Category: Blackcat


Two-thirds Workout.

7 Pax in the only moist 40 degree gloom. The rain paused long enough for us to do our thing today. Wapner, Jay-Z, CrabbyPO, Pew-Pew, Piper, Daisy, and QIC Maestro.


Non-Maestro lap

Seal claps x15 IC

Merkins x15 IC

Arm Stretches

MNCs x15 IC

Arm stretches

Calf stretches

Mountain Climbers x15 IC

Wall Stretches

Shoulder Touches x15 IC

Mosey to the HC

Motivator from 12

Mosey to the main shelter for the thang


3 sets of 3 exercises for 15 reps a piece finished with 5 Burpees. I call this “45s.” (Ultimately, should be rinsed and repeated 3 times as well, but we only repeated for 2 rounds).

Set 1: 15 Incline Merkins, 15 Dips, 15 Decline Merkins, 5 Burpees

Set 2: 15 Imperial Walkers (each leg), 15 Jump Squats, 15 Step ups (each leg), 5 Burpees

Set 3: 15 Merkins, 15 Big Boys, 15 American Hammers, 5 Burpees

Rinse and Repeat after a 5 count

Mosey back to the HC

Donkey Kick-offs. x5 with 5 Count hold, x10 with a 10 Count Hold, x15 with 15 Count Hold.

Indian Run Back to the Flag


Holds: Canoe, Boat, Canoe, 45 degree, 90 degree, Wiper to the Right, 90 degree, Wiper to the Left, 90 degree, 45 degree, back to Canoe.




Very happy that we weren’t soaked in pouring rain this morning. We were hoping for several others to show but we suspect the threat of heavy rain at 40 degrees was a factor. Since we didn’t have any FNGs we (YHC) decided that a Motivator from 12 would be acceptable. I left the experience proud to have done it, but will probably stick with 10 as the extra time spent could be bette spent on smoking ourselves on other things. Indeed, my arms are smoldering after the 45s. Wish we could have had a third round. The six minutes of Mary seemed to fly by with the holds. Pleasure to lead today.


Happy Tax Day!

Weather 35, clear with a few light flurries, moist pavement






Pew Pew

Crabby PO



Wapner QIC


Abe Vigodas IC x10

MNCs IC x20

Annie IC x10 each arm

Shoulder pretzels IC x20

Grass pickers IC x15

Tempo squats IC x15

Willie Mays Hayes


Mosey to Happy Place


One partner:

Merkins x10, Squats x20, LBCs x30, SSHs x40

Other partner:

Lap around playground w/ 4 burpees at finish

R&R x5 (w/ partners total 1040 reps)

Slowsy to sh!tter

1065 – 10 WWI sit-ups, 65 mountain climbers

1041 – 10 derkins, 41 air presses

1120 – 11 jump lunges, 20 jump squats

990 – 9 big boy sit-ups, 90 flutter kicks

Rings of fire

Merkins x10 and planks

Monkey humpers x10 and ankle holds

Squats x10 and Al Gore

Mosey to flag


Slow down cadence:

Hello Dolly IC x10

Freddie Mercury IC x10

Gas pumps IC x10



One of the best days of the year for YHC as another tax season comes to a close. Celebrated the various form numbers with exercises to each number. Piper established in warmup that he needed to leave early so as to not be confused with a walk of shame. Announcement of the 1040 workout gave Jay-Z ‘Nam-esque flashbacks. Mumblechatter was light – not sure if PAX were smoked early or if cold temperature stifled conversation. YHC definitely smoked as I try to get back into shape from the time off.


Fit for a Zoo

7 PAX posted in the gloom for a wild and wet animal themed workout.  51 and raining

IM, Jay-Z, Maestro, Crabby PO, Wapner, Piper, Popeye

Maestro Lap
Hand Release Merkins x 10 IC
Hip Rotations x10 Forward and Back each leg
Hand Release Merkins x 10 IC
Tempo Squats x 20 IC
Hand Release Merkins x 10 IC

Lunging Indian Walk down the hill to the stop sign
Mosey to tennis courts

5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Bear Crawl across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Crab Walk across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Duck Walk across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Inch Worm across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Frog Jumps across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Monkey Walk across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts
Lizard Crawl across both courts
5 Line Suicide across 2 courts

Mosey to stairs:
1x Stair Suicide

Mosey to Flag

Hurricane Hoedown – 7 hallelejuha flutter kicks IC, 7 reclined flutter kicks IC, 7 regular flutter kicks IC, 7 crunched flutter kicks IC, R&R with 6 reps
Freddie Mercury x 20
Box Cutters x 15

It was a wet one with no one thrilled about the early hand release merkins.  Complaints about unnecessary lines in the suicide were noted and ignored.  It was discovered that Piper has been working on his Bearcrawls at home.  We all need to step up our game.  1.8 miles total on the day with ~1 mile worth of suicides.  Prayed the rain would stop so some farmers could finish harvesting before planting this years crop.


