Preblast Via Slack: “Good morning GR PAX! I have the honor of the Q for tomorrow’s Saturday Zoo workout. In celebration of winter now being upon us I have a lovely pine scented ball busting beatdown planned that is sure to leave everyone very satisfied. Bring your ruck or coupon, warm gloves, “and stand by to get some. HC bellow.

AO: The Zoo, 0700, 34 degrees, wet

Core principles recited to 11 PAX: Creatine, Mad Cow, Snoop, Less, Ralphie, Hasselhoff, Steamroller, Basic Bro, Little Brother, Hank the Tank, Stalingrad

Warm-o-Rama

1 Round
Side shuffle mosey around field
Stretches: Down center, left, right, center

3 Rounds
20 squats (IC)
15 mountain climbers (IC)
10 merkins (IC)

The Thang – Blackout Ops

Each station performed at a corner of the Zoo field, self-paced, individually:
1 Round
20 ruck/coupon thrusters
20 merkins with side ruck pulls
20 ruck/coupon burpees (man makers with coupon, ruckins with ruck)
Lunge walk to next corner (use the ruck as a coupon…not as a ruck…so farmers carry or strap carry)

1 Round
20 OH squats holding ruck/coupon overhead
20 squats holding ruck/coupon in front
20 ruck/coupon swings
Side shuffle to next corner (use the ruck as a coupon…not as a ruck…so farmers carry or strap carry)

1 Round
20 bear crawl alternating ruck/coupon pulls (ruck/coupon underneath you. Bear crawl forward and pull ruck forward with right, then left arm…repeat). After every 4 crawls do 2 burpees.
20 crawl bear alternating ruck/coupon pulls (Same as above but you are going in reverse). After every 4 crawls do 2 burpees.
Lunge walk to next corner (use the ruck as a coupon…not as a ruck…so farmers carry or strap carry)

1 Round
20 4 count flutter kicks with ruck/coupon overhead
20 LBC with ruck/coupon overhead
20 leg levers with ruck/coupon overhead
Side shuffle to next corner (use the ruck as a coupon…not as a ruck…so farmers carry or strap carry)

Repeat entire sequence 2 times. On last round the final 2 stations were reduced to 10 reps each exercise and the final station was performed as a group in cadence.

Leader’s Message

#CTHT: Choose the Hard Thing. Never choose the easy path. There is nothing new down that road. No growth, no new strength or wisdom, only things you have seen and done before and everyone has seen and done before. Choose the hard path. Choose the path that will teach you new skills, challenge you, force you to grow both mentally and physically, and result in you being a better, more capable human being on the other side.

Count-O-Rama / Name-O-Rama / COT