It’s just 2 harmless quarters…what is the worst that could happen?
The Blazing Saddle: 50 degrees and ideal for a beatdown
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
FOLLOW ME…mosey down a gloomy pasture to a fence row about 175 yards away…turn around and go back to Startex.
THA-THANG: ‘Fitty Cent’
- Flip 2 Quarters
- Heads=SSH OYO
- Tails=Hand Release Merkins (HRM) OYO
- 2 Heads=SSH x 50 IC
- 2 Tails= HRM x 50 IC or OYO (Q’s discretion)
- 1 Heads/1 Tails=SSH x 25 IC/HRM x 25 IC or OYO (Q’s discretion)
- *YHC started with 1st coin flip. Stepped in center of circle. Led the PAX. Rotated in counter-clockwise fashion allow each PAX the opportunity to Q an exercise. As new Q went to center and flipped coins the previous Q would step to perimeter of circle.
- After 2 flips YHC would lead the PAX on a mosey down the pasture to the fence and return to circle for more flips.
- Rinse and Repeat until all PAX had their opportunity to Q.
- Each mosey to fence requires PAX to perform 25 reps OYO, as follows:
*1st Mosey Down: Dips (bottom fence post)
*2nd: Dips (middle fence post)
*3rd: Incline Merkins (bottom fence post)
*4th: Incline Merkins (middle fence post)
- ALL IN ALL:
- SSH x 175 reps
- HRM x 125 reps
- MOSEY x 300 yards
- RUN x 1,200 yards
- ALL IN ALL:
- FLUTTER KIX x 29 IC
- BOX CUTTERS (BUILD THE BOX) x 15 IC
- BOX CUTTERS (OPEN THE BOX) x 14 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
6; Backseat, U-Rock, Slots, Anklet, Lochte and O Positive (YHC).
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC reminded the PAX that many of our F3 brothers were rucking the Saint Jude Half Marathon on 12/1/18 as they ‘Fight for Micah’ and raise $$ and awareness for the amazing work perfomed at Saint Jude. YHC challenged the PAX to consider who they are fighting for—and to be intentional and keep fighting the good fight.
This AO has such potential. A virtual playground of pain. Always enjoy Q’ing the men and the PLC that follows is second to none. Kotters to Anklet and much gratitude to Slots for trekking from the Dirty Dova to slum with the men of the 38138.
It was a good morning.
*3rdF ‘Bible Study’: Wednesdays at Einstein’s in East Memphis @ 0630
*Q Source Leadership Discussion: Fridays at Whole Foods in East Memphis @ 1130
*St. Jude Marathon: Run or Ruck for Micah #FightForMicah
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 as a good example.
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.
Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!?