Northeast Tennessee

Wet March 1st Merkin Challenge Launch

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

20 PAX dragged themselves out of the fartsack to enjoy a rainy Arrowhead morning.  The Merkin challenge has started and the QIC was determined to knock out a few the gloom.

Had to start with Merkins (of course)!

  • Merkins IC X10
  • SSH IC X10
  • Merkins IC X5
  • Willie Mays Hayes IC X10 seconds each leg
  • Shoulder pretzels IC X10
  • Merkins IC X5
  • LBACs IC X10, Reverse X10
  • TTT IC X10
  • Merkins IC X5
  • total IC Merkin count #25
    Since we had 11 coupons (blocks) and 20 PAX, each man paired up and shared a block.  The Merkins were done in cadence.
  • Merkins IC X5
  • Block shoulder presses X10 OYO, changed to block curls at some point
  • Squats X10 OYO
  • Run to the cones (approx. 40 yards) and return to the blocks.  The faster PAX had a few seconds to recover before the next set of IC Merkins as the QIC was on the slow end.
  • Rinse and repeat until time was called (at 0615).  The PAX completed another 17 sets of Merkins IC for a grand (IC) total of 110 – or 220 if you want a “non IC” count. 170 squats and 170 overhead presses/block curls were knocked out as well.   Strong work men.  The QIC appreciated the encouraging words throughout.


Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

We should all try to strive to always focus and strive to think about the right things around us.  We must all make a concerted effort to stay on the path that God has laid out for each of us.


check with Fielding if you are interested in a mission trip to South America.  Can’t remember which country.

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