• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/11/2019
  • AO: Fighting Yank
  • QIC: Sargento
  • FNG's: 5 Degrees
  • PAX: Orangeman (R), Virus (R), Termite (R), Pockets, Top Hat, Breaker Breaker, Doodles, Norwood (cotter), Dirt (R), Tesla (R), Freon, Tiger

I’ve gotten pretty good at timing the drive to all the AO’s I plan to post at. This morning when my alarm went off I accidentally switched it off instead of just snoozing it. Woke up at 6:38! Oh crap, gotta go!!!

YHC jumped out of the car at 7:01 to plenty of jeers from the PAX, deservedly so. I had to make up for my tardiness somehow. It’s a good thing I planned a beatdown on the extra large weinke.

Disclaimer since we had an FNG, nice job Breaker Breaker!

Warm Up:

LBC’s (thought I’d do good balls, didn’t ya?), Plank Jacks, Morrocan Night Clubs, then GOOFBALLS!

Mosey up the sidewalk then get a count-off at the corner from the PAX so we can keep tabs on everybody. 14 in all, good crowd.

Route 66 – do CDD’s (Def Leppard Merkins) at each telephone pole adding 1 extra at each one until we reach the corner. Countoff…

Mosey around the corner to the back of the middle school for a new routine YHC found in the exercisicon.

The Thang:

The Gross – do 12 reps of 12 different exercises- YHC picked 12 I really don’t like doing too much. ALL WERE IN CADENCE!!! Sort of…

  • Gorilla Humpers
  • Burpees
  • Werkins
  • V-Up Roll Up (for Nantan emeritus ToolTime)
  • Lunges (Orangeman had the brilliant idea of making them jump lunges, so we did that at the halfway point)
  • Diamond Merkins (I really hate these)
  • Hip Slappers (but not as much as these)
  • Shoulder Taps
  • WWI Sit Ups
  • Tiger Squats
  • Mike Tysons
  • Maktar N’Diayes

Countoff… this is where Tiger left…then mosey down, around the track and to the shelter where the concrete is smooth for…

The Grater (a Sargento original where we get our cores shredded! Get it?)

  • Weezy Jeffersons (look it up)
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Crunchy Frogs
  • Oblique Crunch (for Nantan emeritus ToolTime)
  • Protractor
  • Peter Parkers
  • Parker Peters
  • Outlaws
  • Dollys

This is where the FNG said he had to leave to catch his 5 year old’s t-ball game. We had to name him before he left so YHC stopped the proceedings to learn a little about him then give him his name. Welcome 5 Degrees!!!

Mosey down to the amphitheater for one last hurrah.

The Triple Nickel – Mountain Climbers, which YHC switched to Plank Jacks at the bottom, Big Boy Sit Ups at the bottom. Plank for the 6. Tesla was the only one who followed the instructions. Great leadership Site Q.

Mosey around the park, do a Death Spiral lap around the fountain, then head to the Yank for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Announcement – Mt. Mitchell hike rescheduled for the 19th, 5k in Belmont, other stuff

Prayer requests – way too many for me to remember. Just remember to lift each other up and encourage everyone.

Moleskin – The last few weeks have been pretty tough trying to keep everything together with my M-in-law getting very sick then going to be with the Lord. Knowing that our PAX has each other’s back in prayer and in our lives is very real and powerful. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and support. Our wives need the same type of community that we’re so blessed to be a part of. Please encourage and support your wives to get involved in relationships outside of the usual family unit that can provide similar support like we have. Church, exercise groups, neighborhood groups, wherever they need to go to develop the ShieldLock that we all have. It’s critical for them just as much as it is for us.


Until the next time I’m just making it to a workout…peace.