The Point

  • When: 03/27/20
  • QIC: II-Fingers
  • The Pax: Cuddy, Faulkner, Kevorkian, Oz, Peeping Tom, Polyp, Unicorn, Plan B, Black Dog, Double Dipper, Morning, Stickbuilt, Paddington, Schrute

15 men enjoyed a workout in the beautiful spring weather that went something like this

SSH x 20
Cotton Pickers x 10 IC
Windmills x 10 IC (Abe Vigoda)
SunGods x 10
Downward Dog
Upward Dog
Burpee x 10

Mosey to the Racoon Wall
Skip Racoon Crawl for hygeine
Mountain Climbers x 20
Merkins x 20
American Hammer x 20

Plank Jacks x 20
Ranger Merkins x 20
Leg raises x 20

Crab Jacks x 20
Wide Merkins x 20
LBCs x 20

Imperial Walker x 20
Diamond Merkins x 20
Heel Touches x 20

Goof Balls x 20
Derkins x 20
Crunch Frogs

Cross leg SSH x 20
Stagger Merkins x 10 each

Hungarian squats x 10 each leg
Irkins x 20
Crossed LBC

Closed in prayer.

The Point BackBlast – Need for Speed

  • When: 03/20/2020
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Faulkner, Kevorkian, Oz, Paddington, Peeping Tom, Plan B, Bitcoin (QIC)

A 6-Pax posted this morning in what were excellent conditions for a morning beat down.  Breezy, clear and comfortable temps.  The crescent moon rising over the Neuse River Bridge was outstanding.  Flanksteak-approved protocol was maintained with 6 ft. distancing all around.  Assistant Q not needed today (sort of hoping Schrute would have posted – “Assistant to the Q”).  Warm Up with a slow mosey around the block.  Gather for


  • From starting line, all Pax sprint approximately 60 yards
  • Perform 1 set of either Wide Merkins, Regular Merkins, or Diamond Merkins, 10x, Rotate variety each time down
  • Walk back to starting line
  • Rinse & Repeat 30x  (2 stealth 20 counts disguised as Cotton Pickers, IC, 10x worked in periodically)


  • LBCs, IC, 51x (age of YHC)
  • LSF, IC, 20x
  • Dying Cockroach, IC, 20x
  • Boxcutters, IC, 20x
  • Ranger/Knuckle Plank in down position (Chuck Norris Plank), 1 min.

Long-distance Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama & Prayer


  • Around the block mosey = approx. 0.2 miles
  • 30 sprints of 60 yards = 1800 yards = 5400 ft = 1.023 miles covered at full gallop
  • 30 walk-backs of same distance = 1.023 miles covered at walking pace
  • Total distance traversed:  approx. 2.246 miles
  • 300 total merkins (100 each of Wide, Regular & Diamond)
  • Fresh Air consumed & processed: A whole freakin’ lot of  cubic feet

Thanks to the men who posted.  We prayed for the rest of you (no snark, it was sincere).



P.S.  Still looking for the Backblast from last week’s Point …

Manager’s choice

  • When: 03/06/20
  • QIC: II-Fingers
  • The Pax: Peeping Tom, Kevorkian, Bomble, McRib, Plan B, Faulkner, Lil Wayne, Butterball, Double Dipper

10 men gathered on a cool, damp March morning.
SSH x 20
Cotton Pickers
Downward dog, upward dog.

Raccoon crawl on the wall

Run the downtown block, adding an element at each corner
Burpee x 5
Burpee x 5, Lunge x 10/leg
Burpee x 5, Lunge x 10/leg, Imperial Walker x 15 in cadence,
Burpee x 5, Lunge x 10/leg, Imperial Walker x 15 in cadence, Merkins x 20,
Burpee x 5, Lunge x 10/leg, Imperial Walker x 15 in cadence, Merkins x 20, Plank jacks x 25,
Burpee x 5, Lunge x 10/leg, Imperial Walker x 15 in cadence, Merkins x 20, Plank jacks x 25, Squats x 30

Continue to mosey around the block with following at each corner
American Hammer x 20, LBC x 20
Leg raise x 20 Heel touch x 20,
Crunch Frog x 20 and Hundred
Dips x 40 and Calf raise x 40
Fire hydrant x 20 each side, Travoltas x 20 each side
Closed in prayer at gazebo.
Pleasure to lead.


  • When: 02/28/20
  • QIC: Unicorn
  • The Pax: Butterball, Lil Wayne, Two Fingers, Bubble Guts, Sandbaggers, Faulkner, Cuddy, Peeping Tom, Bitcoin, Kevorkian, Pyrotechnics, Haggis, Double Dipper, Unicorn

14 men put in the work this morning at The Point.  Near freezing temps so no stretching, right into a mosey in front of the convention center for a raccoon crawl.  Partner up for a 3-Burpee Catch Me If You Can in a figure 8 around Craven/Middle/Pollock/S Front.  City blocks are smaller on paper and in my head.  Mosey to the riverfront near the circle for some back work:

  • 15 Overhand Inverted Rows x 2
  • 20 Box Squats x 2
  • 20 LBCs
  • 15 Underhanded Inverted Rows x 2
  • 20 Box Jumps x 2
  • 20 LBCs
  • 15 Face Pulls x 2
  • 20 Bulgarian Split Squats x 2

To the field for Spiderman Lunges and Lunges with Torso Rotation.  Mosey toward gazebo for 20 Calf Raises IC and Mary, 20 of each:

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Freddie
  • LBC
  • LSF
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Hillbillies


No Snowman

  • When: 2/21/20
  • QIC: Oz
  • The Pax: Pyro, Double Dipper, Black Dog, II Fingers, Oz

Cold, WINDY, and no snow at Point so we headed to the covered area behind the Convention Center to do the Alphabet Workout (American Hammers, BerpMerk…). II Fingers showed up on letter H after running around Downtown looking for us.

Be mine

  • When: 02/14/20
  • QIC: Double Dipper
  • The Pax: Kevorkian, Peeping Tom, Oz, Haggis, Polyp, Morning, Cuddy, Faulkner, Black Dog, Mathlete, Gander, Schrute, Goose, Pyro, Unicorn

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 (KJV) While no one laid down his life for another (well, perhaps Unicorn’s back counts a little) we each chose to spend the early morning hours on Valentine’s Day challenging each other and pushing ourselves.

Dynamic warm-ups:

SSH 4CIC x 20; Speed skaters x 20; High Knees x 30 sec; Butt Kickers x 30 sec; Upper body OYO

The Thang:

Since today is 2/14, we did two sets of 14s.(105 total reps each exercise)

First Set: Jump Squats and Tabletops

Partner work: Wheelbarrow shrugs x 28 (2×14=28–get it?); Leg toss x 28; Buddy drag/combat casualty rescue

Second Set: Lunges and Plank up/downs


One-legged air humpers x 14 each leg; V-ups x 28; Heels-to-heavens (aka reverse crunches) x 14; American hammers 4CIC x 14

Count off, announcements, and prayers: Prayers for Unicorn’s back and for McRib and Mr. Roboto at their Walk to Emmaus.

Always a pleasure and honor to lead. Don’t forget your special someone on Valentine’s Day!

-Double Dipper