PAX: Candu, Early Bird, FNG Brian Willard aka Postman, Hardtail, Kit Kat, Laces Out (Respect), Ohms, Picasso, Prosciutto, Ringwald, Sidekick, Speed Bump, The Count (Respect), Whittler
AO: Hill City
45°, Broken Clouds, felt like 41°, Humidity 86%, Wind 2 mph East
Prosciutto aka the Salty Italian had ants in his pants but we managed to get on the same page about F3 being free, not led by a pro, is better when we all try hard but don’t be stupid and HOO BOY it’s great to be an American where we can gather under our flag and suck wind together.
Mosey to the Walking Bridge but not before circling up en route for 15 x 8 Count Body Builders IC. Nice and slow to make sure we got our form straight. Mosey continued to the start of the bridge.
The Burpee Bridge
Prosciutto wasn’t just kind enough to show up today but also gave our FNG a demo of the perfect burpee. It was a sight to behold. The PAX then performed 10 burpees OYO.
Mosey with some pace to the halfway point of the bridge, hold Al Gore for the stragglers then 10 more burpees OYO.
Rinse and Repeat at the end of the bridge, then back again at the halfway and start point.
50 total burpees. 51 for Prosciutto (yes, he made sure we kept a correct count).
Mosey back to the foot of Mount Midoriyama where the PAX partnered up for what began as a Bear Crawl 123. Partner 1 bear crawled to the top and crawled bear back down while Partner 2 began their Merkins x 100, LBC’s x 200 and Squats x 300. YHC noticed time was speeding by and the bears were crawling pretty slowly so we switched to your standard Dora 123. Partners alternated running the hill and performing their prescribed reps until time was called. Most pairs had reached the 200 squat point and were sucking wind.
Everyone’s favorite Salty Italian handles accountability like a real man and welcomed a dose of the flutter kicks he missed on Tuesday when he told his pals he’d be there. We won’t name names but he wasn’t the only one…
- Flutter kicks x 25 IC
- Low Plank (unless you’re Ohms) x 25 IC
- American Hammers x 15 IC
- High Plank (unless you’re Ohms) x 25 IC
- Aaaaaaaaaand 5 more burpees for good measure OYO
Freedom isn’t free! Cheesy, sure, but it hits home after spending 12 hours carrying heavy things for miles and miles (plus some other fun activities) in honor of what transpired at the Bataan Death March during WWII in 1942. Vila and I finished the GORUCK Bataan Tough event in Nashville this past weekend and it was, well, tough. But, fortunately, at no time were we bayoneted, run over with a tank, decapitated or any number of other horrible atrocities. It’s easy to forget how fortunate we are to assemble every week to workout while an American flag is firmly planted in the ground nearby. It was a privilege to give a quick recap of the march and remind some high impact men how great we have it in the gloom
Highly recommend reading Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission
Also highly recommend any GORUCK event. www.goruck.com/tough
FBC – April 13, 2018 (Location: Longhorn)
Chattanooga MS Walk – April 21, 2018 9:00 Am
Hamilton County Area Special Olympics – April 21, 2018 10:00 AM
Rock Creek Brow Beater Trail Race – April 21, 2018 8:00 AM
OTB Opportunities – Recurring Fridays (Runs/Rucks)
Chattanooga GO Ruck August 2018
Memphis Grow Ruck Q3 2018
Tough Mudder September 2018
04/14/2018 Mr. Clean (Landfill)
04/16/2018 Vila (Beast Ridge)
04/17/2018 Sidekick (Hill City)
04/18/2018 Ohms (The Griff)
04/19/2018 Ringwald (Hill City)