Backblast #120 – “40 Minutes of Hell”

YHC had a conversation earlier in the week about scaling up the workout so that all PAX have the opportunity to max out. So, the challenge was set. Find a routine that would test every member of the PAX. The routine was adequately named ‘40 Minutes of Hell.’

Preblast via Slack 3/8/19

YHC has the Q tomorrow for a workout affectionately named ’40 Minutes of Hell’

Who’s ready to go to hell and back?

AO – The Zoo

Environment – 21 Degrees | Clear & Sunny | 70% Humidity

[0700 – Core Principles recited.  Disclaimer given to 9 PAX] – Hasselhoff, Basic Bro, Soft Spot, Les, Geppetto, Roid Rage, Bald Eagle, Snoop & MAD COW (QIC) 


Various Stretching

Warm Up X 3

10 SSH (IC)
10 Squats (IC)
10 Merkins (IC)
10 Mountain Climbers (IC)
10 BBS (IC)

Mosey Around the AO (X2)

The Thang

Nolan Richardson    aka “40 Minutes of Hell”
His teams typically played an up-tempo game with intense pressure defense – a style that was known as “40 Minutes of Hell.” In 2012 his coaching philosophy was featured in the documentary “40 Minutes of Hell” on ESPN as part of the network’s SEC Storied series. He is the winning-est Basketball coach in Arkansas history, compiling a 389-169 (.697) record in 17 seasons. He is the only head coach to win a Junior College National Championship, the NIT Championship, and the NCAA Championship.

Routine: Partner 1 will perform each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedals 50 yards, performs a ” Bobby Hurley” & jogs back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. This will continue until the repetition count stated below is met.

1. Burpees (150)
2. Squats (300)
3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (150)
4. Little Baby Arm Circles (300)
5. Merkins (150)
6. Imperial Walkers (300)

6 Minutes of Mary (Thanks Roid Rage)

Circle of Merkins – First PAX does 5 merkins while the rest of the group waits in plank…once PAX 1 finishes, PAX 2 begins his merkins. Each PAX does a total of 10 merkins and then the group did an additional 10 merkins (IC). The entire group did a total of 100 merkins.

Leaders Message

Forcible Contact To Strong Effect – IMPACT is something men yearn for by natural hard-wiring. The Q lives a life as a high IMPACT man, a HIM.

Forcible Contact Can Be Deliberate Or Accidental. The strong effect can be positive or negative. Here is an example of deliberate forcible contact with a positive effect: you consistently discipline your workday to get home in time eat dinner with your Shorties. That deliberate forceful contact will have a strong effect upon their lives. They will have good table manners (if you do) and will do better in school because you are there to make sure they do their homework. Deliberate forcible contact, positive effect.

Forcible contact can also have a negative effect. You push the yellow into the red just a little too much and T-bone a fellow motorist in the intersection. The resulting vehicular damage and personal injury are strong effects, but you were not deliberately seeking them when you ran the red light. Accidental forcible contact, negative effect. While it is possible to have a positive effect from an accidental forcible contact, it is not likely. Nothing much good happens by accident.

Count-O-Rama | Name-O-Rama


– Ruck Sunday night 6:30 PM start at Brewery Vivant; Bring the M; Hasselhoff has the Q
– Rehab’s VQ on Tuesday

Its a pleasure,