LEAP YEAR 2020!!!!! February 29! FUN TIMES!

LEAP YEAR 2020!!!!! February 29! FUN TIMES!

Workout Date:



OneCall (QIC)


Kiffin (DR), Tweetsie (DR), Lombardi, Weedeater, Fergie, Jingles (RESPECT), Billboard (RESPECT), Franklin, OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

Low 30’s

I always like to try to Q on special days.  Come up with some theme and make everyone work.  So when a once in a 4 year opportunity came around like February 29 (remember the old poem – except for February which has 28, but in a leap year 29) AND it was on a Saturday (which #CharlieSoto is selective about who he allows to Q), YHC had to take it!  What is a LEAP year?  Why do we do it?  See the AWESOME notes stolen from various internet sources below.

Here we go…..

Meet and greet and stretching since it was cold.  Greet the DR guys and all the regulars.  Missing those that refuse to post when it is below 42.  They actually make workout clothes for cold weather.  Look it up.

1 minute warning, DISCLAIMER

COP – kept with a 20 rep theme for 2020
SSH x 20 IC
IW x 20 IC
TTT x 20 IC
LBAC fwd x 20 IC; bwd x 20 IC
Windmill x 20 IC
Merkins x 22 single count cadence #22Kills (exception to the 20 reps)
Flutters x 20 IC
Tempo Squats x 20 IC

Mosey to the track – line up….LEAP year right?
Lunges – 20 out and 20 reverse back (don’t fall over)
Elevator LEAP (Jump) Squats – 1, run across field, 2, run back, 3, across, 4 etc back and forth up to 20!
[#CrowdPleaser – this was ridiculous.]  – Al Gore on 6
Ab Crunches (LBC’s) – 20 IC
Plyo Merkins – 20 OYO – get your hands off the ground!

Next, since a LEAP year comes every 4 years – we would do my version of 4 corners.  We would, as always, focus on perfect form on every exercise.  And I will say that nobody cheated themselves.
To get to the 1st corner, we played LEAP frog in partners for about 50 yards.  All the way down, explode over!  Remember being a kid and how much fun this was.  Now it seemed like work, especially after all the jump squats!
1st corner – Merkins x 29 OYO, plank on 6; Squats x 29 OYO, Al Gore on 6; Flutters x 29 IC
Mosey to 2nd corner – Diamond Merkins x 29 OYO, plank on 6; Prisoner Squats x 29 OYO, Al Gore on 6; BBSUs x 20 OYO, 6″ on 6
Next corner – Wide Arm Merkins x 29 OYO, plank on 6; , Sumo Squats x 29 OYO, Al Gore on 6; , Heels to Heaven x 29 OYO, 6″ on 6
Final corner – Hand Release Merkinsx 29 OYO, plank on 6; Circle up and hands on shoulders for balance – Calf Raises x 29 IC (BURN); I figured there would be mutiny with 29 Turkish get ups – so 2 arms, 9 reps each arm (total 18)

Mosey to starting point and circle up and as was part of the PERFECT timing of this weinke, there was time for 10 burpees OYO!  Fergie questioned whether that was on the weinke, which I assured him DEFINITELY WAS!  Also, a good thing to remember…10 burpees is always a way to spend around a minute if you are Qing and need a filler.  Especially proper burpees with a full merkin, proper jump up and extension.  The half crap a lot of guys do – worthless, and usually takes them less than 30 seconds.  So, proper burpees 10 – half rep burpees – 20.  Then it’s the same time!


Count-O-Rama – 9
Prayer requests Jingles work; PAX traveling; PAX injured
Prayers unspoken

– There were a lot of reps of a lot of exercises and a decent amount of cardio.  Everyone pushed hard and kicked some BUTT!  Great work!

– HUGE AOQ turnover at #Catapult to Pikachu next Tuesday March 3!!!
– Dragon Boat – check Slack and SIGN up!!
– Rugged Maniac in Charleston Saturday, March 21 – SIGN UP!

