Backblast #482: Merkin Monday


DATE: August 31, 2020
AO:Johnson Park
QIC: Gravy
PAX: Bald Eagle, Pasty, Snoop, Gravy
Pre-Blast: Monday morning at Johnson Park is the best way to start your week. Or you can sleep in. That’s honorable. Shows good character. HC if you’d rather kick off the day with 100 merkins.

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

Disclaimer: This is a free, volunteer, peer-led workout. I am not a professional. I have no knowledge of any injuries or fitness considerations. It is each person’s responsibility to be safe and modify exercises if you need to. The most important thing is that you don’t get hurt, and that you finish. Remember, the workout should be you vs you.          


Less Stretch. 40 merkins IC, 20 second rest. 20 merkins IC, arm stretches, 20 merkins IC.


PAX moseyed down the trail toward Millennium Park, and at the first incline performed 20 spiderman merkins, then moseyed the rest of the way to Millennium Park. Pax performed 10 inchworm merkins, then moseyed back toward the AO. Periodically PAX performed 10 merkins OYO until total merkin count was 150. At the AO Pax performed 50 more merkins in sets of 10, for a total of 200.


End of Workout

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • F3-specific Announcements : Ralphie needs moving help this Friday.
  • Ball of Man (BOM) : The Apostle Paul writes a lot about carrying each others burdens. Each PAX named one thing he is facing right now that feels difficult.

Lovin those merkins…