any type of structure that will support your body. As close to the wall as you can as the name implies.
Burp-ups Standard Burpee done (typically under monkey bars) where you do the Burpee, then when you jump you grab the monkey bar and go straight into a pull up. Rinse repeat.
Clock Pendelum Bending at waist, back straight parallel to ground. Use sandbag/ weight / CMU raise weight 90 deg to left, back to center, 90 deg to right, back to center….repeat Keep back straight.
Colonel Trautman Pair up and one partner runs 20 yards to the pull up bar and do 3 pull ups while the other partner does either 5 fingertip Merkins or 10 regular Merkins then hold Chillcutt for their partner to tell them to go and do their pull ups. And you do as many sets as you can with in the time frame the Q gives you.
Colt 45 45 Cinder Block Curls (Similar to 21's). 15 reps go from the bottom of the movement up to the halfway point (with your arms at a 90 degree angle and hands at elbow level). 15 reps Go from the halfway point up to the top of the bicep curl (hands up near shoulder level). 15 reps Start at the bottom of the movement and complete a full range of movement all the way up.
Curb Albert Pax in push up position alongside curb, and walk hands up and down the the curb as if they are drumming like the legendary Herb Alpert.
Cusak Exercises completed while holding/carrying a CMU or block overhead, usually in conjuction with running or walking. A la John Cusak's character in the popular 1980s movie "Say Aything." Also allows for really poor versions of "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel to be introducted as #mumblechatter.
Dips Done on elevater survace such benches, low walls, or even curbs. Whille in facing upward with hands on survace and legs laying on heels, lower body to work back of arms, shoulders and core.
Dirty Hookup Performed as 4 count exercise. Pax plank up, facing a wall with eyes on wall. "1" Right hand raised to press against the wall, "2" Left hand raised to the wall (now in horizontal plank), "3" Right hand down to ground, "4" Left hand down (back to plank position)
Dive Bombers Dive Bomber is a Merkin with your hands ahead of your shoulders after you move to down position pull with your arms to move your hands behind your shoulders then push up.
Dodo bird With two bricks assume the People's Chair, brick in each hand and at rest down your sides is the default position. In cadence or OYO, (1) side shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted to the sides to shoulder height], (2) back to default, (3) front shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted in front of you to shoulder height], (4) back to default. After doing these you'll find out why the Dodo is extinct. First, never flap your wings in front of you. Second, never try to fly while holding bricks. This can be combined with the Wonder Bra to perform the Wonder Dodo. Follow 1, 2, 3 above, then (4) bring arms in to the chest, (5) shoulder press above your head, (6) bring arms back to the chest, (7) front shoulder raise, (8) back to default described above.
Elf on the Shelf This exercise is done with one concrete block. Start with the block on the ground beside you. Grab the block and lift it from the ground across your body reaching up as high as you can. Like putting it on a shelf. After a set from right to left then do left to right. Named after some Elf on the Shelf mumble chatter at a workout around Christmas time.
Febreze On your six, do 2 Big Boy Situps. Remain upright after last BB and lift feet up 6". Do 10 Air Presses. Back down for 4 BB followed by 20 Air Presses with legs held 6". Repeat using increments of 2:10 ratio. (2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40, 10:50, etc…) (Called "The Febreze" because PAX named Febreze always increases the difficulty of a workout and he was the one who decided to hold his feet up 6" during the Air Presses.)
Hail Mary Partner up, near picnic table or other such object. First man planking on ground, second man with his legs on first back doing dips with his hands on picnic table. flapjack after each set.
Hanging Toe Touch Hanging from monkey bars facing crossways of bars. Normally hanging from a bar in each hand. Swing feet up to touch opposite side of monkey bars.
Hip Slapper Hands on the ground, feet on the wall, head and justifier facing the wall. Raise one hand and slap same side hip while balancing on other hand. Flapjack.
Iron Hulk Big brother of Jack Webbs and Jack Jack Webbs. Essentially performing Jack Webbs with a 1:4 ratio of merkin to air press. Your shoulders and chest feel pumped up like Hulk, but the air starts feeling as heavy as Iron Man's suit.
Johnny Cash Any combination of Ring of Fire exercises. Circle up in plank position or on your 6 for ab exercises. PAX hold plank/six while one man does reps of exercise. When he finishes the next man does reps until all in circle have done it. "It burns, burns, burns, that Ring of Fire"
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Pull-ups Not a very creative name, but basically, I took the Jumping Jack Burpee Flash, and modified it to: Start with 20 Side Straddle Hops, quickly follow with 10 burps, quickly follow with 10 pull-ups. Rinse and Repeat. 20 LBCs. Start over and rinse and repeat whole series as many times as wanted or AMRAP it on the clock.
Mexican Jumping (Bean) Pull-ups Perform squat, jump to the pull up, complete pull up.
Mike Tyson Place your feet against a curb or wall while in a plank position. Contract the legs for a horizontal squat. (1) Extend legs (2) Perform a Merkin (3) Return to starting position (4) or one rep. 10 reps is a nice starter. Also good with 7's or 11's on a narrow street. Mike Tyson's in combination with Bear Crawl's is a killer.
Mini Chesto Half the reps of a Mucho Chesto.
Mini-Hair Burners In regular plank position with weights or coupons close at hand, push weight or coupon forward with one hand across concrete and pull it back in cadence times x reps. Rinse and repeat with the other arm.
Morning Call All but one PAX get into push-up position and hold the up position while one guy counts off doing 5 pull-ups. Every time a pull-up is called out, the PAX does a merkin. After 5 pull-ups, he joins the PAX and the next guy gets up and calls out his 5 pull-ups. The cycle continues until all have performed 5 pull-ups. No one leaves the push-up position unless it’s his turn to call out pull-ups or until all calls have been made.
Moroccan Nightclub In standing position, holds arms straight out to the sides at shoulder height, rotate hands from palms up to palms down. Do about 50 in cadence (200 total) for a good shoulder burn.
Nicole Nicole is one of the girls of Cross-fit. Set a timer for 20 minutes. Pax will complete AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of the following: Run 400m; Pull-ups AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) Mix up the pull-ups, chin-ups etc. as you see fit.; Repeato until the timer sounds.
One-armed Pickle Pounder with Coupon Start with one arm on the ground in pickle pounder position, the other hand has the coupon (in Jacksonville we use a milk jug filled with water apxt. 8lbs) Hold the coupon on the small of your back with the free hand during reps x20 in cadence, switch arms and repeat.
Pansey Conduct pull up. While up, lift the legs to the 90 degree position or beyond. lower legs to perpendicular to the ground. Lower body to the down position. Repeat.
People's Air Presses While squatting in the People's Chair, perform overhead air presses.
Pole Dancing Lay on your 6 under a handrail, parallel to the rail, grab rail with both hands and pull yourself up alternating sides. For extra effort, wrap your legs around the rail.
Post Hole Diggers Using your log, pole, post, etc. (Fault Line has two-man poles) stand it on its end and squat and lift using your legs, shoulders and arms to lift the pole until your arms are extended over head. Then reverse the upper body portion to bring the pole down. That's one rep! This is a great full body exercise when done correctly.
Pull-up Squats Do one pull-up. Drop down, squat once, then repeat. (Thanks Tiny Dancer in Swamp Rabbit.)
Rapid Fire Rock Set Grab exercise rock. Exercises done in civilian cadence with Q calling up or down and PAX calling number. Do exercise to predetermined number (15 or 20 is good). No rest between sets. Example is curl, tri extension, overhead press done twice. Can follow press with overhead hold.
Rock-a-bye Baby People's chair with a rock, block or any other heavy object. Chair position, starting with the heavy object over your head, bring down to chest, push object straight out (chest high) and then left to right (1 each) for russian twist, bring back to starting position over head. Repeat until QIC sees fit.
Rockette Dips Perform dips with alternating leg kick at the nadir of the dip.
Rocks Up – Rocks up Modified Homer to Marge – while on back with feet flat on ground raise hips so that only feet and shoulders are touching the ground. In unison, raise hips and the rock to overhead position [through tricep extension from ground position to overhead]. All rocks are then lowered back towards ground. Repeat.
Russian Dips Like a regular dip, extending one leg at a time on each down dip – Cossack-style. 1 rep: down with left leg extended, back up, down with right leg extended, back up. For solid back and shoulder burn do minimum 30-40 rapidly IC (4-count).
Scorpion Dry Dock A Carolina Dry Dock with one leg hoisted in the air higher than your 6 (see Carolina Dry Dock).
Six Pack 1 pull-up, 5 merkins (11's style but with 6's). Once at 5 pullups 1 merkin, go back down to 1 pull-up, 5 merkins.
StairBarrows Wheelbarrow position – up one flight of stairs. Space permitting the down partner then does 10 Derkins (partner holding legs). Flap Jack if another flight up. If not same partner return down the stairs and flap jack at bottom for another round.
Sun Gods This exercise is perhaps common among F3 nation, but is deserving of an actual description other than shoulder rolls. Sun Gods is the rotating of shoulders through act of moving outstretched arms (with purpose and intensity) forward or backward in circular motion – Options for little Sun Gods and/or Big Sun Gods for desired effect. **Highly recommended with bricks.
Superman Yellow Sun (and Red Sun) While in Superman position, perform sun gods. Yellow sun going forward, red sun going reverse. Usually done in cadence. Best when ground is wet or frozen to ellicit maximum mumble chatter.
Swingset Orangutans Jump up and grab the top of the swingset going sideways and walk your walk hand over hand to the other end.
Swirley One Pax holds the other’s legs while they do push-ups in handstand position (like they are getting a swirly).
The Hodor Inspired by Hodor of Game of Thrones and his only purpose in life to carry a crippled boy. With a cinder block held in front of you, squat until the block touches the ground, stand, rotate the block over your head to a triceps extension, squat, stand, rotate the block back in front. That's 1. Repeat x 30 followed by 1 lap around a 1/4 mile track – with block.
The Lion King Start with a coupon tight to your chest. Move into the low squat position and lower the coupon between your knees. Coming up out of the squat raise the coupon high above your head thrusting it upward so that it is weightless for a fraction of second. Think Simba being presented in the Lion King.
The Swimmer Using bricks in each hand the PAX performs the freestyle stroke.
Underdog A supine pull-up hanging below a swing. Lying horizontally on the ground, arms extended hanging below a swing, lift chest up to the swing (a supine pull-up). Can also be performed on a fence, bench, bars, etc.
Upright Row Grab a rock, concrete block, log, a kettle bell, or a small 2.0 with a close overhand grip at waist level and bring up to your chin. (Thanks Clark in NoCo.)
Wall Worms Start in the Balls to the Wall position, inch your way to the left or right using your hands on the ground and feet on the wall. Alternately, you can inch your hands out out from and feet down the wall into a more horizontal position and back up.
We're Not Worthy Praises Everyone remembers Wayne & Garth from Wayne's World. "We're not worthy, we're not worthy." With arms extended outward, lower and raise arms. Ok, ok, it's a front raise. But this is F3! Extremely effective when mixed in with other arm exercises, or by adding bricks or concrete block.
Wilson's Wife Inverted military press performed with your feet up on your partner's shoulders — essentially a BTTW when you don't have a wall.
Wonderbra Each Pax should have a brick in each hand. Find a wall and assume the People’s Chair position. Start with bricks close to body at chest level. Push bricks up over head fully extending arms, bring bricks back down to chest position, then push them straight out in front until complete arm extension reached. Return to starting position. The Wonderbra can be executed in 3 count cadence or OYO. Repeat as many reps desired. In short, like the Wonderbra, push them up and push them out.
Wood Chopper Grab a sandbag (preferably, for the instability) or a paver. Start in a crouch, twisted to the left, sandbag outside your left shin (1). Swing the sandbag up across the body to the right to a standing press position with weight outside your right shoulder (2). Swing back down to the left to the starting position (3). Back up (4). You should swing vigorously enough to be forced to decelerate the weight at both top and bottom – really swing it, as if you were chopping wood. / 20 count in cadence. Switch sides to start on the right. Repeato. / Intersperse with another exercise for recovery, and complete 3 sets for a true #CrowdPleaser. Misery and soreness from hips to armpits sure to result. / Disclaimer: Maintain good form – straight backs! Bad backs or unfit FNGs should modify to jumpies with the weight.

Full Body

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Description
Ascending Curb Crawl Locate PAX on quite curbed street. Starting position Bear Crawl facing opposite curb. BC to other side, turn & place feet on curb to complete one Derkin, crawl back and complete two Derkins, continue to 13. Jack Webb's promiscuous cousin.
Austin Ass-kickers Same as Alabama Ass Kicker with one exception: if your left leg is extended also extend your right arm (and if your right leg is extended also extend your left arm).
B.O.M.B.S. Similar to Dora 1-2-3 but more exercises. Partner up. Pax 1 does exercise while Pax 2 runs to the other end of the (insert your destination). Swap out and continue the exercise until each amount of reps are complete. The exercises and reps are: 50- Burpees / 100- Overhead Claps / 150- Merkins / 200- Big Boy Sit-ups / 250- Squats. Tags: Circuit, Partner
Bataan Death March AKA: Burpee Catch Me If You Can Indian Run…A combination of Catch Me If You Can and a traditional Indian Run. The last person drops and does 5 Burpees, while the rest of the Pax mosey in a line. After completing the Burpees, the last guy runs to catch the group, tapping the (new) last Pax on the shoulder, who then stops to begin his 5 Burpees, while the (former) last guy continues on to the front of the line. Continue until all Pax have performed a set of Burpees or until the Q calls it.
Bear Crawl Burpees PAX start in upright position arms raised (Grizzly bear rarwr) drop in to burpee, at the top of the push up start bear crawling. Everytime you hear Grizzly, you hop back up, drop back down, push up and crawl again.
Bear Crawl Ring of Fire Combines exercises we have all come to love/hate. Circle up around shovel flag. Begin by bear crawling around in circle until Q says stop. Upon stopping, first Pax completes 10 merkins while other Pax plank, then next pax in line completes 10 merkins while other pax plank. Keep going around until all pax have completed the 10 merkins. The suck factor greatly increases the more pax you have (longer planks). Do as many rounds as time permits, or really until Q is smoked. Best when combined with a mucho chesto variation. 5 rounds of bear crawls in circle formation, 10x each of merkins, diamond merkins, werkins, stagger left merkin, and stagger right merkins. (ie Round 1 bear crawl in circle, Q halt, first pax does 10 merkins, pax plank until all pax have completed 10 merkins….begin bear crawling again for Round 2, Q halt, first pax does 10 diamond merkins, pax plank until all pax have com pleted 10 diamond merkins….etc.)
Bearmuda Triangle 3 markers ~30yds apart in shape of a triangle. Pax performs one burpee at first marker and bear crawls to 2nd marker, 2 burpees and bear crawl to 3rd marker, 3 burpees and bear crawl back to 1st marker. Rinse and Repeat x 3. Named Bearmuda Triangle as it has been known to mysteriously lose some pax along the way.
Bearpees The Bearpees are long lost cousins to the Burpeedans and suck equally. Line up across a field or parking lot. OYO 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bearcrawl forward. Once PAX get to other side, rinse and repeat adding another Burpee, keeping the 1:4 ratio but only increasing the number of Burpees. This is best achieved when going past 4!
Bears & Blocks Get on all fours (like you are doing a bear crawl) with your Cinder Block on the grass between your knees or feet. Reach between your legs and pull the Block across the grass passed your head. Now, bear crawl forward until the Block is between your feet again, and keep repeating across the length of the field.
Bearway to Heaven A Bear Crawl suicide of seven increasing lengths with decreasing burpees at the end of each length. Ideally the lengths and number of burpees should be such that the entire exercise takes the full 8:01 time of "Stairway to Heaven".
Black Jack Start on the sideline of a football field. Perform 1 Merkin – run to other sideline – perform 20 LBCs. Run back and do 2 Merkins. Run back for 19 LBCs. Repeat until you do 20 Merkins and 1 LBC, running between the sidelines. Always adds up to 21 – BLACK JACK!
