No Retaining Wall Blocks Were Harmed in the Making of this Beatdown

7 men pried themselves away from the strong grip of the fartsack, determined to be different, and entered the gloom of The Valley for a 9/11-honoring beatdown. Disclaimer and announcement of theme given. Who DOESN’T remember where they were Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001?! For a good timeline of events check out the History Channel LINK.

Mosey around to side of school, wave hello to the CMPD officer sitting in the dark of his running vehicle, and circle up for Warm-up:

  • SSH x9
  • IST x11
  • Cotton Pickers x9
  • Windmills x11
  • (seeing a theme yet?)
  • Mountain Climbers x9
  • SSH x11
  • IST x9
  • Cotton Pickers 11
  • Windmills x9
  • Mountain Climbers x11

Walk to the retaining wall blocks next to the school (and next to the aforementioned CMPD vehicle) and grab a block from the Mini Wall (carefully!!!):

  • Mosey to track hill for 9-11 ladders (9,7,5,3,1 at the bottom, 11,9,7,5,3 at the top) using blocks at the bottom, quadraphilia to the top. In between ladders, do the “Flights” mentioned below.
    • Ladder #1: Curls and Merkins
      • Flight 11 (see below)
    • Ladder #2: Skull Crushers and Air Squat
      • Flight 175 (see below)
    • Ladder #3: Overhead Press and Mountain Climbers
      • Flight 77 (see below)
    • Ladder #4: Chest Press and Star Jacks
      • Flight 93 (see below)
  • Flight 11 was the first to crash, into the N. Tower at 8:46am. Mosey to playground for:
    • 11 Pull-ups
    • 11 Merkins
    • 11 Jump Squats
    • Return to track for 2nd ladder
  • Flight 175 hit the S. Tower at 9:03am. Mosey over to wall for:
    • 17 Muscle-ups
    • 5 Burpees
    • Return to track for 3rd ladder
  • Flight 77 hit the Pentagon at 9:37am. Stay on the track for:
    • 77 second plank
    • Start 4th ladder
  • Return blocks (carefully!!!), note that aforementioned CMPD officer left his post, and mosey over to circle up for COT (no time for Mary today)
  • Flight 93 crashed into the fields of Pennsylvania at 10:03am.
    • 93 second devotion on Future Hope. See short article by John Piper HERE.

4 thoughts on “No Retaining Wall Blocks Were Harmed in the Making of this Beatdown

  1. Man Down Post author

    Thank you for the privilege to lead today gentlemen! Remember Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Dare to live for more than the so-called “American Dream!”
    @Joseph – Welcome brother! Hope you come back for more!
    @Ajax – When you Q, be sure to insert retaining wall pull-ups somewhere into your workout!
    @Neon – What do you keep grabbing man???
    @Rib Shack – Strong push as always brother!
    @Inkeeper – Did you really cuss that guy out on 9/11? Crazy!
    @ONJ – Strong showing by starting your workout up the Hill of Shadows!

  2. RibShack

    @ManDown- Well done sir & great words throughout especially the devo at the end. Helps keep thing in perspective.

  3. Neon

    @ManDown Crazy workout. Those quadraphilia were tough, but backpacking requires leg muscles… now I have some.

    P.S. When did you say it gets easier? Oh yeah… Never!

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