Backblast #781 – Twenty Years

AO: The Zoo
Workout Date: 09/11/2021
QIC: Kraut
PAX: Mad Cow, Bald Eagle, Ralphie, Toto, Ketchup, Hoffa, Leeroy Jenkins, Snoop
Pre-Blast: Tomorrow is the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, and YHC is QIC at The Zoo. We will take some time to honor and remember those who died twenty years ago, and I ask that you reflect on where you were that day. 0500 - 9.11k Preruck 0700 - Beatdown 0800 - Coffeeteria Coupons required. NEVER FORGET.

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

6 Pax posted for the 9.11k Pre-Ruck with stops at the GRPD and GRFD: Kraut, Toto, Snoop, Mad Cow, Gravy, Cuddle Buddy


Capri Lap
There were 9 Pax for the beatdown so I had each call out an exercise and count 11 reps:

Mountain Climbers
Al Gore
Flutter Kicks

The Thang

Earlier this week Hoffa and I had a bet on who could get more Pax to post at their workout, with 100 burpees on the line. Due to the generally low turnout, Hoffa suggested that we should just do 100 burpees at The Zoo on Saturday. Unbeknownst to him at the time he suggested it, I was signed up for that Q so I told him I accepted his terms.

Starting at 7:09am: 2 Burpees EMOM for 50 minutes

Grab your coupons and bring them over to the building on the west side of the parking lot.

Pax completed the following routine:

4 stations around the building, each 5 reps: OH Press, Coupon Squat, Coupon BBS, Merkin
After completing your reps, sit the coupon down, run down the staircase, do one lunge each leg, run back up the stairs and down the other side, repeat lunge, return to coupon.

Carry your coupon to the next station by varying methods

EMOM 2 burpees was going on the whole time

With 20 minutes left in the workout YHC doubled all reps (except burpees) and changed the burpees to blockees. Go 2 more laps and then return to the AO.


13 BBS
13 4 Ct. LBC
13 Flutter Kicks
5 Hello Dollys




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