Jolly 51

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  • When: 03/14/2020
  • QIC: Doink
  • The PAX: Gravy, Twister, Gizzard, Feud, Culpeper

6 Pax posted in the COVID-19 free (hopefully) gloom at Boondocks 

Q explained today’s workout would be in honor of Jolly 51

On 15 March 2018 a US Air Force combat search and rescue crew that crashed in Iraq near the Syrian border. All 7 airmen on board perished — leaving behind heartbroken family and friends. This crew was a combined service crew (meaning they were Active Duty, Reservist, and Air National Guard) who’s main mission in wartime are performing search and rescue missions. 

In the Air Force, special operators called Pararescue Jumpers (PJs) are larger than life—they are part Navy SEAL, part Paratrooper, part Paramedic, and all badass. They often fly on helicopter crews that include gunners and pilots who are flying them into extremely hostile situations.

The motto of the AF Pararescue is “These Things We Do, So Others May Live” — if that doesn’t epitomize Living 3rd, I don’t know what does…

The seven men who died March 15 in a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter that crash in western Iraq were honored in a memorial ceremony at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia March 21, 2018.


Welcomes and Disclaimers and explanation of the workout finished:

  • SSH x15 IC
  • Reacher x15 IC
  • Michael Phelps x15 IC
  • Hillbilly x12 IC
  • LBACF/LBACB/Chinook/Moroccan Nightclub x10 all IC

The Thang

Coupons picked up, and the pax moved over to the Boondocks pavilion area. 

5 Rounds of: 

Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
.25 mile lap .25 mile lap .25 mile lap .25 mile lap .25 mile lap
10 pull ups10 pull ups10 pull ups10 pull ups11 pull ups
10 coupon manmakers10 coupon manmakers10 coupon manmakers10 coupon manmakers11 coupon manmakers
10 air squats10 air squats10 air squats10 air squats11 air squats
10 HR merkins10 HR merkins10 HR merkins10 HR merkins11 HR merkins
10 box jumps10 box jumps10 box jumps10 box jumps11 box jumps
10 dips10 dips10 dips10 dips11 dips
10 burpees10 burpees10 burpees10 burpees11 burpees

Complete circuit 5X and close out with a lap around the pavilion

5th Round/set was 11 reps each, for a total of 51 Reps of each exercise.

Circle up near the Flag: with time, Pararescue Jumpers are also called PJs — so finished up with 51 Plank Jacks.


Prayers for our nation, world during this coronavirus situation also a reminder how we can be proactive in our community. I recognize I’m luckier than most, and need a reminder how to make sure I am giving back. 

Let’s all stay safe and healthy and work to minimize spreading of any germs.

Thank you for letting me lead gentlemen!

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