IronPAX Week 1 Challenge at the Crucible – Back Blast – 8.7.18

Yesterday began the 2018 August IronPAX Challenge. This has been in anticipation for several PAX members over the last few weeks as we have waited for this to arrive.

After seeing the workout on Sunday, many of us, including myself had mixed feelings about Tuesday. We knew the workout would be hard, but I don’t think we all anticipated it to as rough as it was.

Conditions: Weather was pretty decent, still some humidity in the air which would prove to be a game changer near the end of the workout.

PAX: Catfish, Gypsy, Hot Wheels, Huggies, Nino, Pork Chop, Fergie, McAfee (Q)

Before we began the workout we took some time to warm up and stretch. Then I walked us through each exercise and demonstrated correct form for each one so we all had the same idea of what needed to be completed.

Around 5:35 AM, we lined up and we ready to roll. Here was the workout:

4 Rounds for time:

50 Air Squats

40 Big Boi Situps

30 Merkins

20 Bonnie Blairs (Jump Lunges, have to complete right and left leg to count as one rep)

10 Burpees

400 Meter Run

After the first round of exercises, we started the run and at that point, I knew it was going to be a leg heavy workout. My legs felt so heavy already and we were not even a quarter of the way through it.

Catfish and YHC set the pace early, but many of the PAX were not far behind. As we spread out, it seemed to be that we found ourselves in pairs pushing one another which was huge. Nino and Gypsy were taking turns pushing each other. Pork Chop kept nipping on their toes. All the while Huggies and Hot Wheels were going rep for rep throughout the final two rounds. Both were pushing each other past their comfort level. As they left for the final lap, Fergie was just ahead of them and all three had a strong finish.

A big shout out to Catfish for leading the PAX today. He definitely pushed me past my limits and I think we all got stronger from this challenge today.

Here are the times for those interested. (I have included the Bayside times as well)

Catfish – 20:48.71

McAfee – 20:52.76

Nino – 26:12.03

Gypsy – 26:20.53

Shuttlecock – 26:45

Fanny Pack – 26:56

Thumbtack – 27:10

Sadie – 28:39

Pork Chop – 30:29.24

Banana Bread – 32.18

Sparky – 33:00

Gilly – 34:20

Fergie – 35:35.48

Huggies – 35:40.77

Hot Wheels – 35:43.04

Great job this week boys! Hope to see you all out next week and welcome anyone else who wants to join in.

If you decide to do this at another workout, please send me your name, e-mail address and a time so I can submit it on your behalf.

-McAfee Out

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