AO: City Limits

When: 02/07/2022

PAX:

Number of Pax: 14

Pax Names: Alliance, Bronco, Cutter, Duck Snort, Footloose, Kipling, Kodak, McFeely, Meatloaf, Silver Spoon, Snork, TotalRecall, Tron, VanDamme,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Kwabena Kumi

QIC: Linus


The BackBlast:

WEATHER: 25, cloudy, and W5MPH wind

WARM UP:

  • 5 motivators
  • Abe Vigodas (10F/10B; 4 ct)
  • 5 motivators
  • Seal claps/overhead claps (10/4 ct)
  • 5 motivators
  • Daisy cutters (10/4 ct)
  • 5 motivators
  • Good mornings (8/ 4 ct)

Transport to football field

WORKOUT:

Pair up with your opposite (if you’re slow, find a fast guy … blah, blah, blah). Work to be done is as follows:

  • Bear crawl to opposing end zone and crawl bear back to original end zone
  • 100 hand release push ups with shoulder tap once arms are extended.
  • 200 air squats
  • Walking lunge to opposing end zone and reverse lunge back to original end zone
  • 200 crunches

If you “win,” do burpees until all pax finish.

Here’s how it breaks down but first, behold the football field on which there was a preexisting 4″-6″, untouched snow. Pax A runs a lap around the field while Pax B begins the exercise. Once Pax A returns, he finds his partner at some varying stage of the exercise. Pax B picks up where Pax A left off until all exercises are complete. I’ll say that there was a fair amount of name calling at first as it’s a super great time to do bear crawls in the snow … for 100 yards. The good news is that crawl bears were next for the returning 100 yards. I also appreciate a fella who can burn through a push up. I do. As I struggle with them, I think it’s super fun to do hand release–for full negative motion–followed by shoulder taps at the top to ensure full positive motion. I really think the fellas loved that as well. I mean who doesn’t love good form with a little belly hanging out the bottom of a shirt whilst that naked belly is laying in some snow. It’s a good time for everyone. Some pax made it to lunges. I didn’t. I’m a rhinoceros. Sorry, Silver Spoon. You need to hide yourself better or partner up sooner.

We finished as much as we could, and we made our way back to the starting site. Snowy and all. Alliance said I did everything and didn’t even seem the least bit apologetic. I told him he was right. I felt pretttttttttty good about myself. Snow is fun. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Besides, did you wake up to have a mediocre workout or one that was worthy of getting out of bed?

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • F3 Open and get yourself on a team if you’re here. If you aren’t, take your chances with free agency.
  • Financial donations receivable by Bronco to be donated to an NPO with whom to partner long term.
  • If you didn’t “HC,” please do so for a proper BackBlast.

FNG NAMING:

Goes by the name “Kwabs” and he was brought by none other than our friendly neighborhood Kodak. Utilizing his trademark smile and cherub-like demeanor, he suckered yet another unsuspecting victim to morning chalked full of debauchery and misery. I say that as a person who started because of this Kodak, and I’m grateful (“Pick you up at 5:15?” but said in more of a statement of fact versus an actual choice in the matter. Like it or not, a stranger was going to be at your house JUST like he said). I don’t know if “Kwabs” knows it yet, but Kodak’s the truth!. Well done, friend. Well done indeed.

CLOSING THOUGHTS:

We all were partnered and hopefully during this workout, there were areas of strengths and areas where we could all improve. The hope is that we were partnered well and with someone who could help us in our respective areas of improvement or at least collectively commiserate. It was mentioned that this is harder times right now and that we can maintain this attitude off of any workout and check in on one another. Nothing further.

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