Taxed Pax

THE SCENE: Chilly but Dry
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Given, Metermaidism is spreading and the disclaimer was disclaimed 2 additional times. in cadence even.
WARM-O-RAMA:
All IC SSHx10, Daisey Pickers x 15, SSH x 10, High Knees x 15, SSH x 10, Windmills x 15, SSH x 10, Hillbillies x 15, SSH x 10

Mosey to HYC’s truck….. CMUS n Soypons awaited the eager pax! IC 25 CMU curls.

Make a Choice….. Keep CMU or Leave it. either way no worries.
THA-THANG:
YHC received a disturbing pone call last night. Mayor Strickland phoned after quiet hours and let it known that he heard about our little workout (greenmonster is suspected) and back taxes were due. There was something about a repeat of trashmagedon if the piper wasn’t paid.

DORA 123 was planned. Pax partnered up and circled up in the lot downhill from the Playground. CMU’s were optional. In Pairs pax took turns adding their reps to the total till complete. Some alternative tunes were provided.

  • 100 Carolina Dry Docks + adjusted tax = 150 total (partner sprinted to complete 3 box jumps) CMU for more elevation
  • 200 Freddie Mercurys 2=1 + adjusted tax = 250 total (partner  sprinted to complete 3 pull ups) CMU held out above chest
  • 300 squats + adjusted tax = 350 total (partner sprinted to complete 3 hand release merkins) CMU held

as groups finished they assisted adding their reps to groups till working at a taxed rate. 2 reps to cover 1 rep of other group.

Mosey to flag with CMUSs

MARY:
Colt 45s, Usane Bolt 45s
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 pax Grimace, Roomba, Boba Fett, Bootheel, Photoshop, Speedy
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Humble yourself, don’t take yourself too seriously you never know when you might wet the bed.
MOLESKIN:
Seeing pax post in these chilly months always encourages HYC. Men’s breakfast was provided and it was good to pause and talk.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Photoshop is on Q for Friday. (its not going to be any warmer)

Hit 100 or come awfully darned close SMH

THE SCENE:

The Levee: 38 degrees with 100% chance of gloom

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles

CIRCLE OF PAIN:

  • SSH x 100 IC (4-ct); performed in 2 sets of 50
  • PRISONER SQUATS x 100 IC (4-ct); performed in 2 sets of 50

THA-THANG:    $#%&*@ RUN

*YHC had 36 PAX form 2 single file lines of 18 PAX/line.  2 rear runners would sprint to the front at the same time. INDIAN RUN 3 miles.

  • .75 miles in=All In…perform MERKINS x 25 OYO
  • Resume run.
  • 1.50 miles in=UNCLE SAM SIT-UPS (4-ct) x 25 IC
  • Resume run.
  • 2.25 miles in=HAND RELEASE MERKINS x 25 IC
  • Resume run.
  • YHC led PAX onto the baseball field to do a fence sit at center field sign and wait until all in then mosey to STARTEX.
  • 3.00 miles in=BURPEES x 25 OYO

MARY:

  • FLUTTER KIX x 20 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
36; Speaker, Sparky, Cheesesteak, Pops, Meter Maid, Capri Sun, Whiskey, Bootheel, Wall Street, Woody, Anklet, Slicnut, Backseat, Sully, Moneybags, Snowman, C-Lo, U-Rock, Nature Boy, Pablo, Pronto Pup, Dial-Up, Butch, Rabbit, Raven, Billy Blanks, Corky, Captain Obvious, Slots, O Positive (YHC) and 6 FNG:  Natty, Black Diamond, Short Sale, Coach K, Chicken Philly and S-Cargo.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

We all have unique gifts bestowed upon us from God, the Creator.

YHC read from Romans 12:7-8 as follows (NLT):

“7. If your gift is serving others, serve them well.  If you are a teacher, teach well.  8. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.  If it is giving, give generously.  If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.  And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”

YHC challenged himself and the PAX to be an encourager to someone in need today, this week, often.  Be intentional.  Be that somebody.

