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But I Can’t Lift My Arms

Life has been quite challenging so this backblast is way late and I am typing it at 10:45 after arriving home from WI for work travel.  Life with a Seventeeen-year-old trying to land a spot playing basketball for college just means 50,000 miles on the car and a steady stream of coaches asking him to visit.  Although it is very challenging as a parent to get him everywhere, Mahem and I both realize that watching our kids get ready for college is a happy sadness realizing you won’t have them around as much.  Give your kid a hug today because tomorrow, they are gone and you don’t know where all the days went.

The Thang

Mosey around mount chiseled for a brief warm-up.  Let the pax see the writing on the concrete.  Arms to Heaven and Blockies

  • Side Straddle Hop
  • Stretch your Arms and Back
  • Merkins X 10

Mosey to the bricks at the end of the parking lot

  • Partner Up
  • Side Raises w/ bricks
  • Front Raise w/ bricks
  • Tricep Extension w/ Bricks
  • One person runs to the middle island while the other does the exercise
  • Repeat 3 Times

Grab your block and mosey to mount chiseled

With your partner, one person rifle carrys to the top of the hill while the other does

  • Blockies
  • Arms to Heaven
  • Repeat each exercise twice
  • At this point, you cannot lift your arms

Mosey to the side of Mount Chiseled with your block

  • Curls X 200
  • Squats X 200
  • Bench Press X 200
  • Rows X 200
  • One person runs while the other does reps

Closing: Finally wrote the backblast.


Don’t Remember



Spartan 10K Goal

Sixteen Pax showed up to Commitment to find a Swarm Workout

The Thang

Mosey to the circle

  • Side Straddle Hop X15
  • Stretch your Arms and Back
  • Moroccan Night Club
  • Merkins X 10
  • Runner Stretch
  • Merkins X 10
  • Upward Dog
  • Merkins X10
  • Calf Stretch

Mosey to the rock pile at Kennsington Elementary and Grab a Rep Rock

  • 25 Curls, Run to the First Driveway
  • 25 Press, Run to the second Driveway
  • 25 Tri’s, Run to the third driveway
  • 25 Bench Press, Run to the fourth driveway
  • 25 Rows, Run to the fifth driveway
  • 25 Arms to heaven situps, Run to the 6th driveway
  • Repeat 3 times and 18 driveways away

Closing: Well, you know you pushed it a lot when J Woww tried to cancel your Q 45 minutes in because it was too much.  4.5 Miles, 450 Reps, lots of angry PAX.


Donate blood June 19th

Watchtower is moving to Weddington Elementary next week due to the ongoing roadwork

Pray for Premature as he works through health issues

Happy 62 Birthday for Chainsaw

Get your Physical, Colonoscopy, and Prostrate Checked


The Bear Necessity

Twenty Pax showed up to stretch themselves and glorify God through strengthening themselves as men.  Unfortunately, it has taken too long to get to the backblast so this is way late and Fusebox is going to be chewing on me at any minute.  It had been a while since people had forced some bear crawl on the PAX and the time was now to bring back the classics.

The Thang

Mosey to the front of the middle school.

  • Side Straddle Hop X20
  • Burpee
  • Imperial Walkers X20
  • Merkins X 10
  • Burpee
  • Runer Stretch
  • Merkins X 10
  • Plank Jacks X20
  • Calf Stretch

Mosey to the front of the high school

  • 40 Dips and take a lap
  • 30 Steps Ups and take a lap
  • 20 Dips and take a lap
  • 10 step ups and take a lap

Mosey to the large high school parking lot by the football field

  • 5 merkins
  • Bear Crawl the parking spot
  • Lunge Walk to the next parking spot
  • Bear Crawl to the line
  • 5 Merkins
  • Repeat till the end of the parking lot
  • Run back to the beginning
  • Fill in with some Abs
  • Repeat with squats instead of merkins

Grab a rock and run to the circle near the football fields

  • 40 Curls, run to the bottom circle, 1 Burpee
  • 30 Triceps and run to the bottom circle, 1 Burpee
  • 20 Overhead press and run to the bottom circle, 1 burpee
  • 10 squat to press and run to the bottom circle, 1 burpee

Run back to COT

Closing: When Transporter says it was a good workout, I knew I stretched the group.  I also knew this as I was huffing it hard when I gave myself a cramp.  Nothing like being to Q to push yourself in a workout.


