Friday the 13th

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: You, maybe?
  • WEATHER: 45 F with 97% H
  • WHY: We did enough Merkins Wednesday, time for some legs
  • PREVIEW: Let's try something's Friday the 13th... what's the worst that can happen? Just don't fall in the water...

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



The Build-up Backblast

  • When: 11/29/19
  • QIC: Lil Wayne
  • The Pax: II Fingers, Emeril, Gander, Mr. Roboto, Peeping Tom, Sandbagger, Unicorn

8 gathered this morning at the parking lot across from The Point for a post-Thanksgiving work-out.  After welcoming Emeril (visiting from Cary) to the group, we got right to work with:

High Knees x 10 IC, mosey to Gazebo, SSH x 10 IC, Mountain Climbers x 10 IC, Imperial Walkers x 10 IC, Cotton Pickers x 10 IC, Merkens x 10 IC, a lap.  We then moved right to:

The Bearpee Crawl: 4 Bear Crawl steps followed by 1 Burpee, then 4 steps then 2 Burpees, and so on up to 10 Burpees.  SSH for the 6.  After a short mosey to the starting parking lot, we moved to:

4 Corners Build-up:

Set 1: 10, 20, 30, 40 Merkens at each corner, running from corner to corner.

Set 2: 10,20,30,40 Squats at each, backwards running the long stretches and bear crawling the short stretches

Set 3: 10,20,30,40 LBC’s, running the longs and crabwalking the shorts

Set 4: 5,10,15,20 Carolina Dry Docks, running the longs and lunge walking the shorts.

For our special guest, we then moseyed the the Convention Center Wall and did a Raccoon Crawl, followed by 5 box jumps/5 squats, 10 box jumps/10squats, then 15/15.  Moseying back to the parking lot, we did:

20 Plankjacks IC

20 Mountain CLimbers IC

20 LBC’s IC

20 Boxcutters IC

Nice work!  Thanks for coming out!

The Point

  • When: 11/22/19
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Pyro, Butterball, 2 Finders, Double Dipper, Bitcoin, Gander, Unicorn, Kevorkian, Black Dog, McRib, Mr. Roboto, Haggis, Peeping Tom, Faulkner, Lil’ Wayne, Sandbagger, Plan B, Cuddy(QIC)

18 men gathered on this beautiful morning at Union Point. Upon arrival we found the gazebo occupied by some equipment and an itinerant on his way to Margaritaville and after several brief discussions we proceeded without incident.

SSH x 20 IC, 4 CT
Windmills x 15 IC 4CT
Goofballs x 15 IC 4C
Good Mornings x 15 IC 4CT
Sun Gods (Sobriety Style) x 10 IC 4CT (Forward and Back)
Downward Dog OYO

Indian Run around Union Point Park to parking lot in front of convention center.

Sprint to end 10 Merkins, Karaoke back 20 Squats – Al Gore for 6
Sprint to end 10 Merkins Lunge back 20 Squats – Plank for 6
Rinse and Repeat

We then moved across the street to the front of the convention center where we split into 2 lines with one doing a raccoon walk and the other doing a Bear Crawl (My apologies to whomever I stepped on when dismounting). We then Moseyed behind convention center for some partner sets with each team doing 80 Dips and 80 Squats followed by each team doing 80 Merkins and 80 Squats. We then Moseyed back to Union Point Park where some cones were placed about 30 yards apart.

5 Burpees, High Knees Down, 10 Merkins, Carioca Back
5 Burpees, Lt. Dan Down, 10 Merkins, Lunge Back
5 Burpees, Carioca Down, 10 Merkins, Carioca Back
5 Burpees, Bear Crawl Down, 10 Merkins, Carioca Back
5 Burpees, Crab Walk Down, 10 Merkins, High Knees Back.

Mosey to the back for the convention center to do 75 Calf Raises while the sun was rising and some ducks were having a morning swim.

Low Slow Flutter x 15 IC 4CT
LBC x 50, IC
Box Cutters x 20 IC 4CT

We closed with a name-o-rama and a brief prayer.

I appreciated the opportunity to lead and look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


  • When: 11/15/2019
  • QIC: Oz
  • The Pax: Gander, Lil Wayne, II Fingers, Pyro, Double Dipper, Plan B, Peeping Tom, Oz

After a warm up with SSH we did exercises in alphabetical order (American Hammer, BurpMerk, Copperhead Squats…) with 2 burpees in between each.  We cooled down with yoga and closed in prayer.


  • When: 11/01/19

15 men showed up to endure a nice cool breeze. Since it was the first day of the 11th month of the year all exercises would be a 11 count. The warm up (11):

11 sun gods forward, 11 sun gods backwards, 11 cotton pickers, 11 beat your guts, 11 windmills, 11 imperial walkers, 11 squats, 11 half merkins, 11 calf raises, 11 Carolina dry docks, 11 side straddle hops.

Lined up for a Indian run 2x around park, 11 LBCs, mosey to convention center knee wall, 11 LBCs, Coon crawl forward wall sit for the 6, reverse coon crawl Al gore for the six, 11 LBCs, mosey to behind the convention center, 11 LBCs, Partner up…partner 1 does 11 pull ups on rail switches, then 11 pulls ups reverse grip, other partner is doing side straddle hops the entire time, 11 LBCs, mosey to the museum to the side steps, 11 LBCs, divide group in half and go up the steps 11 times doing 2 feet jump ups, mosey back to convention center knee wall, 11 LBCs, line up for a derkin wall crawl to the left plank for 6, then derkin wall crawl to the right wall sit for the 6, 11LBCs, mosey back to park, 11LBCs, lunge to the corner, 11LBCs, run backwards to corner (ran out of time for the 11th set of LBCs) then sprint back for the circle up, identification and prayer.

Thanks for taking it easy on me,