MOLESKIN:

36 PAX, including 6 FNGs.  Battle of The Bluff. The flag is coming back to the Burbs.  The PAX earned it.  Hit 100 was the goal across all AOs in Memphis…fell 4 short.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
*3rdF ‘Bible Study’: Wednesdays at Einstein’s in East Memphis @ 0630
*Q Source Leadership Discussion: Fridays at Whole Foods in East Memphis @ 1130

 

 

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.

Together.

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!?!?

 

Morg: Nips, Arms, CMUs

THE SCENE: The Morg: 33 degrees and steady breeze, some might say windy.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

We are not professionals, you exercise at your own risk, you are responsible for your own well being, anything I say out here is merely a suggestion.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Partner up. Half runs to marker and back, while other half does (Dora-style, switching when group returns from run):  SSH, Windmill, Imperial Walker.

Circle up: Arm Circles. 10 burpees. World’s best stretch.

 

THA-THANG:

Need one CMU per pair of Pax. Mosey to playground/pullups.

  • TABATA: Partners do one round each of the following, 40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest.
    • Pullups, BBSU
    • CMU Curls, Wide Squats
    • Single Rows: Left, Merkins
    • Single Rows: Right, Squat Jump
    • High Pull, Shoulder Taps
  • Mosey to Picnic Tables (no CMUs): 11’s, dips and derkins. Flutter for six.
  • Mosey back to repeat TABATA.

MARY:

Flutter Kick, Side Dip 5xEach side. Repeat flutter and side dip, then flutter kick for 45 seconds to Endex.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Bootheel, Granola, Sleep Number, Commie, Rosetta Stone, Orange Julius, Mr. Wonderful, Carport, Four Eyes (Q).

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

From F3’s 43 Feet podcast: Argument/Persuasion: 1. Don’t get angry, 2. Seek to persuade, not to berate, 3. Assume you are not 100% right and allow yourself to make concessions. I have learned a lot about this through discussions with Pax recently.

MOLESKIN:

Wind, Cold, Shirtless Granola made for a nid tipply workout. T-claps to Granola and Mr. Wonderful for doing work with Goliath, the “extra” CMU. Also to Commie for carrying our partner CMU by hisssself for yours truly.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Whetstone: listen to the podcast, fill out the google form, wait for me to contact you.

Monday Morning Morg Mix

THE SCENE: 40s, not raining,
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Nearly missed this but disclaimed just the same.
WARM-O-RAMA:

Big Arm Circles 10 IC forward and reverse
Windmills 15 IC
Imperial Walkers 15 IC
Hillbillies 15 IC

THA-THANG:
Mosey around the parking lot and to the pavilion.
At the park benches did:
15 Incline Merkins
15 Dips
15 Derkins
15 Side Straddle Hops
Rinse and repeat x2 with the third set comprising reps of 10.

Mosey back to Startex
Bombs comprising:
50 BBS
100 Overhead Claps
150 Mountain Climbers
50 Bodybuilders
50 Squats
MARY:
Flutter Kicks IC 15
Nolan Ryans IC 10 each side
Red, Yellow, Green light (Slots)
Shoulder Taps (Granoloa)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Insert PAX Count & FNG Name 15 Pax: Choker, Granola, Slots, Commie, Carport, Sleep Number, Woodpecker, Bootheel, Wall Builder, Rosetta Stone (FNG) Mr. Wonderful, Beetus, Ramrod, Sir Vivor (FNG), Orange Julius (QIC.)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
November 5th My Utmost For His Highest (Oswald Chambers)
…but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings… —1 Peter 4:13

