• When: 2017-11-09
  • QIC: DoubleFault
  • The PAX: Tater, FryDaddy, Wapner, Treadmill, Quisenberry, Cheddar, Swanson, Tattoo, Buttermaker (RESPECT), DoubleFault

Defying #Cantore at Turning Point

10 pax (including one trailblazing Buttermaker) defied #Cantore this morning at Turning Point. Waking up way too early and leaving the warmth of the fartsack can be a struggle most mornings, even in ideal conditions. On cold and rainy mornings like today, self-discipline is a necessity. Moreover, the accountability to your fellow bothers is what helps us make the conscious decision to do the harder thing.  Beatdowns can push us out of our comfort zones both physically and mentally. Knowing that our brothers will always be there (rain or shine) and will “suffer through” along with us – that is what keeps us posting.

Hopefully, the men of Turning Point got there money’s worth today. If not, they can “Blame It On the Rain.”

The Thang

Conditions: 49° & 100% humidity (cold and wet – less than ideal)

Time Called, Disclaimer, Prayer

Mosey to covered canopy around back near planter

COP (all exercises IC)

  • SSH x 20
  • TTT x 20
  • Windmill x 10
  • Prisoner Squats x 10
  • Shoulder Tap Merkins x 10
  • IWs x 10
  • Monkey Humpers x 10

Wall Column of Fire

  • Pax grab a spot on a column/wall and perform People’s Chair
  • Each pax perform 10 merkins

Mosey to brick pile, grab block and return to covered canopy

Block Party (all exercises IC x 10)

  • C4G
  • OH Press
  • Goblin Squat
  • Chest press (x 20)
  • Iron Crosses w/ block (x 10 OYO)
    • rinse and repeat

Bag o’ Balls Relay

  • Split pax into 2 teams and place on opposite ends of covered walkway
  • place 2 bags at halfway point between both teams
  • While others plank, 1 pax runs to bag, retrieves a ball & returns to their team
  • all pax perform written exercise (x10)
  • First team to complete all exercises “WINS”
  • Exercises included
    • Burpees
    • Squat Jumps
    • Shoulder Tap Merkins
    • BBSUs
    • Monkey Humpers
    • Prisoner Squats
    • Merkins
    • LBCs

Return blocks to Brick Pile

Frisbee Scramble

  • Two teams
  • Pax alternate throws
  • 5 squats performed by all pax before each throw
  • 1st team to hit target “WINS”
    • 1st target – bag o’ balls up the hill in parking lot
    • 2nd target – sign at corner – back parking lot entrance
    • 3rd target – shovel flag

Finished up with Imperial Walkers x 10 IC while Buttermaker completed his run

Count-o-Rama, Name-o-Rama


  • Cheech 10k this Saturday
  • Tipper – will Q the Marine Corp Birthday-inspired Reaper
  • Christmas Parade – 12/3
  • Thirsty Thursday for…. – 12/9
  • Christmas Party on 12/15
  • Cottonmouth – 12/30
  • GrowRuck – January 6, 7, 8


  • Flanagan Family
  • Dear Diary – healing & speedy recovery (in hospital – low platelets)
  • Granola – healing & speedy recovery (ear infection)
  • FryDaddy’s family
  • Blindside’s 2.0
  • Another from Treadmill (cobains, it was inaudible)

BOM (prayer by YHC)

Naked Moleskin

  • Mumblechatter game was strong – YHC got an earful when beginning to count on shoulder tap merkins – caused a redo
  • Other than the mumblechatter and the light rain, it was really quiet without Canseco’s biological one-man symphony
  • Blame It On the Rain – The weather hampered today’s Q, so YHC had to audible on a few things to keep pax from being wet and miserable – will bring it next time (*full disclosure* fighting back a peeker that developed at start – during the disclaimer – did not help, either) 
  • The reason why Wapner could not keep block off ground during block party – he “has a doctor’s excuse”
  • FORE – YHC shanked the dogleg left on the last hole of Frisbee Scramble and donated a Frisbee to the Midway Elementary Roof
  • Cheddar likes to “fly below the radar” as he did not mention today was his birthday (49 and one more year to respect)
  • Thanks to all that posted today – It is always an honor to lead
  • It takes accountability to defy Cantore, push through the uncomfortable and jump off the ledge – your brothers will always be there for you.


Stepping Off Spiritual Ledges

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6-7


“I was scared, I confess, but then I just told myself to calm down.  I kept telling myself everything will be all right because I am with my dad,” These were the comments of a child who finally jumped from the edge of the pool into the father’s out stretched arms. As a dad you may recall a similar experience with your child.


Some of our spiritual ledges have the ability to strike fear into us, but we must remind ourselves there is no fear in risking spiritually and trusting God who is bigger than our fear of stepping off.  Your Father is with you to take you safely off the ledge into the unknown waters of His will and escort you safely to the next jumping-off point.


You will learn how to safely jump into the risky waters of: fierce loyalty – singular obedience to God’s Word – abandoning approval – dangerous service – killing sin – aggressive honesty – man-zone responsibility -freedom through authentic friendships – imitating Christ – speaking boldly in the moment – changing another’s life – accepting pain – powerfully masculine emotions. Whatever you might feel or be motivated to do as result of this journey toward courageous faith – listen to God and know that many of your brothers around the world are fighting this same battle to trust God in bigger ways.


Ready to jump? Then take your Father’s hand and thank God for that feeling in the pit of your stomach. Enjoy both the stimulus and the peace of your loving Father as you grow your faith jumping off ledges.


Father, thank you for your direction in the midst of my circumstances.

-Every Man Ministries (November 9, 2017)