The Lair: 54 degrees and briskly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
*SSH x 11 IC
*IMPERIAL WALKERS (clockwise in motion) x 11 IC
*HILL BILLIES (counter-clockwise in motion) x 11 IC
*MERKINS x 11 IC
*1 Lap MOSEY around Turf Field
THA-THANG: PAX assembled in a circle. YHC pointed to the 2 large dice laying on the turf. YHC ‘splained the rules.
Going clock-wise, 1 PAX at a time, each PAX would roll the 2 dice at the feet of another randomly chosen PAX. The PAX whose feet lain the 2 dice would then announce (Q) the Exercise and # of reps. He would Q the exercise (shared leadership) then once completed that PAX would roll the 2 dice at the feet of another PAX. Repeat with remaining PAX.
*DICE 2=Quantity of Reps
****IF each DICE rolled an F3, the PAX (Q) would announce a Dealer’s Choice option***
The 6-sided Dice 1 (exercise) options were as follows:
- F3=Dealer’s Choice
- Mtn Merkins
- Alt Shoulder Taps (R>L=1)
- Bear Crawl for distance
- The Ronaldo (yet to be submitted to Exicon…stay tuned): not a sport players are known for flopping skillz. Imagine PAX lying on back then doing a big boy sit-up….then flopping onto belly then doing a merkin…that equals 1 rep.
The 6-sided Dice 2 (quantity of reps) options were as follows:
- F3=Dealer’s Choice
- F3=Dealer’s Choice
*3 Indian Laps around Turf Field
*Flutter Kicks x 11 IC
*Box Cutters (Build the box) x 11 IC
*Box Cutters (Open the box) x 11 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
4; Backseat, C-Lo, Billy Blanks and O Positive.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
PRAY. This was my prayer. Pray for each other. Pray for yourself. Pray for the brother to your left and right. We all need prayer. I struggle with praying for myself. I need help with that. I was fully transparent with the PAX.
THE MAN IN THE ARENA by Theodore ” O Positive” Roosevelt
“IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS; NOT THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW THE STRONG MAN STUMBLES, OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE THEM BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO IS ACTUALLY IN THE ARENA *gloom*, WHOSE FACE IS MARRED BY DUST AND SWEAT AND BLOOD; WHO STRIVES VALIANTLY; WHO ERRS, WHO COMES SHORT AGAIN AND AGAIN, BECAUSE THERE IS NO EFFORT WITHOUT ERROR AND SHORTCOMING; BUT WHO DOES ACTUALLY STRIVE TO DO THE DEEDS; WHO KNOWS GREAT ENTHUSIASMS, THE GREAT DEVOTIONS; WHO SPENDS HIMSELF IN A WORTHY CAUSE; WHO AT THE BEST KNOWS IN THE END THE TRIUMPH OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, AND WHO AT THE WORST, IF HE FAILS, AT LEAST FAILS WHILE DARING GREATLY, SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID *fart-sacking* SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW VICTORY NOR DEFEAT.”
YHC leaves this here as a reminder on why we do what we do and the impact our actions have on our lives and the lives of those we hold dear:
Men should do hard things.
But, let’s face it-more often than not we don’t.
Men, with exception-albeit rarely-lack consistent fitness, meaningful male friendships and a defined purpose in our lives.
And we get hammered with life’s ups and downs and become complacent or just give up. We stop leading. We start thinking it’s just not worth the effort anymore. A hard truth is that an isolated man is a dangerous man-to himself, his family and to his community.
But we have 2 choices: Become the status quo or become High Impact Men (HIM).
So, let’s dig deeper into that. When men become the status quo-we become ineffective leading ourselves, our families and ultimately, our communities.
But for those who disrupt the status quo, what we call High Impact Men (HIM) become the strong anchors that our families and communities need.
So, where can men turn these days?
Take F3 Memphis and this event, GrowRuck 12 Memphis as good examples.
With a proven track record of getting over 20,000 men across 20 states to step up into leadership roles, F3 Nation gives men a clear action plan to better themselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Free work-outs are provided. Open to all men. Held outdoor-rain or shine, heat or cold. Peer-led. Always ending in a circle of trust.
But what makes it effective and transformational is that F3 delivers on its promises by being accessible, providing men the opportunity to lead and fail in a safe place with no judgment, pushing men to their limits while encouraging them to modify as needed, providing an opportunity to build a healthy community to develop genuine friendships with other men, all while respecting one another for our similarities and our differences.
And the end result is evidenced by the men who commit to the process, core principles and come prepared to do the work.
Their lives will reflect healthier bodies (inside/out), more meaningful male friendships and a defined life’s purpose.
And for that we can all celebrate.
Shared pain builds trust. Well done men for putting in the work this weekend.
Special thanks to
David Redding , Co-Founder of F3 , John Lambert , Seth Brown and the 2 Cadres , Cadre Daniel (F3:Linus) and Cadre Kevin who invested into these men this weekend.
Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!
I love this AO. So much to do here. And that turf. So soft and supple. I digress.
Do the hard thing.
*2.0 Camping weekend coming up on 10/12-13…see Pre-Blast for deets.
*LAIR AO shirt is gon be fiya. Coming to an AO near you.