I can’t quit you!

6 PAX posted in the warm (relatively) gloom for an ab heavy beat down.  36F and dry.

IM, Piper, Crabby PO, PewPew, Daisy, Jay-Z

Long Maestro Lap
Dynamic Stretching Exercises-
10 hip rotations forward and back each leg
10 Iron Crosses each leg
10 scorpions each leg
10 walking lunges each leg
10 Zombie walks each leg

Bruce Lee: 25 x LBC’s, 25 x Leg Lifts, 25 x Heel Touches, 25 x American Hammers, 25 x Crunchy Frogs, 100 x 100’s

Mosey to hill by caboose

Ab Back Mountain 1, 2, 3’s
Partner Up – 1 PAX runs backwards up hill and forwards down 4 times.  Other PAX does exercise.  Flip flop until total rep count reaches target.
100 Big Boys
200 LBC’s
300 Flutter Kicks each leg

2 x Crawlbears up hill

Slowesy to swings
Alternate 10 swing tysons while partner holds Al Gore.  Flip Flop. R&R

Mosey to Flag

10 x Weird hip rotation merkin plank thingies (They were hard)
15 x Box Cutters

Static leg and arm stretching to finish

Mumble: PAX started the complaints early with the Bruce Lee.  Things got tougher on the Ab Back Mountain.  Kept mary short as we had already worked the ab’s thoroughly.  Static stretching at the end was nice and appreciated.


No April Fools

7 PAX posted on this crisp 27 degree morning. Maestro, Pew-Pew, Popeye, Wapner, Crabby-PO, Jay-Z, Piper (QIC).

Warm up:

Arm Stretch: OYO

Leg Stretch: OYO


Modified Cindy: 5 pull ups, 15 squats, 10 Merkins, 10 – 10lbs sledge hammer tire strikes(5 right hand, 5 left hand), 10- 35 or 45 lbs kettle bell single arm row (10 right hand, 10 left hand), 1 Maestro lap. Rinse and Repeat.


Flutter Kicks: IC x 20

Vup Roll ups: OYO x 10

Crunchy Frog: OYO x 10

Moleskin: PAX completed 8 rounds of a modified Cindy. 2+ miles were ran, 40 pullups, 120 squats, 80 Merkins, 80 sledge hammer hits, 160 KB rows were completed. Hopefully PAX will continue to push hard, with the ultimate goal of completing the Murph on Memorial Day. 56 days and counting until Memorial Day. Glad to have the spring break PAX back today, wish Jay-z would have brought some warm weather back.


Little Bit of Everything!

6 PAX Posted for Burpees and Yoga today.





T-Bone . . . er

QIC Maestro

29 degrees under a calm starry morning.


LBACs x10 (or 11) IC both directions

Merkins x5 IC

Shoulder Pretzels x15 IC

Werkins x5

Wall Stretches x3

Burpees x6 OYO

Mosey to the HP

Glute Stretches

Motivator from 6 (lots of 6s today)

Mosey to the Main Shelter


Four Corners Ladder

First round: 6 Burpees, 12 Big Boys, 18 Mountain Climbers, 24 Squats

Second round: 6 Burpees, 12 Merkins, 18 Freddie Mercury’s, 24 Lunges (12 x2)

Saunter to the Fire Pit

Time for Yoga

Down Dog to Up Dog

Sun Salutation to Crescent

Crescent back to standing

Repeat with other leg

Repeat extended to Airplane and Warrior 1

Mosey to MOM


LBCs x10 IC

Tempo LBCs x10 IC

Captain Thors to 5



F3 BlackCat welcomes new PAX, T-Bone (er).



Welcome T-Bone to F3 BlackCat. Glad you’re with us.

YHC dealing with an extreme head cold and tired body this morning. Made it through with a modified Motivator. Decided to shorten it due to time, but don’t worry, promises to elevate the motivator to new levels will be fulfilled. Just waiting for certain PAX to post again so that all may share in the fun.


Catch Me If You Can!

Four PAX posted for a deceptively tough workout.  34F and dark.

