Back Blast – Gladiator @ The Abyss – 06/04/2021

Uncle Sam reached out and asked if I’d be interested in leading at The Abyss. Since they’re now back to 0530am start times, it was an easy answer to his question. There’s not many AOs that are as unique as The Abyss with the pond and the fog that emerges at this time of the year. It’s awesome. And, I knew I wanted to take advantage of that so definitely worked it into the weinke to use the boat ramp.


  • Dauber
  • Brown Water
  • Uncle Sam (R)
  • Mr. Hat
  • Flip Flop
  • Jolly Rancher (Q)

Time was called a brief disclaimer provided. We picked up our coupons and went on a mosey down towards the Y in the road leading towards the boat ramp. Here we did the traditional Jolly Rancher COP, which includes:

  • SSH
  • Downward Dog + Runners Stretches
  • Grass Grabbers
  • Copperhead Squats
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Michael Phelps

Thang 1:

Pretty simple and effective, but here’s what we did:

  • Overhead presses – 20x
  • Tricep extensions – 20x
  • Curls – 20x
  • Squats – 20x
  • Run down to the pavillion
  • Derkins – 20x
  • Run down to the water’s edge
  • Big Boy Situps – 20x
  • Run back up to the pavillion
  • Dips – 20x
  • Run back up to the starting point
  • Rinse and repeat

I think everyone made it through at least 4 or 5 rounds of that. At some point, a friendly gentlemen put his skiff in the lake to fish. Unfortunately, Flip Flop couldn’t close the deal to head locking him to join us.

We then rifle carried our coupons back to the basketball courts where we went into the Next Thang.

Next Thang:

Had a little extra time before Mary and I wanted to do some broad jumps because I hate them. So, we broad jumped to the half-court line, then bear crawled to the other side of the basketball court and then sprinted back. We did that three times.


A few staples brought out in Mary by the PAX, which included:

  • Jolly Rancher – LBCs
  • Mr. Hat – Gas Pumps
  • Flip Flop – Pickle Pounders
  • Uncle Sam – Rosalitas

Time was then called.


Countarama, namerama, announcements and circled up for ball of man and intentions.

What a great morning. Love this group.

Jolly Rancher out!

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