• When: 06/21/19
  • QIC: Gander
  • The Pax: Tree Frog, Winthorpe, Blue Hawaiian, Faulkner, Black Dog, Goose, Peeping Tom, West Point, Bonnie, Oz, BitCoin, Unicorn, II Fingers, Pyro, Plan B, Double Dipper, Stye, Gander (YHC)

18 men posted this am to enjoy the glorious weather and fellowship. Union Pointe was blocked off to traffic, so everyone gathered in the convention center overflow lot, thus eliminating all running. No FNGs, so we jumped into with:


  • SSH 4CICx15
  • Hillbillies 4CICx15
  • Various shoulder stretches
  • Various Oz leg stretches
  • Downward dog OYO


Moseyed to convention center wall to warm up with a raccoon crawl the full length of wall. Plank for the 6. Moseyed back to parking lot, partner up and got one coupon per team to share as needed.

Next we lined up with our partner and put down the instructions and dice. The dice were thrown one at a time with Partner A exercise being determined by the first die and Partner B by the second die. Once Partner A was finished, flap jack. Al Gore for the 6. The breakdown of options were as follows:

Roll a:  Partner A does: Partner B does:

Goal to have each pax roll the die did not happen – but 10 cycles were completed. A quick audible to change the Block Get-Ups was changed to 6 reps instead of 8. Good suggestion Pyro!

Surprisingly, we did not do Lion Kings, Toddler Squats, Merkins or Curb Squats. But, a sufficient quantity of Overhead Presses and Block & Leg Raises made up for it.


  • Star Crunches 4CICx15
  • Box Cutters 4CICx15
  • LBCs 4CICx15

Stopped a few minutes early.

No announcements, YHC closed in prayer.

Thank you for letting me Q – always a challenge to keep it interesting and challenging. I hope everyone got something out of today.

Family Values

  • When: 06/14/2019
  • QIC: Pyro, Relief Pitching (AB'ing?) by Peepin' Tom
  • The Pax: Gomer Pyle, Peepin' Tom, Black Dog, Sandbagger, Bubble Guts, Faulkner, Morning, Stick Built, Goose, Stye, Kung Fu Dog from Nintendo, Mr. Roboto, Oz, McRib, Plan B, Gander, FNG (Jon Brinson, aka Bonnie), Tree Frog, Blue Hawaiian, Butterball, Doorknob, Unicorn.

Perfect weather for 23 men to start Friday fantastically.  It was great to welcome back my younger brother Gomer Pyle and Kung Fu Dog from Nintendo.

With an FNG, we knocked out the mission statement before a little warm-up of:

  1. 5 Burpees OYO
  2. Cotton Pickers IC x 10
  3. Oz Quad Stretches
  4. Oz Pigeon Stretches

The Thang:

  1. Mosey from the point to the Galley Store Corner (Corner of Pollock and E. Front)- Plank for the 6. 10 Merkins.
  2. Backwards Run to City Hall- Plank for the 6. 10 Merkins, 12 Toddler Squats.
  3. Mosey to the corner of Craven and S. Front St- Plan for the 6. 10 Merkins, 12 Toddler Squats, 14 LSF in cadence.
  4. Jail break to Convention Center Overflow parking lot- Recover/Circle up. 10 merkins, 12 toddler squats, 14 LSF IC, 5 Burpees OYO.
    1. Ring of Fire- various exercises in a rotating circle, stopping to do a different exercise
    2. Defensive slides clockwise
      1. Bobby Hurleys- squat, then jump up and raise arms as if taking a jump shot- will do roughly 5 of these
    3. Defensive slides clockwise
      1. Pistol Squats x 5 on a single leg, slide further, switch legs
    4. Bear crawl Clockwise- LBCs x 15 at multiple stop
  6. Mosey to the end of the Raccoon Wall
  7. Rabid Raccoon Crawl- Crawl the long wall, 5 Burpees OYO, Crawl the short wall, plank for the 6
  8. Mosey to the drawbridge wall
    1.  People’s Chair 10 count down the line
    2. People’s Chair 5 overhead claps down the line


Peepin’ Tom’s Bushwood Ab workout was so good we rinsed and repeated it (25 of each):

  1. In & Out
  2. Bicycle
  3. Reverse
  4. Crunch Frog
  5. Wide Leg Situp
  6. Scissors
  7. Hip Raise
  8. Heels to Heaven
  9. Rollup V-Up
  10. Oblique V-Up
  11. Leg Climb
  12. American Hammer

Sufficiently short of breath, we closed with Name-O-Rama and welcomed Bonnie to the group!  Have a great weekend men!

Family Values

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: 64 Degrees and Perfect
  • WHY: Build a better version of you.
  • PREVIEW: Gomer Pyle returns. KFDN too. Maybe FNGs?

Louis XIV

  • When: 06/07/19
  • QIC: Sandbagger
  • The Pax: @F3Flanksteak, Pyro, Oz, Gander, Goose, Peeping Tom, Cuddy, 420, 210, Stye, Tree Frog, Unicorn, Purdy Mouth, StickBuilt, Blue Hawaiian, Faulkner, Lil Wayne, Plan B, Doorknob, and Black Dog

This day in 1654, Louis XIV, aka the Sun King, was crowned King of France. We did some exercises in his honor.

