jerk + overhead squat

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then, three rounds; rest amply between rounds:
max pull-up

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26 Responses

    1. Ah, Christy.



      For starters, great work parodying the “***Important Announcement***” thing yesterday. Well played.

      I honestly don’t remember committing to this. Really. It just doesn’t sound like something I would do, or do seriously. Are you sure I wasn’t being sarcastic? Are you really sure?

      This would be a lot easier to get away from if I didn’t like you. For the record, no one else could get away with this. No one. However, you are the indomitable Christy Phillips, and I am but a cog in the wheel that is your thirst for life. So, I will do your run, even though it violates my third life’s rule: no man should ever bear or hint at his…situation…in public. Never show ’em what you’ve got, so-to-speak.

      Did I mention that I wear board shorts as underwear and have a particular affection for undershirts? There, problem solved. Besides, nobody wants to see this. I mean, this thing is outdoors, in the middle of February. No good can come of it.


      This morning, I woke up with my dignity. But I think I just sold it for $30.


    2. Christy,

      I am flattered that you have personally invited me to such a fine soirée. A run that involves only 2 miles of exertion and allows oneself to expose body parts as a form of self-degradation? By golly – THIS EVENT WAS MADE FOR ME!

      As you all know by now I will do just about anything for attention (but alas – am a terrible seamstress) so, I would propose the following: I will wear whatever anyone can make for me. And I mean anything. Buttless? Crotchless? A red leather bodysuit? Why not?

      My goal will be to look completely ridiculous as I chase John down Constitution Ave with the goal of getting in front of him (if buttless). The whole way screaming “You want this body – join MPH now!”

      I am there. I am so there.

  1. John, I love that you you’re taking the time honored tradition of Valentines Day, namely doting on your loved one, and putting the MPH stamp on it, namely beat down the opposite sex. Nice.

    Did I mention that I’m totally in for the Cupid Run? I expect a major MPH turnout for this. I’m going to wear my MPH t-shirt. Now I just need to figure out the valentine’s day theme undies…. and no Sean, I don’t want to borrow yours.

  2. –Scores–
    Derek B.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 10, 8, 5 (sub: overhead squat, jump-stretch pull-up, green)
    David O.: 115-125x-115-115-115-lbs., 17, 13, 10
    Erin K.: 60-60-60-60-60-lbs., 8, 8, 8
    Borja G.: 95-95-95-95-95-lbs., 22, 16, 12
    Erez Y.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 20, 14, 11 (sub: overhead squat)
    Leota B.: pvc-pvc-pvc-pvc-pvc, 10, 8, 4 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
    Amy D.: 45-50x-45-45-45-lbs., 31, 23, 27 (sub: bodyrow)
    Kris C.: 60-65-65-65-65-lbs., 14, 6, 7 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, red)
    Kristie K.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 20, 16, 10 (sub: overhead squat, jump-stretch pull-up, green)
    Kim H.: 55-55-55-55-55-lbs., 25, 20, 20 (sub: bodyrow)
    Lynsey H.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 9, 7, 6 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
    Mayra C.: 55-55-55-55-55-lbs., 2, 2, 1
    Charles H.: 75-85-85-85-85-lbs., 12, 9, 5 (sub: strict pull-up)
    Ivy F.: 105-105-105-105-105x-lbs., 3, 3, 3, (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Rob K.: 105-105-105-105-105-lbs., 18, 9, 9 (sub: strict pull-up)
    Caitlin F.: 75-85x-80-80-80-lbs., 5, 4, 3, (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
    Mike S.: 115x-115-115-115-115-lbs., 26, 21, 9
    Ravi S.: 85-85-85-85-85-lbs., 20, 11, 10
    Shana S.: 55-60-60-60-60-lbs., 14, 8, 4 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
    Neil A.: 125-125-125-125-125x-lbs., 11, 8, 7 (sub: strict pull-up)
    Sidra C.: 75-75-70-65-65-lbs., 3, 3, 5
    Jessica H.: 55-60-65-65-70-lbs., 8, 8, 8 (sub: strict pull-up)
    Sean M.: 115-115-115-115-115x-lbs., 6, 5, 4
    Jen M.: 65-65-65-65-65-lbs., 3, 3, 2
    Joe P.: 155-175x-155-155-155-lbs., 6, 6, 6
    Jeff W.: 85-85-85-85-85-lbs., 9, 7, 4
    Josh O.: 125-135-135-135-135-lbs., 4, 4, 3 (sub: strict pull-up)
    John S.: 65-65-65-65-65-lbs., 8, 6, 6 (sub: push press + overhead squat, strict pull-up)
    Dave R.: 185-195x-195x-195-185-lbs., 26, 14, 4
    Ricky B.: 110-120x-115x-110x-110-lbs., 18, 15, 11
    Linda K.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 21, 10, 12 (sub: overhead squat, bodyrow)
    Glenn C.: 95-100-105-110-110-lbs., 10, 15, 10
    Jenn J.: 50-50-50-55-55-lbs., 11, 11, 9 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
    Jason H.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 23, 19, 13 (sub: overhead squat)
    Joanna L.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 5, 4, 3
    Christy P.: 110-115-120-115-115-lbs., 33, 22, 18
    Adam C.: 95-105-105-95-95x-lbs., 12, 13, 6
    StuLu.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 10, 7, 7 (sub: overhead squat)
    Erin H.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 8, 5, 6 (sub: overhead squat)
    Roselena R.: 75-85x-75-75-75-lbs., 3, 4, 5
    Wayne C.: 85-85-85-85-85-lbs., 11, 7, 5
    Jeremy N.: 175x-175-175x-165-165-lbs., 14, 6, 6
    Sean F.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 14, 15, 13 (sub: overhead squat, jump-stretch pull-up, blue)
    Koji H.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 16, 9, 7 (sub: overhead squat)
    Amy S.: 33-38x-38x-33-33-lbs., 13, 13, 8 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)
    Hassan D.: 75-75-75-75-75-lbs., 11, 6, 5
    Samir M.: 65-65-65-75-75-lbs., 4, 4, 4 (sub: jump-stretch pull-up, green)

