Backblast #072 – Dropping Bombs on the Stairs

Alarm went off at 4:30 AM. Brushed the teeth and got into the car. The garage door opener wouldn’t work. Got out of the car and hit the manual button – door opens, perfect. Start the car, only 19 miles left till empty. Sweet. Not really. Drove to the gas station and filled up the tank. Finally, time to get to the AO – the Stairway to Heaven. Arrived and ready to take responsibility for the next 45 minutes of beat-down. Let’s get it on…

AO – The Stairway To Heaven

Clean | 20 degrees | 93% humidity

[0530 – Core Principles recited. Disclaimer given to 11 PAX] – Bubblegum, Dungeon Master, Forrest, Basic Bro, Bald Eagle, Roid Rage, Snoop, Fresh Cream, Rehab, Tiny Tomato, MAD COW (QIC)


Various Stretching
Capri Lap

10 SSH (IC)
10 Squats (IC)
10 Merkins (IC)
10 BBS (IC)
10 SSH (IC)
10 Squats (IC)
10 Merkins (IC)
10 BBS (IC)

The Thang:

The exercise I saw on Twitter last night (IC) X3 – People’s chair with a four count. Its easier if I just share a video…

Dora-ish on the Stairs with a Coupon – Partner up. Pax 1 does exercises while Pax 2 runs to the bottom of the stairs and back up while carrying the coupon. Swap out and continue the exercise until time runs out. The exercises and reps are: 10 SSH (IC), 10 Squats (IC), 10 Merkins (IC), 10 BBS (IC)

Q Note: The first three (?) trips down the stairs, the PAX only went to the second landing and then back up. On the last trip, YHC asked all PAX to go to all the way down and back up. Proving to be a lot of fun (a.k.a. misery).

Props to Bald Eagle for bringing a rucksack. Many of the PAX carried a coupon as well as wore the rucksack on their trip up/down the stairs.

Leaders Message:

LEADERS PUSH BOUNDARIES – People are trained to follow rules from the time they are kids: Stand in line. Do your homework. Put your hand up to ask a question.

Leaders push boundaries. They desire to find a better way. They want to make improvements. They like to see progress. All these things mean making changes, retiring old rules, inventing new procedures. Leaders are constantly asking, “Why do we do it this way?” and saying, “Let’s try this.” Leaders want to take new territory, and that means crossing boundaries.


Let us remember – without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. Let us go throughout this day cultivating our work and relationships so they may be fruitful.

Count-O-Rama | Name-O-Rama


  • Q signup sheet has been distributed for January.

  • DM in testing to find some much needed answers.

  • Holiday party set for January 5th. Check Slack for more details.

As always – its a pleasure gentlemen,