17 PAX showed face, 2 lost their beards or a bet (still uncertain). Dredd lost track of time staking out a nearby apartment complex in his ongoing search for the ultimate clown car. It was brought to YHC attention that the True Grit Parking lot is apparently known in the Garmin-World as Shelly Lake Park-N-Ride. Interesting morning… Oh yes and then the circus came to town. No clowns in sight no elephants or lions just a kangaroo with a Captain designation and lots of whining, not of children as one would expect at a circus but of full grown men.

Step right up, Step right up, Welcome to the Circus of Pain!

The Thang

Warm-up – Located at the Shelly Lake Park-N-Ride

  • SSH x 20
  • Merkins x 15
  • Squats x 15
  • Fazio Arm Circles x 20
  • Good Mornings x 15

Run to Soccer Field for Plank O Rama

On the Line, Plank Positon, One PAX sprints at a time to soccer goal and back, exercise changes on the return of the sprinter

  • HPH
  • LPH
  • Nipplers
  • Mtn Climber Merkins
  • Chilcutt
  • Alt Chilcutt and HPH
  • Right arm plank
  • Left arm plank
  • Putin
  • Sarkozy
  • Wide Grip Merkins
  • Peter Pakers
  • Knuckle Merkins
  • LPH
  • HPH

Run to Dam for Hill O Rama

  • Bear Crawl up Hill – 1 Burpee at top, jog down and hold plank
  • Crab Walk up Hill – 3 Brupees at top, jog down and hold plank
  • Sprint up Hill – 5 Burpees at top, jog down and hold plank
  • Crab Walk up Hill – 3 Burpees at top, jog down and hold plank
  • Bear Crawl up Hill – 1 Burpee

Indian Run down to far end of Venice Beach, we picked up Dredd along the way

  • Squats x 15
  • Squat jumps x 15
  • Star jumps x 15

He Sees Me with burpee penalties  for Men Down! to opposite end of Venice Beach for The Ring O Rama

Ring of fire Mary –  2  PAX at a time Sprint to Pull up Bar, 10 Pull ups and Sprint back, Mary for rest of PAX


Ball of Man for the spoken and the unspoken

Great effort put forth by all at the Circus of Pain today

Utah out