Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Hardwood in the Deep South


YHC’s arrival was met with the empty chill of a Timberwolf gloom devoid of life. (YHC’s first Timberwolf experience yielded two other summer tourists who had equal inexperience with the Twolf…so YHC’s expectations had been set low.)  But before loneliness had the chance to settle in, a veritable stream of headlights broke through the gloom, and a dozen hearty SOJ men brought out the 70-degree sunshine to warm the cockles of YHC’s heart. There were in fact so many more men than YHC expected, that the original plan of Cabers AND Bricks was spontaneously adjusted to a Caber-only workout. (YHC will remember to just bring all the bricks next time). With the humor of Cooper taking a massive dump in front of the headlights, the PAX shouldered their cabers and proceeded to get fit:


Mosey to the Basketball Court for COP #1:

  • Caber Hops x30 IC (like SSH but with feet alternating steps on caber)
  • DQ’s x10 IC
  • Russian Soldiers holding cabers x15 IC
  • Caber Curls x10 IC
  • Freddie M’s x20 IC
  • WWII x20 IC
  • Hallelujah Flutters x20 IC
  • Wilson’s & Fuddski
  • CDD x15 IC

Mosey to the Grass Island for COP #2:

  • CABER 1-2-3:
  • x100 Derkins – Partner 1 x10 while Partner 2 planks w feet in caber
  • x200 LBC – P1 x20 w Caber end on chest while P2 on Six holds other end up with arms fully extended
  • x300 Goblet Squats – P1 x25 while P2 holds other end in low squat
  • Plank for the SIX

Mosey to the Track for COP #3:

  • En route to track, partners shoulder carry caber and complete x5 overhead press every 30 yards
  • x50 Squat Thrust (caber standing on end rocked back and forth between squatting partners)
  • Partners alternate Bearcrawl with Lunges holding caber (x20 yards each)
  • Partners alternate Carioka with Lunges holding caber (x20 yards each)
  • Two Sets of x25 PLT’s each
  • End Curve – Partners alternate Crabwalk with dragging caber backwards
  • Final 75 yard Stretch – Partners alternate x10 Burpees with Lunge walking carrying caber

Mosey BTTF for COT:

  • Counterama # 12
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


  • Misery loves company and the first thing everyone said after seeing the cabers was “where’s Wilson?!” …apparently his foresight is spot on. Great mumble chatter this morning and even some of the men broke out in song while caber carrying! Pretty sure DK was the ringleader on that number. YHC usually has the workout well thought out ahead of time, but without enough bricks, improvisation was required – it’s always a challenge to come up with a smooth workout on the fly – appreciate the PAX rolling with it today, and Doozie’s most excellent suggestion for the closing Burpee tradeoff. SYITG!

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. – SATURDAY NIGHT POKER at OC’s – he’s promising fresh Orange Crush
    – Keep DTH upcoming mission trip in prayer – see Blog for more info and to follow adventures while away:

  2. Cabers? I thought you said Capers!!! I was expecting a breakfast of fresh Salmon a hint of lemon and a side of eggs with a cheese fondue sauce as well as coffee.