Author Archive Geraldo

Intermittent Rain until 6:15

11 PAX, ignored their #fartsacks and made their way to Kelvar. The PAX was properly disclaimed and we were off at 5:30.


We started to head towards the church road when we saw Rhapsody pull in to school parking lot so we pulled up and did a little COP.

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20

With Rhapsody in tow, we moseyed down the church road, I don’t know the name of it, I’ll have to ask Horsehead sometime, stopping at each light for 5 merkins.  We stopped and finished up COP

  • Windmills x 20
  • Squats x 20

Church Laps

We moved over to the church’s main entrance and ran a lap. When done with said lap, complete the following exercises. Repeato 2 more times for a total of 3 rounds.

  • Merkins x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • Flutter Kicks x 20

Rock Work

We yogged over to the rock pile and chose an appropriately sized lifting rock and headed over to the Pavilion for some cover anticipating the rain at 05:50 . With said rock, perform a round of the called exercises then run to the cemetery and back in between sets.

Round 1

  • Curls x 20
  • Overhead Presses x 20
  • Tricep Extensions x 20

Round 2

  • Chest Press with Rock x 20
  • Kicks (Rock held up or pressed) x 20
  • Squats x 20

We headed back to launch, stopping at the school for 1 round of AYG, which Chubbs won easily.


  • Rosalita x 20
  • Flutter kicks x 20
  • Hello Dollies x 20



  • Great job by the Pax today and surprising numbers considering the weather forecast.
  • Horsehead hit me up yesterday afternoon to see if I could pick up his Q as he was dealing with a balky knee. When I woke up this morning and heard the rain, I thought I might have been hoodwinked. I was glad to see his truck when I pulled in, he wouldn’t leave me hanging. Thanks HH.
  • The weather app said “Intermittent rain until 6:15”, perfect, it would end when we finished the workout. I had a plan, but needed to alter it if the heavens opened up. When I arrived at the AO, the rain was pretty non-existent. Great, we’ll proceed with the weinke and audible as needed. The rain held off thankfully.
  • Orange Whip told me that it was going to come down again at 05:50. He must have caught Larry Sprinkle’s forecast or something on the way.
  • We thought Rhapsody was sitting in his truck thinking we didn’t see him contemplating whether we was going to get out and join us. Manziel was glad you did, since you guys are accountability buddies, which is the best way to make sure the Pax show up in good weather and bad.
  • Kotters to Manziel who joined us after catching the Ultimate Frisbee bug over at Joust this summer.
  • Chubbs has some wheels on him, and doesn’t merlot after the AYG anymore, he’s come a long way.
  • BLC was getting it done as usual. When BLC shows up to a workout, YHC loves his pre-game stretching, makes me think he’s going to go crush the President’s Physical Fitness test.
  • First time posting with Honeymoon, the dude is 22, glad to see the young guys like him, Chubbs, and Spyglass coming out.
  • Red Baron keeps putting in the work, saw him at Sparta for my Q last week. Keep it up.
  • Orange Whip and Manziel are enjoying the strong start by their home team The Browns, maybe Baker Mayfield might work out after all. Cleveland fans are some of the most die-hard fans, hope they don’t get disappointed again.
  • Fault Line’s shoulder acted up with the weather and stayed in the #fartsack this morning.
  • Thanks to Orange Whip and Fault Line for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.


  • Area 51/SOB Blood Drive 10/23 Mighty Mite is the Q, details here 
  • Makeshift Marathon Saturday 11/14 7 AM, preblast here
  • Coat drive supporting Billingsville Elementary, see Manzel to make a donation.
  • F3 Nation Give to Give Campaign, trying to raise 200K, check out the pre-blast from Voodoo.

Leaving Las Vegas

A great turnout as 16 PAX, including 1 FNG embraced the cooler temps and made their way to Anvil. With 1 minute to go, the PAX was properly disclaimed and we were off at 5:30.


