August 01, 2007
Santa Cruz, CA
01 Aug 07
FRAGO 13 to OPOrd 01 -- OP GRINDER
Ref: A. OPORD 01 01 Jul 06
Task Organization: Annex A
1. SITUATION No change.
2. MISSION "SHORTY": Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes: 21 deadlifts, 15 overhead squats, and 9 thrusters.
a. Concept of Operations
(1) Intent. Complete the exercises in order, as quickly as possible, in a safe manner. This is a four-person-team, "time-specific" workout. The purpose of this workout is to develop cohesion and combat fitness under fatigue conditions through shared hardship, challenges, and competition.
(2) Scheme of Maneuver. The platoon will be divided into as many teams of four as possible. Each team will require two .50-cal ammo cans for deadlifts, four 6-foot pickets for overhead squats, and one 25-mm ammo can for thrusters. All teams will start at the same time. Each soldier will complete as many rounds of the prescribed exercises as he can in 20 minutes. One soldier from each team begins with the deadlifts; after completing 21 reps, he moves on to the overhead squats, and the next team member begins deadlifts. Ultimately, all team members will be working their way through the rounds at the same time but at their own pace. The soldiers will complete the exercises in order; they must finish the deadlifts before starting the overhead squats and then finish the overhead squats before starting the thrusters.