Pilgrims & Puke Workout

For those of you that know me pretty well, you know I like to dress up.

Not like in a fetish way.

But in like a 5th grade costume contest way.

For my costume this past week to fire up my clients for the “Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck” happening on Sunday, I dressed as a pilgrim.

My fiancée threatened to break off the engagement, food was thrown at me by oncoming traffic (no joke), and people told me how stupid I was for dressing like a pilgrim.


But I’m committed.

I’m committed to you not getting fat thru the holidays.

So, here’s a little something I made up- think of it as an early Christumukkah Festivus-Ramadan (because we are forced to just say “Happy Holidays” now) present!

This circuit is tough. Tough as in you may question the existence of your being halfway thru the workout. Tough as in you may need 20 minutes after the last exercise to lay on the ground in a puddle of your own sweat. Tougher than Mike Methiny getting hit in the face with a fastball and barely flinches – tough.



Here’s the workout, with a description of why I chose it and how it relates to Pilgrims.


A1. Farmers Carries – Because Pilgrims farmed.

A2. Turkish Get Ups – Pilgrims were nice enough to bring an array of diseases to the States when they first landed, often being bedridden and having to figure out how to get up off the ground.

A3. Shovel Deadlift – Because Pilgrims farmed.

A4. Band Pull Thrus – A typical Pilgrim family had 8-12 children. They obviously were great pelvic thrusters.



A1. Dumbbell Farmers Carries – 45 seconds

A2. Turkish Get Ups – 2/side

A3. Shovel Deadlift – 8/side

A4. Band Pull Thrus – 15


Repeat 4x for a total of 5 rounds.

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