• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 07/18/2022
  • AO: Mt. Hollywood
  • QIC: Blueprint
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Red Ribbon, Stinky Bird, Virus (R), Dr. Seuss (R), Freight, Pillager, Buckshot, Swisher Sweet

After attending for approximately 2 months, I conducted my first Q.  Unfortunately the site Q was unable to attend having to quarantine due to a family member who contracted Covid.  As such, I prepared a shovelflag of my own for the pledge.

With the intent to make the lungs burn with this workout, we warmed up the body and amped up the heart rate with some aerobic exercises to include side straddle hops and arm circles, among others.

We ran to another site approximately 1/2 mile away for the main calisthenics portion where we did a circuit of the following:

  1. Soccer run, counting every other foot to 50
  2. Triple Bear, counting every middle step, to 40
  3. Catchers, single count to 20
  4. Plyo Lunge, counting every other foot to 10

That sequence was repeated three times.  Between each circuit, the breather for the men was a build up of merkins, to include:

  1. 20 close grip (ranger) merkins
  2. 20 diamond merkins
  3. 10 plyo merkins, with or without the clap

Upon completion of the circuit and the final merkins breather, we ran another 1/2 mile + to the ball field behind the Middle School for core exercises at each base, to include:

  1. 20 crunchy frog
  2. 20 heels to heaven
  3. 20 Peter Parkers
  4. 20 airplane cobras
  5. 50 American hammers

Concluding the session was a run returning to the lot, and 30 bench dips.