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Return of the Uncle

Seems like everyone has 2 kinds of uncles that show up at the family reunions. You’ve got the favorite uncle that’s fun and maybe helped you get into some shenanigans when you were younger. Then there’s the creepy uncle that smelled funny, said inappropriate things, and everyone secretly hoped he wouldn’t show up to this year’s Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately for the 5 PAX at Diesel, we didn’t get the fun uncle…


15 SSH
10 Slow Imperial Walkers
10 Moroccan Night Clubs
10 Arm Circles forward/backwards

The Thang

Each PAX is equipped with a coupon and 2 dumbbells – 1 minute per station – AMRAP, 15 second break between each 

  • Triceps Press
  • Rows
  • Chest Press
  • Curls
  • Goblet Squat
  • Shoulder Press
  • Squats/Lunges/Calf Raises – Your choice
  • Repeato for a total of 3 rounds

The REAL Thang

No, it’s not a Bottlecap appearance with some stupid Coke reference. It’s that above-mentioned creepy Uncle that no one likes. If you’re unfamiliar with the rules from last time, I’ll recap:

  1. One person nominated as the leader (YHC started out)
  2. The leader grabs a coupon (35-38 lbs) and calls out an exercise
  3. The remaining PAX pick up two dumbbells (10-12 lbs each)
  4. The leader begins doing the called exercise and PAX follow until the leader says “Uncle”
  5. Rotate the leader role the next PAX and repeato

That’s it. Seems simple. Seems like the leader would be the first to tap out since he has the heavier weight. Not always the case. Some kind of pseudo Q juice drives the leader to push through the pain so that he can inflict more pain on others. It’s evil. It’s brutal. It’s the kind of horror your bad uncle would think of to torture you when you were a kid. Kind of like putting you in a headlock and giving you a noogie until you say “Uncle!” But enough of my childhood…


I’m sore. I’m sure others are too. Maybe not Ditka, though. He missed the memo about Diesel moving back to a 5:30am start time. Centerfold is probably OK too since he didn’t show up. Damascus probably went to the wrong AO again and was too embarrassed to admit it so went back to fartsacking. Ah well, the rest of us go in a solid 60 minutes of pain. That’s right, Diesel is now an hour long workout. It seemed right. It felt right. It IS right.


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