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BlackCat 2nd Anniversary

Weather 59 and clear





Cubby Blue





Cosmo (R)

Headlock (R)






Pew Pew







Gas Man


Crabby PO QIC

Wapner QIC



Maestro lap

SSH IC x20

Abe Vigodas IC x10

Grass pickers IC x15

Shoulder pretzels IC x20

Tempo squats IC x15

Jingle balls IC x10


Mosey to Happy Place

Leg blasters

Bat wing

Mosey to hill

Top of hill Jack Webb 1/4 to 7/28

Bottom of hill Lt. Dan 1/4 to 7/28

Mosey to stairs

Split PAX into two groups

Group one = set of Stair Suicides with 10 Hand Release Merkins each time at the starting point

Group two – Burpee Dan’s down the road to a predetermined point and Hillbilly Walkers back

Groups then switched and completed the opposite exercises

Prison Indian Run back to the flag.  Loosing team received 10 Burpees and the winning team had to hold plank. This turned into a Prison sprint back to the flag.  


Lany Lu – 10 second v-sit, 10 second plank, and then merkin.  R & R 5 times.  

American Hammers – IC x 15 

LBC – IC x 15

Flutter Kick – IC x 25



Wapner reporting for YHC and Crabby PO. Arrived early to find several PAX including 5 Hillfolk and the BlackCat banner already in place (and trying to block my parking space). The men kept rolling in right up to 0530. Quick warmup and short mosey to Happy Place. Plenty of grumbling with extra hold added to the end of the Bat wing. The steeper hill was use for the first time and we’ll have to bring that back again. More added degree of difficulty from Crabby with HR merkins added to the stair suicide – suck factor extremely high. The attempted prisoner Indian run race turned into a full on jailbreak. Unclear if anyone was able to run from the back and pass the leader. Great time at coffeeteria however Cornwallis must have put in a complicated order. Gas Man put away his standard three plates and we got to share in good stories about wives’ hot ass and punishing thigh grip (see what you miss out on if you skip coffeeteria…). Fantastic to have 26 men and 2.0s, and let’s not miss out on the opportunity to keep building on the momentum and reach more men in the community that need this. It’s been an honor to site Q BlackCat from the beginning to where we are now and excited to see what Crabby PO has in store for the next year.


Benny the “Jet” Rodriguez in a Pickle

12 PAX posted this delightful 65 degree morning. Wapner, Jay-Z, IM, Crabby PO, T-bone. . . er, Piper, Pew Pew, Shamu, Phanatic, TOFU, TipToe, Daisy, and QIC Maestro.

QIC Arrived during a Maestro lap so he laid down a few Burpees as everyone returned.

Arm Stretched

MNCs x15 IC

Wall stretches

Shoulder Pretzels x20 IC

Merkins x10 IC

Windmills x10 IC*

Mosey to the HC

Crowd Pleasers to 5 and back down

SSHs x15 IC

Mosey to the thang


At the softball diamond

Started with Field of Dreams stations with

Burpees at home

Squats at First

Merkins at Second

LBCs at Third

First Pickle of the day.

Paired up one PAX did Pickle Pounders while the other ran a suicide. (Infield grass, baseline between 2nd and 3rd, and the mound). repeat three times.

7 of Diamonds

7 Burpees at each base

14 Flutter Kicks at each base

21 Lunges at each base.

Second Pickle of the day

Partners again with one doing Pickle pointers while the other pax runs three laps to the opposite baseline and back. Repeat 3 times per pax

Cooled down with shoulder touches x10 IC

Mosey back to MARY


Captain Thor to five and back down.

Mole skin: I hope that a few Burpees will suffice for being late for a Maestro Lap on my Q. Had Sandlot on my mind so we took care of some pickles on the diamond. Group is consistently in the double digits. Let keep growing.


Revisiting the Triple, Triple, Triple

13 PAX, including 1 FNG, posted in the perfect gloom for a revisit of the Triple, Triple, Triple.

IM, Wapner, Jay-z, Daisy, Popeye, Piper, Bambi, Shamu, Pew-Pew, Maestro, Tofu, Humdinger

Jogged to the happy place, cleaning up trash from the 4th as we went.
Shoulder Pretzels x 10

Thang:  Jumped right into it with many complaints

Triple Triple Triple.  3 rounds of 3 exercises 3 times through.  1 minute per exercise.