Christ Closet folding party on the 15th after coffeteria

Asylum Going to Q-Bytes after the workout – Mental Health Month

Lots of Service Workers are struggling with the world of Covid and the aftermath


Hack A Thon

For those of you who may not know, there is a nasty bug going around that is not COVID 19 and is a wonderful stomach bug.  Bread Bowl somehow contracted this noravirus and was losing his lunch from Monday to Wednesday.  I was supposed to Q Watchtower on Tuesday but with Breadbowl being sick, Rudy and I flipped days to ensure we stayed away from the PAX with some nasty bug.  Come to find out, the virus visited one of my employees this week as well as the Chastain household this past week.  I was hoping to be able to get a good nights sleep but Swamp drew a 9:45 game last night in Rock Hill so we ended up getting home at midnight and it felt like a bad hangover when I woke up this morning, not to mention my shoulder being sore from the Covid shot.  What to do when you feel terrible and your shoulder hurts, upper body day. Six Pax showed up along with 2 WTF trainers for some tennis arm work.

The Thang

Mosey out to the tennis court parking lot – Twinkle Toes and Carbload got into a Big D contest sprinting the quarter of a mile.  The winner was tough to say as the rest of us actually moseyed.

  • Side Straddle Hop X20
  • Imperial Walkers X20
  • Plank Jacks X20
  • Maintain Climbers X 20
  • Runners Stretch

Mosey to the adjacent parking lot for an excruciating 8 trees of pain

  • Alternate 15 Mike Tysons and 15 Air Donkey Kicks
  • The shoulders are on fire by around tree six with everyone trying to bear through the pain
  • Everyone made it through but the mumble chatter was silent.

Mosey up the gravel road till be hit the rock pile by the playground.

  • Hundreds for some fun
  • 100 Curls, Squats and Triceps
  • The kicker, after 25 reps run to the playground and perform 10 supines on random piece of equipment
  • 300 Reps in total, 12 trips to the playground and 120 Supines
  • Finish with some decline plank while we wait for the six.  He couldn’t move fast enough with everyone’s shoulders burning

Grab the deck of cards and head to the pond for some Card-isides

  • Pull a card, do the exercise and run to the first tree
  • Repeat increasing the number of trees each round that you run to.
  • We got to do some side squats, diamond merkins, lunges, calf raises, backward run, bear crawl, and plank jacks
  • Twinkle was not getting a hard enough workout so he decided to add a burpee at each tree.
  • Finish with a full lap around the pond
  • Head back to COT – 3.3 miles in total for the journey

Closing: Each morning that I wake up for a work out, I read a chapter of the bible.  It is a great way to start the day, learning, gaining wisdom and lets face it, we all are sitting for 10 minutes before we go to a workout.  This morning was Proverbs 8, We get to be daily in his delight, rejoicing before him. Each day, we end with a prayer, rejoicing the workout is over but also rejoicing in the gift we have been given.  Go forth, lead, be the light, and we all try to be better each day.  I appreciate the PAX and miss the friendships when having to sit at home.  Thank you for always being there to sharpen each other.



WTF this next Saturday, May 1.

Convergence at Black Hawk for the sane who are not participating.

Hey Jack A$$

The request to Q any site always comes with the challenge of finding something new to make the workout unique and painful.  This week, I felt that revisiting Jack Web would make for a great adventure.  11 PAX showed up for the fun.

The Thang

Mosey out and back to the circle in from of the stadium

  • Side Straddle Hop X20
  • Imperial Walkers X20
  • Calf Stretch
  • Merkins X20
  • Can Opener Stretch

Mosey to the beginning of the road for a run Web

  • Run to the First light and back, 4 squats
  • Repeat till 7 lights and 28 squats
  • Take a break for an Ab Web – 1 V-Up and 4 LBC’s – Repeat through 5 V-Ups and 20 LBC’s
  • Run to light 8 and back for 32 squats
  • Complete the rest of the Ab Web
  • Run to Light 9 and 36 squats
  • Run to Light 10 and finish with 40 squats

Mosey to COT

  • Jack Ass Web
    • 1 Jumping Jack, 4 Sumo Squat Calf Raises
    • Repeat till 8 Jumping Jacks and 32 Sumo Squat Calf Raises

At the end, 3.0 Miles, lots of squats and some tough abs

  • Welcome Greg Fadale – MySpace
  • Rooster this Saturday in Rock Hill – 6 miles per person in 1 mile increments

By By Miss American Pie

Well, you realize that when you volunteer to queue for Clean Slate, you better have plenty of gas.  Twenty minutes into the drive, I had to stop and pull a Rudy.  Normally this happens during a workout but not when you are prepping to run clean slate.  Fortunately, Catfish has said he will be mailing out gas cards for the drive.

