A Little Spring Trainig

Posted on Posted in Backblasts
  • When: 03/16/2023
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: DNR (R), Gadot, Six Mill (R2), Triple Bogey (R), Popeye’s

6 pax posting in the late but frosty winter gloom at Asgard.  With cooler (39 degrees F) temps making its way back to NE Florida, YHC had to keep the pax moving today, and he thought of an oldie but goodie beatdown that these HIM had yet to experience.  As the Q began setting up cones in the parking lot, he couldn’t help but chuckle as he glanced at Gadot’s perplexed look on his face as he was trying to figure out the pattern of the cones. 


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Goofball x20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x10 IC
  • High knees x20 IC
  • Toy soldiers x10 IC
  • Butt kickers x20 IC
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x15 IC
  • Chinooks x15 IC
  • Merkins x10 IC
  • Willie Mays Hayes- 10 ct each leg

The Thang

It’s that time of year: March Madness. Well yes, but not what YHC was going for.  It’s that time of year where the boys of Summer are at Spring training in the Winter.  Hence…

HITT Baseball

  • 10 burpees at home- sprint to 1st base, 20 merkins, 20 sumo squats, mosey back home
  • 10 burpees at home, sprint to 2nd base, 20 merkins, 20 sumo squats, mosey back home
  • 10 burpees at home, sprint to 3rd base, 20 merkins, 20 sumo squats, mosey back home
  • 10 burpees at home, sprint around the diamond to home, 20 merkins, 20 sumo squats, then pick-up the six

Ragnar Baseball- pax pull ping-pong ball out of the bag and mosey to the appropriate base or position in the outfield.  Pax performed exercises as described below at the appropriate spot, then returned home.  Rinse and repeat until time called.  Exercises included:

  • 1B- merkins x10
  • 2B- squats x10
  • 3B- burpees x10
  • RF- flutter kicks x20
  • CF- SSH x20
  • LF- mt Climbers x20
  • HR- lunge walk to 1B, bear crawl to 2B, crab walk to 3B, mosey home
  • Out- mosey around entire field

Beatdown concluded with 10 penalty burpees for a late arrival.


Spring training is the time of year where baseball players work on their craft in preparation for the regular season.  Out here in the gloom, we are preparing ourselves for whatever it is that is out there in real life.  Our mission is to plant grow and serve, small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. By doing the hard things out here, leaning to lead the pax to do hard things out here, will help prepare us to do the hard things in our homes, in our churches, and in our communities. 

YHC encouraged those that have not yet Q’d, or have Q’d infrequently, to begin thinking about their first beatdown and what they will bring.  He thought when he joined F3, he would sit in the background and never lead other men in a beatdown.  With the encouragement of the pax, in particular Jumanji, he finally did his VQ.  Looking back, it wasn’t his best, but it was a start, and he grew from it because the rest of the pax would not let him fail.  Through feedback and Q’ing more, he got better.  And so can you.  Aye!

Prayer requests

  • Ian and the Bailey family for current struggles with cold/cough
  • Safe travels for pax on vacation/work
  • Safe travels for 2.0s (DNR, Feud) during spring break
  • Prayers for DNR’s 2.0 as she prepares for the MCATs
  • Lord’s prayer
  • Pledge




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