Round 1 – Merkins, Squats, LBC’s
Round 2 – Butkis, Flutter Kicks, Curb Alberts
Round 3 – Plank, LBAC’s, Lunges
Sudden Death – Chubawumpees

Dollys x 15
Leg Lifts x 10
Box Cutters x 15
Pickle Pointers x 20

Mumble:  Good to have another FNG this morning.  Good workout that allows for modifying as needed.  First time we’ve had someone (Tofu) modify to make it harder though.  Oh to be young.  Get your shirt orders to Wapner by Saturday so he can put in the order in time to receive them for the Hotdog Festival.  Block out at least one evening to help check ideas and bags at the Festival.


Motivators are painful

10 Pax posted for a humid morning

Maestro wapner IM fng jay z Oompa loompa Popeye Piper crabypo humdinger

Warm up

Arm Circles IC both directions x15

Willy Mays Hays

Arm stretches- right over left/left over right

Mosey to the happy place


alarm action

Motivator from 6, merkin x15, 10 big boys

Lap around the shelter house-bathroom path

Motivator from 6, wide merkins x15, 25 LBCs – Lap around the shelter house-bathroom path

Motivator from 6, ring of fire al gores

Burpee Mile

10 Burpees followed by one lap around the petting zoo X4 — only made it 3 with the IM exception- nice work


Flutter kicks IC 25

Knee up 15 OYO

Bicycle IC 25

Big boys 10 OYO

Planks for 45sec with 15 sec rest x2


Welcomed in our FNG (Kyle Bruton) for the workout. It was great to see us get to double figures this morning. The mumble started off with the motivator making more than one appearance in the workout. Underestimated the burpee mile and the amount of suckness that came along with it. We made sure to mention Pew pew and his family- hope all is well. Great overall workout this morning that included NO stairs.


3rd F Thought for the day.

Here is a thought for the day: listening to a series of sermons from Alistair Begg about David vs Goliath, the comment from David that caught my attention the most so far was this, in response to Goliath’s first threat to give David’s flesh to the beast and the birds. David said, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand. They say that David was no more than 16 years old. To say “the lord will deliver you into my hand and I will CUT OFF YOUR HEAD. . .” Two things struck me. 1. David, with the balls to go head to head with Goliath with the “trash talk,” and 2 the faith that he had that Goliath had to be put down not for the sake of the Israelites but for the sake of God. It was GOD that David was defending not himself. And the fortitude to stand up to the world knowing who is God was is amazing coming from a teenager. It was a “no-brainer” for David to do what he did for the sake of not letting foolish people defile his God.

I hope that we are able to pass our values to our children in a way that has them so deeply rooted in who they are and who the belong to.


Cell Block 9

Weather 66 and clear





Crabby PO


Pew Pew



Wapner QIC


Abe Vigodas IC x10

Shoulder pretzels IC x20

Arm stretches and wall stretch

Willie Mays Hayes


Tempo squats IC x10

Prisoner Indian run

Stop at Happy Place

La La Leggy


Farmer carry two blocks to stations about 30 yards apart for Block curls and Block merkins 10:1 to 1:10

Run back and forth across parking lot for Skull crushers and squats 10:1 to 1:10

Block Mary (hold a block, if you can):

Wall sit

Block presses IC x10

Flutter kicks IC x30

Hello Dolly IC x15

LBCs IC x25



Rebound workout from 5 PAX on Wednesday to 9 today. PAX must love a good block party (other than Oompa Loompa who was reported to be afraid of the block). Announced name of the workout as Cell Block 9, but after a few parts was suggested it should be The Blame Game due to Humdinger blamed for Prisoner Indian run, Crabby blamed for La La Leggy, and Jay-Z blamed for farmer carries…. as long as it’s not YHC to blame that’s fine. Plenty of moaning and complaining during farmer carries and that should continue through the day and into tomorrow with soreness in the forearms. Running for the second part of the block party was a welcomed relief. Wall sit until Q got tired conjured flashbacks to Burpo in APC back in our Hot Dog days. Humdinger commented that those coaching days are gone now that all the kids are snowflakes. Use the weekend to turn up the EH and let’s keep the momentum going into next week! Aye!


Running Scared

Only 5 PAX posted as the rest were fearful of the scary Running included in the Pre-Blast.  70F and Humid with lots of mosquitoes during mary.
IM, Crabb PO, Jay-Z, Wapner, Oompa Loompa

Warmup: General Stretching with a description of what was to come (this is where I figured out what we were going to do).

