• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 04/15/2023
  • AO: PainLab
  • QIC: Nutria
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Tube (R), Hermie (R), El Toro (R), Hunchback, Noisy Cricket

Gashouse parking lot was near capacity at 0657.  Word must have spread about the awesomeness of today’s Pain Lab beatdown.  I managed to find few open parking spaces to set up a circle of seven stations of exercises written on note cards.  Whoopee led a warm-up and moseyed off with the Gashouse crew.  Pain Labbers assembled heavy objects around the stations.  Exercises were:
Hand-release merkin pull-throughs
Kettlebell swings
Clean and press
Reverse lunges
Box cutters
Windshield wipers

Out of a brown paper bag came a bluetooth speaker and a jumbo-size red die.  I set up the music and explained the simple instructions:  Do the exercise at your station.  PAX at the first station (squat-curl-press) does 20 reps then rolls the big red die.  PAX move clockwise that number of spaces.  Rinse and repeat.  The design (7 exercises) was intentional so that nobody did the same exercise twice in a row.  Note “in a row” means two consecutive rounds.  After the first 2 rolls were 6 and 1, grumbling commenced from the peanut gallery.  Tough $hit. Keep working and may the odds be in your favor next time.  Mumblechatter commenced with occasional grumbling mixed in.

At 0725, after all PAX had visited each station at least twice (I think), we changed things up and flipped the note cards over for a whole new set of exercises:
Star crunches (20 reps, 10 each side)
Nolan Ryans
Lawn mowers
Superman pull-ups
Flutter kicks
Hello Dollys

Same rules applied.  PAX doing Star crunches did 20 then rolled the die to initiate rotation.  There’s always good mumblechatter when babymakers and Hello Dollys are on the agenda, but it was especially entertaining to explain the meaning of Nolan Ryans.  Thanks for that opportunity, El Toro!

After about 20 more minutes, we flipped the cards back to the original set of exercises and pushed hard til the end.

2nd F lunch 4/19 at Papas and Beer in Dallas
Convergence 4/29 0700 at Midoriyama
Check Slack for CSAUP details

Praise for Stroganoff’s son earning his private pilot’s license

Privileged to start out the weekend with a fine group of HIM’s today
– Nutria