Backblast #115 – DID YOU KNOW THAT

YHC was searching for some motivation when planning this workout. So, a quick Google for ‘this day in history’ was completed. What did we find? Find out yourself in the notes below…

Preblast via Slack 2/17/19

Did you know that on 2/28/96 – Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette won a grammy award? Who’s interested in taking that jagged little DRP tomorrow ITG? HC here, please.

AO – Hospital Hill & The Bunker

Environment – 20 Degrees | 78% Humidity

[0530 – Core Principles recited.  Disclaimer given to 6 PAX] – Bald Eagle, Forrest, Hasselhoff, Radio, Roid Rage, MAD COW (QIC) 


Various Stretching
20 SSH (IC)

The Thang

DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1915 WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards – at the cost of 50,000 casualties.

On that note, time to Mosey to The Bunker

DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1998 – “Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage

Squerkin – Two-man teams. First man in merkin position with second man behind holding first man’s legs at his waist. First man does one merkin with his legs elevated. Second man performs one squat using the body weight of the first man’s legs. Begin again for # of reps called by Q.

DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion) Birthday

Triple Check – Teams of three. First man in a peoples chair, second man in front of him in plank, third man sprints 100 yards and back, rinse and repeat times three.

DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1955 – Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop) Birthday

15 Starfish Crunch (IC) – The PAX lay spread eagle on their backs, feet just above ground. On count of 1, the PAX crunch at the core bringing the left leg and right arm together, On 2, return to start. On 3, crunch bringing the right leg and left arm together, on 4, return to start. Rinse and repeat many, many times.

15 Merkins (IC)
10 Starfish Crunch (IC)
10 Merkins (IC)
5 Starfish Crunch (IC)
5 Merkins (IC)

DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1991 Gulf War ends after Iraq accepts a ceasefire following their retreat from Kuwait

Guantanamo – Pax in a circle on their backs heels up. First pax jumps up and pushes the feet down around the circle fighting to keep legs off the ground. Followed by next pax in line then hit the ground legs up when back to your start position until last man finishes the circle.

Mosey down the parking ramps to the stairway.

Crawl Bear up 1 flight of stairs; Bear Crawl up 1 flight of stairs; Repeat until top of parking garage is reached. Start to mosey back to AO.

As the PAX are making their way back…Bear Crawls are called up and down ramps.

Arrive to the hill on Lyon St.

Bernie Sanders – Find the tallest hill you can and traverse it from bottom to top while running backwards. You’ll find the quads you never had and all the while feeling the BERN. Repeat as necessary.

Leave 1 block left on the hill and then ALL YOU GOT back to the AO.

Leaders Message

DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1960 – US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada

“Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher.” – Herb Brooks


DID YOU KNOW THAT: 1979 – Mr. Ed, talking horse, dies

In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers, sisters and horses. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest.

Count-O-Rama | Name-O-Rama


– Q’s spots are open for March…Sign up.
– Prayers for Soft Spot’s 2.0
– Bald Eagle has issued a dieting challenge for the month of March
– MAD COW & Roid Rage have the Q Saturday at The Zoo

As always, its a pleasure,