Backblast #708 – Answer the Bell

AO: The Zoo
Workout Date: 05/15/2021
QIC: Kraut
PAX: BasicBro, Crotch Rocket, Hasselhoff, Snoop, Hank The Tank, Johnny, Red Ryder, Texas Toast, Ralphie, Miss Daisy, Less
Pre-Blast: Kraut is on Q tomorrow at The Zoo. Get out those running shoes and be ready to get after it with a classic POAS workout. No Coupons required. Pre-Ruck: 0530 Beatdown: 0700 Coffeeteria: 0800

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

Note: At the start of this mornings workout YHC informed everyone that it would be EMOM 1 Burpee from 7am until 8am, regardless of what else we were doing.


20 Mountain Climbers IC
10 Squats IC

The Thang: 
Mosey to Lincoln Park with some pain stations along the way

Partner Dora:
50 Merkins
75 BBS
100 Squats

Mosey to Sibley Elementary, with some pain stations along the way

Partner Dora:
50 Pull Ups
75 Lunges
100 Hello Dollys

Indigenous Peoples Run to The Tunnel until 196

Partner Work:
AMRAP LBC while your partner runs up the tunnel and back
Rinse and repeat 2x

Mosey back to the AO

As a reminder, the EMOM 1 Burpee was going on throughout all of this.

YHC shared the story of Cassius Clay vs Son y Liston 1.  In this boxing match Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, was a 5-1 underdog.  He defeated the reigning champ in the seventh round.  He won by doing the simplest thing: answering the bell.  He didn’t want to continue, and nor did Sonny Liston, but after round six there was one difference – he stood up and Sonny did not.  YHC believes that life is “fought” in rounds and that you always need to answer the bell.  You can win rounds, and you can lose them, but if you don’t get up to fight you are always giving up.



Auf Wiedersehen – Kraut