The Thang

Mosey out and back to the circle in from of the stadium

  • Low Slow Squats X20
  • Mountain Climbers X20
  • Calf Stretch
  • Imperial Walkers X20

Mosey to the pie-shaped piece of the parking lot for some American Pie

  • Alternate 10X SSH and 10X Plank Jacks at each island winding all the way through the pie-shaped asphalt
  • Hip Thrusters While you Wait

Mosey to the second piece of pie marking lot

  • Alternate 10X Inclined MErkins and 10X Decline Merkins as you wind through the second piece of pie

Mosey to the center of the Tennis Courts

  • At each corner and intersection 10X Squats,
  • Return the center of the box after each set for 2X Bobby Hurley
  • Finish with some Big Boys while we wait

Mosey to the bus lot

  • Bear Crawl to Each Bus, 1X Merking at each Bus, Finish 16 buses in length
  • Four Corners of LBCs, Bicycles, Big Boy Situps, and HEals to HEaven
  • 2 ROunds of 10 at each corner

Run back to the start

At the end, 4.0 Miles, my fair share of pie, and we got to welcome two new FNG’s to the PAX.  Welcome Matt Helms as ReDistrict and Jim Bower  as DrainO


  • Blood Drive Today – If you missed today, look for an opportunity at SOB – aiming for 10000 pints of blood
  • CSUP February 6th
  • Future Beer Mile Run
  • Rooster in March – 5 guys sharing a Marathon

Man: People Really Must Love the Back Blast

The commitment to run a workout and torture my fellow PAX is an easy decision.  The hard part is finding time in the evenings to document said event in between all the day trading and trying to keep up with the 96000 posts in the Playhouse.  I find a lot of joy in running us all around but man, after a long day of telling people what to do at work, sitting here typing up a two-day old workout is like looking at the stale donut in the box.  Is it worth it? I hope so and for those of you reading this, you are likely enjoying the diatribe of the day.

The Thang

Mosey to front of the school

  • SSH X20
  • Imperial Walker X 20
  • Low Slow Squats X20
  • Merkins X 5
  • Merkins Left Hand Front X5
  • Merkins Right Hand Front X5
  • Diamond Merkins X5
  • Wide Arm Merkins X 5
  • Runners Stretch

Mosey to the walkway and add a little bear crawl in for a good gesture along the way to the back of the school

  • 20, 15, 10 of Decline Merkins, Dips, and Stepsups
  • Run around the corner for 5 Tysons in between each round

Run to the start of the path

Alternate 5 squats and 2 burpees at each light to the end of the trail

Find Some wall for shoulder presses and jabs

Run to the circle by the high school

Triple Nickel between the benches and the bottom circle

5 Merkins at the bottom, 5 dips at the top, repeat 5 times

Run back to the start – 3.6 Miles for a hell of a workout


  • Blood Drive – Saturday
  • Doughboy on Q Saturday at Porter Ridge – Backblast Optional
  • CSUP on February 6th, God Save us All
  • Prayers for many including Shop Dawgs Dad, Others fighting Covid, My Dad who fortunately just had Kidney Stones
  • Christ Closet Always Needs your help.


Falalalala – Dear Santa

Christmas is always a festive time of year to celebrate the birth of Jesus and try to refine ourselves to live a life worthy of the sacrifice Jesus made for us.  Each of us will be celebrating with our family and loved ones assuming the governor doesn’t shut down the state and your family is willing to take the risk.  I take the position that God challenges us to Fear Not for our faith in him.  Fear Not that I am bringing some fun and joy to a Christmas workout for my friends to prepare as Santa and be at the ready for hauling all those gifts around the world.

The Thang

Mosey to the circle in the park – We Love December 25th

  • SSH X25
  • Calf Stretch X 25 seconds
  • Merkins X25
  • Imperial Walkers X21- Oops, my bad
  • Plank Jacks X 25
  • Runners Stretch – 25 seconds

Mosey to the entrance to the elementary school

  • Find a running rock
  • Alternate 10 squatting with gifts of joy with 1 duck and cover (Burpee) from the kids ate each mailbox down the street
  • 25 LBC’s at the end of the street.  Everyone needs Abs to move those gifts
  • On the way back, alternate 10 curls of presents and 10 pressing gifts over our head.  Sometimes gifts look like rocks
  • 25 LBCS

Run to the school activity parking lot for the North Star (6 Points)

  • 1 Burpee in the Middle
  • 25 Merkins
  • 25 Dry Docks
  • 25 Shoulder taps
  • 25 T-Claps
  • 25 Bobby Hurrle those presents down the chimney
  • 25 Monkey Humpers for the bad little boys and girls
  • Repeat Twice for all the Joy

Mosey to the school parking lot

  • 10 Big Boy Situps
  • Bear Crawl 25 yards so the kids don’t see you
  • 10 Big Boy Situps
  • Bear Crawl 25 yards so the kids don’t see you
  • 10 V-Ups

Time for 4 Corners

  • 25 Elf Jacks at each corner
  • Repeat Twice

Run back to COT

  • Merkins every time you hear Santa in the Song

Thank you for a wonderful year.  I am not on Q for the next two weeks so I will not be able to bring any additional joy till the New Year.  Stay strong, stay healthy, Love God, Love People.


