AO: The Swanson

When: 11/17/2021


Number of Pax: 10

Pax Names: Bootleg, Bunsen, Downhill, Earthworm Jim, Excitebike, FiddyCent, Forest Gump, Go Blue!, Googan, Goose,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Go Blue!

The BackBlast:


YHC brewed up some GPS art “fun” for the PAX in the form of “The Wonder Wheel” for today’s beatdown. We had a solid turn out as well as a little dusting of snow for all to enjoy*. Off to the…


Mosey around the wheel with stops for:
  • SSH x15 IC
  • High knees x15 IC
  • Butt kickers x15 IC
  • Sun Gods x10 fwd/rev IC
  • String rippers x10 IC
  • Windmill x10 IC

The Thang:

We started from the center of the wheel and had four spokes we traversed down and back up, with a random exercise at each spoke pulled out of the bag. The modes of transportation at each spoke were:
  1. Bear crawl down the hill, El Capitan up the hill
  2. Inch worm down the hill**, broad jump up the hill
  3. Elephantitis walk down the hill, back peddle up the hill
  4. Mosey down the hill, sprint up

The PAX wondered (wink, nudge) what exercise we’d complete at each location. YHC had a number of exercises in the grab bag and had one chosen out for each stop. We completed 2 full rounds.


  • Dancer Abs***
    • Standard LBCs x8 IC, hold high and pulse x10
    • Table top LBCs x8 IC, hold high and pulse x10
    • Legs up LBCs x8 IC, hold high and pulse x10
    • Table top LBCs x8 IC, hold high and pulse x10
  • American hammers x10 IC


  • YHC took us out with a short prayer

Naked Man Moleskin:

* The snow was unexpected by YHC, who debated altering the workout to relieve the PAX of freezing their little fingers off but decided the Wonder Wheel must go on as planned.

** Audible groans could be heard at the mention of inch worms, which pleased YHC

*** YHC mentioned we didn’t have time, but the PAX pleaded for the pain and YHC gave them what they asked for. Many groans were heard and all cores were crushed.