Weather: 75 Degrees 100% Humidity – THE INFERNO
COP: SSH x 10 IC; Inferno Walk Through
The Thang: The Inferno – The Ultimate Monthly Fitness Test. Members of the PAX Complete a circuit of nine exercises consisting of Burpees, Oyster Table Pull Ups, WWI Sit-ups, Jump Squats, Carolina Dry Docks, Monkey Humpers, American Hammers, Mountain Climbers and Flutter Kicks. The mode of transportation between each exercise station follows the sequence of bear crawl, crab crawl, lunge walk. At the completion of the flutter kicks you run around the farm house returning to the Burpee station. Rinse and repeat for 35 minutes. The first round starts with 20 reps per exercise. Each subsequent round the number of reps reduces by one. All exercises are single count with the exception of American Hammers, Mountain Climbers and Flutter Kicks which are four count exercises. Each PAX measures itself based on the number of complete cycles and exercises within the cycle. For example if you complete two rounds and are working on your 18 burpees when time expires you would score a 2.0. If you completed those burpees and were working on your pull-ups your score would be a 2.1. Each exercise within the round is worth a .1. Trust me – getting that .1 at the Burpee station is a life changing event!
Mary: No time.
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Mumble Chatter: Six men showed up to face The Inferno in weather that was fitting for the name. The humidity was excruciating and for a minute YHC truly believed The Inferno Took My Soul. Amnesia popped his Inferno Cherry. Major Dad acted as his wellness coach consistently instructing him on proper form for the various positions and reminding him to pace himself so he wouldn’t climax too soon as the sweat beaded up for another round of Monkey Humpers. Amnesia, this may be something you want to remember/forget. The choice is yours. Grits came out one year later to see if his E2M lifestyle and running addiction would pay dividends against The Inferno – You bet your burpee ass it did! So what were the August Inferno scores you ask: Woody 3.3, Cold Cut 3.3, Amnesia 2.9, Microwave 4.2, Grits 4.0, Major Dad (Wellness Coach). Microwave and Grits crushed the humidity like a boss. See you next month suckers! Woody