Blimps 5 burpees, 10 lunge each leg, 15 imperial walker, 20 merkins, 25 plank jacks, 30 squats. Rinse and repeat as needed. Can be done to cross a field or lot.
Broken Wheelbarrow Similar to a wheelbarrow. Partner one walking on ground with hands while partner two is holding only one leg, with the other leg free of held leg. This demands dramatically more core stability. This has been referred to as the Broken Spirit.
Burp Back Mountain A punishing full body exercise begins by locating a nice-sized hill. The exercise is then performed by pairing up with one person proceeding to run backward up the hill/forward down the hill 5X while the other person is performing burpees. The individuals continue to alternate running with burpees until 100 total burpees are completed. When finished, pax continue to run hills until entire pax completes.
Burpee Dans This exercise is OYO. Line up across field/parking lot. Perform 1 Burpee : 4 lunges forward until you reach other side of parking lot. Turn around, perform 2 burpees : 4 lunges back to starting position. Rinse and repeat as necessary increasing burpees by 1. Pick up the six or plank until all PAX finish.
Charles Bronson Start with 3 shovel flags, cones or other distance markers with first two 100 yards apart in a line, the last another 10 yards past. At starting point, perform 50 SSH's, sprint to 2nd point, then army crawl to 3rd point. Mosey back to start, 50 Merkins then rinse/repeat. 50 burpees, rinse/repeat. 50 LBC's, rinse/repeat. Finish with 50 Jump Squats rinse/repeat. Coupons optional. NOTE: a white board at start with excersizes listed is invaluable.
Cindy AMRAP in 20 minutes: 5 pullups, 10 merkins, & 15 squats."Borrowed" from a popular fitness craze, Cindy is a great total body beatdown and a great benchmark to gauge your progress over time. Plus, if you complete 20 rounds during the 20 minutes, add a mile run to the front and back end of the workout, and you've just completed The Murph.
Cliff Hanger Arm-ups Think of it as a cliff hanger merkin and step ups getting together and having a baby. Get with a partner and get in cliff hanger position (see cliff hanger merkin) but you want to do it on a bench or picnic table something that has a upper and lower level. Start on lower part of bench or whatever you are using. When Q says go right arm up left arm up right arm down left arm down. You get the picture. Best to do OYO and keep a good grip or this will become a face smasher.
Cliff Hanger Merkins Cliff Hanger Merkins are performed in parking decks all across F3Nation. In order to complete the exercise you will need a partner. P1 will grab ahold of a rail or top of a wall on the perimeter of the parking garage at any level. P2 will hold P1's legs in the air while P1 completes the required number of Merkins. Nothing more, nothing less. #Disclaimer is always necessary for this exercise.
Climate Change While in a circle the Pax holds the 'Al Gore' pose. The Pax then proceeds to do a time bomb (just like the Merican Time Bomb). A five burpee time bomb is a great way to end the mumble chatter. Continue the countdown until the Q is smoked or everyone quits. The burpee can be switched to jump lunges or burpees depending on the mood of the Q.
CLIMB C = Crab cake…L = Lunge…I = Iron Cross…M = Mountain Climber…B = Burpee. Number each exercise and ladder up through each rotation: round 1= 1C,2L,3I,4M and 5B then 2,4,6,8,10 then 3,6,9,12,15 until exhaustion sets in.
Colonel Trautman Pair up and one partner runs 20 yards to the pull up bar and do 3 pull ups while the other partner does either 5 fingertip Merkins or 10 regular Merkins then hold Chillcutt for their partner to tell them to go and do their pull ups. And you do as many sets as you can with in the time frame the Q gives you.
Conveyer Belt Columns of 5-6 PAX deep, standing at "stations" positioned 2 parking spaces apart, perform appointed exercise (5 monkey humpers or 3 merks, for example), BearCrawl forward to next station, guy at front runs to back of column. Reverse Conveyor Belt is the same idea but going in the reverse direction by CrawlBearing between stations. This works really nicely with kettlebells: leave your kettlebell at the station where you start.
Crab Cakes Start from crab walk position, raise right hand and left leg, touch hand to knee. Return to starting position and repeat with opposite hand/leg. In cadence.
Crab Humper Like air humpers but in the crab walk position (hands and feet on ground, keeping 6 off ground, thrust hips up and down).
Crab Jacks Just like plank jacks, but facing the sky. Get into crab walk position, knees bent at 90 degrees and hips towards the sky. Move thighs apart and back together. Decline CJ are when feet are uphill.
Crab Walk (Aka Jameis Winston in some parts.) Balancing on your hands and feet with your front facing the ceiling and your hips thrust upwards. Walk like a crab.
Dancing Bears Hands and feet on the ground, lift left leg and right arm to an uncomfortable height, then back on ground. Lift right leg and left arm to an uncomfortable height, return to the ground. Works great with a 4 count.
Death Star Set 10 cones out in shape of star. Run to each cone and perform 30 merkins at each. Adds up to total of 300. Good times.
Deck of Death A routine done with a deck of playing cards where each suit is an exercise and each card dictates the number of reps you do of that exercise all the way up to an Ace being 14 reps. Exercise complete when all 52 cards have been flipped.
Deconstructed Burpees The perfect exercise, broken down into pieces. Squats, then leg thrusts, then Merkins, then leg thrusts, then up. For example, do 10 squats, 10 leg thrusts, 10 Merkins, 10 leg thrusts, then up. Decrease reps by 1 each time until you get to 1 each.
Deep Sea Diver Hip Slapper variation. Best used on steps. 1. Start with feet on 1st step. Perform x amount of Hip Slappers. 2. Move feet up 1 step. Perform x amount of Hip Slappers. Continue with this pattern, reaching desired pinnacle. (5 or more steps = F3). 3. Then move feet down 1 step. Perform x amount of Hip Slappers. Repeat pattern until reaching 1st step. Looks like a deep sea diver swimming down down down.
Derkin N'Diayes The other end of the rainbow of the Makhtar N’Diayes movements: From Derkin position (feet up), a 5-count exercise in which you put each foot to the ground and back into regular Derkin position, and then complete a Derkin. Increase the incline to really burn your core.
DirtyMacDeuce 4 sets of 3 exercises done to 12 4-count reps. Each set has one chest exercise, one leg exercise and one core exercise. After each set of three exercises, you run a lap of a track or whatever else is handy (parking lot, etc.)
DMC Best on a football field but can be done with any designated points or posts. From the goal line Duck walk to the 10 yard line, 5 merkins, reverse bearcrawl back to goal line. Repeat to the 20, 30, 40 and 50 yardlines increasing # of merkins by 5. Duckwalk-Merkin-Reverse Bearcrawl.
Doc Ock's Octogon of Pain Routine – The PAX partner up & start at different stations. Area is setup with cones in an Octagon – 8 Stations – one for each of the Doc Ock's 2.0s – Each stations exercise begins with the respective 2.0's first letter of their name. PAX will perform 8 of each exercise, bear crawling from cone to cone after each exercise, after each completion around the Octagon the PAX jog to the middle, to pay respect to my better half and perform Motivator from 4.Station 1 – 2.0 – Decline Merkins; Station 2 – 2.1 – Jump Squats; Station 3 – 2.2 – Burpee; Station 4 – 2.3 – American Hammers; Station 5 – 2.4 – Outlaws; Station 6 – 2.5 – Lt. Dans; Station 7 – 2.6 – The Lion King; Station 8 – 2.7 – Jumping Spiders.Rinse and repeat adding 8 to each exercise each trip around the Octagon of Pain 8, 16, 24, 32… (Motivators continue from 4 each trip to the middle).
Dodo bird With two bricks assume the People's Chair, brick in each hand and at rest down your sides is the default position. In cadence or OYO, (1) side shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted to the sides to shoulder height], (2) back to default, (3) front shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted in front of you to shoulder height], (4) back to default. After doing these you'll find out why the Dodo is extinct. First, never flap your wings in front of you. Second, never try to fly while holding bricks. This can be combined with the Wonder Bra to perform the Wonder Dodo. Follow 1, 2, 3 above, then (4) bring arms in to the chest, (5) shoulder press above your head, (6) bring arms back to the chest, (7) front shoulder raise, (8) back to default described above.
Doggie Paddle Starting position – In Dog (hands and knees). Extend opposite arm and leg at same time. In cadence, 1 – left arm and right leg extend, 2 – return to Dog, 3 – extend right arm left leg, 4 – return to Dog = 1 complete exercise. Good exercise for strengthening lower back and even the buttocks. For those who need more challenging and need to work on balance, extend arm and leg on same side (quickly reminded of your weak side).
Donkey Kicks While planking near a wall with your feet facing the wall, kick both feet up on wall above your body.
Dora 1-2-3 Teams of 2 pax working together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, and 300 reps. Pax 1 executes as many reps as possible while Pax 2 sprints 100 yards down and back. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises are a top-to-bottom of body progression, i,e, 100 merkins per team (chest), 200 LBCs per team (core), 300 squats per team (legs). Modified Dora 1-2-3 is 50, 100, and 150 reps.
Doracides Dora's twin sister and she is a lil' cray cray. Use the same concept as the regular Dora, 2 PAX work together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, 300, and 400 reps. The difference comes in the sprint, instead of running 100 yards you will do suicides instead. 1 PAX member will execute as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints to cone 1 (or use a pole, tree, etc. for your point of turnaround), 1 burpee, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 2, 2 burpees, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 3, 3 burpees, sprint back, switch with partner. PAX member picks up where PAX member doing the exercises left off.
Dry Dock Crabs A wrestling drill aka hip heists that needed a cool F3 name. Start in Carolina Dry Dock position and move right foot to approx. location of left hand while moving left hand to former position of right foot then back to dry dock and then other side all while keeping 6 off the ground. Done in cadence.
Empty Wheelbarrow A belly up plank walk with someone holding your feet. Essentially a crabwalk with partner holding feet.
Escalator 10 jump-ups, 20 burpees, 30 merkins, 40 squats, 50 lunge-walks. Mix and match as long as reps go up by 10. Sometimes followed by a lap around a parking lot.
F3 Baseball Performed on a baseball diamond or using cones as bases. Pax are divided into four teams. Each team starts at its own base. Teams must complete a cumulative number of reps of different exercise at each base, for example, 120 team merkins at first, 120 team squats at second, 120 team crab cakes at 3rd, 120 team burpees at home, and then move using different modes of transportation to the next base. Each time a team passes the base it started on, it gets a point. Team with the most points after 20 minutes or some other set time wins.
Fiddler Crab Perform a crab walk movement except in a sideways direction.
Field of Dreams Created on a baseball diamond, but can in a field with cones. Start out by counting off by fours. 1s start at First Base (1st cone) do AMRAP Squats until relieved. 2s at Second Base (2nd cone) do AMRAP Mercans until relieved. 3s at Third Base (3rd cone) do AMRAP LBC's until relieved. 4s at Home Plate (4th cone) will perform 15 Burpees then run to First, relieving the Pax there. Continue until all Pax have done the Burpees.
Fire Drill PAX in a circle, chopping feet or high knees. Each PAX calls out "Fire" all PAX hits the ground rolls right, merkin, roll back left, another merkin, then back up chopping. Go around the circle with the "stop, drop and roll" until all PAX have called "Fire".
Flora 1-2-3 Dora's lazy, mean stepsister. All pax partner up, and grab a coupon, preferably of the 35 lbs CMU size (concrete masonry unit). 100 Merkins – P1 does 10 with feet on coupon. P2 holds plank with feet on his coupon. Flapjack.200 LBCs – P1 does 20 LBC holding coupon high on chest. P2 holds legs 6" off ground, and extends arms w/ coupon over chest. Flapjack. 300 Goblet Squats – P1 does 25 goblet squats. P2 lowers to bottom of goblet squat w/ coupon, and holds. Flapjack.
Four Corners Usually done on a football field or area with four corners. Run to first corner, do 10 reps. Run to 2nd, 10 more reps. Run to 3rd, 10 more. Run back to start, 10 final reps.
Four Corners Escalator Combination of Four Corners and an Escalator. Four exercises. 10 reps, run to next corner, 10 reps+20 reps next exercise, run, 10, 20, 30 reps, run, 10, 20, 30, 40 reps, run to start. Can go back down escalator: 40, 30, 20, 10, run, 30, 20, 10, run, 20, 10, run, 10.
Genuine With a rock, kettle ball, block, whatever, squat while doing a chest press at the same time. Think "Riding that Pony" and it requires singing that hot jam.
Global Warming PAX in circle of pain. Hold Al Gore while slowly shuffling in a circle. Q shouts out exercise and amount (10 merkins, 20 Bobby Hurleys, 10 burpees, etc.) PAX recover and continue Al Gore shuffle in opposite direction. Rinse, repeat, and continue until Q is smoked.
Hair Burners To push weight plates (10s, 25s, 35s or 45s) across the ground in a parking lot or around a track for a given time or distance. An Area 51 Tiger Rag special.
Heartbreak 1, 2, 3s Heartbreak 1, 2, 3’s are modified Dora 1, 2, 3’s with a heartbreaking hill in place of the 100 meter sprint–a la the final soul-crushing hill in the Boston Marathon. Hill should be just steep enough that standing at the bottom looking up is enough to induce heartbreak when making that final run to the top. If you live in the flatlands, a very steep bridge abutment works just as well.
Hindenburg BLIMPS Modified version of BLIMPS. Done on a field. Perform exercise at corner #1, sprint to corner #2, perform exercise. Sprint to corner #3 perform exercise. Then to corner #4, exercise and then back to corner #1. Plank it up until all have finished. Thats one round. Round 1 – 10 Burpees; Round 2 – 20 Lunges; Round 3 – 30 Imperial Walkers; Round 4- 40 Merkins; Round 5 – 50 Plank Jacks; Round 6 – 60 Squats
Indian Crab Walk While lined up on your six, the guy in the back crabwalks to the front, then next guy, etc. Guys on 6 are doing LBCs while waiting.
Jack Jack Webbs A Jack Webb with a Plank Jack following the Merkin. Example of a 2 count would be DOWN (Merkin), JACK (Plank Jack), "ONE" DOWN (Merkin), JACK (Plank Jack), "TWO", then onto your knees for the count of shoulder presses or over the head claps (2 COUNT). Ascending count to 10.
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Start with 10 jumpin jacks(Side Straddle Hops) then quickly follow with 10 burpees. AMRAP. If doing 4 or more sets can break it in half and do 20 LBCs.
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Pull-ups Not a very creative name, but basically, I took the Jumping Jack Burpee Flash, and modified it to: Start with 20 Side Straddle Hops, quickly follow with 10 burps, quickly follow with 10 pull-ups. Rinse and Repeat. 20 LBCs. Start over and rinse and repeat whole series as many times as wanted or AMRAP it on the clock.
Lindsays aka Forties Lindsays are a high-rep variation of Elevens. You start with 30 reps of one exercise and 10 reps of another exercise OYO, then subtract 5 reps from the first exercise and add five reps from the second. Repeat OYO until you have 10 reps of the first exercise and 30 reps of the second. The sum must always add up to 40. Example: Lindsays with Dips and Merkins starts you with 30 Dips and 10 Merkins, then 25 Dips and 15 Merkins, then 20 Dips and 20 Merkins, then 15 Dips and 25 Merkins, then 10 Dips and 30 Merkins.
Low Country Crab From the crab position (hands and feet, face up, back and bum off the ground), in cadence right hand up to touch left foot up, left hand up to touch right foot up. Repeat. Credit to Homeboy (I think).
Low Country Crap Boil similar to Low Country Crab Dip but with one arm dips (again with fingers pointing forward). Starting in crab position, grab left foot with right hand and hold (1), while holding foot dip using left arm (2), press back up (3), release back to crab (4). Repeat, alternating left hand grabbing/holding right foot.