  3. This is AWESOME! I think the undie run should be event 4 of the Valentine’s Day Massacre. FWIW, this is a hard 2 miles. Capital hill is no joke.

    My main problem is that since this is a long weekend, I’m not sure I’m in town. I’ll sign up for both when I know what’s what.

  4. can you please add stict pull-up as a sub for me. Consistent with my status as a charter member of the tender hands club, I tore yesterday. I now invite (although he doesn’t need an invitation) Coach Main to suggest that if I showed up more often, did more pullups, etc. I wouldn’t tear my hands.

    John S.

  5. Gang,

    Before I forget, we originally planned the Valentine’s Day Massacre by Ricky’s idea the night of the Riot: a competition between AM athletes and PM athletes.

    That is, until Meg “The Maneater” / “The Black Widow” / “B-Wid” / “Wheelhouse” suggested Guys v. Gals. Great idea, Meggers. Boys, we have work to do…


      1. Come on, Rob. What’s with all the negativity? Have you been hanging out with Ricky lately? We’re never going to win with that attitude.

        What do you think the “M” in “MPH” stands for? It stands for “Man“. Actually, no it doesn’t. It doesn’t at all.

        Nevermind. I get it. You’re playing it cool. So, yeah, we don’t stand a chance. All of the guys will probably forget it’s Valentine’s Day anyway. We’re dead.


        1. hmm…that second paragraph sounds suspiciously like fightin’ words pretending to be something other than fightin words.

        2. I’m more of a realist. And I think the amount of pinkness coming from Jen will blind all the guys. You can’t discount something like that.

        3. Oh Shit, we have two of our strongest men saying we’re dead…that can’t be good! Although, Kris was out jumping me on the jumping burpees we did the other day so maybe I need to rethink this.

          Dave O

  6. Sweet suggestion, Meghan — I want you on my team!

    Jeremy, before I forget, I left some paper for you in the sand box. I mean, I left some sand paper for you at the box.

  7. 6AM I missed you all this morning and it put me in bad mood the whole morning. See you all tomorrow at 6AM. I know you all enjoyed the quiet without me being part of Wed. 6AM!!!
    Ralph xoxo

  8. I think part of the scoring for the VDay Massacre should be the best VDay-themed workout attire. Extra points for the most pink! (red for Valentine’s day is so overated anyway) 🙂

    1. Jen I think your pinkness has been an inspiration to many and you are now ushering in a new era of clothing colors at MPH. Keep it up. Especially when combined with pigtails.

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