You only get wet once…….at 6:14 am

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 03/25/2021

PAX: 9 Volt, Abercrombie, Clothespin, El Chapo, Deep Dish, Mrs. Baker, Rug Doctor, Thin Mint

AO: The Battery


As mentioned in many other backblasts before this, Blackout is on Q so it was cloudy and rainy. A whole new meaning to YOGWO as it rained for about 1 minutes of the workout and then poured during the COT. As always, weather channel app had no clue when it would rain. That said, it was warm in the mid-60s so that was good, humidity high.


Mosey lap around Dog park and up to the top of the hill

  • Forward Fold – silent count
  • SSH – x25
  • Arm Circles – x15
  • Reverse Arm Circles – x15
  • Seal Claps – x15
  • Moroccan Nightclubs – x15
  • SSH – x15
  • 5 Burpees, 4 Burpees, 3 Burpees, 2 Burpees, 1 Burpees (OYO)
  • Mosey to coupon stack and pick out your favorite coupon

The Thang

Circuit One – Legs

  • Goblet Squats – x25
  • Lunges – x25 each leg
  • Toe Merkins – x25
  • Monkey Humpers – x25
  • Deadlifts – x25
  • Hot Feet – 30 seconds each foot

Finished circuit by running down hill, 5 burpees, and back up hill

Circuit Two – Arms/Chest

  • Incline Merkins – x25
  • Curls – x25
  • Triceps Extensions – x25
  • Diamond Merkins – x15
  • Shoulder Presses – x25
  • Plank – 1 minute

Finished circuit by running down hill, 5 burpees, and back up hill

Circuit Three – Core

  • Flutter Kicks – x50
  • American Hammers – x50
  • LBCs – x50
  • BBSU – x25
  • Freddie Mercuries – x25
  • Plank Jacks – x25

Finished circuits with 3-4 minutes left. Finished up the workout with a Mercle (fancy term for circle merkins); Went in a circle and each PAX in the circle did one Merkin. Once it got back to start, started over at 2 merkins, etc. all the way up to time. In between Merkins, PAX performed SSH for 2 minutes and Imperial Walkers for 2 minutes.


Kept today’s COT short and sweet: Don’t stress the small things in life. Keep your focus on God and your faith in addition to your family. Everything else should be lower on the priority listing. Sometimes, during work deadlines and kids sports and within all the other chaos in life, we forget to slow down and find peace in our faith and enjoy time with our family. Instead, we worry about being late, deadlines, etc. God is with us all the time and our faith will get us through all trials and tribulations!


During the COP, it was discussed why Forward Fold was silent count; Long discussion ensued on how the plan going forward is to perform silent counts at beatdowns in which Threeskin is not present; and the opposite when he is present

Halfway through the workout, Clothespin decided he “didn’t like the Q anymore” Q was surprised as he didn’t realize Clothespin liked him before that moment either. HA

Apparently The Battery and Blackout both have a bad reputation for rainy beatdowns. I wish there was something we could do to curb that, unfortunately, it is what it is.

The hill at the Battery sucks!


3rd-F still rolling strong: Chubby’s on Monday nights at 6pm; 4/10 park cleanup at Legacy; 4/17 Habitat build; Thin Mint mentioned a potential opportunity for helping cleanup Tinsley Park at the Battery at some point in the future. Join 3rd-F channel.

Convergence for Night Sweats went great, 80 men strong!

Parliament – Bonsai on Q 3/25; Hacksaw – Mothballs VQ 3/25

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