Manmaker Dumbell Merkin followed by right arm and left arm rows. Jump feet in then bring the weights up to shoulders while squatting. Similar to a dead lift. When coming out the squat shoulder press at the top.)
Michelin Man Bolt Similar to the Usain Bolt but with a tractor trailer tire in tow. Two pax are harnessed to a tractor trailer tire – that trails them by 8-10 feet. The pax team drag the tire 40 yards out and back while remaining pax perform the prescribed exercise. Perform through all pax. Rinse and repeat for duration for a solid all over beat down.
Millenial Goal is a total count of 2000 as a team. The full pax does 100 reps each of a called exercise, then runs a 100m lap back to a point where they gather again for the next called exercise. There will be 10 cycles, which get you to your number. Teamwork matters. The first nine cycles end when the FIRST person gets to 100, which keeps the pax together. The last cycle, which is always burpees, is done together and usually with someone Q-ing or roating the Q through the 100 burpees. A sample set of cycles: 1) SSH; 2) Lunges; 3) Merkins; 4) LBCs; 5) Mtn. Climbers; 6) Flutters; 7) Arm Raises; 8) Squats; 9) Oblique Crunches – 50 per side; 10) BurpeesNamed as year 2000 is within the time period around which the Millenial generation was born.
Moon Gods These are sun god's southern cousins! Start in side plank on elbow and edge of lower foot. Bring top foot into the air as high as comfortable and move in circular pattern. Switch sides and repeat! Best done on grass and IC.
Morning Wood This is a Turkish Get-up without the Kettlebell. Laying flat on back with one arm raised sit up and then come up into a standing position. Added degree of difficulty = don't use other hand to push yourself up! (A Turkish Get-up without a Kettlebell is aka A Turkish Get-up.)
Mountain Climber Merkin Three mountain climber leg movements then Merkin down for count. 1,2,3, down!
Mountain Goats Like Mountain Climbers but with an added goat kick (where both legs leave the ground simultaneously) – exercise is done on a four count … three mountain climbers (1 – 2 – 3) and the 4 is the goat kick. Get those legs up high to 45 degrees! Repeato until you've had enough.
Nolan Richardson Aka "40 minutes of Hell." Warm-O-Rama: Windmills (20), American Hammers( 20), Mosey (Around Ballfield). Routine: Partner 1 will perform each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedals 50 yards, performs a " Bobby Hurley" & jogs back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. This will continue until the repetition count stated below is met. 1. Burpees (150). 2. Squats (300). 3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (150). 4. Little Baby Arm Circles (300). 5. Merkins (150). 6. Imperial Walkers (300).
Paula Abdul Any set in which you take 2 steps forward and then 1 step back and continue to do so until you reach a defined endpoint. For example: run up 2 ramps of a parking deck, perform an exercise, run down 1 ramp, perform an exercise, continue until you reach the top. Also works well with parking lot lines, speed bumps, light posts, flights of stairs, etc.
People's Chair Modification Things to distract your mind while in the Peoples Chair – Overhead presses, holding arms horizontal, left and right punches, left or right leg off the ground, and wall/thigh/chest slaps.
Pinocle Each PAX pickes a card from the pinochle deck. The card values represent the reps and the suit represented the exercise.9 = x9, 10 = x10, Jack = x11, Queen = x12, King = x13, Ace = x20, Game instruction card = Dealers Choice x50Hearts = Merkins Diamonds = Burpees Spades = Squats Clubs = American Hammers
Plank Destroyer All the fun you can have with a Plank, mashed up into one exercise. Begin in Plank position, perform a Makhtar N'Diaye ending back in Plank position, perform a Merkin, perform alternating Shoulder Taps, perform a Plank Jack. That's one rep. Ideal entry in a sequence of low-rep exercises.
Pole Dancing Lay on your 6 under a handrail, parallel to the rail, grab rail with both hands and pull yourself up alternating sides. For extra effort, wrap your legs around the rail.
Post Hole Diggers Using your log, pole, post, etc. (Fault Line has two-man poles) stand it on its end and squat and lift using your legs, shoulders and arms to lift the pole until your arms are extended over head. Then reverse the upper body portion to bring the pole down. That's one rep! This is a great full body exercise when done correctly.
Quarter Pounder Done on a Football field or a large parking lot. Sprint to the 25 yards and Do 25 merkins, Run backwards to Goal And Sprint to the 50 and do 50 squats, Backwards to Goal Line sprint to the 75 and do 75 Mountain Climbers, Run backwards to the goal line and sprint to the hundred and do 100 SSH. mix and match exercises for the reps. Do it with a Bricks for a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Rinse and repeat for a Double Quarter Pounder.
Railroaders One or more railroad ties needed. Split into 2-3 people per group. Each group takes turns on the railroad ties. 1st Round – Each group performs 20 overhead presses, while everyone else planks. 2nd Round – Each group performs 20 curls, while everyone else holds Al Gore. 3rd Round – Each group performs 20 dips, while everyone else performs flutter kicks. 4th Round – Each group performs 20 bent over rows, while everyone else lunges. Rinse & repeat as needed or change out exercises and reps as needed.
Red Barchetta Designed to get the heart rate up, much like the song by Rush of the same name. To be completed on a football field or an area of similar length: 100 Yard Dash then 100 SSHs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 75 yard dash then 75 mountain climbers, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 50 yard dash then 50 LBCs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 25 yard dash then 25 Merkins, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 10 yard dash then 10 burpees, run back to start point and plank/wait for six.
Ring of Fire In a large area you have 8-10 different exercise stations set up in a circle. Split groups evenly into each station. Group spends one minute at the station doing the exercise (as many as they can) and then rotate around the circle of fire to the next exercise (All groups rotate at the same time). Go 3 complete rotations around the Circle of Fire. Exercise examples- 1. Burpees 2. Hill Run 3. Box Jump 4. Flutter Kicks 5. Jump Rope 6. Mercins 7. Shuttle Run 8. Squats 9. BBS 10. Lunges.
Rockette Dips Perform dips with alternating leg kick at the nadir of the dip.
Rocks Up – Rocks up Modified Homer to Marge – while on back with feet flat on ground raise hips so that only feet and shoulders are touching the ground. In unison, raise hips and the rock to overhead position [through tricep extension from ground position to overhead]. All rocks are then lowered back towards ground. Repeat.
SheHateMe 10 Lunges (20 movements)/10 Burps (Burpees without the pushup and the standing)/10 Pushups. No rest, as many sets as you can, for as long as the QIC deems necessary.
Snapshot Grab a sandbag (pavers or other beefy coupon possible, but only with wide separation between pax and done on a forgiving surface). Pax line up shoulder to shoulder with generous spacing between. Squat and shot put the weight with both hands. Broad jump forward. Lunge. Pick up sandbag and repeato for 50-100 yards. / Hit your neighbor with the sandbag? 10 burpees OYO then continue. Hit the Q? 20 burpees OYO. The same with a paver? Dial 911. / Named after a submariner's "oh, damn!" act of knee-jerk launching a torpedo without looking where it's going.
Stink B.O.M.B.S. B.O.M.B.S. x 2 on reps + use a spoke layout. Set 5 cones out surrounding the Shovel Flag. Pax #1 starts the B.O.M.B.S. reps at the first cone while pax #2 goes to the Shovel Flag to do exercise chosen by the Q (for example 50 curls or 50 LBC's). Pax #2 then swaps with Pax #1. Work at same spoke until all reps are completed. Then move to next spoke. Q can change center exercise with each move to next spoke. B.O.M.B.S = 100 Burpees, 200 Over Head Presses, 300 Merkins, 400 Big Boy Sit-ups, 500 Squats.
Sugar Cookie Works best on a baseball field with wet grass and a dirt infield. Do a called number of Supermans while kicking legs in cadence, as though you are swimming in the grass. Sprint to dirt infield and do called hand-release merkins followed by big boys. Rinse and repeat 3 rounds. Replicates a Navy punishment where you have to jump in the ocean followed by exercises on the beach. You get covered by sand and look like a sugar cookie.
Suicide Ladder A shuttle run with an exercise set after each return to the starting line. After each full shuttle run the exercise count goes up by five reps. Repeat until out of time or until no one can take it anymore.
The Cooper 1 lap around track. 10 burpees, 10 Squats, then 10 Merkins. Lap around track. Then 9,9, 9 of same. Count down to 1. Gets pretty brutal when you get to around 5.
The Gross The beauty of this is you can crank it up or ratchet it down depending on what kind of pain you want to inflict. Pick 12 exercises, do 12 reps of each. 12×12=144 which is a Gross. Done for the first time by Barry Manolow and YHC to highlight the exercises we hate the most – all in one workout. Breeds fantastic mumble chatter.
The W.A.S.H. Werkins (50, preferably hand-release). American Hammers (100). Step-Ups (150). Hip Thrusts (200). Done OYO or in pairs (with one partner running – either laps or designated sprints – while the other does exercise, then switch as needed until exercises completed).
Triple Check Teams of three. First man in a peoples chair, second man in front of him in plank, third man sprints 100 yards and back, rinse and repeat times three.
Triple Nickel Find a hill. Start at bottom, run to top and complete 5xcalled exercise, run to bottom and complete 5xcalled exercise, 5 repetitions (5/5/5=Triple Nickel). Can easily be done on flat surface with launch point and target point.
Twin Tower of Trust Each pax member will hold a brick in each hand, facing another Pax member ( say there is 20 guys total, 10 line up facing each other maybe 3-4 feet apart).  When the Q says exercise, they will hold the bricks straight out eye level “ no touching bricks OR partners bricks”.  The person on the end will “bear crawl” under everyone holding the bricks ( that is where the trust comes in J) AND when he gets to the end he will pick a side and hold his bricks up.  Then the next guy goes etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on what the Q says.
Wall of Fire While PAX are doing People's chair take turns doing 10xmerkins 10xLBCs 10xburpees.
Walls of Jericho Its Biblical and it will hurt… OK just as Joshua was instructed to do. WOJ usually is performed around a large building, pick 7 different exercises and complete 7 reps of each and run one lap around the building. Complete for 7 laps. For extra you can always have PAX shout on the last set to give reverence to the story.
Wheel of Animal Walk Essentially a Wheel of Merkin with Animal Walks between each stage. Find a parking lot 40-60 yds. across, preferably with an incline (the steeper the better). Begin at bottom of incline. Frog Hop across, do 10 Merkins w/ both hands on curb. Bear Crawl across, do 10 Merkins w/ left hand on curb. Duck Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ feet on curb. Crab Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ right hand on curb. North Augusta Pax LOVE this one.
WMD Crawl A Bear Crawl executed by doing 5 Werkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set out wide followed by 5 Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands at normal position followed by 5 Diamond Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set in close. Rinse and repeat until the desired distance has been traveled.

Coupons

Name
Description
Bears & Blocks Get on all fours (like you are doing a bear crawl) with your Cinder Block on the grass between your knees or feet. Reach between your legs and pull the Block across the grass passed your head. Now, bear crawl forward until the Block is between your feet again, and keep repeating across the length of the field.
Berkins Doing merkins using bricks, best when including squats and jumpups.
Block a Dock Where applicable with a loading dock. Place Cinder block at your feet close to the dock. Pickup the block set it on the dock and put it back down.
Block Webbs A #Jack Webb using a concrete block incline merkin & a block press instead of an air press.
Blockee Burpees with cinder blocks. With your cinder block drop down and do a Merkin on the cinder block. Return to the standing position and press the cinder block above your head to complete one rep.
Blocktanamo PAX, in a circle, hold standard 8x8x16 concrete blocks straight out in front of them while one PAX sets down his block to run inside the circle pressing down on the others blocks. The next PAX sets his block down as soon as the guy next to him is on the move. Ends when the final PAX completes his lap. Works both clockwise and counterclockwise. A modified version of a PAX favorite, Guantanamo.
Brickbarrow It's a wheelbarrow with 2 pax except the pax crawling on his hands also has to "walk" with a brick in each hand.
Bucket Brigage Works best with 4 – 8 men. Line up at top of stairs (or large hill). One man on each stair shoulder-to-shoulder. Man on highest stair passes heavy object (i.e. 60lb sandbag, cinderblock, etc) down to next man, who passes it along the line. Once you hand off object, run down stairs to end of the line to receive object again. Once at bottom of stairs, repeat going back up.
Cinder block rock slider slide Place a cinder block on its side or a large rock on ground (Must be concrete or black top ground, not grass or turf) now slide or push the block or rock at a distance to your liking. Similar to Hair Burner.
Colt 45 45 Cinder Block Curls (Similar to 21's). 15 reps go from the bottom of the movement up to the halfway point (with your arms at a 90 degree angle and hands at elbow level). 15 reps Go from the halfway point up to the top of the bicep curl (hands up near shoulder level). 15 reps Start at the bottom of the movement and complete a full range of movement all the way up.
Conveyer Belt Columns of 5-6 PAX deep, standing at "stations" positioned 2 parking spaces apart, perform appointed exercise (5 monkey humpers or 3 merks, for example), BearCrawl forward to next station, guy at front runs to back of column. Reverse Conveyor Belt is the same idea but going in the reverse direction by CrawlBearing between stations. This works really nicely with kettlebells: leave your kettlebell at the station where you start.
Cusak Exercises completed while holding/carrying a CMU or block overhead, usually in conjuction with running or walking. A la John Cusak's character in the popular 1980s movie "Say Aything." Also allows for really poor versions of "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel to be introducted as #mumblechatter.
Devin Hester Two PAX of similar speed, one with a rock or other coupon and a small headstart, race 100 yds. 2nd Pax attempts to run down the 1st. Created by Glass Joe in Union County.
Dodo bird With two bricks assume the People's Chair, brick in each hand and at rest down your sides is the default position. In cadence or OYO, (1) side shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted to the sides to shoulder height], (2) back to default, (3) front shoulder raise [arms straight and lifted in front of you to shoulder height], (4) back to default. After doing these you'll find out why the Dodo is extinct. First, never flap your wings in front of you. Second, never try to fly while holding bricks. This can be combined with the Wonder Bra to perform the Wonder Dodo. Follow 1, 2, 3 above, then (4) bring arms in to the chest, (5) shoulder press above your head, (6) bring arms back to the chest, (7) front shoulder raise, (8) back to default described above.
Dumbees Evil distant cousin of the classic burpee. Hold a 15 pound dumbbell in each hand while performing the classic burpee. The dumbells serve as bars for deeper merkins at the bottom and the added weight is a shoulder burner at the top. Any more than 15lbs is cruel and unusual punishment. 10 OYO should cause all mumblechatter to cease immediately due to oxygen depravity. If no dumbbells are available, hand sized rocks work well & add a stability factor.
Elf on the Shelf This exercise is done with one concrete block. Start with the block on the ground beside you. Grab the block and lift it from the ground across your body reaching up as high as you can. Like putting it on a shelf. After a set from right to left then do left to right. Named after some Elf on the Shelf mumble chatter at a workout around Christmas time.
Flora 1-2-3 Dora's lazy, mean stepsister. All pax partner up, and grab a coupon, preferably of the 35 lbs CMU size (concrete masonry unit). 100 Merkins – P1 does 10 with feet on coupon. P2 holds plank with feet on his coupon. Flapjack.200 LBCs – P1 does 20 LBC holding coupon high on chest. P2 holds legs 6" off ground, and extends arms w/ coupon over chest. Flapjack. 300 Goblet Squats – P1 does 25 goblet squats. P2 lowers to bottom of goblet squat w/ coupon, and holds. Flapjack.
FrankenSteinl The Steinl, only the routine is performed while wearing a Ruck sack or vest. Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Genuine With a rock, kettle ball, block, whatever, squat while doing a chest press at the same time. Think "Riding that Pony" and it requires singing that hot jam.
Greta 1-2-3 Dora's Icelandic Cousin…she's frigid. It's like Dora 1-2-3 but performed with each exercise using a 30lb cinderblock (YHC used Kettle bell swings, squat to overhead press, and block burpees) . Also, while one of the pair is running, the runner is carrying another cinderblock to leave at the top of the run for the other to carry back. All the while the runner has to hurdle over three obstacles (hay bales). It's terrible and horrible combined.