Warm O Rama

Sun Gods – 14x IC forward, 14x IC backward

American Hammers – 14x IC

Ran a lap

The Thang

Partnered up.

Partner 1 –  50 yd Backwards run, 1 Bobby Hurley, run back

Partner 2 – doing exercises

Flapjack until duo completes total # of exercises

  1. Burpees – 50x,
  2. Squats – 300x,
  3. LBAC’s – 300x
  4. Merkins – 150x
  5. Imperial Walkers – 300x
  6. LBC’s – 300x
  7. Plank Jacks – 150x
  8. Side Straddle Hops – 62x IC

For a grand total of 1654 reps.


Union Point Death March…modified (Catch Me if You Can, last two drop off for Burpees 3x, runs to the front)

Iron Mikes while waiting for the 6.


Tonight – June 7th 7:30pm, Purdy Mouth’s Strung Together presents the story and music of June Carter & Johnny Cash. Fundraiser for New Bern Civic Theater.

Tomorrow – June 8th 7:30pm – Walk In Bathtub Improv Show – Rated R and Beer/Wine available for purchase!


Please keep Dixon Smith and the Stubbs family in your prayers. NOTE – we ask that you please respect their privacy during this time – just keep them in your prayers!

Lastly, big shout out to Tree Frog  and 210! Impressive showing from these two lads this morning.

Always an honor to lead this group!

YHC, Sandbagger

Playing with blocks

  • When: 05/31/19
  • QIC: 420
  • The Pax: Cornfed, Gander, Stickbuilt, Faulkner, Peeping Tom, Sandbagger, Lil Wayne, Morning, Unicorn, Stye, Butterball, Bitcoin, Black Dog, Plan B, 210, Double Dipper, Blue Hawaiian, Ingrown, McRibb, and Top Bunk (FNG-Brandon Goodwin)

21 (including an FNG) came out this morning to revisit their childhood and play with some blocks on what turned out to be a nice morning.  Having one FNG-Top Bunk, YHC called out the mission and associated principles and began with:

Cotton Pickers IC x15; SSH’s ICx20, Sun Gods ICx20, Mt Climbers ICx20, Michael Phelps OYO and Shoulder Stretches OYO.  Everyone then went to YHC’s car to grab their cinder block which would be their friend for the morning. First Up:

Diego:  Partner Up and one block used.  P1 would do exercise while P2 ran a lap of the park and then flapjack.  Cumulative goals (each exercise using the block) were:  100 Derkins, 150 Overhead Presses, 200 LBC’s, 250 Block Curls, and 300 Goblet Squats-remind YHC next time to partner with Butterball.

Pax then slow moseyed to the wall with blocks overhead and did the following:  From People’s Chair 3 ct overhead and chest presses with block ICx10; BTTW on block with 5 ct down the line; 5 Blockees OYO; Overhead/Chest Presses IC x10 ran out of time.

Pax returned the blocks to YHC’s car and circled up for Mary:  Low Slow Flutters IC x20 and Dying Cockroaches OMU x50.  Done.

Name-O-Rama produced Top Bunk-welcome and YHC closed in Prayer.

Pleasure to lead on this beautiful morning-it had been too long.  Thank you for the opportunity gentlemen.


Kick Off to Memorial Day Weekend

  • When: 05/24/19
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Oz, McRib, Sandbagger, 420, Blue Hawaiian, Bubble Guts, Deuce, Flanksteak, Lil Wayne, Mr. Roboto, Stickbuilt, Unicorn, Bitcoin, Plan B, Gander, Bomble, Double Dipper, Cuddy (QIC)

18 men gathered at Union Point Park on this beautiful morning to prepare for their holiday weekend. With no FNG’s started right in with….

Windmills x 12 IC 4CT
Sun Gods x 10 IC 4CT
SSH x 20 IC, 4 CT
Hillbillies 12 IC 4CT
Downward Dog OYO

Indian Run around Union Point Park to the Antique Mall parking lot.
Sprint to end 15 Merkins, Carioca back 20 Squats IC
Sprint to end 15 Merkins, Lunge back 20 Squats IC
Rinsed and Repeated
We then moseyed to the front of the convention centers for a raccoon walk starting at the high end. Those waiting to mount held plank in the same fashion as those that were in the front and finished earlier. We then Moseyed to the back of convention center where we split into teams for partner sets. In recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day we did two sets of 160 exercises in remembrance of the approximate 160,000 allied troop that participated in D-Day almost 75 years ago. The first set of exercises consisted of 80 Merkins and 80 Sumo Squats (alternating after 20 reps until the team reached 160 total exercises) followed by each team doing 80 Dips and 80 Toddler Squats.
We then moseyed back to Union Point Park where we lined up along the river front walkway to watch the sun rise and see some wildlife while doing 75 Calf Raises. We then formed a line and
Sprinted across the green, 5 Burpees, Carioca back
Sprinted across the green, 5 Burpees, High Knees back
Sprinted across the green, 5 Burpees, Butt Kickers back
Sprinted across the green, 5 Burpees, Carioca back
We then Moseyed back to the river front walkway for 75 more calf raises.

Low Slow Flutter x 10 IC 4CT
Freddy Mercuries x 10 IC 4CT
Box Cutters x 12 IC 4CT
Various Stretches

We closed with Name-O-Rama and a prayer.

We need Q’s!  I appreciated the opportunity to lead and hope everyone has a safe weekend!