Bomber – 05.29.20 – “Kotters”

14 PAX were welcomed back to the best AO in Nashville and treated to a ciabatta breakfast with a side of comeback sauce. Conditions were prime, spirits were high, and the playlist was extraordinary.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: Bad Boy, Bareback, Black Lung, Covenant Eyes, Crablegs, Crawlspace, Cunning Linguist, Drago, D-Frost, Hi-Viz, Toothless, T-Cell, Vector


Kicked off the tunes with “Welcome Back” and issued the disclaimer before taking off on a medium mosey up and around the “Nip” and back with various forms of shuffles, high knees, and butt kickers along the way.

Posted up in the upper lot for COP:

  • SSH x 10
  • SnL Squats x 10
  • Half-Groiners x 10
  • Merkins x 10
  • LBAC F/R x 10

Following the warm apps, it was time for the main course. Today’s special was C.O.M.E.B.A.C.K. ciabatta, a tabata-esque dose of exercises, new, old, and twisted. PAX performed rounds of 30 seconds on and 10 seconds off for each of the following exercises, completing five rounds each before moving on to the next one:

  • Colonel Dans (Lt. Dan has moved up his way up through the ranks – jump lunge each side, followed by deep squat into a tuck jump)
  • Overhead Squats
  • Merkins
  • Extenders
  • Boxcutters
  • Angelfaces (prone position, with arms in front of you, perform snow angel motion with arms only, enjoy the shoulder burn)
  • Crabcakes
  • Kickbacks (quadruped position, with knee still bent, drive heel up into air and squeeze that glute)

Feeling pretty full, PAX head down to lower lot to enjoy their dessert of a pair of sprints to the top of the driveway. Mostly gassed, PAX circle up in the usual spot for a digestif of Mary to the sweet sounds of “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis, all exercises OYO:

  • LBCs x 25
  • Scissor Kicks x 25
  • Toe Touches x 25
  • Butterfly Crunches x 25
  • Plank and point, alternating each arm going forward until end of song

COT/COMAD (Circle of Man Appropriately-Distanced)


Just a few notes and highlights from the day.

  • Drago continues to add to his mystique by parking in the upper lot even when he’s early
  • Fascinating look into Black Lung’s current research as well as his life choices for those who closed out coffeeteria
  • T-claps to Bareback and Cunning Linguist for sponsoring coffeeteria with the Charboxes


  • TAPs for sick and injured and for family additions.
  • As you continue to get back out to workout, please reach out to someone to whom you haven’t spoken in a while. The last few months have been damaging in many ways apart from the virus, especially to those struggling with loneliness and addiction. Find ways to be grateful, and, if you are experiencing something difficult yourself, please ask for help or guidance.

It’s good to be back.

PA out.

May 27, 2020 – Remember the Titan

May 27, 2020


Temp: 60s

Gloom: Why did Snoop Dogg need an umbrella? (Fo’ drizzle.)




Black Lung



D Frost

Trapper Keeper


Right Said



Mosey to Lizzie the Dragon



Seal Claps

Air presses

Cherry Pickers




Mosey to Parthenon parking lot

Circle up

F3 version of improv game Zip-Zap-Zop

Each PAX calls an exercise and a rep count and “throws” that exercise to another PAX

All PAX perform exercise. Pax who received exercise calls next exercise and next PAX. Repeat until time. Memorable exercises include merkins, burpees, Iron Mikes, squats, planks, hillbillies, correct form box cutters, and sprints.

Social distance was maintained. A good time was had by all.




26 May 2020 Q

26 May 2020 Q

Temp: 60s
Gloom Factor: Nil

PAX: Foxtrot Talks A Lot, Yard Sale, Red Skull, Black Lung, Dupree, PSL, Bagger Cance (QIC)

Several awkward moments as YHC, RS and Dupree wondered who’s would show. Ended up with a quorum, so that was a bonus. Since YHC has been battling some shoulder injuries, today’s Q would be more cardio based and less pull/push based.

Started out w a short loop around the church complete w a couple of side shuffles returning to the main parking area where we met FTAL, YS and BL.

All IC X 13

Basically run the outer loop of the AG center down to Cul2vate up to the Mansion and back to start ex.

Along the way we stopped at

UT Extension
Squats x 26
High Plank x 26
Low Plank x 26
LBCs x 26
Lunge Walk x 26

Three Way Stop(ish) Sign
Jump Squats x 26
High Plank x 26
Low Plank x 26
LBCs x 26
Iron Mikes x 26

Bernie Sanders up to TWRA office
OH Squats x 26
High Plank x 26
Low Merkin x 26
LBCs x 26
Skaters x 26

Cruise to Cul2vate
Goblet Squats x 26
High Plank x 26
Low Merkin x 26
LBCs x 26

Back to the White Barn
Squats x 26
High Plank x 26
Low Merkin x 26
Bulgarian Split Squats x 26
LBCs x 26

Over to Ellington Mansion
Wall Sits x 26
High Plank x 26
Low Merkin x 26
LBCs x 26
Side lunges x 26

Back to lot for Mary:
Flutter Kix x 26
AL prom dates x 13
Ola Dollies x 26
AL prom dates x 13
Plank Progression 3 minutes


It goes without saying that the last few months have been less than ideal. So great to get a little sense of normalcy with 6 other HIM at Sir E; T Claps to them for joining in on the classic pearl on a string Q.


Dupree will be taking over as Site Q for the time being at Sir E due to Boy Band’s Covid ICU service this summer. ThanQ for stepping up brother.

New 413 class at The Stronghold starts on Thursday. Come join us tonight at Foster Ave this evening as we get to know the new crew and take them through the Naming ritual.