The Point

  • When: 10/12/18
  • QIC: @f3FlankSteak
  • The Pax: 420, Cuddy, Deuce, Faulkner, Kevorkian, McRib, Peeping Tom, Sandbagger, Unicorn, Winthorpe, Plan B, Gander, Stye, The Offering, Doorknob, Black Dog, Schrute, FlankSteak (QIC)

Pax of 18 for a gorgeous Friday at the Point.  Weather was perfect and temps were falling as we went.  YHC arrived at the Gazebo at 05:29 and 30 seconds.  No FNG’s so we got right to it:

  • SSH IC x 30
  • Imperial Walker IC x 15
  • 1 Burpee
  • Windmills IC x 15
  • 2 Burpees
  • Sobriety Sun Gods x 10 (forward/backward changing feet)
  • 3 Burpees
  • Elbow Plank Jack IC x 15
  • 4 Burpees
  • 20 LBC
  • 5 Burpees

Mosey to entrance of Union Point Park where we lined up for an Indian Run up S. Front Street towards History Center.  Stopped at intersection with Craven for 15 Merkins.  Stopped at intersection with Middle for 30 Merkins.  Stopped at intersection with Hancock for 45 Merkins.

Enter History Center overflow parking lot where we partnered up.  Partner A sprint up and back parking lot twice while Partner B performed an exercise (AMRAP) and then flap jack.  The exercises performed were:

  • WWI sit ups
  • Star Jumps
  • Low Country Crab
  • Overhead Clap (I meant to do with squat but bumbled those directions)

Upon completion mosey up Hancock to Broad, right on Broad to traffic circle, right on E. Front and left on Pollock. During mosey we stopped 3 times for the following sequence of exercises:

  • 5 Burpees
  • American Hammer IC x 20
  • Squats IC x 20

On Pollock we lined up on one end of street where we performed 7’s with Merkins/Plankjacks with Bear Crawl to other side of street and Crawl Bear back.

Mosey back to Gazebo for:

  • LSF IC x 20
  • LBC x 50
  • Boxcutters IC x 20

It was great to be back at Union Point Park and the Gazebo.  Cooler weather was a welcomed change.

Ingrown to head up small clean up effort Saturday morning.  If you can join let him know.  No other known work at this time.  So, sign up for 8 Days of Hope (Oz will be there)

As always an honor.  Ingrown on the Bear tomorrow.  Aye!

The Point

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Friday 10/12/2018, Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: falling temps
  • WHY: gazebo is ours
  • PREVIEW: Out and about. Union Point Park appears to be open so plan on meeting at the Gazebo. If for some reason it is closed, meet at Convention Center overflow lot.

The Point – Gams, Hams, and Cans

  • When: 10/5/2018
  • QIC: Acolyte
  • The Pax: The Offering, Goose, Plan B, Stye, Bitcoin, Sandbagger, 2 Fingers, McRib, Flanksteak, Gander, Ingrown, Bubble Guts, Morning, Oz, Lil, Wayne, Black Dog, Round Up, Schrute, Pyro, Purty Mouth, Door Knob, Mr. Roboto, Acolyte (QIC)

23 men met in the Gloom in downtown New Bern to work.  YHC had to make some last minute adjustments due to parts of Union Point being closed off – but we made it happen.


SSH x 25

Imperial walker x 20

Cotton Picker x 10

Wide Cotton Picker x 10

Downward Dog OYO

Upward Dog x 2

Thigh Stretch

Shoulder/Tri Stretch

After a thorough warmup we moseyed across the street to the front of the convention center for a warm up raccoon wall crawl.  Once the final man made it around we gathered and mosey’d to the back of the convention Center for:

The Thang:

Partnered up and completed the following:

Circuit 1

Partner A – Slow Count Merkins x 10

Partner B – Slow Lat Pulls x 10

Circuit 2

Partner A – Alternating Side Plank Holds (5 sec hold) x 10

Partner B – Dips x 20

Circuit 3

Partner A – Jackknife Hold

Partner B – Irkins x 25

Quick 10 count then Rinse and Repeat

After completion we ran back across to the overflow lot for some Lower body work

Same Partner as before –

Circuit 1

Partner A completes LBC’s while Partner B completed:

