Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

A DaVille Labor Day Takeover


43 Redwood including several 2.0’s and one FNG from near and far arrived in the north for a labor day convergence. The shovel flags were planted, YHC asked the PAX to circle up and gave the disclaimer, then we went to work.

This how it went down:

Warm Up (PAX Choice) – Follow Spit for a lap around the large lake for about a 3/4 mile run or stay with Mudface and swing around the kettlebell some.

Circle up and pass the Q to Opus

The Tubthumping – Run in place and do a burpee whenever the words “I get knocked down” are sung in Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping. Plank and do mountain climbers in between the “I get knocked down” moments.

Pass the Q back to Spit

COP (ALL IC) – SSH, DQ, Helicopters, LBC’s, Arm Circles


(split into two groups: 1st group stay with Spit and 2nd group goes with The Carpenter)

Group 1
Spit’s Q

Grab a cinder block and mosey to the far field

Bears & Blocks – Get on all fours (like you are doing a bear crawl) with your Cinder Block on the grass between your knees or feet. Reach between your legs and pull the Block across the grass passed your head. Now, bear crawl forward until the Block is between your feet again, and keep repeating across the length of the field.

20 Coupon Swings

Lunge & Blocks – With the cinder block overhead lunge back across the field

Mosey back to the SF’s to drop of the blocks

Opus’ Q

Circle up

Tabata – 20 sec all you got and 10 second rest. 8 sets of the following: Merkins and Werkins. 1 minute rest then 8 sets of WW2 Situps and American Hammers

Helix’s Q

11’s – Dirty Dog and Donkey’s Kick

Group 2
The Carpenter’s Q

Mosey towards the first lake. Stop at the pile of rocks. Pick up a rock and “hallelujah walk” to the pavilion. 

Count off by 2’s.
1’s start at the picnic tables under the pavilion. 2’s circle the pavilion on the outside.

1’s do the following all IC
5 skull crushers, 5 dips, 5 skull crushers on other side.
Repeat with 10 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 5 reps.

2’s do the following all with the same IC
5 SSHs, 5 hand release merkins, 5 SSHs
Repeat with 10 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 5 reps.

Switch (2’s to the pavilion, 1’s outside the pavilion) and repeat the sets…

Pick up rock and “hallelujah walk” back to the pile and toss the rock back.

Spike’s Q

Mosey to the field.

11s – 1 burpee, 10 WWII sit-up

Circle up for 5 MOM – Burpee Shuffle 

Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, Bodo’s took us out


A great turn out for this convergence. With school starting tomorrow and several PAX enjoying the summer one last time, YHC wasn’t sure what the turn out would be. The AO was secured not by Big Blue this morning, Mudface was the first to arrived. YHC and The Carpenter were not far behind. The trio set up the AO and went over the plan of attack. The PAX keep rolling in while YHC asked a few DaVillians before hand to planned to Q at some point. It seemed DaVille had the largest showing with 16 (including 2.0’s) PAX members. Glad we had a great turn out for a workout in our backyard.

Mumble chatter was heavy in the beginning especially during the run. YHC could hear Lab Rat even when he was on the other side of the Lake. As time went it on it did seemed to get quieter.

Most of the PAX were experiencing Opus’ newest exercise The Tubthumping for the first time. Opus told YHC later one it was hard to explain what to do because he was so out of breath from Mudface’s kettlebell exercises. It took a little while but the PAX seemed to catch on.

YHC would like to thank all those that help make this happen including Papa Spit for catering the food.

Please feel free to share you favorite moments in the comments.





  1. Great morning! Way to bring it Daville Pax! Husky’s top three memories this morning:
    1. When TYA came back to grab he and Kubota during the run and TYA said “no man or Husky left behind!”
    2. Grunting with Swirly while performing merkins.
    3. Performing donkey kicks on the outhouse wall.
    *****A close 4th was when his Dad told him he didn’t have to laugh at Lab Rat’s jokes******

    Truthfully, Lab Rat, he said he had a blast with you this morning!!

  2. Well executed today men. Had a great time seeing the 2.0s out. Thanks to Daville and Spit for setting all of this up and hosting. Awesome!

  3. Nice job, fellas. Today’s Convergence was well planned and executed.

    And, serious and special thank you to Spit’s Dad…coffee and food were much appreciated.

  4. It was an honor to be part of the leadership of the Labor Day party. I wasn’t sure how the rocks were going to work out but my part of the PAX took on the challenge without hesitation! I am grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with so many throughout the morning.

  5. I liked the rocks. Outbound wasn’t too bad. The return trip…that got a little tenuous towards the end. Glad you all were there to motivate me through…of course, not wanting to perform an actual Skull Crusher was solid motivation.