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  • When: 11/13/2018
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  • PAX: VooDoo, Pedal, Madoff, Roadie, Clavin (R), Time Frame, HIPAA (QIC)

11/13/2018 – Official launch of Gastonia’s newest AO – BULLDOG

Getting a new AO up and running took some energy, commitment and nerd data. Good thing I renewed my AWS subscription so I could increase the size of my data lakes to ensure I was utilizing Amazon Kinesis effectively. With the help of Amazon, I was able to hone in on the perfect AO spot where we could blast Heavy Metal music loud enough that Whoopee could be awoken with ease. I somehow imagine Whoopee acting like the Dad in the Twisted Sister video.

Any who, Day 1 of Bulldog is now official and was welcomed by 7 PAX. A very diverse crowd to come support the inaugural, commemorative beatdown they should be able to remember.  Here’s what went down…



Imperial Squat – 10 IC

Knee Pulls – 5 each side OYO

Nancy Kerrigans – 10 OYO

The Chinook – 10 OYO

Lt. Dans – (Squat, 4 lunges) – 5 OYO

SSH – 15 IC


Around the world for 10 seconds

*This is where things took a dangerous turn. YHC first lost grip of his Kettlebell and almost knocked out Clavin. Then Clavin lost grip on his dumbell and almost knocked out Madoff.  YHC quickly got things under control and applied tacky glue to our hands to ensure this would not happen again. 

Sumo Squat to High Pull – 15

Around the world for 10 seconds

2 hand swings – 15

Figure 8

Tricep press – 15

2 hand swings – 15

Lawnmower – 15 each arm

Squat – Hug bell – 15

Hammer curl – 15

One Arm Swing – 15 each arm

2 handed press (Look thru window!) – 15

Copperhead Squats with weight –   10 IC

Pseudo Planche Merkins – 15 IC

Single Arm Press Rack Reverse Lunge – 5 each side

Two handed Press Rack Half Squat Knee Knee – 10

5 Burpees OYO



Announcements were said at the time

Prayer Requests. The one that YHC always remembers is Nikki Bailey. This is close to Madoff’s heart and is spoken of highly. Continued prayers for Nikki.

YHC took us out.


Men, Thank you for committing to a new and exciting workout location. You could be off at another Bootcamp or running on your own somewhere else but you chose to come support us and maybe make yourself a little stronger. I look forward to having all of you here each and every week. There is scientific proof that lifting a minimum 2 days per week cures soccer arms. Truly an honor leading you men. Until next time.