Classic Rock HIIT Workout for New Year’s Eve

Date: 12/31/19


Q: Hahvahd

# PAX:  9 + Q

Blade, Hoveround, Big Sky, Puffer, Moab, Dolly, Lumber, Narcan, Busted Grill, Hahvahd


Having been subjected, at recent workouts, to a cacophony of caterwauling creatures  from the 1990s and 2000s, which various Qs of tender age (anyone under 60) have vacuously described as “music” to accompany our exercises, it was clear to YHC that some erudition was called for.  The fortunate PAX in attendance this morning thus were blessed with 45 minutes of classic rock ‘n roll from the likes of Springsteen, the Kinks, Steppenwolf, the Kingsmen (surely some of you Millennials have heard “Louie, Louie”), the Rolling Stones, the Police, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and more. @bustedgrill complained about the lack of Buddy Holly and Fats Domino, but I assured him it was an unintentional oversight.

With that as backdrop, here’s what we did:


The entire workout was HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). The interval timer was set for 40 seconds of activity followed by 20 seconds of rest for about 42-43 minutes straight, without a break (unless you consider lunge walking a “break”). The specific exercises were:


American Hammers




Shoulder Tap Planks



Plank Jacks

Imperial Walkers

Lunge walk to speed bump and back to center of parking lot


Flutter kicks


Hello Dolly

Mountain Climbers



Plank Jacks

Imperial Walkers

Lunge walk to speed bump and back to center of parking lot

and so on until we were done.

Note that this was/is a NO-RUN workout. We – the Enlightened, All-Knowing and Non-Running PAX –  know that you wish YOU had been here.

COT: Prayers for @bustedgrill‘s wife Susie who is having a CT scan today and @narcan’s 5-year-old daughter who is having some serious ear issues.

Impromptu Jimbo’s-and-Jesus afterwards, courtesy of @hoveround.

Since it is well-known that YHC dislikes Q’ing, I cannot without being mendacious say it was a pleasure; but it WAS an honor.

Hahvahd out.






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