Northeast Tennessee

Apollo 11

Northeast Tennessee

Cool summer morning, wet with dew and bright sunshine, likely quite the opposite of the environment experienced by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on their historical journey to the moon 50 years ago.

TTT (IC) X 11

WMH 10 count each side (count down from 10)

LBACs (IC) X 11

Merkins (IC) X 11

Imperial Walker (IC) X 11

Hillbilly Walker (IC) X 11

Plank Jacks (IC) X 11

Slow squats (IC) X 11

Burpees X 11 (about 1/2 slaughter starter)


Some important facts:

  • On July 20, 1969 @2017 GMT, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in the lunar module, Eagle
  • Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface July 21 at 0256 GMT
  • They gathered 47.5 lbs of moon rocks
  • The Saturn V rocket was a 3-stage rocket
  • The astronauts spent a total of 21 hrs and 31 min working from Tranquility base on the surface of the moon before they departed
  • The mission took 8 days

To celebrate the 20:17 landing time we did a partner EMOM work-out alternating 20 block/sandbag curls with 17 merkins.  While partner one did the exercise, partner 2 did a static squat, then partners switch and complete the exercise for a total of 8 rounds (8 day mission).

To memorialize the 47.5 lbs of moon rocks we partnered up carried 47.5 lb sandbags (well close enough) or 2 blocks down the field (partner 1) while partner 2 broad jumped the length of the football field and back.  Partners switched at roughly the 50-yd line each direction.

To memorialize the 21:31 time on the moon, we moseyed to the wall and did 21 lunges followed by 31 wall step-ups.  3 sets, 1 for each of the crew.

For the journey back to earth we set up cones on the field, every 10 yds.  Run to the 10 yd line, complete exercises, run back to goal line, then to 20 yd line, complete exercises, rinse and repeat at each 10 yd line increment.  The mission was 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 seconds.  Complete 8 merkins, 3 burpees, 18 squats, and 35 crunches.

On July 24th the crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and bobbed in the drink for 24 minutes.  Hence 24 burpees to end the day.

Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.


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