12 Days of Ruckmas – Ruck It Backblast

  • When: 12/24/18
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Bitcoin, McRib, Acolyte, Hilfiger, Corn Dog (F3 Birmingham), Heihei (FNG), Mr. Roboto (QIC)

7 men were eager to welcome Christmas carrying extra weight on their backs. One of them was an FNG. Merlot was splashed. Here’s a look back at the cause.


  • Frankensteins x10 IC
  • Sun Gods x10 IC (forwards and back)

The Thang

Borrowed from ruck.beer‘s post with the suggestion to give this routine a whirl, we did just that. As there was an FNG who did not come with a ruck and weight, we grabbed a plate from Acolyte’s car and swung by Hilfiger’s to get an extra back pack and the routine commenced in the Zaytoun Raines parking lot on Craven.

The workout was performed in the order of, and while singing to the tune of, the 12 Days of Christmas. We followed the pattern of day 1, day 2-1, day 3-2-1, day 4-3-2-1, etc.

Rucks were on or held for all movements except #6 and #9.

The workout (and song lyrics) are as follows:

On the ___ day of Christmas, my Cadre gave to me…
1 Merkin with your heavy ruck on.

2 Simple Squats.
3 Overhead Presses.
4 Man-makers.
5 Foooouuuurrrrr Count flutter kicks.
6 Body weight merkins.
7 Rucks a thrusting.
8 Front hold lunges.
9 Standard sit-ups.
10 Rucks a curling.
11 Mountain Climbers.
12 Monkey Humpers.

After day 6 we took a quick ruck break which led us to the CresCom Bank lot. We performed days 7-12 there interrupted only once by an early need for ATM access, so the pax had to step aside in the middle of some Man Makers. On a side note, the Man Makers were a bit too much to handle at 4 reps, so the Q swapped Man Makers to day 2 and Simple Squats, IC, for day 4. This was the right call, although it still did not prevent the aforementioned merlot spillage.

All 12 days were completed within the available time, but we were a but late getting back to the gazebo. No Mary, but we did get our FNG named and YHC led us out in prayer.

This was a tough routine. The man makers really gave us a run for our money. Serious props to Heihei for pushing through the suck on this one and to Corn Dog for really pulling him through. It was an honor to have led on this Christmas Eve; thanks for the opportunity.

ども ありがと
Mr. Roboto

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