IM, Wapner, Piper, Crabby PO

Shoulder Pretzels x 10, front and behind shoulders
Windmills x 10
Leg Stretches
Arm Stretches
Big Arm Circles x 10 forward and back

Mosey to happy place

Ascending Testicles, 20 second hold at each position

Catch Me if You Can – 1 Partner runs backwards while 2nd partner does 5 burpees.  2nd Partner then catches first partner.  Flip Flop.  Repeat until 44 burpees complete by each PAX.

Wall Sit x 2 minutes
Stetch Legs
Wall Sit single leg x 40 seconds each leg

Lieutenant Dan – 1 squat, 2 lunges upto 10 squats 20 lunges

Mosey to flag
Flutter kicks x 25
LBC’s x 25
Pickle Pointers x 20
Plank 30 seconds

It was nice having Wapner back but missed all the other fart sackers.  Catch Me If You Can sounds easy but we all came to the same conclusion independently that it sucks.


I Feel Motivated

26 or there about, almost no breeze.

7 PAX: PewPew, Jay-Z, CrabbyPO, IM, Piper, Popeye, QIC Maestro.


MNCs IC x15

Front Arm Stretching

Merkins IC x5

Nipple Tweakers IC x15

Cherry Pickers IC x15

Back arm Stretching

Werkins IC x5

Mosey via Indian Run with 6 Burpees

HP for a “Meastro Returns” Motivator from TEN

6 Burpees OYO

Mosey to the shelter for the


Stair laps: x4

Bottom – Mike Tysons x6

Top – Burpees x6

Rinse and repeat with Decline Merkins and Dips x6

Mosey back to the HP

Tried a new set for the arms:

Plank 30 sec merkins to a

DownDog 15 sec and 1/2 Plank 15 sec

Merkin to

DownDog 15 sec and 6 inch Plank 15 sec

Merkin to

DownDog 15 sec and Plank for 30 sec

Rinse and repeat with Wide Hands

Mosey to the Flag for


Captain Thor to 5

V-sit hold

Crunchy Frog IC x10

V-sit hold

V-sit Freddie Mercury

And Recover.


Privileged to Q again. Had fun and learned a lot trying something new. Hopeful to be able to complete it with Diamond hands next time. We will see. Didn’t take long to forget about the Motivator today, maybe I’ll add one to it every time I Q. See how long it takes before I’m banned from leading. Have a great week leading up to the tourney. Should be fun to see Purdue represent the great state of Indiana. We’ll have to do something with the total points that Purdue scores during the entire tourney some day.



38 degrees and soggy

Jay z crabypo pew pew Bambi IM Piper Maestro Smell good and humdinger Q

Warm up

Meastro lap

Arm oyo legs oyo

Grass pickers IQ


Mosey to happy place


Motivator from 7, squat jumps 10, LBC X25, Lap around the petting zoo, 10 burpees


Merkins IC x15, ring of fire al gore with 10 reps, flutter kicks x25, lap from happy place to shelters to bathrooms, 10 burpees box jumps x15


Spread merkins x15, leg blaster, 10 big boys, lap around petting zoo, 10 burpees

Box jumps x 15 and 60 second rocky balboas


Heels to heaven




We had an early exit from smell good with some back issues. He referenced the walk of shame that certain universities might have something similar. The warmer weather helped the extra conditioning thrown in for the workout. Thanks to jay-z for the reminder Thursday night to mix in the burpee requirement for Friday’s workout. Special reminder for gasman’s family in their loss


24 for 24

​ 6 PAX posted on this 31 degree morning. Popeye, IM, Humdinger, Maestro, Jay-Z, Piper (QIC)

  • Thang: 24 exercises.
  • Burpees-22
  • Balance lunges- 24 each leg
  • Calf raise squat- 24
  • Chin up – 6
  • Skater- 24 each leg
  • Wall sit – 90 sec
  • Wide pull up- 6
  • Step back lunges- 24
  • Alt side lunges- 24
  • Close pull up- 6
  • Single leg wall sit- 60 sec (30 each leg)
  • Deadlift squat- 24
  • Switch pull up-6
  • 3 way lunge -15 each leg
  • Chin up-6
  • Chair salutations- 60 sec
  • Rolling iso lunge 24
  • Wide pull up- 6
  • Frog walk-45 sec
  • Calf raise 75 rep
  • Close pull up- 6
  • 90/10 squat -24
  • Switch pull up- 6

Mary: In and outs – 24

Bicycles – 24 forward and 24 reverse

Straight leg sit ups – 24

Crunchy Frog – 24

Flutter Kicks- IC x 25

Moleskin: Boilermaker fans are the rare commodity at Black Cat, with that we must take advantage of any opportunity to celebrate. In commemoration of Purdue’s 24th Big Ten championship, PAX completed an exercise for each of Purdue’s 24 Big Ten Championships.