The Proving Ground Preblast

  • When:04/29/2021
  • QIC: Atlas, Soft Pretzel, Periscope, Brexit

The Proving Ground Preblast

The Arsenal Proving Ground

WHERE: The Arsenal, Indian Land Elementary. 521 South, right on Doby’s Bridge, first left into the school parking lot.

WHEN: The last Thursday of every month at 0530, beginning this Thursday – 4/29/2021

WHAT: The Proving Ground is a gear workout that will allow PAX to really push themselves in a simple and flexible format.

PAX bring whatever gear they might have from their home, garage, workplace, neighbor’s yard, trainyard, boatyard, etc. Between some of Arsenal’s regulars we’ll have sandbags, rucks and ruck plates, plyo boxes, kettle bells, dumb bells, bars, and more. When the eagerly awaited return of Fire Hazard happens, we’ll be sure to have some whale parts to throw in the mix as well. If you have more and want to bring it, great! If you don’t but want to come, great! IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BRING ANYTHING TO JOIN THE PROVING GROUND. We should be able to have more gear than PAX. The gear will be positioned in stations in the parking lot. A half mile warmup lap to get the blood flowing and add some Strava fuel. Turn on the good jams and start the workout.


  • PAX will rotate in an unorderly fashion between stations every minute for 5 minutes.
  • At each station PAX will spend a minute using the gear at their station to do whatever exercise they see fit. A list of exercises can be provided for PAX with no imagination, like YHC.
  • After 5 minutes and 5 stations PAX take a lap around the parking lot.
  • Rinse and repeat until time.

The concept came from a recent Q by Atlas which received great feedback. Soft Pretzel came up with the idea to make it a regular thing for the AO and here we are. Looking forward to seeing you for some good 1st and 2nd F!



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