AO: Wreck Center

When: 01/15/2022


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: Bronco, Cutter, Dos, Footloose, Lead Pipe,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Bronco

The BackBlast:

Saturday, January 15, 2022

CONDITIONS: Upper 20s; Fresh snow layer at the Wreck Center


Footloose Jacks IC – 15

Abe Vigodas – 12

Seal Claps – 12

Overhead Claps – 12

Goofballs – 15

THANG 1: Set of Burpees, BBSUs, Squats, Merkins – 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 reps; Run to the 50 and back between sets

THANG 2: 50 and back

There: Walk Like an Egyptian (start arm length apart); Lunge with Charlies Angels; last PAX runs to the front and so on

Back: Bear Crawl Snake (start arm length apart): last PAX Bear Crawls to the front and so on

THANG 3: Touch Them All

Circle Bases as a Group; Last PAX peels off to pitcher’s mound and does 5 reps of an exercise called by PAX in front. Changed up the method of travel to include: Side Shuffle, Backwards, Carioca, Bear Crawl, Power Skips; Finish with a Mosey around Wreck Center

THANG 4: Speed Humpers (60 seconds) and Ascending Testicles

Circle up near Lake Street – 60 second of Monkey Humpers

Mosey to Wreck Center wall, feet to the wall up 15, 45, and “90” degrees


THANG 5: Set of Burpees, BBSUs, Squats, Merkins – 9, 7, 5, 3, 1 reps; Run to the 50 and back between sets


Captain Thor to 20/5 and back

Box Cutters – 12

Freddie Mercury – 12

Old Man Stretch x2

Daisy Cutters – 10

ANNOUNCEMENTS: OPF3 Open – Sunday, February 13 – Mark Your Calendar! Start getting your team of 4 lined up

COT: Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday. Two quotes I have not heard before that point to his later in life (he died at age 39) views. They resonate today which begs some tough questions.

We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifice. The fact is that capitalism was built on the exploitation and suffering of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor—both black and white, here and abroad. If Negroes and poor whites do not participate in the free flow of wealth within our economy, they will forever be poor, giving their energies, their talents and their limited funds to the consumer market but reaping few benefits and services in return. The way to end poverty is to end the exploitation of the poor, ensure them a fair share of the government services and the nation’s resources.

– Excerpt from King’s “The Three Evils of Society” speech delivered at the National Conference on New Politics on August 31, 1967.


I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity. And so in a real sense our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay. And as long as America postpones justice, we stand in the position of having these recurrences of violence and riots over and over again. Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention.

– Excerpt from King’s “The Other America” speech at Grosse Pointe High School on March 14, 1968.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” 

—”Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

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