Only 4 PAX dared to brave the rain for today’s special unveiling of “Big Bertha”.  Standing in at 4’6 tall and weighing a whopping 482 lbs (unofficial) and making her first appearance on the F3Lutz FOP (field of pain), Bertha was ready to dish out the punishment (and boy did she).  A lengthy disclaimer, much mumble about the new addition and we were off…

WARMUP

  • Mosey around dog park
  • Continue mosey around Sunlake round-a-bout
  • Continue mosey around dead end round-a-bout
  • Return to the courts

Much laughter and chatter about the “fake out” on 3 different stops as YHC wanted to get the legs warmed up real good before we stopped.

  • SSH  –  X10  –  IC
  • SSS  –  X10  –  IC
  • IMPERIAL WALKERS  –  X10  –  IC
  • SIDE TO SIDE GROINERS  –  X10  –  IC
  • WEB CRAWLERS  –  X10  –  IC

PROPER INTRODUCTIONS TO BERTHA

  • FORM 2 TEAMS (Endo/DBA…VS…Grouper/No-See-Um)
  • TEAM 2 DOES TIRE FLIP ACROSS FOP WHILE TEAM 1 PERFORMS THE FOLLOWING:
  • CONE HOPS  –  X50
  • RELEASE MERKINS  –  X50
  • BIG BOY SITUPS  –  X50
  • DOUBLE CINDERBLOCK CARRY ACROSS FOP
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS AND REVERSE BACK

MOSEY TO PLAYGROUND

  • TEAM 1  –  PULLUPS  –  X5…TEAM 2  –  HOLD AL GORE
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS
  • RINSE AND REPEAT  –  4 TOTAL ROUNDS
  • FREEFALL CHALLENGE (all PAX grab a bar and hang, once you fall perform burpees until last PAX releases)
  • ***Congrats No-See-UM on winning this challenge

MOSEY TO PAVILLION

  • TEAM 1  –  DIPS  –  X10…TEAM 2  –  HOLD PLANK
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS
  • RINSE AND REPEAT  –  10 TOTAL ROUNDS
  • STICKY BALLS CHALLENGE (all PAX assume B-T-W and hold inverted, once you come down perform burpees until last PAX releases)
  • ***Congrats Grouper on winning this challenge

MOSEY BACK TO BEGINNING

  • PULL OUT THE 40ft ROPE
  • TEAMS ON OPPOSITE SIDES FACING EACH OTHER TO PERFORM:
  • SEAL TEAM SITUPS  –  X30
  • TEAM 1  –  MERKINS  –  X10…TEAM 2  –  HOLD PLANK
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS
  • TEAM 1  –  SQUATS  –  X10…TEAM 2  –  HOLD AL GORE
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS
  • BOTH TEAMS CINDER BLOCK CURLS  –  X10
  • RINSE AND REPEAT  –  5 TOTAL ROUNDS
  • TUG OF WAR CHALLENGE (team 1 vs team 2, first team pulled over Bertha loses)
  • ***Congrats Endo and DBA on winning this challenge…however…A REMATCH WAS CALLED FOR…
  • TEAM 1  –  MERKINS  –  X10…TEAM 2  –  HOLD PLANK
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS
  • TEAM 1  –  SQUATS  –  X10…TEAM 2  –  HOLD AL GORE
  • TEAMS SWITCH POSITIONS
  • BOTH TEAMS CINDER BLOCK CURLS  –  X10
  • TUG OF WAR CHALLENGE #2
  • ***Congrats No-See-Um and Grouper on winning the 2nd match

TIME FOR SOME MID BEATDOWN MARY

  • FLUTTERKICKS  –  X25  –  IC
  • BOX CUTTERS  –  X20  –  IC

HOOK THE CHAINS ONTO BERTHA ITS TIME FOR SOME TRACTOR PULLS

  • Each team pairs up on a chain and off we go…All the way to the other end of the FOP, across and back.  The FOP was flooded and the wake created by Bertha was enough to warrant a comment by YHC that this should be a “No Wake Zone”.  Great teamwork here as everyone was pushing themselves to keep her moving.
  • ONE MORE ROUND OF TUG OF WAR WAS DECLARED TO DETERMINE A CHAMPION
  • ***Congrats to DBA and Endo as they took the title
  • It’s not over yet though as the PAX felt encouraged to return to Bertha, and not only reduce the number of pullers to 3, but to have the 4th PAX ride along on the back of Bertha.  4 Rotations – 1 PAX each was all it took for Bertha to make it to the other side.  Approx. 690lbs being pulled by only 3 PAX during this exercise was extraordinary.
  • Exhausted but not out, Bertha demanded more from us and so we obliged.
  • INDIAN ROLL  –  (similar to indian run) each PAX rolls Bertha upright 5 to 6 pushes then sprints to the back while the next PAX jumps in and performs the same never allowing her to stop.  All the way down the field and back though the gate to her final resting place.
  • QUICK CLEAN UP AND SPRINT BACK TO THE COURTS FOR A 5 BURPEE FINALE

COT

  • Prayers for Sanka
  • Prayers for DBA’s 2.0
  • Prayers for all those DR safe travels
  • Prayers for all those who did not come out that they find a way to slay the dragon

MOLESKIN

  • Definitely something new today for us and glad to see the look of excitement on everyones face when they saw Bertha.
  • 3 PAX did an hour pre-beatdown ruck in the rain and still managed to finish strong!
  • Upcoming CSAUPS  –  Tactical Titan 8/24…GoRuckTough 9/6…Savage Race 11/9

COST OF BIG BERTHA  –  $0

AN ENTIRE VACATION DAY TO GET HER  –  $0

THE LOOK ON PAX FACES AS THEY SAW HER ARRIVING TO THE BEATDOWN  –  PRICELESS!!!