Dust in the Wind with master trumpeteers….and a few curls for the girls

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 12/7/2020

PAX: Escobar, Seagull, Oui Oui, Bandwagon, Sex Wax, WreckedEm, Toe Tag, Slim Shady, Bernie, Uncle Joe, M.I.A., AOL, Abercrombie

AO: Hacksaw


A bit nipply out, wait, what did I say nipple? I meant nippy out! There was a bit of nip in the air though. Although once the exercises started, it became a little hooter, I mean, hotter than we anticipated. Clark Griswold described the weather conditions perfectly….

In all seriousness, it was a nice 45 degree, windy day. Lots of smells in the air this morning as well.


Mosey to flagpoles with coupons from parking lot

  • Forward Fold – silent count
  • Willie Mayes Hayes – x10
  • Arm Circles – x15
  • Reverse Arm Circles – x15
  • Seal Claps – x15
  • Raise the Roof – x15
  • SSH x25
  • Forward Fold – silent count
  • Mosey one lap around flagpoles

The Thang

We did four round of interval exercises around the flagpoles and moseyed a lap after each round. Majority of exercises done with a coupon The intervals spanned anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute and rest was usually around 10 seconds between each exercise. This was not exact because (refer to Backblast from Friday) the Q’s interval timer free trial was up. The Exercises were as follows in a shuffle format:

  • Curls for the girls
  • Incline merkins
  • Goblet Squats
  • Triceps extensions
  • Skull crushers
  • Rows
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Curls for the girls
  • Elf on the shelf
  • Shoulder Presses
  • Lunges
  • Big Boy Sit ups
  • Decline Merkins
  • LBCs
  • Curls for the girls
  • Curl Presses
  • Freddie Mercuries
  • American Hammers
  • Curls for the girls

After fourth round mosey, we did one set of 10 Burpee block-overs. Do 1 burpee on left side of block, then jump over block and do 1 burpee on right side. Ten total.


  • Superman x10 in cadence (Abercrombie)
  • Flutter Kicks x20 in cadence (MIA)
  • Freddie Mercuries x16 in cadence (Seagull)
  • Scissor Kicks x a lot (Oui Oui)


Shared some of the same discussion with PAX today as I did Friday at Parliament. Spoke on the book Freed to Lead and the discussions it has surrounding relationships. These are compared to a sifter, much like when you are cooking meat and you sift out the fat. After sifting, all that remains are the solid pieces of meat. In your life, when hard times hit, there will be a lot of “fat” relationships in your sifter that fall out of the sifter. The more solid relationships you can build and sustain, the more substance remains in the sifter. Thanked my F3 brothers for being a solid piece in not only my sifter, but everyone of their brothers in the COT this morning as well. See Friday back blast for more discussion on this.


Turns out block interval work brings out a wide variety of sounds and smells, mostly painful sounds and bad smells. No music was needed as we had our own flatulence orchestra this AM. It became a bit of a game to see what % of PAX would offer up their own unique sounds and smells. I believe we hit over 75%. Good for the PAX that we hit majority so that no names have to be listed. Additionally, crop dusting was a common occurrence on the mosey laps.

As M.I.A. eloquently put it, thank goodness this backblast is the last backblast we have to experience from this beatdown.

One PAX in particular had comments about the speaker used for music, please note these speakers are still on sale at DG for $2.99!

About halfway through, PAX asked if Q was making this work out up as we went, to which the response was “yessir”

Skull crushers and laughing don’t make a good combination. There were almost concussions. Refer to paragraph 1 of this Moleskin for what caused the laughter.


Toys for tots ongoing this week. Get them to AOQ at any location. This is the last week to bring these. Let’s give these kids some joy this Christmas.

Chubby’s still ongoing for the rest of 2020 every Tuesday at 5:30. Donations needed include blankets, jackets, etc. especially due to the cold weather. Woodrider and Shawshank on tomorrow, anyone can join them. Reach out to John Doe for more info.

Two VQ’s upcoming: Oui Oui at Hacksaw Wed. 12/9 and Meow Mix at Parliament Tues. 12/8

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