Cone 1 – Split Squats x 10, then lunge to

Cone 2 – Plyo Split Squats x 10, then lunge to

Cone 3 – Squat Dead Lift x 10, then lunge to

Cone 4 – Side Lunges x 10 (5 per leg)

High Knee back to baseline and rotate turns

Circuit 2

Partner A completes Freddy Mercuries while Partner B completes

Cone 1 – In and Out Squats x 10, then lunge to

Cone 2 – Knee to Jump Squats x 5, then lunge to

Cone 3 – Single leg Dead Lift x 10 (5 per leg), then lunge to

Cone 4 – Squat Rockers x 10

High Knee back to baseline and rotate turns

Running short on time we had a quick Mary

  • Heel touches x 20
  • Superman/Banana x 10


** No Bear tomorrow as teams will gather to complete additional work – Bubble Guts to send communication out on specific needs and locations

The team closed with a quick prayer.  Let’s continue to keep New Bern and those in our PAX in prayer as we continue to recover from the Hurricane.  Thank you for the opportunity to lead today!

~ Acolyte


The Point Pre-Blast

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park (meet in overflow parking of Convention Center)
  • WHEN: 10/5/18 Gather at 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: Perfect
  • PREVIEW: Gams, Hams, and Cans. Bring gloves.

The Point – Parking Lot Back and Forth

  • When: 09/28/18
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Roll Tide, Faulkner, Kevorkian, Morning, 420, Peeping Tom, Bitcoin, Oz, Lil Wayne, Maytag, Doorknob, Gander

13 made it out the the modified meeting place that was the Point for a post Thunderstorm beatdown. Moving to the back corner for Waramarama, the Q needed to be reminded of some exercise names, but that didn’t keep us from doing them.

  • Sun Gods x10 IC, forwards and backwards
  • Good Mornings x10 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x15 IC

Mosey over to convention center knee wall for a round of

  • Incline Merkins x15 SC
  • Bulgarian Split Squats x10 each leg, OYO
  • Decline Merkins x10 SC

Mosey to the field at the corner of Craven and S. Front but decided it was just too overgrown and still full of flood debris, so the Zaytoun Raines parking lot was employed for:

  • 11s – Squats and 4-Count Mountain Climbers

Then over to lot across from Mitchell Hardware for

  • Wall Sit Sprints – Pax perform wall sit while first pax in line runs across the lot, touches the wall, and returns to their spot. This occurs down the line until all pax have completed it. This burned.

Back to the Zaytoun Raines lot for

  • 7s – Merkins and 2-Count American Hammers – first 2 sets were done with bear crawl between, the next set with a crab walk, the remaining done with a mosey.

Pax then moved to lot back behind Mitchell Hardware for

  • Jack Webbs – Merkins and Air Presses – We went to 7 and 14.

Pax then moseyed to the brick walkway with fountain on Pollock, using the benches we performed a round of

  • Incline Merkins x10 SC
  • Bulgarian Split Squats x10 each leg, OYO
  • Decline Merkins x10 SC
  • Dips x20 SC

Out on to Pollock for some Red Light / Green Light. Using the traffic signal, Pax lunge walked toward the intersection on Green, ran to try to get through the intersection on Yellow, and Al Gore on Red. Took the Pax 2 light cycles to get through the intersection.

  • 200 Meter Sprint down Craven from Pollock to S Front.

Mosey back to the convention center knee wall for Dips x20. And then back to the lot for Mary.

  • Low Slow Flutter x10 IC
  • Freddie Mercurys x10 IC
  • LBCs x20 SC

Done. Good hard work by the Pax. The light rain towards then end was welcome refreshment. Sorry for the late backblast, I had to rush right out of town and am only just getting back. Great work on getting back out this weekend and tending to our town yet again.

