July 4th Hangover – 7/8/19

What he said…

July 4th is a time for relaxing, cooking out, drinking beer and basically doing nothing. The problem is that it’s not free and like everything else in life there is a price to pay. That’s where a mid 70’s summer morning with 91% humidity comes into play. 23 PAX decided to start paying down that debt this morning. Welcome “Free Shoes” to the F3 brotherhood.

  • Side Straddle Hop Burpees (5 SSH, then 2 Burpees) – 25 & 10
  • Squats – 30
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Monkey Humpers – 35
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 20
  • Dive Bombers – 15

Hands up mosey to Ash for some wall time…

  • Donkey Kicks – 10
  • People’s Chair – 10 (In cadence)
  • Donkey Kicks – 10
  • People’s Chair – 10 (In cadence)

Hands up Indian Run to the Patriot parking lot. Two man Doras…

  • Pax 1 – 25 Hand release Merkins (2x)
  • Pax 2 – Suicides (2x)
  • Pax 2 – 25 Hand release Merkins (2x)
  • Pax 1 – Suicides (2x)
  • Hold plank until all PAX are done
  • Pax 1 – 25 Monkey Humpers (2x)
  • Pax 2 – Suicides (2x)
  • Pax 2 – 25 Monkey Humpers (2x)
  • Pax 1 – Suicides (2x)
  • Hold Al Gore until all PAX are done

All PAX – 4 gassers then hands up mosey to the park…

  • Dips – 44
  • LBCs – 30 OYO
  • Dips – 44
  • LBCs – 30 OYO
  • Dips – 25
  • LBCs – 30 OYO

Hands up mosey around the park track then back to the Patriot parking lot…

  • Raise the Roof – 25
  • Imperial Walkers – 25

Grand finale with Mr. Jack Webb – 10

Name-a-roma, announcements, message, prayer then lead on 3. To do list, Monday – kick ass. Big green check.

The Pentagon 10/3/18

You want to get better?  Then show up and do the hard thing.  12 PAX and one FNG (Southern Spice) took advantage of the warm temperature and thick dew to complete the Pentagon challenge.  The goal was to make sure folks kept moving with limited down time.  Who wants to stand around when there is work to be done?

Warm Up

  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Moroccan Night Club – 25
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Imperial Walkers – 25
  • LBCs – 30 (OYO)

The Pentagon

Five cones spaced 40 to 60 yards a part.

  • PAX start with 5 Burpees then run to Cone 1
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • Cone 2
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • Cone 4
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • Cone 5
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • PAX start with 5 Burpees then run to Cone 1
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • Cone 2
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • Cone 4
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • Cone 5
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • PAX start with 5 Burpees then run to Cone 1
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30
  • Cone 2
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30
  • Cone 4
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30
  • Cone 5
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30

Totals

  • SSH – 300
  • Sumo Squats – 300
  • Merkins – 300

Sprint – 1,000 yards (end to end of Patriot Park)

Finale

  • Iron Hulks – 7
  • Superman

Circle up, Name o Rama, Announcements, Prayer and Lead on 3.

Tammy Wynette & The Tunnel of Love- 8/22/18

Question – Is it possible to do an F3 workout with SSH’s and Merkins.

Answer – When Tammy and the Tunnel of Love show up then yes.

13 PAX and two FNG’s (Vince and VooDoo) were blessed to have perfect beat down weather.  As mentioned above, Tammy Wynette made another appearance while we got to experience the Carolina Dry Dock Tunnel of Love.  I’d be selling you short if I didn’t mention we did three routines of Lt. Dan.  The exercise that doesn’t hurt until 36 hours later when you six and quads are burnt out.