If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others. Because of this process, you will never be surprised by what comes your way. You say, “Oh, I can’t deal with that person.” Why can’t you? God gave you sufficient opportunities to learn from
Him about that problem; but you turned away, not heeding the lesson, because it seemed foolish to spend your time that way.
The sufferings of Christ were not those of ordinary people. He suffered “according to the will of God” (1 Peter 4:19), having a different point of view of suffering from ours. It is only through our relationship with Jesus Christ that we can understand what God is after in His dealings with us. When it comes to suffering, it is part of our Christian culture to want to know God’s purpose beforehand. In the history of the Christian church, the tendency has been to avoid being identified with the sufferings of Jesus Christ. People have sought to carry out God’s orders through a shortcut of their own. God’s way is always the way of suffering— the way of the “long road home.”
Are we partakers of Christ’s sufferings? Are we prepared for God to stamp out our personal ambitions? Are we prepared for God to destroy our individual decisions by supernaturally transforming them? It will mean not knowing why God is taking us that way, because knowing would make us spiritually proud. We never realize at the time what God is putting us through— we go through it more or less without understanding. Then suddenly we come to a place of enlightenment, and realize— “God has strengthened me and I didn’t even know it!”
MOLESKIN:
Prayers for safe travels for Bootheel to Honduras.
Prayers for Carport and his family as they deal with disappointment and difficulty with a foster parent situation.
Prayers for healing for Ramrod who has a pinched nerve against several bone spurs in his cervical vertebra. The fact that he even posts is inspiring!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Don’t Miss Slots AO Olympics Saturday 11/10/2018 at the Mothership!

BLIMPS at The Morg

THE SCENE:  46 Degrees – Chilly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  

Done

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x 30

Daisy Pickers IC x 30

LAC IC x 15 (F&B)

Mosey around parking lot

THA-THANG:

BLIMPS

  • Burpees – Lunges (2 is 1) Imperical Walkers Merkins Plank Jacks Squats
    • 25 of each IC, while 1 PAX farmer carried 2 45 lbs weights 40ish yards and back. Yeah famer carrying 90 lbs. 
    • Rinse and repeat 2 more times.
  • Duck Walk from one light pole island to the other ( roughly half the large parking lot)
  • Bear crawl back to StartEx.

MARY:
There’s always time for sweet MARY

  • Jane Fonda’s IC x 15
  • Bicycle Crunches IC x 20
  • Flutter Kickes IC x 20
  • LBCs IC x 50

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4- PAX Bootheel, Woodpecker, Sleep Number, Orange Julius
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be the positive role model that you be for your family and community.
MOLESKIN:
If there is someone who hasn’t been to a workout in a while, DM them on Slack, send a text, do something to contact them. Once you get in the routine of fartsacking it’s hard to start back again.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
AO shirt are for sale on Mudgear, look on Slack for updates

Oh Crap, Choker Brought His Bluetooth…

THE SCENE: I rolled up at the Morg at 0440 ready for some early #Ruckership.  As I pulled into the entrance, I saw some flashing blue lights in the back lot where we gather.  I immediately pulled up my GPS thinking I’d accidentally driven to the Annex Turd.  But it turns out it was just a couple of mobile spotlights left over from the Bartlett Festival this past weekend.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Welcomed and disclaimed.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20 (10 IC and 10 silent)
–Burpees x10 OYO because Jasmine can’t count.

Monthly Quiz time!  PAX were instructed that each remaining warmup exercise would be another set of burpees x10 OYO, but that normal warmup exercises could be purchased by knowing F3 trivia.

1. What is the mission of F3?  Answered correctly by Granola:  To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.  Daisy Pickers x15 IC.

2. Name one of the core principles of F3.  Answered correctly by Bruce: Free of charge.  Windmills x15 IC.

3. Name another core principle of F3.  Answered correctly by Sleep Number: Ends in a Circle of Trust.  Imperial Walkers x15 IC.

4. Name another core principle of F3. Answered correctly by Woodpecker: Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold.  Hillbillys x15 IC.

5. Name another core principle of F3. Answered correctly by Zima: Led by the PAX on a rotating basis.  Arm Circles (forward) x10 IC.

6. Name the final core principle of F3. Answered correctly by Bootheel: Open to all men. Arm Circles (reverse) x10 IC.

THA-THANG:
Jukebox of Pain
Using the Exicon and Google Play, I created a playlist of terrible music and horrible ideas.  Each song selection cost a quarter.

