Death Star Circuits

AO: Rubicon

When: 05/04/2023

QIC: Irene

PAX (22): Avis, Boss Baby, Cookie, Cox, Deep dish, Devito, False Start, FannyPack, Flo, Focker, Groundhog, Hollywood, Irene, Jump Seat, Lil Hurt, lumbergh, MillerTime, No-See-Um, Pinkey, Special K, Stroller, Trebek


One year ago today, I stepped out into the gloom, got a girl’s name, and still decided to keep coming back. It has been an awesome experience I recommend to everyone – even if my M thinks it is a cult. But, the real theme today is Star Wars as it is May the Fourth – as in “May the Fourth be with you” for those that don’t know. So having prowled the exicon many times over the years, I recalled a “Death Star” routine and used that for inspiration. The exicon Death Star involved 30 merkins at 10 cones arranged in a circle. I added one more and changed each cone to a different exercise with a Star Wars name – here we go!


Quick disclaimer, legal notification, and on we go to the pool parking lot for a warmup. SSH, Imperial Walkers, Copperhead Squats, Windmills, Monkey Arms, COVIDs, and Arm Circles to get the blood pumping.

On to the field of dreams.

The Thang:

Pax were greeted by a circle of 10 cones with a central cone – I envisioned this as the Death Star laser firing from A New Hope (pictured above). Pax counted off by 10 and disbursed to the cones. Below is the list of exercises and reps:

  1. 10 Alpha (Laser) Pistol Squats (1-legged squat)
  2. 25 Battle Droid Crunches (Reverse LBCs)
  3. 15 Alpha Mandalorians (Peter Parkers)
  4. 12 Force Push(-ups) (Diamond Merkins)
  5. 25 Force Jump (Squats)
  6. 15 Crunchy (Dagobah) Frogs
  7. 15 Alpha Stormtrooper Firing Positions (Forward Lunges)
  8. 15 Jedi Merkins (Clerkin – Merkin with a Clap)
  9. 25 Alpha Clone Marches (Mountain Climbers)
  10. 24 Frozen in Carbonites (Superman with a 2 second hold)
  11. Center Cone: 5 Clone Calisthenics (Burpees)

We aimed for 2 circuits and made it with time to mosey to the flag for Mary of Dying Cockroach and Flutterkicks.


As I said above, today was my 1-year anniversary of starting F3. It has been an awesome journey. Thank you for having me.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Prayers for Shazam’s recovery

2nd F at Fairway Social tonight

Wrecko Day Mayo Convergence at The Wreck 6 am Pre-ruck/run, 7 am Beatdown with Coffee and Breakfast to follow.

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