• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/25/2021
  • AO: Midoriyama
  • QIC: Flintstone
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Mayor, Blart, Slaw, Purple Haze (R), Freight, Def Leppard (R), Gomer, Oompa Loompa (R), Short Sale (R), Montross, Broke (R), Love Boat

The Q bug bit me and I’ve been itching to put beatdowns together and it dawned on me that Midoryama was about to get hot so if I wanted to Q, I should do it before it got hot.  Well, my good intentions were trumped by bad luck as we got a healthy dose of 91 degree heat.  Here’s what I remember:

5:30 came I announced myself as the Q and immediately caught flack for my fancy dance gloves.  Good to be at Midoryama.

The Thang:

  • 10 x SSH (IC)
  • 10 x Don Quixotes (IC)
  • 10 x Mountain Climbers (IC)
  • 10 x Dying Cockroaches (IC)
  • 10 x Low Slow Squats (IC)

Mosey down onto the baseball field

  • 5 x Burpees (OYO) at the outfield grass

Mosey to Center Field pole.  With partners, we did 3 rounds running to each foul pole and coming back to the center for

  • 10 x Booyah Merkins

Right field foul pole was

  • 30 x Freddie Mercuries (OYO)

Left field foul pole was

  • 30 x Flutter Kicks (OYO)

We left the field, doing

  • 5 x Burpees (OYO) at the infield dirt

before heading back to the Turd Shack for some shade and more partner work

  • 10 x LBCs (IC)

as we waited for the Six, and then on to the next section.

Each pair would split up and 1 partner do an exercise on the wall while the other does an exercise from the sidewalk.  Either partner can tag the other in and switch spots with their partner.  Keep it up for 90 seconds, switching as many times as was needed.

  • 1st set – Australian Mountain Climbers & CDDs
  • 2nd set – Marching Wall Sits & Mike Tysons
  • 3rd set – Hip Slappers & Penguins

The shade was nice, but the exercises were tough.  Weinke called for a repeato, but YHC was done and ready to move on, so on we moved.

Quick mosey back across the street to the parking lot in front of the ballfield.  Here we used the light poles on the left side of the lot as markers and we

  • High-knee Skip to the next pole
  • 25 x Monkey Hummers (OYO)
  • Repeat for 3 poles

On the way back, we

  • Nur to the next pole
  • 20 x Imperial Squats
  • Repeat for 2 poles

Last but not least, we did a little Three Man Relay.  3 on a team.  One on one end doing one exercise.  Another on the other end doing another.  Always one man running between them, tagging in the next guy so there is always a runner and a PAX at each station doing an exercise.  Exercises were

  • Burpees (OYO)
  • Toe Touches (OYO)

We went about 4 rounds or so on that one.  Everyone got to do everything a few times.

Circle up for a few minutes of Mary

  • Flintstone – 10 x Crunchy Frogs (IC)
  • Blart – 9 x LBCs (IC)
  • Slaw – 20 x Flutter Kicks (IC)
  • Purple Haze – 10 x American Hammers (IC)
  • Freight – 10 x Sandy Vs (IC)


  • Bandaids for Freight
  • 2nd F Lunch – Thursday 5/27

Prayer Requests:

  • Sister Act
  • Turtleman
  • Big Pappy


5:30 AM and 5:30 PM in May are quite a bit different, especially on this day.  At least 30 degrees different.  It was hot, and we all heard about it.

Hard to beat Midoryama.  Strong group of HIMs here that made me raise my game to bring something worthy of those hallowed grounds.  Hope it didn’t disappoint.

Thanks for the opportunity to lead.  Lookin forward to the next one.

Yabba Dabba Doo