Back Blast – The Chopper at Vets – 10/15/2021

I always love going to AOs that I don’t call “home.” I’ve been doing a lot of run training lately so that has certainly limited my abilities to travel. So, I was excited to hit the road and visit the men at Vets last Friday for the annual Nantan audit.

As noted in my pre-blast, the following were the audit requirements:

  • Mumblechatter – It was pretty strong. We did start off a little slow though. B+.
  • Language – It was pretty tame in comparison to normal days. In fact, a little disappointing. C.
  • Number of reps completed by Worm – Woefully short on nearly every exercise. A+.
  • Steps on the seal – Zero, as expected. A+.
  • Cleanliness of the AO – Impeccable. These men are ready for Convergence. A+.

For extra credit, what wasn’t on the list was if Kilo fartsacked. And sure enough, apparently he had asked a PAX to pick him up – and said PAX was in Kilo’s driveway at the pre-arranged time, but no signs of Kilo. That said, extra credit is being awarded for Kilo’s fartsack in typical Vets fasion.

These men get a passing grade.


  1. Worm
  2. Drive-Thru (R)
  3. Jitterbug (R)
  4. Alfalfa
  5. Aerobie (R)
  6. Newman
  7. Stick Up
  8. Cratchit
  9. Tidwell
  10. Jinxy
  11. Handbook
  12. Wet Sack
  13. Bombay
  14. Meatball
  15. Lady Bird (R)
  16. PK
  17. Jolly Rancher (Q)

At 0530am, I called time and gave the standard disclaimers. We then got straight to business.


Standard fanfare from YHC here, which included:

  • SSH
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Grass Grabbers
  • Downward Dog + Runner Stretches

The Thang:

We picked up our coupons – which included some normal coupons, sandbags and a curl bar – and then set off for the large parking lot next to the baseball field for this one. We started in one corner and I introduced the thang, which even for the PAX at Vets I thought was pretty easy.

We’d start with 20x reps of one exercise, then rifle carry our coupon to corner #2, then do another round of 20x reps of the same exercise. Then, mosey around the parking lot corners back to your coupon. Then, we’d rinse and repeat with another exercise…keeping 2 sets of that exercise, with the rifle carry in between and the mosey around the parking lot on the back end.

Exercises included:

  • Coupon Merkins
  • Groiners
  • Curls
  • Overhead Presses
  • Squats
  • Upright Rows
  • Big Boy Sit Ups

Time was getting close, so we moved back to the flag.


A few minutes for Mary, which included some flutterkicks, more big boy sit-ups, and some planks.

Time was then called.


Countarama, namearama, announcements and intentions.

Lots going on in F3Louisville – stay active on Slack so you don’t miss an opportunity to lead.

Always love coming out to the Vets! Missed seeing some of the regular OGs though…hopefully next time!

Jolly Rancher out!

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