AO: The Shadows

When: 10/24/2020

PAX:

Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Domo, Frostbyte, Hollywood, Kingpin, Night Train, Radio, Raging Cheetah, Stimpy, Thighmaster,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Frostbyte


The BackBlast:

Warmup

Classic warm-up moves including ‘Mericans, Little Baby Arm Circles (gradually growing to pterodactyl circles), Willie Mays Hayes, Side Hhuffle Hop, and more.

The Thang

YHC revealed the theme of the day which was workouts themed around a few horror movies. Four in total.

Arachnophobia

Spider crawls (AKA crab walks) on the winding path around the playground. This involved a couple audibles by YHC making that progressively shorter as a reminder set in of how killer these things are over a distance.

Night of the Living Dead

Switching to the zombie movie theme, we did a zombie chase. This also ties in with the general horror movie trope of a slow-moving nefarious character that always somehow catches up. YHC started with lunch box, while all other PAX ran 10 strides and did a burpee, then another 10 strides and two burpees, followed by 10 more strides and four burpees, etc. YHC was the zombie, and whenever another was overtaken they became a zombie and switched to lunge walks. Like the survivors of most horror movies, Hollywood figured out a way to cheat the system and did make it across the field, thus surviving the zombie movie. We followed by one more round, this time starting with Hollywood as the zombie.

Bird Box

Playing off the blindfold theme, we had all PAX either close their eyes or pull their hoods over their heads and bear crawl all the way across the field. In so doing they had to tackle their fears. Hollywood and YHC monitored and gave audible instructions to keep them going in the general correct direction. We followed up by a race between YHC and Hollywood with it being our turn to bear crawl blindfolded.

The Ring

7 moves for a minute with progressively harder moves, in honor of the 7 days you have to live after you see the haunted VHS tape of The Ring. YHC relieved some of the plot with each move. Kingpin was thoroughly spooked by the end, so all in all a big success.

Mary

With some extra time to spare, started in on Mary as a group with each PAX in order sharing their favorite move and each move running for a minute. Finished up with held plank, and thanks to suggestions from Domo and Raging Cheetah extra time was tacked on and of course enjoyed.

Announcements/Prayers

  • Thinking of Coco and his M with three kids in the car driving cross-country
  • YHC requested prayer for a brother-in-law who is recovering from Corona virus and hoping to fly back to the US from Africa, and also his family especially the mother who is quite sick.
  • Kingpin shared the good news of becoming a grandpa with a new grandson (and future PAX of course).

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