AO: The Swanson

When: 07/01/2020


Number of Pax: 4

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

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Short Circuit

The BackBlast:


With the arrival of YHC’s 2.3, sleep is absent.  Late nights are filled with feedings, changing diapers, and the occasional (but necessary) burping. With this as the current standard, YHC hasn’t been getting much sleep, and as a result, the PAX were warned ahead of time that the workout would be difficult.  Boy did they not even realize what they were in for….

With Doubtfire and YHC being the only two PAX who arrived on time, the disclaimer was dispensed, and we circled the Parking Lot, picking up a comin-in-hot Ditka and Go Blue! before circling for…


  • SSH x 25 (IC)
  • Monkey Humpers x 20 (IC)*
  • Imperial Walkers x 15 (IC)
  • Abe Vigoda x 10 (IC)

Once WoR was complete, we moseyed (and sprinted) to the center stands of the Baseball Diamonds for…

The Thang:

Three parts.

  • Armageddon
  • Legmageddon
  • Coremageddon

These were inspired by Gobbler out of Tacoma, Washington (by way of Pittsburgh), and were arranged as follows:


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


  • 5 Wojo Squats
  • 10 Bobby Hurleys
  • 15 Lunges (each leg)
  • 20 Jump Tucks
  • 25 Monkey Humpers
  • 30 Step Ups
  • 35 Bonnie Blairs


  • 10 Peter Parkers
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 10 Parker Peters
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 10 Mtn. Climbers (IC)
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 10 BBSU
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 10 Plank Jacks
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 10 LBC (IC)
  • 20 American Hammers

Finished right on time for…


  • Freddy Mercury x 15 (IC)
  • 2-Up 1-Down x 15 (IC)
  • Heels to Heaven x 10 (IC)
  • Merkins x 5 (IC)**


  • 4th of July beatdown, this Saturday, 0700 start time, at Abduction.  Be there!

YHC took us out.

Naked Man Moleskin:

  • * Feel the Burn…
  • ** Total Psyche out for Ditka, who was thoroughly convinced we were going to end with American Hammers.  Always be on your toes, guys!

It was a pleasure and an honor to lead you men.  Thanks for letting me get out some of my aggression (from lack of sleep).

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