We moseyed over to the parking lot behind the office buildings across the street from the church for COP

  • 5 Burpees OYO
  • SSH x 20
  • 4 Burpees OYO
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • 3 Burpees OYO
  • Windmills x 20
  • 2 Burpees OYO
  • Squats x 20
  • 1 Burpee OYO
  • Merkins x 10

The Beast with a Twist

We moseyed over to the rock pile and chose an appropriately sized lifting rock and headed over to the islands. Run to island #1 and do 6 of called exercise with the rock. Run to island #2 and do 6 reps of called exercise. Run to island #3 and do 6 reps of called exercise. Run to island #4 and do 6 reps of called exercise. Run to island #5 and do 6 reps of called exercise. Run to island #6 and do 6 reps of called exercise. Run to the end of the parking lot and back in between sets.

  • Curls
  • Overhead Presses
  • Tricep Extensions
  • Squats

Jacob’s Ladder

We returned our rocks and yogged over to the hill by the soccer field for a little Jacob’s Ladder, 1 Carolina Dry Dock at the bottom, 6 lunges (each leg) at the top.

Bench Circuits

We then moved over to the Hot box for some circuit work, 3 rounds.

  • Decline Merkins x 10
  • Dips x 15
  • Step ups x 20 (10 each leg)

Avenue of  Trees

We started to head back to the launch point but stopped at the Avenue of Trees for lunges every other tree, and then resumed our mosey back.


  • None, we ran out of time.


  • The temps were finally at a respectable level this morning, like no humidity and in the 60s, just perfect.
  • Welcome FNG Picabo (John) he’s new to Charlotte and was EH’d by Hops. He’s a pilot for American Airlines, but enjoys skiing, and somehow we wound up at Picabo (Street). I think it was Puddin’ Pop who came up with his name, of course.
  • After the Iron Pax Challenge yesterday, YHC had no appetite for merkins, so there were only a few on the menu, you’re welcome.
  • YHC fumbled the execution the hill work by only completing 1 rep at the top of the hill, Horsehead properly called me out for it, and I added the missed reps to the next round. I think I may have confused Boondock though. That Boondock is fast by the way.
  • Somehow we started talking about Karate Kid, Parts 1, 2, and 3, the Cobra Kai series, Elizabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas which can owe to our resident trivia king Puddin’ Pop. There we have title.
  • 49er brought his “A” game and was out front during the rock themed Beast.
  • Mermaid and Lorax seemed to be catching up on things during the Beast.
  • Lorax dm’d me last night to make sure I was still onboard to Q and that depending on his tax work, he’d be there. Fortunately he made his filing deadline and was able to join us.
  • Hops actually did a few Side Straddle Hops for the FNG.
  • Puddin’ Pop modified as necessary, which is expected.
  • Snowflake was expecting an FNG this morning but he wasn’t able to make it, maybe next time. Snowflake ran in of course.
  • Runstopper couldn’t stick around much after the workout because he had to walk the dog.
  • Prayers for Fallout and his family as his son is undergoing brain surgery today.
  • Thanks to Lorax and Point Break for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.


  • Area 51/SOB Blood Drive 10/23 Mighty Mite is the Q, details here 
  • Makeshift Marathon Saturday 11/14 7 AM, preblast here

Seems Like Old Times

The Pax: Sensei, Slim Fast (R), Smokey (R), Hair Band, Lois, Tweetsie, Snoopy, Geraldo (QIC)

8 PAX gathered in the parking lot next to Seaboard, AKA Peak 51’s temporary home, for their #DRP and at 0530 we were off.


We moseyed over to the parking lot behind the office buildings across the street from the church for COP

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Windmills x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • Merkins x 10

Triple Nickel

We headed over to the parking lot for an Area 51 favorite, the Triple Nickel, 5 merkins at the bottom, 5 merkins at the top for 5 rounds.

Jacob’s Ladder

We jogged over to the hill behind the baseball field for a little Jacob’s Ladder, 1 Carolina Dry Dock at the bottom, 6 lunges (each leg) at the top.

Bench Circuits 

Since we were already there we stayed at the bleachers for some circuit work, 3 rounds.

  • Dips
  • Incline Merkins
  • Step ups

When the moved over to the school building and grabbed some wall and two rounds of arm raises. After that, we headed back to the launch point, stopping for some Mary along the way. When we arrived back at the start point, there was still some time on the clock, so we ran a couple of gassers for good measure. 


