AO: Abduction

When: 11/28/2021


Number of Pax: 4

Pax Names: Dangler, Excitebike, Flo, Forest Gump,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Flo

The BackBlast:


Its been a great week with time off for Thanksgiving, time with friends and family, away from work, and great food.  It was also a busy week for many PAX with the Murph, Planksgiving, and the Turkey Burner.  YHC knew some of our men would be beat up so I signed up for the Q with the idea to find a new way to challenge PAX willing to come out to Abduction while taking their pain into account.  After a late night I showed up at 0630 for a solo EC ruck then greeted the brave PAX who showed up.  The mission was stated, disclaimer was disclaimed, then YHC provided an additional disclaimer that today’s beatdown would be different than normal, then lead the men on a long mosey…


  • SSH x 20 (IC)
  • Windmill x 10 (IC)
  • String Ripper x 15 (IC)
  • Sun Gods x 10 (IC) reverse

The Thang:

  • Mobility Cycle: 3 times
    • Figure 4 get ups to kneel optional rise x 1 min
    • Hip Switch optional rise x 1 min
    • Kneeling twisting back reach x 1 min
    • Crawl Twist x 1 min
    • Backward Rolls x 1 min
  • Sandbag Brigade – stood side by side handing 60lbs sandbag to next PAX then ran to end of line.  Went across field and back
  • The Twin Silo* – PAX ran up stairs in silo then slid down the slide.  Once at bottom PAX choose exercise then completed 5 reps.  Sandbag was on site to be incorporated if PAX chose to challenge themselves.


  • Rowers x 10
  • LCB x 20
  • Plank x 60 count **
  • AH x 21



  • There are 5 beatdowns remaining between The Swanson and Abduction that do not have have anyone signed up to Q.  That is 5 more opportunities to practice your leadership.  Get your name on the Q sheet, if you need a co-Q just reach out, there are plenty of men who would be happy to team up!
  • This coming Friday 12/3 at 5:30am we will have the next installment of 30-4-30 at Edora Park.
  • Rando 11/21 is live, get after it and post your times in the #Challenges channel on slack.
  • 12/18 after lunch we will be meeting at Odell to ruck food donations to the Larimer County Food Bank.  More info to come on exact time and distance to expect.  Start collecting food, lets make as big an impact as possible.  After the food is dropped off we will head back to Odell for some beverages.  More info on the 3rd F slack channel.
  • Festivus for the Rest of Us Ruck – more info to come, expect 4-6 miles of fellowship either the night of 12/22 or early 12/23.
  • Group Book Read – after a few different discussions about CS Lewis, GK Chesterton, and similar authors the idea came up to read a book as a group and have a general discussion during a happy hour.  We are moving forward with this so pick up a copy of Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton, read it in December and then we will plan a happy hour in January to discuss general take a ways.
  • Hump Day Happy Hour 12/8 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Odell Brewing.

Prayers for Excitebike in leaving his current brokerage and transitioning to a new one.  Prayers for Dangler’s father going through chemo.  Prayers for Ditka and his family mourning  the loss of his father-in-law.

Naked Man Moleskin:

* Lots of digiorno in that slide

** The PAX enjoyed the Planksgiving left overs

As always it was an honor and a privilege to lead such a great group of men.