Suffer Club Workout #25

I sometimes get tired of telling people what to do. I know. I know. Crazy, right?

The thing is, coaching a group of adults isn’t like coaching a group of kids. Kids just do what you say. The adults hold you, on some level, responsible for their experience. Sure, they’ve shown up to a thing called Suffer Club, but that doesn’t mean they don’t resent you when you make them do the actual suffering.

So sometimes I like to create workout that removes me from the equation, albeit in an artificial way, because I’m still designing the workout. On these days, I add a randomizing element and put some of the onus back on the Sufferers.

And thus, the Dice of Destiny. Six workout blocks, and each Sufferer roll a die for themselves. Whatever you roll, you do. I’m not making you. It’s your roll, and your luck. Every time you finish a block, you come back to roll a new one.


  • 10 x Leg Lifts
  • 10 x Bicycles
  • 10 x Elbow-to-Knee Crunches
  • 10 x Russian Twists
  • 10 x Plank Toe Taps


  • 1 x Full Court (We have a basketball court. A Full Court is a sprint down one sideline, side shuffle across, back pedal up the other sideline, and a side shuffle back to where you started. You can set up cones to achieve the same thing).
  • 10 x Burpees
  • 20 x Jumping Jacks


  • 15 x Curls
  • 15 x Triceps Dips
  • 15 x Kettle Bell Swings
  • 15 x Dead Lifts


  • 10 x Swing Tucks (If you don’t have swings, you can sub 10 x Squat Thrusts).
  • Stairs (If you don’t have stairs, you can sub 60 x Mountain Climbers or 10 x Burpees).
  • 10 x Swing Tucks
  • Stairs


  • 30 sec Plank
  • 30 sec Chair Pose
  • 30 sec Boat Pose
  • 30 sec Reverse Plank


Water Tower- Our water tower is a half-mile out and back run up a steep hill. You can do your own half-mile, or you can do a hill run, or whatever you can figure out. Suffer Clubbers all groan when they see the Water Tower on the board. They mostly hate it. Because it’s hard.