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BackBlast #41 – Miles & Smiles

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After having a solid week of having 2 VQ’s step up to the plate, YHC Bald Eagle jumped back in the game to Q a Saturday morning. Pax: Mad Cow, Miss Daisy, Bubblegum, Dungeon Master, Hasselhof, Depends, Basic Bro, QIC Bald Eagle. The pre-blast indicated the name of the workout would be Miles & Smiles, […]

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Backblast #031 – 9-11 Stair Climb

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September 11 is one of the most galvanizing days in our contemporary history – a day that most remember exactly where they were when we heard that the first tower was hit, and many of us remember watching in disbelief as the second tower was hit – which caused us to realize this was more […]

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BackBlast 24 – Paincakes and Bacon

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Summer camping in Michigan is as good as it gets, so a few weeks back we put on the schedule to have a post-workout breakfast cookout and where we could share some breakfast stouts. This did not disappoint, and will most likely happen again (hopefully soon). Before the bacon hit the cast iron, we had […]

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Back Blast 021 – Coupon Climb

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AO: The Stairs Many early arrivals and much chatter this morning as we gathered together in the gloom. The Michigan summer is already starting to turn and the early morning hours are notably darker with each passing week. In all, 14 PAX joined the refinement this morning (2 FNG’s) and as the clock struck 05:30 […]

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BackBlast 017 – Rolling with Merkins & Burpees

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  The Pax gathered on a picture perfect summer day. The core principles were recited, and the disclaimer was given to 11 PAX – SpongeBob (Q), Bald Eagle, Roid Rage, Dungeon Master, Basic Bro, Butcher, Stalin, Pac Man, Forrest and 2 FNGs.  Warm-o-rama 15 SSH15 Windmills50 yard jog The Thang At the Stairs, SpongeBob (Q) gave […]

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BackBlast 014 – “Death by Merkins & Dice”

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Arriving to AO “the Stairs on Division” before sun started to peak out.  Core principle recited. Disclaimer given to 4 PAX – MAD COW, Roid Rage, Dungeon Master and SpongeBob (QIC) Warm-o-rama 15 SSH15 WindmillsHigh Knees for about 40-50 yardsButt kickers back The Thang Unaware of what is awaiting the PAX, they were asked to […]

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BackBlast 013 – Growing Pains V1

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A beautiful June morning eventually greeted 8 eager PAX, including 1 FNG, as we arrived at the park adjacent to the zoo.  An odd feeling of gratefulness struck the Q as all of us beasts milled about so freely, in such close proximity to those animals behind the bars who are less fortunate than us.  […]

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BackBlast 012 – “Feels Like the First Time”

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As we arrived at our new Thursday AO ‘Hospital Hill’ the PAX quickly realized why the grass is so green. GRCC waters the field, via sprinkler system, prior to sunrise. No worries, we post outdoors, rain or shine (or sprinkler system), heat or cold. Core Principles recited. Disclaimer given to 8 PAX including 1 FNG […]

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BackBlast 010 – The AM gloom – Getting s*#! done!

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PAX: Roid Rage (Q), MAD COW, Forrest, Pac-Man, Belushi Standard disclaimer and core principles. Shout out to Dungeon Master! Hopefully you feel better soon! WARM-O-RAMA Roid Rage’s Q dose of lexicon knowledge: AM: The portion of the day between midnight and noon when most of what is going to get done does get done. FUPA: The […]

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BackBlast 009 – One Step Back, Two Steps Forward! 

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PAX: Roid Rage (VQ), Ridgecrest, SpongeBob, Dungeon Master, and Forrest WARM-O-RAMA For this warm-o-rama, I decided to shed some F3 lexicon knowledge on the group before we really got into it. As most of us are relatively new, and the lexicon is massive, I thought it would be a good idea to start learning! CLUSTERQ: An […]

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BackBlast 008 – The Murph

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Spongebob suggested we do The Murph on Memorial Day, so with collective leadership we did. – Spongebob the idea, Radio the scoresheet, the pax agreeing on the partner format, and YHC facilitating, we made it happen. The Pax: Spongebob, Radio, Hollow Point, MAD COW, Dungeon Master, Pac-Man, FNG Forrest, FNG Bobby Flay, Ridgecrest (QIC) The […]

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BackBlast 007 – Hidden Treasure Hunt

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Our original AO John Ball Park, home of our zoo, has already given us some good workouts, but it has plenty of unexplored terrain. The park has a funicular and a giant lock ness monster statue in its pond, but those were not on the agenda for today – there was other fun to be had. […]