Backblast #522 Hamburger Hill


DATE: 10/13/2020
AO: Manhattan Park
QIC: Kraut
PAX: Soft Spot, Pasty, Hoffa, Madoff, FNG (Draper), Cuddle Buddy, Keto, Bullwinkle, Crosswalk
Pre-Blast: “No pain, no gain at Manhattan Park tomorrow morning.  Who’s a Hard Commit for a Hardcore workout?  Bring a headlamp, Coupons Required “

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.          

Capri Lap
Motivators from 5
15 Cherry Pickers w/ Back Clap

“The hill and the battle got its infamous nickname thanks to the intensity of the fighting there, in what soldiers dubbed a ‘human meat grinder.’ Sergeant James Spears, a 19 year old who fought in the battle, told reporters, ‘Have you ever been inside a hamburger machine? We just got cut to pieces by extremely accurate machine-gun fire.'”

Pax carried their coupons to the top of the “Manhattan Park Sledding Hill” and partnered up to complete the following exercises. While one partner was working, the other went down and back up the hill (coupon optional)
100 Overhead Presses
100 Coupon Squats
100 Bent Over Rows
100 Coupon Lunges
100 Coupon Curls
When complete, PUTS

The HIM were pushing this morning and we finished ahead of schedule so we moseyed the the bottom of the hill and YHC told the Pax to Everest to the top (lunge then squat, repeat). After you made it to the top, grab your coupon and PUTS. Coupon Everest from where the six was to the top.

25 Coupon LBC
25 Coupon Overhead 4-ct Flutters
25 Coupon BBS
25 Coupon Overhead Hello Dolly

End of Workout

Circle of Trust (CoT)

  • Count-O-Rama
  • Name-O-Rama
  • F3-specific Announcements
    • The Q at the Zoon on Saturday is open
    • Soft Spot has the Q at Manhattan Park next Tuesday
  • Ball of Man (BOM)
    From “About Face” by David HackworthHack recognised 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”

Auf Wiedersehen – Kraut.