AO: The Swanson

When: 09/03/2020


Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Creme-Filled, Ditka, Excitebike, Forest Gump, Go Blue!, Googan, Mrs. Doubtfire, Pick-Up Line, Short Circuit,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Short Circuit

The BackBlast:


YHC always enjoys putting together a solid beatdown, complete with some music, some strength, some sprints, and as always some heavy breathing. As such, the call (challenge?) was put out on Twitter and amongst some messaging circles, coercing guys to leave the comfort of the #Fartsack and join YHC for a solid #DRP.

After knocking out an EC Ruck with Ditka, he and I were surprised (and considerably joyed) to see Doubtfire1, “back from the dead”, so they say. Disclaimer: disclaimed. We circled the parking lot2, then circled up for…


  • CH Squat x 15 (IC)
  • String Rippers x 15 (IC)
  • CH Merkins x 15 (IC)
  • Plank Jacks x 20 (IC)
  • Sun Gods x 10 (IC; wind/unwind)

We then moseyed to the baseball stadium for…

The Thang:

The last time YHC dished out this beatdown was July 1st; and we did the following…

  • Armageddon
  • Legmageddon
  • Coremageddon


  • 5 Hand-Clap Merkins
  • 10 BTTW Merkins
  • 15 High Derkins
  • 20 Derkins
  • 25 Merkins
  • 30 Ierkins
  • 35 High Ierkins

Mosey to the bottom of the hill, Sprint to the top for…


  • 10 Wojo Squats
  • 15 Bobby Hurleys
  • 20 Lunges
  • 25 Jump Tucks
  • 30 Monkey Humpers
  • 35 Box Jumps
  • 40 Bonnie Blairs

Now was a good time to go ahead and knock out…

  • 15 Hand-Release Merkins
  • 10 Pistol Squats (each Leg)

Mosey to the bottom of the hill, Sprint to the top for…


  • 15 Peter Parkers
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 15 Parker Peters
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 20 Plank Jacks
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 20 Mtn. Climbers
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 20 BBSU
  • 30 American Hammers

Sugar Rays/Batflippers were told to perform SSH for the Six, at which point we ran one more mosey down, and one more sprint back up the hill, before heading back to the basketball courts for…


  • Heel Touches x 25 (IC)3
  • LFL Routine
    • LBCs
    • Freddy Mercury
    • LSFs
    • 10 each, then 15, then 204
  • American Hammers x 10 (IC)


  • #TAP for Tri-Delt’s Church, as they’re going through some hard times with people being openly aggressive during their church services in the park; prayers for safety for families and reconciliation with the locals.
  • Go Blue! is spearheading the Peanut Butter Ruck, to coincide with a Food Drive our company Numerica is currently putting on. Be on the lookout on Slack for Details for date and time.
  • YHC took us out with “IF” by Rudyard Kipling – a reminder that we, as men and leaders, need to keep our heads on, even when others are losing theirs.

Naked Man Moleskin:

  1. #kotters brother; it was great to see you again.  Keep coming back; we love having you with us.
  2. Excitebike made mention of a family of Raccoons creeping around nearby when he pulled into the parking lot; too bad we scared them off.
  3. I remember these being harder, for some reason (?).
  4. Still can’t make it to 20; abs are smoked after the round of 15.
  • Ditka – really enjoyed the EC Ruck; great to have that fellowship time to talk about marriage, kids, Dads, and “opportunistic riots”.


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