AO: The Swanson

When: 12/17/2020


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: Finger Paint, Go Blue!, Googan, Short Circuit, Tri-Delt,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Short Circuit

The BackBlast:


YHC remembered a workout from his former days in Natville that rang strong on the “fun” meter. So, armed with twenty statements to make, he pulled into The Swanson AO with bated breath, ready to roll. Mission Statement, Disclaimer, both nailed. Here we go…


Circle the parking lot to get the heart rate up a little bit. Going slow through WoR to keep the core temperature up so we don’t have to worry about our limbs.

  • SSH x 20 (IC)
  • Windmills x 15 (IC)
  • CH Squats x 15 (IC)
  • Calf Stretch (L/R) x 10 seconds each side
  • Peter Parker x 10 (IC)
  • Merkins x 10 (IC)

The Thang:

The Thang was really simple, but highly revealing. YHC gave a statement. If that statement was true of yourself, you sprinted up to the baseball diamond trash cans, did a Burpee, and returned; otherwise, you stayed for a prescribed exercise. Here are the statements…

  1. My birthday is in the 1st half of the month; otherwise, Squat Jumps
  2. I had an alcoholic beverage this week; Lunges
  3. I have not been to a Murph workout; Plankjacks
  4. I have eaten out more than twice this week (including takeout); BBSU
  5. I have fought with my wife this week; Kick-Throughs
  6. I lied to my wife about something this week; SSH
  7. I have not finished my Christmas shopping; Merkins
  8. I have watched at least three Christmas movies this season so far; Parker Peters
  9. I am staying in town for Christmas; Bobby Hurley
  10. I have my goals set for 2021; Catalina Wine-Mixer
  11. I enjoy Egg Nog1; Mtn. Climbers
  12. I did not have coitus last night; Groiners
  13. I have no kids2; Wojo Squats
  14. I have no deep friendships; Imperial Walkers
  15. I struggle with my purpose in life; Burpees
  16. I have never Digiornio’d at a workout; Monkey Humpers
  17. I have read the Bible all the way through, cover to cover; Hillbilly
  18. I can do more than 30 pushups in a row; Merkins
  19. I was born after 1985; Amazing Spiderman
  20. I was born in the last half of the year; Jump Tucks

And the last (and best statement)

21. I enjoy F3 and the things it’s brought to my life3; Sprint to the Baseball Diamond Trash Cans, Burpee, Mosey back


  • Windshield Wipers x 10 (IC)
  • “Ratchet Down” – PAX lay in line, with legs up at 45 Degree angle. PAX on the end stands up, tries to push down the feet of the men in the line, working his way down, next guy starts, etc.4
  • Low Dolly x 20 (IC)
  • LSF x 20 (IC)
  • American Hammer x 20 (IC)


  • #TAP for Forest Gump; having some knee issues, keeping him from posting and getting his favorite past-time (running).
  • #TAP for Excitebike; still has tweaked back and damaged wrist, along with work issues and a career shift.
  • #TAP for Tri-Delt’s M (Paige) who’s work is being impacted by COVID.
  • New Year’s Day Beatdown – January 2nd, 2021, followed by a “State of the Region” discussion from YHC.
  • RANDO 12-20 is live; it looks… HARD.
  • January Challenge has been issued – 1000 Burpees and an EH Challenge
  • Tri-Delt’s Church is hosting a candlelight service on December 24th at 2PM. Details here.

YHC took us out.

Naked Man Moleskin:

  1. You’re a monster Finger Paint.
  2. That was meant for Ditka, who happened to fartsack.
  3. YHC made the disclaimer on this statement to something as follows: “If you agree with that statement, sprint to the top of the hill, Burpee, and mosey back. Otherwise, your car is right over there…”
  4. This was a bit too much fun; lots of midwife noises on this one.

It was my sincerest pleasure to lead you men this morning. What a blast – a great opportunity for all three F’s, and a chance for us to learn more about one another.