March Madness

March Madness

Workout Date:



Texas Ranger


Geno, Spork, Beefsteak, Rubber, Brown Bag, Texas Ranger (QIC)

The Thang:


60’s, clear and perfect

Well its March again and we are right in the midst of March Madness. Gotta love it when one of your teams flames out in the first round… to a 14 seed… by one point. Ugh, but at least my other school had a decent showing. You gotta love March Madness though, seeing the cinderella teams knock off perennial powers. Guys going all out and diving for loose balls because the season is on the line and for some guys their playing careers. That was the inspiration for this morning, and it seemed like the perfect time to bust out a prop that I hadn’t used in a while.

1 Minute Warning

Quick intro and disclaimer given and we’re off!


SSH x 20 IC, TTT x 20 IC, Windmill x 15 IC, IW x 20 IC, LBAC x 15 IC, LBAC IR x 15 IC

Then I busted out today’s inspiration: a basketball.

The rules were simple:

  • If the ball hits the ground at any point during the workout, somebody calls out “Loose Ball” and a 3 burpee penalty for everybody.
  • The first person to recover the loose ball could then deal out 2 extra burpees to anybody they choose (the person who dropped the ball cannot be the first one to recover)

Then we continued on with the beatdown… Indian Run around the AO to the coupon pile (since I had the basketball first, I told them that I could throw it to another person at anytime so they had to be ready). 

One loose ball during the indian run, 3 burpee penalty.

The THANG – 
Take Coupon (and the ball) to the big lot and partner up for some fastbreak drills. Since we had 6 it worked out perfectly. 

Each pair would take turns passing the ball back and forth to each other as they side-stepped the full length of the parking lot and back, while the rest of the PAX would do an AMRAP exercise and make sure that the pair didn’t drop the ball.

Round 1 – Curls

Round 2 – OH Press

Round 3 – Squats

I think we had three drops – 9 burpee penalty for everybody


11’s – no… The Sweet 16 is coming up… 16’s!

Bobby Hurley’s and two count Air Presses, while passing the ball around

(Multiple drops during this round)

Mosey back to the Coupon pile to drop off the blocks

MARY/Stretching – Few quick sets while passing the ball around (same rules still applied)



Couple of VERY close calls, but no drops!


Count-O-Rama – 6

Announcements – Grow Ruck, Freed to Bleed in May
Prayer requests – Geno’s dad, Rubber’s M and their health

Always an honor to lead!

– TR

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