AO: The Swanson

When: 06/15/2022


Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Bootleg, Bum Gun, Bunsen, Disco, Ditka, Downhill, Earthworm Jim, Go Blue!, Goose,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Go Blue!

The BackBlast:


Simple but effective, that was the name of the game today at The Swanson. YHC had some new items planned for the WOR and 6MoM only to find the weinke was nowhere to be found. Alas, YHC still pulled out some new gems for the PAX along with some old classics.


  • SSH, x20 IC
  • String Rippers, x12 IC
  • Mountain Man Poopers, x11 IC
  • Abe Vigoda, x12 IC *
  • Nancy Kerrigans, x10 IC FWD/REV
  • Chinooks, x10 IC

The Thang:

  • 1-2-3 Dora
    • Partner work. 100 Merkins, 200 BBSU, 300 Squats per pair of PAX. One PAX does the exercises, the other backpedals up the hill, does a burpee, mosey down, rinse and repeat, then switch. Rinse and repeat until Omaha called. **
  • Sunrise Broga ***
    • YHC led the PAX through a little Warrior 1-2-3 flow.


  • Plank 60
  • O Face, x10 CW/CCW
  • Freddie Mercury, x12 IC
  • American Hammers, x15 IC ****


Left the PAX with a message from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Univ. of Houston commencement speech. There’s no such thing as a self-made man. We’ve all had plenty of help along our path. Recognize that. Then, tear down the mirror in front of you, and look to all the people behind that mirror that need your help. Don’t focus so much on yourself but instead on those that you can help.

Check it out here.

Naked Man Moleskin:

* Was it a fast Abe Vigoda or a slow Windmill? Only those who were present will really know.

** That second hill backpedal is where the pain really starts to kick in. Hill backpedals and squats are quite a lovely combo.

*** YHC sensed a few PAX were nervous we were heading into the sprinklers before a hard right was taken for Broga.

**** YHC thinks it was 15, but pretty sure the count did not get past 11.