• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/27/2021
  • AO: Midoriyama
  • QIC: Slaw
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Purple Haze (R), Defib (R), Dr. Seuss (R), Freight, Gold Digger, CPAP, Broke (R), Wojo, Gomer, Montross, Love Boat, Pockets, Def Leppard

It’s been awhile since YHC has taken the Q at Midoriyama (or any AO really), so YHC signed up for a hot Thursday in late May. With a great group of HIMs in attendance, we got to work.


YHC can’t remember all of it, but Abe Quixotes were called, goofballs, and some left over right and right over left stretches. Screw the patent. We did two rounds just to stick it to the man!


Mosey to large soccer field on the left for a new routine named “1st and 10”. Cones (and one tennis ball- YHC ran out of cones) were placed at 10 yard intervals from one end of the field to the other. All PAX line up on one goal line. Run to first cone (tennis ball), perform 10 hand- release Merkins, 1 Squat (supposed to be burpees, but YHC knew he’d have a mutiny on his hands if he called that). Sprint to far goal line, mosey back to 20 yard line, 9 hand-release Merkins, 2 Squats. Sprint to far goal line, mosey back to 30 yard line. 8 hand- release Merkins, 3 Squats, etc. It’s a  mixture of 11’s and suicides. Real crowd pleaser. The Nantan was suffering jet lag from his 1 1/2 hour flight, but he pushed through.

Next was another new one called “Jackass Burpee Webbs”. Seriously. Look it up. YHC led the PAX to a fence in the shade where the exercise was performed. It’s a 1:2 Burpee/ Donkey Kick ratio. Start with 1 Burpee, 2 Donkey Kicks. Take that all the way up to 10 Burpees and 20 Donkey Kicks. This had a much higher suck factor than YHC was expecting.

We then performed 4 corner escalator. While the Q was giving directions, he received the usual “what, what, what are we doing” from the former Nantan. Freight’s spewing his usual constructive sarcasm, and then Wojo started the “what are we doing” talk. It seems Def Leppard’s casual approach to the workout is spreading. For the benefit of the other PAX who were actually paying attention, we performed:

  • 1st corner – 10 Merkins
  • 2nd corner – 10 Merkins, 20 Squats
  • 3rd corner – 10 Merkins, 20 Squats, 30 WW1’s
  • 4th corner – 10 Merkins, 20 Squats, 30 WW1’s, 40 SSH (single count)

Mosey back to the flag for 22 Perfect Form Merkins for the vets. Perfect Form Merkins consist of a hand- release Merkin with alternating shoulder tap to ensure the PAX travel completely down and up on each rep. The cadence count for this was a freaking train wreck. You had to be there.

5 minutes left for some Mary-

  • Wojo called fire hydrants
  • Gomer called french fries
  • Montross called Freddie Mercurys
  • Love Boat called air presses
  • Pockets called forward/ reverse arm circles
  • Def Leppard called Penguins (a.k.a. back scratchers)

Time’s up.


  • Band Aids, Travel Size toothpaste for Freight’s service project
  • Murph on 6/1/21 at Martha Rivers Park at 0700
  • DBC  (Douche Bag Committee) emerging on 6/1/21 at Ingle’s in Dallas at 0700. Questions? Ask Freight. It’s really the Dallas Bike Club, but YHC couldn’t resist.

Prayer requests:

  • SA and his family
  • Turtleman
  • Big Pappy and his Family
  • Montross’s Cousin

BOM: YHC took us out in prayer.


Site Q actually remembered to bring the flag this time, but forgot the Pledge! Qfail. Sorry, men! Thanks for coming out to the hottest AO in town and supporting YHC. It means more than you know. It’s great to be the object of the mumblechatter and sarcasm! It’s how YHC knows you really care!

Stay Frosty,