BackBlast #447 – Aggressive Dora

DATE: 7.16.20
AO: Hospital Hill
QIC: BasicBro
PAX: 16 | Soft Spot, Bullwinkle, Gravy, Hasselhoff, Kraut, Forrest, Pasty, Mad Cow, Snoop, Bald Eagle, Cuddle Buddy, Crosswalk, Yard Sale, Slumlord (FNG), Hoffa (FNG), BasicBro (QIC)
Pre-Blast: @channel I’m your Q tomorrow and need your support. Word on the street is that we’re going to have 2 FNGs and 1 HIM returning who’s only posted twice!

Plan for a fair Dora. For the newer guys, you’ll team up with one other PAX (ideally with someone who challenges you) to achieve cumulative quantities of sets of exercises. I’d like to ask a couple of our veteran HIMs to take the lead in partnering-up with the FNG’s to make sure they feel welcomed and offer smart ways to modify if needed. 

*Coupons required, but if we’re short one or two for the FNGs, no worries—they can be shared (if you’re comfortable) during the Thang.

HC in the thread below, and give me a # between 1-20.

P.S. Please see Bald Eagle’s last post in #2f-fellowship, re. looking for someone to take the lead on coordinating a happy hour for August (does not have to involve alcohol, be at a public place, or cost a dime). It can be as simple as inviting us over to your driveway for BYOB and purposeful conversation. Or, you can provide steak, lobster, and expensive bourbon. Either or is acceptable, really…

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.          

+ Mosey lap around the track
All in cadence:
+ Hand-release Merkins x11
+ 4-ct Mountain Climbers x11
+ 4-ct SSH x11
+ Single-ct LBCs x11
+ Coupon Curls x 11

Dora, with partner runs down-and-back the entire length of the field, approx. 100 yards one-way
+ Hand-release Merkins x100
+ 4-ct Mountain Climbers x200
+ 4-ct SSH x300
+ Single-ct LBCs x400
+ Coupon Curls x 500
*Note: Due to time, Q modified the Thang twice—once between SSH and LBCs, striking 50 reps from whatever set PAX were on, and once five minutes after that, shortening the runs to 50 yards. Still, no team finished the entire Dora.

All in cadence:
+ Coupon Merkins x11
+ Flutter Kicks w/ Coupons x11
+ Shoulder Taps x11
+ Freddie Mercuries x11
+ James Bond until all the bad guys were killed

End of Workout

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • F3-specific Announcements
    • Pasty and Bald Eagle’s weight loss challenge (see Slack)
    • Aug’s HDHH needs a host (Anastasia, Bullwinkle, Cuddle Buddy, and Steamroller raised their hands)
  • Ball of Man (BOM)
    • Support for Splitter and LP
    • Anastasia’s meal plan
    • Little Brother’s move to DC

One cliché IPA at a time,