AO: Dixieland - Monday

When: 01/18/2021


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: AirWolf, Cavallino, Ferrari, Manziel, Posh,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Manziel

The BackBlast:

Weather: 57 degrees, no wind

Yesterday YHC flew in the face of convention and promised a no-burpee workout. Luckily for the pax this was all planned out before football yesterday, because you all know how that went.

At 5.15, with no FNGs in sight, core principles and disclaimers were quickly read so that we could get out on the mozi. This was the usual 2 laps of the parking lot with high knees, butt kickers, nur, and carioca x2. It was then off to the echo chamber for the COP, which again defied the usual rules by staring with windmills and strawberry pickers before moving onto SSH, arm circles, Michael Phelps and agitators.

YHC had placed lights in each corner of the rink, but none of the pax seemed to have any curiosity about it whatsoever – probably a function of being awake at 5.15. YHC explained that today’s beatdown featured a list of exercises in each corner of the rink. Do the exercise for 60 seconds, use the designated mode of transportation to get to the next corner in 20 seconds, rinse & repeat for 24 total rounds. Exercises for each corner were:

Corner 1: Big Boy Situps, Freddie Mercury, Flutter Kicks, LBCs, Box Cutters, 30/60/90. Mode of transportation to corner 2: Bear Crawl*

Corner 2: Carolina Drydocks, Shoulder Taps, Merkins, Holyfields, Hand Release Merkins, Mountain Climbers. Mode of transportation to corner 3: Side Shuffle

Corner 3: Monkey Humpers, Leg Raises, Lunges, Salsa Dips, Plank Jacks, Calf Raises. Mode of transportation to corner 4: Crab Walk

Corner 4: Imperial Walkers, Side Lunges, Overhead Claps, Mountain Mans, Side Straddle Hops, Hillbilly Walkers. Mode of transpiration to corner 1: Toy Soldiers

* Bear Crawl was the original plan to go from corner 1 to corner 2, but that was the length of the rink and it quickly became apparent that 20 seconds wasn’t enough time, so we rotated among a number of suggestions for the mode of transportation. Posh, apparently channeling his inner Ripken, gave us speed walking, and Cavalino turned it into a mini-suicide, which the pax actually liked, sort of.

The timing was kept by YHC’s phone, so that resulted in much less talking from the Q than a typical beatdown, which seemed to be OK for all involved. In a minor miracle, complaining was kept to a minimum although Airwolf expressed concern about there being a lot of burn during the monkey humpers, but refused to say whether that was being suffered by him or the monkey.

We ended a few minutes early and had time for a round of Mary. Posh, apparently unhappy at the lack of burpees, tried to twist some logic into doing them before YHC changed them to surfees in order to keep his promise of a burpee-free workout.


  • Clay shoot for Sarasota Farm Bureau, Jan. 30
  • Bridge a Life Superhero 5K and 10K, Feb. 20
  • Grow Ruck Florida, in May

For praises & prayers, we went around the circle Fort Hamer style. Lots of prayers for the country this week.

Manziel out…

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