Backblast #638 – Bear Crawl Bridge


DATE: Thursday Feb 25, 2021

AO: Ideal Park

Beatdown: 5:30am

Weather: 19 degrees

QIC: Keto

PAX: Yard Sale, Toto, Crosswalk, Hoffa, Forrest

Pre-Blast: You can be certain that we will find a way to fight the slippery surfaces and cold temps tomorrow morning at Ideal Park. Bring a coupon, pack some gloves, and be ready to take on some of old man winter’s last challenges. Plan A might become Plan B which might change to Plan C. But we will crawl on all fours if needed to complete our 5:30 am Thursday beat down. HC below. 

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 is should be you vs you.

Warm-O-Rama: After a Mosey around the lot, PAX lined up for a mix of stationary and moving warm-up exercises.

SSH followed by walking lunge, plank jacks followed by high knees, merkins followed by butt kickers, air squats followed by side shuffles, and arm circles to end the warm-up.

The Thang (1): PAX partnered up for a DORA with 100 merkins, 200 jump squats, 300 LBCs. The partner not doing the exercises did a coupon carry from the exercise zone down to the Ideal Park sign and back, then they switched. Continued pattern until all exercises were complete. Crosswalk got extra points for having a stump he found as his coupon for the day. This also prevented the group from having to execute the Q’s original plan which was to have the one partner farmers carry both his and his partner’s coupon to the sign and back.

The Thang (2): PAX circled up for a series of in cadence stationary coupon lifts, each followed by a bear crawl scramble up and over the bridge in the park. Once on the other side, they jogged back to the starting point and together started another coupon lift. Lifts were:

5 blockees -> bridge bear crawl, 10 coupon curl to press -> bridge bear crawl, 14 lunge and twist with coupon -> bridge bear crawl, 20 alternating coupon merkins -> bridge bear crawl, 24 shoulder-to-shoulder coupon press -> bridge bear crawl, 30 coupon bent over rows – bridge bear crawl (I might have missed or mixed up some here, but you get the idea).

Mary: 20 BBCs, 20 American Hammers, 20 4ct Flutter Kicks


Circle of Trust (CoT) – Worked together today via partner and group in-cadence exercises. It’s not always easy to take these workouts on, but you’ve always got other men here to help you get through. If you need help in other parts of life, reach out. We got you.

Ball of Man (BOM)

Peace out – Keto