Today, with only three PAX in tow (both of whom are ’69 babies, no less), YHC kept the wayback machine dialed into 1969…because, in addition to all of the great musical stylings that we enjoyed during my last workout, there was a special consideration due for arguably the greatest band of all time: the one and only Led Zeppelin. See, in 1969, this legendary quartet from London birthed not one, but TWO, incredible albums in the forms of Led Zeppelin I and Led Zeppelin II, the latter of which one could make a strong case for being the greatest album of all time from top to bottom. Listen for yourself and you be the judge.
- SSH, IC, 18x
- Windmills, IC, 18x
- Jeff Imperial Walkers, IC, 18x
- Bundy Squat + Wonderbra, IC, 18x
- Pigeon + Twist + LBACF, IC, 18x
- Flapjack, IC, 18x
- Tempo Merkin, IC, 18x
- Tempo Squat, IC, 18x
***There were 9 tracks on LZ I and 9 tracks on LZ II, hence the use of the number 18***
The beatdown was simple:
- Two classic albums. Two classic exercises: Burpees and running.
- Run a lap around the SSCC lot then hit 18 Burpees when you’re back to the starting line.
- Rinse and repeat.
- Plank > Down Dog > Up Dog. Rinse and repeat.
- Pigeon + Quad Stretch, each side
- Gate pose, each side
- Bridge pose (3x) > Wheel
- All the men doing the accountability challenge for April
- Twinkletoes’s 2.0
- Woz’s 2.0
- Bundy’s and Loveseat’s friend who is asking for prayers for marriage harmony
From Led Zeppelin I:
- “Communication Breakdown” – Just a total burner. Really good energy.
- “Good times, Bad Times” – FYI: Phish and Godsmack also do killer covers of this song.
From Led Zeppelin II:
- “Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” – Quite possibly the best flow from one song into another outside Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions.”
- “Ramble On” – For you LOTR fans out there, this song was inspired by that book. Check the lyrics.
- “Moby Dick” – Right up there with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Scuttle Buttin’” on my list of the best instrumentals of all time. John Bonham’s drums rattle like thunder.
- “Bring It On Home” – This song kind of flies under the radar below Zeppelin’s bigger hits, but is a real burner and well worth inclusion among the greats.
- “Whole Lotta Love” – This song needs no introduction.
- “What Is and What Should Never Be” – Supposedly about a romance that Robert Plant had with his wife’s younger sister. Bad behavior, great song.
Also, because Uptown Girl has asked for it on multiple occasions, we’re going to dial the wayback machine up a bit to Y2K. So it won’t be quite as wayback next time around.