Froggy Merlot Splash

Circle of Pain:

SSH x25

Willie Mays’s’s’s’s x15

Ray Lewis x25

Merkins x25

Raise the Roof x 25

Little Baby Arm Circles x 30

 

The Thang:

Mosey to front entrance of Mountain Brook Elementary for two sets of:

Dips x20

Flutter kicks x25

Sumo Squats x25

 

Mosey to Western Supermarket for:

Sprint to one end of the parking lot, do PAX-led merkins or jump squats. Rinse and repeat x10. Froggy splashed merlot somewhere around set #6. Quickie duck walks like a speed skater. Some guy walked-on with us for about three sets, then darted off–maybe he’ll come back.

Bear crawl half of the parking lot, then duck walk the other half. Rinse and repeat x3

 

Mosey back to MBE for:

Flutter kicks x20

Box cutters x20

American hammers x20

Merkins till exhaustion

 

CoT

 

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.

Spartan Waterfalls

Pushing yourself is always easier when you have other men alongside. The Spartan AO (19 PAX, including FNG’s Budget and Pontoon) started with a few usual warm-ups and a merkin and burpee waterfall. Back-to-back waterfalls is a good way to start off pushing.

We took an indian run to the Western Supermarket, taking a mid-run break to add a couple of more waterfalls (plank jack and American hammers). Navigation notwithstanding, the parking lot at Western is an ideal playground for a Dora.

Q learned the lesson that 100 burpees is a lot more than it sounds. We followed that up with 200 merkins and 300 squats. Lot’s of hard breathing and complaints, but all the men pushed through and got better. I want to call out Froggy, who always seems to run faster than most.

After moseying to the athletic field, we began a rotation of exercises with sprints in-between. Q challenged the PAX to lead an exercise each, and the PAX stepped up, specifically Dispatch, Skeletor, Ping, Rabbit and Pilgrim. The goal was to give a little variety and give some fresh challenge to the PAX. I think Ping (fire drills) and Skeletor (flutter-kick pyramid) win the award for bringing the most pain.

After that, COT and naming of two FNGS made a for a strong finish. Rabbit encouraged the PAX to step up and Q, but as punishment for our lack of initiative, Scam is Qing on Wednesday.

The Spartan 3/21/18

18 PAX posted at the Spartan and did the hard thing for a hump day workout.

Warmup:

  • SSH x30
  • Willie Mays x20
  • Prisoner Squat x30
  • Burpie x10
  • Ray Lewis x20
  • LBC x40

Mosy to parking deck:

2 sets:

  • Box Jumps x20
  • Dips x20
  • Decline Mercan x15
  • American Hammer x20

Mosy to Canterbury Park and Indian Run back to MBE field. Circle up around flag:

All PAX in plank position and remained in plank position for next 2 exercises:

  • Plank jacks x20
  • Shoulder taps x20

PAX partnered up for cone drill. Cones every 25 yds +\- length of field. At each cone partners did 10 Patty Cake Mercans on way down and 15 Bog Boy Sit-ups with fist bump on way back.

  • Bear crawl to cone #1
  • Frog hop to cone #2
  • Crab walk to cone #3
  • Duck walk to cone #4

Next exercise was partner carry:

25 SSH carry partner to cone #2, 25 SSH swap carry partner to cone #4 , 25 SSH sprint to Flag

Finished with:

  • cockroach x20
  • Burpie waterfall

Mosy back to parking lot

COT

  • Announcements
  • Name-o-roma
  • Welcome FNG Speedo
  • Prayer
  • 1-2-3 Lead

Posted PAX- Juice, Tarbaby, Edge, Skullbucket, Froggy, Elvis, Zacheeus, Skeletor, Elmer, Quickcrete, Rabbit, Speedo, Breach, Mullin, Dispatch, Harbaugh, Birddog.

Men got better.

——Pothole

 

The Spartan 3/19/2018

15 PAX posted Monday morning at Mountain Brook Elementary. A great Spring morning with temp in the high 50’s. Perfect for getting over any lingering consequences from St. Patrick’s Day. PAX present – Bagman, Tarbaby, Zacchaeus, Stuntman, Taiwan, Elmer, Slumlord, Breach, Elvis, Sparrow, Froggy, Pothole, Dispatch, Commie, and YHC.

