Indian Bearcrawl Madness at Neverland

THE SCENE:   71 PERFECT degrees! The song of early morning Northern Mockingbirds ushered in the cracking dawn. Just enough dew on the grass to make it refreshingly cool. Nothing could ruin this!

…sept for that 80lb sandbag over there.   🤦‍♂️

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:   👌

WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH x20IC
  • Quick Feet/High Knees
  • ISW x10IC

THA-THANG:
150 yard Indian Bearcrawl over to the gazebos and back with PAX working together to transport an 80lb sandbag. 15 burpees and 20 BBSU were performed upon arrival at the gazebos and again upon return to STARTEX. 

Rinse and repeat changing mode of travel to Crabwalk.

Rinse and repeat again using Lungewalk.

Total: 450 yards of travel; 90 Burpees; 120 BBSU

Next PAX formed a circle and AMRAP Merkins while one traveler transported the sandbag 65 yards to the other gazebo. Once gazebo is reached traveler yells “switch” and PAX shift to AMRAP Squats until traveler returns. Rinse and repeat until all PAX have Transported the sandbag.

MARY:
Flutter Kicks x30IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 Pax, 0 FNGs:   Zima, Bobsled, Beef Log, Rage Quit, Fugitive, Ice Cube, Soulja Boy

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
No specific words. Q lifted various prayer requests from the PAX.

MOLESKIN:
YHCs first Q at Neverland since Christmas Eve. What a blast!

Ice Cube and YHC have some reconciling to do after this mornings Smokefest. Sorry, bro…

Zima always buys the Q’s nitro at Crave so sign up y’all.  ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

YHC still hates the new WordPress editor.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Passport is on Q this Friday. Make it out. 

11’s + Crazy 8’s

THE SCENE: 70s and muggy

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER yep

WARM-O-RAMA:

20x ssh, iw, dp, arm circles

THA-THANG:
11’s to start – broken down burpess which included 1 merkin to 10 jump squats. Cycled thru until we did 10 merkins and 1 jump squat.  Crazy 8’s was a team building exercise . we did 5 burpees together and the ran to the endzone. the we rinse and repeated that and added another exercise until we had done 5 burpees, 10 squats, 15 mountain climbers, 20 ssh, 25 flutter kicks, 30 calf raises, 35 merkins, and 40 Freddy Mercurys. we didnt have time for mary and we were smoked.

MARY:
no time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX: Animal, Bob Ross, No Fuego, Ragequit, Zima, Ice Cube, Flobee, Fugitive, and Toucan

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Bringing up the past

MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers for Bob Rosss, Fugitive’s daughter, and No Fuego’s mom

Azimuths and Compasses

THE SCENE: Clear, quiet, and a comfortable chill.  Nice enough to crack the windows on 40 without getting cannibas smoke in the minivan from wake and bake communters.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: disclaimed w/o the ‘getting paid’ phrase as Zima buys me Nitro and I didn’t want to lie.

WARM-O-RAMA:
8 ct body builders IC x 10, Mt. Climbers IC x 20, 8 ct body builders IC x 10, Mt. Climbers IC x 20.
THA-THANG: A ‘4 corners workout’ with flags marking off the Cardinal directions (accurately), N (360 degrees, not 0 in this case) – 36 squats, E (90 degrees) – 9 Burpees, S (180 degrees) – 18 overhead presses w/ paving stone, and W (270 degrees) – 27 curls w/ paving stone.  Compass rose radius approx. 10 m.

  • PAX paired up and chose a flag to start.
  • Once rep count was hit, PAX bear crawled to the center of our compass rose and bear crawled to the next compass point rotating clockwise.
  • Objective:  complete 10 total circuits for a total of 90 Burpees, 180 presses, 270 curls, 360 squats
  • Completed:  4 1/4 circuits

MARY:
Flutter kicks, IC x 20, ABCs, AH IC x 20, Boat/Canoe x 1 min., Low Plank 30 sec.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX, 0 FNGs; Zima, Soulja Boy, Bob Ross, Anklet, Beef Log, Tree Hugger, Bobsled, Tomb Raider
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Death is now.  The choice is here.  Lay your life down.  Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away.  You have hands, blister them while you can.  You have bones, make them strain-they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter.  With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the U.S., I have around 250,000 conscious hours remaining to me in which I could be smiling or scowling, rejoicing in my life, in this race, in this story, or moaning and complaining about my troubles.  I can be giving my fingers, my back, my mind, my words, my breaths, to my wife and my children and my neighbors, or I can grasp after the vapor and the vanity for myself, dragging my feet, afraid to die and therefore afraid to live.  And, like Adam, I will still die in the end.  

