Skunkworks 03/24/2020, a backblast

Skunkworks 03/24/2020, a backblast

5 skunks gathered in a parking lot in south Charlotte at 0530.  Social distance was maintained, no disclaimer given.  YHC gave a few words of instruction, read through the prescribed weinke, started the playlist, and the pax put the work in.  Others joined in virtually from across South Charlotte, their efforts will be documented here.

The Thang:

25 two handed swings

10 2 handed Over-Head presses

10 goblet or sumo squats

Flutter presses: 10 chest presses with the bell while doing 20 total flutters. Each chest press = 1 right and 1 left flutter

Bear crawl (10 yards out and 10 yards back)

Suitcase carry with bell (20 yards out and 20 yards back) switch hands halfway and move As Fast As Possible without running

10 two handed forearm curls. grip the top of the bell handle and curl up. You feel it in the forearms

20 lawnmowers (10 each side, for an extra challenge rotate your wrist so it’s facing out)

20 lunges (bell optional depending on balance, etc. 10 each leg = 20 total)

50 one handed swings (alternate between each swing or 25 left and 25 right)

30 seconds of rest

Rinse and repeat up to 45 minutes.


Gathered skunks: 6 rounds

Alf:  (almost) 7 rounds


The playlist:


The Moleskine:

That was hard.  Can’t short change that this was a solid challenge and with the restrictions just put in place by Mecklenburg County, this might be the go to WOD for the foreseeable future.  But at least my forearms will be jacked.

Wash your hands, kids.  And read this inspiring quote from Teddy Roosevelt.  The critic will not be remembered, not even as a footnote, but the leader will always be remembered.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic

“It’s never enough to be strong, be brave and smart.  Smart enough to be afraid, but brave enough to lead with your heart.” – Dan Yemin

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