Backblast by Billy Goat on 02/01/2024

Backblast! Like it’s 1999

AO: Max Bandwidth
Q: Billy Goat
PAX: F3 B and E, BTS Bales, Curves (Aaron Stork), Dig Dug (Todd Fischer), Rio (Andrew DiGiovanni), Dowry (Derrick Wolfe), Dumbledore (Dave Monaco), Elton (Tim), Menthol (Joel Cade), Jay Z – Shawn, F3 Poncharello (Aaron Denn), Rosco P (Rich O’Donnell), Snoopy (Barron Holland)
FNGs: None
Count: 15

Fourteen raving madmen (and a sane, lone runner) donned glow sticks in the gloom for a techno fueled party like it’s Nineteen Ninety-Nine. Warm-up consisted of Side Straddle Hop, Good Mornings, Imperial Walkers, Moroccan Nightclubs, Mountain Climbers, the World’s Greatest Stretch, buttkickers, high knees, and carioca.

The Pax ended Warmarama at the single darkened lot on Abbott’s campus where two of Raleigh’s Finest were treated to a “Blender” inspired workout. At each of the four corners, the HIM performed 11 reps of the following in rotating fashion:

Bobby Hurleys
Mountain Climbers (in cadence)
Apolo Ohnos
“Y-pulls” (prone lat air pulldowns)

Targeting 9 total rounds for the ’99 theme, YHQ interrupted at laps 4 and 6 with equally terrible calls of “Burpee Dans” (4 lunges to 1 burpee across the lot followed by 4 lunges to 2 burpees on the way back…GROAN).

The second equally terrible call was inspired by Menthol’s mention of, “I haven’t done bear crawls in a while.” This was later clarified to be, “I haven’t heard Jamiroquai in a while,” though the damage was done. Paint the Lines in Bear Crawl position with a Hand Release Merkin at the end of each space was executed to the befuddlement of the Po-Po.

After finishing the final rounds, the Pax returned to COT for the finisher: The Godfather of Techno’s (Moby) “Flower” for smooth transitioning between planche haut and planche basse. A beatdown that keeps on giving!

Mary calls from Dumbledore, Dig Dug, and Snoopy were a welcome prelude to the 47 burpee salute. Thanks to all for the birthday wishes!

2nd Friday, 2nd Month, 2nd F event at Fortnight on 9-Feb
Adopt-A-Rio…er…Highway on 24-Feb after The Farm
Highland Games CSAUP hosted by South Cary on 16-Mar
Knightdale Convergence followed by the Pot-of-Gold 5k on 16-Mar

Prayers for our grieving brother, Wrigley. Come back to The Gloom, brother. We’ve got hugs!

Great Push, Men!