Hair Burners To push weight plates (10s, 25s, 35s or 45s) across the ground in a parking lot or around a track for a given time or distance. An Area 51 Tiger Rag special.
Heavy Freddies Freddy Mercuries holding a rock/block 6 inches from the ground.
Hot Potato Pair up. Face each other. On your bums and lock ankles. Starting man grabs a paver or sandbag, tosses it over the head of his partner, then stays at 45 degrees. Partner catches the weight, falling to his back, touches the ground over his head with the weight , then performs a sit-up motion, tossing the weight back. Starting man performs the sit-up. Hit potato – get rid of that weight! / Perform for 90 seconds or as long as the Q has gas.
Juggernaut One PAX straps on a ruck (30 or 45 lb.) and carries two kettlebells (each in one hand; 30 or 45 lb.) while doing lunges to and from a certain point and back (typically 50 yards round trip). 30 lb. kettlebells and ruck weight for the regular Juggernaut; 45 lb. kettlebells for Super Juggernaut. Pax can carry kettlebells as farmer carries or lifted above the head for Ultra Juggernaut status.
Louganis With a coupon, hold the coupon overhead at full arm extension and do a big boy sit-up, keeping the coupon overhead during the entire motion. Don't drop the coupon on your face!
Michelin Man Bolt Similar to the Usain Bolt but with a tractor trailer tire in tow. Two pax are harnessed to a tractor trailer tire – that trails them by 8-10 feet. The pax team drag the tire 40 yards out and back while remaining pax perform the prescribed exercise. Perform through all pax. Rinse and repeat for duration for a solid all over beat down.
Mini-Hair Burners In regular plank position with weights or coupons close at hand, push weight or coupon forward with one hand across concrete and pull it back in cadence times x reps. Rinse and repeat with the other arm.
One-armed Pickle Pounder with Coupon Start with one arm on the ground in pickle pounder position, the other hand has the coupon (in Jacksonville we use a milk jug filled with water apxt. 8lbs) Hold the coupon on the small of your back with the free hand during reps x20 in cadence, switch arms and repeat.
Poker Chips Moving an 8x8x16 concrete block forward one parking pace at a time, shifting right/left and moving the next chip/block forward. At the last chip, cycle back to the front of the line. Exercise goes the length of parking lot or until the PAX yields.
Railroaders One or more railroad ties needed. Split into 2-3 people per group. Each group takes turns on the railroad ties. 1st Round – Each group performs 20 overhead presses, while everyone else planks. 2nd Round – Each group performs 20 curls, while everyone else holds Al Gore. 3rd Round – Each group performs 20 dips, while everyone else performs flutter kicks. 4th Round – Each group performs 20 bent over rows, while everyone else lunges. Rinse & repeat as needed or change out exercises and reps as needed.
Rapid Fire Rock Set Grab exercise rock. Exercises done in civilian cadence with Q calling up or down and PAX calling number. Do exercise to predetermined number (15 or 20 is good). No rest between sets. Example is curl, tri extension, overhead press done twice. Can follow press with overhead hold.
Restrictor Plate Not really an exercise in and of itself, but rather a heavy or cumbersome object (e.g, a race car tire) that faster members of the PAX must carry in order to better keep the PAX together. Assigned at the discretion of the Q.
Rock-a-bye Baby People's chair with a rock, block or any other heavy object. Chair position, starting with the heavy object over your head, bring down to chest, push object straight out (chest high) and then left to right (1 each) for russian twist, bring back to starting position over head. Repeat until QIC sees fit.
Rock-ee A burpee with a rock. Invented during Saturday workouts at Pullen Park in Raleigh. Drop down with rock for burpee, leaving hands on the rock on the ground for the push-up and then lifting the rock overhead for finishing part of the burpee. Repeat.
Rocks Up – Rocks up Modified Homer to Marge – while on back with feet flat on ground raise hips so that only feet and shoulders are touching the ground. In unison, raise hips and the rock to overhead position [through tricep extension from ground position to overhead]. All rocks are then lowered back towards ground. Repeat.
Snapshot Grab a sandbag (pavers or other beefy coupon possible, but only with wide separation between pax and done on a forgiving surface). Pax line up shoulder to shoulder with generous spacing between. Squat and shot put the weight with both hands. Broad jump forward. Lunge. Pick up sandbag and repeato for 50-100 yards. / Hit your neighbor with the sandbag? 10 burpees OYO then continue. Hit the Q? 20 burpees OYO. The same with a paver? Dial 911. / Named after a submariner's "oh, damn!" act of knee-jerk launching a torpedo without looking where it's going.
The Hodor Inspired by Hodor of Game of Thrones and his only purpose in life to carry a crippled boy. With a cinder block held in front of you, squat until the block touches the ground, stand, rotate the block over your head to a triceps extension, squat, stand, rotate the block back in front. That's 1. Repeat x 30 followed by 1 lap around a 1/4 mile track – with block.
The Lion King Start with a coupon tight to your chest. Move into the low squat position and lower the coupon between your knees. Coming up out of the squat raise the coupon high above your head thrusting it upward so that it is weightless for a fraction of second. Think Simba being presented in the Lion King.
The Swimmer Using bricks in each hand the PAX performs the freestyle stroke.
Tortoise and the Hare B.O.M.B.S. Buddy up with one rucksack between each pair. Partner #1 puts on rucksack and starts walking. Partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the rucksack while Partner #1 does the same exercise. Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner. -5 Burpees (50 per pair) -10 Outlaws (100 per pair) -15 Merkins (150 per pair) -20 Big Boy Sit-ups (200 per pair) -25 Squats (250 per pair)
Twin Tower of Trust Each pax member will hold a brick in each hand, facing another Pax member ( say there is 20 guys total, 10 line up facing each other maybe 3-4 feet apart).  When the Q says exercise, they will hold the bricks straight out eye level “ no touching bricks OR partners bricks”.  The person on the end will “bear crawl” under everyone holding the bricks ( that is where the trust comes in J) AND when he gets to the end he will pick a side and hold his bricks up.  Then the next guy goes etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on what the Q says.
Upright Row Grab a rock, concrete block, log, a kettle bell, or a small 2.0 with a close overhand grip at waist level and bring up to your chin. (Thanks Clark in NoCo.)
We're Not Worthy Praises Everyone remembers Wayne & Garth from Wayne's World. "We're not worthy, we're not worthy." With arms extended outward, lower and raise arms. Ok, ok, it's a front raise. But this is F3! Extremely effective when mixed in with other arm exercises, or by adding bricks or concrete block.
Wonderbra Each Pax should have a brick in each hand. Find a wall and assume the People’s Chair position. Start with bricks close to body at chest level. Push bricks up over head fully extending arms, bring bricks back down to chest position, then push them straight out in front until complete arm extension reached. Return to starting position. The Wonderbra can be executed in 3 count cadence or OYO. Repeat as many reps desired. In short, like the Wonderbra, push them up and push them out.
Wood Chopper Grab a sandbag (preferably, for the instability) or a paver. Start in a crouch, twisted to the left, sandbag outside your left shin (1). Swing the sandbag up across the body to the right to a standing press position with weight outside your right shoulder (2). Swing back down to the left to the starting position (3). Back up (4). You should swing vigorously enough to be forced to decelerate the weight at both top and bottom – really swing it, as if you were chopping wood. / 20 count in cadence. Switch sides to start on the right. Repeato. / Intersperse with another exercise for recovery, and complete 3 sets for a true #CrowdPleaser. Misery and soreness from hips to armpits sure to result. / Disclaimer: Maintain good form – straight backs! Bad backs or unfit FNGs should modify to jumpies with the weight.
Yoke Walk Many different variations with this one, but you'll need something heavy to carry across your shoulders and behind your neck. Can involve a heavy bar for a single pax member or pax can team up with heavy objects like logs.

Routine

Name
Description
21s In unison PAX does 2-count side straddle hop and counts reps 1-5 out load. Reps 6-21 are all mental and everyone must stop together at 21. If anyone stops early or goes over Q has PAX perform penalty workout of Q’s choice.
ALARM A-L-A-R-M (Similar to B.O.M.B.S. except these stand for Arm, Leg, Abs, ‘R’ Exercise, ‘M’ Exercise): An exercise group of movements performed in successive fashion without rest; generally these are performed in multiples (e.g. ALARM 1 = Shoulder Press, Lunge, LBC, Run, Merkin; ALARM 2 = Shoulder Taps, Squat Jumps, Peter Parkers, Ranger Merkins, Makhtar N’Diayes, ALARM 3 = Burpees, Jump Squat, Mountain Climbers, Rockette Hillbillies, Pattycake Merkins)
Bearmuda Triangle 3 markers ~30yds apart in shape of a triangle. Pax performs one burpee at first marker and bear crawls to 2nd marker, 2 burpees and bear crawl to 3rd marker, 3 burpees and bear crawl back to 1st marker. Rinse and Repeat x 3. Named Bearmuda Triangle as it has been known to mysteriously lose some pax along the way.
Bearpees The Bearpees are long lost cousins to the Burpeedans and suck equally. Line up across a field or parking lot. OYO 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bearcrawl forward. Once PAX get to other side, rinse and repeat adding another Burpee, keeping the 1:4 ratio but only increasing the number of Burpees. This is best achieved when going past 4!
Bears & Blocks Get on all fours (like you are doing a bear crawl) with your Cinder Block on the grass between your knees or feet. Reach between your legs and pull the Block across the grass passed your head. Now, bear crawl forward until the Block is between your feet again, and keep repeating across the length of the field.
Black Jack Start on the sideline of a football field. Perform 1 Merkin – run to other sideline – perform 20 LBCs. Run back and do 2 Merkins. Run back for 19 LBCs. Repeat until you do 20 Merkins and 1 LBC, running between the sidelines. Always adds up to 21 – BLACK JACK!
Blimps 5 burpees, 10 lunge each leg, 15 imperial walker, 20 merkins, 25 plank jacks, 30 squats. Rinse and repeat as needed. Can be done to cross a field or lot.
Blocktanamo PAX, in a circle, hold standard 8x8x16 concrete blocks straight out in front of them while one PAX sets down his block to run inside the circle pressing down on the others blocks. The next PAX sets his block down as soon as the guy next to him is on the move. Ends when the final PAX completes his lap. Works both clockwise and counterclockwise. A modified version of a PAX favorite, Guantanamo.
Bojangles Biscuit On a typical 400 meter track, sprint straights and mosey corners, each lap can add 10 blueberries (burpees) if want a blueberry biscuit
BOPO Burpee, One-Legged Burpee, Plank Jack, One-Legged Burpee (other leg) – call this OYO for 10 reps.
Bridge of Hate The bridge of hate is the exact opposite of the tunnel of love. The pax form a line by laying on there back shoulder to shoulder. One pax will then be lifted and passed down the line of the pax that are laying on the ground. When the pax that was being passed down the line gets to the front he lays next to the last man and the man at the rear of the line then gets passed down, so forth and so on. Just like an inverted tunnel of love. Exercise can be done for distance or turns. Q's choice.
Bruce Lee An super set consisting of 6 ab exercises: 1. Hammer, 2. Leg raises, 3. LBC's, 4. Heel Touches, 5. Crunchy Frog, 6. 100's. 20 reps, 3 sets. 30 seconds rest between each set. work up to 90 reps, 7 sets: Bruce Lee's work out.
Bucket Brigage Works best with 4 – 8 men. Line up at top of stairs (or large hill). One man on each stair shoulder-to-shoulder. Man on highest stair passes heavy object (i.e. 60lb sandbag, cinderblock, etc) down to next man, who passes it along the line. Once you hand off object, run down stairs to end of the line to receive object again. Once at bottom of stairs, repeat going back up.
Burp Back Mountain A punishing full body exercise begins by locating a nice-sized hill. The exercise is then performed by pairing up with one person proceeding to run backward up the hill/forward down the hill 5X while the other person is performing burpees. The individuals continue to alternate running with burpees until 100 total burpees are completed. When finished, pax continue to run hills until entire pax completes.
Burpee Dans This exercise is OYO. Line up across field/parking lot. Perform 1 Burpee : 4 lunges forward until you reach other side of parking lot. Turn around, perform 2 burpees : 4 lunges back to starting position. Rinse and repeat as necessary increasing burpees by 1. Pick up the six or plank until all PAX finish.
Burpee Mile 48 burpees, 1 mile run. Done as 12 burpees, run 1/4 mile x 4.
Catch Me If You Can Two partners. Partner 1 performs 5 Burpees (or 10 Diamond Merkins or X Number of Whatever the Q says), and then sprints to catch the Partner 2, who has been running backwards. Repeato until Q says stop or track lap is complete.
Catch Us If You Can Three partners. Partner A partner carries Partner B. Partner C performs 5 Burpees (or 10 Diamond Merkins or X Number of Whatever the Q says), and then sprints to catch the pair. Partner C then partner carries Partner A. Partner B performs the called number of the called exercise and then sprints to catch the pair. Partner B then partner carries Partner C. Partner A performs the called number of the called exercise and then sprints to catch the pair. Repeato.
Caterpillar PAX forms 2 lines face-to-face, down in plank position. Allow 2-3 feet between PAX. Last man box-jumps over the planking PAX to the head of the line, Indian Run style. Continue cycling through over a Q-prescribed distance or until toasted.
Charles Bronson Start with 3 shovel flags, cones or other distance markers with first two 100 yards apart in a line, the last another 10 yards past. At starting point, perform 50 SSH's, sprint to 2nd point, then army crawl to 3rd point. Mosey back to start, 50 Merkins then rinse/repeat. 50 burpees, rinse/repeat. 50 LBC's, rinse/repeat. Finish with 50 Jump Squats rinse/repeat. Coupons optional. NOTE: a white board at start with excersizes listed is invaluable.
Chilly Broad jumps Each Pax member will be in the Chillcut position about 4-5 feet apart.  The person on the end will Broad Jump over each person until he gets to the end.  Then he will Chilcut and the next guy broad jumps etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on the Q.
Cinder block rock slider slide Place a cinder block on its side or a large rock on ground (Must be concrete or black top ground, not grass or turf) now slide or push the block or rock at a distance to your liking. Similar to Hair Burner.
Cindy AMRAP in 20 minutes: 5 pullups, 10 merkins, & 15 squats."Borrowed" from a popular fitness craze, Cindy is a great total body beatdown and a great benchmark to gauge your progress over time. Plus, if you complete 20 rounds during the 20 minutes, add a mile run to the front and back end of the workout, and you've just completed The Murph.
Climate Change While in a circle the Pax holds the 'Al Gore' pose. The Pax then proceeds to do a time bomb (just like the Merican Time Bomb). A five burpee time bomb is a great way to end the mumble chatter. Continue the countdown until the Q is smoked or everyone quits. The burpee can be switched to jump lunges or burpees depending on the mood of the Q.
CLIMB C = Crab cake…L = Lunge…I = Iron Cross…M = Mountain Climber…B = Burpee. Number each exercise and ladder up through each rotation: round 1= 1C,2L,3I,4M and 5B then 2,4,6,8,10 then 3,6,9,12,15 until exhaustion sets in.
Conveyer Belt Columns of 5-6 PAX deep, standing at "stations" positioned 2 parking spaces apart, perform appointed exercise (5 monkey humpers or 3 merks, for example), BearCrawl forward to next station, guy at front runs to back of column. Reverse Conveyor Belt is the same idea but going in the reverse direction by CrawlBearing between stations. This works really nicely with kettlebells: leave your kettlebell at the station where you start.
Daft Punk Lunge exercise performed in cadence with a cadence count that you cycle through three times (12 count move). Also sometimes know as the "around the world lunge" hence the F3 Moniker after Daft Punk's classic "Around the World." Right leg lunge forward (step back to center after each) / Right leg lunge sideways / Right leg lunge back / Left leg lunge back / Left leg lunge sideways / Left leg lunge forward. This completes one full Daft Punk.
