Backblast #363 – Hardcore Recondo


DATE | Thursday, March 5, 2020
AO | The Track
BEATDOWN | 0530-0615
Q | Kraut

Pre-Blast | 02.28.20 “ A call for help has come out from The Nation, will you answer that call?

F3 Chattanooga has put a challenge to F3 Nation: complete 1,000,000 burpees in 2020

They are two months into the year, and less than one tenth of the way to their goal. Tomorrow, I will answer the call. It will not be fun, but you will get better. Who will Hard Commit to Kraut’s Simple Workout 2.0?

0530 at The Track”

PAX: 11+1
Snoop, Anastasia, Basic Bro, Forrest, Mad Cow, Steamroller, Crosswalk, Little Brother, Cuddle Buddy, Soccer Mom, Kraut + Soft Spot adding to the count from home

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

Disclaimer: This is a free, volunteer, peer-led workout. I am not a professional. I have no knowledge of any injuries or fitness considerations. It is each person’s responsibility to be safe and modify exercises if you need to. The most important thing is that you don’t get hurt, and that you finish. Remember, the workout should be you vs you.          


  • 10 Burpees IC

  • 10 Burpees IC


A classic POAS work out, except that every pain station was a burpee station. ~2.0 miles were run while doing a descending burpee ladder. YHC asked various pax to count the burpees throughout the morning. Each number was done twice: 10, 10, 9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1


  • 20 Burpees OYO

In total, each PAX did 150 burpees. 11 PAX posted for a total of 1650 burpees, plus 50 submitted by Soft Spot who was home with his shorties, for an overall total of 1700

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama

  • Name-O-Rama

  • F3-specific Announcements

    • 2F Fowling on March 25. M’s and 2.0’s welcome

    • MAD COW has the Q on Saturday at The Zoo

  • Leader’s Message

    From Colonel David Hackworth:

    “Hack recognized that the cornerstone of esprit is hard work and success: “You can’t make a unit proud by praising it and you can’t make a soldier proud by telling him how tough or good he is. That’s the superficial stuff. No pain, no gain. They had to earn it.” But equally, Hack knew the value of a little showmanship, particularly in building the cohesion that comes with being part of a distinct tribe: … I brought back saluting, a sign of military discipline that had been swallowed up by the rice paddy mud. Then I added a twist. When a soldier saluted, I required him to sound off with a loud “Hardcore Recondo, sir” — to which the officer would reply, “No fucking slack

  • Ball of Man (BOM)

Kraut – Out