Selection 1: Bearway to Heaven.  Cost: 25 SSH.
Seven cones were set out with two parking spaces between each one.  While listening to “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin the PAX bear crawled to the first cone and back, then performed 7 burpees.  Then bear crawled to the 2nd cone and back, 6 burpees, and so on.  Time expired before anyone made it to the 7th cone.

Selection 2: Bring Sally Up. Cost: 25 Overhead Claps.
While listening to “Flower” by Moby, the PAX held a squat; when Moby said “Bring Sally Up”, we stood up, and when he said “Bring Sally Down” we went back down.

Selection 3: Chumbaburpee. Cost: 25 BBSU.
While listening to “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba, we did SSH.  Whenever they said “I get knocked down, but I get up again” we performed a burpee.

Selection 4: Cupid Shuffle. Cost: 25 Jane Fondas.
While listening to the song “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid, we held plank and followed the commands of the song (“right”=right leg out, “left”=left leg out, “kick”=kick, and “walk”=mountain climbers).  The difficulty of this selection was increased exponentially by having to listen to it.

Selection 5: Proud Mary. Cost: 25 SSH.
While listening to “Proud Mary” by CCR, we performed BBSU. When we got to “Rolling” we switched to Gas Pumps, and then after “Rolling” switched to Flutter Kicks.  At the next “Rolling” we went back to Gas Pumps, and then back to BBSU.  Rinse and repeat for the remainder of the song.

Selection 6: Thunderstruck. Cost: 25 Overhead Claps.
While listening to “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, we held plank.  Whenever we heard the word “Thunder”, we performed a Merkin.  By this point the pavement was drenched with a noxious mix of sweat and tears.

MARY:
Sprinkled throughout.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX:  Bootheel, Bruce, Choker (QIC), Granola, Jasmine, Mr. Wonderful, Orange Julius, Sleep Number, Wall Builder, Woodpecker, Zima

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Last week 52 PAX gathered for GrowRuck 12.  In the weeks/months leading up to the event, we heard countless stories from PAX who had attended GrowRuck 05 last year about how important it is to focus on your brothers and not yourself.  Within the first hour of the event I discovered that I had learned that lesson in my brain, but not yet in my heart.

One of the first things we did in the event was ground our rucks and run to a volleyball pit about 100 yards away.  While we were doing that, the cadre threw all our rucks into a giant pile.  There was no time to find your own ruck – you had to just grab one and get back in formation.  After a couple of iterations of that, we were winded and worrying about getting our own gear back.

The next activity was to circle up and do 100 squats with rucks pressed over our heads.  We did them 10 at a time, with a short break in between sets.  During that break, it was a mad scramble to figure out who had your ruck and exchange them.  I kept scanning the circle but my oxygen-deprived brain could not recognize it.  I started shouting out “BLACK MULTICAM!  WHO HAS MY BLACK MULTICAM?”  About the same time I heard Lazarus shouting out “BLACK RUCKER WITH GROWRUCK PATCH!”  We spent a couple of rounds trying to out-shout each other, with neither of us getting an answer.  Inside I was thinking “Shut up Lazarus, nobody is going to be able to hear my shout!”  I was getting irritated and starting to panic a bit.

Then, a sinking feeling hit me.  I realized that my focus was on myself.  I looked own at the ruck I was holding, and sure enough it was a black rucker with a GrowRuck patch.  I was so wrapped up in taking care of myself that I was trying to shout over Lazarus instead of answer his call and help him find his.  At the next break I took it to him, and as I handed it over he pointed to someone a couple of feet away and said “Hey, isn’t that one yours?”

When I changed my focus off of myself and helped my brother, it allowed him to help me.  That was my charge to the PAX this morning- get out of your own head and help someone else who needs it.  Take care of your brothers; the Sky Q will take care of you.

