License to Thrill

License to Thrill

Workout Date:





Brown Bag (Nant’an); Boxcar, El Red Cardo, Quaker (QIC)

The Thang:


AO: The Village

Conditions: 37 degrees, Bright

In anticipation of the 25th James Bond Movie YHC thought he would do a “007” inspired beatdown. The beatdown would also incorporate James Bond trivia in between sets (once again I thought the trivia was common knowledge . . . but there were PAX who never saw a James Bond Movie or read any of the books . . . really??). Last night YHC tweeted out some Bond Gif as a prelude, got the secret gate code from Humpback, and asked Brown Bag to put together a Hits list. I also let my fellow Hulkamaniac know that YHC would not be running today.

YHC arrived at The Village around 5:08 to find a vacant, cold, but incredibly well lit parking lot (T-claps to Vit. D for making the AO less eerie or as Hamburglar stated later as he ran past with the Hulkamaniacs, “Less Rapey”)***PSA*** don’t let your guard down around Hamburglar!

The Iron Flag was planted and YHC retreated to his truck for some warmth and to review his Wienke. At the 3 minute mark Boxcar, ERC, and Brown Bag all came rollin’ in. YHC was excited for the support and knew these PAX could handle anything.

5:14:30 – Thirty Second Warning

5:15 – Proper Disclaimer given as Van Halen filled the air

COP: 20 SSH IC; 20 TTT IC; 15 Hillbillies IC; 15 Windmills IC; 22 Merkins IC; 15 LBAC IC; 15 Big Baby Arm Circles (BBAC) IC; 15 LBAC in Reverse IC; 15 BBAC in Reverse

Mosey around the perimeter of AO and finish at the Coupon Pile

“Do yourself a Favor and grab a Paver”


“0-0-7” – A series of 2 exercises with “0” reps and 1 block exercise for 7 reps IC. James Bond Trivia was administered while holding the block overhead.

2 speed laps = “Double 0” – just because we were missing the run group didn’t mean we couldn’t  run!!

Trivia Question #1 – Who is the creator of James Bond . . . absolute crickets (YHC thought this would be easy)

Answer – Ian Flemming (no one had a clue)

Ex #1 – Curls

2 speed laps

Trivia Question #2 – When was the 1st Book written?; When was 1st Movie Released?

Answer – 1953 & 1962 (Maybe this is why no one knows this trivia – no PAX was even alive at this time?!)

Ex #2 – Tricep Extensions


2 speed laps

Trivia Question #3 –  Title of the 1st Book? ; Title of the 1st Movie?

Answer: “Casino Royale” ; “Dr. No” (PAX kept guessing, “007” – poor effort)

Ex #3 – Overhead Press


2 speed laps

Trivia Question #4 – How many actors played James Bond?

Answer: Six (we heard 4, then 7, then 9, then 5 and final ERC got it right. YHC thought it may go on forever)

Ex #4 – Block Squats


2 speed laps

Trivia Question #5 – Name three actors who played James Bond.

Answer: (1) Roger Moore; (2) Pierce Brosnan; (3) Sean Connery (Daniel Craig is most recent)

Ex #5 – Bent Over Rows


2 speed laps

Trivia Question #6 – Name 3 Villains of James Bond

Answer: (1) Octopussy; (2) Dr. No; (3) Jaws (Goldfinger, Pussy Galor and Blofeld were also discussed)

Ex #6 – Thrusters


2 speed laps

Trivia Question #7 –  Name one non-James Bond book written by Ian Flemming

Answer: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (note: also became a movie in 1968)

Ex #7 – Blockees

2 speed laps

Bonus Trivia: Name one popular movie based off of James Bond

Answer: Austin Powers – International Man of Mystery (Honorable Mention for Bourne Identity, Charlie’s Angels, and MacGyver)


Return Pavers to the Coupon Pile

Mary: 20 SSH IC (Quaker); 20 IC (Boxcar); 20 American Hammers IC (Brown Bag); 20 Box Cutters IC (ERC); 15 Freddy Mercury’s IC (Quaker); 15 Merkins IC (Boxcar); 15 Tempo Squats IC (Brown Bag); 15 Plank Jacks IC (ERC)

6:00 – Time Called


Announcements: Dragon Boat – we need rowers; Donate $$ at any AO to support Dragon Boat (give to AOQ); Elite Fridays begin March 13th at the Village

Prayers: Brown Bag’s Daughter, Sophia who is studying abroad in Sweden; prayers for Boxcar’s son who is recovering from the flu

Moleskin: Thanks for humoring YHC this morning. Apparently my common knowledge trivia is not so common. Maybe next time YHC will have to do “Saved By the Bell” Trivia which is probably more in line with the PAX age and useless knowledge.



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