F3 / Skunk Works – BackBlast – 05-15-12

F3 / Skunk Works – BackBlast – 05-15-12

Twelve men issued forth from the gloom for the inaugural Skunk Works.

 

THE PAX

The Shore

Sparky

APK

Custer

49er

Heinz

Joker

Nibbler

Countertop

Slap Shot

Stone Cold

Tiger Rag (QIC)

 

THE THANG

Warm Up

  • SSH x 35
  • Runner’s stretch
  • Triangle stretch

 

Here Be Dragons

  • 100 burpees for time (10 min cap)

 

Stations (2 cycles)

  • 50 lb. sandbag carry x 100 yards, 5 sandbag burpees with overhead press
  • Slosh Pipe carry x 100 yards
  • Plank Pull x 50 ft, tire + 20 lbs (left, right, head first, feet first)
  • Upright rows x 15 (45 lb or 35 lb plates)
  • Merkins in queue (x 20), planks

 

Plate-O-Rama

  • Hairburners (Standard) x 2
  •  One-armed Hairburners x 2 (L, R)
  • One-legged Hairburners x 2 (L, R)
  • Hairburners (Std.) x 2

 

Little Mary / Stretch

  • Low Flutters x 25 (hold ’em)
  • Dolly x 25 (hold ’em)
  • Stretch-O-Rama

 

COT

 

MOLESKIN

  • Tclaps to the Pax for supporting the new workout despite the palpable feel of mutiny on the first call out…100 burpees for time, the first of many Skunk Works sets designed to have the Pax face their dragons.
  • Slosh Pipe 1.0 (4″ x 10 ft PVC, half filled with water) debut met with mixed results and goes back to the lab for fine tuning.  Solid concept, but can’t get the confounded thing to stay water tight.  Slosh Pipe 2.0 forthcoming.
  • Sandbag burpees ravaged the 10-mil bags and showered the Pax with sand on the press.  Back to the lab for testing on Sandbag 2.0.  Anyone in the Nation have, or have a source for, truck inner tubes?
  • How do you take a sublime exercise like the Hairburner (plate push) and make it better?  Take away appendages.  The Pax buffed the parking lot to a lustrous shine with one-armed and one-legged Hairburners.  Tclaps to Heinz (aka Wookie), who needed a longer runway, and Joker, who is, for my money, the fastest Pax on four limbs in the Nation.

 

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shawn heath [Joker]
8 years ago

Great workout today at the first ever Skunk Works. Triple Claps to Tiger Rag and Stone Cold for getting this thing launched. Today’s workout delivered on its promises… unconventional and very challenging. I encourage others to come on out.

Dredd
Dredd
8 years ago

100? Seriously? 100? You guys are tough down there.

Blue
Blue
8 years ago

This looks like it was a certified beat-down. Slosh pipe and sand bags…solid. nice work

Stone Cold
Stone Cold
8 years ago

Still gettin’ the sand out of my hair…oh wait, I have no hair. Great first Skunk works, PAX! More innovation to come for sure. Keep an open mind and the Will to push your limits.

The Shore
The Shore
8 years ago

100 burpees was a great way to welcome in the new workout. Loved the pain. Can’t wait to use those tires out on the field. I was still shaking from pure exhaustion while eating my cereal back home. Bring it on!

HitMan
HitMan
8 years ago

That just looks nasty

We should have a four-limb race between Joker, Silence, and Red Warrior – tough call

6Mike
6Mike
8 years ago

thank goodness I live in town, at least thats my excuse for missing – ouch

Moniteur
Moniteur
Reply to  6Mike
8 years ago

I second that

Gnarly Goat
8 years ago

dude.

Ann & Hope
Ann & Hope
8 years ago

Ouch.

Hit – Throw Rook in the four-limb race too.

Byron
Byron
8 years ago

Tiger Rag,

Nice work! Way to take Diamondhead down south. I get my giant tires from Gerrard Tires off Craighead, near I-85. They are free and they might have old inner tubes they would be willing to part with. I am heading there in a few weeks if you want me to check on it.

Hops
Hops
8 years ago

Can’t wait to join you fellas next week. Pain…’tis good for the soul

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