12 Pax gathered in the gloom at Jumanji (Howard park in West Columbia) for a beatdown to remember. Unfortunately YHC did not have an opportunity to do any recon but thanks to Google Earth and my redneck roots everything came together nicely. As soon as I saw the oval parking lot beside the middle school on Google Earth the Nascar fan in me screamed out “Gentlemen Start Your Engines!!!!”
This following backblast is based on actual events. In certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious.
Weather: low 60’s and darn near perfect for a beatdown
Run lap around parking lot
COP – All IC
Side Shuttle Hops x 25
WindMills x 15
Through The Tunnels x 15
Imperial Walkers x 25
Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 each way
Merkins x 10
Count off in 2s
Mosey to field
1’s Merkins AMRAP 2:00
Repeat for Situps
Mosey to school side lot
Split into teams of 6 Pax
One person is car
One is crew chief
Rest are crew
Car sprints loop back to crew
Crew chief calls exercise to AMRAP while car is sprinting
Not sure about all of the exercises called but I do remember Squats, Overhead claps, Imperial Walkers, Flutter kicks and I saw the other team doing LBCs
Car planks upon arrival to crew
Crew does 25 Merkins each (or until arms will no longer keep nose off pavement)
Awesome opportunity for sound effects #VROOMVROOM
When complete rotate roles and repeat until everyone has been the car
Mosey to hill
Triple Nickel (Crowd Pleaser)
Top of the hill 5 burpees
Bottom 5 burpees
Repeat 5 times
Plank when finished
Mumblechatter involving math and the burpee counts was heard mingled in with death threats. #Itsbettertonotmathjustburpee
LBCs x 15
Freddy Mercury x 15
Russian twist x 15
6″ hold for 10 secs repeat 3 times
BOM led by Take-a-Number
-This workout was a lot tougher in reality than on paper. Awesome work by the pax including the FNG (Goose) who hung in there for a tough one.
– It was an honor to have led some of the F3 guys I’ve only read about in backblasts. I was definitely nervous stepping up in front of so many veterans.
– Jumanji is a great AO and there are a lot of opportunities for some creative Qs in the future. Thanks for letting me borrow the keys.
-Tclaps to Take-a-Number for once again stepping up and leading the opening prayer and BOM for me.
-We had the honor to name our first FNG at Jumanji. As he was telling us of his occupation in aviation Alter Boy and Pajanimal were furiously googling for a name of a baby animal born at Riverbanks Zoo but to no avail so aviation was the way we went and naturally to Top Gun, hence Goose (also an animal name, perfect)
-Tunnel to Towers 5K tomorrow night. Meeting at the 911 memorial at 6:20pm, race starts at 7. If you are not racing come out and support Tuff Guy as he completes the race in his full Firefighting gear.
-I intended on giving Nailpop some time to give us an update on Walker but confusion on my part and a last minute call for PT test numbers threw me off. Sorry Nailpop, praying hard for Walker and love to hear about the progress.