LEAP YEAR NOTES – study this for 2024 – sheesh, I’ll be Respect by then
A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a year with 366 days, instead of the usual 365. Leap years are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not 365 days, as commonly stated. The Leap Year keeps the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Leap years occur every 4 years, and years that are evenly divisible by 4 (2004, for example) have 366 days. This extra day is added to the calendar on February 29th.
The name “leap year” probably comes from the fact that while a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar normally advances one day of the week from one year to the next, the day of the week in the 12 months following the leap day (from March 1 through February 28 of the following year) will advance two days due to the extra day (thus “leaping over” one of the days in the week). For example, Christmas Day (December 25) fell on a Tuesday in 2012, Wednesday in 2013, Thursday in 2014, and Friday in 2015 but then “leapt” over Saturday to fall on a Sunday in 2016.
However, there is one exception to the leap year rule involving century years, like the year 1900. Since the year is slightly less than 365.25 days long, adding an extra day every 4 years results in about 3 extra days being added throughout 400 years. For this reason, only 1 out of every 4 century years is considered as a leap year. Century years are only considered as leap years if they are evenly divisible by 400. Therefore, 1700, 1800, 1900 were not leap years, and 2100 will not be a leap year. But 1600 and 2000 were leap years because those year numbers are evenly divisible by 400.
Over a period of four centuries, the accumulated error of adding a leap day every four years amounts to about three extra days. The Gregorian calendar therefore drops three leap days every 400 years, which is the length of its leap cycle. This is done by dropping February 29 in the three century years (multiples of 100) that cannot be exactly divided by 400. The years 1600, 2000 and 2400 are leap years, while 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200 and 2300 are not leap years. By this rule, the average number of days per year is 365 + ​1⁄4 − ​1⁄100 + ​1⁄400 = 365.2425.
Julius Caesar, Father of Leap Year – Julius Caesar was behind the origin of leap year in 45 BC. The early Romans had a 355-day calendar and to keep festivals occurring around the same season each year a 22 or 23 day month was created every second year. Julius Caesar decided to simplify things and added days to different months of the year to create the 365-day calendar; the actual calculations were made by Caesar’s astronomer, Sosigenes. Every fourth year following the 28th day of Februarius (February 29th) one day was to be added, making every fourth year a leap year.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII further refined the calendar with the rule that leap day would occur in any year divisible by 4 as described above.
The first leap year in the modern sense in Britain was 1752, when 11 days were ‘lost’ from the month September with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies

Folk traditions
In Ireland and Britain, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only in leap years. While it has been claimed that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland, this is dubious, as the tradition has not been attested before the 19th century. Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation was deemed to be a pair of leather gloves, a single rose, £1 and a kiss. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap day, February 29, or to the medieval (bissextile) leap day, February 24.
In Finland, the tradition is that if a man refuses a woman’s proposal on leap day, he should buy her the fabrics for a skirt.
In France, since 1980, a satirical newspaper entitled La Bougie du Sapeur is published only on leap year, on February 29.
In Greece, marriage in a leap year is considered unlucky.
In February 1988 the town of Anthony in Texas, declared itself “leap year capital of the world”, and an international leapling birthday club was started.

A person born on February 29 may be called a “leapling” or a “leaper”.  In common years, they usually celebrate their birthdays on February 28. In some situations, March 1 is used as the birthday in a non-leap year, since it is the day following February 28.
Technically, a leapling will have fewer birthday anniversaries than their age in years. This phenomenon is exploited when a person claims to be only a quarter of their actual age, by counting their leap-year birthday anniversaries only: for example, in Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, Frederic the pirate apprentice discovers that he is bound to serve the pirates until his 21st birthday (that is, when he turns 88 years old, since 1900 was not a leap year) rather than until his 21st year.
For legal purposes, legal birthdays depend on how local laws count time intervals.


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