Backblast #097 - Countdown to Zero

Date – 1/30/2019
AO – Calder Plaza

-2 Degrees | Bone Chilling Humidity

[0530 – Core Principles recited. Disclaimer given to 3 PAX] – Tiny Tomato, Forrest, Gravy (QIC)

Plenty of Mumblechatter online in the 36 hours prior to post. Due to extreme weather and poor road conditions, most PAX smartsacked in the interest of living without frostbite or vehicle damage.

Upon arriving, three facemasked PAX moved immediately underground into the government parking ramp and discovered it to be completely windless and heated to at least 35 degrees. Extra layers were shed and we moved directly into

The Thang - Countdown to Zero

All counts were given in reverse order, and one “Zero Burpee” was performed after every 1 count.

Exercises as follows:
20 x side straddle hops (IC), 1 burpee

Run the length of the garage

19 x Merkins (OYO), 1 burpee

Run the length of the garage

Repeated in a declining count fashion until total count was 110 SSH IC, 100 Merkins, 20 burpees. Final 3 rounds of Merkins were completed as Clerkins just for extra fun.

Next exercise, with some modified counting in the interest of time:

15 Ski Jumpers , AKA alternating hop lunges (IC), 1 burpee, run

14 Jump Squats from an Al Gore, together, 1 burpee, run

13 Ski Jumpers , AKA alternating hop lunges (IC), 1 burpee, run

12 Jump Squats from an Al Gore, together, 1 burpee, run

11 Ski Jumpers , AKA alternating hop lunges (IC), 1 burpee, run

10 Jump Squats from an Al Gore, together, 1 burpee, run

5 Ski Jumpers , AKA alternating hop lunges (IC), 1 burpee, run

4 Jump Squats from an Al Gore, together, 1 burpee, run

3 Ski Jumpers , AKA alternating hop lunges (IC), 1 burpee, run

2 Jump Squats from an Al Gore, together, 1 burpee, run

1 Ski Jumpers , AKA alternating hop lunges (IC), 1 burpee, run

1 burpee, run

PAX put extra layers and facemasks back on and moseyed back to the Plaza AO.

Count-O-Rama | Name-O-Rama

QIC made the wisdom short and sweet: Even when things are tough, keep going. And stay warm.

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