Living is the same thing as dying.  Living well is the same thing as dying for others.”

excerpt from ‘Death by Living‘  N.D. Wilson

MOLESKIN:
Decreasing the distance between compass points and the central axis would have allowed us to increase our circuit count.  Switching up our movement from bear crawl to crab crawl may have livened things up also.

The whitetails were really checking us out from the tree line.  I can only imagine what they were thinking.  Probably not much different from what the lady was thinking as she pulled in to begin her early morning walk.

The NE Kingdom HIMs are legit!  Get out there and meet them.  Congrats to Bob Ross for securing a scholarship to the U of M.  I hope to have you grace my classroom down the road.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please be praying for Beef Log’s son and their family as they are suffering and struggling currently.

Convergence at the Barracks for Memorial Day Monday, 27th.

Finish what you started: Tortoise and the Hare BOMBS part II

THE SCENE: A cool and comfortable 58° at the shiniest AO.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Aye.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Imperial Walkers IC X25
Daisy Pickers IC x20
Arm Circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

Since YHC’s running ability is currently hampered due to injuries, no running. So instead, we bear crawled the length of the field and back (200 yards). Choker wasn’t sure if YHC was serious, and some random grumbling ensued. This pleased YHC.

THA-THANG:
Buddy up with one coupon between each pair.

Partner #1 grabs coupon and starts walking while partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the coupon while Partner #1 does the same exercise. Coupons were either 60# or 80#.

Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner.
– 20 BBSU (200 per pair)
– 25 Squats (250 per pair)

MARY:
Choker led some uncountable number of flutter kicks for the minute or so we had before we ran out of time.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Choker, Wall Builder, Soulja Boy, Fugitive, Ice Cube, Tree Hugger, Orange Julius, Zima (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Finish what you started. Tiger Lily started the Tortoise and Hare BOMBS (w/ coupons) workout Friday but only made through the BOM before time ended the workout – today we finished what we started. In life, we often attack new projects with eagerness, but the grind of finishing the job can wear on us and we can let things sit idle, unfinished. We need to be better – finish what we start and do it to the best of our ability.

MOLESKIN:
GREAT work by the HIM that posted this AM. It was quite encouraging working alongside the PAX today.

Tortoise and Hare is a fantastic WOD – probably too long even for a Mothership Q, but it blasts everyone equally. Definitely a good way to modify Dora123s or similar.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nuffin.

Weighted B.O.M…

Date: 05/03/2019

AO: Neverland

QIC: Tiger Lily

PAX: Animal, Beef Log, Bishop, Bob Ross, Bobsled, Flobee, Tree Hugger, and Zima

THE SCENE: Mid 60s with a little cloud cover and the birds are chirping.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
30 SSH IC
20 Daisy Pickers IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Arm Circles (forward and then backwards) IC

THA-THANG:
Quick reverse large lap around Neverland, ensuring we went down the hill on the small loop so we had to come back up.

Tortoise and the Hare B.O.M.B.S.:
Buddy up with one coupon between each pair.
Partner #1 puts on coupon and starts walking while partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the coupon while Partner #1 does the same exercise.
Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner.
– 5 Burpees (50 per pair)
– 10 Outlaws (100 per pair)
– 15 Merkins (150 per pair)
IT WAS NOW 6:15 AND WE WERE NOT ABLE TO FINISH THE REST OF THE BOMBS.

MARY:

Did not have time to do any Mary

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

9 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

“When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical.” – Emil Zátopek

MOLESKIN:
Great workout today HIM. Overall we covered 2 miles with a coupon between the partners. This is a workout I would like to revisit and try to complete in the future.

Please make the bad, bad man go away.

THE SCENE: Neverland; 68 and balmy


F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH x 30 IC
  • SSH x 10 IC then Radio Silent 11-20 IC=FAILED…Penalty for all PAX: BURPEES x 10 OYO
  • Re-attempt 1st FAILED attempt=FAILED AGAIN…same Penalty
  • Re-attempt 2nd FAILED attempt=SUCCESS…no Penalty…Hi-Fives for errrrrybody!!!

