PreBlast- Day Zero Challenge

PreBlast- Day Zero Challenge

It is time to challenge yourself. Come out and beat the old you. Or come out and challenge the new you. 9-28-2013, See below for details. HC in comments

 

The Day Zero Challenge 

This Saturday will be the first of a recurring challenge at Day Zero. 

We all dedicate a great deal of discipline, time and effort into participating in F3 workouts. Purple Haze and I want to help you measure your results on a regular basis. The event will consist of several exercises completed over a 1 hour period. It will be the same every time we hold the Day Zero Challenge. (We are thinking every 8 weeks or so). The clock will start at 0700 and end at 0800. You will measure how far you get within the cycle. And then the next time you do it try to exceed your last. 

There will be no coupons, sandbags, etc. It will be just you, your body and your mind. I think it is a safe assumption that the exercises chosen will be difficult and so will the amount you have to do. We wouldn’t call it a challenge if this wasn’t the case. 

There will be no heroes in the back blast or scores posted. If you want Purple Haze and I to keep track of how far you get then we are happy to do so. That way you do not have to worry about tracking your improvement. 

Things to consider:

  1. If you need to warm up, show up early and do so. The  clock will start at 0700. We will have a timer out there so everyone is on the same page. We may even have some tunes going. (requests for music is acceptable but nothing promised. Keep it clean)
  2. We will meet in a COP on the lower fields. This is where we will start. The exercises and clock will be posted so you can see.
  3. 2.0s are welcome but keep in mind that the purpose of this is for you to progress as far as you can within the hour time allotment.
  4. Good form is always a topic at Area 51. Especially when certain individuals are present. You should know the right way to do the exercises. No one will call anyone out. Integrity is expected in everything we do. This is about you only. (Of course, I am sure there will be some healthy motivational banter out there too.)
  5. Bring water because you will be smoked at the end of this. 

Here is an example of how it will work. The sequence has not been determined yet but will be soon. Each set of exercise is followed by a lap around the track. (The lap will consist of every inch of the cement track. If you stay on the outside edge you will be fine. I note this because there are places where you could cut across (basketball court). We will try to put some cones out to guide you)

 

COP- 

Exercise #1-

100 Burpees

Take a lap. 

Exercise #2

100 Squats 

Take a lap

 It will go on like this until one hour expires. We hope to see you all out there. The following Hard Committed Saturday night. I thought is best to put them here so they know I didn’t forget. HC in the comments below. That way you know you will do it. We look forward to seeing you out there.

-Radar

 

Hard Comitted

Bulldog

StageCoach

Stone Cold

Good Hands

Spackler

Bananas

Yo Yo Mah

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Spackler
10 years ago

I should be finishing up my first lap right around the hour mark if 100 birdies are the first exercise….

Bananas
10 years ago

I’m at 10 burpees right now

Purple Haze
10 years ago

This is going to hurt! Badly! For a long time!

Mighty Mite
10 years ago

You can consider this my hard commit.

The Hoff
Reply to  Mighty Mite
10 years ago

You can consider my hard commit…with a Ruck on…and briging 2 FNG’s. Can’t wait

Good Hands
Good Hands
10 years ago

The Hoff will probably stuff his FNGs in his ruck sack and do the exercises that way.

The Hoff
Reply to  Good Hands
10 years ago

Actually I was thinking Bull Dog could fit in there…

The Hoff
10 years ago

You know Bull Dog will be finished with 100 burpees in like 2 minutes…

Purple Haze
10 years ago

Spackler – 100 birdies? Will you reach those in a lifetime of golfing?

Spackler
10 years ago

Ahhhhhh, love auto correct. However if we were talking birdies then I will be at McAlpine until July 2016.

Gullah
10 years ago

This is my hard commit.

Stone Cold
10 years ago

CSAUP. Ruck, seriously, only the Hoff.

The Hoff
Reply to  Stone Cold
10 years ago

Calling all Rucks! We can always take the Rucks when we are smoked (around 50 burpees) and even during sprint times if needed. Can we get a few more Rucks out there?

Iron Horse
10 years ago

Hard Commit. Feelin’ it already. Yee Ha!

Yankee
Yankee
10 years ago

Let’s do this thang! I’m in.

Spackler
10 years ago

Does an empty Ruck count??

Bulldog
10 years ago

My hard commit went a bit soft after seeing “Exercise # 1”

Tiger-Rag
Reply to  Bulldog
10 years ago

Committal dysfunction.

Bulldog
10 years ago

I’m thinking Runstopper has a solution for that…

Purple Haze
10 years ago

Well gentlemen, the Day Zero Challenge is fully planned out. It is absolutely going to be a smokefest. For anyone who finishes it within the hour, you will receive a commemorative plaque and the Day Zero workout will be renamed in your honor (restrictions apply, void where prohibited).

The most brutal part of the workout may be the music Radar has planned. I tried to talk him out of it but he is dead set on playing his Soft Rock playlist…so be prepared to shuffle through the likes of Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt, Rick Astley and Culture Club.

Spackler
10 years ago

Nothing like a little ‘Together Forever’ by Rick Astley to get the blood flowing. If I could I’d like to request a little ‘Rosanna’ by Toto and perhaps ‘Into the Night’ by Benny Mardones. By the way, absolutely unbelievable that no one has the handle of ‘Benny Mardones’ yet.

Gullah
10 years ago

While we’re at it, let’s include some Billy Ocean and Thompson Twins.

Iron Horse
10 years ago

Black Eyed Peas baby…..”Let’s Get It Started” !!

Spackler
10 years ago

I like where your head is at Gullah. A workout is never complete without the soulful motives of Billy Ocean.

Bulldog
10 years ago

Bananas always plays this song on his iPod when we have our golf outings:

http://youtu.be/nd4j1Ms1VYE

Inspirational…gonna miss you Saturday pal

Bananas
10 years ago

i’m sorry if i led you on. that song is about my niblick golf club…

Purple Haze
10 years ago

Not only will this song repeat several times, because it is the most played on his iPod, but Radar will also be wearing the blue suit for the duration of the Challenge workout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N4OaqFqgYI

Champagne
Reply to  Purple Haze
10 years ago

As much as I wish I could be there for the inaugural challenge, I am very thankful I will be DR so I don’t have to suffer this music selection. #bleedingears.

Champagne
Reply to  Champagne
10 years ago

Now a little Rage Against The Machine would do it up right.

49er
10 years ago

Will be Coming back from a week off. I’m in!

Bugeater
10 years ago

I would like to put in music request for Yo Yo Ma and Bulldog of More than a Feeling. Also note this will be my first workout since July 10 for injuries whose source and type will remain undisclosed. Soft commit based on game day decision related to undisclosed aforementioned injury.

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