Colosseum Cold Beatdown

AO: The Colosseum

When: 01/22/2021


Number of Pax: 23

Pax Names: Better Call Saul, Binford, Bone Spur, Bunker, Bunny Hill, Cyclone, Disco Ball, Fish Sticks, Foundation, Happy Camper, Jellystone, Jobu, Nickelback, Pawn Star, Second City, Short Sale, Sparkler, Toby, Tourniquet,

Number of FNGS: 3

FNG Names: Abacus, Clipper (F3Naperville), Heifer

QIC: Skinner

The BackBlast:

The Back Blast:


1 degree. That is all it was this morning. Cold. Lake breeze coming off the Mighty DuPage at 16 knots. The goal of the day was to move and move often. Thank you to the 22 other PAX that braved the cold and closed out the work week with some good old-fashioned gritty work! As always, I am thankful that you choose to come out and get better.


  • Mosey lap to get warm
  • SSH’s (25)
  • Good Mornings  (12)
  • Quad Stretches (10 count, sloooooowly)
  • Arm Circles (10ea arm)

Thang 1:  4 Rounds of Exercises for 5 Minutes Each


  • Round 1
    • 30 Grady Corns/ Bear crawl to other side w/ Merkin @ Each Parking Stripe
    • 30 Hurdle jumps Front to back/Lunge Walk back
  • Round 2
    • 40 Curls/Rifle Carry to other side
    • 40 Hurdle jumps coupon walk back w/ thruster @ each parking stripe
  • Round 3
    • 50 LBCs/Lunge Walk to other side
    • 50 Shoulder taps/Lunge Walk to other side
  • Round 4
    • 40 Merkins/High Knees to other side
    • 40 Plank Jacks/High Knees to other side

Thang 2: 10 Minute Blitz – 10 exercises, 1 minute each AMRAP

  •  SSH
  • Lawn Mower Pulls (L)
  • Lawn Mower Pulls (R)
  • Curls
  • Air Squats
  • Calf Raises
  • Merkins
  • Skull Crushers
  • Shoulder Press
  • SSH


  • Rapid Fire-
  • 20 Heel taps
  • 20 Big Boys
  • Rinse and Repeat x 4


Call to action for all of our 2.0s- You are the leaders we need to imact all the young men that may be struggling in these times. I went into teaching for 2 main reasons- 1) After my parents were divorced, I needed a strong, positive male role model, and those are very hard to come by. I wanted to be that role model for other young men; and 2) I was the puddle for a good portion of my young life. Fitness and working out gave me the confidence to assert myself and stand up for what I believed in. As we hopefully begin to transition back to a more populated society, there is fear amongst some around how our kids are going to reacclimate. To 2nd City, Beatbox, Heifer, and all of the young men out there that are showing up ITG with their fathers- PLEASE be the leaders you’re your peers need. Fathers are impactful, but the leadership and influence of peers is profound. BE THE LEADER. BE THE GOOD.

Naked Man Moleskin:  Got a little squirrely after dividing the group into two groups, but I appreciate everyone pushing through.  Thanks to @Jobu for calling attention to the time at 5:53 am. We got to see the Internation Space Station cross the sky. (Side note, at 5:00 am it was over Africa!) Thanks to @Sparkler for having my 6, and for all 22 PAX who chose to get better this AM. It’s easy to stay in from the cold, we attacked it.