Ruck It Backblast

  • When: 12/09/19
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Bitcoin, McRib, Double Dipper, Mr. Roboto (QIC)

4 showed up for what was expected to be a rather wet morning. Aside from some tree shaking, most of us stayed pretty dry.

  • Sun Gods x9 forward IC, x10 reverse IC.
  • Imperial Walkers x10 IC
  • Carrot Pickers x10 IC

From out of Union Point Park, we rucked down East Front Street to Queen, then back down Craven, up Pollock to Middle and finally to South Front. Along the way, we stopped every 2 minutes for 3 merkins and 3 ruck thrusters. For 2 segments along Craven we ran for a short period.

We stopped at the Convention Center wall for some ruck presses. Started with 10, then upped it to 15 until McRib finally decided we needed 20. So 20 it was.

Easy ruck back to the park. Once there, static overhead ruck hold and walk to the next corner. It was higher ground there so that’s where we stayed for Mary.

  • LSF + static ruck hold x20 IC
  • Ruck Sit ups x10 SC
  • Ruck Z Press x10 SC

and done.

Prayers for those closely dealing with the Pensacola shooting. And prayers for family.

Thanks for coming out this morning.

Mr. Roboto

The Point Backblast

  • When: 12/06/19
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Cuddy, Butterball, Pyro, McRib, Lil Wayne, Unicorn, Bitcoin, Kevorkian, II Fingers, Faulkner, Gander, Bubble Guts, Oz, Peeping Tom, Plan B, Double Dipper, Mr. Roboto (QIC)

17 men came out for a chilly beatdown to celebrate YHC’s birthday. The workout started in such a fashion that the blanks to fill in from the Preblast might not have been so apparent, but that quickly changed.

  • Sun Gods x10 IC – Forwards and Reverse
  • Burpee Ladder
    • Burpee x1 OYO
    • Burpees x2 on up to Burpees x6
  • Carrot Pickers x10 IC
  • Burpees x7 OYO
  • Michael Phelps x10 IC
  • Burpees x8 OYO
  • Windmills x10 IC
  • Burpees x9 OYO
  • Sprinklers x10 IC
  • Burpees x10 OYO

So that was 55 burpees pretty quickly into  the morning.  From the gazebo, we took a easy mosey to the Convention Center overflow lot for some partner work.

Partner A would perform and exercise while Partner B would run backwards to the other side of the lot, do 1 Bobby Hurley and then run back to their partner to flap jack and continue the exercise where Partner A left off. Exercises were:

  • Merkins x100
  • Squats x200
  • Imperial Walkers x100 2ct
  • LBCs x200

Plank, Side Planks, Al Gore, and SSH for the Six.

To the Convention Center knee wall for:

  • Decline WMDs x10 each SC
  • Bulgarian Split Squats x10 each leg OYO
  • Incline WMDs x10 each SC
  • Bulgarian Split Squats x10 each leg OYO (yes, even Bulgarian Missionaries do this exercise)

Back to the Christmas Tree for a round of O Tannenbaum.

  • Jump Squats x10 IC
  • Iron Mikes x10 each leg

To the cones for a round of 7s: Catalina Wine Mixers and Swamp Asses (Captain Thors).

And then back into the Gazebo for Mary:

  • Freddie Mercurys x15 IC
  • Box Cutters x10 IC


Thanks for pushing alongside of me. So I’ve turned 38, 39, 40, and 41 with you guys, and it’s been a blast. And each year I’ve been stronger and in a better place. Thanks for keeping it fun and growing.


Mr. Roboto



Veteran’s Day Ruck It

  • When: 11/11/2019
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Hilfiger, McRib, Double Dipper, Little Dipper, Mr. Roboto

Veteran’s Day GORUCK Sale Plus F3 Discount!  Contact Roboto for Details.

The Q pulled in with only a minute to spare. The two Pax that were already there were rucked-up and ready, only to be told to set their rucks down for a little warmarama.

  • Sun Gods, Forward x10 IC
  • Sun Gods, Reverse x10 IC
  • Windmills x10 IC – Welcome 2 more Pax.
  • Carrot Pickers x10 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x10 IC

“Partner” up – Since we had 5 it was more like just splitting into groups. So Group A would stay back and perform AMRAP of the following exercises while Group B would ruck down to the corner and back for Flap Jacks. Exercises were:

  • Squat Thrusters
  • Shoulder to Shoulder Presses
  • Overhead Ruck Lunges
  • Get Ups
  • Upright Ruck Rows
  • Merkin Drag and Pulls

Once completed, Pax rucked down E Front to Pollock, up Pollock to Craven, Craven to S Front, and then S Front back to gazebo corner. At each corner we stopped for some exercise.

Corner 1: Squats x20 SC
Corner 2: Merkins x10 SC, Squats x20 SC
Corner 3: Static Ruck Press LSF x20 IC, Merkins x10 SC, Squats x20 SC
Coner 4: Z-Press x10 SC, Static Ruck Press LSF x20 IC

Hard Stop

Prayers for Bitcoin for good rest and preparation this week for GrowRuck weekend starting Friday. May he bring back with him health, success, personal growth, and lessons learned that he can share to help us all get better. And of course prayers of thanks for our Veterans and the sacrifice of their families while in service.

Mr. Roboto

The Bear

  • When: 11/02/19
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: 420, Plan B, Black Dog, Morning, Double Dipper, Cuddy, McRib, Mr. Roboto

8 men took advantage of the last day of Daylight Savings Time to get some good work in. It was brisk.

