Brick & Block Escalators

Scene: Monday 9.30.19 0530 hrs
AO: Gloom Mountain
Count: 17
PAX: Paperboy, Headgear, Sloss, Chisel, Knots, TechDeck, Cart Boy, The Flipper, Bates, Saturn, Burger, Alamo, Happy, Fabio, Raji, Johnny, Dunlop
QIC: Dunlop

Monday, end of September, way to freaking hot for this time of year… high around 100 degrees today. 17 strong PAX slung around some blocks and bricks this morning with some light running mixed in… here’s how it all went down:

WARM-O-RAMA:

10 Donkey Kicks IC
20 LBACs forward/back
30 Merkins
40 SSH IC
50 LBCs OYO

THE THANG:

PAX number off by 2s:
1s – grab bricks
2s – grab blocks

Mosey to Field / Track… Time for BRICK/BLOCK ESCALATORS

50yd Sprint down and back between each exercise

Group 1 – BRICK ESCALATOR:
10 Brick ManMakers
20 Brick Hammers (4-count)
30 Brick Boy Sit-ups
40 Brick Raise Roofs
50 Brick Curls (Each Arm)

Plank for the 6… Mosey 1 lap around track… flapjack

Group 2 – BLOCK ESCALATOR:
10 Blockees (Block Burpee)
20 Block Bent Over Rows
30 Block Chest Press
40 Little Blockie Crunches
50 Block Goblet Squats

Hold Al Gore for the 6… Mosey 1 lap around track… Mosey back to flag to return blocks and bricks… Mosey over to benches

50 Dips
40 Step-Ups (20/leg)
30 Decline Merkins
20 Flutter Kicks IC
10 Burpees

COT:

  • Quick Word for the Day:  Lean on each other, support each other… show up to F3 for the man beside you, not for yourself.
  • Name-O-Rama
  • Announcements: 200 Tuesday on 10/1/19, Rucktoberfest 2019, Special Sunday Workout on 10/6/19 at The Stadium to host Gobbler from F3 Pittsburgh
  • Prayer
  • LEAD on 3!

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 

BEARy good Monday – 5/14/2018

17 PAX bear crawled all over Gloom Mountain.  Welcome FNG’s Drama and Hooch.  Beaker from Johnson City made a guest appearance as well.

Warm Up

SSH x 30

Merkins x 29

Willie Mays x 20

Merkins x 10

Ray Lewis x 20

Burpees x 15

Mosey to Simmons back lot

PAX partner up for a Dora

 (Bear Crawl Up Hill and Crawl Bear Down Hill)

  1. 100 Merkins
  2. 100 Squats

Mosey to Gloom Mountain (keep partners)

PAX runs Gloom Mountain while other exercises until first PAX returns then switch  

  1. Burpees
  2. Big Boy Sit Ups

All Bear Crawl Gloom Mountain then mosey to the turf

Plank to “You’re Welcome” – Moana

Sunrise Stretch

2 Miles of Pain – the Forum – 5/10/2018

18 PAX hit The Forum for 2 miles of pain with Ping.

Warm Up

SSX x 30

Merkins x 20

Willie Mays x 20

Burpees x 10

One Lap Indian Run

PAX exercise at 5 points on track

  1. Pull Ups x 10
  2. Burpees x 10
  3. Merkins x 20
  4. Squats x 30
  5. LBC’s x 40

Repeat until Q calls time (3 laps today)

Plank to “Under the Sea”

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 

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 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

No Theme

Gloom Mountain, Hoover, Febuary 21

No Theme today; just work.  10 PAX gathered in humid 68 degree February air.  An anticipated FNG (that some of you met in the parking lot after the Braveheart Race) no-showed.  However, he actually did post today, at Gwin….at 5:30 p.m.  True story.

WARM UP
IC SSH
IC Prisoner Squats
IC Ray Lewis
IC Imperial Walkers
SC Slow Merkins 1-2-3 Count
IC Hello Dolly
IC Shoulder Taps
SC The Sparrow (this became a “thing” quickly)
10 Squat Jumps OYO
30 LBCs OYO

Double Lap Indian Run passing a soccer ball (that’s just a warm up for something Franklin has planned for Monday)

Bear Crawl up Gloom Hollow with new twist: burpee for the 6 at the bottom
Lunge up Gloom Hollow: big boy sit ups for the 6 at the bottom

At the benches…
Alternating sets of dips and decline merkins. I heard plenty of groaning during this.

At the bottom of the school bus parking lot (down past the tennis courts)…
Altogether sprint to the top. At the top we did some stuff. Rinse and repeat 3x.

I had some more, but looked forward to getting back to circle near the flag for a little PAX CHOICE to wrap it up.

Announcements, namo-rama, Guy prayed us out.

A reminder to PAX at announcement time: FNG naming rights & responsibility belongs to that workout’s Q.  Asking for suggestions is perfectly acceptable. However, the Q calls it. This also means that if a guy gets a humdrum nickname, the Q bears full responsibility for it. So think hard and be creative.

 

Fife out.

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The New Stuff – The Forum – 2/20/2018

18 PAX, including 1 FNG (Gitmo), posted at The Forum to try something new.

Warm Up
SSH x 30
Willis Mays x 20
Little Baby Arm Circles x 15 front and back
LBC’s x 40

The New Stuff
Mosey to the track

1 Lap
10 Pull Ups
10 Dips
10 x Bobby Hurley

1 Lap
10 Pull Ups
10 Dips
10 Cheerleaders

1 Lap
Burnout Pull Ups
Burnout Dips
20 E2K

1 Lap to the parking lot
20 x Captain Thor

Fire Drill x 10

Plank to “A Whole New World”

Sunrise Stretch

Gloom Mountain – 2/14/2018

9 PAX hit Gloom Mountain with Ping and tried some new workouts from the Exicon

Warm Up
SSH x 30
Willie Mays x 20
Ray Lewis x 20
Flutter Kicks x 20
Angle Grinders x 10

Mosey to the track

PAX partner up
Half PAX do exercise while partners run the track until partner finishes exercise, then switch
1. 15 decline merkins, 15 incline merkins, 20 merkins
2. 50 pull ups
3. 50 dips
4. 100 LBC’s
5. 10 Baryshnikov squats, 10 Dutch skate, 10 Dan Taylors

Mosey to turf

Catalina Wine Mixer x 10

Plank to Pinocchio “I’ve Got No Strings”