Choice of running ~.2 miles around Animals or ~.33 miles around the larger loop.
100x Jump Rope
25x Merkins
50x LBC’s
R&R for a total of 7 laps.

Hurricane Hoedown for 7 and 6 reps IC
Dolly x 10 IC

Mumble:  It was a tough hard cardio workout with much groaning on the jump rope.  Definitely need to get them out more as it was great exercise and could really help with all of our coordination.  It was nice to see the other 4 out this morning but would really like to see the fartsackers man up after saying they would be there.  Bambi gets the excused absence.


The Murph

Weather 59, calm



Pew Pew







Crabby PO

Wapner QIC


Arm stretches

Leg stretches

Grass pickers IC x20

Shoulder pretzels IC x20


The Murph

2 miles – 6 laps around 1/3 mile course

100 pullups

200 merkins

300 squats


COR, Moment of Silence, COT


Joined brothers nationwide to honor Lt. Michael Murphy and all of our other fallen American heroes. PAX employed several strategies for breaking down the running and exercises. All were difficult but looked like straight through (mile, exercises, mile) was the hardest. Imagine doing that with a 20 lb. weight vest and in the sandbox in Afghanistan. The pullups were modified many different ways – t-claps to Piper for completing all pullups with no modifications. We had a visit from Gas Man on patrol but missed out on seeing him put down about 3 full plates of food at coffeeteria. Great to have double digit PAX again and let’s keep accelerating. Last year for the Murph we had 5 and this year 10. Let’s double our number again for next year. Get out there and EH! GIA!


I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone

9 PAX posted just in time to get soaked in the 65F gloom.
IM, Piper, Wapner, Crappy PO, Jay-Z, Pew Pew, Popeye, Bambi, Maestro

Maestro Lap
Leg stretch
Tempo Squats x 10
LBAC’s forward/reverse x 10
Tempo Merkins x 10
Mosey to Happy Place

Partner Merkin Claps x20
Partner Squat Jump Claps x 20
Partner Lateral Squats x 10 each direction
Partner Side Plank with Rotation and Clap x 10 each side
Wheelbarrow merkin/deadlift x 10

Mosey to porch swing
Split into 4 groups.  2 run one way around playground, 2 the other way.  Whenever you pass a group going opposite direction perform 5x walking lunges each leg.  When you return to porch swing perform 10x partner swing tysons.  Repeat 4 laps.

Lazy Dora 1-2-3 – 100 Merkins/Plank, 200 LBC’s/Straight Leg holds, 300 Squats/Al Gore

Mosey to flag

Mary:  Hurricane Hoedown x7 through x5

Good morning for good comments that will not be written down here.  Getting soaked to start the workout made the morning a bit damp.  glad the rain passed quickly.  Somehow mosquitos ate several guys alive.  Invest in bug spray!


Rocky Mts, be a little rockier than this

An cool 51 degrees this morning for 9 pax posting.

Maestro Jay-z Crabby Po Wapner IM Piper Popeye Daisy Q- Humdinger


Arm and leg stretches oyo, grass pickers IC, arm circles IC 20x, Motivator 7


Mosey to happy place for a leg blaster

Mosey to the hill (by train car) and begin the Burp Back Mountain. 100 burpees combined from each partner group. 1 partner burpees while the other runs down the hill and backpedals up 4x

Mosey to the main shelter: ring of fire- monkey humpers 10x, Merkin-plank

Mosey to happy place to begin the Caterpillar. 2 lines with both groups facing each other. Low plank position 2-3 ft away from the other. Last person box jumps and then planks. — Indian run style. Final exercise at happy place was happy jacks 4x

Prisoner Indian Run to the flag- with a small detour first


Big boy sit-ups while touching the ground on each side of your feet. 9x

Leg circles 10x each direction.

Flutter kicks IC 20x


Solid morning temperatures almost brought out double digits. One solution was to possibly never put burp back mountain in the PB: Noted. There was possible talk of renaming monkey humpers to wapners during the ring of fire. The caterpillar was not well liked as I forgot my phone at the starting line and I wasn’t just going to “walk” back for it. Adding the new prisoner Indian run seemed like it was well hated by all= a good burn. Overall a good workout today.

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