Pre-Blast was generic because I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Then after a quick Google- turns out July 12th is the anniversary of the infamous “Disco Demolition” at Comiskey. Channeling my inner Steve Dahl…here we go:
WoR- 5 Core Principles + Mission +Motto
WoR Playlist (all Playlist songs from 1979): Bad Girls- Donna Summer; YMCA- Village People; Tragedy-The Bee Gees
Alarm Clocks x5 (Its a big Day- let’s not hit that snooze bar)
Tappy Taps x10 in Cadence (Disco can get bent)
Prisoner Get ups x10 in Cadence (39 people were arrested July 12, 1979)
“Slaughter Starter” x20 6-count Burpees in Cadence (disco dancing!)
Side Straddle Hops x43 (43 years ago today!)
Mosey with Coupons to the baseball diamond. Place coupons around Pitchers mound
Line up on the fence. Wall Sit-coupon hand off. (waiting in line for the game…passing something)
The Thang: “Vicious Circle”- Split into 3 Teams.
Thang Playlist: Ring My Bell- Anita Ward; Da Ya Think I’m Sexy- Rod Stewart; Heart of Glass- Blondie
Pax rotated around the base paths while one teammate while the teammate performed a coupon BOMBS on the mound. (Each person brought their coupon (Disco Record) for a “burning”). BOMBS:
Overhead Press x10
Big Boy w/coupon x20
Squat w/coupon x25
Pax Rotated approx. : Jog (6 Runs); Lunge Walk (1 Run); Bear Crawl (2x around mound); Sumo Walk (2 Runs); Hop (2 Runs)
Individual “Burn”: Each Pax Lead for 5x an exercise: Merkins, Terp Taps, X-Big Boys, Lunges, Tai Chi Twists, Bird Dogs, Burpees, Peter Parkers, Squats, Inch Worms, as well as others. We completed when “Highway to Hell came on, signifying the Death to the Disco Playlist”
Individual Burn Playlist: No One Gets The Prize/The Boss- Diana Ross; I will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
Mary- Broke into two teams: Disco Demolition and Prime Day.
Mary Playlist: Highway to Hell- AC/DC
Disco Demolition: 10x Break Dancer Merkins; 10x Outlaws
Prime Day: 10x Prime Time Merkins; 10x Box Cutters
CoT: Things are going well for me, so I need to remind myself to be empathetic to those of us around us. I asked Pax for intentions- and all 3 suggestions hit home immediately: Blue (our brother/HIM), Covid and Incoming Recession. We all are dealing or are close to situations that are not ideal. Let’s be HIM and step up to provide empathy, support and love to those who are not doing as well.
NakedMan Moleskin: I was very worried about this beatdown. I had no focus until last evening- and kind of put it all together. It turned out okay…I modified several parts- we were going to do some 2x Rebel Runs, Ring of Fire (around the “records”), Guantanamo Bay (cold war), as well as additional coupon runs…but we had 16!! Too many to organize…I think it turned out well- except the Primetime Merkins/Box Cutters vs Break Dancer Merkins/Outlaws. This was supposed to be a competition- but it never materialized.
Thank you to all of the HIMs who joined, all of the HIMs to lead- especially the new guys (Pong, Ruben, Damone, Mancow and Sub-Prime). Thank you to Denari for helping me when I panicked yesterday coming up with this. Thank you to Stateville for leading the awesome QSource. Thank you to A-ARon for picking up the 6 (even though you werent site Q!); Thank you to Full House for making the trip; Thank you to Sloane and Mayhem for bringing the ENERGY and leading by example; Thank you to Undercover Brother and Smails for bringing the heat while nursing injuries; and Thank you to Slickback and Terps for bringing the HEAT on the individual beatdowns (Terp Taps and Inch Worms!).
PS Disco Sucks!