In our gathering spot, we started with Warm-a-rama:

  • SSH x25 IC
  • Good Morning x10 IC
  • Carrot Pickers x10 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x10 IC
  • Blades of Glory x10 IC (arms stay straight)
  • Tempo Merkins x10 IC
  • More SSH waiting for our final arrival.

Indian Run out the main entrance and along road to the student/football parking area to start the Thang:

Four Corners Escalator: Mosey to each corner, LBC’s for the six and then until YHC said stop. At each corner the Pax performed the previous corners’ exercises followed by a new one.

  • Corner 1 – 10 Jump Squats
  • Corner 2 – 10 Jump Squats, 20 Squats
  • Corner 3 – 10 Jump Squats, 20 Squats, 30 Sumo Squats
  • Corner 4 – 10 Jump Squats, 20 Squats, 30 Sumo Squats, 40 Skater Jumps

Mosey to steps for 40 Johnny Dramas.
Partner Up – Partner A ran a sidewalk lap while Partner B did Bugarian Ball Busters (drop lunges to high knee up) with focus on one leg. Flap Jack, Plank Jack, Paddy Whack, then Rinse and Repeat with focus on other leg.

Mosey back to the lot for distance WMD-Rs.

  • From one side of the lot, sprint to the far cone and then bear crawl to the end. Plank for six. Wide Merkins x10 SC
  • Carioca back to the opposite cone, bear crawl to the end. Plank for six. Merkins x12 SC
  • Carioca facing same direction to far cone, bear crawl to the end. Plank for six. Diamond Merkins x10 SC
  • High Skips to opposite cone, bear crawl to the end. Plank for six. Ranger Merkins x10 IC.

Mosey to the back of the school to the hidden-in-plain-sight pullup bar. Wall sits while each pax take turns performing 5 pullups.

Continuing on around the school, quick stop for an audible when YHC saw some raised beds on which to do dips and merkins with a nice full range of motion. So 3 pax lined up at one gap between boxes for dips, 1 pax did merkins in the other gap between boxes, each x10 OYO, and the remaining pax did Imperial Walkers waiting for their turn. The exercises were good but the rotation could have used some work.

Back to the regularly scheduled program, and just on the other side of the greenhouse, another set of cones was set up for 7s. Exercises were Catalina Wine Mixers and Captain Thors. Really glad YHC didn’t go with 11s for this one.

Shuffle over to the grass and benches by the gym entrance for a round of Jack Webbs. Ratio was 1:4 4-count Mountain Climbers and Squats. We went to 5 and 20.

Quick Balls to the Wall with shoulder taps x10 IC.
Partner up again for Partner A BTTW/Wall Sits while Partner B did way too many bench step-ups per leg and Flap Jack.

Back to the shovel flag for Mary:

  • Body Saws x10 IC
  • LSF x20 IC

Pax counted us out, Name-a-rama, and closing.

Solid work this morning, pax made it all look easy. It should be nice and light next week at the start time, so come on out.

Black Ops and Iron Pax Challenge Week 3 – Meter’s 43

  • When: 09/19/19
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: McRib, Bitcoin, Faulkner, Sandbagger, Mr. Roboto, Peeping Tom, Blue Hawaiian, Plan B

8 men showed up in the gloom today, plus one of Trent Woods’ finest. The officer didn’t stick around, and neither did Plan B, Bitcoin Blue Hawaiian, or Peeping Tom. They decided Iron Pax was too much for them and they took a long mosey. The officer was just finishing his shift and Waffle House was calling. II Fingers popped in for a while and there was a mention of Oz running around out there. Pretty sure there was a Unicorn sighting as well!

So that left 5 for Meter’s 43 which went like so:

Accumulated rep scoring for a total of 43 minutes

      • 10 Pull-ups
      • 15 Burpee Coupon Jump Overs
      • 20 Coupon Curls
      • 25 Coupon Squat Thrusters
      • 30 Gas Pumps (reverse crunches)

Rinse and repeat for 43 minutes

**Scored by cumulative number of reps completed during the 43 minutes. For reference, each full round is 100 reps.

McRib – 755
Bitcoin – Did not Report  but crushed it  739
Sandbagger – 719
Mr. Roboto – 712
Faulkner – Did not Report but also crushed it. 625

YHC will just say this, squat thrusters won’t be back for a while, and burpee coupon jump overs are no joke.

I won’t be around this weekend or for next Thursday, so if someone wants the Coupons they can come grab them from the Carport side of my house. I have tentively signed up to Q on the 28th for the final week of Iron Pax, but if someone wants to run one on Thursday, please feel free. I believe coupons will indeed be needed. Just don’t let Kevorkian carry them or they’ll end up in pieces.

Really good work this morning, even you runners.

Mr. Roboto
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Iron Pax Challenge Week 3 – Meter’s 43

  • WHAT: Iron Pax Challenge
  • WHERE: Meadows Park
  • WHEN: Thursday 09/19 - Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: Nice - Low 60s and likely not raining.
  • WHY: To push yourself harder with others than you'd push by yourself.

    • Meet at Meadows Park

      Meter’s 43 (accumulated rep scoring for 43 minutes)

      • 10 Pull-ups
      • 15 Burpee Coupon Jump Overs
      • 20 Coupon Curls
      • 25 Coupon Squat Thrusters
      • 30 Gas Pumps (reverse crunches)

      Rinse and repeat for 43 minutes

      **Score will be cumulative number of reps completed during the 43 minutes. For reference, each full round is 100 reps.



      2019 IronPaxChallenge Week 3- “Meter’s 43”