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Old 05-05-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
Michael Perry
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Here’s the May CF Military Competition. It was designed by Gunny Burke, but if you have any questions you can send them my way. Also, looking for a name for this monthly event, it will no longer be called “SOS”. “SOS” is run by the great folks at CF North and has nothing to do with this competition. This event is run to introduce military folks to CF and give military folks a chance to have a friendly competition with their comrade’s in arms. The participants should post their results to this thread NLT 27 May. Good luck and Thanks Gunny B. for a great workout.

The idea is for it to be a fire team competition. For those
> not in the know a Marine Corps a fire team consists of four men. All events must be
> started and
> finished together. The team isn't done until the whole team is
> across the
> line. The drill is best done going back and forth across a
> football field
> using the goalposts for the appropriate exercises. The number of
> reps is
> for each member on the team. So 25 8 counts means everyone on the
> team does
> 25. Uniform is boots and utilities with a flak jacket. Begin in
> one of the
> end zones:
> 8 count body builders - 25
> Forward rolls for 50 yards - like you do for martial arts
> Buddy squat - 25: Get your buddy in a fireman's carry and squat.
> Inspect the house - 50 yards: three of the team members line
> up side by
> side in an 'up' position like they were doing dive bomber push
> ups. They
> should be touching their neighbor. This will form a tunnel/house
> that the
> fourth guy crawls through 'inspecting the house'. When he gets
> out the
> other side he jumps on the end of the tunnel and shouts "GO!" to
> tell the
> first man on the tunnel to start low crawling.
> Assisted pull ups (this is done on the crossbar of the goal or
> pull up
> bar) - 50- just like they tell us to at Crossfit. One guy knocks
> out pull
> ups with his buddy pressing him. Switch out until each member has
> completed50 reps. Now turn around and go the other way back
> accross the field
> doing...
> Fireman's carry - 50 yards - team members may switch out as
> they like.
> V-ups - 50
> Buddy drag - 50 yards- This is a bear crawl with your buddy
> on his back
> holding on to your belt as you drag him. Switch out as you like.
> The dragged
> buddy may not help by pushing with his feet or any of that weak
> nonsense.
> Ankle hooks (this is done on the crossbar of the goal or pull
> up bar)-
> 25 - Grab the bar in an alternate grip with your hands touching
> (like you
> were holding a baseball bat). Swing your feet up until your ankles
> hook onto
> the bar. Now turn around and go the other way back accross the field
> doing...
> Team lunges - 50 yards - The team gets on line with their arms
> aroundeach other and does forward lunges for 50 yards. Stay in step!
> Fire team push ups - 25 - The team gets down in a pushup position
> forming a square. Each team member will have his feet on the upper
> back of
> his buddy. Each rep must be completed together. No ugly fire team
> pushups!
> Buddy low crawl to the finish! - One buddy low crawls with the
> other guy
> on his back. 50 yards, switch out as needed. The dead buddy may
> not help by
> pushing with his feet or any other nancy boy techniques.
> I took my entire platoon through this and it took them 40
> minutes to
> complete as a team. I expect Crossfit types to blow this number
> out of the
> water.
> If you need a better explanation of the exercise or pictures to
> clarify let
> me know.

Semper Fi>
> Gunny Burke
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:07 AM   #2
Kalen Meine
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umm...ouch. I'm not military by any stretch...but I have bored friends and can hop the fence to a football field...
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:46 PM   #3
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I'm going to do this with my guys, unfortunately this month is a skull drag so it won't happen until June 1st. I'll post times and hopefully some pics/vids too.

Name suggestions:

1) Monthly Military Gut Check
2) Monthly Blood Drive (i.e. the more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war)
3) IDSUFTS (I Didn't Sign Up For This Sh&*)
4) DTLIDAOOHCW (Damn, the Lt is doing another one of his crazy workouts)
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:57 PM   #4
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Exercises} PUKE
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:06 PM   #5
Michael Perry
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Just be sure to give credit where credit is due this workout was designed by Gunny Burke. His suggestion for a name for this monthly workout is The Hoplite Hurt Locker. Gunny B is pretty special when it comes to spreading the love.
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Old 05-13-2005, 03:06 AM   #6
Michael S. Burke
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Capt Perry is such a flatterer. I do enjoy a certain reputation in the battalion though. And my Marines want to name EVERY workout. "What's this one called Gunny? *pant pant*"
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:35 PM   #7
Michael Perry
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Canadian Infantry School
L. Aubin/G. Bedard/P. Bourque/S. Caron/M. Gill/ W. Rutland

Time - 39.32 (thanks Alex!)
Team of 6 so subbed "airborne push ups" for box push ups (one long line,
first guy moves to back after each 5)

Various stats:
Frozen hands - X 4 (frost last night)
Puke - X 1
Curses directed at Marines - lost count
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:03 AM   #8
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Ducimus! Sorry that I missed the workout, no takers here in Kingston--staff college is sooooooooo! much more important. I did my estimate and concluded that Gunny Burke's workout would suck, and it seems that I was right. See you in July.

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