AO: The Swanson

When: 04/21/2021


Number of Pax: 6

Pax Names: Bunsen, Chick Flick, Ditka, Flo, Forest Gump, Googan,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Bunsen and Forest Gump

The BackBlast:


PAX gathered early with some flurries trying to dampen the mood! We would not be brought down on this fine morning. With YHC hosting his site VQ as a VQ with Forest Gump, we were ready to role. Most of the group was ready to take a couple steps for an early mosey, but it was not to be. YHC decided to recite the welcome, mission, and disclaimers whilst the PAX in plank. Early mumble-chatter would soon die down.


Again, YHC wanted to do a little different today…so instead of a kick off mosey, YHC started PAX off with some MOTIVATION!

Motivators from 7…then a mosey to really loosen up prior to some stretches:

String Ripers IC x 15

Copperhead squats IC x 15

Copperhead Merkins IC x 5 (YHC had plenty for the first half, more mumble chatter was noted, as PAX knew this to be true)

Sun Gods IC x 9, reverse IC x 9, overhead IC x 6, reverse overhead IC x 6

Mosey to the basketball courts for…

The Thang:

Part 1 (Bunsen Q):

Partner-up for DORAcides (100 Merkins, 200 BBSU, 300 Squats). While Pax A knocked out exercises Pax B ran to half court, performed 1 burpee, ran back, ran to far free-throw line, performed 2 burpees, ran back, ran to far baseline, performed 3 burpees. Flapjack. Repeat-o to completion.*

Part 2 (Forest Gump Q):

Moseyed to top of baseball pavilion. PAX kept the same partner for:

-PAX A performed Balls to the Wall; PAX B performed 25 plank jacks. Flapjack.

– PAX A performed Balls to the Wall; PAX B performed 20 Box Cutters.

Entire PAX did AikenMyLegs (20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges, 20 Bonnie Blairs)

PAX ran the Burpee Mile: every quarter mile, stop and perform 12 burpees**

Omaha after about 1/2 way complete, however we ran back for a total of 3/4 mile and last 100 yds were AYG!


Workout was close on time, so we finished with

American Hammers IC x 20***


Stay strong on April challenge, and don’t forget April’s RANDO is live.

PAX is getting headcount for those interested in treking to The Springs 1st May.

#TAPS to Ditka’s FIL, Mike, for healing and peace and strength.

Naked Man Moleskin:

*Overheard a couple comments centered around “burpees and suicides really add to DORA 1 2 3…”

** TWELVE?! Those were gassers, man.

*** Really tough round and was super happy to see PAX push as hard as they did!!!