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 […]

The 210 Workout: A Bridge Nearly Too Far

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No better way to start the weekend than with a Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless workout on a Saturday morning.  Thirteen indefatigable Badlanders and two of our brothers from Jacksonville showed up at 7:00 am for the inaugural 210 Workout, which consisted of a nice sunrise stroll on the State Road 210 Intracoastal Bridge and […]

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 […]

No Jump Genesis

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Welp, it’s that time again.  Time for YHC to get off the sidelines and get back into the game.  Special T-claps to Hollywood for keeping the Genesis afloat in my absence! Welcome Gypsy from the mothership! Toxic was in rare form as he informed us at the start of the workout that he was under […]

VQ Better Late Than Never…

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The Thang: Warm up Side Straddle Hop – 20X Windmill – 15X Chinook – 10X Finkle Swings – 10X each leg Michael Phelps – 20X Mosey to Crosswater – Carioca, High knees, butt kicks, backwards, bear crawl across Davis Park Stations of the Cross Station 1: PAX does together – Wilt Chamberlains – 100 LBC’s, […]

The Man Behind the Mask

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In the frigid gloom (for Northeast Florida; ok… closer to 50 degrees), YHC greeted the Pax behind a Darth Vader mask, reminding them that he wasn’t their father (cue the movie trailer) … and that he was too busy conquering intergalactic space to be an exercise professional. Thus, knowing one’s abilities and limitations, and performing […]

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 […]

I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This

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15 PAX, including 2 FNGs made the decision to get better and posted in the gloom during this Florida-Georgia weekend here in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida. What does this eventful occasion mean to YHC? Not a whole lot. He’s a Thundering Herd and Mountaineer fan.  So we begin. COP We started a little differently. YHC brought […]