Daytona 500 (The Ant Hill) – 2/15/18
COUNT: 17 PAX posted in the awesome 40+ degree weather
PAX POSTING: Kitty, Brute, Colonel, Gap, Rihanna, Mr. Belding, Trinity, Android, Splinter, Ollie, Danica, Froman, Hustle, Poodle, Mailman, Sideshow, Mater
Warmups with stretching during the explanation of the mornings events. YHC completely spaced on the core principals as he was too focused on explaining the workout. Note to self, next time, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)!
Boogity…boogity…boogity…Let’s go racing boys! We needed to split the PAX into two equal teams. What better way to do that than to race? We raced one lap around the building as fast as possible with a pit stop at half way to do 10 merkins. The PAX split into teams as they finished with the first finisher going to team 1, the second to team 2, the third to team 3 and so on.
Next up was turn 1. Each team completed 11’s with merkins and burpees. Start with 1 merkin at the first cone, run to the second cone, do 10 burpees, back to the first cone for 2 merkins and so on. This was taking longer than I expected so we cut it short at 6 merkins and 5 burpees. On to turn 2.
This is where stuff went sideways. I think I made the second turn a little too complicated…my bad. The goal was to do partner carries to get the whole team from one cone to the other, one at a time. The first guy carried someone to the far cone. The guy who was carried bear crawled back and carried someone back. Then that guy who was carried bear crawled back and got someone else and so on until the whole team was carried to the far cone. That sounded less complicated in my head! While the carries were happening the rest of the PAX did modified Aiken Legs (20 lunges, one per leg, 20 air squats and 20 jump squats). Each person was supposed to do 3 sets before moving to the next turn.
Turn 3. This station was pretty simple…500 American hammers, 500 gas pedals (on your 6, extend both legs like you are pushing the gas pedal then pull them back) and 500 LBC’s as a team.
Turn 4. Saved the best (or hardest) for last. 300 pull-ups, 300 inverted rows and 300 inverted shoulder presses (pike push-ups) as a team. The run to the finish line.
We had a little time to spare so the winning team did merkins while waiting for the other team to finish then we ended with a round of Guantanamo.
COT. There were no FNG’s. Since YHC botched the beginning the core principles were given at the end. Belding was the 6 and gave a moving account of his F3 experience. Prayers were said for Bluto’s health, Sideshows mother and the victims of the tragedy in Florida. As always it’s an honor to be a part of the group.
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