  • Cleanup in Downtown Waxhaw at 8:00 AM
  • Blood Drive coming in January
  • TB is still collecting gift cards for the family we are helping
  • Clothes almost always need folded
  • COme out to Rice and Beans to feed the homeless

They Came for the Ghost Flag

There is nothing like a surprise Q for the PAX in Waxhaw.  This morning, after 1 week of recovery from Covid, Bread Bowl and I rolled into Commitment prepared for a VQ beat down from Turnbuckle for the high rope.  Upon arrival, there were 25 PAX  from Race City has driven down 1.5 hours, committed to getting the Ghost Flag from Waxhaw, and many in full costume for Halloween.  32 PAX was not a VQ friendly crowd.  Mad Dog and TB audibled to a Doughboy Special beat down for our guests from the North Side.  They didn’t know what they were getting into showing up to a Waxhaw Workout.

The Thang

Mosey to the circle in the park – Lots of friction coming from the dinosaur costume

  • SSH X20
  • Calf Stretch
  • Merkins X30
  • Imperial Walkers X20
  • Potato Pickers
  • 5 Burpees to hush the crowd

Mosey to the trees in the parking lot – Since the Crowd had a lot of Energy

  • 2 Burpees at every tree all the way to the parking lot of the elementary school

Find a reasonable rock or don’t, up to you on how much torture.  Find a partner

  • 200 Curls
  • 200 Tricep Extensions
  • 200 Overhead Press
  • 200 Chest Press
  • 200 Kettle Bell Swings
  • Partner runs to the end of the parking lot as the timer.

Mosey to the school parking lot and find a parking spot

  • Ab Web with some extra Merkins
  • 1 Big Boy Situp, 4 LBC’s, 2 Merkins, Repeat  to 10 Big Boy Situps, 40 LBC’s, 2 Merkins

Mosey Back to the Tree Line

  • 5 squats at every tree back to the circle

Finish with Leuitenant Dan’s

  • 1 Squats, 4 back lunges
  • Finish at 10 Squats,  40 LBC’s.

The Race City PAX came for the Ghost Flag. Unfortunately, they will not be able to get out of their car after driving for 1.5 hours and Lieutenant Dan’s.  Great group of guys to have visit and grab the flag.  Now we have to plan to send  70 PAX back to get it in the coming weeks.  It was great to hear from Chief since he has been doing F3 for close to 9.5 years which I think qualifies you as an OG.  Continue to expand and bring men out into the gloom.  Stay safe on Halloween.


  • TB needs help tomorrow emptying out a storage unit for donations to Christs Closet- 9:00 AM
  • Schnitzel needs help moving today.  He lives near Shop Dog and TB
  • Continue to remember to help Christs CLoset on Monday’s Thursday’s and Saturdays.
  • Connect with Surge for CPR Training
  • Drink Beer at Doughboy’s House while your kids trick or treat in Lawson.  1913 Abbotts Creek Rd

FU, I Wont Do What you Tell Me

For some reason of insanity or mental instability, I just enjoy coming up with a workout that makes me grimace as we crank out the reps and try not to crash and burn.  Today, for some reason, I fell in love with Cinderblocks and the number 300  just stuck in my brain and 10 PAX were kind enough to show up so I could share my thoughts with them.

The Thang

Mosey to the circle in the park

  • SSH X20
  • Calf Stretch X 20
  • Block Merkins X20
  • Toe Taps X 10
  • Block Merkins X20

Mosey to the trees in the parking lot

  • Goblet or Other Cinder Block Squats X 10 at every other tree

Finish with the Six and Mosey to the School Entrance

Spartan Rep Set with a partner

  • 300 Curls
  • 300 Tricep Extensions
  • 300 Overhead Press
  • 300 Kettle Bell Swings
  • Partner runs to the end of the parking lot as the timer.

Mosey back to the trees

  • 10 Cinder Block V-Ups at every other tree

Mosey Back to the Start

Everyone hung in there to finish the reps.  Great Job PAX


  • 100 Pax Challenge – Get your raffle tickets.  We are really close to reaching the $10K goal
  • Blood Drive – Next Week, signups are full
  • See TurnBuckle to help his neighbor move some heavy furniture down the stairs
  • Q School Next Saturday