The Fall Classic

  • Date: 10/26/19
  • AO: Adventure Park
  • QIC: Recall
  • PAX: Drake, Sham Wow, Manziel, Speedy, Hojo, Sparky, Dash, Thor, Not It (FNG), Aquaman, Recall
  • Weather: 72-degrees and sunny

YHC kicked off the beat down with the 5-core principles and the disclaimer.  We commenced with a 2-lap Mosey around the parking lot, featuring Butt Kickers, Carioca (x2), and High Knees.  The PAX then jogged to the basketball court and circled-up.

The Playlist (72 mins)

  • Sleeptalk – Dayseeker
  • BLURRY (out of place) – Crown the Empire
  • The Safety of Disbelief – Light the Torch
  • Brother – Saul
  • Dynamite – Any Given Sin
  • Falling Apart – Papa Roach
  • Rise Today – Alter Bridge
  • Alone in a Room – Asking Alexandria
  • Disease – Beartooth
  • Throne – Bring Me the Horizon
  • Go To War – Nothing More
  • Breakdown – Seether
  • Dark Daze – Sylar
  • Hear Me Now – Bad Wolves
  • Zombie – Bad Wolves
  • Right Now – Fire From the Gods
  • End Transmission – Fire From the Gods
  • Bones – Young Guns

COP

  • 25 SSH – IC
  • Biceps and Triceps stretches – 2x
  • 20 Mountain Climbers – IC
  • Plank Hold (15 sec) – right arm up (15 sec) – Plank Hold (15 sec) – Left arm up (15 sec) – 2x
  • 10 Florida Strawberry Pickers – IC
  • Quad and Hamstring stretches – 2x
  • 30 Moroccan Nightclubs

The Thang

Challenge 1: DORA the Explorer

YHC asked the PAX to partner up and directed them to the field.  YHC advised that the first challenge of the day was a modified DORA, featuring 4 different exercises.  YHC explained that PAX 1 executes as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints 50 yards to the Dora the Explorer sign and back. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises focused on working different parts of the body: 100 Merkins (chest), 200 LBCs (core), 300 Squats (legs), 400 Moroccan Nightclubs (arms).

Challenge 2: The Fall Classic

The World Series is upon us, and we’ve got a good one going with the Nationals leading the Astros 2-1 in the series.  Being a big baseball fan, YHC felt compelled to tie today’s Beat Down theme to the Fall Classic.

PAX counted off into twos.  1’s represented the Washington Nationals and 2’s represented the Houston Astros.  YHC explained that 3 baseball diamonds were set-up across the field.  Team 1 reported to Diamond 1, and Team 2 reported to Diamond.  YHC explained that each diamond represented motion-based exercises between the base paths, and stationary exercises at each base.  PAX would complete 20 reps of the listed exercise at each base before progressing to the next.  YHC explained that runs would be tallied each time a PAX individually crossed home plate.  Each inning would last approximately 8-minutes, and teams were instructed to strive to score as many runs as possible during the time frame.  Following each inning would be a 90-second water break and then teams would rotate to the next Diamond.  Rinse and repeat until the 3 innings were completed.

The Astros’ bats were hot to start the game, fueling them to a 2-run lead in the 1st.  That lead was quickly erased by the Nats in the 2nd, and the game was dead even heading into the final inning.  Teams battled hard.  PAX pushed one another.  Sweat poured.  Ultimately, the game ended as a tie.

To break the tie, YHC lined up the PAX.  YHC advised that we’d run a 150-yard sprint, and whoever crossed the finish line first, their team would be declared the World Series Champ.  At go, Speedy and Dash lived up to their names, establishing significant leads over the field.  At the turn, Dash had the lead followed by a quickly-gaining Aquaman.  It was a photo finish, and because YHC wasn’t with the quick-footed leaders, he declared the race too close to call — as such, everyone wins!

Announcements

  • Buddy Walk today @ 10AM at Hunsader Farms – if you enter through the Manasota B.U.D.S. gate, all proceeds will go to that charity
  • Salvation Army F3 Service event scheduled for 12/12.  A stocking stuffing party will be held at Recalls beforehand (TBD).  Mark your calendars.

Prayer Requests

  • 1st Responders and Military
  • PAX running the Boo Race this AM
  • Nolan who is getting his adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears (11/05)
  • Jacob who is getting tubes put in his ears (11/08)
  • Thomas, a local teen who was killed by a hit and run driver this week.  Prayers for Thomas’ family, as well as the driver of the vehicle

Great job today, men!  Thanks for coming and enabling me to lead this morning’s Beat Down.

-Recall

F3 Suncoast