9 PAX arrived to 3 #mouthbreathers swinging kettle bells in the True Grit parking lot to a boxing timer. Utah (one of the mouth breathers) looks at his watch mid swing and announces ” 3 minutes ” Timer rings kettle bells are put into a vehicle. PAX look relieved. Utah asks Bob Villa and Cinderella to pick PAX sandlot style. Utah walks over to a another vehicle (or beast some may call it) and pulls out the rope. One PAX says ” So… we are going to play tug of war? ” Utah says ” Kind of.. ”

Welcome to the True Grit backblast. Lets do this!


PAX bring rope to upper field, Utah and Friar Tuck unravel while Bob Villa leads Warm – up

Warm – up

  • SSH x 15
  • Imperial Walkers x 15
  • Windmills x 15
  • Good Mornings x 15
  • Fazio Arm Circle x 15

Large tent stake placed at center of the rope and hammered in with a rock from above…

Teams split on opposite sides of the stake on the rope

  • Rope jumps x 15
  • Merkins x 10
  • Knee up rope jumps x 15
  • LBCs x 15
  • Rope crawl from end of rope to stake x 5

Recover on jog across the field and back

  • Rope jumps x 15
  • Diamond Merkins x 10
  • Knee up rope jumps x 15
  • Reverse LBCs x 15

Rope secured to stake for rope swings

Each PAX swings rope for 15 count cadence while rest of PAX complete various planks/exercises

  • High Plank Hold
  • Nipplers
  • Mountain climbers
  • Reverse plank
  • Putin
  • Sarkozy
  • Low plank hold
  • Merkins
  • Chilcutt

Tug of War’s on wet ground with wagers of Merkins – both groups did lots of Merkins

Circle of Mud

  • V-up sit- ups x 15
  • Star jumps x 15
  • Burpees x 15
  • LBCs  x 15



  • Last day for Toys for Tots is Tomorrow – GO BUY SOME TOYS NOW! bring them to a workout
  • Christmas Party – Next Thursday 12/19 – Tyler’s Taproom – Seaboard Station – RSVP NOW!  Bring your M – they get free wine. Bring your check for the F3F, better than a department store
  • 2 workouts tomorrow, lots of pain, take your pick Dredd to Q @ Urban Jungle, White Shoe to Q @ Ball Bearings. Both Qs sadistic… See you in the gloom. Utah out.