Cover Up

AO: The Hooch

When: 03/23/2022

QIC: Popper (Dan Richard)

PAX (7): Boomer, McCracken, Meatball, Popper, Ready-Mix (F3), Saint2O, Sunshine


With rain in the forecast, YHC sent a pre-blast indicating a 0.0 under the covered area by defunct Twisted Taco, and challenged the PAX to guess the theme of the playlist. Winner gets his hot morning beverage at coffeeteria for free care of Popper. So during our covered fun this morning, the PAX contemplated song-by-song what each playlist entry, performed by the following artists/bands, had in common. Read on, if it’s not already obvious.

  • All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
  • Hard to Handle (Black Crowes)
  • Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
  • Renegades of Funk (Rage Against the Machine)
  • Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
  • Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
  • Strawberry Fields Forever (Ben Harper)
  • Hurt (Johnny Cash)
  • Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Rich Robinson)
  • The Weight (Aretha Franklin)


SSH, Weed Picker, Imperial Walker, Toy Solider, Around-the-World Knee Crunch, all IC.

The Thang:

For this 0.0, YHC covered his original 45MoM beatdown, originally debuted at The Bridge in February.

  • Format: Tabata
  • 4 sets standing core exercises, 2 sets plank core exercises, 4 sets seated core exercises
  • Exercises per set: 4
  • Each exercise: AMRAP for 50 seconds on, then 10 seconds active rest
  • Between sets: 30 seconds active rest

Standing Sets

Set 1: High Knees, Extend-and-Twist w/coupon (L), Repeat (R), Wacky Jacks

Set 2: Cross-over Toe Touches, Extend-and-Crunch w/coupon (L), Repeat (R), Heisman

Set 3: Side Leg Raise w/Side Bend (L), Repeat (R), Imperial Hillbilly (L), Repeat (R)

Set 4: Wood Chop w/coupon (L), Repeat (R), Lateral Chops (L), Repeat (R)

Plank Sets

Set 5: Cross-body Mountain Climbers, Plank Jacks, Plank Arm Reaches, Low Plank hold

Set 6: Cross-body Mountain Climbers, Peter Parker, Side Plank hold (L), Repeat (R)

Seated Sets

Set 7: Boat twist, Pretzel Crunches (L), Repeat (R), Gas Pumper

Set 8: American Hammer, AmHam position coupon hold (L), Repeat (R), Reverse LBC

Set 9: Freddie Mercury, Jack Knife Get-Ups, Tomahawk Chops, Boat hold

Set 10: V-Ups, Flutter Kicks, Dying Cockroach, Crab Cake (YHC called time during this set)


  • 2nd F on 3/24 at Truck & Tap in Duluth, 5:30 till late. Come watch some Sweet 16 action.
  • F3 blood drive in early April. Check Slack for deets.
  • Sign up for the Promise 686 run, happening on 4/23. Whether running or not, consider donating funds to support families in, or on the cusp of, the foster care system.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

The songs were all covers. Don’t believe YHC on some of these? Check out the original version of Renegades of Funk by Afrika Bambaataa, and you will hear exactly where Tom Morello got his inspiration for the caterwauling riffs in the RATM version. Congrats to Sunshine for cracking the code once the even trippier version of “Strawberry Fields Forever” by Ben Harper struck.

Always a pleasure to have fun with a beatdown prep and delivery, and to get stronger in the gloom with these stalwart PAX. Thanks for letting YHC lead.

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