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It was six degrees warmer than Greg Fishel said it was going to be, so 33 PAX posted at Carroll for the first Catalyst workout of the year.  Apparently, Twittershaming and the threat of an Enron Beatdown at Pullen Park brought a throng to the home of the Cougars.  Some even arrived carrying Rucks.

The number 33  and the 24 degrees takes me back to my days as a pledge in the cold mountain air of Central Pennsylvania, when I was forced to memorize  the following treasure of prose:”From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe, we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste.  It comes from the mountain springs to you.”  “33”  

Truth be told, Rolling Rock is among the worst beer ever produced by mankind, but some people dig it, and it has actually enjoyed a pretty good run over time.  Anyone that ever did a “case study” at the ‘Skellar in State College has that taste indelibly etched in their taste buds for all eternity, but I digress.

On to the Thang:


SSH x 24 (one for each degree), Windmill x 20, Mountain Climber x 20, Good Morning x 12, ‘Mericans x 10, High Knees x 20

Grab a Rock, head to the track for 10 curls, 10 shoulder presses, 10 tricep extensions and a lot of mumble chatter about my inability to speak properly.

Jog 110 yards, 13 curls, 12 shoulder presses, 12 tricep extensions.  Jog 110 yards, 10 curls, 10 shoulder presses, 10 tricep extensions, 110 yards, 10,10,10, 110 yards, 10, 10 and 10.

Audibled out of a lap carrying the rock because YHC could no longer feel his fingers.  Return rocks, circle up for SSH x 15 to return blood flow to the extremities.

Jog to bleachers, count off 1s and 2s: 1s on bleachers for Irkins x 12, Dips x 12, Derkins x 12, 2’s nearby doing Prisoner Squats x12, ‘Mericans x 12 and Alternating Lunges x 12, Flapjack groups.

T-claps to Abacus for bringing props:  jog to endline of football field, pick a partner, grab an innertube and sprint to mid field while partner provides resistance (Chariot race), flap jack and repeato.

Abacus dealer’s choice:  half way running backwards, turn around and sprint (with resistance…I choose to dub this “The Confused Horse”) flap jack and repeato.

Jog up the stairs for (audibled out of potentially lethal Jacob’s Ladder) 10 Burpees OYO.

To the crowded wall for 15 count BTTW, 15 count People’s Chair, 10 Count BTTW, 20 count People’s Chair with right leg up and left leg up for 5 counts each.

10 more Burpees OYO followed by Plank, Putin, Sarkozy.

Bearcrawl to light pole sprint to end of parking lot. Squats x 20, Mountain Climbers x 20

Back to parking lot for Mary: LBC x 20, WWII Situps x 10, American Hammers x 15 and 5 count six inch leg hold around something between a circle and a parallelogram.

COT:  PAX shared what they will do better in 2014…Confidentiality agreements will be distributed later. F3 makes us better men, great to hear what everyone is doing to focus that improvement.

T-Claps to FNGs Snooki and Lucci (he still doesn’t have a clue where that came from) for a first post on a day made for fartsacking.  Steroid announced that Mom and Pop Steroid were celebrating their 50th Anniversary on this very day.

Prayers (ALWAYS) for Dufresne.  We are all relieved that he is out of the hospital and back home with Erica, Pack Man and Analise.

ManRam led us out in Prayer.

Great work by the PAX in the cold!  Over 20 at Coffeeteria, including the Ruckers.

Google “Rolling Rock 33 mystery” and read the theories on why the number is on the bottle and then go enjoy a real beer today. You earned it!