Death Star Set 10 cones out in shape of star. Run to each cone and perform 30 merkins at each. Adds up to total of 300. Good times.
Deck of Death A routine done with a deck of playing cards where each suit is an exercise and each card dictates the number of reps you do of that exercise all the way up to an Ace being 14 reps. Exercise complete when all 52 cards have been flipped.
Deconstructed Burpees The perfect exercise, broken down into pieces. Squats, then leg thrusts, then Merkins, then leg thrusts, then up. For example, do 10 squats, 10 leg thrusts, 10 Merkins, 10 leg thrusts, then up. Decrease reps by 1 each time until you get to 1 each.
Deep Sea Diver Hip Slapper variation. Best used on steps. 1. Start with feet on 1st step. Perform x amount of Hip Slappers. 2. Move feet up 1 step. Perform x amount of Hip Slappers. Continue with this pattern, reaching desired pinnacle. (5 or more steps = F3). 3. Then move feet down 1 step. Perform x amount of Hip Slappers. Repeat pattern until reaching 1st step. Looks like a deep sea diver swimming down down down.
Del Brown Named after saltwater fly fisherman who developed spectacular Merkin Crab fly. 10 Merkins then 25 yard Crab Walk then 10 Diamond Merkins then 25 yard Crab Walk then 10 Merkins. Repeato.
DirtyMacDeuce 4 sets of 3 exercises done to 12 4-count reps. Each set has one chest exercise, one leg exercise and one core exercise. After each set of three exercises, you run a lap of a track or whatever else is handy (parking lot, etc.)
DMC Best on a football field but can be done with any designated points or posts. From the goal line Duck walk to the 10 yard line, 5 merkins, reverse bearcrawl back to goal line. Repeat to the 20, 30, 40 and 50 yardlines increasing # of merkins by 5. Duckwalk-Merkin-Reverse Bearcrawl.
Doc Ock's Octogon of Pain Routine – The PAX partner up & start at different stations. Area is setup with cones in an Octagon – 8 Stations – one for each of the Doc Ock's 2.0s – Each stations exercise begins with the respective 2.0's first letter of their name. PAX will perform 8 of each exercise, bear crawling from cone to cone after each exercise, after each completion around the Octagon the PAX jog to the middle, to pay respect to my better half and perform Motivator from 4.Station 1 – 2.0 – Decline Merkins; Station 2 – 2.1 – Jump Squats; Station 3 – 2.2 – Burpee; Station 4 – 2.3 – American Hammers; Station 5 – 2.4 – Outlaws; Station 6 – 2.5 – Lt. Dans; Station 7 – 2.6 – The Lion King; Station 8 – 2.7 – Jumping Spiders.Rinse and repeat adding 8 to each exercise each trip around the Octagon of Pain 8, 16, 24, 32… (Motivators continue from 4 each trip to the middle).
Dominoes Preferably performed in a parking lot with a row of curbs (can also be done on ground). Line up 1 or 2 PAX per curb down the parking lot, entire PAX side planks on curb with left hand high, starting at one end, first PAX rotates to regular plank position for set number of Merkins, first PAX then holds regular plank and next PAX rotates down for Merkins, and so on down the line. Once the entire PAX is in regular plank position, the entire PAX reverses and starts again with right hand high. Repeato as desired. When done properly the PAX should resemble dominoes slowly toppling over. Best for a larger PAX.
Dora 1-2-3 Teams of 2 pax working together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, and 300 reps. Pax 1 executes as many reps as possible while Pax 2 sprints 100 yards down and back. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises are a top-to-bottom of body progression, i,e, 100 merkins per team (chest), 200 LBCs per team (core), 300 squats per team (legs). Modified Dora 1-2-3 is 50, 100, and 150 reps.
Doracides Dora's twin sister and she is a lil' cray cray. Use the same concept as the regular Dora, 2 PAX work together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, 300, and 400 reps. The difference comes in the sprint, instead of running 100 yards you will do suicides instead. 1 PAX member will execute as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints to cone 1 (or use a pole, tree, etc. for your point of turnaround), 1 burpee, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 2, 2 burpees, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 3, 3 burpees, sprint back, switch with partner. PAX member picks up where PAX member doing the exercises left off.
Dr. W Dr. W is a sufferable 8-count ab exercise that combines Dolly, Rosalita, and the W; often within the 6MOM. Always a #CrowdPleaser. 1 is legs apart like a Low Dolly, 2 is legs together, 3 is raise the legs to Rosalita position (45-60 degrees-ish), 4 is spread ‘em, 5 is The W (hands together and stretching forward between your legs), 6 is the return to your back (legs still up), 7 is legs together, 8 is legs down. 5-8 Dr. W's is a good start to get the pax coordinated with the counting. 10 is a magic # that most build up to 15 is just dumb and torture #FetalPositionMaker Qtip – We always emphasize that the W is on the 5 count. Kinda breaks down the motions and gives a 2nd starting point.
Dragon Walk Like the Peter Parker except you are moving forward. Resembles a Komodo Dragon walking.
Duck and Weave Pax line up as if doing an Indian Run, except this offers more pain. The Pax start duck walking and the six runs to the front by weaving in between each Pax member. Then he joins the rest of the Pax duck walking until everyone has weaved to the front at least once or until the Q's legs burn out.
Elevens also written as 11s. An exercise in which you start with 1 rep of one exercise and 10 reps of another exercise, then add one additional rep to the first exercise and subtract one rep from the second. The sum must always add up to 11. Example: Elevens along the oak trees at #45MinutesofMary with Burpees and Merkins starts you with 1 Burpee and 10 Merkins at the first tree, then 2 Burpees and 9 Merkins at the second tree, then 3 and 8 etc. until you do 10 Burpees and 1 Merkin at the last tree.
Escalator 10 jump-ups, 20 burpees, 30 merkins, 40 squats, 50 lunge-walks. Mix and match as long as reps go up by 10. Sometimes followed by a lap around a parking lot.
F3 Baseball Performed on a baseball diamond or using cones as bases. Pax are divided into four teams. Each team starts at its own base. Teams must complete a cumulative number of reps of different exercise at each base, for example, 120 team merkins at first, 120 team squats at second, 120 team crab cakes at 3rd, 120 team burpees at home, and then move using different modes of transportation to the next base. Each time a team passes the base it started on, it gets a point. Team with the most points after 20 minutes or some other set time wins.
Field of Dreams Created on a baseball diamond, but can in a field with cones. Start out by counting off by fours. 1s start at First Base (1st cone) do AMRAP Squats until relieved. 2s at Second Base (2nd cone) do AMRAP Mercans until relieved. 3s at Third Base (3rd cone) do AMRAP LBC's until relieved. 4s at Home Plate (4th cone) will perform 15 Burpees then run to First, relieving the Pax there. Continue until all Pax have done the Burpees.
Fire Drill PAX in a circle, chopping feet or high knees. Each PAX calls out "Fire" all PAX hits the ground rolls right, merkin, roll back left, another merkin, then back up chopping. Go around the circle with the "stop, drop and roll" until all PAX have called "Fire".
Flora 1-2-3 Dora's lazy, mean stepsister. All pax partner up, and grab a coupon, preferably of the 35 lbs CMU size (concrete masonry unit). 100 Merkins – P1 does 10 with feet on coupon. P2 holds plank with feet on his coupon. Flapjack.200 LBCs – P1 does 20 LBC holding coupon high on chest. P2 holds legs 6" off ground, and extends arms w/ coupon over chest. Flapjack. 300 Goblet Squats – P1 does 25 goblet squats. P2 lowers to bottom of goblet squat w/ coupon, and holds. Flapjack.
Forest to the Sea Conducted on any field, parking lot or basketball court that has a halfway point. You bear crawl to the middle and crab walk the rest. The bear represents your forest and the the crab is the sea. You can throw some burpees in at the half way point to help countdown (5,4,3,2,1) and to make the exercise harder. The length is up to the Q.
Four Corners Usually done on a football field or area with four corners. Run to first corner, do 10 reps. Run to 2nd, 10 more reps. Run to 3rd, 10 more. Run back to start, 10 final reps.
Four Corners Escalator Combination of Four Corners and an Escalator. Four exercises. 10 reps, run to next corner, 10 reps+20 reps next exercise, run, 10, 20, 30 reps, run, 10, 20, 30, 40 reps, run to start. Can go back down escalator: 40, 30, 20, 10, run, 30, 20, 10, run, 20, 10, run, 10.
FrankenSteinl The Steinl, only the routine is performed while wearing a Ruck sack or vest. Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Global Warming PAX in circle of pain. Hold Al Gore while slowly shuffling in a circle. Q shouts out exercise and amount (10 merkins, 20 Bobby Hurleys, 10 burpees, etc.) PAX recover and continue Al Gore shuffle in opposite direction. Rinse, repeat, and continue until Q is smoked.
Greta 1-2-3 Dora's Icelandic Cousin…she's frigid. It's like Dora 1-2-3 but performed with each exercise using a 30lb cinderblock (YHC used Kettle bell swings, squat to overhead press, and block burpees) . Also, while one of the pair is running, the runner is carrying another cinderblock to leave at the top of the run for the other to carry back. All the while the runner has to hurdle over three obstacles (hay bales). It's terrible and horrible combined.
Griff Run 800m; Run 400m backwards; Run 800m; Run 400m backwards. Griff is a Crossfit Hero.
Guantanamo Pax in a circle on their backs heels up. First pax jumps up and pushes the feet down around the circle fighting to keep legs off the ground. Followed by next pax in line then hit the ground legs up when back to your start position until last man finishes the circle.
Gunners The PAX completes a set of exercises in succession of the process of the firing of a gun. Hammer, to explosion, to barrel path PAX lines up in a across an open field on their Six. Complete a number of American Hammers and explosive exercise (eg. Burpees, Jump Squats) as set by the Q AYG Sprint to a point set by the Q Repeat Exercise pattern again.
Hands of Time Close COP with PAX on their 6's, heads in the center with legs out. (as though forming a clock). Q starts the PAX, legs up at 90 degrees, hands under your rear. One PAX at a time in a wave like motion- Each PAX counts off aloud as they drop and hold 1,2,3, etc around the circle until finished (suggested 60,120,180,240). Drop straightened legs to 10 degrees and hold until a full revolution has been made (as the second hands would move around a clock) then return to 90 degrees and repeat until smoked! Alternate version… MICKEY'S Hands of Time, similar to above but with a partner standing over the PAX on the ground and "Throwing down" their legs to the left or right instead or straight forward. Do not let the legs touch the ground during the exercise!
Happy Jacks Do 5 side straddle hops in cadence then after the 5th one everyone does two jump squats. Like this… Side Straddle Hops IC: One, two, three, ONE! One, two, three, TWO! One, two, three, THREE! One, two, three, FOUR! One, two, three, FIVE! Quickly followed by two jump squats. Repeat 4x or until no one can breathe.
Heartbreak 1, 2, 3s Heartbreak 1, 2, 3’s are modified Dora 1, 2, 3’s with a heartbreaking hill in place of the 100 meter sprint–a la the final soul-crushing hill in the Boston Marathon. Hill should be just steep enough that standing at the bottom looking up is enough to induce heartbreak when making that final run to the top. If you live in the flatlands, a very steep bridge abutment works just as well.
Hey, Watch iss! PAX is in circle. One at a time each Pax member yells out in their best redneck accent "Hey! Watch iss" and does an exercise (ex-burpee) and then says "bet chew can't do 10" (or any qty), it moves around until all PAX participate.
Hindenburg BLIMPS Modified version of BLIMPS. Done on a field. Perform exercise at corner #1, sprint to corner #2, perform exercise. Sprint to corner #3 perform exercise. Then to corner #4, exercise and then back to corner #1. Plank it up until all have finished. Thats one round. Round 1 – 10 Burpees; Round 2 – 20 Lunges; Round 3 – 30 Imperial Walkers; Round 4- 40 Merkins; Round 5 – 50 Plank Jacks; Round 6 – 60 Squats
Homer to Marge to Mr. Burns (also submitted as Homer-to-Marge Merry Relay) As with much nomenclature in the Lake Norman area just north of Charlotte, we have a nuclear theme for this exercise. The Simpsons also lived within a 10 mile radius of a nuclear power plant where the potassium iodide pills only prolong the inevitible in the case of a meltdown. Homer is laying on your back and holding your feet 6 inches off the ground with your hands under your posterior. We raise our straight legs to vertical, which we call Marge (picture her hairdo) and then lower them on a 4 count to Homer. For an added twist (pun intended), from Marge, with your hands out to the side, lower your legs to the left and turn your head to the right for Mr. Burns (why? because it burns and he worked at the Springfield nuclear plant). Repeat on the other side. This can be done in cadence, slowly, quickly…mix it up!
Howling Monkeys In a circle, everyone grabs their ankles in Monkey Humper fashion (or Gorilla Humper, for the fearless) . The first person does ten monkey humpers followed by the next person and so on as in other "ring of fire" exercises. Don't let go of the ankles! Depending on the number of PAX, two rounds seems to result in Howling Monkeys. This will definitely not be a crowd pleaser, and it might be better to not be seen by light of day in a public space.
Indian Bear Crawl Line up head to toe in plank, guy at the end bear crawls to the front, then the next guy etc. While waiting PAX are doing Merkins.
Indian Crab Walk While lined up on your six, the guy in the back crabwalks to the front, then next guy, etc. Guys on 6 are doing LBCs while waiting.
Indian Run Single-file line of runners in which the last guy runs to the front. Rinse, repeat. Also known as Swedish Mile, Geese Run.
Jack Jack Webbs A Jack Webb with a Plank Jack following the Merkin. Example of a 2 count would be DOWN (Merkin), JACK (Plank Jack), "ONE" DOWN (Merkin), JACK (Plank Jack), "TWO", then onto your knees for the count of shoulder presses or over the head claps (2 COUNT). Ascending count to 10.
Jack Webbs A merkin then air press combination initiated on the Q's command, with an ascending rep count of each, usually up to 10.
Jacob's Ladder Seven times up the hill, with an increasing number of burpees at the top each trip up. See F3 TV.
Joe Derk While doing Joe Hendricks, complete a derkin for every step.
Johnny Cash Any combination of Ring of Fire exercises. Circle up in plank position or on your 6 for ab exercises. PAX hold plank/six while one man does reps of exercise. When he finishes the next man does reps until all in circle have done it. "It burns, burns, burns, that Ring of Fire"
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Start with 10 jumpin jacks(Side Straddle Hops) then quickly follow with 10 burpees. AMRAP. If doing 4 or more sets can break it in half and do 20 LBCs.
Jumping Jack Burpee Flash Pull-ups Not a very creative name, but basically, I took the Jumping Jack Burpee Flash, and modified it to: Start with 20 Side Straddle Hops, quickly follow with 10 burps, quickly follow with 10 pull-ups. Rinse and Repeat. 20 LBCs. Start over and rinse and repeat whole series as many times as wanted or AMRAP it on the clock.
Laney Lu Plank and Merk From your six, get in the V-up (Laney Lu) position….hold 10x IC, then roll right or left to low plank, hold 10x IC, then perform 1x merkin. Thats 1 Laney Lu Plank and Merk. After merkin, back to Laney Lu hold. Repeato 5x for a burn….10x for a man burn. (cred to RepoMan on the Laney Lu, his 2.0 showed him the V-up move).
Lazy Doras An estranged and despised relative of Dora 1-2-3. Partner up. Partners perform 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, & 300 Squats as a team. Here’s the catch…no running. P1 starts with 10 Merkins while P2 planks, then switch. Continue switching between Merkins and plank until 100 total Merkins reached. Next, while P1 does 20 LBCs, P2 performs a 6" leg hold until P1 is finished, then switch. Continue switching until all 200 LBCs are completed. Finally, P1 does 25 squats while P2 does squat hold, then switch. Continue switching until 300 total squats are completed.