  • Flutter kicks x 20
  • Rosalita x 20
  • Dollies  x 20


  • It was great to be back and Peak 51, always feels like home when I have a chance to Q. 
  • YHC pulled in to find a fair amount of cars, with Peak 51 and Sparta there were 20 Pax combined.
  • First thing I noticed was Hair Band sporting a ruck, but he wisely put that away since we were going to move around some. He did get a little pre-ruck in though.
  • Good to see Tweetsie make his way back to Area 51 even after moving to Metro region, #Loyalty
  • Sensei’s COVID beard game is strong, he’s going to give ZZ Top a run for their money.
  • YHC thought it would be nice to return to Peak’s pre-COVID stomping grounds, it’s a real nice AO, hope they move back there sometime soon.
  • Smokey threw YHC off by consistently asking if each leg counted as one or if two legs counted as one during the lunges, so much so that I headed back down the hill before finishing my set.
  • Snoopy was out there giving it his best, I hadn’t seen him in a while, glad to see he’s still getting after it.
  • I think Slim Fast’s hair turned gray since COVID started.
  • Smokey was getting after it during the gassers, I truly think he pulled a rope-a-dope on me and hit that extra gear at the end, nice job!
  • Speaking of Smokey, he doesn’t know who Abe Vigoda was, check out Barney Miller or The Godfather my friend. Barney Miller has one of the best bass lines ever.
  • Lois never ceases to amaze the pax with his trivia knowledge, he’s on my team any day for trivia night. He also had the best line this morning about a swing vote, I may just have to steal it. 
  • We always encounter a Matthews Elementary staff member when we’re in the People’s Chair, it never fails.
  • Thanks to Slim Fast for taking us out. 
  • Thanks to Sensei and Lois for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.


Gone Fishin’

12 Pax including Mermaid’s 2.0 Samuel, ignored the #FartSack for some of O’Tannebaum’s old man strong Q this week.

Warm up jog down gravel road around flag circle and back to parking lot for warm up and meet Joker! SSH, Merkins, Peter Parker, Parker Peter, Planks, LBCs, IW

4 X 4 x 4: 4 light poles 4 exercises reps = Increasing multiples of 4

4 burpees, 8 Merkins, 12 jupsquats, 16 heels to heaven


Trees:  Mosey our and Side lunge alternate legs with bear crawl in between (Proehl exhibited serious quality) all the way to front of church. Run back down line of trees and over to ‘grassy knoll”. where we had to detour to front circle due to “high risk” patrons loitering in the artificial turf common area.

6 minutes of Mary with guest Q McGee–Great fun and good for you.

We then moseyed over to the parking lot with the islands for The Beast:  HAND RELAEASE MERKINS, JUMP SQUATS, LBCs, MTC, DRYDOCKS, BURPEES

The Pax then gathered up and headed back to the launch point, THE END.


  • O’Tannenbaum had solid Q, although it did seem like he was making it up as he went along, specifically during the warm up jog around the flag pole.
  • Finally Proehl was not the youngest at a work out this week with Mermaid’s 2.0 Samuel on hand.
  • Speaking of which, Samuel was out front with Proehl for the first 30 minutes or so when he and Mermaid decided to pick up their poles and headed over to the pond to catch some fish.”
  • McGee kept asking for burpees, which O’Tannenbaum eventually gave in to during the Beast.
  • Joker came in hot and caught up with us after the lap around the flag pole.
  • Big League Chew put in strong work coming off from his solid relay race at Kevlar the previous day.
  • Sling Shot and Mermaid talked about some swimming stuff.
  • Fault Line posted with some prodding by Geraldo at Kevlar
  • TCLAPS to Hoover on the extra credit pre-run
  • Various Pax discussed their experiences with virtual learning


  • Iron Pax Challenge will be hosted at Wamwrap Wednesdays 05:30 starting in September
  • Jet Fuel takes a break from White Claw and is on Q at Rock Zero next week.

Meat and Taters at Hydra

21 PAX ignored the #Fartsack and made there way to the premier Area 51 Thursday and chattiest boot camp and here’s what went down.


We moseyed over to the bus lot for COP.

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Merkins x 10
  • Squats x 20


We headed off campus, making a left on Rea, then a left on Windyrush, then a right on Foxworth past Bedfordshire pausing at the bottom of the halfpipe. Partner up, Partner 1 runs to one side of the half-pipe and Partner 2 to the other side. Each partner performs 10 squats at the top of  their respective hill, then meet again in the middle for 10 merkins each. Repeato for 3 rounds total.

