Gloom Mountain – 6/11/2018 – Spider-Man

19 PAX posted at Gloom Mountain for a Spider-Man Dora.  Welcome FNG’s Tumbler & Chubbs

Warm Up

SSH x 30 in cadence

Merkins x 20 

Willie Mays x 20 in cadence

Michael Phelps x 10 in cadence 

Merkins x 20

Squats x 40

Merkins x 20

Mosey to the track

1 mile Indian Run

Mosey to basketball courts and partner up

Spider-Man Dora

100 Merkins

150 Squats

Bear Crawl Dora

200 LBC’s

Burpee-Hops Dora

50 Merkins

sprint up and down Gloom Mountain

10 merkins and 20 LBC’s 

Plank to “you’ll be in my heart”

5 merkins 

Sunrise Stretch 

The Forum – 6/7/2018 – Plank Walk

15 PAX took on some hills climbs and were introduced to the plank walk

Warm Up

SSH x 30

Willie Mays x 14

Merkins x 20

Squats x 40

Merkins x 20

1 Lap Indian Run (2 groups)

10 Burpees

Quadraphilia x 4 on hill

   Do 10 merkins after each

Bear Crawl up hill x 4

   Do 30 LBC’s after each

Crab Walk up hill x 4

   Do 15 sit ups after each 

Mosey to tennis courts 

Plank Walk across 4 courts

Plank Walk across 2 courts then sprint 2 courts

Plank Walk and sprint alternating courts with 10 merkins between alternating 

Plank Walk and burpee hop on alternating courts with 5 merkins between alternating then sprint 2 courts then ten merkins

Tennis court sprints

10 burpees

10 Merkins

Flutter kicks x 20 in cadence

American Hammer x 20 in cadence 

Plank to “An Innocent Warrior”

Sunrise Stretch

Gloom Mountain Is Your Friend – 4/25/2018

15 PAX posted at Gloom Mountain to find that next level of work they didn’t know was in them.

Warm Up

SSH x 30

Willie Mays x 20

Michael Phelps x 15 in cadence 

Burpees x 20

Gloom Stuff

5 Lap Indian Run (1 mile)

Mosey to Gloom Mountain

PAX partner up. 1 PAX runs GM while other does exercise 

  1. Pull ups
  2. Flutter kicks
  3. LBC’s
  4. Big Boy Sit Ups
  5. Burpees

PAX bear crawl up GM then mosey back to turf 

Angle Grinder x 10

Plank to “Hakuna Matata”

Sunrise Stretch 

Partner Pain – The Forum – 4/17/2018

18 PAX posted for some partner pain with Ping

Warm Up

SSH x 30

Ray Lewis x 30

Willie Mays x 20

Merlin’s x 30

Burpees x 15

Punishment

2 Lap Indian Run

Finish at press box

2 PAX partner up for workout

2 PAX run half lap from press box back to press box

Rotate runners and other PAX do exercises during runs

  1. Merkins
  2. Squats
  3. LBC’s
  4. Dips
  5. Step Ups
  6. Big Boy Sit Ups
  7. Incline Merkins 
  8. Burpees
  9. Flutter Kicks

Cool Down

Plank to “We Know The Way”

Sunrise Stretch

Getting Swoll and Leadership – The Forum 4-14-18

This was the 2nd Saturday Work-Out at the Forum and YHC wanted to make sure that everyone felt as thought they got their money’s worth. There was a threat of rain, but 12 men showed up determined to get better and get swoll. We welcomed our FNG and I shared a quick thought about F3 being more than a work-out and a mechanism to reinvigorate male leadership in the community.

The Warm-UP

SSH x 25

Merkins x 25

Squats x 25

Diamond Merkins x 20

Ray Lewis’s x 20

The Thang

Mosey’d to the track where we paired up. One Pax ran backwards, the other Pax did 21 Merkins and then ran to his partner. The pairs alternated running backwards and we counted the merkins down by 2. At the conclusion, as the Pax was catching their breath, we lunged over to the hill by the stairs. I recommended a short course of Quadrophilia (running up the hill backwards, running down forwards). After about 5 minutes of Quadrophilia, we started with bear crawls up, 10 decline merkins, and crawl bears down the hill. YHC realized that we hadn’t done any ab work yet, so at the top of the hill we did a couple sets of flutter kicks and incline LBC’s. YHC then recommended that we head to the tennis courts for a set of BLIMPS (Burpees, Lunges, Imperial Walkers, Merkins, Plank-Jacks, Squats) to the far side of the court. At that point, the Pax was a little tired but still motivated so we circled back to the parking lot to finish with my favorite exercise….Jack Webb’s. A hard set of 10 and we circled up for name-o-rama. We welcomed FNG Achilles and concluded with a C.O.T.