MOLESKIN:
It’s pretty awesome when you pick an exercise out of the Exicon only to find out it was created and submitted by one of our own Memphis PAX.  Shout out to Bruce for inventing Proud Mary!  Now I’m going to need someone to come up with a decent routine to some Rush songs so I never have to hear selections 2, 3, and 4 ever again.

Be thankful we didn’t have time for “Roxanne” or “Bodies on the Floor”.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
GrowRuck was last week.  I think there’s still time to register.

“Doritos” (aka Dora-Dos)

THE SCENE: 66°, light rain.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Welcome and disclaim-ations provided.

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC x 20
Daisy Pickers x 15
Baby Arm Circles IC x 15 (+ reverse)

THA-THANG:

The PAX moseyed around the parking lot back to the field and then lined up in front of the fence about 50 yards back at the shovel flag and then split up into pairs.

DORA 1-2-3 time! Each team will cumulatively do:

  • 100 x Merkins
  • 200 x Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • 300 x Squats

While one PAX performed the exercise, the other PAX sprinted to the fence and back. Once a team was done, they joined up with any other teams to help them complete their reps.

Once all in, I stopped for a brief discussion about my first day with F3. My first work out was DORA 1-2-3 and I remember thinking it was insane. I was modifying before it was over. I remember being shocked when Phat Pat told us to do it all over again. But that’s exactly what we did today, too!

So, all in? Let’s rinse and REPEAT.

THUS DORITOS! DORA-DOS! GET IT?

For round 2, we did mix it up a little bit, though. Instead of the prior exercises, we did the following:

  • 100 x Carolina Dry Docks
  • 200 x Little Baby Crunches
  • 300 x Squat Jumps

MARY:

With about 5 minutes remaining, I opted to go with dealer’s choice for Mary:

Flobee – Freddy Mercury
Orange Julius – World War One Situps
Choker – Aw Yeahs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:

Gilligan, Commie, Woodpecker, Mr. Wonderful, Flobee, Carport, Chelsea, Casio, Short Timer, Orange Julius, Bootheel, Choker, Wall Builder

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The Q today was my best attempt at my first experience with F3 back in April. We did it because I was curious at how difficult it would be now… because it was insane during my first workout. I’ve grown significantly since then – I’m writing my own “Was Now” story just as every HIM that is a part of F3 has… but I want to stress that neither my story nor theirs is done yet. My F3 brothers know me as Wall Builder, so I want to encourage everyone to build up your walls… and then tear them down. Find the next obstacle that is holding you back and break it down… even if you have to do it a brick at a time. If things are easy for you, then build up a bigger wall. Keep pushing and challenging yourself and your brothers.

Continual improvement. Here in the gloom. In your family life. In your careers. In your spiritual journey. Everywhere.

MOLESKIN:

Gilligan has a baby due on Sunday – we determined he should be named “Skipper”.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Nada.

Leave No Man Behind

THE SCENE: Pax and YHC made a nice 4 mile stupid early ruck.  Good livin’ started at 0430.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Disclaimed.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x100 (thats a lot)
Squat IC x50 (also a lot)

THA-THANG:
YHC asked for a volunteer.  Nature Boy was that somebody. YHC asked for a time to ruck to the main road and back as a team carrying a 60# and 40# sandbag. He said 24 mins.  (Crazy.)

Pax made the approx. 1 mile ruck to the street and back in under 19 minutes but nearly left pax behind. The fear of penalty caused the pax to push hard and leave a man behind.  We will fix that before GrowRuck.

Moved to the baseball field. Pax lined up shoulder to shoulder and performed following exercises:
Ruck Swings IC x30
Bear Crawl and Ruck Drag (50 yards and back)
8-count Body Builders IC x15
Crab Walk w/ Ruck (50 yards and back)
Ruck to Shoestring IC x15

MARY:
No time. Pax were smoked.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 Pax (0 FNG’s)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The pax started off the bootcamp by leaving pax behind.  By the end of the bootcamp, they were finally moving as a team. Fear of consequence/pealty caused them to be willing to leave a man behind.  YHC shared that we must move as a team and always be willing to suffer the consequences together as a team.  No man should ever be left behind. Regardless.  YHC shared the importance of not letting fear dictate our decision in life.

