AO: Bootcamp Friday - Nathan Benderson Park

When: 08/27/2021

PAX:

Number of Pax: 14

Pax Names: Bluegrass, Callaghan, Cat 5, Chilipepper, Cottontail, Gridlock, Lancelot, Papa Smurf, Rapino, Ripken, Spartan, Stagecoach, Steel, Wormy,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Gridlock


The BackBlast:

Weather:  Not bad for FL August morning, and if you like sleeping under hot, wet blankets when it’s 80-degrees.

Welcome: YHC greeted the pax at exactly 0515, barked-out the 5 core principles and a disclaimer that included “I assume you have consulted a medical professional before starting this workout regimen. If you accept the unlikely risk of harm, hurt, injury or death (real or perceived) please raise your hand high.” YHC then panned the group for any low-lying hands and also asked the pax to confirm that their neighbor’s hand was raised. YHC then let the group know that if they did not feel comfortable raising their hand, then please don’t participate in the beatdown. I’m sure that scared a few in the moment.

Anyway, away we went into the darkness for a mozey with high knees, butt-kickers, carioca, SSH, and Bolt 45’s as we made our way down to the North side of the tower.

An eerie calm was noted by Ripken, “It’s quiet. Is this the calm before the storm?” lololol, maybe!

The Thang:

Once to the North-side of the tower, the pax circled up for instructions. YHC had loosely “advertised” the beatdown as a workout featuring Cardi-B and her long lost sister type of thing. Well, the beatdown had very little to do with Cardi-B (she only has like 3 songs that can be played amongst wholesome men), but rather, the beatdown was all about Card-B’s long lost sister — Cardi-O! And meet her we did. She was a grade-A Cardio Skank (<—- t-shirt idea?).

The plan: a 23s – 7s HIIT with multiple rounds, each round culminating in hill-icides. Each round had 4 exercises to be repeated twice (2x 23s-7s) before moving on to the next exercise. YHC gave instructions on how to do some of the exercise that involved multiple movements or were not very common. Then the pax counted off by 2’s to define groups 1 and 2 for the hill-icides just to keep the hill from being too gridlocked and to give the pax a true and approved time to rest while the other group performed their hill-icides. Somewhat atypical for HIIT, YHC also asked the pax to “move something” (that is no complete rest) during the 7s recovery periods just to keep the heartrate up. Recommendations for recovery were arm circles, SSH, LBCs, squat pulses, etc. Once the Cardi-B (clean lyrics only) music began, it was game on. All seemed ready to roll.

Rounds were as follows:

  1. Merboy escalators, reverse lunge, bicycle crunches, side-step + jump squat, Hill-icides
  2. Walk-out taps, SSH taps, scorpions, get-ups, Hill-icides
  3. Superman-skydiver + get-ups, Bolt 45s, box-cutters, rodeos, Hill-icides
  4. Fast feet + sprawl, Captain Crunches, mt climbers + plank jack, Burpees, Hill-icides

We succeeded in getting through all 4 rounds + a bonus round that repeated of round 1 (without the Hill-icides as time lapsed).

We learned that Cardi-B’s long lost sister, Cardi-O, is indeed a skank. It was fun and all survived with no “harm, hurt, injury or death.” 😂🤣

Announcements:

  • 9-11 tower beatdown will take place and is open to M’s and 2.0s. Park in Dillards parking lot by 8:30a as Enron-led beatdown starts at 8:46 and tower stairs climbing starts at 9:03a
  • Skunk Ape Marathon Nov 21, have 9-paid F3 pax, need 1 more for VIP parking spot to Trailgate
  • IronPax, week 0 is upon us; see Chilipepper for details

Prayers/Praise:

  • Praise for Papa Smurfs newly arrived baby grandson who is happy (aka Happy Smurf??) and healthy along with mom
  • Praise for the partnership between The Bomb and Defib for getting C4 donated to hospital workers
  • Prayers for Lewis (friend of Cat-5’s) who had a stroke Wednesday and was planning to join as an FNG
  • Prayers for all that’s happening in Afghanistan

Be blessed, brothers.

You’ve been Gridlock-ed

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