Frosty Balls

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YHC rolled into the frozen Florida tundra parking lot past a herd of caribou and a solitary penguin. YHC ran off the arctic creatures and the snow was shoveled from the flag circle. The hoi polloi rolled in soon after on their snowmobiles and dog sleds. Warm-up: hot chocolate and… Lap around island and 20 SSH Lap […]

Burpees Equal Discipline

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YHC rolled into the lot of Davis Park to see a horde of PAX already gathered in the mosquito-ridden gloom doing versus stretches and mumblechattering (mumblechatting?). YHC pulled his hand me down from a hand me down Mazda Tribute next to the Beamers, Audis, and Caddys that are common in the Badlands due to 89% of […]

Badlands Fit Test #1

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25 PAX including 3 FNGs gathered in the mosquito-infested gloom of the Badlands to record some metrics. Warmup- 10 SSH IC 10 Imperial Walkers IC 20 Prisoner Squats IC 10 Peter Parker IC 10 Parker Peter IC 10 Mountain Climbers IC 8 Merkins IC Mosey to the church for…. The Thang- Fitness Test: 7 minutes of […]

Spartan Test

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22 PAX gathered in the gloom for the final Jumanji-led metric of the fall quarter. Big Bird had a premonition of doom when looking at a Spartan Race email blast. And indeed his premonition came true as the PAX did a brief warm-up and then headed to the track for The Thang…. The Thang- Spartan […]

Bleeping Test

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The time had come to do some bleeping work. YHC got to the park early to measure out the required 20 meters distance and setup all the while watching his 6 for rapist and midnight crazies. The only incident was the sight of what appeared to be a crack-head in long underwear running down the […]

Beep Test PreBlast

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At Anthill 10/31 we will do our third fitness check (previously the MANatee and Burpee/Merkin/Situp/Pullup challenge) to track our improvement. The beep or bleep test is a widely used method to measure cardiovascular fitness and max oxygen uptake (VO2 max). How it Works The Standard test has 21 levels, and each level consists of a […]


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YHC thought it was time to record some hard data on fitness so the PAX could see if they are still climbing the mountain or sliding back down. We also discussed the JAX Core Value for October: We DFQ. Challenge is to memorize the core value and supporting quote: “The greatest glory in living lies […]


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9 PAX gathered in light showers to start the week off right. COP: 10 SSH IC 10 Michael Phelps IC 10 Chinook IC 10 Chinook Squats IC 4 Snuffys IC (just to make them do it) 8 Merkins IC 8 Peter Parker IC 8 Parker Peter IC 10 Benchbees OYO To the playground for a 6 […]

A note from the Interwebs of Star-Trek

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Straight from the interwebs of Jacksonville and deep space here is your backblast. Thang 10 burpees because Farah was late to the field SSH IC x 5 Merkins IC x 9 Mountain climbers IC x 20 To the bball court for some practice avoiding BCD behaviors No blaming: 3,6,9,12 ascending burpee suicides No complaining: 5, 10, […]