August 22, 2018

“Simple but effective”

THE SCENE:
High 60’s with a little humidity and the sun still fartsacking through half the workout.  Perfect for a VQ IMHO.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Given with minimal tongue-tiedness

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20
Daisy Pickers x 15
Arm Circles (forward) x 10
Arm Circles (reverse) x 10

Mosey to Houston High Football Field with round of SSHs halfway to target for the six to catch up.  Additional SSH (x 10) at the goal-line to verify that Meter Maid was truly awake.

THA-THANG:
Set 1:
  Starting on north goal-line, bear crawl towards south goal-line.  At every 25 yards, Pax to perform Squats x 25.  SSH until Pax all-in.

Set 2:  Starting on south goal-line, bear crawl towards north goal-line.  At every 25 yards, Pax to perform LBCs x 25. SSH until Pax all-in.

Set 3:  Suicide Drills starting on north goal-line.  Pax ran to the 25-yard line and performed Merkins x 25 and then return to goal-line.  Next, Pax ran to 50-yard line and performed Merkins x 25 and then returned to goal-line.  Rinse and repeat for far 25-yard line and opposing goal-line.

Set 4:  Suicide Drills starting on north goal-line.  Pax ran to the 25-yard line and performed BBSUs x 25 and then return to goal-line.  Next, Pax ran to 50-yard line and performed BBSUs x 25 and then returned to goal-line.  Rinse and repeat for far 25-yard line and opposing goal-line.

Mosey to west side of the park with some SSH performed to allow the six to catch up.

Set 5:  Pax to use the wood barrier to perform the following exercises:
>Irkins (incline merkins – is this the appropriate term???) x 25
>Derkins (decline merkins) x 25
>Dips x 25
take 10 second break OYO and repeat

Mosey to Startex/Endex.

MARY:
Nada.  Ran out of time.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 Pax: Captain Obvious, Slicnut, Woody, Boudreaux, U-Rock, Vector, Money Bags, Backseat, Rabbit, Renfro, Billy Blanks, Meter Maid, Pops, Snowman, Gus, 1040

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
In organizing my VQ, I first considered only doing exercises I knew that did not overly tax me (which is basically limited to me driving to the AO).  The more I thought about, the more I realized that this approach not only sells yourself short but also doesn’t give the Pax the opportunity to push you and themselves.  That is how we ended up with bear crawls and suicides.

Also talked about the importance of men encouraging men.  We live in a world where that art form is lost in social media or men are generally discouraged from encouraging and lifting each other up.  As Christians, we are called by the Great Encourager, Jesus, to support each  other.  I thanked all the Pax there who’s encouragement keeps me coming back.  Don’t discount what your encouragement means to the brother next to you.

Finally, I ended with John 15.  Jesus uses this metaphor of the vine to show that branches (us) who are not rooted (abiding) in him whither away and are burned.  The Good News is that those who are rooted in Christ bear fruit according to His will.  As a HIM, relying on our willpower, skills and understanding means that our efforts to positively impact our families, friends, work place and nation will fall far short if they accomplish anything at all.  We must first seek a right relationship with the “Vine” through prayer and feeding on God’s Word often.  YHC was speaking to himself on this one.

MOLESKIN:
I am still relatively new to F3, but apparently there is a passionate debate about proper form between the Levee and other F3 locations.  Probably need to derive a good way to resolve this debate.

Also, no sighting from Larry the Skunk but YHC almost wreck dodging a massive beaver carrying what appeared to be a small tree.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Growruck.  Also, any interest in suburbia night rucks in G’Town or C’Ville?