Rock work

With the half-pipe done and the pax pleased, we headed over to the church for some rock work, but stopping at each light post on the right for 5 squats. We completed 3 rounds of curls, presses, and tricep extensions, running to the goodwill bin and back in between each set. 

Bench Circuits

We moseyed back to campus, stopping at the benches, find a new partner, Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 runs to the basketball and back. 

  • Dips
  • Incline Merkins
  • Step ups


  • Flutter kicks x 20
  • Rosalita x 20
  • Dollies  x 20
  • Heels to Heaven x 20
  • Merkins x 10 OYO


  • Great effort by the PAX in these conditions, August is almost here and it sure feels like it. I’m already looking forward to fall.
  • After Cheese Curds Hawks Nest Q I was through with burpees, and made good on my promise of zero burpees with this Q. You’re welcome.
  • Cheese Curd was a no show have a HC at Hawks Nest. 
  • Bounce asked if we were going to get some running in, about 2.7 miles for the workout.
  • I was supposed to Q last week but had to switch out due to beach plans. Thanks to Pudding Pop for picking it up for me.
  • Sprockets crew that runs in seems to grow every week, its like he’s the pied piper or something. TCLAPS for the pre-run. Although Foghorn was absent, where’s he been? 
  • Proehl is not only young, but damn fast. I was paired with him on the half-pipe and not once did we meet in the middle. He kept getting closer each round and I thought for sure he was going to lap me if we did a fourth round.
  • When YHC called the half pipe and indicated we were to run to the light post and not the top of the hill Spackler uttered “What is this a moderate workout?”
  • Spackler has some new fitness tracker to keep track of his Tito’s recovery sleep.
  • The #Trifusenik was in full attendance and didn’t disappoint, Semi Gloss mailed it in during Mary.
  • Marge keeps us well informed on the latest from the COVID perspective.
  • Clover has new and vastly more green wheels, he’s reducing his carbon footprint daily.
  • With all that’s going on these days, it is great to get out and post, for 45 minutes each morning things seem normal. 
  • Thanks to Semi Gloss for the take out, thoughtful words about both sides coming together to get through these unusual times.
  • Thanks to Sprockets and Gummy for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter. 


  • Christmas Party? Golf?

Put The Unk in Skunk

9 PAX made their way to #F3Skunkworks for some KB work on a pretty muggy, yet clear day, of which there have been few. Here’s how it went.

The Thang:

The PAX was properly disclaimed and took off for a lap around the track without our bells.


  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 15 IC
  • Squats x 20 IC

The Thang:

We returned to our bells, and proceeded to complete 2 rounds of Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core exercises  cycling through in that order. In between we took a lap around  the track.

Upper Body

  • Thrusters x 15
  • Curls x 15
  • Rollers x 10
  • Burpees x 10

Lower Body

  • Bell to Toe Levers x 15
  • Squats x 20
  • Lunges x 20 (10 each leg)
  • LBCs x 15


  • Swings x 20
  • 4 ct Flutter Kick with bell press x 20
  • Loganis x 15
  • Hello Dollies with bell press x 15


  • Flutters (no bell) x 15 IC
  • LBCs x 15 IC


  • Great effort by the PAX today, it was somewhat chatty, but they got right down to it. 
  • YHC doesn’t normally post to Kettlebell workouts, much to the dismay of the hardcore meatheads, but Skunkworks used to by in regular routine and was the first AO of my first post. 
  • I hoped to add some variety to the Kettlebell crowd by looking through some of the  Heavy Drop Training (HDT) program workouts. The program is broken out by muscle groups, Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core. Each day is focused on one group, 4-5 exercises for 3-5 sets, and done with body weight only, or with a Ruck/Sandbag. It’s a good program that I saw real improvements by the end. For this workout, I mixed all the muscle groups into one workout so we’d get a taste for all flavors.
  • The KB rollers were a #CrowdPleaser, especially for those pax working with a heavier bell. They do suck quite a bit 
  • Horsehead said I kept confusing my bell for my ruck, it’s true, and happened several times. 
  • Boondock keeps posting and getting stronger, good work.
  • Horsehead kept calling my 30# bell my weird bell, as in the the bell I did the weird exercises with. 
  • That track is a bit dodgy, plenty of chances to roll one’s ankle.
  • Still not used to seeing Lois without Tweetsie since he moved to Metro. It’s like when Martin and Lewis or Abbot and Costello broke up, just not the same. 
  • Stone Cold kept called for some snatches and cleans, but my back doesn’t like them very much. #Cobains
  • #Kotters to Dora for posting at Skunkworks for the first time in a long time. Thus the 20# bell.
  • Thanks to Stone Cold for the solid take out.
  • Thanks to Funky Cold and Tulip for opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.