Oscar really does look like Oscar (Office Space)

Warm Up

  • Imperial Walkers – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Frankensteins – 25
  • Star Plank – 25
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Flutter Kicks – 20
  • Mosey around track (1)

Tammy Wynette

  • PAX 1 – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups while PAX 2 does 15 Squats
  • Rotate till each PAX performs 100 Big Boy Sit Ups and 150 Squats

Carolina Dry Dock Tunnel of Love

  • PAX line up shoulder to shoulder then get in Carolina Dry Dock position
  • PAX 1 does 20 Carolina Dry Docks then Seal Crawls (no legs) through the tunnel to the end
  • Rinse and Repeat until all PAX have performed the exercise and crawl

Lt. Dan

  • PAX line up side-by-side then do Lt. Dan for 50 yards
  • Run backwards to the starting line
  • Rinse and repeat for a total of three reps

Finale

  • Superman
  • First PAX to touch their arms or legs to ground had to do 10 Burpees
    • Congratulations Guy and Trike

Circle up. Announcements. Name o Rama. Prayer. Lead on 3.

Tammy Wynette – 7/14/18

19 PAX and two FNGs (Button and E6) done did that thang.   After warming up and a little mosey we did the “Stand By Your Man” to get the festivities started.  Temperature was perfect with near 100% humidity so that meant a good lather was started.  From Tammy Wynette we worked our legs and upper body.  Plumber got to lead us in the Bear Crawl Ring of Fire as he graciously volunteered to show the PAX how to bear crawl and crawl bear.  Fun was had by all…

Warm Up

  • Imperial Walker – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Frankensteins – 25
  • Plank – 20
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • American Hammers – 20
  • Superman

Mosey (2 Laps)

Tammy Wynette

  • PAX 1 – 10 Merkins while PAX 2 does 10 Squats
  • Rotate till each PAX performs 100 Merkins and 100 Squats

Leg Wrecker

  • PAX 1 – Lines up 30 yards across from PAX 2 and performs Lt. Dan’s while PAX 2 performs Al Gore’s
  • PAX 2 – Performs Lt. Dan’s back to starting position while PAX 1 performs Al Gore’s
  • Rinse and Repeat three times

Bear Crawl Ring of Fire

  • Circle up around the flag and picked Plumber to be our starter.  Plumber goes around clockwise one time then starts Merkin waterfall at 10 down to 8
  • Plumber goes around clockwise one time then starts Merkin waterfall at 7 down to 5
  • Plumber goes around counter clockwise one time doing Crawl Bear then starts Merkin waterfall at 5 down to 1

The Cooper

  • Lap around playground then perform
    • 10 Squats
    • 10 Big Boy Sit Ups
    • 10 Side Straddle Hops
  • Repeat four more times for a total of
    • 50 Squats
    • 50 Big Boy Sit Ups
    • 50 Side Straddle Hops

Finale

  • Incline Merkins – 25
  • Dips – 43
  • Incline Merkins – 20
  • Jack Webb (Merkins @ 5 & 10 intervals)

Circle up. Announcements. Name o Rama. Prayer. Lead on 3.

Lt. Dan & The Death Star – 6/30/18

16 PAX and 1 FNG (Riff) showed up for a pre-July 4th workout.  Weather was 76 degrees with 132% humidity.  The fact these gentlemen showed up to do the hard thing is a testament to F3.  Fun was had by all and along the way men got better.  As always, I tried to provide everyone their money’s worth with a total body workout.  Details below…

Warm Up

  • Willie Mays – 20
  • Right over Left – 10
  • Left over Right – 10
  • Ray Lewis – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • Freddy Mercuries – 20
  • Squats – 20
  • 4 x 4’s – 8

Mosey to Ridge Rd.

  • Lt. Dan from Mayfair Dr. to Roseland Dr.
  • Bernie Sanders from Roseland Dr. to Shades Park Dr.
  • Run from Roseland Dr. to Kensington Rd.
  • Lt. Dan from Kensington Rd. to Mayfair Dr.

