Weather- crisp 38 degrees

Pax- Zoolander (Q), Zamboni

Since Thanksgiving is 2 days away, why not have a Turkey Themed beat down.
Warm Ups

1 ) Turkeys are more than just big chickens–more than 45 million years of evolution separates the two species. (Albatross Wings 20 x Forward Arm Circles, hold, 20 x Backwards Arm Circles, hold, 20 x seal claps, hold, 20 x overhead claps IC)

2 ) The wild turkey was hunted nearly to extinction by the early 1900s, when the population reached a low of around 30,000 birds. But restoration programs across North America have brought the numbers up to seven million today. (SSH 30 IC)

3 ) There are six subspecies of wild turkey, all native to North America. The pilgrims hunted and ate the eastern wild turkey, M. gallopavo silvestris, which today has a range that covers the eastern half of the United States and extends into Canada. These birds, sometimes called the forest turkey, are the most numerous of all the turkey subspecies, numbering more than five million. (6 Burpees)

4 ) An adult gobbler weighs 16 to 22 pounds on average, has a beard of modified feathers on his breast that reaches seven inches or more long, and has sharp spurs on his legs for fighting. A hen is smaller, weighing around 8 to 12 pounds, and has no beard or spurs. Both genders have a snood (a dangly appendage on the face), wattle (the red dangly bit under the chin) and only a few feathers on the head. (weed pickers x 22 IC)

Beat Down

5) A turkey’s gender can be determined from its droppings–males produce spiral-shaped poop and females’ poop is shaped like the letter J. (15 overhead squats)

6 ) Turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour. ( Colt “55” 18reps go from the bottom of the movement up to the halfway point (with your arms at a 90 degree angle and hands at elbow level). 18 reps Go from the halfway point up to the top of the bicep curl (hands up near shoulder level). 18 reps Start at the bottom of the movement and complete a full range of movement all the way up.)

7 ) A group of related male turkeys will band together to court females, though only one member of the group gets to mate.  (Monkey Humpers x 25)

8 ) When a hen is ready to make little turkeys, she’ll lay about 10 to 12 eggs, one egg per day, over a period of about two weeks. The eggs will incubate for about 28 days before hatching. (Merkins x 28)

9 ) There is one other species of turkey, the ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata), which can be found on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  (Lunges x 25 IC)


10 ) Benjamin Franklin never proposed the turkey as a symbol for America, but he did once praise it as being “a much more respectable bird” than the bald eagle. (American Hammers x 25 IC)

Some people prefer the leg meat or the wings but most enjoy the Turkey Breast, so in honor of the Turkey Breast we will do Dolly’s-  x 25 IC

After all of that Turkey and fixings it is always a great to take a long nap. Dead Bugs- x25IC

Some people prefer to exercise, go for a walk or ride a Bicycle to work off that food. Freddie Mercuryx 25 IC

If you eat a lot of beans it is good to get these out of the way before the Black Friday F3 workouts. Gas Pumps x 25 IC
The beat down took a lot less time than planned so we took a mosey around the quarter mile loop with our blocks.

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