The Barracks: 64 degrees and ripe for 2,700 seconds of gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
*SSH x 28 IC
*Imperial Walkers x 28 IC (In motion, clock-wise, as a unit)
*Hill Billies x 28 IC (In motion, counter-clockwise, in reverse)
THA-THANG: Run variations, while stopping as a unit every lap or so to perform the following, recover, then resume Runs:
- Lap 1: Single file line then return to STARTEX. Perform Merkins x 13 IC.
- Lap 2: Single file line, running backwards then return to STARTEX. Perform Deep Squats x 28 IC.
- Lap 3: Indian Run then return to STARTEX. Perform SSH x 28 IC.
- Laps 4 and 5: Indian Run then return to STARTEX. Perform Mtn Climbers (R-L=1) x 28 IC.
- Laps 6, 7 and 8: Indian Run then return to STARTEX. Perform SSH x 28 IC.
- Laps 9 and 10: Indian Run competition. Split PAX into 2 lines of 8/ea. First Team to have all PAX cross ENDEX wins.
Once arriving back to STARTEX, PAX who came in 1st Indian Runners Up (aka, 2nd Place) performed Merkins x 28 IC.
*Flutter Kicks x 28 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
16; Beauty Shop, Handsy, Goldilocks, Tomb Raider, Shoestring, Crayfish, Toms, ISS, Gus, Bookworm, Mirage, Soybean, Gepetto, Snookie, Pirtle and O Positive.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC spoke candidly about his recent struggles with self-confidence, self-respect and self-worth. He supported this with his acknowledgement that the last 6 weeks have been both personally and professionally exhausting and hard. YHC then proceeded to thank the men for showing up, challenge and encourage the men with never underestimating the value they bring when they show up for work-outs as another brother may be needing that fellowship. Whether you are the 12 (lead dog) or the 6 (flesh anchor)…it matters neither as we all are one and the same, from time to time. The flux is real.
YHC then concluded by reading a synopsis he wrote following his 1st-hand observation of GR12:
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!?!
We. Ran. A bunch. Competition was fun and exhausting way to finish strong. Most proud of the PAX who finished first to join their brothers in the Merkins x 28 IC that followed. Band of brothers. Well done.
Proud of this group of HIM who came ready to work. And work we did.