Mosey to The Vulcan

Split into two teams

  • Death Star – 8 Cones where each team did 30 merkins individually for a total of 240
  • Dips – 43
  • Incline Merkins – 18
  • Dips – 43

Finale

  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • Star Plank
    • 1st PAX to drop – 10 Burpees
    • 2nd PAX to drop – 20 Merkins
    • 3rd PAX to drop – 30 Squats

Circle up. Announcements. Name o Rama. Prayer. Lead on 3.

 

Merkins…6/9/18

Welcome to summertime in Alabama.  72 with 95% humidity.  23 PAX along with three FNGs put in work.  We were privileged to have Namaste back with our group.  The other big news is Wildfire and Blue Grass made sure the post workout was well hydrated as they hosted Coffeteria at the park.  Nice cold refreshments ranging from bottled water to brewskies were consumed.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Ray Lewis – 25
  • Merkins – 40
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 25
  • Supermand – On your own

Mosey to Manhattan

  • 1st Stop Sign – 25 Merkins
  • 2nd Stop Sign – 25 Merkins
  • 3rd Stop Sign – 25 Merkins
  • 4th Stop Sign – 25 Merkins

Dawson Baptist Church (Back parking lot)

  • Dora #1 – 100 Big Boy Situps (run length of parking lot)
    • PAX 1 – Big Boy Situps
    • PAX 2 – 25 Side Straddle Hops
  • Bernie Sanders up Evergreen Ave. – 25 Merkins at the top
  • Dora #2 – 200 Merkins (run length of parking lot)
    • PAX 1 – Merkins
    • PAX 2 – 25 Side Straddle Hops
  • Bernie Sanders half way up Evergreen Ave. then run to the top – 25 Merkins at the top
  • Dora #3 – 300 Prisoner Squats (run length of parking lot)
    • PAX 1 – Prisoner Squats
    • PAX 2 – 25 Merkins

Mosey to Central Park

  • Merkins – 10
  • Shoulder Taps  – 10
  • Merkins – 10

Circle up. Announcements. Name o Rama. Prayer. Lead on 3.

Basic Training & Grundl Mtn. – 6/2/18

18 PAX and two FNGs did the hard thing and got better.  Along the way we helped out the PAX taking part in the 10,000 Merkin Challenge.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 30
  • Al Gore – 30
  • Merkins – 30
  • LBCs – 30
  • Prisoner Squats – 30
  • Superman

Mosey around track (2)

Set 1

  • Arm Circles (F) – 20 count
  • Raise the Roof – 20 count
  • Arm Circles (B) – 20 count
  • Seal Claps – 20 count
  • Overhead Claps – 20 count
  • Hold arms out straight, palms up

Set 2

  • Prisoner Squats – 10
  • Lunge Jumps – 10
  • Sumo Squats – 10
  • Jump Squats – 10
  • Side Lunges (R) – 10
  • Side Lunges (L) – 10

Set 3

  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20

Set 4

  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 20
  • Flutter Kicks – 20
  • Freddy Mercury – 20
  • Dolphin Kicks – 20

Mosey to Grundl Mountain

  • Run to top of Grundl Mountain
  • 20 Merkins
  • Run to bottom of Grundl Mountain

Mosey to Homewood Central Park

Set 5

  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips -20

Finale

  • Star Plank
  • Merkin Waterfall (5 to 1) – 15 total

Circle up. Announcements. Name o Rama. Prayer. Lead on 3.

Quarter Pounder Challenge – May 16, 2018

17 PAX including two FNGs took the Quarter Pounder challenge.  Men got better and fun was had by all.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Merkins – 25
  • Prisoner Squats – 25
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 25
  • Mountain Climbers – 25

Mosey around MBE parking lot

Quarter Pounder

Set 1

  • Run 25 yards, perform 25 Merkins, run back to starting line
  • Run 50 yards, perform 25 Squats, run back to starting line
  • Run 75 yards, perform 25 Big Boy Sit Ups, run back to starting line
  • Run 100 yards, perform 25 Mountain Climbers, run back to starting line

