Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

DTH DogWood Caberama


Another beautiful day resurrected 34 warriors from wasting life & breath in bed. With the sun emerging on the horizon, cool temperatures climbing to an even 70 degrees, Dr TryHard called the PAX forward to partner up and grab a caber from YHC’s truck. 


Mosey to COP#1:

  • Partners shoulder-carry cabers, stopping every 20 yards for x3 overhead press, alternating shoulders
  • Circle up in the roadside grass clearing
  • F3 Welcome & Disclaimer
  • Circle up for SSH x20 IC
  • Standing Caber Squat Press with Partner x20 OYO
  • DQ’s x10 IC
  • Caber Curls w Partner x10 IC
  • Little Baby Caber Crunches w Partner x20 IC
  • Caber Bench Press w Partner x10 IC
  • Rapid Alternating Feet on Cabers x20 IC

Mosey the long way around to the end of the Lawn for COP #2: 

  • Round 1:  Caber Toss Suicides – spread out & cross the field and back by tossing caber as far as possible (either as a team or individual tosses) running back together to touch baseline between throws 
  • ABC’s for the SIX
  • Round 2:  CaBEAR Crawls – bear crawl across lawn and back pushing caber in front
  • Flutter Kicks for the SIX
  • Round 3: CRABer Walks – crab walk across lawn and back kicking caber along in front
  • SSH for the SIX

Mosey to the Amphitheater for COP #3:

  • Spread out along top steps
  • x2 Unbroken Squats each step descending (Caber held overhead the entire time)
  • x2 Caber Curls each step ascending
  • Plankorama for the SIX

Leaving cabers behind, circle up in the Putting Green for COP #4:

  • Dancing Bears x20 IC
  • Crab Cakes x20 IC
  • Heels to Heaven x20 IC
  • Freddie M’s x20 IC

Mosey back around to end of the Lawn for COP #5:

  • Triple Check
  • Partner 1 (Timer) performs WMD Crawl: BearCrawl x10 steps w hands spaced wide, perform x10 Werkins, then x10 normal BC steps followed by x10 standard Merkins, then x10 narrow BC steps followed by x10 Diamond Merkins
  • Partner 2 – Post Hole Diggers (squat to lift standing caber high overhead then slam it down into the ground)
  • Partner 3 – WWII’s

COP #6:

  • Line up cabers in the direction of the Carillon, PAX alternate plank each side
  • Last caber moved up to front while PAX perform variable exercises (merkins, legs up, hold plank, dips …and pickle pounders attempted but lost momentum due to general hilarity)
  • All cabers moved in back-to-front fashion until PAX reached Carillon-end of the Lawn

Mosey Back to the ShovelFlags for COT:

  • Counterama #34
  • Namerama (FNG Kryptonite)
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


  • Don’t know about you boys, but my shoulders and arms are FEELIN it today! YHC had conducted an inaugural caberama at The FORGE a few weeks ago, which went quite well, and when a couple large trees recently fell at YHC’s house, it seemed the good Lord was providing more cabers just in time for YHC’s first Dogpile Q. Three cheers for heavy green wood! Go hard or go home, right?! Despite the facade of groans once folks discovered YHC’s truck bed was chock block full of coupon goodness, the PAX embraced the challenge with as much revelry as a bunch of boys given BB guns. As you might expect, there was also a fair amount of wood-related innuendo making mumble chatter merry and bright. Our only FNG for the day was an absolute stud, notably curling a massive beam on his own during the initial COP while Shakedown held LIFO Hardywood’s hand to go back for an extra caber. Welcome Kryptonite! It should be noted that Hardwood made up for his tardiness later by performing caber pickle-pounders with phenomenal zeal. We expect he will be a father of 10 before we know it! As always, it is my absolute pleasure to be a part of this brotherhood, and I am thankful to each of you for your support and good humor in following me today. 

About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".


  1. – HomeRun Derby (instead of NoToll) on Tue AM at Robious Athletic Complex – BYO Glove
    – F3 Family Night – Thur 6/27 @ 6pm at Tavern 19 at Independence Golf Club – live music with “The Hashbury Collective”
    – PuppyPile – next Sat 6/29
    – July 4th Convergence – 7-8am Tredegar Iron Works
    – F3 Retreat – Sept 21-22 – Find your teammate ASAP for the CORNHOLE tournament, but teammates MUST be from different Nano-regions! Sign-Up sheet can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-L8e9W24ygnU0suaGyKxzi1PgPqY1CBd57hLrKTZI-g/edit?ts=563e70a3#gid=42982971

  2. I knew the second I saw what was in the back of your truck what we were in for. That being said it was a lot of fun, at least I knew we werent going to be running much.

    Thanks for being the coupons back out. Way to mix it up DTH!

  3. Great Q and great morning! The parter caber LBC’s were very tough. I have abs of steel now! Have a great weekend all!

  4. Looks like a soilid beating. Reminds me of the time when Conspiracy brought out the ladies…….he even made us push a truck that day. Sorry to miss DTH’s first Dogpile Q. Looks tough. Summer tour was in full effect today as New Market FULL clown car made the long trip to Grid Iron. Met some new PAX today. Very cool! See you boys back on tour next week!

  5. What a workout today, glad it was cool temperatures for this tough workout. Great Q Dr Tryhard and I my shoulders thank you!

  6. DTH! Great Q brother, way to chance things up. Unfortunately it brought back some not so fond memories from Grow Ruck carring basically trunk of trees. Atleast these were a 1/10 of the size and only took an hour.

    Great job fellas. Dogpile is always a great start to the weekend!

  7. Great session today DTH! Glad to be part of such an amazing brotherhood! I had a great time and I’m looking forward to next weekend. Thanks again everyone for having me.

  8. Finally a Early Risers friendly beatdown. Nice creativity with the Cabers DTH. Who knew Crab Walk kicks with a log could suck so bad.
    Welcome Kryptonite!

  9. Nice and creative. Coupons were a welcome addition to the day long beatdown. Post hole diggers were no joke.