Backblast #417 Happy Birthday Mr. Burpee



DATE | Thursday, June 4, 2020
AO | The Track
BEATDOWN | 0530-0615
WEATHER | 64F and 45% Humidity
Q | Kraut

Pre-Blast | 06.03.20 “I have the Q tomorrow morning at The Track. Tomorrow is a very special day, we will be celebrating the birthday of someone who I believe is very near and dear to all of us. This person has impacted all of our lives for better, and it is time that we give them a special birthday tribute. I won’t spoil the fun, so if you want to know what’s up, HC below and meet me in The Gloom! Bring a coupon (or ruck).”

PAX: 10 Bald Eagle, Forrest, Dapends, Cuddle Buddy, Snoop, Basic Bro, MAD COW, Hank the Tank, Miss Daisy, Kraut

Opening Words:”’He was not warm and fuzzy, but he was kind’ His granddaughter said ‘Everything was about doing things the right way and working hard.  He was very disciplined’

-Sheryl Dluginski

Sheryl Is the granddaughter of a physiologist who conducted research for his PhD at Columbia University in the 1930’s.  During that time we wanted to find an efficient way to determine people’s physical fitness.  The move that he created was eventually adopted by the US military to assess physical fitness during World War II.  Since that time, it has become on of the most famous exercises in the world.  Who was this great man?  His name was Royal H. Burpee Sr. and today would have been his 123rd birthday!”

10 OG Burpees (No merkin)
Bataan Death March (Indian Run, last Pax does 5 burpees)

The Thang:
Burp Back Mountain – Pax partner up. One pax runs down the hill then up backwards while the other does AMRAP burpees, Pax rotate doing burpees until 100 total burpees completed.
Blockee Track laps – Same partners, one Pax does AMRAP blockees while the other runs a lap around the track. Rotate until each Pax has runthe track twice.
20 Burpee block jump overs
10 Eight count body builders (burpee with a plank jack)
10 Burpee block pull through
5 Prison cell burpee (Do a burpee and stop in the plank position, Peter Parker each leg with a merkin in between. Each rep is basically 3 merkins and 2 Peter Parkers) ->

15 Reverse Burpees – Start standing, roll down on to back, use momentum to stand back up.


Hank the Tank will grab the Q on Saturday

Bald Eagle hosting HDHH next week.

Leader’s Message:
Royal H Burpee passed away January 14, 1987 at the age of 89, but his legacy lives on in this exercise. Here are some world records in chest to ground burpees:
Most in one hour: 851
Most in 12 hours: 5234

Kraut – Out