Leg Wrecker Split pax into 2 groups. Separate groups at a distance as determined by Q (20-25 yards is a start). Group 1 does Lt. Dan's until they reach Group 2. Group 2 holds Al Gore. Upon arrival, Group 1 holds Al Gore while Group 2 Lt. Dan's back. Rinse and Repeat with Sumo Squats (and/or other leg exercises) instead of Lt. Dan's.
Lindsays aka Forties Lindsays are a high-rep variation of Elevens. You start with 30 reps of one exercise and 10 reps of another exercise OYO, then subtract 5 reps from the first exercise and add five reps from the second. Repeat OYO until you have 10 reps of the first exercise and 30 reps of the second. The sum must always add up to 40. Example: Lindsays with Dips and Merkins starts you with 30 Dips and 10 Merkins, then 25 Dips and 15 Merkins, then 20 Dips and 20 Merkins, then 15 Dips and 25 Merkins, then 10 Dips and 30 Merkins.
Ménage Teams of three. Each team does 90 of selected exercise as a group. Planks in between exercises. Repeat times 6.
Merkin Ladder Find a launch point and target point to sprint to. 50 yards or more. Start with 20 merkin. Sprint to target point. 19 merkin. Sprint back to launch point. 18 merkin. Continue decreasing merkin count down to 1 merkin. Total of 210 merkin.
Merkin Mania Do all exercises without rest OYO: 5 Diamond Merkins, 5 Merkins, 5 Wide Arm Merkins, 5 Crucible Merkins, 5 Staggered Merkins 1 way, 5 Staggered Merkins the other way, 5 Tempo Merkins, 5 Hand Release Merkins.
Merkin Mile 25 merkins are completed after each 1/4 mile (Total: 100 merkins, 1 mile). This is an especially great exercise to jump-start your reps for the day during a push-up challenge!
Millenial Goal is a total count of 2000 as a team. The full pax does 100 reps each of a called exercise, then runs a 100m lap back to a point where they gather again for the next called exercise. There will be 10 cycles, which get you to your number. Teamwork matters. The first nine cycles end when the FIRST person gets to 100, which keeps the pax together. The last cycle, which is always burpees, is done together and usually with someone Q-ing or roating the Q through the 100 burpees. A sample set of cycles: 1) SSH; 2) Lunges; 3) Merkins; 4) LBCs; 5) Mtn. Climbers; 6) Flutters; 7) Arm Raises; 8) Squats; 9) Oblique Crunches – 50 per side; 10) BurpeesNamed as year 2000 is within the time period around which the Millenial generation was born.
Monkey Rolls Break out into groups of 3 and start from the standing position in a line shoulder to shoulder with 4’ spacing between PAX. The PAX in the center dives to the ground toward the right hands first and finishes with a complete roll. While the first PAX is rolling toward the PAX on the right, the PAX on the right dives hands first over the PAX rolling toward him, finishing by in a complete roll toward the PAX who started on the left. The PAX on the left dives over the PAX rolling toward him and does a complete roll. Once each PAX finishes their complete roll, stand back up and get ready to dive over the next PAX rolling toward you. Repeat to failure or time defined by Q
Mucho Chesto Chest blaster exercise intended to build mucho chesto. 10 x Merkin / 10 x Wide Merkin / 10 x Diamonds / 10 Stagger Merkin Left / 10 Stagger Merkin Right. Rinse and repeat for a total 100 Merkins. Time yourself and try to improve for a bonus.
Nicole Nicole is one of the girls of Cross-fit. Set a timer for 20 minutes. Pax will complete AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of the following: Run 400m; Pull-ups AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) Mix up the pull-ups, chin-ups etc. as you see fit.; Repeato until the timer sounds.
Nolan Richardson Aka "40 minutes of Hell." Warm-O-Rama: Windmills (20), American Hammers( 20), Mosey (Around Ballfield). Routine: Partner 1 will perform each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedals 50 yards, performs a " Bobby Hurley" & jogs back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. This will continue until the repetition count stated below is met. 1. Burpees (150). 2. Squats (300). 3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (150). 4. Little Baby Arm Circles (300). 5. Merkins (150). 6. Imperial Walkers (300).
One Calls This is an 8-count IC exercise developed as a result of the sometimes horrible merkin form by some PAX, especially those claiming to do great #’s when in fact they didn’t do any correctly. It was a way to force the PAX to have FULL extension both at the bottom and the top, which only makes them better (and stops the improper form). Since I work with OneCall and he would come to the office daily to complain about this, I developed this exercise and named it after him for my upcoming Q. Start in Merkin/Plank position. 1 – Down; 2 – Hand Release; 3 – Up and hold; 4 – Floyd Mayweather Punch Right arm; 5 – Right arm down; 6 – Floyd Mayweather Punch Left arm; 7 – Left arm down; 8 (which would be the PAX count of 1, 2, 3, etc) – Full plank. As you can see, this forces the PAX to go all the way down instead of the 1-2” down that some claim count as a merkin, and it forces a locking of the elbows at the top. 10-15 of these are excellent. It has also been done with 2 PAX facing each other and keeping each other honest (Q choice with these to make the Floyd Mayweathers into Booyah Merkins or Slap 5's or anything like that where the PAX are mirroring each other).
Paula Abdul Any set in which you take 2 steps forward and then 1 step back and continue to do so until you reach a defined endpoint. For example: run up 2 ramps of a parking deck, perform an exercise, run down 1 ramp, perform an exercise, continue until you reach the top. Also works well with parking lot lines, speed bumps, light posts, flights of stairs, etc.
Pinocle Each PAX pickes a card from the pinochle deck. The card values represent the reps and the suit represented the exercise.9 = x9, 10 = x10, Jack = x11, Queen = x12, King = x13, Ace = x20, Game instruction card = Dealers Choice x50Hearts = Merkins Diamonds = Burpees Spades = Squats Clubs = American Hammers
Plank Hurdles Done on a football field. In small groups of 5-6, everyone starts in the plank position in the end zone. 1st man from each group sprints to the 10 and planks, 2nd sprints, hurdles him, planks on the 20, 3rd man hurdles each, planks on the 30, etc. At the end of the group, 1st man sprints, hurdles everyone, etc. Everyone should finish in a plank in the opposite end zone.
Plankorama-mama This is a series of exercises that alternate between plank position and seated position with no rest between. Ex. Hydraulics x 20 IC/LBCs x 20 IC/Shoulder taps x 20….etc. The name derives from a couple of AOs that have begun to shorten 6 minutes of mary to 6mom and then into momma.
Poker Chips Moving an 8x8x16 concrete block forward one parking pace at a time, shifting right/left and moving the next chip/block forward. At the last chip, cycle back to the front of the line. Exercise goes the length of parking lot or until the PAX yields.
Quarter Pounder Done on a Football field or a large parking lot. Sprint to the 25 yards and Do 25 merkins, Run backwards to Goal And Sprint to the 50 and do 50 squats, Backwards to Goal Line sprint to the 75 and do 75 Mountain Climbers, Run backwards to the goal line and sprint to the hundred and do 100 SSH. mix and match exercises for the reps. Do it with a Bricks for a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Rinse and repeat for a Double Quarter Pounder.
Railroad Tracks The twisted sister of the Indian Run. Pax start in single file line. First pax drops to low plank, second pax jumps over first pax runs 5 yards and gets in low plank. Third pax jumps over both pax runs 5 yards and gets in low plank. After all pax have gone, the first pax jumps over all the pax and returns to low plank. This is continued until the destination is reached. The name derived from the pax looking like Railroad ties as you continuously hop over one another.
Railroaders One or more railroad ties needed. Split into 2-3 people per group. Each group takes turns on the railroad ties. 1st Round – Each group performs 20 overhead presses, while everyone else planks. 2nd Round – Each group performs 20 curls, while everyone else holds Al Gore. 3rd Round – Each group performs 20 dips, while everyone else performs flutter kicks. 4th Round – Each group performs 20 bent over rows, while everyone else lunges. Rinse & repeat as needed or change out exercises and reps as needed.
Rampage Performed at nearest hill or stairs. Starting at top, perform exercise of choice with X amount of reps. Once complete, bear crawl down the hill/stairs. At bottom, perform exercise of choice with X amount of reps. Once complete, crawl bear up the hill/stairs to the top. Down/up = 1 round. No limits on Q's choice of rounds.
Red Barchetta Designed to get the heart rate up, much like the song by Rush of the same name. To be completed on a football field or an area of similar length: 100 Yard Dash then 100 SSHs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 75 yard dash then 75 mountain climbers, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 50 yard dash then 50 LBCs, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 25 yard dash then 25 Merkins, run back to start point to plank/wait for six; 10 yard dash then 10 burpees, run back to start point and plank/wait for six.
Ring of Fire In a large area you have 8-10 different exercise stations set up in a circle. Split groups evenly into each station. Group spends one minute at the station doing the exercise (as many as they can) and then rotate around the circle of fire to the next exercise (All groups rotate at the same time). Go 3 complete rotations around the Circle of Fire. Exercise examples- 1. Burpees 2. Hill Run 3. Box Jump 4. Flutter Kicks 5. Jump Rope 6. Mercins 7. Shuttle Run 8. Squats 9. BBS 10. Lunges.
Route 66 Made infamous along Water Oak Road in Charlotte, an exercise in which you start with 1 rep at a predefined stopping point, then add one additional rep at intervals until you hit 11 stops. Example: Route 66 along the light posts starts you with 1 exercise, like a burpee, at the first light pole. Then do 2 at the next, 3 at the third, etc. until you reach 11 light posts / 11 burpees. The sum total of all reps is 66.
SheHateMe 10 Lunges (20 movements)/10 Burps (Burpees without the pushup and the standing)/10 Pushups. No rest, as many sets as you can, for as long as the QIC deems necessary.
Side-straddle Hop Burpees Perform 5 Side-Straddle Hops in cadence, then drop and do 2 Burpees. Once you are finished with Burpees, continue Side-Straddle Hops in cadence. Normally done in F3 Columbia in sets of 25.
Six Minutes Of Mary aka 6MOM An abdominal #Routine of no specific composition as long as it promotes #TBQ.  Inspired by psycho-killer with the 7-minute ab workout in Something About Mary.
Six Pack 1 pull-up, 5 merkins (11's style but with 6's). Once at 5 pullups 1 merkin, go back down to 1 pull-up, 5 merkins.
Slugger Run DMC's: Run a series of laps around the Q as designated. After the first lap, do 20 Diamond Merkins (D); after the second lap, do 20 Merkins (M); after the third lap do 20 Carolina Dry Docks (C) to complete a round. Rinse and Repeat as desired.
Snapshot Grab a sandbag (pavers or other beefy coupon possible, but only with wide separation between pax and done on a forgiving surface). Pax line up shoulder to shoulder with generous spacing between. Squat and shot put the weight with both hands. Broad jump forward. Lunge. Pick up sandbag and repeato for 50-100 yards. / Hit your neighbor with the sandbag? 10 burpees OYO then continue. Hit the Q? 20 burpees OYO. The same with a paver? Dial 911. / Named after a submariner's "oh, damn!" act of knee-jerk launching a torpedo without looking where it's going.
Spartan PAX line up and sprint 100 yrds, do 10 merkins at the finish and walk back to the start all together. Q starts each sprint race with a verbal call. Continue until you have done 30 x100 yrd sprints and 10×30 = 300 Merks. PAX will be nursing home walking for several days.
Stairway to Seven Obvious derivative of the Robert Plant…At a stadium, wide stairwell or amphitheater, start with 1 Burpee at bottom, 1 incline push-up on first step, run to top, 1 squat on top step, then run back down. Repeat 7 times up increasing reps of each exercise by 1 each time, so you finish with 7 burpees, 7 incline push-ups, run to top, 7 squats at top. Other exercises ascending from 1-7 can be added or substituted, such as supine pull-ups if you have the apparatus available, like a stadium railing.
Steinl Hold plank for 30 secs, then lower to forearm plank for 30 secs. Then 10 merkins IC. Then peter parker, mountain climber, parker peter with one leg. Should be outside elbow, then chest, then opposite elbow. 10 IC. Then 10 merkins IC. Return to plank and repeat. Flap jack with the PP's. Finish with merkins to complete 1 set.
Stink B.O.M.B.S. B.O.M.B.S. x 2 on reps + use a spoke layout. Set 5 cones out surrounding the Shovel Flag. Pax #1 starts the B.O.M.B.S. reps at the first cone while pax #2 goes to the Shovel Flag to do exercise chosen by the Q (for example 50 curls or 50 LBC's). Pax #2 then swaps with Pax #1. Work at same spoke until all reps are completed. Then move to next spoke. Q can change center exercise with each move to next spoke. B.O.M.B.S = 100 Burpees, 200 Over Head Presses, 300 Merkins, 400 Big Boy Sit-ups, 500 Squats.
Sugar Cookie Works best on a baseball field with wet grass and a dirt infield. Do a called number of Supermans while kicking legs in cadence, as though you are swimming in the grass. Sprint to dirt infield and do called hand-release merkins followed by big boys. Rinse and repeat 3 rounds. Replicates a Navy punishment where you have to jump in the ocean followed by exercises on the beach. You get covered by sand and look like a sugar cookie.
Suicides Done on basketball court or football field. On basketball court, start at end line, sprint to foul line, touch the ground, sprint back to end line touch the ground, sprint to mid court and touch line, sprint back to end line and touch line, sprint to far foul line and touch ground, sprint back to end line and touch the ground, sprint to far end line and touch the ground, sprint back to original end line. Rinse and repeat.
Super 21 Super 21: Do 1 merkin followed by 1 situp; 2 merkins / 2 situps; 3 merkins / 3 situps, etc., etc. ……. up to 21 merkins/ 21 situps (total of 231 merkins and 231 situps). Insert other exercises in between to allow for recovery (i.e. – Super 21 #1 – #10, Monkey Humpers x 21, Super 21 #11-#13, Mountain Climbers x 21, Super 21 #14-#15, etc.).
Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette’s country song hit, “Stand By Your Man” is the inspiration here. Starting position: PAX 1 assumes the merkin plank while PAX 2 remains standing beside ‘his man’. Exercise: Pax 1 does merkins in sync with PAX 2 who does deep squats. They do 10 reps either by Q call or on their own. At multiples of 10, the partners switch out alternating between merkins & squats. Example: 1,2,3 … 10, (switch) 11,12,13…20 (switch) 21,22,23, …30 (switch), etc. until they reach 200; that’s 100 merkins + 100 squats per man. (Note: on each switch, the merkin man should explode off the deck as in the 5-6 count of the burpee.) Other standing/ground exercises may be substituted at Q’s discretion. In fact, an entire routine could be made up of multiple ‘Tammy Wynettes’.
Tennessee Iditarod Like the Iditarod race only no snow, huskies, or sleds. Wrap a climbing rope around PAX One’s waist. PAX Two holds the rope, like reigns, behind PAX One. PAX Two gives resistance while PAX One pulls “the sled”. Works best with a AYG sprint and maximum resistant.
The Cooper 1 lap around track. 10 burpees, 10 Squats, then 10 Merkins. Lap around track. Then 9,9, 9 of same. Count down to 1. Gets pretty brutal when you get to around 5.
The Cycle From home plate, bear crawl to 1st base, 3 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to 2nd base, 6 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to third base, 9 burpees, crawl bear back to home From home plate, bear crawl around the bases to home plate.
The Dab 10 burpees per minute for 5 minutes, run 1/4 mile, rinse and repeat x 4.
The Donatello To end a workout with suicides on a long set of stairs (I.E. Snake Pit's Big Boy Stairs which has 86 stairs & 7 landings)
The Grateful Dead (aka Dancing Bear) Basically a plank-o-rama with some stupidity mixed in. Do 5 Merkins. Rotate 360° in place to the left. Left arm up, right arm up, etc. Do 5 Werkins. Rotate 360° in place to the right. Left arm up, right arm up, etc. Do 5 Diamond Merkins. Now while in place, lift left arm and leg up, then quickly swap to right arm and leg up. Do this back and forth as quick as you can, making sure to get full extension. Now you look like a Dancing Bear!
