Burpee Ladder of Regret

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  • When: 02/27/2024
  • QIC: Tron - (RR)
  • The PAX: Farah & Farah (RR), Updraft (RR), Extinguisher (R), LIFO (R), D5, Septum, Bruiser

A good mix of HIMs (old farts, young bucks, and regular dad-dudes) appeared in the coolish gloom of Chop Shop.  The temps, combined with the waning gibbous phase of the brilliant full moon, provided perfect conditions for a simple and straightforward beatdown.

After a warmup of in-cadence 1) tempo squats, 2) Don Quixote’s, 3) chinooks, 4) mountain climbers, and some OYO merkins (maybe one more I’ve forgotten), we moseyed to the playground for the main course, the Burpee Ladder of Regret.

We performed a modified version of this workout, with a 200m (+/-) run, or lunge option EACH ROUND, followed by 15 burpees, then a round with 14 burpees, then 13 burpees…..all the way to a 200m run or lunge and 1 burpee.  Timing was perfect, as we ended at about 44 minutes and some odd seconds.   Pretty much a cardio burner.  Simple.  Solid.

Word of the day was “longevity”.  During the burpee ladder, I allowed everyone to skip the jump at the end of each burpee (with few takers, I might add).  I positioned this to basically say, “save your joints for the long run”.  If you did 100 jumping exercises 3 times a week, every week for 20 years, you would have well over 300,000 extra jumping stressors  on your joints.  The message was to work out smarter, so that you can continue to do at age 65 what you do at age 45.  Hard to do and understand when you are “bulletproof” at 45.  Double respecters are living proof that working out smarter pays dividends in the marathon of life.

Announcements (3-on-3 tourney, Town Hall on March 7), prayers for Pax and their respective circles of influence, and pledge.

Fun morning.  Fun to lead.  Don’t think I was grumpy either.

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