Elon Musk Spots The Bridge Slack Pre-Blast

AO: The Bridge

When: 04/23/2021

QIC: Popper

PAX (9): Feathers, Dinghy, Birdie, Sugar, BallBoy, Wingnut, Boomer, Meatball, Popper


YHC promised the PAX a savage beatdown in the Slack pre-blast and instructed them to bring coupons. As such, today’s program was riddled with IronPAX favorite squat thrusters, among other things. Little did YHC know, SpaceX was also launching more astronauts to the ISS in the early morning gloom, no doubt with the thrust of a few gs. Who knew Elon Musk follows the F3Alpha Bridge Slack channel, and timed his launch accordingly? An ethereal cone of light crossed the early morning gloom as the PAX suffered and accelerated in this morning’s beatdown.


YHC rolled in right at 5:30. Disclaimer, mosey lap w/high knees and butt-kickers, SSH, Weed Pickers, Windmills, Imperial Walkers, Fwd/Bwd Arm Circles.

The Thang:

Zamperini to the parking deck, base of the ramping section. Partner up. Consider each stretch of the ramping section to have a platform at the bottom, a platform at the top, and a midpoint in-between.

The program:

  • At base platform, Partner A does 25 squat thrusters while Partner B does AMRAP curls. Switch.
  • Coupon carry up the ramp.
  • At midpoint, both partners do 10 blockees.
  • Finish the coupon carry to the top of the ramp.
  • Continue this cadence all the way up to the top-most platform, for a total of 4 platforms (100 squat thrusters) and 3 midpoints (30 blockees).

10-count at the top. Mumble chatter from thumbs unexpectedly aching from all the block work.

We got all the way up here. how do we get down? Turn around and go back down with the following adjustments:

  • At each platform, Partner A does 25 kettlebell swings while Partner B does AMRAP skull crushers. Switch.
  • At each midpoint, both partners do 10 burpees. (No block, unless you want to. No one wanted to.)
  • Makes for a total of 100 kettlebell swings and 30 burpees.

It was on this descending portion of the program that we first noticed the rocket flying through the sky, which to us looked like a mysterious, slow-moving cone of light. Guesses as to what this strange thing was included a UFO, shooting star, and a helicopter flying backwards, before we correctly figured rocket launch.

10-count at the bottom. Mumble chatter from thumbs aching even worse. Sorry PAX!

Coupon carry back to our gathering spot, where we did 7’s of coupon Step-Ups and Merkins.

Mary comprised Box Cutter, American Hammer, Flutter Kicks, Rosalita, Freddie Mercury, and Pretzel Crunches. Meatball threw in a solo gas pumper as mood music.


Happy birthday Sugar and Dinghy’s 2.0. Reminders of Promise686 run tomorrow and F3 Alpha convergence May 8th. Prayers for the PAX as we seek to honor God as husbands and fathers.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Honored to lead. You guys always make YHC stronger, faster, better. Hope the thumb workout ups your video game performance this weekend – no mercy to those 2.0s!!

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