    THA-THANG:

  • Mosey around .8ish mile loop
  • “11’s”(OYO)
    • 1 BODY BAG BUILDER (BBB)
    • Run length of field
    • 10 PRISONER SQUATS (PS)
    • Run backwards to other end of field (START)
    • ALTERNATING SHOULDER TAPS (AST) until all in
    • Recover
      • Repeat as follows:
        • 2 BBB/9 PS
        • 3 BBB/8 PS
        • 4 BBB/7 PS
        • 5 BBB/6 PS
        • Mosey around nearby loop with hill…run backwards halfway up hill
        • AST until all in
        • Resume:
          • 6 BBB/5 PS
          • 7 BBB/4 PS
          • 8 BBB/3 PS
          • 9 BBB/ 2 PS
          • Mosey around nearby loop with hill…run backwards halfway up hill
          • AST until all in
          • Recover
          • Resume:
            • 10 BBB/1 PS
            • MARY
              • HELLO DOLLY x 30 IC
              • FLUTTER KICK x 30 IC
              • STARGAZERS x 10 seconds

                COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
                8; Animal, Puck, Spotify, Zima, Bob Ross, Tiger Lily, Beef Log and O Positive (YHC)

                CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
                BE PREPARED. Don’t get stung in middle of the night by a yellow jacket.

                MOLESKIN:
                The PAX had to work for this Nitro at Crave.  We stayed in motion and left no man behind and not where we found him. 

                ANNOUNCEMENTS:
                See: Preblast

Cones of Painshire

THE SCENE:
Amazing scenery this morning:  the King of the Bluff flag gently fluttering in the breeze, Neverland shirts adorning the backs of the PAX, a HATEHATEHATE FNG in our midst.  This AO has everything.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Upheld the standard.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Because an FNG was present, I decided to do the F3 Trivia WOR.  Advised the PAX that each warmup exercise would be 10 burpees, but that regular exercises could be earned by reciting the F3 mission statement and core principles.  Working together, all were recited correctly.

SSH x20 (10 IC, 10 silent).  5 burpees were assessed for not ending together.
Daisy Pickers x10 IC
Windmills x10 IC
Imperial Walkers x10 IC
Hillbillies x10 IC
Little Arm Circles x10 IC (each direction)

Short mosey to cones.

THA-THANG:
Part 1:  Cones on the Right – Bearway to Heaven
7 cones were spaced out the width of 1 parking space apart.  PAX were instructed to bear crawl to first cone and back, perform 7 burpees.  Rinse and repeat, adding one cone and subtracting one burpee each round.  Attempt to complete the circuit before the end of “Stairway to Heaven”.

Part 2:  The Cooper
Run a lap around the parking lot, then perform 10 each of burpees, squats, and merkins.  Rinse and repeat x9, subtracting one rep after each lap.

Part 3:  Cones on the Left – More Burpees
6 cones were spaced out the with of 2 parking spaces apart.  PAX were instructed to perform 2 burpees at each cone with varying methods of transportation between the cones.  Round 1:  Lunge Walk.  Round 2:  Bear Crawl.

MARY:
Flutter Kicks x50 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX:  Animal, Beef Log, Bishop (FNG), Choker (QIC), Fugitive, Jail Bait, Teacher’s Pet, Zima

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Writing stuff down is a good way to hold yourself accountable.  If you’ve never kept a journal or a written list of goals, give it a shot.

MOLESKIN:
My new goal in life is to come up with a Q that challenges Jail Bait.

Quote of the day:  “Jesus would have killed that guy.”  -Zima

FNG NAMING LOGIC:
His last name is Tutu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
BrewRuck is tomorrow – register here.

Passport’s VQ is Monday – HC now!

