The Knoll – Backblast 06.22.2023

Gloom: 11/10
PAX: The Banker, Ranger, Sooie, Bumblebee, Morning Star, El Capitan, Timber
QIC: Detective Pikachu
Theme: Introduction to Rugby, Bellevue Edition

Warmarama: 6 will be 1st, 1st will be 2nd run around The Loop, passing the rugby ball back to the man behind you, until it got to the 6. The 6 sprinted up and repeato. Every dropped ball = 5 merkins. Ball dropped 5 times on the Loop
At StartEx, 25 Low and Slow Squats, and PAX stretch OYO

Thang: Rugby Drills
Thang 1: Square Passing Drill
Thang 2: 3-Line Passing Drill
Thang 2.1: 3-Line with QIC as Defender
Thang 2.2: 3-Line with QIC and Bumblebee as Defenders
Thang 3: Quick primer on the Foot part of Rugby Football
Thang 4: 10 Minutes of Touch

COT: Keep the soon-to-be First Time Fathers in your prayers (and their wives, too, I guess).

Announcements: Brew Ruck on Saturday. Check slack for details. Come out for all or part of it and drink some beers with us.

Moleskin: Thanks for having me out to Nashville’s Newest AO. Y’all have a great spot with plenty of possibilities, and a fantastic AOQ in Morning Star leading the charge. It was my pleasure to work out with y’all this AM.
DP Out

III Pillars – 06.13.23 – “TueCon IV”


20 HIM converged at III Pillars for TueCon IV and a no-frills full-body workout in sublime conditions.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: Batter, Black Lung, El Capitan, Feel the Berns, Fodder, Formica, Grape, Grisham, Oatmeal, Old Crow, Pedialyte, Pep, Ringo, Siri, Sooie, Sooner, Subway, Yum Yum, Zelenskyy


Mosey to track for Warm-o-rama

  • SSH
  • LBAC F/R
  • WMH
  • Half-Groiners
  • Y’s
  • T’s

Upper Body

Jack Webb from 1 to 10. (55 Merks and 110 Air Presses total)

Mosey to swing set for Pull-Ups x 40. Break up as needed with Ab Thrusters in between sets and to wait for six.

Lower Body

Mosey to the “Little Mountain” to warm up the legs with Bernie x 4

AMRAP 15′ – Groups of three rotating through

  • Major Dans (Iron Mike-Drop Squat)
  • Alabama Prom Dates
  • Lap around track


AMRAP in 8′. 15 reps each.

  • BBSU
  • Lift Overs
  • Heels to Heaven
  • Heel Taps
  • Jane Fondas L
  • Jane Fondas R

AYG back to flag then COT/BOM


Great to see some familiar faces and some new ones as well. This morning’s weather was absolutely fantastic and enough to make me forget how crappy the workout was.



  • 6/15 – Gentlemen’s Cornerly – 1900-2100 at 438 Melrose Ave (Inside Woven Goods)
  • 6/16 – Open Tab – 1730 at Fat Bottom
  • 6/20 – Pep on Q at iiiP!
  • 6/28 – Night Moves – 1930 at Capitol Steps with post-Q hang at Von Elrod’s
  • 7/4 – Independence Day Convergence – 0600 at Sir Ellington


  • Sooner’s ultimate buddy’s shoulder
  • Martin family
  • Siri’s upcoming exam and child

PA out.

Operation Overlord WOD MOD

8 June 23
Temp – 65
Gloom Factor – Nil

PAX – Satellite, Elmer Fudd, Take 3, The Doctor, Cowboy Up, Gloves, Bulldog, Chef, Red Shark, Close Trim, Nomad, Ball Box, Ring Worm, Casual Fridays, Chunks, DP, Tampa Libra, Ginger, PopALock, Skeet, Sam Walton (WL), Peg Leg, Decaf, Red Skull, Bagger Vance

0529:30 – Disclaimer
Walkout to Downward Dog x 5
Thread the Needle x 3

THANG – Operation Overlord Remembrance

Partner Run w block to the back gate and back … if your partner stops for any reason then both of you must perform 10 Partner Wheelbarrow Merkins

6 Rounds –

(6) Burpees
(6) Block Presses
(19) Squat Jumps
(44) Arm Lock Walking Lunges {each, single ct}

Partner Run w block to the back gate and back … if your partner stops for any reason then both of you must perform 10 Partner Wheelbarrow Merkins

1 Round w/o Block RnR above

79 Block WWII w Partner

Plank Progression



The D-Day operation of June 6, 1944, brought together the land, air, and sea forces of the allied armies in what became known as the largest amphibious invasion in military history. The operation, given the codename OVERLORD, delivered five naval assault divisions to the beaches of Normandy, France. The beaches were given the code names UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO, and SWORD. The invasion force included 7,000 ships and landing craft manned by over 195,000 naval personnel from eight allied countries. Almost 133,000 troops from the United States, the British Commonwealth, and their allies, landed on D-Day. Casualties from these countries during the landing numbered 10,300. By June 30, over 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles, and 570,000 tons of supplies had landed on the Normandy shores. Fighting by the brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the allied forces western front, and Russian forces on the eastern front, led to the defeat of German Nazi forces. On May 7, 1945, German General Alfred Jodl signed an unconditional surrender at Reims, France.

World War II: D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy | Eisenhower Presidential Library




Stronghold 06.01.2023

AO: Stronghold
Gloom: 8.67/10
F3 PAX: Ripcord, Shocker, Solo Cup, Dannon Dave, Red Skull (AOQ), Toga, Pop-A-Lock, Chunks, Ringworm, Skeet, PegLeg, Saigon Sam (WL, Jacksonville), Young and Restless
4.13 PAX: Ball Box, Elmer Fudd, Cowboy Up, Close Trim, Nomad, The Doctor, Bulldog, Take 3, Gloves, Satellite, Shelf, Red Shark
QIC: Detective Pikachu

0530: Disclaimer, Mosey to Auditorium Loop

Warmup: Walls of Jericho
7 reps of the following 7 exercises:
Side Straddle Hops
Imperial Walkers
Single-leg Squats
World War Ones
Flutter Kicks
Single-leg Deadlifts

Then a lap around the Loop. Repeat for a total of 7 times. Bonus Points for those who yelled during the last lap

Mosey to Basketball Court
Tried to spell GRIT with exercises, but Walls of Jericho took a little too long
G – would’ve been Gas Pumps
R – would’ve been Ring of Fire with WW1’s
In the Plank Tonight, with buyout of running suicides on BB court
Thunderstruck: SSHs, with a squat at every “Thunder” in the song

COT: Me and Pop-A-Lock travelling this weekend (not together)
Check Slack for upcoming events (Beer and Diaper Night, Open Tab, Brewsday)
Pray for these men as they stick to this program and develop GRIT to get them through this hardship into a better future.