• When:3/30/21
  • QIC: Horsehead


Voodoo’s BRR team said we had to write moar backblasts, so hear goez.

Actually, I never stopped writing them.  I just haven’t Q’d much lately.  


7 Skunks – one as funky smelling as his namesake.

Funky Cold, Chicken Wing, Smokey, Stone Cold, Baracus, Chubbs, HH




  • SSH X 25
  • IW X 20
  • Hillbilly X 20
  • Windmill X 10 10 burpees

Set 1 – repeat X 3

  • 2H Swing X 20
  • Lawnmower X 8/S
  • Racked Squat X 4/S
  • KB Merkins X 10/S 10 Burpees

Set 2 – repeat X 3

  • Alternating Swings X 20
  • Clean & Press X 5/S
  • Suitcase Lunge X 5/S
  • Snatch X 5/S 10 Burpees

Set 3 – repeat X 3

  • 1H Swing X 10/S
  • Goblet Squat X 6
  • High Pull X 8/S
  • KB Plank Pullthrough X 10 10 Burpees

1H Swing to Clean to Clean & Press to Snatch complex

Start at 1 rep each arm, then go up by 1 until 5 (or failure), then back down 10 Burpees



This was one of the original 3 “Vevlar” workouts that we powered through when F3 was shut down exactly a year ago.  Stone Cold and I used these over and over to get us through the worst of it.  We tweaked them slightly and each variation ended up at right around 45 mins.   We tried it on Zoom originally, but working out on Zoom might be worse than actual Zoom meetings at work so we ended up just doing them whenever we could.


The playlist was a random “Ultimate 80’s Hit Songs” that I found on Deezer.  We just took in whatever came at us from the speaker.


  • I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love Tonight (The title says it all)
  • Take On Me (Best. Video. Evar)
  • I’m Walking on Sunshine
  • Physical (definitely a song about exercise)
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Errybody)
  • Eye of the Tiger (hard to have a workout without this one)
  • I Ran (I think we skipped this one)
  • Down Under (vegemite sammich)
  • Black Velvet (like molasses in the sky)
  • Africa (my favorite)
  • Drive (great cooldown song)


Smokey kept complaining about wanting to hear 90’s hairband songs.  I’ll let you in on a little secret.  The Horsehead isn’t really a big fan of the 90’s hairband action.  Bunch of guys in makeup and hairspray wearing tight leather isn’t my jam.  I’ll take the random fashion and awkwardness of the 80’s, but to each his own.

Stone Cold kept texting me before the workout wanting specific terrain details for footwear selection.  We all know he just only wears those Purple Haze knockoff all black shoes that you order from the back page of Prevention Magazines in the doctors office waiting room, so I’m not sure why he tries to put on such a show.

Lois was out.  Visor injury.  Ice up son.

Funky Cold pre-ran, but apparently did not pre &*!@ since he proceeded to &*!@ all over us during the workout.

Baracus wants to start a chubby hubby 9+min pace running club and I’m all in.

Chubbs is 23 years old.  That old Tacoma pickup that I drive to the workouts is 21 years old.

Chicken Wing has the Q next week and promises to write an even better backblast than this.


Word of the Day is Quiddity1) The inherent nature of essence of someone or something or 2) A distinctive feature; a peculiarity.  

Horsehead’s jovial demeanor is as much a quiddity as his giant eyebrow is. 













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