Back Blast – The Tank at The Vets – 01/27/2021

I wish Jeffersontown was closer. I love the vibe and feel of working out at The Vets. Something about the monument and the way it perfectly fits our COP and COT.

The flags flying overhead with the reminders on the park benches with words that honor our service men and women. Words like: honor, courage, bravery, etc.

However…man, those HIM at the Vets have a problem. They’ve already completed Step 1 to overcome that problem because they accept that they have a problem. If you haven’t been to the Vets in a while, I encourage you to pay them a visit. I’m certain you’ll quickly identify what that problem is. For those that regularly punch your ticket at The Vets, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Time was called and I gave the appropriate disclaimers. Making sure to slow down my speech and annunciate very clearly and carefully. I did my best to request a verbal “aye” back from the PAX to make sure they heard me, but the mumblechatter was already exceeding my expectations.


  • PK
  • Handbook
  • Vincent (R)
  • Hushpuppy
  • Captain Insane-o
  • Russdiculous
  • Chapo
  • Kilo
  • Tony Malito
  • Meatball
  • Cousin Eddie
  • Drysdale
  • Diablo
  • Heimlich
  • Bunghole
  • No Nuts
  • Hot Wheels
  • Worm
  • Jolly Rancher (Q)


We circled around the seal and did the following; at least from what I recall:

  • SSH – 25x IC
  • Downward Dog + Runner’s Stretches
  • Hillbillies – 20x IC
  • Toy Soldiers – 20x IC
  • Michael Phelps

The Thang – Interval Running with Active Recovery:

I introduced the one and only thang, which was basically interval running with an active recovery. We would mosey around the park for 3-minutes and then recover with the following exercises:

  • 10x – LBCs (hold for 1 second at the top)
  • 20x – Merkins
  • 30x – Jump Squats (or a courtesy for Worm)
  • 40x – Air Presses

We would then do another 3-minute mosey and do the same set above for another active recovery. This is basically the route we took:

The beautiful campus of The Vets and the tour the PAX took.

I never know if I should trust my watch or not, but seems like it may have been right around 3-miles, but felt like 43-miles – particularly on the way back up the hill on the back side of the monument. If memory serves me correctly, we stopped for the active recovery at least 5 times, but it may have been 6. Strong work, men.

At some point I think it may have just been Russdiculous, Handbook and I working out – or at least that’s the only PAX who were calling the cadence with me. Kilo at one point said I was “smoking these fools.” I’ll take that as a compliment.

We got back to the flags with a few minutes to spare so we rounded out the morning with:

  • Gas Pumps – 10x IC
  • Big Boy Situps – 15x
  • Flutterkicks – 15x

Time was then called.


Countarama, namearama, announcements and intentions.

We all have a lot to be thankful for and to get up in the morning and push and encourage one another is something that I know I take for granted at certain times. There are men that can’t do what we do. There are men that won’t do what we do. There are men that need to do what we do.

Find that sad clown and introduce them to F3. It has changed my life and it will change that FNG’s life, too.

Always humbled to lead.

Jolly Rancher out!

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