“It’s like Fight Gone Bad except waaaaay f*cking harder.”
-Kyle (after he finished the Luke Air Force Challenge)
In honor of Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Taylor, 30, of Little Creek, VA, who was killed in Afghanistan June 2005
The competition was a blast! The workout was 25 pull-ups, 40 snatches (95#/65#), 50 box jumps (18in), 1000m row, 50 sit-ups, 40 Wall ball (20#/14#), run 200m to the humvee. Push the humvee 100ft. 25 burpees 25m tire flip then 25 burpees. Run 100m to the pool. Jump into the pool and carry 2 kb’s (53#/35#) half the length of the pool and back. Done. Each of the 4 team members had to complete the reps at each station before the team could move to the next one.
It was great to see everyone cheering each other on, I couldn’t stop smiling. This workout hurt, hearing familiar voices telling you, “Just a few more reps” and “You can do this” helped push out the inner voice of self doubt. I wish all of you could’ve been there to see and feel what I’m trying to explain. We have an amazing crew! If you were on the fence about this competition, you should do the next one. The only pressure you have is the pressure you’re putting on yourself. Work as hard as you can, and you’ll leave the competition with an enormous amount of respect from all of us. And a huge sense of accomplishment for yourself. The anticipation is always worse than the workout, always remember that.
Angie by far had the best workout. She seemed pissed off that she had to do jumping pull-ups, but killed it after that! She was more determined and focused than I’ve ever seen her. Andrew said he was trying to keep pace with her but she finished before him on the snatches, sit-ups, and wall ball. Excellent work Angie.
For all of you who competed, leave a comment and tell us what you thought. Adrian is working on putting a competition together here at Core in a few months. What do you guys think?