The virtual shovel flag was planted and 6 Pax arrived in the gloom for an early morning beat down.

The Thang:

Arm circles
Imperial walkers
Mountain climbers

Mosey on over to an uncharted area of East Campus for an Ark Loader
Bear crawl 20 yards and back, then speed skaters x 30
Duck walk, Carolina dry docks x 20
Crab walk, jump lunges x 30
Frog leaps, inchworm pushups x 10

Mosey on over to the playground for some pyramids of fun
Hanging curl ups (10, 8, 6, 4, 2), alternate with squat tuck jumps (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
Pullups (10, 8, 6, 4, 2), alternate with knee-up merkins (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Mosey on back to the quad
Suicides x 1
One man carries a partner 30 yards and back, the rest do low flutters, rotate down the line

Mosey back for Mary, each man chooses an exercise
Floyd – low jacks
Flying J – Russian hammers
Dream Catcher – leg raise circles
Timbuktu – LBCs with one knee up
Riggs – merkin jacks


– Hanging curl ups followed by pullups was a brutal combination…really a crowd pleaser
– Speaking of crowd pleasers, bear crawls were met by more than a few groans
– The initial plan was to do another pyramid at the playground (thinking of renaming this the PAINground), but we ran out of time…there was much rejoicing about this
– Future ark loaders probably need to be done at the quad where there aren’t as many sticks, acorns, and other naturally sharp objects to tear up the hands while doing bear crawls