Patriotic Fun Facts

by | Jul 3, 2018 | Back Blasts

QIC: Haka
PAX POSTED: No-see-um, Dillio, Endo, No-ski, Vanellope, DBA, Rockwell, NotoriousNYC, Grouper

Great day for a July 4th themed beatdown in the gloom, double digit midget made it even better. YHC was prepared with some patriotic tunes and fun facts to get us in the Independence Day spirit!



Star Jumps OYO

Star Planks IC

Hip Opening Mountain Climber IC

Salute Planks facing the flag IC

Tabata (20 sec work 10 sec rest x 8 rounds)

Alternating Star Jumps and Star Planks

In Honor of 7/4/1776 we performed the following sequence. This looked easier on paper.

7 Rounds:

4 Burpee

17 Merkins

76 Mountain Climbers


Indian Run toward Sun Lake:

Stopped for Fun Fact #1 and Exercise – Did you know…of the 13 colonies, 9 voted in favor, 2 voted no (SC, PA), DE undecided, NY abstained. 13 Lunges each leg, 13 Pike Press.

Continue Indian Run down Sun Lake:

Stopped for Fun Fact #2 and Exercise – Did you know…that there have been 27 different official versions of the flag since 1777? 27 Burpees.

Mosey back to courts:

Fun Fact #3 and Exercise – Did you know…the flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio – 17 Star Jumps

Fun Fact #4 and Exercise – Did you know…the average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest at age 70, and Edward Rutledge was the youngest at age 26 – 45 Squats

Grand Finale:

YHC was prepared with some large sparklers. There was a minor lighter malfunction due to excessive sweat but he prevailed. Men did burpees until the sparklers went out. Well, time was up so YHC had to stomp them out, those things lasted a lot longer than suspected. Hopefully the smoke plumes at 6:15 AM didnt alarm any gloom residents.


@Haka enjoys wet men, especially @no-see-um, makes him happy. Weird.

Prayers for No-see-um’s family friend as she undergoes recovery from accident

Prayers for Rockwell

Glad to be able to be out with like minded men, focused on what really matters in life


Mole Skin: July 4th CSAUP Rucking event, meet at courts ready to go at 6am. A good time will be had by all.

We are planning an Aug 11th beatdown in Lakewood Ranch, put it on your calendars.

We are planning a GoRuck event on 9/21 in Tampa. Be on the lookout for more details on this. GoRuck has said they will be releasing event discounts next week. =) Speak up if you need help with rucks and weights to use.