AO: The Swanson

When: 08/10/2022


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: Bootleg, Bunsen, Downhill, Forest Gump, Go Blue!, Reboot, Reflux,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Reflux

QIC: Go Blue!

The BackBlast:


YHC had been threatening to break out the volleyball for some time now, and today was that day. Six other PAX showed up bright and early, unaware what they were getting themselves into, while YHC had no idea if this was a great idea or awful idea. Onwards…


  • Mosey with stops along the way
    • SSH, x15 IC
    • String Rippers, x10 IC
    • High Knees
    • Butt Kickers
    • Mountain Climbers, x15 IC
    • Goofballs, x15 IC

The Thang:

  • Simple volley *
    • The PAX divided up into 2 teams on the sand volleyball court.
    • The goal: keep the ball from hitting the ground, while adhering to normal vball rules.
    • The penalty for the ball hitting the ground: 5 burpees for all
    • The outcome: Lots of burpees **
  • Sand bear Elevens
    • Exercise 1: Merkins
    • Movement 1: Bear crawl across the sand vball court
    • Exercise 2: Jump squat
    • Movement 2: Mosey across the sand vball court
  • Mosey back to the shovel flag with a stop for Howling Monkeys ***


  • Plank 60
  • Box Cutters, x10 IC
  • Low Slow Flutter, x20 IC
  • American Hammer, x20 IC


  • Thoughts and prayers go out to teachers and students embarking on the new school year.
  • YHC was pleased to have Downhill’s father as a guest of honor, aka Reflux. Welcome!

Naked Man Moleskin:

* YHC had a plan to advance the game if all went well. Next would have been the first person on each team has to switch sides after hitting the ball. Next every person that hits the ball switches sides. Needless to say, the simple volley was a struggle so …. modify as needed. We won’t be winning any volleyball tournaments anytime soon

** YHC decided to switch to squats after 5 minutes. Lots of burpees were ringing up and could have been affecting vball performance … or maybe not.

*** The PAX made it thru 3 rounds before them monkeys were a howling.