MOLESKIN:
YHC missed posting all week and this was refreshing.  The pax did work and it was a joy to be in the gloom with a bunch of HIM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Grow-Freakin-Ruck!!

A Little Shoulder Work.

THE SCENE: Starry sky with Orion shining brightly overhead.

Enjoyed a great preruck with Bootheel, Harbaugh, and Giant. Very meaningful discussions on topics such as men’s bible studies, marriage, and other struggles most men are dealing with.  
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Done. No one is a professional athlete. Don’ t  hurt yourself before you start your day job.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Windmill  IC   15

Big arm circles  IC   15

Little arm circles  IC   15

Mountain climbers    IC   15

Over head claps      IC   15
THA-THANG:

Began the workout by taking a mosey 1/2 way around the track. Once on the other side of the field all PAX crabwalked across the field. 1/4 way 10 burpees, 1/2 way 10 merkins, 3/4 way, 10 squats, all the way across, 10 BBS.

Mosey over to the “Library.”

PAX did 2 of the following 3:

  1.     Wall-Assisted Handstand Push-Up    OYO  5-10 (utilize the “books”)
  2.     Feet Elevated Pike Push-Up              OYO  5-10
  3.     Feet Elevated Push-Up (Derkin)        OYO  5-10

Rinse and repeat.

Mosey back to Startex.

  1.    Walking Long Step Squat/Lunge   OYO   10 (2 is 1)
  2.    Walking Short Step Squat/Lung    OYO   10 (2 is 1)

MARY:

BBS       IC       15

WWI sit-ups      IC    15

Dying Cockroach     IC    15

American Hammers     IC    20 (Speedy)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Speedy, G-String, Harbaugh, Bootheel (IG), Grimace, Giant, Orange Julius
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matthew 4:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

This verse is a paradox to YHC on many levels. Here you have the devil tempting Jesus. Also you have the devil in control of the world when we like to think of God in control at all times. This is usually are first thought in the time of tragedy when people always seem to blame God for tragedy “If God is so loving or so powerful, why does he allow these things to happen.”

Commentary on the above verse: 

Satan tempted Christ to idolatry with the offer of the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. The glory of the world is the most charming temptation to the unthinking and unwary; by that men are most easily imposed upon. Christ was tempted to worship Satan. Jesus rejected the proposal with abhorrence. “Get thee hence, Satan!” Some temptations are openly wicked; and they are not merely to be opposed, but rejected at once. It is good to be quick and firm in resisting temptation. If we resist the devil he will flee from us. But the soul that deliberates is almost overcome. We find but few who can decidedly reject such baits as Satan offers; yet what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Christ was ministered to (by angels) after the temptation, for his encouragement to go on in his undertaking, and for our encouragement to trust in him; for as he knew, by experience, what it was to suffer, being tempted, so he knew what it was to be ministered, being tempted; therefore we may expect, not only that he will feel for his tempted people, but that he will come to them with seasonable relief.

Prayers for Grimace as he begins new employment.

MOLESKIN:
PAX manhandled this workout. YHC knew they would.

Speedy is an awesome AOQ.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IPC at The Annex on 8/30/2018.

It’s a Celebration

I’ve been involved with F3 in three different Regions: Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. This is the first time I’ve been in one place for a whole year. I’ve Posted with the Men of F3 Memphis in rain, sleet, snow, extreme heat, and bitter cold; early in the morning and late at night; for breakfast, lunch, and supper. I just EH and Post, but somehow we’ve grown to cover the city of Memphis and every major suburb in Shelby County. To God be the glory, and to Memphis Men be the T-claps!

Prepping for this workout made me appreciate the steady Leadership I’ve seen from other F3 Men: Dredd, OBT, Mini Me, Cap’n Crunch, Proton, Woodshack, Ratchet, P-Nut, Angus, Bagger Vance, etc. Those guys made it easy to remember that it’s not about me (IM3). That’s the first lesson of being a Workout Q. Leading 50+ Men in a sixty-minute workout isn’t easy. There’s so much room for failure, so many ways I could look foolish, that I was anxious about putting pen to Weinke. But it’s not about me. If there’s anything F3 teaches us, it’s that.