  • Kevlar convergence 7/3 0600 Hops & Ductwork Q

Substitute Smokey

8 PAX ignored the #Fartsack in the unseasonably cool June temps and posted at #Peak51 for their #DRP.


We moseyed around the parking lot, looping back behind Matthews Town Hall for COP.

  • SSH x 20
  • Merkins x 15
  • Squats x 20
  • Windmill x 20
  • Burpees x 5 OYO

Wrong Side of the Tracks

We moseyed over to the parking lot next to the railroad tracks for a little Dora 1-2-3, Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 runs half the length of the parking lot and back. Flapjack

  • Merkins x 100
  • Squats x 200
  • LBCs x 300

On the Move

We headed over to E. Matthew Street stopping off at a parking lot along the way for some Mary, Flutter Kicks, LBCs, etc.

With the group reassembled we were back on the move again stopping in front of the Christopher’s restaurant, for some more PT. 

Stair Challenge

We then moseyed behind Christopher’s for stair work, 2 rounds, run up and down the stairs, then 10 merkins OYO,


  • Flutter kicks x 20
  • Dollies  x 20
  • LBCs x 25


  • Great effort by the PAX, it’s was nice to get out there with the cooler June temps this week.
  • Smokey dm’d me yesterday to swap the Q this week as he was headed to the beach. YHC had a rough plan for this morning but adjusted on the fly and hope to keep the PAX moving while getting some decent mileage in. 
  • The stair work was a complete #Omaha and was a crowd-pleaser. 
  • Someone, I think Sardine, said it felt like a Smokey workout, I’ll take that as a compliment.  
  • Sensei’s COVID beard is strong, I’ve seen it on social media but it’s much better in person.
  • Good to see Tweetsie today all the way from the Metro region to see some old friends. It wasn’t only until recently I learned that he had moved out of the Area 51 region and was no longer in the same neighborhood as Lois. I heard he might be hitting some of the #Varsity Metro workouts like Shark Tank and Ranger soon.
  • #Kotters to Dora, he’s coming out of quarantine and starting to post again and joined me early for a some pre-ruck miles. 
  • Sardine was partnered with YHC during Dora 1-2-3 and quickly knocked out the majority of the merkins, #Cobains
  • O’Tannenbaum came in hot as usual, fortunately we looped back to the launch point where he joined us. He remarked that if he knew we were going to head back to the launch point he would kept going there rather than jumping out of his car.
  • YHC miscalculated the distance to the 3rd streetlight, as O’Tannenbaum noted that it was a long way, so we audibled. 
  • I missed any trivia nuggets from Lois this morning, there must have been some right?
  • We were joined by our Sparta brothers for Mary who seemed to wrap up their run just in time. 
  • Gypsy is moving to Richmond Virginia in a few weeks, his son will be starting VMI in the fall. HeQ’d his last Area 51 workout at Sparta this morning and we want to thank him for his leadership and contributions to Area 51. Best wishes brother on your new adventure. 
  • Full House was putting in the work this morning, thanks for posting and keep it up.
  • Thanks to Sensei and Lois for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any #Mumblechatter


  • Follow F3 Metro on the Twitter for upcoming blood drives. Blood donations are in high demand with the COVID situation. 
  • Sign up to Q Peak 51, see Lois and Sensei
  • Circuit City Q at Rock Zero Saturday 0700

Rocks and Running are like Peas and Carrots

YHC pulled into the parking lot with a few minutes to spare At 0530 the 12 Pax was properly disclaimed, and we were off. 

The Thang:

We took a nicely paced jog over to the parking lot with all the islands and construction equipment. 


  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Low Slow Squats x 15
  • Windmills x 10 
  • Eight Count Body Builders x 10 IC (Crowd pleaser)

Hot Box Set

We jogged over to the hot box and partnered upPartner up, Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 runs and touches the church and back, then flapjack.

