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Teddy’s Maul Back Blast

  • When: 01/23/2019
  • QIC: Teddy
  • Pax: Picasso, Cold Cuts, Tool Bag, Tagalong, Happy Meal  

The rain is actually refreshing!

The Thang

  • Mosey about 20 yards from launch to warm up. 
    • 15 SSH
    • 20 IW
    • 15 LSS
    • 15 Merkins
  • Mosey to the top of the Murder horn
    • Start with 20 Freddie Mercury
    • Run down Murder horn stopping at each street light (3) for 10 merkins
    • At bottom (stop sign) do 20 squats
    • Run up Murder horn stopping at each street light (3) for 10 merkins
    • Repeat twice more starting with 20 Freddie Mercury
  • Mosey down Murder horn to rock pile and grab a lifting rock
    • 11’s – start with 10 shoulder press and 1 curl, etc…
  • Mosey to covered picnic area and find a picnic table
    • 11’s – start with 10 dips and 1 step up, etc…
  • Mosey back down to rock pile and grab a lifting rock
    • 11’s – start with 10 curls and 1 upward row, etc…
  • Mosey to bottom of the Murder horn
    • Start with 10 merkins
    • Run backwards up the Murder horn and stop at each street light (3) for 10 merkins.
  • Mosey to launch for some Mary
    • 15 Dollies
    • 15 Back Scratchers


Thanks to the PAX for letting me lead.  6 brave men decided to leave the warmth and comfort of their fart sack to bear the cold and wet conditions presented at the Maul this AM.  It was good to see Cold Cuts, who admitted he was back from his fart sack hiatus. There were varying opinions of the weather and what was ahead of us, which led to the suggestion of going to the parking deck.  We ultimately held off and kept with the plan. 

The Murder horn always presents a nice cardio challenge…Incorporate some exercises into it and it becomes a very tough challenge.  As always, Happy Meal was out in front with Tagalong not far behind.  As we were finishing up the third rep. and recovering, Happy Meal mentioned the fact that we just did 180 merkins! We were definitely feeling it! 

Once we were done with the Murder horn work, the sets of 11 were a nice change of pace to focus on some lifting.  The rain started to pick up slightly so we sought out shelter at the covered picnic area for our dips and step ups.  The Murder horn never seems to escape the mind at the Maul, especially as you sit at the bottom of it, knowing you’ll have to finish by going back up. To make the experience that much more awful, it’s always nice to do it backwards.  The awfulness is further validated by comments such as Tool Bags, “Are you making this up as you go?” as we began the journey back up or Tagalong’s, “My legs are burning…what are these…your quads?” at the top.

All in all, it was a good, full body workout!  Nice job today fellas!


Please let me know how I can offer additional assistance.

Thank you for your partnership,

First Maul of 2019

Ten men showed up to sweat at the Maul on the first Wednesday of the year.

After a short disclaimer and Frehley’s first “That’s what she said” of 2019 (at a work out at least,) we were off.

After a short mosey to the front of Target, we circled up:

  • 20 Side Straddle Hops
  • 20 Imperial Walkers
  • 15 Low Slow Squats
  • 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 Alternating Shoulder Tap

Next, a delightful mosey to the church. 3 laps around the church, with a called exercise at each speed bump. There are 10 speed bumps.

  • Round 1- Burpees (The first time I have ever called burpees at a workout
  • Round 2 LBC’s
  • Round 3- Carolina Dry Docks

Another short mosey to the top of the parking deck next to Brown Bag

  • 25 Shoulder Presses
  • Left leg out 10 seconds, right leg out 10 seconds
  • 25 Shoulder presses
  • 5 Donkey Kicks OYO
  • 25 Shoulder Presses
  • Balls to the wall for 3 10 counts (30 seconds)

Mosey to the middle of the parking lot, we alternated lunges and bear crawls. Madame Tussauds is still the master of the bear crawl.

Back to launch for Mary. Good work, men.

Talk to Strawberry about Church on the Street.

Talk to me (Tool Bag) about a Q at the Maul.

Have a great evening.

Spooky Lantern Run

While scouting, YHC discovered a spooky clearing in the woods behind Jack Hughes Park. Knowing it would be dark and spooky back there, i decided to bring my old battery powered lantern, placed stealthly beside the trail that led to the clearing.

Then the below workout took place:

Run around the “track” to the clearing
Circle up:
25 Side Straddle Hops
25 Imperial Walkers
15 Knee Tap Jumps
20 Low Slow Squats
Mosey out of spooky area
Mosey to the meeting place of our former rivals, Camp Gladiator.
3 partner rounds
1 partner runs the track while the other did:
Carolina Dry Docks
Wall Squats
Mosey to rocks:
2 sets of 20 each of:
Tricep Extension
Upright row
Wall stuff on the dugout:
50 arm raises then balls to the wall for a 10 count. Repeato.
Finish with some Mary.
Solid work by everyone.
Great work to Shrink Wrap for still coming out with an injured wrist. He did lots of squats so he can fill out his jeans for fall.
Thank you to Private Benjamin for not letting me miss that dugout wall and knowing how properly add numbers together.
Great to talk to Dumpster Fire about our Scouting days and likening the lantern walk in the woods to Order of the Arrow ceremonies.
Arsenal is always the first person there on Monday, I admire your ability to wake up so early.
Sidecar is a fast dude, always good to see him. Come see us at the Maul!
Chopper rolled in at 5:29 and about 53 seconds, which is early by Cheddar standards.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead and not make too much for of me for my lantern.

