October 12, 2020

DJ Berm in the Making

Beautiful morning, 64 degrees and no rain. I ran into Big Top biking to the Berm as he usually does. My black “camouflaged” outfit caught him off-guard I think, we both managed to get to the starting point with a few minutes to spare.




  • 20x Side Straddle Hops IC
  • 20x Imperial Walkers IC
  • 10x Daisy Pickers IC
  • 10x Arm Circles (each way) IC

While doing Men’s Magazine Merkins the first 6 PAX had to state the following:

  • The mission of F3: “to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.”
  • The 5 Core Principles: 
    • Free of charge
    • Open to all men
    • Held outdoors
    • Peer led
    • Ends with COT
  • We meant to do the motto too, but we forgot, here it is anyway: “Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.”

This was a music-inspired workout. I picked 6 songs that had a repetitive word or phrase that called for a repetition. This took us about 25 minutes.

Ain’t No Sunshine (2:09) – Burpees (6x) at “Ain’t No Sunshine” with Plank in-between

Happy (4:01) – Overhead CMU Presses (56x) at “Happy”, holding the CMU above the head between reps

Best of You (4:16) – Leg Raises (40x) at “Best” (we actually did a rep at every “Best of You”, so we did a little fewer reps than planned), holding legs at 45 degrees between reps. It was hard enough without the additional reps, I had also planned on doing the leg raises with the CMU on our feet, which would have been extremely difficult. 

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (3:55) – Squats (19x) at “I Can’t Get No” with CMU, hold low squat between reps

Small Town (3:43) – Merkins (18x) at “Small Town” holding high plank between reps

Thunderstruck (4:53) – Lunges (34x) at “Thunder” with CMU, Bicep Curls between reps

After going through the songs we ran 2 laps backwards around the building.

~3 minutes of Stoplights.

10: Photoshop, Beauty Shop, Laettner, Evan Almighty, Vengeance, Big Top, Mudpants, Drifter, Chef, and Slow Pitch (FNG).


I would like to preface by saying that I am a Christian, and what I am about to say is based on the fact that I am a believer in Jesus, the Son of God. Recently I have been thinking about something that philosophers, scholars, scientists, biologists, and pretty much every person throughout the human age has thought about at some point in their life, and that is “What is the Meaning of Life?” 

We sometimes come to this question when we go through the mundane tasks of life that just seem to repeat and repeat like some daily déjà vu deal.

The answers to this question could be vast, and the outcomes of some of the ideas may end up being similar to someone who seeks the knowledge of the truth, but oftentimes strive to reach these outcomes for the wrong reasons (not through Christ living within and through us). I couldn’t qualify speaking about this topic, so I read some scriptures that shed some light on what the meaning of life is, John 17:1-11 “defines” the meaning of life and Luke 12:13-34 further expounds on the value of life and things within it.

Some of these exercises were hard, but the music helped get us through some of the tougher ones, and I think the PAX appreciated not having to listen to “Bring Sally Up” this morning.


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