Warmup

  • SSH IC x 25
  • Straight leg stretch
  • Willie Mays
  • Imperial Walkers IC x 25
  • Plank jacks IC x 25

Mosey to front of MBE – find a  bench

  • Dips x 15
  • Decline shoulder taps IC x 15
  • Dips x 15
  • Decline shoulder taps IC x 15

Mosey to MBE field for THE THANG

Bear-back 11’s – PAX line up along goal line with cones set in front 15-ish yards (hard to tell on lacrosse field in the dark)

  • 10 Carolina dry docks then bear crawl out to cone; 1 jump squat then run backwards to goal line
  • 9 CDD then bear crawl out to cone; 2 jump squats then run backwards back
  • and so on until 1CDD bear crawl to 10 jumps squats and back.
  • it was pointed out to YHC that the combination of CDDs and bear crawls was challenging, nay “sadistic”, by fellow PAX (ahem Stuntman).
  • Completion of challenge with 20 seconds of encouragement, one of YHC’s favorite practices borrowed from our F3 compatriots at THE FORUM.

6MOM interlude

  • Flutter kicks IC x 20
  • High flutter kicks IC x 20
  • Hello Dolly IC x 20
  • flip to high plank
  • Standard shoulder taps IC x 20
  • Mountain climbers IC x 20
  • Elbow plank
  • Spiderman IC x 20
  • Big boy situps x 20
  • Six inches

21’s  – PAX back to goal line with cones out 30-ish yards; count descending/ascending by 2’s . The challenge here was maintaining the wherewithal for basic computations skills under physical duress.

  • 20 merkins with sprint to cones followed by 1 LBC and sprint back
  • 18 merkins with sprint followed by 3 LBCs then back…..and so on.
  • Strong work by all PAX with extras push at the end to grind out the last sprints associated the final 2 merkins and 19 LBCs. (110 total merkins on top of the 55 CDDs for those counting)

Mosey back to MBE parking lot

  • Final ab buster – Protractor with mix of flutter kicks and six inch holds

COT

-Skeletor

 

 

 

Just Keep Breathing – February 26, 2018

When I first started F3, there were two things I learned quickly:

  1. Dora’s are hard
  2. Just keep moving (including breathing)

When I met F3 Rabbit at Spartan, I figured out that he likes running uphill, thus my VQ had to mash-up Dora and uphill.

10 PAX and 1 FNG braved the rain and got better together

Obligatory Disclaimer Given (don’t sue me)

Warm Up

Bear crawls around the ampitheatreIC: Side-Straddle Hops
IC: Imperial Walkers
IC: Merkins
OYO: LBC
IC: Shoulder Taps

Mozy to Mountain Brook Village

OYO: Big Boy Situps
OYO: LBC
IC: Squats
OYO: Big Boy Situps

Mozy to Rabbit’s Hill

(Dora)
50 Burpees
100 Lunges
150 Merkins
IC: 20 Merkins

Mozy to MBES

IC: Dips
IC: Incline Merkins
OYO: Step-Ups
OYO: Jump-Ups

In honor of Scam
IC: Flutter Kicks (not riding a bike!)

COT

Announcements
Name-O-Rama (we got really close to giving KneePad an awesome F3 name)
Prayer to wrap up

Side-to-Side February 21,2018

69 Degrees with a slight breeze.  Perfect weather for 17 PAX to get better and start the day off right.  For entertainment we did a little front, back and side-to-side action on the MBE soccer field.  Good times had by all.

Special thanks to F3 Nashville’s own, Crawfish.  He made an appearance at the Vulcan and Spartan.

Warm Up

  • Burpees – 10
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Carolina Dry Docks – 25
  • Freddy Mercury – 25

Mosey to Amphitheater Steps

  • Bear Crawl steps

Mosey to MBE Soccer Field

Cone Drills

Set 1

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side to 5th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, drop to ground and back up

Set 2

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 5 Merkins
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 5 Merkins

Set 3

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups

Set 4

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 10 Lunges

Merkins – 25

Set 5

  • Run to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 5th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 4th cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 3rd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 2nd cone, drop to ground and back up
  • Run to 1st cone, drop to ground and back up

Shoulder Taps – 25

Set 6

  • Side to side from starting line to 1st cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 2nd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 3rd cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 4th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side to 5th cone, 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Side to side from 5th cone to 4th cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 4th cone to 3rd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 3rd cone to 2nd cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 2nd cone to 1st cone, 10 Lunges
  • Side to side from 1st cone to starting line, 10 Lunges

Finale

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Flutter Kicks – 25
  • Modified Merkins – 10

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

 

 

Block Party – The Spartan – 2/19/2018

Given the recent warm weather and approaching spring break, YHC decided it was time for the Spartan to undertake some body sculpting via the lifting of heavy objects. With 20 cinder blocks in tow, YHC showed up to MBE to find a robust number of PAX punctually awaiting an AM beatdown. And they kept coming. 21 PAX eventually posted on this damp but temperate morning at MBE. A record for the Spartan to the knowledge of YHC. And one more than anticipated. Thanks to those who generously donated some of their curls and presses to their fellow cinder-block-less PAX.

