Backblast #117 – Calorie Neutral Fat Tuesday

With a Queen (diet) challenge starting tomorrow, 8 pax earned their Paczki (pronounced pounch-key) after a solid Mardi Gras beatdown.

Pax: Depends, Tiny Tommmato, Roid Rage, Forrest, Gravy, Soft Spot, Snoop, QIC Bald Eagle

With ice on The Stairs and negative wind chills, we shifted the workout to The Bunker. The pax gathered and we immediately moseyed to the lowest level of the parking garage.


25x SSH
15x Imperial Walkers
15x Mountain Man Poopers
10x Imperial Walker Squats


RE-MIX DMC – Partner based. 1 partner duckwalked to the 2nd column (approx. 40 feet), then crawl-beared back 1 column, then duckwalked 2, and crawl-beared back 1 and so on while the other partner ran to the end of the parking ramp (approx. 80-100 yards) and ran back to trade-off with partner and continue the progress. Instead of just a normal handoff, 5 squats, completed back to back, were required at each handoff. The pax continued with this exercise until they made it all the way to the other end of the garage.

RETURN DMC – We used a similar format coming back, except the exercises were: forward lunge – 2 column lengths, backward lunge for 1 column length and so on. The running partner ran forward down, and backwards back, and instead of back-to-back squats at the handoffs, Bropees were completed at each exchange – 5x, 5x, then 3x, 3x, then 1x, 1x. Due to time constraints, we only went half way down the length of the garage.

The pax then moseyed up 1 level for a wall workout.

15x OYO Donkey Kicks
15x OYO Groiners
10x OYO Chicken Peckers
10x OYO Diver Bombers

After that the pax crawl-beared (modifier bear crawls) up to the top level of the ramp to wrap the workout with 10x Dr. W’s.

Immediately after the #dietstartstomorrow (for real) announcement was given, a Paczki was hypocritically given to all posting pax to celebrate Fat Tuesday. According to my watch, the calories burned during the workout were roughly equal to those in the delicious jelly filled cake donuts – a vivid reminder heading into our Lenten Queen challenge of how easy calories go in and how much work it takes to knock em out.


  • Lenten Queen Challenge starts tomorrow. See Slack for more info.

  • 5:30 pm Workout at Founders tomorrow (Wednesday).

  • Hasselhof will Q a Black Ops workout Wedesday morning as well for those who can’t make the evening workout.

  • Mad Cow has started a Sunday night ruck with M’s. The location will rotate.

-Bald Eagle Out.