• When: 09/29/15
  • QIC: CornStache
  • The PAX: Pipeline, Snap-On, Huffy, HappyTrees, Gypsy, Chaser, Hee-Haw, Myrtle, Drive-By, CornStache.


The Blitz in on!!

The reasons for Blitz were threefold:

  • give the existing pax something different (a quick intense workout)
  • give EH’ers another argument (hey it’s only 30 minutes, who can’t do something for 30 minutes)
  • get a workout in Rosewood

Blitz is an intense fast paced workout (hence the name Blitz) that is somewhat FNG friendly.  Aren’t those two opposites?  Not necessarily.  The key to marrying these seemingly opposite ideals is to use exercises/circuits that can be done at different paces.  That is, have the pax do AMRAP merkins for 30 sec, over telling them to do 50 total merkins.  Do a partner excersise for 5 minutes, over doing them 4 times.  Timed exercises over counted exercises.  Give people space to go at a pace they can do.

Won’t everyone just do less?  First off, ‘no’ we are guys and are competitive.  Second, this is where the Q comes into play.  It’s the Q’s job to push the pax. We all have are own style of doing this: supportive, mean, nice, dickhead, cheerleader, hardass, ridicule, etc. Whatever your style is remind the pax IT’S ONLY 30 MINUTES….PUSH NOW… THERE IS NO LATER.  The pax will thank you.

Another key to a good Blitz Q is little to no rest.  Don’t just know what exercise your about to call, know the next three exercises your going to call. Bang, Bang, Bang.  Go from one to the next RAPIDLY.  This may (sorry Cesspool) require some more planning ahead of time. Know your stuff!

Lastly, unlike the workout below, feel free to use the surroundings.  Around Memorial stadium there is a park, track, baseball fields, skate park, and frisbee golf (not sure how to use the last one).  Also, there are some large open parking lots perfect for LONG sprints or suicides.

For the first workout, 10 pax rose from the fartsack and drove down to memorial stadium.

Conditions: 65 and 100% Muggy

The Thang: quick COP of SSH x 20, and merkins x 10, both in cadence.  Followed by:

  • max burpees in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max squats in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max tuck jumps in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max merkins in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest

rinse/repeat X 3.

Run to the Bball court:

  • Bear crawl sideline to sideline there and back
  • Crab walk  sideline to sideline there and back
  • Duck walk sideline to sideline there and back
  • Broad jump sideline to sideline
  • Sprint back

Rest 20 seconds.  Followed by 3 more rounds of

  • max burpees in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max squats in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max tuck jumps in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max merkins in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest

Run back to memorial stadium for some partner work.  One partner sprint the length of memorial stadium while the other holds plank.  Rinse/repeat x 3.

Finish off with

  • max freedom twits in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max LBCs in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max V-ups in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest
  • max flutter kicks in 20 sec
  • 10 sec rest

Rinse/repeat X 2.  Finish.

COT and BOM by YHC.

Moleskin:

  • YHC was on about 4 hours sleep after being at the ER past midnight.  Not going to tell the whole story, but wear there’s a reason why your shop teacher told you to wear goggles while drilling into stuff.  TClaps to Huffy for being on standby to Q.
  • All of the above 20 sec/ 10 sec were done for varied amounts of time.  I appreciate the patience  the pax showed as YHC struggled with the M’s watch.
  • Thanks to Myrtle for reminding me about a tuck jump we missed.  YHC owes you buddy.
  • There’s a mud run coming up.  Sign up!

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