You vs. You

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Good Friday April 19th, 2019- Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: 68 degrees with a 65% of being dry
  • WHY: You'll be eating candy this weekend.
  • PREVIEW: Lotta OYO, Not a Lotta Burpees

The Point – Chutes and Ladders

  • When: 04/12/19
  • QIC: Acolyte
  • The Pax: Blackdog, Butterball, Bitcoin, Gander, Kevorkian, 420, Schrute, Oz, Little Wayne, Faulkner, Plan B, Double Dipper, Acolyte (QIC)

On a seasonably warm morning, a PAX of 13 made their way to Union Point for a game of Chutes and Ladders.  After some brief chatter and the mission statement, the clock struck 5:30am and we jumped in:


  • SSH x 30
  • Cotton Pickers x 10
  • Wide Cotton Pickers x 10
  • Cat Stretch
  • Downward Dog x 3
  • Upward Dog x 3
  • Glute Stretch OYO
  • Shoulder/Tri Stretch
  • Neck Stretch

After a thorough warm up we moseyed to the side field for:

The Thang:

2 cones and an agility ladder awaited the PAX for several rounds of work.

Round 1:

In an assembly line fashion each man bear crawled to cone 1. Upon reaching cone 1 – perform 1 merkin– then proceed to cone 2 – perform 1 merkins – round the turn and bear crawl to the agility ladder for plyo pushups down the ladder and bear crawl back to the starting point.

Continue until each man has completed 3 rotations

Round 2:

Giving the upper body a break, we continued the assembly line with each man duck walking to cone 1. Upon reaching cone 1 – perform 3 sumo squats – then proceed to cone 2 – perform 3 sumo squats – round the turn and duck walk to the agility ladder for side to side squats down the ladder.  Duck walk back to the starting point

Continue until each man completes 3 rounds

Round 3:

Pair up into partners.  Partner A wheelbarrows to cone 1 to complete 1 derkin.  Wheelbarrow to cone 2 to complete 1 derkin.  Wheelbarrow around the turn to the agility ladder for plank walks down the ladder and back to the starting point.

Rotate partners

After a quick 10 count, we moseyed to the Wall for:

Wall Sit Shuffle

Each man rotated sprinting to the far tree with a 10lb Medicine Ball overhead while the rest of the PAX hold Wall Sit.  Complete 1 Medicine Ball Burpee and sprint back.  Every man takes a turn.  We cooled down with a 5 second count of Balls to the Wall by each man.  We moseyed back to the gazebo for:


LBC x 60

Low Slow Flutters (extra slow and low and Oz kept it fluttery) x 25

Freddy Mercuries x 15

Superman-Banana x 6

Cool down stretches

We finished with COT and prayers.

Thanks for the opportunity to lead!  I hope everyone has a great weekend



The Point BackBlast – Hodge Podge

  • When: 04/05/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Blue Hawaiian, Butterball, Doorknob, Faulkner (RESPECT), Flanksteak, Gander (RESPECT), Goose, Kevorkian (RESPECT), McRib, Peeping Tom (RESPECT), Plan B, Purdy Mouth, Pyro, Sandbagger, Stye, Bitcoin (QIC)

A Pax of 16 posted for The Point.  Several came in hot, but we were glad to have them nonetheless.  With the curiosity factor running high as to what the morning would bring, YHC recited the Mission Statement and Disclaimer.  Once the fanfare was over, we started with:


  • SSH, IC, 10x
  • Cotton Pickers, IC, 10x
  • Sungods, IC 10x each, Front & Back
  • Pullups, 10x OYO
  • Ultra Short transition from Gazebo to Grass (no 10 count needed here)


