Not Your Father’s Jamaican Bobsled Team

Posted on Posted in Backblasts
  • When: 02/03/2022
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Mello, Third Eye, Crotchless, Bartles & Jaymes, Roddy

6 HIMs of Asgard eagerly posted in the unseasonably mild gloom.  The pax were eager after YHC posted that no coupons were required, and no lifting would take place for today’s beatdown.  YHC was anxious to get back in the gloom following two and a half days of quarantine waiting for his COVID test to come back negative- and it did, just in time for him to keep his Q.  And true to his word, there was no lifting…


  • SSH x24 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x10 IC
  • BAC backwards x10 IC
  • Reach through x10 IC
  • Imperial walkers x10 IC
  • Squats x10 IC
  • Merkins x10 IC

The Thang

It’s the day before the Opening Ceremonies of the 24th Winter Games.  YHC felt it would be the perfect time to introduce the Fleming Island pax to bobsledding.

  • Pax broke up in two groups of 3
  • Group 1 pushes YHC Miata (which is about the size of a bobsled) around the parking lot, with each pax changing positions every 70-80 meters
  • Group 2 performs burpee suicides until Group 1 returns to the start then switch

The XXIV Winter Olympics- 24 reps of each of the following exercises

  • O– OPP- overhead claps in air chair, plank jacks, and Peter Parkers
  • L– Lunges
  • Y– Yurpees- crowd pleaser
  • M– Merkins
  • P– Pattycake Merkins
  • I– Imperial Squat Walkers
  • C– Carolina Dry Docks
  • S– Squat Jumps

YHC always thought that this next exercise should not be done in place, so…

  • Traveling Apolo-Ohnos on lap around parking lot- pax advanced forward with each side hop, so more of a diagonal hop…

Finished the last 5 minutes with (all OYO)

  • Bonnie Blairs x24
  • Freddy Mercury’s x24
  • LBCs x 24
  • Flutter Kicks x24
  • High Plank x24 count
  • Box Cutters x24


YHC spoke about being thankful to being out again after 2 ½ days of quarantine until he received his negative COVID test results.  He also talked about praying for all first responders and healthcare workers.  This surge is different in that it has affected many healthcare workers resulting in even a larger than previous shortage of healthcare workers of all disciplines.  Those that are still toting the line are fatigued and need encouragement and prayers to persevere through this and any future surges.  YHC asked for prayers for himself as he is faced with staffing shortages in his department, and he has had to resume treating patients on top of his other responsibilities as the manager of the department.  But, as he reminded his own team, this is what we do.  Our patients rely on us, and we need to be there for them. 


  • Crotchless’ son Ian and the Bailey family as they are about a week out from Ian’s next scan- prayer for best outcomes
  • Heisenberg, and Barry Shinkoff’s M all battling cancer
  • Those suffering from COVID, and those on the front line helping them
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Pledge

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