Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Back in the Saddle


6 Wdog regulars and 2 visiting studs took advantage of a break in the weather for a spring break inspired beach body beatdown. According to the Seal Team walking between exercises as directed by the Clipboard, it went something like this.

Mosey to Carillon Circle for COP:

  • SSH x 20
  • Helicopters x 10
  • Abe Vigoda x 10
  • Arm Circles (little x 10, big x 5 and reverso)
  • Russian Soldiers x 10


Mosey to Penny Stage for Block Work (2 sets):

  • Curls x 10 with coupon
  • Block Merkin x 10
  • Overhead Press x 10

Put coupons away but stay south of Carillon to start 7 of Diamonds. Proceed in Diamond fashion around Carillon and complete the following exercises:

  • Burpee x 7 (South)
  • Carolina Drydock x 14 (East)
  • Merkin x 21 (North)
  • Monkey Humper x 28 (West)
  • Repeat Burpees x 7 on southside, then reverso

Mosey to Carillon Field for 4 corners:

  • WW2 x 10
  • Boxcutter x 20
  • LBC x 30
  • Flutterkicks x 40
  • Reverso

Mosey to Amphitheater for abbreviated Merkin Escalator:

  • Incline merkins 1-10
  • Decline merkins 10-1

BTSF for merkin ROF.

COT: BT took us out


  • The Bridge is scheduled for June 4. Go if you can, it’s a great experience.
  • Charlottesville has an anniversary convergence coming up. Reach out to Jazz Hands or call our correspondent on assignment Vinny.
  • The Vols are consensus #1 in College Baseball. GBO!


Always a joy to get to lead you guys, and it certainly gets my day started in the right direction. Admittedly, YHC was surprised how much we squeezed in. After being reminded of my age at Shiplap’s beatdown last week it was important to get back at it. It was great to see Florence venture north for some WDog love and also to have Jazz Hands come down from C’ville. Come back anytime, and often! We caught a bit of a break with the rain this morning, although secretly YHC was looking forward to sloshing around in the puddles. About half-way through the beatdown we came upon some Seals occupying the amphitheater. I do love that Swirly’s senses tingle a little more when they get within range;) Bodos was noticeably quieter than usual; turns out the PAX wasn’t giving him enough to heckle. There’s always tomorrow! Have a great week!



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  1. I welcomed the warmer temps this morning and when combined with this beatdown it let me know that my sweat glands still work.

  2. Great Q BT. All PAX breathed a collective sigh of relief when you 86’ed the 3rd set of Block Work. I was like dang…starting the Q with a bang….we’ll see how long these muscles hold up lol. Enjoyed seeing the WDog regulars and Jazz Hands from CVille.