Good thing you brought both lungs.
The Annex: 56 degrees, damp with 100% of gloom in the air
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
THA-THANG: YHC led PAX on the Side Straddle Hop Mile of Pain
Every park bench signaled the PAX would wait for the 6 then perform SSH x 26 IC then resume SSHMoP
PAX assembled in a circle. YHC would flip a quarter. Heads=25 Merkins and Tails=25 reps of a designated exercise. The way that worked, if it landed on Tails then PAX, in a clockwise rotation, would pull out a Jenga piece with an Exercise written on it then Q the exercise.
Tails turnt up as follows:
- LBC=Lil’ Baby Crunches
- CDD=Carolina Dry Docks
- A-L=Alternating Lunge in Place
- HK=High Knees
- TM=Tempo Merkins
YHC led PAX to the nearby Hill of Hell
*PAX were instructed to OYO:
- Perform 5 Squats at top of hill
- Run down hill
- Perform 5 Squats at bottom of hill
- Run up hill
- Rinse and Repeat 10 sets
- Lunge Walk down the hill OYO
- Perform 5 Squats OYO
- Reverse Lunge Walk up hill-BACKWARDS-PAX arms on each others shoulder for stability IC
*YHC flipped coin: Tails=BBSU-Army Style x25 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
6; Boba Fett, Rabbit, Barney, Speedy, Grimace and O Positive.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
BLINDSIDED. The PAX didn’t see this coming. The Circle of Pain (Warm-O-Rama) was the SSHMoPain. Mixed in with other shenanigans. Much like the lives we lead as men these days. Going along then get blindsided by the unexpected. We are often unprepared for the unexpected. Regardless, we must adapt and overcome while putting forth our best effort. God will handle the rest.
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?
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.
Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!
This is a consistent AO under solid leadership with the hottest coffee and the ripest nanners in all the land.
*Inaugural ELI GROW LEGACY Run/Ruck 8K in memory of F3-Memphis Bruce’s brother who passed away will be held in Tullahoma, TN on 11/3/18. Do the hard thing. Post.