Jornada del Muerto

Jornada del Muerto

Workout Date:





Hoser, Lombardi, Bling, OneCall, Fergie, Boxcar, Headgear, Valvano (QIC)

The Thang:

77 with 99% humidity – the perfect morning to put in some work

Two trends have emerged at our weekly #WaveRucker AO (easily the best beatdown you’ll get ANY week btw):
1. The QIC is responsible for dropping some sort of United States/Military history
2. The QIC tries to one-up the previous Q.  Bling set the bar high and YHC gave it my best

1 minute warning and disclaimer

No COP today, just a quick explanation of the plan and then get to work.  Here’s the plan:
The Manhattan Project (1939 – 1946) was a research undertaking during WWII that produced the first nuclear bombs and the first test of one of those bombs was the Trinity Test on July 16th, 1945 (75 years tomorrow).  The exact origin of the name Trinity Test is not certain, but Trinity=3 and there were 3 viewing bunkers – each 10,000 yards (~5.68 miles) from the test site – North, South, and West of the explosion, so today’s #WaveRucker will be divided into 3 sections.

Evolution #1: This objective will be completed OYO – push yourself!
1. Take ruck and sandbag down Forbus Ct and back (0.3 miles)
2. Drop sandbag and go back down Forbus and back (0.3 miles)
3. Drop ruck and run down Forbus and back (0.3 miles)
Rinse and repeat with the objective of completing at least 2 full rounds.  Evolution ends after 30 minutes!

All PAX demolished this evolution!  No issue completing 2 rounds in the 30 minutes.

Evolution #2: Leave sandbags behind and ruck 1 lap around the lake (~1.5 miles from Forbus and back).
During this Evolution, YHC randomly selected PAX to make their way to the front of the group and set the pace.  Like everything we do at #WaveRucker, this seemed to turn into a bit of a competition with PAX calling for varying degrees of moseying.

Again, all PAX demolished the evolution!  Pace for the ruck was at or below the 15 minute mark – strong!!

Evolution #3: Luckily (maybe?) since we moved so fast during Evolution #2, there was extra time for #3.  It would be needed!

The Trinity Test of the plutonium bomb (same model as Fat Man that was dropped on Nagasaki about a month later) was estimated to be equivalent to a maximum of 5 tons of TNT.  This estimate was made by the most brilliant scientists of the time … and was no where close!  After studying readings taken during the explosion, it was determined that it was equivalent to approximately 21 tons of TNT!

So, YHC figured we should all walk/stumble away from this evolution feeling like we had a bomb dropped on us.

21 Sandbag Excercises – 21 reps of each.  No idea if we can accomplish this in 40 minutes, but push hard the whole time!

  1. SB Merkins
  2. SB Squats
  3. Lying SB Press
  4. SB Calf Raises
  5. Plank SB Side-to-Side Drag
  6. SB Good Mornings
  7. SB Close Grip Curls (hold the end of the SB)
  8. SB Glute Bridges – OC provided an excellent demonstration here since he didn’t have the opportunity to practice last night as he planned. Boxcar could use some form improvement, but he’s 358 days from his next anniversary, so no rush.  It was also at this point that YHC noticed that Bling had broken out his #FiATowel to lay on.  #Stud!
  9. SB Front Load Jump Squats
  10. SB Upright Rows
  11. SB Alternating Shoulder Presses
  12. SB Wide Grip Curls
  13. SB Bounce Lunges
  14. SB Cleans #crowdpleaser
  15. SB Diamond Merkins
  16. SB Bent Over Rows
  17. SB Side Bends
  18. Leg Lifts, SB Overhead
  19. SB Overhead Press
  20. SB Calf Raises
  21. SB Clean & Slam (visualize yourself as the bomb and explode down from the clean)

Somehow OC managed to make it through the full list (the HERO none of knew we needed).  YHC made it through #20 with enough time for 6-7 Clean & Slams and it looked like all other PAX were right around the same point.

Time Called!

I look forward to #WaveRucker every week.  It’s always an amazing workout and the group of #HIM that post can’t be beat!  Glad to see Fergie back out after Bling’s insane beatdown last week!  Hoser never ceases to impress with his vast knowledge of all things US History!  #Mumblechatter (when we could actually breathe) was as good as ever.  Thanks Men!

Count-O-Rama – 8
–  2.0 workouts all Summer on Tuesday @ 1800 – check Slack/Twitter for location
– #FreedToBleed – still need a location  – get with Headgear!
Prayer requests
– Bling’s mom fixing major house leak, OneCall’s M dealing with the getting the school year started, Country


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