August 11, 2019

A TRUEbadour Finds Himself in the City in the Country

Date: 08/10/2019

AO: Poway (CA) High School

QIC: Gus

PAX: A.B.E., Azteca, Bones, Brotox, CoreyL,  G7, Hotshot, Teacher, Underdog, Gus | FNG: N/A

Conditions: 56F; the best weather imaginable

The PAX gathered at the spot they usually gather for their MWF workouts–the varsity football game field at Poway High School. Unexpectedly, some Titans were also gathering on the field. With the knowledge that these youngsters dealt with coyotes and bobcats on the reg, I chose not to pick a fight and headed west toward the practice field. Alas! Some younger, smaller Titans were gathered there. I know that we could’ve whipped these tiny Sons of Earth and Sky, but I was distracted by the beauty of asphalt basketball courts laid out before me. We halted there to begin the beatdown.



ACT I – Just Getting Warmed Up

Dot Drill using painted lines
25 side-to-side hops
25 front-to-back hops
50 box hops

* Mosey to bleachers, up down and around, then mosey back to the basketball courts *

Descending Pain Train
Side Straddle Hops IC x 50
BBSUs OYO x 40
Squats OYO x 30
Merkins OYO x 20
Burpees OYO x 10

* Mosey around baseball field and back to basketball courts *

Rinse & Repeat Act I

ACT II – ABC 123

  1. Asphalt Bear Crawl (ABC) the width of 1 court
    10 Good Mornings
    ABC back
  2. ABC the width of 2 courts
    20 Good Mornings
    ABC back
  3. ABC the width of 3 courts
    30 Good Mornings
    ABC back

ACT III – Mary

Flutter Kick
Hello, Dolly!
Box Cutter
Jane Fonda
Hollywood Side Crunch
Pickle Pounder
J Lo
Peter Parker

Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX

[I was so exhausted from trying to beat Bones during ABC 123 fired up that I forgot to do Count-o-Rama and Name-o-Rama here.]

COT / BOM: Authentic Manhood

  1. Reject passivity.
  2. Accept responsibility.
  3. Lead courageously.
  4. Expect a greater reward.

Count-o-Rama (10)


MOLESKIN: This was my first TRUEbadour assignment, and I couldn’t have been given a better one. The Poway PAX are fit and lively. Mumblechatter was appropriately high, although the nature of the beatdown kept it to a murmur. (Speaking of murmuring, some of the PAX seemed unimpressed with my playlist, but all that mattered was that A.B.E. was grooving during Hit the Quan. Who knew he was into the Memphis rap scene?) This Group needed nothing but a nudge to Launch. I’m looking forward to how they’ll Give It Away to the Men of Southern California.