The Pit Backblast: Be A Kid Again Day
07/08/2023. The Pit AO Halleck Park, Papillion, NE
PAX: (12) Longboard, Black Tuesday, Trench, Icy Hot, Ichiro, Hugo, Chernobyl, Kickstand, FNG -True North, Big Rig, Canadian Bacon (Respect, Respect), and Gipper
We also had 3 runners join us for Mary and COT: Low Flow, Invictus, Firewalker
Temperature: Crisp, 61° F morning, minimal wind. A relief from the heat and humidity.
Gipper welcomed 11 PAX to The Pit. Gipper shared the mission of F3, the Five Core Principles, and mentioned that he is not a professional. All exercises are suggestions. Modify if needed and from this point forward, you are assuming a very real risk of injury. We had one FNG-True North from Bismarck, ND.
The PAX moseyed around the duck pond and circled up in front of the pavilion for some warm-a-rama.
Sun gods x 15 IC (both ways)
Windmills x 15 IC
Chinooks x 15 IC (both ways)
Harry Rockettes x 15 IC
Moroccan Nightclubs x 15 IC
String Rippers X 15 IC
The PAX then moseyed to the parking lot south of Volunteer and Blondy Field to start The Thang.
PLANK 30 CT ; CHILCUTT 30 CT ; MERKINS X 10 IC; AMAZING SPIDERMAN (R LEG) X 10 IC; MERKINS X 10 IC; PLANK 30 CT ; CHILCUTT 30 CT ; 10 MERKINS IC; AMAZING SPIDERMAN (L LEG) X 10 IC ; MERKINS X 10 IC
The PAX then moseyed to the area between Fricke Field and the tennis courts for the next exercise.
In Unison and in a two count, PAX does 21 SSH. Reps 1-5 are out loud and reps 6-21 are silent and everyone must stop together at 21. If don’t stop all together, 10 burpees OYO.
Everyone stopped at 21 on the first try. We did one more set to see if we could do it again. The second time went just as well except YHC screwed up the count in his head and ended a rep early. However, he didn’t penalize the PAX for his miscount.
The PAX then moseyed over to the practice football field.
Break into groups of three. The three PAX go into a back to back to back air chair position, leaning on each other. Hold position just like a wall sit. Drop lower and begin to walk as a group from end zone to end zone. Whoever lasts the longest or reaches the other end zone first wins. Others do 10 burpees. It was way harder than how it was described in the Exicon. YHC told the PAX that this exercise will not be making another showing in his future Qs and decided to skip the burpees for the losing teams. Everyone did make it 100 yards.
We then moseyed a short distance to the east of the football field for the next two exercises.
Gipper’s Ring of Fire
Shuffling in a circle going one way until the Q yells out to switch directions. Keep shuffling until the Q ends it. Q can also call out merkins at any time for as many as he wants.
Chop feet until the Q yells out down. Do a burpee. Go back to chopping feet. Q will yell out to pivot hips left or right.
We followed the last exercise with another short mosey to the playground with the three big slides.
Slide n’ Bear Crawl
Slide down a slide then Bear Crawl another entrance to the playground. Choose another slide and bear crawl again. Go down a third slide and then perform a bear hold until all PAX are done.
PAX lay in a circle on their backs, heels up. First PAX jumps up and pushes feet down while going around the circle. PAX try to prevent their feet from hitting the ground. 2nd PAX goes when first one goes back to original spot.
Omaha was called and the PAX moseyed back to the shovel flags for some Mary. Some of the PAX mentioned that they were happy YHC did not incorporate the Tunnel of Love into his beatdown.
LBCs x 15 IC
Reverse crunch x 15 IC
E2K x 15 IC
American Hammers IC going around the circle of PAX
Circle of Trust
Count off and Name-O-Rama
12 Beatdown PAX + 3 running PAX (15 total PAX) with 1 FNG to name.
Always see Slack, What’s App, or Twitter for any other announcements.
Shovel Flag Pass at The Pit in two weeks
Gipper was grateful and honored to have received the Nugent Flag before the workout from Ear Tag.
Circle of Trust Message
Gipper shared that today was “Be A Kid Again Day.” He mentioned that there have been many times where his kids have asked him to play. He admitted that he would rather just sit on the couch and watch TV or be in his phone. The other day he observed his kids playing together, using their imagination. They were having a pretend fireworks stand. They also have played church and school. YHC thought to myself that he used to do what they were doing when he was little. What happened to all that energy, imagination, and enthusiasm to play. So, he reminded everyone, especially today, to be a kid again. Use your imagination. Play with your kids and have fun!
Prayers for Gipper’s work situation.
Firewalker brought everyone in a Ball of Man to pray us out.