Thrive Challenge – March 2020

Thrive Challenge – March 2020

The Thrive Challenge is always a different F3 workout, no cadence, no COP, no Mary.
This is you vs you to set a baseline (If your first time) to compare back to at a future challenge or hopefully crush your last challenge if not your first.

It goes like this…
Perform exercise 1 using whatever time you need to still have the best form you can muster. Once complete you will run, walk or crawl a predefined lap around the perimeter of the parking lot which is about 1/3 of a mile.
Get back and complete exercise 2, do lap, etc.

Get through as much as you can until time is called. If you cheat or cut corners you are only hurting yourself and your baseline. I don’t care if it takes the whole time to get through one or two things, that will be the baseline you will work towards crushing the next time. For example, bend those elbows on a merkin, and do the full rep, don’t race and “bounce” the merkins, etc.

Mountain Climbers – 100 (count each leg as one, i.e. civilian count, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc. if you have posted you understand how for some this is the challenge. #SMH)
Calf Raises – 150 (50 regular, 50 toes pointed in, 50 toes pointed out)
Merkins – 100 (25 wide, 25 regular, 25 narrow (elbows close, also called “perfect/Ranger Merkin”), 25 diamond)
Burpees – 50
Carolina Dry Docks – 100
LBCs – 100
Jump Squats – 100
Dollies – 200
Squats – 100
Rock Hoppers – 100
Russian Twists (American Hammer) – 100
Burpees – 100
Burpees – 200

Results (current in bold, if you had prior results they are in italics):

Shepherd – 25 Squats21 Squats 
Gypsy86 Rock Hoppers – 41 American Hammers
Hair Band – 56 Dollies – lap after dollies
Bernanke – lap after Dollies65 Dollies
Christmas – 1/2 lap after squats
Madison – 1/2 lap after squats
No Regerts – 1/2 lap after squats
Full House – 25 Rock Hoppers30 Dollies
Glass Joe- 106 Dollies – 4 Squats
Kilt – 1/4 lap after LBCs
Unplugged – 82 Dollies


Solid work by all out there this morning!
Results always vary for many valid reasons… Lack of sleep, not hydrated well, but more importantly as you get stronger you will be able to have better form in many of these things and that could take a little longer.
There is nothing wrong with being a little slower while having better form.

For those also doing the 2020 March Madness challenge you also knocked out your 150 Merkins since there is a Merkin in a good form burpee. So sayeth everyone but Madison.

While there is not much actual leading at this type of beatdown it is still awesome to see everyone pushing themselves and an honor to be a part of a group of men trying to accelerate, AYE!

Hair Band

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