AO: Hard Knocks University Bootcamp - Wednesday

When: 12/30/2020


Number of Pax: 16

Pax Names: AirWolf, Big Mac, Bing, BP 20, Brutus, Chilipepper, Condenser, Lifeboat, Mugsy, Olympus, Red Card, Sniper, Stagecoach,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: BluePrint

QIC: Bing

The BackBlast:

Weather: 53 and still

Pax not listed: Centerfold, Rudy and BluePrint (FNG)

Promises were made that today would be less mosey and more core, and that promise was kept.  But, it also meant that we were going to get shoved out of our comfort zone really quick.  Disclaimer and core principles shared, FNG welcomed and COP began quickly.

  • SSH x51 IC
  • Windmills x10 IC
  • Hello Dolly x10 IC
  • Rosalita x10 IC
  • LBC x10 IC
  • Plank Series
  • Merkins x10
  • Mountain Climbers x10 IC
  • Peter Parkers x10 IC

Mosey over to the cones that have been set up with some more COP:

  • 10 Big Boy Sit-ups OYO

Oh..what do we see?  A 10-minute late Chili Pepper arriving in the parking lot right when the word Burpee is mentioned?

The Thang

The pax counted off by 3 to break up the group in size. Each group was encouraged to fill the role of THE PUNISHER – As if Pincher was in town (on vacation).  Don’t let ANYONE slack or fall into their comfort zone through-out the entire workout.

First up was the Bearmuda Triangle.  Start with a 1 rep of said exercise and transport to the next cone.  Round 2 – 2 reps, round 3 – 3 reps.  Modification included a multiple of 5 on some of the exercises.

  • Bearmuda Original – Burpees with Bear Crawl – 3 rounds
  • LBCs w/ Crab walk (5, 10, 15)
  • Salsa Dips w/ Lunge walk (5, 10, 15)
  • Bearmuda Original – end with how we started

With the final short mosey back to the starting point and a round of LBCs until 6am hit (1 min 15 seconds).

A few rounds of “is that all you got” were yelled, as the pax were eager to push one another in Pincher the Punisher style.


YHC confessed to having begun to slip into his comfort zone recently.  The temptation to fartsack was strong.  The weather was colder (relatively speaking), body was creaking – overall, the mind was slipping to negative thoughts.  With pax like Pincher, Brutus and Ripken eager to drag me out of the funk, I am back. Let’s learn from YHC’s mistake and be the Pincher, Brutus and Ripken to the rest of the pax that might be slipping into that space.  Even for those regular posting pax, how do we step out of our comfort zones and accelerate even more.  See a Pax slacking at a beatdown, CALL THEM OUT.  Know someone who should be out more but isn’t, CALL THEM OUT.

2021 is right around the corner.  New years resolutions are BS, but creating habits isn’t.  Create the habit to accelerate your fitness, fellowship and faith on a daily basis, and DEFY THE SIFTER.  It’s easy to slip through the bottom of the sifter and fall…acknowledge this and don’t let it happen to you or your brothers!

Thank you Pincher, Brutus and Ripken!!  And once you start feeling comfortable, remember “IS THAT ALL YOU GOT?”


  • Rusty Bucket 2nd F tonight
  • F3 10 year commemorative workout on Friday – 7a at Adventure Park – NO Nathan Benderson beatdown Friday morning
  • Burpee Challenge in January – see CHILI PEPPER (imagine that)


  • For traveling pax
  • For the pax with guests/visitors
  • Ripken FIL/Sully’s Dad recovering
  • Centerfold’s Mother starting Chemo
  • Brutus for the strength to have the discussions he is having w his 2.0
  • First responders, military, police, DRs and Nurses
  • Our Country
  • For those in the comfort zone

Always an honor to lead….IS THAT ALL YOU GOT?

~Bing not out!

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