Backblast: Northern Aggression

After realizing that nobody had signed up for the Q, and realizing that YHC had yet to Q this month, I added my name to the block and began to scramble for ideas. Having none, I did the next best thing and searched the World Wide Web for Blackblasts at another AO. I stumbled onto this little diddy from South Charlotte called:

“Winter of our Discontent”

Arriving at 5:15 to a brisk 21 degrees (real feel of 16),

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and after seeing 10 familiar PAX (Gilmore, Lovey, Sprinkler, Boone’s Farm, Kay, Dr. Evil, Epstein, Slice & DIce, FloRida), YHC issued a brief disclaimer and led a warm up lap around Harmon Park before:


  • Side Straddle Hops x 23
  • Imperial Squat Walkers x 11
    • For the second straight workout, I completely butchered cadence on this and was bailed out by @Checkbook – Thanks buddy
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  • Windmills x 8
  • Sprinter Stretches
    • note to self, never begin a new exercise by saying “I looked it up and I think this is how it goes” – much berating by @Dr.Evil ensued
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  • Calf Stretches x 9

The Thing:

Mosey to front of City Hall

  • Sprint 25 yards to circle, do 25 merkins and run backward to start
    • Nobody expected YHC to ever use the word “sprint” so there was some confusion at the start
    • yes, I failed to mention the backward part until we finished
  • Sprint 50 yards to far end of grass, do 50 squats and run backward to start
  • Sprint 75 yards to start of building, do 75 mountain climbers and run backward to start
  • Sprint 100 yards to sidewalk, do 100 SSH and run backward to start

Mosey to left side of City Hall

  • 7’s – War Hammers (WWII sit up w/4 American Hammers) at top and Lunges at bottom
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  • Interrupted by train horn which instigated the 5 Burpee rule

Mosey back past City Hall to Mountain Street, and left back to Main Street and back to bank parking lot, stopping at each light pole for 3 jump squats

Mosey to parking lot for LIGHT POLE SUICIDES – sprint from pole 1 to 2, back to 1, to pole 3, back to 1 to pole 4 and back. #sucked

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  • LBC x 20
  • Cindy Crawford x 10 each side
  • American Hammer x 15


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It is always an honor
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Sludgefest 2020 this Saturday will be #Epic

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