Happy Independence Day

6 men came out on their day off of work to celebrate America.

Mosey past the Wendy’s
10xPeter Parker
10xParker Peter
Marlin joins us.
Mosey to Garage
Partner Up
4 Rounds- Low Slow Squats, Monkey Humpers, lunges, side lunges
Partner runs a lap up parking garage and walks up stairs backwards, which I assure you is great exercise.
Mosey to top of little parking garage.
America 242 years old…242/3 is 80.6…3 sets of 80 shoulder presses
Mosey to rock pile at church, 20 Curls+20 Tricep Extension+15 OHP
Mosey behind strip mall, 5 merkins at each speed bump
Back to launch, Dolly, High Flutter, 1 minute of American Hammer (which was 27)
Glad Marlin found us to even up the numbers.
The shoulder presses in the peoples chair position were way harder than anticipated, Chopper had to take over the count because I count too slowly.
Lots of mumblechatter from No Show and Shrink Wrap throwing my count off during pretty much every exercise.
Please visit Rebel Yell tomorrow to support Mary Kay.

Sea Monsters, Mud, And Calf Raises

6 men started their week off with the ability to actually sweat on the warmest day in recent memory. After a weak disclaimer that YHC was lucky enough to have Snowflake finish for him, we were off.

The Thang:

Leave Pineville PD to mosey to the new OoWee Barbecue Parking lot. The smell of smoked meat was in the air, and the PAX did the following:

SSH x 25

IW x 25

Low Slow Squats x 20

Merkins x 10

After this, a long mosey turned into a longer mosey as the mud level was deemed too high and YHC didn’t want to lose or ruin his shoes. Dumpsterfire led us to on an alternate route to get to the Pineville Lake/Belle Johnson Park.

Each of the Pax grabbed a lifting rock and called an exercise of their choosing for the group. During Snowflake’s exercise a mysterious creature was making a ruckus behind us and progressively getting closer. This inspired an Indian Run around the lake .

We then returned to the rocks and did another round, but limited the reps to 10 per exercise.

Following this, a quick mosey to the Gracelife Church for some Mary.

Flutter x 20

Freddy Mercury x 20

Dolly X 20

Another Mosey to the side of Corner Grind for some wall work.

It has been found out that all of our calves are weak and no one could balance well enough on a parking curb for a calf raise, we we scrapped it and headed back to the AO to try again on the curb with more success.

A little more Mary then we were done.



Thank you guys for letting me lead today. We were a bit short of my 3 mile goal, but it was good to be back out in short sleeves and not freeze.

I appreciate everyone’s team work with the rock exercises. I was glad we were all able to stay together for the duration of the workout.




9 men showed up to witness my VQ. We were all thrown off as we learned that the Pineville Fire Department had been condemned, and that we must find somewhere else to park. With Lieutenant Dan guiding the PAX all the way to the back of the park parking lot, we gathered in the darkness as our colleagues at Camp Gladiator began warming up.

After a quick but sufficient disclaimer, the moseying began with a quarter mile of extra mosey provided to us by the Pineville FD.


  • .5 Mile Mosey to behind Pintville
  • Side Straddle Hops x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Merkins x 10
  • Carolina Dry Docks (called by Shrink Wrap) x 10

From there we moseyed another .5 mile where a choice was given of 5 Burpees or 10 Jump Squats. No one chose Burpees. After this, a final .5 mile was run where we met at the pond at the Belle Johnson Community Center. There was women’s group also using the park, and Lieutenant Dan was approached about the two groups joining forces in the future. He told them they needed to ask the “guy in the red bandanna.”

The PAX was advised to be cautious of goose poop and snakes and to reach in the pond to retrieve a rock for both running and lifting, where three rounds of 20 X Curls, 20 X Overhead press, and 20 x Tricep Extensions were completed with a sprint and 10 merkins in between.

Following this, the men partnered up and did a round of Catch Me If You Can around the .5 mile loop of the pond, with one carrying a rock while the other did 5 merkins before catching, if they could.

Upon completion we lined circled up for some mary before the daunting 1 mile+ “downhill” mosey back to the start.



I wanted to make sure we ran 3 miles for my VQ, as I hate running but am trying to improve on it. I’m grateful to all who came out for my first and hope to improve my time management skills for the future. Also notably, we ended without being taken out then re-circled to be taken out by YHQ, which I thought was sort of funny.