AO: The Swanson

When: 06/03/2020


Number of Pax: 6

Pax Names: Ditka, Fast Times, Go Blue!, Googan, Mrs. Doubtfire, Short Circuit,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Mrs. Doubtfire

QIC: Short Circuit

The BackBlast:


With a pleasant 62 degrees in Fort Collins, YHC arrived at the The Swanson ready to dispense a solid beatdown upon the PAX.  After Go Blue! mentioned how much he “enjoyed” the Thunderstruck workout, along with a note the night-before mentioning he was bringing an FNG, YHC pulled together a solid workout to keep everyone’s heart rate up.  So at 0530, YHC gave the disclaimer and we were off for…


Running WOR, with various stops along the park road for…

  • Merkins x 15 (IC)
  • Squats x 15 (IC)
  • CH Lunges x 10 (IC) left;right
  • Moroccan Night Club x 20 (IC)
  • Plank Jacks x 20 (IC)

The Thang:

Three parts in The Thang…

  • Thunderstruck*
  • Dos Equis (two stations, moving from one to the other…)**
    • Station A
      • 20 Merkins
      • 20 Squats
      • Bearcrawl to Station B
    • Station B
      • 20 BBSU
      • 20 Mtn. Climbers
      • Lunge-Walk to Station A
  • Wall work
    • Repeated for three minutes
      • 30 Seconds of Balls to the Wall
      • 30 Seconds of Wall Sits


  • Freddy Mercury x 15 (IC)
  • Low Dolly x 15 (IC)
  • O’ Face x 5 (CW;CCW)
  • Pickle Pushers x 15 (IC)
  • Alabama Prom Date x 15 (IC)***
  • American Hammers x 15 (IC)


  • Welcome to FNG Ezekiel Rauscher (F3 Mrs. Doubtfire)!  We’re glad you joined us this morning brother!  Keep coming back.  We’re better because you’re here.
  • Continued thoughts and prayers for Go Blue!’s 2.2 – Ella; she remains in the NICU with no noticeable updates as of yet.  Lord-willing she should be coming home in the next 10 days.

YHC took us out with a reminder of Romans 12:21 – “Do not be overcome with evil; but overcome evil with good.”  There is a lot of tension on multiple faces as many within our community (and communities around the country) speak out for justice.  Despite the massive amount of mis- (and dis-) information, we must not be overcome by our frustrations, but must seek to understand and overcome these evils by continuing to do good.  Aye!

Naked Man Moleskin:

  • * It was right before Thunderstruck that Ditka made mention of the “fogs of war” on the grounds of The Swanson.
  • ** It took two rounds for Googan to bring out the #midwifeNoises.
  • *** #crowdPleaser; be sure to avoid eye contact when doing this exercise.

It was an honor and a privilege to serve and lead you men this morning.  Keep working hard this week.  Aye!

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