Suffer Club – Workout #15

As we jogged our warmup for this morning’s Suffer Club we talked about how it feels, as we plunge deeper into the cold and darkness of winter, to heed the call of the Suffer Club alarm. It sucks. There’s no two ways about it. Even if you’re already awake, as many of us are by virtue of age and/or habit, getting out of bed, into clothes, and out of the house is a pretty big challenge.

Suffer Club has been in regular rotation, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 or 7 years now. What you find out is that you like the way you feel after the workout, and sometimes the sunrise makes the whole ordeal very worth it.


This morning we did an out and back workout. You need four locations, roughly 100 yards apart, or a loop of that length if you can’t find four spots with the stuff you need to do the exercises, basically just a bench or low wall today.

Here’s how it works. You take the first exercise in the pair and you do it at each of the four locations, so four sets, and then you do the second one on the way back, another four sets. The run between locations (or your loop) is your rest. You’re welcome.

  • 15 Sit Ups going out/ 15 Triceps Dips coming back
  • 10 Step Ups going out/ 5 Burpees coming back
  • 15 Curls going out/ 20 Jumping Jacks coming back
  • 10 Push Ups going out/ 15 Squats coming back
  • 10 Squat Thrusts going out/ 10 Leg Lifts coming back
  • 40 Mountain Climbers going out/ 20 Elbow-to-Knee Crunches coming back
  • Stonehenge (Our Stonehenge is a water tower about 1/4 mile uphill run from where we base our workouts, so you can sub in a half-mile run here. It’s better if it’s up a hill, because that hurts more.)