Back and Block work

THE SCENE: Perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH -50 IC, Slow DP – 15 IC, Arm Circles -15 IC, Shoulder Presses – 15 IC, Lateral Raises -15 IC

THA-THANG:

Block, Bags, and Metal Tubes

  • Strait leg lifts -15 IC
  • Curls – 15 IC
  • Bent over rows – 15 IC
  • Mosey the length of the parking lot
  • Shoulder press – 15 IC
  • Strait leg lifts – 15 IC
  • Curls – 15 IC
  • R&R several times
  • Vacuum cleaners with 5 Merkins x 6 lines up and back
  • R&R above lifting movements with CMU or bag or tube
  • Squat jumps x5 reps and lunge between lines x6 up and back
  • Pull-up holds for 15 seconds x 6 reps

Circle of Pain

  • Bear crawl around the circle of PAX while one PAX did one arm rows with metal tube
  • R&R above lifting movements with CMU or bag or tube

MARY:
Flutter kicks – 20 IC, BBS – 10 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Nine PAX, (1 FNG – Toucan), Zima, Rabbit, Bob Ross, Rage Quit, Nature Boy, Ice Cube, Fugitive, Bobsled
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Don’t get complacent and lazy! Do what needs to be done. Prayers for Rabbit and Micah.
MOLESKIN:
Great work this morning! Toucan did an awesome job and will hopefully be a regular. Bob Ross can bear crawl faster than any PAX out there! Thank you Zima for the Nitro. I was ready to post again once the caffeine set in.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Brew Ruck

Sandbags @ Neverland

Date: 04/19/2019

AO: Neverland

QIC: Tiger Lily

PAX: Animal, Beef Log, Flobee, Ice Cube, Ragequit, Tree Hugger, and Zima

THE SCENE:  Damp and the ground was extremely soggy.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
30 SSH IC
20 Daisy Pickers IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Arm Circles (forward and then backwards) IC

THA-THANG:
Quick large lap around Neverland, coming back up along the road to ensure we felt the hill.

Tunnel of Love Drags:
Within the gazebo complete 5 full circles around the gazebo dragging the sandbag from your left to right.
This should have been repeated to switch direction.

Sandbag Work:
Partner up and break into 4 groups:

Group 1 and 3 took turns doing 10 sandbag cleans and behind over the head drops. The other partner loitered doing lunges. Meanwhile Groups 2 and 4 took turns squatting with the sandbag and lunging.

Partners took turning doing 10 sandbag bench press and holding plank, for 3 rounds.

With sandbags in the middle, everyone rotated through all four sandbags doing 10 sandbag burpee deadlifts. After completing these, you would move to do step-ups until the next sandbag was available.

MARY:

3 Minutes of plank with different positions every 30 seconds

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Look for opportunities to share your faith and F3 with people. The chances are going to be there you just need to be looking for them.

MOLESKIN:
Had to change the workout as the ground was too soggy to do much movement with the sandbags around in the mud. The new sandbags worked great and will make may more appearances at Neverland. Great morning moving weight and solid 2F at Crave.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Sign up for the BrewRuck#002.

850 reps at the Shiniest KotB

THE SCENE: TClaps for the weather Q as it was an incredible gloom.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done

Warmarama:

15 x Daisy Pickers IC

15 x  Michael Phelps IC

Lap around parking lot.

Tha Thang:

100 of each exercise followed by 1 lap around the parking lot

Exercises

  1. SSH IC
  2. Sumo Squats IC Tempo
  3. Curls IC
  4. Block Step Ups IC
  5. Merkins IC
  6. Lunges 1=1 OYO Al Gore til All-In
  7. Overhead Shoulder Press IC
  8. Kettle Swing IC
  9. Calf Raises OYO – 50 completed when time was called.

Mary

No time

Countoff/Namearama: 13 PAX (0 FNG) – Animal, Bailout (QIC), Beef Log, Bob Ross, Fugitive, Ice Cube, Orange Julius, Puck, Ragequit, Soulja Boy, Tiger Lily, Tree Hugger, Zima

COT:  Learning to Say No

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of 20 somethings last week at the Crosstown Concourse about leading with values.  At the end of the presentation, one of the guys in the room asked me a question.

He asked, “With a wife and 5 kids, a job like yours and the time you spend leading in the community, how do you balance work and life?”

Wow…I immediately commended him on that type of question.  How DO you balance work, faith and family life?

My best answer was to learn how to respectfully say NO.

Before you agree to do something, think about whether or not you are willing to do it. You may not have the time to complete the task; you may be agreeing just to keep the peace (which never works);

Secondarily, learn how to say No with kindness and mean it. While the other person may not like it, he or she will respect your clarity. Making decisions out of the need to be liked, is no way to garner respect of self or others.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

#POUND-FOR-POUND IS LIVE!  Join your fellow HIM in reducing your overall load of blubber that you carry around!