F3 NWA Launch—Week 4
AO: Genesis (Rogers, Arkansas)
QICs: Gus, Orange Julius
PAX: Fortnite, Shooter, Big Papi, PETA, Orange Julius, Major Payne, Pistol Pete, Bullseye, Usher, Huckleberry, Barney, Emeril, Gus | FNGs: Koresh, Penguin, Pooh Bear, Yote, Shredder
Conditions: 70F and sunny; The spirit of Cantore was strong in light of the forecast.
Warm-o-Rama (Q’d by Orange Julius)
Side Straddle Hops
HALF MERKIN MILE (Q’d by Gus)
The plan was to complete a Merkin Mile—mosey one mile, performing 25 standard American push-ups at each quarter mile interval. Sometimes plans change, and we only did half.
* mosey to soccer field *
ELEVENS (Q’d by OJ)
On the soccer (#notasport) field, the PAX lined up at one goal and faced the opposite goal.
On that end, do burpees; on the opposite end, do mountain climbers. Reps always add up to 11.
10 burpees + sprint to other side + 1 set of mountain climbers
9 burpees + sprint to other side + 2 sets of mountain climbers
. . . .
2 burpees + sprint to other side + 9 sets of mountain climbers
1 burpee + sprint to other side + 10 sets of mountain climbers
* mosey to picnic tables at Blossom Way Trailhead *
DIPS & SQUATS MEDLEY (Q’d by Gus)
15 dips / 15 squats
12 dips / 12 squats
9 dips / 9 squats
6 dips / 6 squats
3 dips / 3 squats
* mosey to SP *
Flutter Kick IC x 20
WWI Sit-ups IC x 20
Pickle Pounders IC x 10
Block Pass with CMU
– PAX lined up shoulder-to-shoulder, facing alternating directions, on their respective Sixes
– Pass the CMU down and back twice
Tunnel of Love
– PAX hold a high plank, flexing their backs as necessary
– One Man crawls through the tunnel, taking care not to kick his fellow PAX in the face and keeping the Gloom Horn at bay.
Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX
COT / BOM: The Authentic Man (1) rejects passivity, (2) accepts responsibility, (3) leads courageously, and (4) expects a greater reward.
MOLESKIN: This was the best reason to make a 700-mile roundtrip in less than 24 hours that I could possibly think of. These Men gave great effort. Mumblechatter was slow but gained steam as the Beatdown progressed. T-claps to OJ for shouldering the Q duties with me.
Coffeeteria at CFA was solid.
FNG Naming Logic
Koresh: He graduated from aTm and is now part of F3. He obviously likes cults.
Penguin: Some inside joke about his job that the PAX seemed to really like. I think it’s a tech thing.
Pooh Bear: He would not give me anything interesting, so he got the first name in my Wheel o’ FNG Names.
Yote: His Hospital Name sounds something like “Wile E.”—like the coyote.
Shredder: He mentioned playing the guitar, and it seemed ironic given his general appearance and demeanor.