  • Tunnel of Love with each Pax enjoying a double – 2 trips thru the tunnel – Tunnel ended up with a substantial left turn (need to work on this)
  • Short Mosey to bridge wall (40 lb. sandbag waiting)
  • People’s Chair with Static Overhead Sandbag Press, 5 ct. & pass to next Pax until bag has traversed entire line
  • People’s Chair with Static Bicep Curl, 5 ct. & pass to next Pax until bag has traversed entire line
  • Back to grassy area for Plank Pull Throughs with sandbag traveling up and back
  • Mosey to Franklin’s Antiques parking lot
  • Inchworm (or Caterpillar if you prefer) across width of parking lot, LBCs for the 6
  • Lunge Walk back across width of parking lot
  • Mosey to City Hall
  • Partner up for Wheelbarrows up steps, Derkins (5x), and down — Flap Jack
  • Lots of Mumble Chatter here, so Repeat with Derkins (10x) — Flap Jack
  • Mosey back to Franklin’s Antiques parking lot – Conversation between Pyro and Flanksteak about this being a “Sleeper” type of workout.  Not sure what that means.  Perhaps a comment below would be in order.
  • Bear Crawl across width of parking lot
  • Lt. Dan back across width of parking lot
  • Mosey to Gazebo
  • Pullups, 10x OYO
  • Iron Cross — Arms outstretched, Palms up (45 sec.), Palms down (45 sec.), Palms back (45 sec.)


  • American Hammers, IC, 15x (slow count for full range of motion – Grumble Chatter ensued)
  • Dying Cockroach, OMU, 30x
  • Boxcutters, IC, 20x
  • 50s (Like 100s, but 50 ct.)
  • Rinse & Repeat for complete Ab sensation
  • Finished with 5 Burpees, OYO
  • Hard Stop @ 0615


  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • Ball of Man w/ Prayer

Good to be back, gents.  Appreciate the opportunity to lead this morning.  Enjoy your day.  Riptide is scheduled to Q The Bear tomorrow.


The Point Backblast

  • When: 03/29/19
  • QIC: Lil Wayne
  • The Pax: Black Dog, Deuce, Faulkner, Gander, McRib, Oz, Peeping Tom, Plan B, Pyro, Schrute, StickBuilt, Winthorpe

A lucky 13 gathered this morning for The Point.  We started off with a quick lap, then went right into:

SSH x 10 IC, Cotton Pickers x 10 IC, Sun Gods x 10 IC, Windmills x 10 IC, Michael Phelps x 10 IC.

After another quick lap, we got down to business.  After pairing up, Partner 1 did pull-ups AMRAP followed by 20 Merkens (style of his choice).  Partner 2 did Star Jacks.  Each Partner did 3 sets.

Then, Partner 1 did pull-ups AMRAP followed by 15 Carolina Dry Docks.  Partner 2 did Mountain Climbers.  Each Partner did 3 sets.

We moseyed on over to the wall in front of the Convention Center, where we did Aiken Legs: 20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges, 20 split jacks (iron mikes).

We then ran down Front Street to the light and back, followed by a Raccoon Crawl.  This was repeated so that everyone did 2 runs and 2 Crawls.

We then completed another set of Aiken Legs and moseyed back to the Gazebo.

There were still a few minutes, so we did 8 Body Builders OYO: Burpee, only when in plank you do 4 Merkens followed by 4 plankjacks.

There was time for a little Mary: 40 LBC’s single count and 20 low-slow flutter IC.

That was all the time we had.  Great work today.  Thanks for coming out!


Down Under

  • When: 03/22/19
  • QIC: Stye
  • The Pax: Pyro, Schrute, Blackdog, Sandbagger, Faulkner, Lil'Wayne, Goose, Gander, McRib, Plan B, Kevorkian, Cuddy, Butterball, Peeping Tom, Oz

