AO: Abduction

When: 08/08/2020


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: Ditka, Excitebike, Go Blue!, Ice Man, Short Circuit,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Short Circuit

The BackBlast:


YHC remembered some workouts from an age ago1 that involved travelling distances far and away from the #shovelFlag; with the disadvantage being that the farther you go from the start, the farther you have to travel to get home.  With that in mind, a hearty crew of five showed up for a workout YHC worked through after first moving to Fort Collins.  Disclaimer disclaimed, we launched right into…


  • SSH x 20 (IC)
  • Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • Squats x 15 (IC)
  • Plank Jacks x 20 (IC)
  • Burpees x 10 (OYO)

This theme would be repeated multiple times throughout the workout, something YHC has dubbed “The Short Circuit”

The Thang:

We moseyed all the way to Harmony Park, stopping at specific points for…

  • CH Squats x 15 (IC)
  • Carolina Dry Docks x 10 (IC)
  • LSF x 20 (IC)

Upon arriving at Harmony Park, we lunge-walked ~100 yards, performed the second set of “The Short Circuit”, lunge-walked ~100 yards back, then took off back towards the shovel flag performing all of the previous exercises in reverse order, including a few Monkey Humpers in a private park2.

YHC reminded the PAX that similar to how he felt upon arrival in Fort Collins, things can often feel lonely and terrifying when it feels like we’re far away from home.  We don’t know what we’re looking at or toward, and we can feel defeated and down in the Gloom; which is why we need each other more than we realize.  Ultimately, we’re not alone, and we’re not called to BE alone.

Once back at the #shovelFlag we tapped off the Thang by performing the third and final round of “The Short Circuit”, then closed out with…


  • American Hammers x 20 (IC)


  • New Monday-Morning AO (coming soon!)

YHC took us out.

Naked Man Moleskin:

  1. Maybe a year ago?
  2. Because why not, right?

Gentlemen, it was an honor and a privilege to lead you all this morning.  Have a blessed week!

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