There was some traffic this morning at The Gladiator, but it wasn’t other men from the PAX, it was a bunch of utility men performing electrical repairs.
I almost started recruiting them to join in the beatdown because, as it’s been one time before, a large crowd of ONE showed for this MASTERS beatdown. Thank you for posting Shrinkage!!!!
Shrinkage and I began with a short mosey around the parking lot and then down to the pitch for a warmup and our first set.
With this beatdown, the exercises spelled out the word MASTERS. The first set was completed on the pitch performing the following.
Modified Merkin Ladder:
At the pitch run to the opposite end of the field and perform 10 Merkins. Run back to the other end and perform 9 Merkins. Continue this process until you are back where you started for 1 Merkin. 10, 9, 8, 7,…1 M complete
The next exercise was Aiken Legs.
20 Squats, 20 Star Jumps, 20 Lunges, 20 Bonnie Blairs
Run a lap and repeat. After the second set, Shrinkage and I had a hard time getting our legs moving for the second lap around the pitch. As I write this, my quads and glutes are still sore! MA complete.
We then had a short mosey over to the tennis court parking lot for some StairBarrow StepUps.
Partner up. Same as step ups but at the curb in a wheelbarrow position. Partner steps up with both hands to the top of the curb then his partner performs a squat. The partner then steps back down from the curb and the partner performs another squat. Repeat this 10 times. MAS complete.
Tortoise and the Hare BOMBS:
Coupon Hill, One Large Coupon
Partner 1 treks up and down the hill with coupon while the other partner 2 performs the exercise. After partner 2 completes the exercise, he runs after partner 1 and they flapjack. Continue this process until both partners have completed 5 sets of each exercise.
5 Burpees, 10 Outlaws, 15 Merkins, 20 Big Boy Sit Ups, 25 Squats
We were running low on time and only made it through the second set of BBSUs. MAS and part of T complete.
Even though we didn’t get a chance to completely spell out MASTERS, we were pretty spent and headed back to the flag.
Since it was just the two of us, we really couldn’t make a circle for our customary COT. So, we quickly discussed breakfast and headed to the cafe for some well-earned grub.
Even though there were only two for this beatdown, I really appreciate the camaraderie and accountability provided! Thank you for posting, Shrinkage!