Backblast #413 – Up & Down

DATE | May 26, 2020
AO | The Stairway to Heaven
BEATDOWN | 0530-0615
WEATHER | 67° with 94% humidity (sweat much?)

Pre-Blast | YHC is on Q at ‘The Stairway to Heaven’ – Tuesday at 0530. We will go up and then down. And that’s all you need to know.

PAX: 8
Kraut, Basic Bro, Cuddle Buddy, Soft Spot, Snoop, Forrest, Hasselhoff, MAD COW(QIC)

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

Disclaimer: This is a free, volunteer, peer-led workout. I am not a professional. I have no knowledge of any injuries or fitness considerations. It is each person’s responsibility to be safe and modify exercises if you need to. The most important thing is that you don’t get hurt, and that you finish. Remember, the workout should be you vs you.          


Various Stretching
10 SSH (IC)
10 Squats (IC)
10 Merkins (IC)
10 Mt. Climbers (IC)
10 BBS (IC)
10 Dips (IC) X2


Starting south of The Stairway to Heaven, pax were given instructions to complete the following exercises…then make their way up the stairs…then proceed to the end of the street…and perform the set of exercises again:

10 SSH (IC)
10 Squats (IC)
10 Merkins (IC)
10 Mt. Climbers (IC)
10 BBS (IC)

The pax did so for three rounds.


Pax were asked to head back up the stairs and on each landing perform 2 imperial crunches.


2 Year convergence and QSource next Saturday.

Leader’s 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. AMEN

Peace & Love