  • Dips
  • Incline Merkins
  • Step ups

Rock Work

We then moseyed over to the rock pile, making sure we don’t leave our rocks on the ground in the way of passing cars, of which there were a couple at that hour. Choosing a lifting rock for the follwoing.

  • Curls x 20
  • Tricep Extensions x 20
  • Overhead Presses x 20
  • Run to the rock and back
  • Squats with rock x 20
  • Flutter Kicks with rock overhead x 20
  • Louganis with rock overhead x 20
  • Run to the second lightpost on the right and back

Repeato, except I called an #Omaha and we didn’t run to the rock but to the light post instead. 

We headed back to the launch point stopping for an AYG run before working on our abs/”stomache”


  • Flutter Kicks x 15
  • Dollies x 15
  • One more AYG run
  • Heels to Heaven
  • LBCs 



  • 2/3 of the #Trifusnik were in attendance, and they exercised the #refusniks early and often starting with the SSH. Maybe Semi Gloss was resting himself for Hydra tomorrow.
  • Clover can’t keep count or intentionally tries to cross up the Q during cadence.
  • Pudding Pop correctly guessed we were stopping at the hot box but the box were disappointed that the run was to touch the church and back rather than the usual light post. There were several groans of “that’s far”, oh well. 
  • Mr. Magoo was getting some grief from Haze for making him work harder to keep up with the Pax on the runs to the church wall. 
  • Lorax and Spackler were giving it a go with the AYG sprint, looked like Spackler got the best of that one. The second AYG was a time killer, #Cobains. Pudding Pop noted that he only had one in him #TWSS
  • Jet Fuel put in his solid effort as usual, and was dressed appropriately with his shirt tucked in.
  • Spackler was out front as usual #LarryBird, he admitted that he’s a lot faster at 185 than 195. All those OTB workouts have done him good. 
  • Point Break was out there pushing it during the runs, nice job.
  • Haze provided some commentary during COP with the windmills, something to the effect that we’ve gone soft. Poke the bear and you get 8 count bodybuilders as reward.
  • TCLAPS to Haze for the extra credit 1.5 miles running in and running out. 
  • Spacklers new truck does everything including mixing drinks and blasting La Vida Loca from the tailgate speakers. Sweet new ride. 
  • Thanks to Lorax for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumblechatter.


  • Hydra triumphantly returns tomorrow, officially at OPE with at later start, 0600, for those who like to sleep in some. Spackler has the Q for his 40th birthday. Join us, it promises to be a chatty one, and maybe there’ll be some White Claw at the end. 
  • Anvil needs Qs signup by reaching out to Lorax. Spackler on Q next week. 

Kevlar Rides Again

7 PAX returned to Gloom and the official site for #Kevlar. We started with a quick lap around the short track adjacent to the parking lot the circled up on the grass for COP.


  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Windmills aka Sharon Towers x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 15 IC
  • Squats x 20 IC
  • 5 Burpees OYO

Stair Work We took a half a lap around the church, moving over to the stairs and partner up. Partner 1 runs up the stairs and back while Partner 2 performs called exercise, then flapjack.

  • Merkins
  • Flutter Kicks
  • LBCs

Hill Suicide We jogged over tot he parking lot and lined up abreast. Run to the first median and back; second median and back, to the road and back, perform 10 merkins each time you return to the start.

Dora 1, 2, 3 Moving to upper lot, we returned to our partners Partner 1 sprints across the the parking lot to the first island on the left while Partner 2 performs called exercise.

  • Merkins x 100
  • Carolina Dry Docks x 200
  • Squats x 300


Return to the launch point with a few minutes left for some Mary.