Date: 08/18/2018

AO: Mothership

QIC: Gus

Conditions: 75F and breezy – better than we deserved

WELCOME

DISCLAIMER

Warm-o-Rama
SSH IC x 50
Daisy Pickers IC x 15
LBAC IC x 10 (each direction)
Imperial Walker IC x 15
Sprint at 25% – Butt Kickers to start
Sprint at 50% – Carioca
Sprint at 80% – High Knees
Sprint at 90% – Power Skips

Find a partner. While moseying to hill, find out your partner’s (A) hometown and (B) favorite breakfast food.

ELEVENS
Monkey Humpers at top

Burpees at Bottom

Flutter Kicks while you wait!

Find a new partner. While moseying back to parking lot, find out your partner’s (A) high school alma mater and (B) favorite Gatorade flavor. [Some Men immediately declared that Gatorade only comes in colors, not flavors. I encouraged those Men to discuss that nuance with their respective partners. Powerade drinkers were not recognized.]

Divide into two groups based on partner’s favorite breakfast food: savory over here, sweet over there. I made a few adjustments to make the groups relatively even in number.

Groups started diagonally across and completed the following circuit:

Bear Crawl — — — — Crab Walk
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Crab Walk — — — — Bear Crawl

MARY
Flutter Kick IC x 30
Hello, Dolly! IC x 30
Not-So-La-Z-Boy (hold for 30 seconds)
 – Cheesesteak started singing Sweet Caroline during this hold, because he’s a yankee. When I remarked that he was a yankee, he thought he was correcting me by pointing out that song’s popularity in Boston. Only a yankee would not know that Bostonians are yankees.
Pickle Pounders IC x 10
J-Lo IC x 10
Jane Fonda IC x 10 (each leg)
Hollywood Side Crunch IC x 10

SPRINTS
In the parking lot at the Mothership, there are concrete pads that jut out to form a sort of sidewalk for pedestrians. They roughly divide the length of the parking lot into thirds, which was suitable for my purposes.
1/3 – walk back
2/3 – walk back
3/3 – walk back
2/3 – walk back
1/3 – walk back
2/3 – walk back
3/3
3/3

This was a bit messy, both because of the size of the Group and because I use phrases that could reasonably be misconstrued as directions to begin sprinting (e.g., “Let’s go!”) to exhort the PAX. We made it. Orange Julius pulled a hammy.

 

 

 

 

Circle of Trust
Count-O-Rama: 56
Name-O-Rama: Soybean, Woodpecker, Red Sox, Speaker, Hitch, Four Eyes, Teacher’s Pet, Bootheel, Squeegee, Vocals, Jailbait, U-Rock, Roomba, Beauty Shop, Cheesesteak, Shoestring, Heavyweight, Snookie, Rabbit, Cowbell, Phat Pat, Snowman, Mama’s Boy, Bottomless, Orange Julius, Renfro, Nature Boy, Transplant, Moana, Slots, Speedy, Baby Gap, Nickelback, Pops, Sleep Number, Tiny, C-Lo, Murdock, Captain Obvious, Laettner, Harbaugh, Bookworm, Uncle Rico, O Positive, Lazarus, Gus | FNGs: Thundercat, George the Baptist, Fabio, T-Swift, Red Hot, Chili Pepper, Landshark, Standard Deviation, Daniel Tiger, Grapico
BOM:  After Cain killed Abel, God asked Cain where his slain brother was. Cain’s sardonic reply: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The rest of the Bible and the course of human history tells us that, if we are going to make it, each of us is our brother’s keeper.

This is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 1 Peter 2:15-17

Moleskin: Fifty-three Men showed up to celebrate a whole year of F3 Memphis. We picked up a few more along the way. There’s no stopping us now!