Ben and Melissa showed up this morning and gave an all out effort. I would go into more detail, but the picture below is worth a thousand words…
Shout out to Traci who ran her longest run to date – 17 miles! Way to go, Traci!!
We had a fun and relaxed session tonight in the wake of last night’s burpee massacre. The women were greatly honored to completely destroy the entire backsides of their bodies with tire flips, dumbbell swings, and more. The men got to do some heavy dumbbell clean and press with some pull work. The highlight of the night was definitely the leg-burner finisher. Very exciting to watch three grown men stand around a tire, facing away from center, and hold a hover squat an inch over the tire to see who will be the last man standing. It warms my heart to see people try so hard…
Melissa making tire flips look effortless
The men personifying the word “machine”
Reaction of the week:
This week Davage reigns supreme again for his resilience during hill sprints. I have never seen somebody blackout and fall face-first into a lawn half way up the hill. Not only does Dave push himself to the blackout, but a few seconds later he triumphantly rises to his feet using his jello-y legs to complete the sprint and as well as two more. Bonus points for the semi-controlled “windmill” action during the last few trips down the hill, too! Way to go, Davage.
This week we had three members take their first 100 Burpee Challenge. This challenge is the gold standard for our gym because it demonstrates: explosive and endurance strength, anaerobic cardio capacity, and mental determination. For their first try:
Davage 14:31 (50 Burpees)
Note that Dave’s reaction to the Burpee Challenge was an extremely close runner up for the Reaction of the Week.
Judy cranking out some tire flips!