The Gross The beauty of this is you can crank it up or ratchet it down depending on what kind of pain you want to inflict. Pick 12 exercises, do 12 reps of each. 12×12=144 which is a Gross. Done for the first time by Barry Manolow and YHC to highlight the exercises we hate the most – all in one workout. Breeds fantastic mumble chatter.
The W.A.S.H. Werkins (50, preferably hand-release). American Hammers (100). Step-Ups (150). Hip Thrusts (200). Done OYO or in pairs (with one partner running – either laps or designated sprints – while the other does exercise, then switch as needed until exercises completed).
Thunderstruck Q plays "Thunderstruck" by ACDC. PAX complete 1 standard Merkin for every "thunder!" that is heard in the song. Plank during the rest of the song. Awesome way to end a workout and just make sure any juice that's left is burned away.
Tortoise and the Hare B.O.M.B.S. Buddy up with one rucksack between each pair. Partner #1 puts on rucksack and starts walking. Partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the rucksack while Partner #1 does the same exercise. Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner. -5 Burpees (50 per pair) -10 Outlaws (100 per pair) -15 Merkins (150 per pair) -20 Big Boy Sit-ups (200 per pair) -25 Squats (250 per pair)
Triple Check Teams of three. First man in a peoples chair, second man in front of him in plank, third man sprints 100 yards and back, rinse and repeat times three.
Triple Nickel Find a hill. Start at bottom, run to top and complete 5xcalled exercise, run to bottom and complete 5xcalled exercise, 5 repetitions (5/5/5=Triple Nickel). Can easily be done on flat surface with launch point and target point.
Uptown 50 10 cones with the following written on them: Burpee Broad Jump, Crab Walk, Partner Carry (P1), Partner Carry (P2), Alligator Crawl, Wheelbarrow (P1), Wheelbarrow (P2), Nur (Run Backwards), AYG (Sprint), and Bear Crawl. Cones are placed at end zone and at 50 yard line. Pax partner up and line up on the 50 yard line. Do 10 burpees, then travel to the 50 in the method on the cone. When you get to the 50, do 10 burpees and travel back by the next method. Repeat until you've traveled by all methods on cones (and have done your 100 burpees). Keep going until audible swearing is heard, or until time runs out.
Walk Like An Egyptian Pax line up, single-file about an arm-length apart. In unison, entire Pax lunge forward with their right leg and hold the lunge, while the last Pax jailbreaks to the front of the line. The entire Pax then recover and lunge forward with their left leg and hold the lunge, while the last Pax jailbreaks to the front. Process continues until all Pax have cycled through at least once. To sneak in some additional core work, have the Pax rotate into the lunge (i.e. rotate chest right on right leg) and hold throughout.
WALKERSTRONG Pax circles up and performs 2 minutes of Imperial Walkers, last 30 seconds AMRAP. Name inspired by Walker Phillips, 2.0 of NailPop in Lexington. Variation of exercise includes each pax taking a turn praying aloud with group while performing imperial walkers until all pax have prayed.
Wall of Fire While PAX are doing People's chair take turns doing 10xmerkins 10xLBCs 10xburpees.
Walls of Jericho Its Biblical and it will hurt… OK just as Joshua was instructed to do. WOJ usually is performed around a large building, pick 7 different exercises and complete 7 reps of each and run one lap around the building. Complete for 7 laps. For extra you can always have PAX shout on the last set to give reverence to the story.
Wave of Merkins Circle up, get into plank position, first person does one merkin, then the next person to the right does a merkin, should look like a wave flowing around the circle, until you get back to the first person who then performs 2 merkins, repeat all the way up to 10 and back down. Stay in plank position the entire time.
Webbicide A standard suicide but instead of touching each line the pax does an increasing number of merkins at each line. Run to the first line, do one merkin, run back to start, run to next line, do two merkins, and so on until you get to 10. A running form of the Jack Webb usually done on a large parking lot.
Wheel of Animal Walk Essentially a Wheel of Merkin with Animal Walks between each stage. Find a parking lot 40-60 yds. across, preferably with an incline (the steeper the better). Begin at bottom of incline. Frog Hop across, do 10 Merkins w/ both hands on curb. Bear Crawl across, do 10 Merkins w/ left hand on curb. Duck Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ feet on curb. Crab Walk across, do 10 Merkins w/ right hand on curb. North Augusta Pax LOVE this one.
Wilt Chamberlains Space cones 100 ft apart. Length of basketball court. Line up at first cone do 100 lbc's then run to second cone do 100 squats back to first do 100 flutter kicks(each leg) then end back at second to finish off with 100 lunges(50 each leg). Nice ab and lower body routine. Named for Wilts NBA record 100 pt game.
WMD Crawl A Bear Crawl executed by doing 5 Werkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set out wide followed by 5 Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands at normal position followed by 5 Diamond Merkins and crawling 10 steps with hands set in close. Rinse and repeat until the desired distance has been traveled.
Wood Chopper Grab a sandbag (preferably, for the instability) or a paver. Start in a crouch, twisted to the left, sandbag outside your left shin (1). Swing the sandbag up across the body to the right to a standing press position with weight outside your right shoulder (2). Swing back down to the left to the starting position (3). Back up (4). You should swing vigorously enough to be forced to decelerate the weight at both top and bottom – really swing it, as if you were chopping wood. / 20 count in cadence. Switch sides to start on the right. Repeato. / Intersperse with another exercise for recovery, and complete 3 sets for a true #CrowdPleaser. Misery and soreness from hips to armpits sure to result. / Disclaimer: Maintain good form – straight backs! Bad backs or unfit FNGs should modify to jumpies with the weight.
Yul Brynner Magnificent Seven Merkins. Progress through 7 different types of merkins without stopping/holding plank between each one: Carolina Dry Dock to Wide Merkin to Merkin to Ranger Merkin to Diamond Merkin to Crucible Merkin to Chuck Norris Merkin. Rinse and repeat on Q's call.

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B.O.M.B.S. Similar to Dora 1-2-3 but more exercises. Partner up. Pax 1 does exercise while Pax 2 runs to the other end of the (insert your destination). Swap out and continue the exercise until each amount of reps are complete. The exercises and reps are: 50- Burpees / 100- Overhead Claps / 150- Merkins / 200- Big Boy Sit-ups / 250- Squats. Tags: Circuit, Partner
Bataan Death March AKA: Burpee Catch Me If You Can Indian Run…A combination of Catch Me If You Can and a traditional Indian Run. The last person drops and does 5 Burpees, while the rest of the Pax mosey in a line. After completing the Burpees, the last guy runs to catch the group, tapping the (new) last Pax on the shoulder, who then stops to begin his 5 Burpees, while the (former) last guy continues on to the front of the line. Continue until all Pax have performed a set of Burpees or until the Q calls it.
Bear Crawl Inch Worm PAX lines up head to to feet in plank position. The man in the back of the line bear crawls to front of the line and yells front and next man does the same thing until whole PAX has done it.
Bear Crawl Snake Similar to Bear Crawl Inch Worm, but adds a weave. PAX line up head to feet in plank position. The man at the back of the line, bear crawls to front of the line, weaving in and out of planking PAX and yells when at front. Next man does the same thing until all PAX have completed. Repeato as necessary.
Booyah! Merkin In honor of the late great Stuart Scott, who no doubt would have been an F3 Dash pax, had F3 been in Winston-Salem decades ago. 2 pax plank facing each other perform merkin in unison and on up move reach out and tap right hand to partner's left shoulder, repeat merkin in unison with left hand tap to partner's shoulder to complete one rep. Each up move accompanied by a spirited BOOYAH!
Brickbarrow It's a wheelbarrow with 2 pax except the pax crawling on his hands also has to "walk" with a brick in each hand.
Bridge of Hate The bridge of hate is the exact opposite of the tunnel of love. The pax form a line by laying on there back shoulder to shoulder. One pax will then be lifted and passed down the line of the pax that are laying on the ground. When the pax that was being passed down the line gets to the front he lays next to the last man and the man at the rear of the line then gets passed down, so forth and so on. Just like an inverted tunnel of love. Exercise can be done for distance or turns. Q's choice.
Broken Wheelbarrow Similar to a wheelbarrow. Partner one walking on ground with hands while partner two is holding only one leg, with the other leg free of held leg. This demands dramatically more core stability. This has been referred to as the Broken Spirit.
Bropee Performing a burpee with a partner simultaneously so that on your squat jump up you execute a most excellent high ten.
Bucket Brigage Works best with 4 – 8 men. Line up at top of stairs (or large hill). One man on each stair shoulder-to-shoulder. Man on highest stair passes heavy object (i.e. 60lb sandbag, cinderblock, etc) down to next man, who passes it along the line. Once you hand off object, run down stairs to end of the line to receive object again. Once at bottom of stairs, repeat going back up.
Burp Back Mountain A punishing full body exercise begins by locating a nice-sized hill. The exercise is then performed by pairing up with one person proceeding to run backward up the hill/forward down the hill 5X while the other person is performing burpees. The individuals continue to alternate running with burpees until 100 total burpees are completed. When finished, pax continue to run hills until entire pax completes.
Catch Me If You Can Two partners. Partner 1 performs 5 Burpees (or 10 Diamond Merkins or X Number of Whatever the Q says), and then sprints to catch the Partner 2, who has been running backwards. Repeato until Q says stop or track lap is complete.
Catch Us If You Can Three partners. Partner A partner carries Partner B. Partner C performs 5 Burpees (or 10 Diamond Merkins or X Number of Whatever the Q says), and then sprints to catch the pair. Partner C then partner carries Partner A. Partner B performs the called number of the called exercise and then sprints to catch the pair. Partner B then partner carries Partner C. Partner A performs the called number of the called exercise and then sprints to catch the pair. Repeato.
Caterpillar PAX forms 2 lines face-to-face, down in plank position. Allow 2-3 feet between PAX. Last man box-jumps over the planking PAX to the head of the line, Indian Run style. Continue cycling through over a Q-prescribed distance or until toasted.
Chilly Broad jumps Each Pax member will be in the Chillcut position about 4-5 feet apart.  The person on the end will Broad Jump over each person until he gets to the end.  Then he will Chilcut and the next guy broad jumps etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on the Q.
Cliff Hanger Arm-ups Think of it as a cliff hanger merkin and step ups getting together and having a baby. Get with a partner and get in cliff hanger position (see cliff hanger merkin) but you want to do it on a bench or picnic table something that has a upper and lower level. Start on lower part of bench or whatever you are using. When Q says go right arm up left arm up right arm down left arm down. You get the picture. Best to do OYO and keep a good grip or this will become a face smasher.
Cliff Hanger Merkins Cliff Hanger Merkins are performed in parking decks all across F3Nation. In order to complete the exercise you will need a partner. P1 will grab ahold of a rail or top of a wall on the perimeter of the parking garage at any level. P2 will hold P1's legs in the air while P1 completes the required number of Merkins. Nothing more, nothing less. #Disclaimer is always necessary for this exercise.
Colonel Trautman Pair up and one partner runs 20 yards to the pull up bar and do 3 pull ups while the other partner does either 5 fingertip Merkins or 10 regular Merkins then hold Chillcutt for their partner to tell them to go and do their pull ups. And you do as many sets as you can with in the time frame the Q gives you.
Conveyer Belt Columns of 5-6 PAX deep, standing at "stations" positioned 2 parking spaces apart, perform appointed exercise (5 monkey humpers or 3 merks, for example), BearCrawl forward to next station, guy at front runs to back of column. Reverse Conveyor Belt is the same idea but going in the reverse direction by CrawlBearing between stations. This works really nicely with kettlebells: leave your kettlebell at the station where you start.
Devin Hester Two PAX of similar speed, one with a rock or other coupon and a small headstart, race 100 yds. 2nd Pax attempts to run down the 1st. Created by Glass Joe in Union County.
Doc Ock's Octogon of Pain Routine – The PAX partner up & start at different stations. Area is setup with cones in an Octagon – 8 Stations – one for each of the Doc Ock's 2.0s – Each stations exercise begins with the respective 2.0's first letter of their name. PAX will perform 8 of each exercise, bear crawling from cone to cone after each exercise, after each completion around the Octagon the PAX jog to the middle, to pay respect to my better half and perform Motivator from 4.Station 1 – 2.0 – Decline Merkins; Station 2 – 2.1 – Jump Squats; Station 3 – 2.2 – Burpee; Station 4 – 2.3 – American Hammers; Station 5 – 2.4 – Outlaws; Station 6 – 2.5 – Lt. Dans; Station 7 – 2.6 – The Lion King; Station 8 – 2.7 – Jumping Spiders.Rinse and repeat adding 8 to each exercise each trip around the Octagon of Pain 8, 16, 24, 32… (Motivators continue from 4 each trip to the middle).
Dominoes Preferably performed in a parking lot with a row of curbs (can also be done on ground). Line up 1 or 2 PAX per curb down the parking lot, entire PAX side planks on curb with left hand high, starting at one end, first PAX rotates to regular plank position for set number of Merkins, first PAX then holds regular plank and next PAX rotates down for Merkins, and so on down the line. Once the entire PAX is in regular plank position, the entire PAX reverses and starts again with right hand high. Repeato as desired. When done properly the PAX should resemble dominoes slowly toppling over. Best for a larger PAX.
Dora 1-2-3 Teams of 2 pax working together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, and 300 reps. Pax 1 executes as many reps as possible while Pax 2 sprints 100 yards down and back. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises are a top-to-bottom of body progression, i,e, 100 merkins per team (chest), 200 LBCs per team (core), 300 squats per team (legs). Modified Dora 1-2-3 is 50, 100, and 150 reps.
Doracides Dora's twin sister and she is a lil' cray cray. Use the same concept as the regular Dora, 2 PAX work together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, 300, and 400 reps. The difference comes in the sprint, instead of running 100 yards you will do suicides instead. 1 PAX member will execute as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints to cone 1 (or use a pole, tree, etc. for your point of turnaround), 1 burpee, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 2, 2 burpees, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 3, 3 burpees, sprint back, switch with partner. PAX member picks up where PAX member doing the exercises left off.
DoubleApplesauce A two-column Indian run.
Dwight Howard Standing facing a wall, jump from rest with both hands and touch as high up on the wall as possible (like Dwight Howard slapping a sticker on the backboard while dunking). AMRAP while your partner circles a building. Normally part of a larger set (people's chair, rocky balboas, donkey kicks, etc.) of partner work.
Empty Wheelbarrow A belly up plank walk with someone holding your feet. Essentially a crabwalk with partner holding feet.
Field of Dreams Created on a baseball diamond, but can in a field with cones. Start out by counting off by fours. 1s start at First Base (1st cone) do AMRAP Squats until relieved. 2s at Second Base (2nd cone) do AMRAP Mercans until relieved. 3s at Third Base (3rd cone) do AMRAP LBC's until relieved. 4s at Home Plate (4th cone) will perform 15 Burpees then run to First, relieving the Pax there. Continue until all Pax have done the Burpees.
Flora 1-2-3 Dora's lazy, mean stepsister. All pax partner up, and grab a coupon, preferably of the 35 lbs CMU size (concrete masonry unit). 100 Merkins – P1 does 10 with feet on coupon. P2 holds plank with feet on his coupon. Flapjack.200 LBCs – P1 does 20 LBC holding coupon high on chest. P2 holds legs 6" off ground, and extends arms w/ coupon over chest. Flapjack. 300 Goblet Squats – P1 does 25 goblet squats. P2 lowers to bottom of goblet squat w/ coupon, and holds. Flapjack.
