Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

62-0 Deserves Some Punishment


14 veterans broke the hold and posted for a post-holiday weekend workout.  Although YHC did not promise a taper-friendly workout and HoneyDo did, several BRR participants showed up to test me out.  Other than some early punishment, I took pity on our BRR buddies.  Here is how it went (more or less):

Mosey to the back parking lot for COP, all IC, including:

  • SSHs x20
  • DQs x12
  • Arm Circles x10 small, x5 big forward and reverse
  • Copperhead Squats x15
  • Imperial Walkers x20
  • LBCs x20
  • Flutter Kicks x20


Short mosey to the field and partner up for some punishment.  Its all great for your team to take a payday and play against a 1-A team in week one, but for God’s sake Keydets, put some points on the board.  So, with your partner, complete 62 Burpees.  One partner does burpees while other partner planks.  Break them up however you like, but YHC suggested 2 rounds of 10 and 1 round of 11 for each partner.

Catch our breath with some APDs IC

Short mosey to the pavilion and keep your partner for Dora 1-2-3.  Exercises were 100 jump squats, 200 box cutters and 300 single-count mountain climbers.  Other partner runs across the field and back.


Mosey back to the basketball courts and circle up for Ring of Fire – 2 rounds.  Round 1: hold plank and bear crawl to the half-court circle and perform 10 Boo-Yah Merkins with your partner, then crawl bear back and Al Gore for the six.   Round 2 – hold Al Gore and when it comes to you drop and do 10 Merkins then back up to Al Gore for the Six.

6 MOM, including APDs (yep, double dose today), Flutter Kicks, Freddie Mercuries, Hello Dollies, Rosalitas, American Hammers and Superman

COT – number-rama and name-a-rama, then YHC took us out.


  • BRR is upon us.  Good luck fellas.
  • ReeseStrong 5K and Crabs 9/16 (see pre-blast);
  • Convergence 9/30 at GridIron (0600 and 0700 workouts or come early and stay for both hours);
  • DK’s survivor pool is up and running – get your picks set and get DK $10 – either paypal or cold hard cash at a workout, like YHC did this morning


Mumblechatter was high this morning and the PAX had lots of encouraging words for the Keydet football team after the initial exercise was explained.  All welcome, except for the jab from the Davidson Wildcat — really, you guys don’t even have scholarships on your football team.  In all seriousness, it was all deserved and well-earned by the Keydets this weekend.  Indeed, no Touchdown Al Gore for them.

I hope the BRR guys felt pushed but not crushed today.  I think there was plenty opportunity to take it at your own pace and I hope you guys did.

We wish you all well and hope you all slay your individual legs and kick ass collectively.  Have a blast and I hope you all return without injury.  Good luck fellas.

Oh, and according to Mr. Roper, whoever is in Wilson’s van will get to enjoy some tight buns…

No more Gumbo for you!


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  1. Great Q this morning Gumbo! Hoping the Keydets don’t continue to punish the PAX throughout the season, if so I’ll be keeping my eye on the Q sheet to see where you are leading the following week!

  2. Thanks for taking it easy on us this morning Gumbo, just what I needed this morning. I was happy to hear donkey kicks were left out. I’m with Marmaduke, I’m going to have to keep an eye on the VMI scoreboard this fall. Here’s hoping they have some easy ones on the schedule.

  3. Touché. I like Davidson. My nephew went there, and ya’ll are WICKED SMAAAHT kids, right TYA? Go Wildcats.

    Gumbo promises not to punish the PAX for VMI’s football ineptitude…at least not every week!

  4. Haven’t been to no toll in a long time with HBR up and going… but you never forget your first love or at least the one that let take a peak and get a quick feel. Love me some No Toll

  5. MY back was hurting for 2 day with all those burpees good thing I work with another chiropractor for my much needed adjustments after the Gumbo Special… Thanks again for a great beat down Gumbo!!!