“I’m getting too old for this shit”

The calendar flips and yet again we fall upon July 20. A couple things happened on July 20, man first walked on the moon (USA!), my grandfather’s B-17 was shot down and he was taken prisoner in WWII, and one Zachary Thomas Filer was born. And with Z’s birthday we come to a treasured tradition in the gym, the birthday workout.

If you think the birthday workout is a fun workout, well you would be right in bizarro world. The birthday workout has only one thing on it’s mind, pain. Sure the birthday workout usually caters to the strengths or likes of the particular birthday boy or girl, but that is about it. We say that it is to honor the recently aged person, but really this is an opportunity to punish them. How many workouts for fun or performance include drinking beer in it? Answer, not many. And it is time for Z’s yearly punishment.

But should I have all the fun in creating this workout? No, that would be rude.

I have always considered myself a man of the people. So as a man of the people, I implore you, the people, to submit your suggestions for the components of Z’s birthday workout. Please limit your response to 3 exercises. All suggestions will be reviewed and from the madness a glorious workout will be born. If you want to see the throwdown, be at the gym at 6:30PM. Hopefully we will get some video this year.

Posted by Nickay

16 Responses to ““I’m getting too old for this shit””

  1. I can’t believe I’m missing this one! Stupid paying job.

    Picking 2 of my (least) favorite gym skills:

    Wall balls!
    Walking lunges (weighted, of course)

    27 reps and some horrific number of rounds.

    Happy Birthday, Coach!

  2. Shotgun beer

    1. Box jumps on tall box.
    2. Turkish Getup…human style
    3. Sandbag ( dirtbag) sprints

    Cool Down
    Hula Hoop

    Shotgun beer

    Signed, Frank The Tank & Jamie

  3. It has recently come to my attention that Budweiser now has perfomance beverages to be consumed during an activity. It has something to do with electrolytes. They call it “Bud Ice” and I think coach will need all the electrolytes he can get while performing walking lunge dislocates around the block for time.

  4. whatever it is it should start with two hundred double unders…..

  5. Whatever you crazy kids come up with for the madness, on behalf of Canadians everywhere Z should have to take back 3 grenades consecutively at the end of it.

  6. Chris – I’ll see if the North American bartenders down here can figure out the grenade for ya.

    Too bad that wrist is jacked. I’d say heavy snatching and cleaning… How about panic breathing mixed with heavy deadlifts and silver bullets to the dome instead.

  7. Grenade: pint glass with some red bull. Shot glass one gas jager. Shot glass two contains mandarin vodka. Assemble with caution. Drink with fury.

  8. To really make it miserable, I think you should make whatever the workout is to be performed while blasting Air Supply’s Greatest Hits .

    Nothing like a little “All Out Of Love” to make one puke, and that’s before adding in a workout and “electrolytes”.

    Of course, I couldn’t post this without offering to bring in the CD.

  9. Deadhang muscle ups but with a broken wrist that is questionable. I agree with Suver, it should start with 200 double unders, but it should also finish with 200. As I clearly remember before I left, he claimed to be a Double Under King! And of course a heavy, heavy Farmers walk down to Ferry hill, up the hill, down the hill and back.
    Happy birthday Z! Wish I was there to see it.

  10. Destiny Says:

    TGU Roo, 27 times a side

  11. 27 total minute rack hold, every time the bell touches the ground 12oz of beer must be chambered before continuing

  12. Hey G u still have the beer bong from the cabin party?

  13. squat the slosh stick (or whatever that nasty big ass white tube filled with water is called).

    • “slosh stick” thats a great name for that thing Laura.

      Happy B-Day Zack! Sorry I didn’t read this post earlier.

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