Set 2

  • Run 100 yards, perform 50 Side Straddle Hops, run back to starting line

Set 3

  • Run 25 yards, perform 25 Merkins, run back to starting line
  • Run 50 yards, perform 25 Squats, run back to starting line
  • Run 75 yards, perform 25 Big Boy Sit Ups, run back to starting line
  • Run 100 yards, perform 25 Mountain Climbers, run back to starting line
  • Run 100 yards, perform 50 Side Straddle Hops, run back to starting line

Set 4

  • Run 25 yards, perform 25 Merkins, run back to starting line
  • Run 50 yards, perform 25 Squats, run back to starting line
  • Run 75 yards, perform 25 Big Boy Sit Ups, run back to starting line
  • Run 100 yards, perform 25 Mountain Climbers, run back to starting line
  • Run 100 yards, perform 50 Side Straddle Hops, run back to starting line

Finale

  • Clock Merkins – 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Lunge around COT while PAX Al Gore

Circle up. Name o Rama.  Announcements. Prayer. Lead on 3.

Singing in the Rain – 4/26/2018

17 PAX didn’t let the rain stop them from getting better.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Mountain Climbers – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Plank Jacks – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • LBCs – 30

Mosey around track (2)

Duck, Duck, Goose

While in a circle the PAX took individual turns lunging one complete lap while other PAX performed the Al Gore.

Bat Wings

  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward) – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count
  • Baby Arm Circles (Backwards) – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count
  • Seal Claps – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count
  • Overhead Claps – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count

Amphitheater

  • Dips – 35
  • Incline Merkins – 25
  • Prisoner Squats – 25

Clock Merkins

  • 3 o’clock – 3
  • 6 o’clock – 6
  • 9 o’clock – 9
  • 12 o’clock – 12
  • 9 o’clock – 9
  • 6 o’clock – 6
  • 3 o’clock – 3
  • 12 o’clock – 12
  • TOTAL – 60

Tennis Courts

  • Side-to-Side – 2 laps
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Dolphin Pushups – 15

Finale

  • Dips – 43

Circle up. Name o Rama.  Announcements. Prayer. Lead on 3.

Lunges and a visit from the Hulk..April 14, 2018

7 PAX showed up and got better.  To the F3 brothers that didn’t show up, you simply have to live with the fact you missed an opportunity.  Ask Cocky’s watch if it was tired after the workout…

Warm Up

  • Willie Mays – 15 (1, 2, 3 count)
  • Right over left leg – 10 (1, 2, 3 count)
  • Left over right leg – 10 (1, 2, 3 count)
  • Ray Lewis – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • Mountain Climbers – 20
  • LBCs – 30

Mosey around track (2)

Routines

Clock Merkins

  • 3 o’clock – 3
  • 6 o’clock – 6
  • 9 o’clock – 9
  • 12 o’clock – 12
  • 9 o’clock – 9
  • 6 o’clock – 6
  • 3 o’clock – 3
  • TOTAL – 48

Save the Planet

PAX line up and started the Al Gore

  • PAX 1 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • PAX 2 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • PAX 3 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • PAX 4 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • PAX 5 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • PAX 6 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • PAX 7 – Lunged 75 yards then sprinted back while remaining PAX performed the Al Gore
  • Freddy Mercuries – 25

Wall of Pain

  • Dips – 43
  • Incline Merkins – 30
  • Dips – 25
  • Incline Merkins – 30

Suicides (Tennis Courts)

  • Run to middle line, court 1, back to starting position
  • Run to end line, court 1, back to starting position
  • Run to outer line, court 2, back to starting position
  • Run to middle line, court 2, back to starting position
  • Run to end line, court 2, back to starting position

Rinse and Repeat 10 times…

Finale

  • Iron Hulks – 10 (1 Merkin followed by 4 Raise the Roofs)
  • Burpees – 10

Circle up. Name o Rama.  Announcements. Prayer. Lead on 3.