BACKBLAST 06/18/2021 – The Mick’s Bow the Knee to the god of lightening at Troy
Weather – 70deg F, Lightning Storm without much thunder but a lot of wind. Drove us from the parking lot to the central park stage
Pax – (20) The Mick (Q), Lights Out, Tank, Bob Villa (CO-PAX OF THE DAY), Kato (CO-PAX OF THE DAY) Coors
Warm-up – In cadence (IC)
10 Bean Picker
15 Abe Vigoda
15 Hill Billy
15 Toy Soldiers
Work-out was all contained on the stage in the central park while the wind blew the rain hard and Lightening kept u huddled-up in the middle of the stage
First Thang – Mr. INCREDIBLE’ S SIDE BEAR CRAWL MERKIN SUICIDE
We lined up in a group of 3 across the stage, chin to toes and together Side Bear Crawled from concreteexpansion joint to expansion joint (about 6 feet apart each) from south to north across the stage. At each line in the concrete we did 3 Merkins (total of 12). We then went back north to south (12 more Merkins)
Next we did Leg Wrecker — Pax 1 Al Gore, Pax 2 Lunge south to north across stage and back, switch roles, repeatto 3 times each
Repeatto First Thang for 2 total sets (48 merkins)
Second Thang – SGT DAN MEETS THE COUPON
15 Sgt Dan to the right (side lunge right leg)
15 Right arm Row
15 Sgt Dan to the left (side lunge left leg)
15 Left arm Row
Repeat the series once
15 Reverse Dan Right (reverse lunge right leg)
15 Reverse Dan Left (reverse lunge left leg)
15 Overhead Presses
Repeat the series once
Editors note – this was supposed to be step-ups at the wall and not lunges. Coupon work was supposed the be seated on the wall. Thanks to the storm, that changed.
Third Thang – THE MOTIVATOR
Repeatto 3 times
Editors Note – this was supposed to be a 7-1 ladder with Motivators and Merkins. The storm changed that.
Fourth Thang – MARY??
Somewhere along the way we did 22 other Merkins to bring our total to 100.
Next, the rain nearly stopped so we ran 3 sets south to north across the stage and back, starting at the bottom of the stairs and going to the bottom of the stairs on the other side. We did 20 WWI’s next.
Repeat the Circuit. Total of 40 WWI’s.
We wrapped it up with
15 low flutters coupon overhead
15 flutters legs at 45 degrees, coupons overhead
Kato and Bob Villa were PAX of the Day. They were short a coupon, so they shared. When one had the coupon the other did Merkins instead. More Merkins equals Pax of the Day in the Mick’s book. Coorsalways impresses trying to get a little more beyond the required material. Great effort. Lights Out kept right on pace with this one. This Beatdown called his name, BUT we and I both agreed our BUTT’s were sore on Saturday. Hey now, blame the lunges and correction to be more specific our GLUTS were sore. Look out Jane Fonda workout (popular video tape when Lights Out and I were ruling the streets in the mid-80’s with killer gluts (some of you may have to goggle video tape or VHS to understand what I am talking about).
Wellllll, and of course Tank. His very dry humor and sarcastic comments make me laugh inside. He did this tank-less. He was glad to move from outside to under the shelter of the stage. Not because he was tankless, but with the lightening he did not want us to change his F3 Name to Caddy Shack or Martin Luther (goggle it if you are not familiar with Luther’s story (or ask the Lutherans or Calvinist PAX)). Besides all that Tank and Lights Out motivate me to push myself every time they are there. I love how hard they work and how much passion is in their hearts for F3NWI.
Finally, I thought I did good giving everyone 100 merkins toward their daily challenge, but noooooo. Tank said, “Beatdown Merkins are a bonus and DON’T COUNT.” Well. Then Lights Out said, “Yathat’s right.” Both said they were doing 200 more later. I said, “Sh!+, I guess I’ll have to do 200 more later too.” (And I did of course but darn it all. Well the gauntlet is down. And if you are one of the few who might actually read this, spread the word. Beatdown merkins do not count for the challenge.
With that, I’m out. Glory be to God for giving us health, allowing us to be leaders and giving us the warmth we enjoy by our unique fellowship with each other through fitness adversities.
Well done my PAX. All the best! Till we do this, or something like it, again in a month.