Our brother Zohan became a citizen this week. As we welcome him to our great melting pot, YHC thought he’d serve up an homage to those who’ve come to this country from all parts of the globe in search of both a better tomorrow, and a 5:30 am respebeatdown set to cheesy music.
Short mosey with karaokes. SSH, Copperhead Squats, Moroccan Nightclubs, Weedpickers.
An around the world beatdown, TABATA style. Setup is a circle of 8 cones, each marked with an exercise that pays t-claps to one of the great nationalities that have congealed into ‘Merica.
The PAX choose a starting cone, perform AMRAP for the allotted time, then rotate clockwise.
Round 1 (3 minute TABATA intervals)
Irish Car Bombs (T-Bombs)
Kenyan Sprints (40 yard dash, mosey back)
Israeli Inchworms (Inchworm with Merkin)
Polish Sausage Pounders (Pickle Pounders)
Russian Dips (Dips with alternating leg lifts, Cossack-style)
Turkish Getups (1 handed, flat-on-back to standing)
American Hammers (duh)
Bulgarian Burpees (just burpees)
R&R, but with 1:45 intervals
Back in the USSR – Beatles
Panama – Van Halen
Instanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants
Africa – Toto
Turning Japanese – The Vapors
Down Under – Men at Work
China Grove – Doobie Brothers
Walk Like an Egyptian – Bangles
America – Neil Diamond
We Are the World – USA for Africa
Announcements: 2.0 beatdown at Nirvana and VQ at Widowmaker on Saturday; Murph next Monday at various locations; and CSAUP first Saturday in June. Praise for Zohan’s citizenship and my M’s on her birthday. Prayers for those worldwide seeking refuge and a better life with an emphasis on the people of Ukraine. Thanks, as always, to the PAX for pushing me and for the opportunity to both lead and follow.