AO: Bad Clown Bootcamp - Friday

When: 08/05/2022

PAX:

Number of Pax: 17

Pax Names: Brutus, Callahan, Chilipepper, Drake, Jimmy Dean, Lancelot, Mr. Clean, Mrs. Doubtfire, Probert, Rapino, Ripken, Sea Lion, Sir Wallace, Sonic Boom, Spamalot, Spartan, Steel,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Brutus


The BackBlast:

APOLOGIES to those pax NOT captured here or captured here incorrectly – I messed up the video @ COT.

5:11 = AC/DC “Are You Ready” on the Sony

5:15 = (5) core principles, then YHC’s (Bad Clown Friday site Q) diatribe on incentivizing those that sign up to Q (award pax that sign up for Bad Clown Friday Q with xx burpees – 15 awarded to Cat 5 and 25 to Chilipepper for taking 19-AUG and 26-AUG).  No more pax took the remaining 2 Q’s, so YHC turned to disincentives, and that didn’t work either.  So, YHC took this Q and carried out the threat….  See Message below.

Warm up = disincentives

Hard start with 25 burpees each pax.  Teams of 3.  When each individual pax on the team finished, help your teammate.  When the team finished with their 75, help other teams.  Mosey a good distance to the new 5 O Donut Co around the corner from Target facing University.  Some butt kickers, high knees and nur enroute (watch out for those tricky manhole covers, Ripken!).  At 5 O, we know that just thinking about donuts will make us gain weight, so — 25 more burpees.  Mosey back to the green turf.  Circle up.  Michael Phelps, Agitators, thanks to Jimmy Dean for leading us through bad back stretches.  Finally (10) Moguls – if you don’t know what it is, you’ll find out about this arm and upper body punishment soon enough… 🙂

The Thang

The same 7-11 board from YHC”s last Q a few weeks back.  Numbers were added to each set of the (9) 7-11’s, and they would be competed in order.  The dreaded burpee/flutter kick 7-11 is @ #6.  The starting set today would be provided by Siri, who was asked for a random number between 1 and 9; Siri returned #5, so (45) burpees were secured!!

As further DISincentive, the pax were punished with SXM “Yacht Rock Radio”, a painful plethora of 70’s soft rock that you can’t not listen to.  However, it’s not the most motivating soundtrack for a tough beatdown.

3 sets of 7-11’s were completed:

  • Imperial Walkers / Name Yer Pain (pax name start with “D” and up; Drake chose Big Boys)
  • Burpees / Flutter Kicks
  • Shoulder Taps / Jump Squats

YHC threw in (5) more burpees to get to (100) for the beatdown.

PLAYLIST:

SXM Yacht Rock Radio

SUMMARY:

Agin, kudos to ChiliPepper and Sir Wallace, who completed Chili’s Insane Clown madness from 4:30-5:15.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Wildpax sign-up; price goes up 01-SEP from $120 to $140.  VMA Back to School “Night” MON 08-AUG 12-4PM.  Ft DeSoto Tri SUnday 21-AUG.  Laps for Life Oct 8 @ Siesta Key Beach.  Oct 29 Manasota Buds walk / ruck.  Ragnar Dec 2 Alafia State Park.

PRAISES / PRAYER REQUESTS:  Ripken foot recovery, but now partially sprained ankle due to YHC poor decision on mosey route.  Uganda monsoon / impact on food crops.  Lancelot ear pending surgery and inability to exercise.  Drake client Blair, who will lose part of his foot.  Usher awaiting test results.  Back to school prayers for kids, parents, schools SROs, etc.  Saban knee issues.  The passing of Zamboni Clearwater pax.

MESSAGE:

Airwolf very appropriately noted earlier this week that taking Q’s is an opportunity for leadership development.  Pax should NOT be incentivized and/or DIS incentivized for NOT filling up the Q sheet.  Empty Q slots is an indication that this volunteer organization is not working.  Pax should be fighting over Q’s to hone their leadership skills.  Pax NEED to step up and take the lead, YHC included.  It’s not hard.  Cat 5 asked for one of YHC’s prior workouts; it was sent to him and he will modify and use later this month.  It’s not hard to Q.  Hard truths here, pax.  Contact YHC about any issues you’d like to resolve so you can Q.  There is a library of workouts available to use as is, or modify.  If it’s a repeat, no one really cares – pax just want a good workout for 45 minutes.  Also, I have a DISincentive I’m holding back that is so disturbing, it makes me shudder when I think about it.  PAX – LET’S MAKE THIS WORK!!

THE Brutus – OUT!

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