• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 08/30/2022
  • AO: Bulldog
  • QIC: Nutria
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Time Frame, Ball Joint, Spiderman, Watts Up (R)

Despite multiple Q-Fails (for which PAX were much more tolerant and forgiving than they had to be), all PAX got a solid beatdown.

After the pledge, quick disclaimer, and warmup of SSH and Peter Parkers (10xIC each), I explained the format: 3 exercises, 30 seconds of work, 10 seconds rest, repeat for 3 rounds. I came prepared with everything including bluetooth speaker for some tunes, so let’s get started. Uh-oh, hadn’t used this speaker in quite a while and it’s got low battery. For that matter, my phone battery wasn’t well charged up either. Oh well, let’s just get going and hope for the best. Mumblechatter commenced with commentary about preparation and the wisdom of leaving devices plugged in to charge overnight…

Circuit 1 = Kettlebell swings, Halos, Merkin pull-throughs

During this circuit, the Tabata timer was not optimized – a condescending male voice interrupted the soothing riffs of death metal to announce exercise transitions. At the end of 3 rounds, I directed PAX to lunge-walk towards the field while I try to fix the timer. Turns out I had to start over and probably made it worse.

Circuit 2 = Big Boys, Flutter kicks, Leg lifts
Lunge-walked toward the road, then mosey back.

Fortunately, Watts Up corroborated my position that charging your phone overnight is not ideal for battery life. Unfortunately, it’s also less than ideal to drain battery power to the point where devices quit working.

Circuit 3 = Kettlebell pullovers, Rows, Curls

Sometime during this circuit is when the bluetooth speaker died, so we pivoted to music straight from the phone, whose battery was holding up well. After 3 rounds, I directed PAX to lunge-walk diagonally through the parking lot to the end of Watts Up’s truck.

Circuit 4 = Goblet squats, Mountain climbers, Superman pull-ups

With 3.5 minutes remaining after Circuit 4, we had time for 1 full round of Mary.   Ball Joint ended things by calling for 1 full minute of LBC’s.

Sign up for Iron PAX challenge throughout September.
Sign up for 50 mile relay on Sept 10.
F3 Dads Roller skating is Sept 17 at Kate’s on Franklin
JJ5K is Sept 24.
Oct 8 is convergence with Lake Wylie region.  Need to pick a different name for this besides “Trans-Vergence.”

Prayers:  Buckeye’s baby, BOS, Turtleman, PAX participating in Iron PAX challenge, Nutria’s brother in law Dylan

Privileged to lead today and grateful to the supportive PAX – the only thing that showed up with low energy level was the bluetooth speaker.

 – Nutria