BackBlast #437 – 42

DATE: 7.4.20
AO: The Zoo
QIC: BasicBro
PAX: (9) Bald Eagle, Gravy, Hank the Tank, Hasselhoff, Less, Little Brother, Mad Cow, Snoop, BasicBro
Pre-Blast: @channel I’m back from Alaska, and my Birthday Q is tomorrow, July 4th! There won’t be any cake or fireworks—just a straight-up beatdown celebrating the #42. It will be arms-and-core-centric with running between each set—at your own pace, you vs. you. No coupons. Rucks optional, but you’d have to take ‘em on/off each round.Note: We won’t be leaving the AO, so it’ll be convenient if you want to ditch your rucks or bring a water bottle to combat the heat.HC if you can make it to my party!

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.          

Motivators, down from 4
Motivators, down from 2
Burpees x4
Burpees, x2

The Q led/modeled the first “round” you vs. you down-and-back routine with all pax, then turned them loose on the following:

Starting at our standard AO spot, all pax will ran south (parallel to the parking lot) approx. 50 yards, then did 50 LBC’s.
From there, pax ran out another 50 yards, then did 10 Merkins.
From there, pax ran back to the 50-yard mark, then did 50 LBC’s.
From there, pax ran back to the picnic tables (just to the north of/adjacent to the AO), and did 10 dips.
Then, rinsed and repeated in that sequence—trying to conquer 42 “sets.”

After 42, which took about 30 minutes, we did the following:
Motivators, down from 4
Motivators, down from 2
Burpees x4
Burpees, x2
Mosey + Derkins x10
Mosey + Burpees x6
Mosey + Merkins x42 (in 3 sets)
Mosey + Circle Merk x10

Mosey + LBC’s x42 (4-count)

End of Workout

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • F3-specific Announcements : Congrats to Little Brother, who’ll be moving to D.C. Aug. 1 to pursue his Master’s
  • Ball of Man (BOM) : Prayers for Splitter’s dad, Roger, who passed away Thursday night…

One cliché IPA at a time,