Highlights for the week: Whetstone program launches! New Bible study starting in East Memphis. Q Source lunches continue. AND one APFT and one VQ! Make your plan NOW and tell somebody. Continue reading “Preblast for the Week of 11/12/18”
Whetstone is the vertical relationship between men that causes both men to accelerate. One man, the stone, is focused on sharpening another man, the blade. The two meet regularly to focus on how the blade is accelerating.
We are looking for men who are willing to sharpen other men, and men who want to be sharpened. The format, timing, and content are up to you, but we will provide some recommendations based on what has been successful in the past.
How can I participate?
Fill out this super nifty Whetstone Google Form so we know what you’re looking for. Also reach out to FourEyes.
Really, what are we doing?
You and your stone/blade can set this up however you want, but please read the Q-Source article and listen to the Whetstone 43 Feet Podcast so that you both have some common language. I highly recommend starting with the “Ask, Listen, Remember” format that Dredd discusses and then going through some King, Queen, Jester, and Concentrica questions for a few meetings before getting into whatever it is you think you really want to get into. It might not turn out that way after you have another man examine your life with you a bit.
Stones, remember that your goal as a leader is to bring forth leadership in others.
As we launch a formal Whetstone program in Memphis, huge shoutout to Gus, Torres, and O-Positive for the encouragement to get this going (and FourEyes for taking the reigns). They are leading men to produce other leaders.
THE SCENE: Cloudy, slightly rainy 52F
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH x 25 IC
Hillbilly x 15 IC
Mountain Climber x 15 IC
Good Mornings x 10 IC
PAX partner up. Partner 1 bear-crawls to end of parking lot and crawl-bears back while Partner 2 performs exercise. Each set of partners cumulatively performs 100 merkins, 200 LBCs, and 300 squats, alternating turns on bear-crawls/crawl-bears.
PAX stay partnered up. Partner 1 sprints to 1st cone and performs 1 burpee, sprints back, sprints to 2nd cone and performs 2 burpees, sprints back, sprints to 3rd cone and performs 3 burpees, and then sprints back to start. Partner 2 performs alternating lunges until Partner 1 returns. Rinse and Repeat.
PAX line up on wall and perform wall sit. PAX on the end runs around the building and files into the back of the line. Next PAX goes. All PAX hold wall sit until last PAX returns.
Reverse Crunch x 25 IC
Big Boy Situps x 25 IC
Box Cutters x 10 IC
Flutter Kicks x 10 IC
ABCs (led by Snookie) IC
Hollywod Side Crunch x 10 IC (each side)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX (O FNGs); Bruce Wayne, Tomb Raider, Snookie, Transplant, and Judah
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A father and a son were walking on the beach as a storm was coming in. Starfish were washing up on the shore by the hundreds. The father and son began a rescue mission, throwing as many starfish back as they could. The son stops and looks at his father and says “There are too many. We cannot save them all. This is pointless”. The father picks up another starfish and throws it back into the ocean and looks at his son as says “But it made a difference to that one”.
Every day we face challenges. Whether it be getting out of bed to post, spending a couple of extra minutes with your child, or helping someone in need. Going that extra mile, no matter how pointless or useless it may seem, makes a tremendous difference to that one person’s life. By going that extra mile, that one person may in turn make a difference in a 1,000 other lives.
PAX took the DRP and put in some work as the rain came in.
AO Olympics Saturday 11/10/18 at 7am at The Mothership
Service Ruck – Trash pickup at Memphis National Cemetery from 2-5pm. Beers at Crosstown Brewery to follow after.
Highlights for the week: AO Olympics at Mothership THIS SATURDAY and ruck club Veteran’s Day event THIS SUNDAY! Get out and post! Continue reading “Preblast for the Week of 11/5/18”
WHO: All men
WHAT: 10 session study through the Gospel of Mark
WHEN: Wednesday mornings, 6:30-7:30 am (full schedule below)
WHERE: Einstein’s Bagels, 4631 Poplar
WHY: Because you need to study to accelerate your faith.
You do not need to prepare anything ahead of time, but it would be helpful to have already read the passage. This schedule is subject to change.
11/14 – Mark 1:1-20
11/21 – Break for Thanksgiving
11/28 – Mark 1:21-3:12
12/5 – Mark 3:13-6:6
12/12 – Mark 6:7-8:26
12/19 – Mark 8:27-9:50
12/26 – Break for Christmas
1/2 – Mark 10:1-52
1/9 – Mark 11:1-12:44
1/16 – Mark 13:1-37
1/23 – Mark 14:1-15:15
1/31 – Mark 15:16-16:8
Our discussion will be guided by the COMA method (Context, Observation, Meaning, Application). We’ll study the text, pray together, and end by 7:30.
Highlights for the week: Three VQs (Bailout, Photoshop, and Sparky), our second Q Source lunch, and the Eli Grow Legacy 8K. Get out and post! Continue reading “Preblast for the Week of 10/29/18”
THE SCENE: A chilly 55F
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH x 15 IC
Mountain Climbers x 15 IC
Contra Burpees x 5 OYO
Descending Merkin Mile:
PAX do 1 mile loop. Each time Q calls stop do 20 merkins, 19 merkins, 18 merkins, all the way down to 1. Total is 210 merkins.
*Mosey to playground*
Taste of Burpees:
Swerkins x 10OYO
Burp-ups x 10 OYO
Double Shots of Jack Burpees x 10 OYO
Hugh Hefner Burpees x 10 OYO
*Bear Craw over to other swings*
Slow Motion Burpees x 10 OYO
*Mosey to benched nearby*
BOGO Burpees x 10 OYO
*Mosey back to parking*
Burpee Suicide to Finish – 5 burpees at each line (3 lines total for 15 total burpees)
Hallelujahs (flutter kicks with hands in the air) x 30 IC
Big Boy Sit-ups x 30 IC
Jane Fonda x 15 IC (each side)
Hollywood Side Crunch x 15 IC (each side)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 PAX (0 FNGs): Shoestring, Toms, Squeegee, Bookworm, Heavyweight, and Bruce Wayne
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Didn’t prepare a COT, but encouraged PAX to post and go out and be HIM in their communities.
Arms were smoked today…good luck at work.
Eli Grow Legacy 8K in Tullahoma, TN on 11/3 at 10am
Veterans Day Service Ruck at Memphis National Cemetery on 11/11 from 2-5pm
Highlights for the week: One VQ (Murdock), weekly Q Source discussions start, and APFT at the Barracks! Big news coming soon for all three Fs! Get out and post! Continue reading “Preblast for the Week of 10/22/18”
Highlights for the week: Two new AOs launching – Gaisman and a second Germantown AO, and Halpert FINALLY gets in his VQ! Continue reading “Preblast for the Week of 10/15/18”
Highlights for the week: We have two VQs this week (Mirage and Chioccetti), plus a Friday night campout! Continue reading “Preblast for the Week of 10/8/18”