November 5, 2018

AFPT 2: Electric Morgaloo

We did this on Friday.  I’m writing this on Monday.  It was I don’t remember degrees.

I feel confident that we did this.  No phalanges were lost to paving stones or poor decisions.

SSH x20 IC
Daisy Pickers x20 IC
Windmills x20 IC
Little Arm Circles x10 IC (each direction)

It has been 6 months since our last Army Physical Fitness Test, so time to do it again to gauge our 1stF Acceleration.

Event 1:  Push-Ups, AMRAP 2 minutes.  (See Soybean’s backblast from April’s initial APFT for the detailed explanation/instructions that were read to the PAX for all 3 events.)

Event 2:  Sit-Ups, AMRAP 2 minutes.

Event 3:  2-Mile Run.

This was a great opportunity for me to finally break out that awesome new F3 Workout Deck, so of course I forgot and left it at home.  It wouldn’t have been used anyway; the early finishers did what HIMs do and went back to run the last part again with the Six.

6 PAX:  Choker (QIC), Granola, Orange Julius, Sleep Number, Wall Builder, Woodpecker

To be honest, I was not terribly excited to Q the APFT this time around for a couple of reasons.  First, because it requires you to clipboard-Q, which is very un-F3.  Second, because it is not much of a workout for the PAX.  Running is good, but 2 minutes of pushups and situps is not terribly taxing when you are used to a regular F3 workout.

However, I was excited to see the results.  Six months of regular F3 workouts had to have a positive impact on everyone’s fitness.  Improvement doesn’t happen overnight.  It happens in small, incremental steps over a period of time. That is why taking the DRP is so important.  I really appreciate the guys who post regularly.  If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be doing it either.  By taking that DRP, you’re not just Accelerating yourself – you’re motivating your brothers to Accelerate with you.

Keep doing it.

5 of today’s PAX also took the initial APFT in April; their scores went up by an average of 22 points.

T-Claps to Woodpecker, who improved by an impressive 52 points!

F3 AOlympics this Saturday at the Mothership!