October 19, 2020

Back to the OF Playground

THE SCENE: 66 and a couple stars out! F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER WARM-O-RAMA: IC x 12 Daisy Pickers Hillbillies Arm Circles Hillbillies Moses to Bike Arch and then to Playground THA-THANG: A.B.C.D. Ladders (reps of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5) – Start all rounds together, plank (or merkins) till all in Aussie Pull-Ups Big Boy…

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October 13, 2020

GrowRuck 21 Reflections

THE SCENE:  Illuminated by street lights my minivan dodged potholes as I scoped out the dew covered gravel/asphalt/grass field that would be our ‘gym’ for the next 40 minutes.  Chioccetti pulled in before me and pre-ran some miles for his not-a-sport team challenge.  HIM F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Welcome, remember you volunteered for this. WARM-O-RAMA:  Thrusters x 6 IC,…

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October 7, 2020

Dora Ladder at Tiger Lane

THE SCENE: 46 and clear. First long-sleeve workout of the season! F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER WARM-O-RAMA: IC x 12 IW Hillbillies SSH Daisy Picker Michael Phelps THA-THANG: Mosey to Central & Hollywood Scout run to Tiger Lane fountain Dora Ladder 100 box jumps 200 merkins 300 overhead claps 200 tricep dips 100 jump squats -explorer runs a lap around…

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September 28, 2020

5K Day

Scene: 68 Disclaimed Warm-A-Rama: SSH IW Hillbillies Daisy Pickers various leg stretches around the track Tha-Thang: Run a 5K (3.1 miles) Upgrade was our fastest runner (21:46). We had 3 sub 22:00. Count-A-Rama: 17 COT: We were better together  

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September 18, 2020

Week 3 Iron Pax Challenge at The Berm

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning. I rolled in about 5:15 AM, some guys were already there for their warm-up. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Mission: to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. Core Principles:  Free of charge Open to all men Held outdoors Peer led Ends with COT Motto: “Leave no…

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September 15, 2020

Week 1 Iron Pax Challenge at The Berm

THE SCENE: Room temperature. It was dark when I got there, the flies were being drawn to my Ryobi light, they were annoying as I was mounting my camera and getting the speaker and timer ready. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER We might have skipped a few of these as I was hurrying to get everything ready. WARM-O-RAMA: PAX had…

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September 10, 2020

Week 2 IronPax at Blazing Saddle

Finkle disclaimed everyone beautifully, and went through the order of the exercises, while Hobo demonstrated. Everyone did 730 CMU squat thrusters and 2000 blockees each (all numbers are approximate) over the next 43 minutes. Cheezsteak rode through on his bike about halfway through, and sang “Sweet Caroline” for some reason. Hobo paced the group, as usual. Ryan Howard showed…

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September 8, 2020

Par 3 Dora

THE SCENE: DARK! Warm.  F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Completed. WARM-O-RAMA: 25 SSH’s, 15 Polka Stretch, 10 Daisy Pickers, 15 Imperial Walkers, 15 Hill Billies, 30 second stretch before running to golf course (stopped along the way to hold plank for 6) THA-THANG: PAX partner up for DORA. PAX explored up the golf course, while the other stayed to complete:…

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August 29, 2020

The scene:  25mph winds, Hurricane Laura graced us with some tears Welcome & Disclaimer:  done The Thang: Hurricane Laura blew into town and threatened to ruin a Friday workout at #ao-barracks. And that might’ve worked, but Laura didn’t know that she was going to face off with Memphis’s own SUNSHINE BAZOOKA. @Halpert (Chris Hardwick) arrived at The Barracks at…

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