Warm up

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Straight leg stretch – Left of right/right over left
  • Imperial Walkers IC x 20
  • Plankjacks IC x 20

Distribution of coupons (28.4 lb cinder block)

Mosey to MBE field

  • Block Webbs – Swole brother of Jack Webb – Incline merkin on cinder block (CB) then shoulder press from knees: 1:1 ratio, start 1:1, then 2:2, and so on – we made it to 8:8 which was to exhaustion for YHC (will work on this and aspire to 10:10 next time the blocks come out)
  • Flutter Presses – Flutter kicks IC to 5 with CB on chest; then five presses with CB, maintains six inches position while pressing beginning on second set. Can’t remember how many sets we did, I think 4.
  • Colt 45s – Curls: start at flex position go down to 90 degrees, do x reps; go to bottom or extending positon then go up to 90 degrees, do x reps; then full curl for x reps; did 5-5-5, 10-10-10, and 15-15-15.

Mosey back to MBE parking lot

Cinder Block COBRA

  • C – Curls
  • O – Overhead Press
  • B – Block squats
  • R – Run: ran length of MBE parking lot
  • A – Abs: Big boy situps
  • Did sets of each exercise as a circuit for 10, 15, and 20.

Cinder Block Shuttle Run

  • PAX number 1&2 and form two lines 10 yards apart. First PAX from group 1 does the shuttle run by picking up a CB at the other groups line, returns CB to his line, then retrieves the second CB, then returns brick to his starting spot. Meanwhile partner is doing 10 burpees. PAX from group 2 finish burpees then do shuttle run while PAX from group 1 do burpees. Rinse and repeat x 3.

Return CBs to truck and circle up

  • Merkin waterfall – 3 rounds adding one merkin each round while all hold plank position
  • Flutter kicks IC x 40

COT

-Skeletor

 

 

 

3 Amigos – February 7, 2018

3 PAX told a rainy Wednesday morning to shut up and know its role while they got better at the Spartan.  Who knew 10 yard sprints could be so challenging???

Mosey in the MBE parking deck to laps.

Warm Up

  • Burpees – 10
  • Merkins – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Big Boy Situps – 25

Cone Drills

  • 1st Cone – Run to 2nd Cone (touch ground)
  • 2nd Cone – Run to 1st Cone (touch ground)
  • Jumping Lunges – 25

A total of 10 sprints (100 yards ran)

  • 1st Cone – Run to 2nd Cone (touch ground)
  • 2nd Cone – Run to 1st Cone (touch ground)
  • Jumping Lunges – 25

A total of 10 sprints (100 yards ran)

  • Side to Side between 1st and 2nd Cone
  • Flutter Kicks – 20

A total of 10 side-to-sides (100 yards ran)

  • Side to Side between 1st and 2nd Cone
  • Raise the Roofs – 25
  • 1st Cone – Run to 2nd Cone (up downs)
  • 2nd Cone – Run to 1st Cone (up downs)

A total of 10 sprints (200 yards ran)

Finale

  • Burpees – 10
  • Merkins – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Big Boy Situps – 25

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

“Black Jack” at The Spartan

A cold, damp morning couldn’t keep 11 PAX from coming out to The Spartan for a full game of “Black Jack”.  Welcome FNG, Strike

Warm Up

Mosey Access Road to Mtn. Brook Elementary

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Dips – 25
  • Mountain Climbers (Wide Leg) – 15
  • Dips – 25

Mosey to MBE tennis courts

Black Jack

PAX line up on side of tennis court #1

  • Merkin – 1
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #2
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 20
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #1
  • Merkin – 2
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #2
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 19
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #1
  • Merkin – 3
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #2
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 18
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #1
  • Merkin – 4
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #2
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 17
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #1
  • Merkin – 5
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #2
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 16
  • Sprint to side of tennis court #1

PAX repeated until we did 20 Merkins and 1 Big Boy Sit Up.  Add it all up, you get 210 Merkins and 210 Big Boy Sit Up.

Grand Finale

  • Helicopters – 10 right side
  • Helicopters – 10 left side

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