No FNG’s and a VQ – at least we started on time.  Warmorama with a few issues on starting and counting we made it through SSH x22, Sun Gods x22 and cotton pickers x11 with a downward dog stretch to finish off a quick warmorama.  The Thang(if you can call it that) started with a quick mosey up the Cunningham Bridge with a stop for incline merkins x10, Sumo squats x15 and air presses x20 OYO.  Continued mosey to the Outback parking lot for the “down under” tie in.  Aussie Burpees x10 and Australian MC x10.  A couple of laps around parking lot consisting of Monkey Humpers/WideMerkins/Squats/Carolina Dry docks x10-15 each at the corners with Sprint/Lunge/Mosey/Broad Jump Burpees in between.  Wheel of Merkin with 10 reps at each position and start the Mosey back up the bridge.  Quick stop for some more incline Merkins and mosey back to the gazebo for extended Mary.  LBC’s x50/LSF’s x30(thanks Kevorkian)/LBC’s x50/Box Cutters x 20(thanks Butterball)/Reverse Crunches and downward dog to end the virgin Q.  Thankful for the opportunity to be part of this group and in some small way lead today. Stye out.

The Point

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: 03/22/2019, Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: March in ENC....who knows!?!
  • WHY: Because you guys are awesome
  • PREVIEW: Down Under

3 Dozen

  • When: The Ides of March- 03/15/2019
  • QIC: Pyro
  • The Pax: Oz, Ingrown, Plan B, Maytag, @F3FlankSteak, Morning, McRib, Faulkner, WinthorpE, BubbleGuts, Gander, Cuddy, Lil' Wayne, Mr. Roboto, II Fingers, Kevorkian, Butterball, Bitcoin, CornFed, Pyro

No FNGs and a desire to hear grunting and grumbling ASAP, we were lulled into a Warm-O-Rama of Downward Dog that quickly turned into:

  1. 6 Burpees OYO
  2. LAP (Out to the far drawbridge-side tree & back)
  3. 12 Burpees OYO
  4. LAP
  5. 18 Burpees

(6 +12+18= 36!)


Sufficient warmth initiated, therefore…

Tha Thang:

  1. Ascending Testicles
    1. SIX- 15 degree Derkins
    2. TWELVE- 45 degree Derkins
    3. BTTW- 36 seconds- that was the plan, but those 15-degree derkins were much harder than expected, thus this was roughly a 36-count
  2. People’s Chair- 72 seconds
  3. Convention Center Wall
    1. Raccoon Crawl- plank for the 6
    2. Box x 12
    3. Dips x 12
    4. Irkins x 12
    5. Rinse and Repeat
  4. Mosey to the “New Bern Beachfront,” so-named aptly by Gander (aka the field between flagpoles and gazeebo)
  5. TRIANGLE Workout- Form a 3Some
    1. Light 1- Ranger Merkins x 36
    2. Light 2- Pistol Squats 18 each leg
    3. Light 3- Peter Parkers- 18 each leg
    4. An attempt was made to make this a relay of sorts, but that failed. YHC apologizes.
  6. Audible to lights in a line. Apologies to Ingrown and Pax member #2 that jogged back to the start.
    1. Light 1- LSF x 36 two-count (each leg counts for one)
    2. Light 2- Copperhead squats x 36
    3. Light 3- Ranger Merkins x 36
  7. Ascending Testicles
    1. SIX- 15 degree Derkins
    2. TWELVE- 45 degree Derkins
    3. BTTW- 36 seconds count…-ish.
  8. People’s Chair- 72 seconds
  9. SPRINT to the Gazeebo


  1. 11 LBCs 4CIC
  2. 12 American Hammer 4CIC
  3. 13 Freddie Mercury 4CIC
  4. Repeato
  5. @F3FlankSteak Special- BoxCutters to close it out IC x THIRTY-SIX (brutal, brutal).



  1. Blessings to CornFed (and Gander!) for moving back home this past week!
  2. Prayers for Cornfed’s Aunt and Uncle as they travel and undergo further cancer evaluation and care.
  3. Prayers for Bitcoin’s Dad as he begins Melanoma treatment today
  4. This past week marked 6 months since Hurricane Florence. Prayer of Thanks for the many blessings have.

Pyro…burnin’ out!



3 Dozen

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: 62 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • WHY: To Plant, Grow & Serve.