AO: Hard Knocks University Bootcamp - Wednesday

When: 04/21/2021


Number of Pax: 17

Pax Names: Big Mac, Bing, Brutus, Cavallino, Condenser, Enron, Goob, Hardhat, Jimmy Dean, Mugsy, Olympus, Pincher, Posh, Props, Stagecoach, Wolverine,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Bing

The BackBlast:

Weather: 72 and humid

Cavallino, Big Mac and YHC took on the challenge of a 4:30a post for a pre-ruck by Ripken, the scheduled Q for today. Ripken rolled into the parking lot and declared a victory by his second Covid 19 vaccine and that he was heading back out to get more recovery.  The pre-ruck commenced and ended at 5:13a, rolling right into the bootcamp, now Q’ed by YHC on the fly.

Disclaimer was shared, core principles reviewed, Mission statement stated and credo reviewed…and it was time to get a mosi on.

The Pax took off for an extended mosi towards University, back into Publix, behind Publix and then over to the lot adjacent to Dominos stopping multiple times along the way.  Stops included the following:

Stop 1

  • SSH x20 IC
  • Monkey Humpers x10 IC
  • Windmills x10 IC

Stop 2

  • Plank
  • Plank Jacks IC x10
  • Mountain Climbers x10 IC
  • Peter Parker x10 IC

Stop 3

  • LBCs x10 IC
  • Hello Dolly x10 IC

Stop 4

  • Overhead Claps x30 IC
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x20 IC

Final mosi to our Thang Spot

Up next included the pax setting up in a circle.  Each pax would call out an exercise that would be completed AMRAP in 60 seconds – 10 seconds rest.  The exercises were well thought out be each man, some showing their creativity, and others their hatred towards there fellow brothers. Clearly Posh has a sick addiction to all things not-burpees but closely resemble burpees.  Condenser took the opportunity to share the proper plank tips shared by Bones on the COT Podcast in our Hunt for Wellness which included pinching a quarter in your…well..we won’t continue.

Last round included a speed AMRAP round of 30-seconds of exercise and no rest.  Thankfully the clock struck 6a, just prior to having to hear Stagecoach call out more burpees.


  • GrowRuck Weekend discussed
    • Friday Night – open to all – fellowship gathering at Savannah Pool
    • Saturday am – King Builder Bootcamp – OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE ATTEND – 7a at AP
    • Saturday after King Builder – GrowSchool Training – open to all enrolled in GrowRuck or GrowSchool
    • Saturday PM – GrowRuck


  • Buffy and her battle with her illness
  • More Covid illnesses and deaths

Ball of Man commenced and prayers were lifted up.

It’s always an honor to lead this group of men…and remember to hold onto that quarter tightly!

~Bing out

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