Backblast #605–Motivators and Modifications

DATE: 1/12/2021
AO: Manhattan Park
QIC: Hoffa
PAX: Madoff, Draper, Bobby Flay, Keto, Bart Simpson, Florida Man, Miss Daisy
Pre-Blast:  I am your Q tomorrow morning at Manhattan Park. Bring your coupon. There is snow on the ground and we will be in it, so dress accordingly. HC :arrow_down: here and I’ll see you at 0530 tomorrow.

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.          


  • 15 Unbalanced Coupon Merkins (IC)
  • 10 BBS (IC)
  • 10 Coupon Squats (IC)
  • 10 Coupon Lunges (IC)
  • 10 Coupon Curls (IC)
  • Motivators from 5

There was too much ice on the sledding hill to do YHC’s original plan, so modifications were made on the fly. Here is what we did:

  • 50 Unbalanced Coupon Merkins
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot
  • 50 BBS
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot
  • 50 Coupon Squats
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot
  • 50 Coupon Lunges
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot
  • 50 Coupon Curls
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot

The goal was to complete this list two times. Everyone made it to at least the squats on the second time through, and some Pax nearly finished.

Motivators from 5

End of Workout

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • F3-specific Announcements
    • Keto has his VQ at Ideal Park on Thursday
  • Ball of Man (BOM)
    • Things are crazy right now in our country and around the world. It is more important than ever that we, as leaders and men, step up and provide leadership in our spheres–at home, at work, at church, and in our community. Good leadership provides safety and stability. This week, focus on providing that safety and stability to those around you.

I heard you paint houses,