  • Flutters x 15 IC
  • Rosalia x 15 IC
  • Hello Dollies x 15


  • It was great to be back at the Kevlar AO at Christ Covenant Church. While we met on Zoom, or in Matthews, we really appreciate being able to be back at Kevlar’s roots.
  • Zoom served its purposes, and YHC is glad it was a limited engagement. I’m with Horsehead, I’m Zoomed out and stoked that Area 51 is back open for business. It’s been inspiring to see the Area 51 pax get after it during this #SIPO even when we were not able to meet in person. It’s a motivator for YHC and it’s great to see the Pax keep pushing each other.
  • As we reopen, get out and Q a workout, and write a backblast. The backblast is a way to keep the Pax tuned in and strengthens an EH. 
  • The hill suicide is a crowd pleaser, and YHC thought we’d do a second round, but I thought better of it.
  • Faultline duly noted that you really can’t cheat with Dora 123, you’re accountable to your partner.
  • Horsehead informed YHC during the stair work of a possible code brown and asked if we’d be heading over to the woods. He made his way and pulled the #Elvis after the hill suicide work and returned for Dora 123. When you gotta go, you gotta go.
  • Good to see Chubbs and his buddy Spyglass return the Christ Covenant Church for their 2nd Area 51 workout this week. Spyglass joins us from Asheville where he posted a few times and lives up in the F3 Metro region but posted down here getting his buddy Chubbs out. Chubbs is a Florida gator and was named by Horsehead at Skunkworks this week in honor of Happy Gilmore’s beloved golf coach. The two of them joined us at Skunkworks Tuesday by looking up on the website for a local workout and by chance several of us met for an off the books Skunkworks workout lead by Horsehead. Skunkworks officially reopens on 5/26.
  • Horsehead gave me some grief about my squats, its all about the range of motion. I had promised him that there wouldn’t be any old man exercises then we rolled into what HH called the longest set of windmills.
  • YHC had only Q’d Kevlar once before, although it was in my steady rotation when I started F3. Funny enough, the other time I Q’d was by chance, I showed up only to find Cottontail, and we just got after it. Good to see Cotton out there and putting in the work. Funny that he drives a Chevy Volt considering the size of his family.
  • It wasn’t until YHC started writing this backblast that I noticed the #weinke was eerily familiar to the one I did leading Skunkworks in February. #Cobains for the lack of originality.
  • Thanks to Orange Whip and Faultline for opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.


  • F3 Metro King of the Queen City Hills CSAUP 6/6-6/7 220 miles for runners and 110 miles for ruckers. Teams of six or 12 available.
  • Deep Dish on Q for Rock Zero 0700 Calvary Church
  • Covenant Church starting outdoor servie

Breakdancing Broke Out At The Rock

As if what was about to come wouldn’t suffice, Hoover, Stone Cold and Cheese Curd came in hot from a pre-run.

Low slow squat hold x5
Side straddle hop x10
Arm circles x10
Merkin x10
Arm circles x10
Merkin x10
Imperial Walker

The Thang
Count-off 1,2,3

1 to Soccer field
Burpees incremental +3
Next round audible +2

2 to Half field #1
Jack Webb incremental to 8/32
2 laps

3 to Half field #2
Break Dancers x10
2 laps

Flapjack between fields 1,2 & 3 with field #1 every other.
Bear crawls every other island while mosying between fields.

Cone pickup

Green Sally Merkins /Squats for 3 min

63 minutes

Rogue Boot camp 
Stone Cold
Deep Dish

Rogue Bag Workout
Cheese Curd
Mighty Mite

Rogue Bells Workout

War Eagle

It was a warm and rainy beginning with a few denying the fartsack. ‘Distancing’ took a bit of planning for YHC, yesterday, and the pax stepped up (albeit in short order with sopping wet sneakers) to crush an AMRAP-style workout across three sequestered fields. Despite the social distancing, these cagy, just glad to get outside, happy clowns were visited by Jack, by bears and finally by Sally.

O’Tannenbaum admitted that despite YHC placing a bright red traffic cone on top of a raised drain cover that he couldn’t find it. Actually some Pax were overheard talking about how glad they were to get some rain to ‘take down the pollen’ so maybe O’Tannenbaum got some pollen in his eye? That’s perfectly fine as together we can do anything!

The combined 50 burpees, flanked by bear crawls on both sides was FUN. So much so that when Deep Dish asked YHC if he pre-ran, he was tempted to say ‘yes’ as if it might explain why he was struggling to keep up with Deep Dish and others. It was likely YHCs slow pace that lead to Geraldo’s temporary defecting to another group. It wasn’t uncommon to see a few breakdancing in the rain at times…a real winner. Later, Stone Cold voiced his frustration in not correctly following Sally’s cadence calls…he wasn’t alone.

YHC thanks all for giving an extra 3 minutes to Sally but he assumed anything goes in a not official beatdown. He also thanks Geraldo and Hoover for the chance to not lead this not official small and distanced gathering.