Backblast #661 – Triple Nickel + Welcome FNG Bear Hug


DATE: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

AO: Manhattan Park

Beatdown: 5:30am

Weather: 48 degrees and clear skies

QIC: Keto

PAX: Cuddle Bunny, Bobby Flay, Draper, Rain Maker, Madoff, Hoffa, Bart Simpson, Catan and FNG (Bear Hug)

Pre-Blast: No stairs at Manhattan Park but there will be plenty of challenges to overcome. HC below to get in on the action! No coupons necessary. I’m going to try to bring a FNG so you should too!

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 (YHC stumbled through these in brain gloom this morning but we ended up getting them right)

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: SSH, Merkins, Squats, Arm Circles and Mozey XL

The Thang: Slow Mozey through the dark to the sledding hill then PAX performed a Triple Nickel which was: 5 burpees at the bottom of the hill, then run up the hill, then do 5 Worst Merkin Evers (Merkin + Wide Merkin + Diamond Merkin = 1 Worst Merkin Ever), run back down hill. Rinse and repeat for total of 5 cycles. Ended with Kraut Crawl back up the hill (right leg lunge, left leg lunge, squat over and over until you reach the top). Mozey back to AO for Mary.

Mary: Big Boy Sit Ups, Flutter Kicks, Freddie Mercurys, American Hammers

Name-O-Rama – Welcome to F3 Bear Hug!

Circle of Trust (CoT) – Those hills are tough. Lots of things have been tough this year. What would be worse? Facing the hills this morning and the hills of life alone. Need help? Reach out. Know someone in need? Reach out. It’s always better to struggle side-by-side than alone. (YHC should have inserted Ted Lasso quote here but his brain was off this morning. Will have to save it for next time!)

Ball of Man (BOM)

Peace out – Keto