The Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto

Workout Date:





Castaway, Huey, Geno(R), CandyCane, Pikachu, HotTub(R), Airhead, Headgear(QIC)

The Thang:

AO: The Plank


Conditions: Wet and humid but not raining.  

2 Minute Warning



Warmup lap.  Start slow, walk to slow mosey.

Circle Up

SSH x10 IC

IW x20 IC

TTT x20 IC

Windmills x15 IC

Merkins x22 OYO

At this point, I realize that my back injury is not fully recovered and the jolts weren’t helping.   The slow mosey and side straddle hops did not feel good and Pikachu was in my ear rallying against running and burpees.  Time to modify.

Line up at the goal line.

Run, walk or roll to the 10 yd line and do 10 Merkins.

Run, walk or roll to the 20 yard line and do 20 squats.  Castaway and YHC chose to roll on this one.

Rinse and repeat all the way down the field alternating 10 Merkins and 20 Squats.

Run/Sprint back down the field to the original goal line.

BBSUs x50 IC

FlutterKicks x40 IC

AmericanHammers x30 IC

LBCs x20 OYO

HeelsToHeaven x10 IC


The Battle of Lepanto

LBCs x20 IC

Eight Count Body Builders x20 OYO

PlankJacks x20 IC

Air Squats x20 IC

NolanRyans x10 each side OYO

Turkish Getups x20 OYO

Overhead Clap Burpees x20 OYO


Merkins x20 IC

BBSUs x20 IC

Squats x20 IC

Merkins x11 IC

(71 Reps for the year 1571)




F3 Ten Year – This weekend.  Papa Smurf has offered to drive anyone that would like to ride up together.

3rd F – Every Man a Warrior – Fridays at 0515 at The Lion’s Den – CrossStitch

3rd F – QSource – Kicking off Tuesday evening via Zoom at 5PM – Rousey

2nd F – Third Thursday of each month 10/21 – 0630 at PAX owned Grand Strand Brewing Co – Rumors that Trivia night will be starting up – Jeter/Weedeater

2nd F – Dad’s and 2.0s Camping Weekend at the Myrtle Beach State Park 10/22 – 10/23. Spork

3rd F – #FreedToBleed – October 29 at St Mark’s Orthodox Church on Carolina Forest Blvd – – Headgear/Pikachu

1st F – Horry County Adventure Race – Nov 6 – Billboard

Prayers – Pray for a healthy baby and mom for Huey and his M.

Today was modified greatly as my back wasn’t feeling great and I am trying to rest it for the F3 Ten Year Anniversary this weekend.  Glad the PAX stuck with me as I thought of what to do next.  The Lepanto WOD was included as today was the 450th anniversary of The Battle of Lepanto.  I skipped or slept through a lot of my World History class so this week was really the first time I have heard of this battle.   Apparently, it was one of the greatest naval battles of all time and it was fought almost entirely with rowing vessels.  The Holy League defeated the Ottoman Empire while freeing 12,000 Christian slaves.  It is said that from this battle, the Ottoman Empire began its long decline and thus our world looks different today than it may have.

Thank you to all that posted.  Great work!  Great to meet Airhead today!  Hope you all like the history lesson.

-Headgear out!

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