• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 04/23/2022
  • AO: The Fighting Yank
  • QIC: Flintstone
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Uptown Girl, Gavel, BOS (R), Doodles (R), Tiger (R), Buckshot, Pilgrim's Progress, Virus (R), Orangeman (R)

10 PAX posted on a gorgeous Saturday morning for BOS’s last ride as Site Q of The Fighting Yank.  Burpees were in the forecast, and the cops were shutting down streets.  Here’s what I remember:

Belmont had it’s Belmont Classic 5K at 0800, so the police had eyes on shutting down parts of Main St.  Tiger and Breaker caught it and threw enough warning out there so our chariots didn’t get blocked in.  Anyways, 0700 came and Virus was antsy, letting YHC know it was time to get started, so started we got.  A piss-poor disclaimer followed, and we moseyed to the Bunker for warm-ups.

The Thang:

  • 1 x Burpee (OYO)
  • 10 x SSH (IC)
  • 10 x Don Quixotes (IC)
  • 10 x Gravel Pickers (IC)
  • 10 x Dying Cockroaches (IC)
  • 10 x Mike Tysons (IC)

We left the Bunker boys back with Breaker to babysit them as they played with their toys and sidewalk chalk and we headed across the train tracks for:

  • 2 x Burpees (OYO)

Hardly worth the effort of calling them

Mosey to Phil Champion State Farm where we’d set up shop to get a good look at the runners as they warmed up, and they’d get a good look at our best sides as we put in work.  For the next 30-40 minutes, every time we went anywhere, we always came back to the State Farm to hang out with Belmont’s finest and our Good Neighbors.

  • 3 x Burpees (OYO)
  • 5 x Burpees (OYO – Train #1)
  • 10 x Hip Slappers (IC)
  • 10 x Freddie Mercuries (IC)
  • 10 x Crunchy Frogs (IC)
  • 10 x American Hammers (IC)
  • 10 x Flutter Kicks (IC)
  • 10 x Oblique Crunches R (IC)
  • 10 x Oblique Crunches L (IC)
  • 10 x Calf Raises (IC)

Next, we got in our pre-race warmup by running the block up to Todd, back to Center, and around to the State Farm, returning for

  • 4 x Burpees (OYO)
  • 5 x Burpees (OYO – Train #2)
  • 15 x Hip Slappers (IC)
  • 15 x Freddie Mercuries (IC)
  • 15 x Crunchy Frogs (IC)
  • 15 x American Hammers (IC)
  • 15 x Flutter Kicks (IC)
  • 15 x Oblique Crunches R (IC)
  • 15 x Oblique Crunches L (IC)
  • 15 x Calf Raises (IC)

Next up, partner up.  One partner runs a similar loop, but the other way, going up to Circle, running all the way down Circle, and coming back to State Farm.  While that partner is running the other stays for:

  • Wall Sits

So we were probably looking at 4 minutes or so of Wall Sits, so to break it up, we did Wall Sits to failure, but when failure set in, PAX did:

  • 10 x Dwight Howards (OYO)

When partners returned, we switched and did the other part.  Once the second partner got back, Doodles wanted to go again, but we resisted, and cranked out

  • 5 x Burpees (OYO)
  • 20 x Hip Slappers (IC)
  • 20 x Freddie Mercuries (IC)
  • 20 x Crunchy Frogs (IC)
  • 20 x American Hammers (IC)
  • 20 x Flutter Kicks (IC)
  • 20 x Oblique Crunches R (IC)
  • 20 x Oblique Crunches L (IC)
  • 20 x Calf Raises (IC)

Time for some Traveling Lindsay, with the catch being every time we traveled on the day, we stopped and added another burpee to the set, so sets looked like this:

  • State Farm
    • 30 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 10 x Diamond Merkins (OYO)
  • Mosey to Glenway & Woodrow
    • 6 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 25 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 15 x Diamond Merkins (OYO)
  • Mosey to shopping center at Kenwood
    • 7 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 20 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 20 x Diamond Merkins (OYO)
  • Mosey to Kenwood & Main
    • 8 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 15 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 25 x Diamond Merkins (OYO)
  • Mosey back to the Yank
    • 9 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 10 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 30 x Diamond Merkins (OYO)

That was enough.  Finished right on time.  No time to make up for the “No Reps” on that last set of Diamonds.

Breaker Breaker took COT


  • Gavel is the new Site Q @ The Yank
  • Golf Tournament – Check Buckshot’s post in Slack


Congrats to both BOS and Gavel on a strong body of work.  I have a ton of respect for both men, and believe that good things are in store as they keep punching the clock in the Gloom.  One man’s finish line is another man’s starting line.  Just a reminder that this thing is bigger than any one of us, and yet, we are heavily influenced by the HIMs that are posting beside us every day.

It’s been a while since I Q’d at the Yank, but I love the site.  So many different ways to go.  Thanks for the opportunity to lead.

Yabba Dabba Doo