Here’s a group shot of the Sufferers giving me the finger. This is posed, obviously, but each of them, I believe, has at some point given me the finger, even if only mentally. I gladly accept it, in lieu of payment.
Today was sweaty and muggy, like the days in summer. The sun blared in our eyes. Like a dick.
This is a partner workout, where Partner 1 is the counter, i.e. the partners switch places when Partner 1 completes their exercise. Partner 2 just does their exercise indefinitely, until Partner 1 comes to trade places.
I made this more interesting by putting Partner 2 at the top of a long set of stairs, so to switch places there was always a cardio transition. What I find makes partner workouts extra painful is when the two exercises are asymmetrical or there is this physical gap (stairs) between the two workout locations, so today I gave Partner 2 two options. For example, in the first set of exercises, Partner 1 might take a long time to finish 15 Kettlebell Swings and then run up the stairs to tag out, so I let Partner 2 go back and forth between crunches and break dancers.
I’m not always an asshole.
At the same time, I added a little Suffer Club innovation at the end. When the two partners have completed the trade-off exercises they both run to the Water Tower together (1/2 mile hill run). This is a usual component of our morning trysts. But today I introduced the Super Water Tower, which requires running down the hill a 1/4 mile before turning and running up a full 1/2 and then back down a 1/4, for nearly a full mile of hill running fun.
Not everyone took me up on my suggestion of trying it out.
|Partner 1 (Counter)||Partner 2|
|15 x Kettlebell Swings||Elbow-to-Knee Crunch and/or Break Dancer|
|15 x Curls||Mountain Climber and/or Speed Skater|
|15 x Goblet Squats||Leg Lifts and/or Plank|
|15 x Overhead Presses||Bicycles and/or Jumping Jacks|
|20 x Suspended Shoulder Taps||Burpees and/or Surrenders|
|15 x Body Rows||Scissors and/or Push Ups|
|Water Tower (together) or…||Super Water Tower|