 

 

Burnout – Gloom Mountain – 3/21/2018

13 PAX posted for a burnout special with Ping

Warm Up
SSH x 30 in cadence
Burpees x 15
Willie Mays x 20 in cadence
Ray Lewis x 20 in cadence
Up Downs x 10

Burnout Session
5 Lap Indian Run
Merkin Burnout (50)
1 Lap Mosey
Dip Burnout (50)
1 Lap Mosey
Squat Burnout (100 with 10 second Al Gore at the end)
3 x Run up Gloom Mountain
Mosey To Turf
Little Baby Crunch Burnout (100)
Big Boy Sit Up Burnout (50)
Lunge Across Turf x 2

Plank to “The Longest Time”
Sunrise Stretch

The Forum – 3/15/2018

12 PAX hit The Forum for an Agassi inspired workout.

Mule, Nova, Amazon, Gaines, Grizzly, Whitesnake, Needle, Saluki, The Donald, Default, Commodore, Ping

Warmup
Willie Mays x 20
Burpees x 10
Bobby Hurley x 10
Ray Lewis x 20 in cadence

Mosey lap to the tennis courts

PAX line up across the courts. Exercise consists of an exercise then sprint across 4 courts. If PAX sprint faster than others, do SSH until last PAX finishes sprint.

Merkins x 20
Burpees x 10
Prisoner Squats x 20
American Hammer x 50
Flutter Kick x 15
Dutch Skate x 10
Angle Grinder x 10
Baryshnikov Squats x 20
Big Boy Sit Ups x 20

Agassi’s – Suicides at each court sideline

Lunge across all courts and sprint back

Bear Crawl across 2 courts, then Crab Walk across 2 courts and sprint back

Copperhead Squat x 20 and sprint back

4 Courts Sprint x 3

Fire Drill x 10

Burpee x 3 Waterfall

Plank to “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”

Sunrise Stretch

 

The Gear

3/3/18.  The Vulcan.

Gents,

It was fun to bring the gear out again, and get our pump on.  The field was a bit squishy, but the sun was out, the air was crisp and the company was excellent.  With a big group (38 PAX) we did a short warm-up, took two laps, divided into four squads, and descended upon the four stations of 7+ exercises each.  Except for some sprints at the end, we spent the whole morning rotating through stations of dumbbells, jump ropes, bricks, pavers, rocks, ruck plates, flutter kicks, merkins, big boy situps, squats, burpees, etc.   The scheme was designed to rotate through alternating body parts, which seems a great way to limit fatigue, so as to get in MAXIMUM REPS.

I’ll take the rest of this backblast to comment on the topic of…backblasts.  First, thank you to those men who take the time to write back to the PAX, following a workout.  It really doesn’t take too long.  I was able to type in the 38 PAX names in the “tags” field here on WordPress, almost as fast as the names were being spoken in the video name-o-rama I listened to.  I checked out the WordPress stats and the most popular recent backblast was Skeletor’s rather professionally described account of his 2/19 “Block Party”.

Here is something worth keeping in mind about backblasts: take the opportunity to write what you want to write to the PAX.  While the central theme of a backblast is traditionally a recap of the workout, such recap does not necessarily have to be detailed and complete.  You may decide to write a very brief description overall theme of the workout, and fill the space with other observations from the day, such as interesting things discussed there, jokes overheard, or a particularly amusing thing that happened.  It is also a great vehicle for writing to the PAX some thoughts that you might have about F3, what it has meant to you, where you want to see it go next, etc.  If you have the opportunity to read some backblasts from elsewhere in F3 nation, you’ll come across detailed accounts of workouts, but you’ll also be fortunate to read some really deep compositions by some men, and some very entertaining musings by others.

“You can make anything by writing.”
― C.S. Lewis

Saturday’s workout was closed-out with announcements, name-o-rama, and a prayer by Blue Angel.  Welcome FNG Grunt and visitors Torrey Clark and Snots.  I thank you men for Saturday’s opportunity to LEAD.

– Barney Fife

 

Photo Feb 28, 9 42 25 PM

Foggy Forum Fun For F3 Fanatics 12/29/17

14 PAX posted on Tuesday in the 60 degree gloomy fog – two days before the winter solstice.  A lot of guys were looking extra cheery this time of year.  Workout was as follows:

Warmup:

SSH x25

Imperial squat walkers x25

Little baby arm circles x15 (reverse it x15)

Black snake Indian run on track around the baseball fields

Mosey to tennis courts for……………

THE THANG:

BLIMPS (acronym – see below)

Burpees x20

Lunges x30 each leg

Imperial walkers x40

Merkins x50

Plank jacks x60

Squats x70

In between each BLIMPS workout, we do a suicide run the width of the four tennis courts.

Count off into groups of four, recover and mosey to baseball field.

Home plate does 50 plank jumps

1st base does 50 WW1 sit-ups

2nd base does 50 squat jumps

3rd base does 75 merkins

Each group completes the exercise at all bases and reverse bear crawls from one base to the other in between exercises.

Mosey back to parking lot

Name-o-rama, announcements*, CoT

*Fife brought to our attention that it is probably best that we stay OFF of the baseball fields for future workouts.  The Forum has been good to us – let’s be good to it.

 

 

Ping’s Rain and Pain – 12/20/2017

8 PAX braved the downpour for some pain sprints at Gloom Mountian

Warm Up
SSH x 30
Willie Mays x 20
Imperial Walkers x 15
Ray Lewis x 20
Little Baby Arm Circles x 15 front and back

Indian run around the parking lot

Sprint workout
Do workout x 10 then sprint across parking lot. Repeat until 50 reps completed.
1. Merkins
2. Burpees
3. Big Boy Sit Ups
4. Shoulder Taps (in cadence)
5. LBC’s (x20 instead of 10 to 100)
6. Sprints until Q says stop

Cool Down
Plank Workout to “A Spoonful of Sugar”
Sunrise Stretch