Bushwood…..a return to the Octagon….sort of

14 of the New Bern Pax met at Bushwood for mid week thrashing.  We did a similar workout last X-mas but it was much colder then and the weather this AM was much warmer just a little damp.  No FNG’s so we jumped right into…..


  • SSH x 10
  • Merkins x 10 4ct
  • Cotton pickers x 10
  • Monkey Humpers x 10 4 ct (with more to come)
  • Winthrope Achilles Stretch OYO
  • One Blue Hawaiian lap

The Thang “The Octagon”

10 small orange cones were spaced out in a large fashion in the shape of a supposed “Octagon” but the group is bigger now so I added 2 more stations for 10 workout stations total.  The center of the “Octagon”, in the middle of the parking lot, represented the 11th station. The Pax broke into 2 man teams and moved to a specific station.  Partner A would bear crawl into the center, then do 11 merkins/22 monkey humpers (today’s date is 11/22) then bear crawl back to his particular station,while Partner B would perform the exercise listed below.  Partner A/B would then switch and then Al Gore for the 6.  Rotate (broad jump) clockwise to next station.  The Pax pushed hard but by station 4, YHC realized there were a lot of monkey humpers left to do.  All the exercises listed below were OYO and as many as could be performed while a teammate was entering the “Octagon”.

  • Station 1 – shoulder taps
  • Station 2 – Jump squats with 10lb medicine ball
  • Station 3 – Plank jacks
  • Station 4 – WMD’s
  • Station 5 – Prisoner squats
  • Station 6 – Mountain Climbers
  • Station 7 – Shoulder presses with stretch band
  • Station 8 – Lunges with 8 lb medicine ball overhead
  • Station 9 – Body Builder Burpees x 8 max
  • Station 10- One Blue Hawaiian lap

The Mary:

  • Boat Canoe
  • Low slow Flutter x 10
  • Box cutters x 10
  • 20 Monkey Humpers  4 ct
  • 5 Burpees OYO


No new updates to report.  420 has the Point. McRibb has the Bear


Prayers: YHC asked for prayers for an old college friend (and 420’s) who suffered a stroke last week and now is potentially paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life.  Faulkner requested prayers for his old roommate who went missing after hiking in Norway.  I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving!  Be thankful and count your blessings, someone is always less fortunate than you are.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.  If anyone is curious we did about 280 Monkey Humpers today.  Remember that when you groan getting up from the dinner table tomorrow!

Ingrown signing off

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