ども ありがと
Mr. Roboto

The Point at Epiphany Review

  • When: 09/21/18
  • QIC: Unicorn
  • The Pax: Doorknob, Bitcoin, Blue Hawaiian, 420, Lil Wayne, Two Fingers, Oz, Peeping Tom, Faulkner, Cornfed, McRib, Gander, Black Dog, Acolyte, Flank Steak, Plan B, Ingrown, Unicorn

18 at Epiphany for a perverse rendition of Catch Me If You Can.  We warmed up with:

  • Hip Flexor Stretches
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Imperial Walkers

Partner up and A Crabwalks while B performs 10 Jumpsquats before “sprinting” to swap with partner around the building, 1/4 mile.  Same thing with Bear Crawl and Lunges, and again with Run Backward and 5 Broad Jumps.  Between each of those three sets we mixed in:

  • Freddie Mercuries
  • LBCs
  • Oblique Crunches

We did two full rounds of the Carolina Choo-Choo with Reverse Grip Merkins and WWIs mixed in to finish.


Friday at the Point

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Friday 9/7. Gather 5:25. Hard Start 5:30. Hard Stop 6:15.
  • WHO: You know who
  • WEATHER: It will be fine
  • WHY: You need it
  • PREVIEW: clear eyes, full hearts... As best I can tell MS riders don't check in until Friday afternoon. So we should be good. Plan on meeting on field in front of the gazebo. If closed to cars we should be able to park in Convention Center overflow lot across the street.

The Point – Pete and Repeat

Well, really just repeat. 25 hard workers, one of whom was an FNG, came ready to push themselves this morning in the Gloom.

After gathering at the flag poles for a little meet and greet, we moved over to field between the gazeebo and the flag poles for the Welcome and Disclaimer and then


  • Sun Gods x9 IC forward, x10 IC reverse.
  • Good mornings x11 IC (to make up for the one short Sun God)
  • Mountain Climbers x20 IC
  • Carioca down and back from bush line to 1st tree near Gazeebo
  • Butt Kickers back to the tree.


From Warmarama, YHC had intended to take the pax to the gazeebo for a few pullups, however team Hope had gotten there a little earlier than expected so the Q had to call an audible and instead had the pax head straight to the collection of sandbags on the ground nearby. 6 volunteers carried the sandbags to the back of the convention center where we would spend the bulk of our time doing the following.

Complete all reps in order with no rest (or as little rest as possible):

  • Squats x50 OYO
  • LBCs x40 OYO
  • Merkins x30 OYO
  • Iron Mikes x20 OYO
  • Burpees x10 OYO

Once all reps were completed,  step 2 was to run a lap around the convention center; the first 6 pax to complete the reps (or Sugar Rays as YHC has heard them called) had the privilege of carrying a sandbag for their run. Return to the back of the convention center and plank or SSH for the six. Unicorn must have gotten hot or something and thought the solution was to sprinkle some of the sand (or crush and run as it were) down his back. Nothing says relief like some rocks in your shirt. So, down to 5 sandbags.

The pax were able to complete this 3 times before we needed to start heading back to the shovel flag.

Along the way, we stopped for:

  • Alternating Shoulder Taps x10 IC to collect everyone.
  • Shuffle the sand bags to those that hadn’t had the chance to carry one yet.

Back at the shovel flag with some time to spare we did:

  • Merkins x10 SC
  • Sprint to first tree, lunge walk to second tree, backwards mosey back to the bushes
  • Sprint to first tree, duck walk to second tree, backwards mosey back to the bushes

We might have had time for another but I heard some mumblechatter about having to name the FNG, so off we go for Mary:

  • Low Slow Flutters x10 IC

Welcome FNG Black Dog. No announcements. McRib on Q for The Bear tomorrow.
Still need someone for Monday’s Fartlek

Thanks to everyone who led the Pax at the front today, and thanks to those who led from behind  to stay with or pick up the six. Totals today had the potential to be 150 Squats, 120 LBCs, 100 Merkins, 60 two count Iron Mikes, and 30 burpees.  Good effort from everyone this morning. Thanks the opportunity to lead yet again.

ども ありがと,
Mr. Roboto