Greta 1-2-3 Dora's Icelandic Cousin…she's frigid. It's like Dora 1-2-3 but performed with each exercise using a 30lb cinderblock (YHC used Kettle bell swings, squat to overhead press, and block burpees) . Also, while one of the pair is running, the runner is carrying another cinderblock to leave at the top of the run for the other to carry back. All the while the runner has to hurdle over three obstacles (hay bales). It's terrible and horrible combined.
Hail Mary Partner up, near picnic table or other such object. First man planking on ground, second man with his legs on first back doing dips with his hands on picnic table. flapjack after each set.
Heartbreak 1, 2, 3s Heartbreak 1, 2, 3’s are modified Dora 1, 2, 3’s with a heartbreaking hill in place of the 100 meter sprint–a la the final soul-crushing hill in the Boston Marathon. Hill should be just steep enough that standing at the bottom looking up is enough to induce heartbreak when making that final run to the top. If you live in the flatlands, a very steep bridge abutment works just as well.
Hot Potato Pair up. Face each other. On your bums and lock ankles. Starting man grabs a paver or sandbag, tosses it over the head of his partner, then stays at 45 degrees. Partner catches the weight, falling to his back, touches the ground over his head with the weight , then performs a sit-up motion, tossing the weight back. Starting man performs the sit-up. Hit potato – get rid of that weight! / Perform for 90 seconds or as long as the Q has gas.
Lazy Doras An estranged and despised relative of Dora 1-2-3. Partner up. Partners perform 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, & 300 Squats as a team. Here’s the catch…no running. P1 starts with 10 Merkins while P2 planks, then switch. Continue switching between Merkins and plank until 100 total Merkins reached. Next, while P1 does 20 LBCs, P2 performs a 6" leg hold until P1 is finished, then switch. Continue switching until all 200 LBCs are completed. Finally, P1 does 25 squats while P2 does squat hold, then switch. Continue switching until 300 total squats are completed.
Leg Wrecker Split pax into 2 groups. Separate groups at a distance as determined by Q (20-25 yards is a start). Group 1 does Lt. Dan's until they reach Group 2. Group 2 holds Al Gore. Upon arrival, Group 1 holds Al Gore while Group 2 Lt. Dan's back. Rinse and Repeat with Sumo Squats (and/or other leg exercises) instead of Lt. Dan's.
Ménage Teams of three. Each team does 90 of selected exercise as a group. Planks in between exercises. Repeat times 6.
Michelin Man Bolt Similar to the Usain Bolt but with a tractor trailer tire in tow. Two pax are harnessed to a tractor trailer tire – that trails them by 8-10 feet. The pax team drag the tire 40 yards out and back while remaining pax perform the prescribed exercise. Perform through all pax. Rinse and repeat for duration for a solid all over beat down.
Millenial Goal is a total count of 2000 as a team. The full pax does 100 reps each of a called exercise, then runs a 100m lap back to a point where they gather again for the next called exercise. There will be 10 cycles, which get you to your number. Teamwork matters. The first nine cycles end when the FIRST person gets to 100, which keeps the pax together. The last cycle, which is always burpees, is done together and usually with someone Q-ing or roating the Q through the 100 burpees. A sample set of cycles: 1) SSH; 2) Lunges; 3) Merkins; 4) LBCs; 5) Mtn. Climbers; 6) Flutters; 7) Arm Raises; 8) Squats; 9) Oblique Crunches – 50 per side; 10) BurpeesNamed as year 2000 is within the time period around which the Millenial generation was born.
Monkey Rolls Break out into groups of 3 and start from the standing position in a line shoulder to shoulder with 4’ spacing between PAX. The PAX in the center dives to the ground toward the right hands first and finishes with a complete roll. While the first PAX is rolling toward the PAX on the right, the PAX on the right dives hands first over the PAX rolling toward him, finishing by in a complete roll toward the PAX who started on the left. The PAX on the left dives over the PAX rolling toward him and does a complete roll. Once each PAX finishes their complete roll, stand back up and get ready to dive over the next PAX rolling toward you. Repeat to failure or time defined by Q
Nolan Richardson Aka "40 minutes of Hell." Warm-O-Rama: Windmills (20), American Hammers( 20), Mosey (Around Ballfield). Routine: Partner 1 will perform each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedals 50 yards, performs a " Bobby Hurley" & jogs back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. This will continue until the repetition count stated below is met. 1. Burpees (150). 2. Squats (300). 3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (150). 4. Little Baby Arm Circles (300). 5. Merkins (150). 6. Imperial Walkers (300).
Ollie Norths Heaving a man over your back to carry him from the battlefield.  Then carry him for a while. (f/k/a First Responders)
Partner Carry Carry a partner either in a fireman hold or simply on your back some distance that Q calls out.
Partner Derkin aka the Parnerkin Merkin performed with your feet up on your planking partner's back.
Pattycake Merkin Two partners face each other in plank position and perform merkin together. On up movement, partners touch right hands in the middle. Repeat merkin and switch hands.
Power Merkin Merkin performed with your planking partner's feet up on your back. The bigger your partner, the more power required to complete the merkin.
Princess Tea Party PAX grab a partner and form two rows with partners facing each other in plank position. Partners do Pattycake Merkins for set number of reps, followed by a Partner People's Chair (Back to back wall sit) for set time. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
Railroaders One or more railroad ties needed. Split into 2-3 people per group. Each group takes turns on the railroad ties. 1st Round – Each group performs 20 overhead presses, while everyone else planks. 2nd Round – Each group performs 20 curls, while everyone else holds Al Gore. 3rd Round – Each group performs 20 dips, while everyone else performs flutter kicks. 4th Round – Each group performs 20 bent over rows, while everyone else lunges. Rinse & repeat as needed or change out exercises and reps as needed.
Squerkin Two man teams. First man in merkin position with second man behind holding first mans legs at his waist. First man does one merkin with his legs elevated. Second man perfroms one squat using the body weight of the first mans legs. Begin again for # of reps called by Q.
StairBarrows Wheelbarrow position – up one flight of stairs. Space permitting the down partner then does 10 Derkins (partner holding legs). Flap Jack if another flight up. If not same partner return down the stairs and flap jack at bottom for another round.
Stink B.O.M.B.S. B.O.M.B.S. x 2 on reps + use a spoke layout. Set 5 cones out surrounding the Shovel Flag. Pax #1 starts the B.O.M.B.S. reps at the first cone while pax #2 goes to the Shovel Flag to do exercise chosen by the Q (for example 50 curls or 50 LBC's). Pax #2 then swaps with Pax #1. Work at same spoke until all reps are completed. Then move to next spoke. Q can change center exercise with each move to next spoke. B.O.M.B.S = 100 Burpees, 200 Over Head Presses, 300 Merkins, 400 Big Boy Sit-ups, 500 Squats.
Swirley One Pax holds the other’s legs while they do push-ups in handstand position (like they are getting a swirly).
Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette’s country song hit, “Stand By Your Man” is the inspiration here. Starting position: PAX 1 assumes the merkin plank while PAX 2 remains standing beside ‘his man’. Exercise: Pax 1 does merkins in sync with PAX 2 who does deep squats. They do 10 reps either by Q call or on their own. At multiples of 10, the partners switch out alternating between merkins & squats. Example: 1,2,3 … 10, (switch) 11,12,13…20 (switch) 21,22,23, …30 (switch), etc. until they reach 200; that’s 100 merkins + 100 squats per man. (Note: on each switch, the merkin man should explode off the deck as in the 5-6 count of the burpee.) Other standing/ground exercises may be substituted at Q’s discretion. In fact, an entire routine could be made up of multiple ‘Tammy Wynettes’.
Tennessee Iditarod Like the Iditarod race only no snow, huskies, or sleds. Wrap a climbing rope around PAX One’s waist. PAX Two holds the rope, like reigns, behind PAX One. PAX Two gives resistance while PAX One pulls “the sled”. Works best with a AYG sprint and maximum resistant.
The W.A.S.H. Werkins (50, preferably hand-release). American Hammers (100). Step-Ups (150). Hip Thrusts (200). Done OYO or in pairs (with one partner running – either laps or designated sprints – while the other does exercise, then switch as needed until exercises completed).
Three Amigos Three members of Pax assume air chair position, but back-to-back-to-back, leaning on each other. Hold position as with wall sits, drop lower and hold, or begin to walk as a group in direction of your choosing.
Tortoise and the Hare B.O.M.B.S. Buddy up with one rucksack between each pair. Partner #1 puts on rucksack and starts walking. Partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the rucksack while Partner #1 does the same exercise. Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner. -5 Burpees (50 per pair) -10 Outlaws (100 per pair) -15 Merkins (150 per pair) -20 Big Boy Sit-ups (200 per pair) -25 Squats (250 per pair)
Triple Check Teams of three. First man in a peoples chair, second man in front of him in plank, third man sprints 100 yards and back, rinse and repeat times three.
Tunnel of Love While Pax plank side by side, one by one someone crawls under the tunnel of planking pax. Best done with a ruck on, in the snow, or anywhere there is accumulated mud.
Twin Tower of Trust Each pax member will hold a brick in each hand, facing another Pax member ( say there is 20 guys total, 10 line up facing each other maybe 3-4 feet apart).  When the Q says exercise, they will hold the bricks straight out eye level “ no touching bricks OR partners bricks”.  The person on the end will “bear crawl” under everyone holding the bricks ( that is where the trust comes in J) AND when he gets to the end he will pick a side and hold his bricks up.  Then the next guy goes etc. etc.  This will continue for 25-50 yards depending on what the Q says.
Uptown 50 10 cones with the following written on them: Burpee Broad Jump, Crab Walk, Partner Carry (P1), Partner Carry (P2), Alligator Crawl, Wheelbarrow (P1), Wheelbarrow (P2), Nur (Run Backwards), AYG (Sprint), and Bear Crawl. Cones are placed at end zone and at 50 yard line. Pax partner up and line up on the 50 yard line. Do 10 burpees, then travel to the 50 in the method on the cone. When you get to the 50, do 10 burpees and travel back by the next method. Repeat until you've traveled by all methods on cones (and have done your 100 burpees). Keep going until audible swearing is heard, or until time runs out.
Weekend at Bernie's This is a partner drag exercise where one partner is a "causality" and the other partner has to get him down the field. Any type of drag can be used for this exercise. At warthog we used bear crawls as well drags where the pax drags the causality by the ankles down the field. Reason for name is because while we were preforming this exercise many pax had flashbacks to scenes in the move where they were moving Bernie around the house.
Wilson's Wife Inverted military press performed with your feet up on your partner's shoulders — essentially a BTTW when you don't have a wall.

Music

Name
Description
Bearway to Heaven A Bear Crawl suicide of seven increasing lengths with decreasing burpees at the end of each length. Ideally the lengths and number of burpees should be such that the entire exercise takes the full 8:01 time of "Stairway to Heaven".
Bodies Hit the Floor This is done to the song Bodies by Drowning Pool (3:21). Start in plank position. When the song says "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor" do a Donkey Kick (26 Total). When the song counts (1, 2, 3, 4) do a Merkin (21 Total). Always plank when not doing Donkey Kicks or Merkins and never let your Bodies Hit The Floor.
Bring Sally Up Q plays the song "Flower" by Moby (Gone in 60 seconds soundtrack). Start with your chest on the ground, and enjoy it because your chest shouldn't touch the ground again until the song is over. When the song says "Bring Sally Up" the Pax will be in the 'Merican up position, and "Bring Sally Down" the Pax will be in the 'Merican down position. Pax will hold the down position until the next rep. It's only 31 little reps in 3:30. Scale this workout to your fitness level: If you are fatigued, modify the 'mericans by either doing chest to ground at the bottom, or take no shame and use your knees. Here's a tip to complete it, position hands between shoulders and chest and close to the body, much less stress on the shoulders. This can be modified to about any move; squats, curls, planks or even pull-ups if you are absolutely insane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A2V9Bu80J4
Chumbaburpee To the song, Tubthumper by Chumbawampa, start with SSH at beginning of song, then every time they say, "I get knocked down, but i get up again" you do a burpee. While not doing burpees, you are continuously doing SSH. In the end, you will do about 27 burpees. Great for the Warmorama, and to shut down any mumblechatter early in workout, or at any point during the workout.
Get Lucky or not so much Listen to "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, and every time they say "get lucky" do a murkin. Everytime the song says "we're up all night" hold an Al Gore until he says "get lucky" again.
Gut Busters Everyone starts in and holds a plank during the Ghostbusters song. Every time they say “Ghost Busters” you complete a burpee. In the “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” sections do plank jacks in rhythm. Bustin’ makes everyone feel good!!!! 
In the plank tonight Hold the plank position for the entirety of "in the air tonight" by Phil Collins.
Roxanne Done while listening to the song Roxanne by the Police. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Merkin is done at every "Roxanne" and a Plank Jack at every 'red light' sung. Alternatively, while running in place at a high cadence for the entire song, a burpee is done at every "Roxanne."
Thunderstruck Q plays "Thunderstruck" by ACDC. PAX complete 1 standard Merkin for every "thunder!" that is heard in the song. Plank during the rest of the song. Awesome way to end a workout and just make sure any juice that's left is burned away.
Yeah Done while listening to the song Yeah by Joe Nichols. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Plankjack is done at every “Yeah” and a Mountain Climber at every "she" sung.

Games

Name
Description
Bearway to Heaven A Bear Crawl suicide of seven increasing lengths with decreasing burpees at the end of each length. Ideally the lengths and number of burpees should be such that the entire exercise takes the full 8:01 time of "Stairway to Heaven".
Bodies Hit the Floor This is done to the song Bodies by Drowning Pool (3:21). Start in plank position. When the song says "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor" do a Donkey Kick (26 Total). When the song counts (1, 2, 3, 4) do a Merkin (21 Total). Always plank when not doing Donkey Kicks or Merkins and never let your Bodies Hit The Floor.
Bring Sally Up Q plays the song "Flower" by Moby (Gone in 60 seconds soundtrack). Start with your chest on the ground, and enjoy it because your chest shouldn't touch the ground again until the song is over. When the song says "Bring Sally Up" the Pax will be in the 'Merican up position, and "Bring Sally Down" the Pax will be in the 'Merican down position. Pax will hold the down position until the next rep. It's only 31 little reps in 3:30. Scale this workout to your fitness level: If you are fatigued, modify the 'mericans by either doing chest to ground at the bottom, or take no shame and use your knees. Here's a tip to complete it, position hands between shoulders and chest and close to the body, much less stress on the shoulders. This can be modified to about any move; squats, curls, planks or even pull-ups if you are absolutely insane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A2V9Bu80J4
Chumbaburpee To the song, Tubthumper by Chumbawampa, start with SSH at beginning of song, then every time they say, "I get knocked down, but i get up again" you do a burpee. While not doing burpees, you are continuously doing SSH. In the end, you will do about 27 burpees. Great for the Warmorama, and to shut down any mumblechatter early in workout, or at any point during the workout.
Get Lucky or not so much Listen to "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, and every time they say "get lucky" do a murkin. Everytime the song says "we're up all night" hold an Al Gore until he says "get lucky" again.
Gut Busters Everyone starts in and holds a plank during the Ghostbusters song. Every time they say “Ghost Busters” you complete a burpee. In the “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” sections do plank jacks in rhythm. Bustin’ makes everyone feel good!!!! 
In the plank tonight Hold the plank position for the entirety of "in the air tonight" by Phil Collins.
Roxanne Done while listening to the song Roxanne by the Police. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Merkin is done at every "Roxanne" and a Plank Jack at every 'red light' sung. Alternatively, while running in place at a high cadence for the entire song, a burpee is done at every "Roxanne."
Thunderstruck Q plays "Thunderstruck" by ACDC. PAX complete 1 standard Merkin for every "thunder!" that is heard in the song. Plank during the rest of the song. Awesome way to end a workout and just make sure any juice that's left is burned away.
Yeah Done while listening to the song Yeah by Joe Nichols. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Plankjack is done at every “Yeah” and a Mountain Climber at every "she" sung.