Backblast #611–Merkins, Motivators, and Merlot


DATE: 1/21/2021
AO: Ideal Park
QIC: Hoffa
PAX: Florida Man, Snoop, Yard Sale, Crosswalk, Cow Pie, Hank the Tank
Pre-Blast:   I have the Q at Ideal Park tomorrow. I hope you’re feeling motivated. Bring a coupon. HC below.

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.          


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

I had so much fun at my Manhattan Park Q last week that I decided to run it back with some slight modifications so a whole new group of pax could experience the pain.

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 Curls
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot
  • 50 Coupon Lunges
  • Motivators from 5
  • Lap around the parking lot

After we completed this circuit once, we did it again but added a second lap around the parking lot each time. Work was completed, pain was experienced, merlot was spilled, and we all nearly died.

Motivators from 6

End of Workout

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • F3-specific Announcements
    • Hank the Tank reminded everyone that some pax are doing the Spartan Race this summer and all are welcome to join
    • Lots of Q spots open for February
  • Ball of Man (BOM)
    • Leadership doesn’t have to be on a grand scale to make a difference. Being a leader in your community will make a bigger impact most of the time than any of the leaders we see on TV. As Teddy Roosevelt said–be the man in the arena.

I heard you paint houses,