Backblast are super important

AO: Gladiator

When: 04/28/2022

QIC: Brownie

PAX (10): Cheneral, DREAMER, Fire Drill, Laces, Macbeth, Scratch-Off, Speedo, Tebow, vertigo, Brownie


(…Q clears throat…in my best Trooper Carl Foster impersonation…)

QIC told the PAX backblast to “bring their cinders” and we all assumed they were going to be used to sit on as a tool of rest.

BOY WERE WE backblast WRONG. 

Q didn’t play around. Little discussion, a classic “let’s mosey” to run away from the PAX who were still thinking of jumping ship to Waffle House. Modify as necessary right backblast?


Quick Mosey to the front backblast entrance parking lot (aka the cheese grater). We were told to leave our cinders. A ruckus sound of joy spread among the PAX! “Backblast! YES! Cinders backblast aren’t needed after all!”

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle hops
  • Windmills
  • Mild stretching

The Thang:

#1 – Mini Murphy (Or a Quarter of a Murph)

  • QIC counted the backblast PAX off into groups of 3
    • The “1’s” start with pull ups (5 count)
    • The “2’s” start with 10 merkins (or is it mercans?)
    • The “3’s” start with 15 squats.
  • Q instructed the group to do each section for 5 rounds


NEXT – Mosey back to the main backblast parking lot. Grab your cinder. A collective sigh spread like COVID.


#2 – Cinder Field Party

  • Q lead the PAX to the main field
  • “On the field there are several lines:
    • 18 box
    • Red line (approx. 35yards)
    • Mid Line
    • Far Red Line
    • Far 18 Box
    • End Line
    • backblast
  • PAX will do 5 exercises for 10 reps each
    • Cinder Presses
    • Curls
    • Kettle Bells Swingers
    • Cinder Press + V Up LBC (core / abs)
    • Cinder Hoppers
  • Upon completion, PAX will then Murder Bunny to the next line

The PAX cheered backblast! “What joy! What fun!” A loud sound of quacking was heard as we were a bunch of lucky duckies.

PAX made it to the far end and:

  • QIC called “On the way back, only stop at the Red Line and Mid Line. Only 5 reps of each exercise.”

So generous. The PAX expressed a moan and groan that the Q lowered the count to 5 reps.


Prayer Requests

  • Dreamer – his friend Troy lost a good buddy. Funeral is today. Prayers for Troy and his family.
  • Speedo – F3 Fanny Mae is suffering from cancer.
  • Vertigo – lots going on this weekend. Prayers for peace / restoration.


  • Gwinnett Convergence – check slack for dates / times / location
  • Alpha Convergence – May 7th. North Park. Pre Run / Ruck options. BD 7am.
  • Backblast. Always. 

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Gents –

This morning was truly a privilege to join such men as you. I’m always grateful for the fun, leadership, and motivation of a bunch of yahoos trying to sharpen each other like iron at 5:15am.

Until next time,



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