9/11 Merkin Waterfall Tribute

If you are reading this, I am impressed and will keep this brief but with editorial comments to help the future of F3

Disclaimer

Warmups – SSH x25, squat Jacks x 10, Willie Mays x 10 count, Mountain Climbers x 20, Plank Jacks x 20, 1/2 burpees x 20

Indian Run to Overton Park in 3 separate groups with 40 sumo squats worked in.  Safety measures were observed for the safe passage of pax across intersections.

At Overton Park – clock merkins x 10 at each time (12, 3, 6, 9) x 2 (80 merkins total with abs in between)

We attempted clock situps and it was a fail – pax sliding down the hill, awkward arms, legs, just a total fail – will not do again.  For 2nd round, we did Flutter kicks x 10 at 12 o’clock, and 20 at 6 o’clock

Moved to Overton Road across the street, Lunged down the hill and Tim Hendricks (crawlbear) back up the hill – this was very hard so did not repeat.  2nd round was lunge downhill, forward bear crawl/crab walk back up.

Buddy mosey back to the park while sharing prayer requests during the mosey.  If you are still reading this, the thing that keeps me coming back to F3 is the bond among the men – the only way to make that meaningful is to allow times to actually share our lives with eachother.  Forced sharing is so important for us men as we do not share if given the choice not to – done with editorializing now.

Dips x 50 (5 count between sets of 25.

Abs – The 100, Windshield wipers x 10, BB sit-ups x 40

Merkin waterfall 16 and 1/2 rounds to total 2996 merkins (36 Pax x 83 merkins each), the number of lives lost on September 11, 2001.

COT

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.

Spartan – June 11, 2018 – Culver Road HILLS HIIT

Monday Morning Hill HIIT Workout

Warm-up

  • Side Strattle Hop x25
  • Butt Kicks x25
  • High Knees x25
  • Willy Mays x15
  • Merkins x25
  • Ray Lewis x25
  • Jump Rope x25

Mozy 0.5 mile to Culver Road

Culver Road West (0.4 mile HILL)

  • Run up / Back pedal down
    • Prisoner Squats x50
    • Side Lunge x10ea leg
  • Run up / Back pedal down
    • Mountain Climbers x22
    • Flutter Kicks x15

Culver Road East (0.1 mile HILL)

  • Side Shuffle half / Other side shuffle half / back pedal down
    • Sumo Squats x50
    • Merkins x 25
  • Side Shuffle half / Other side shuffle half – back pedal half way down
    • Laying up slope Freddie Mercury x20
    • Laying up slope X Lifts (Flat Freddie Mercury) x10
    • Incline Merkin to T Lift with 5 hip bridges x 4 each side

Culver Road West HILL one final time / back pedal down

Mozy 0.5 mile to MBE Field

Thor (1:4, Big Boy Situp: American Hammer) – PAX made it to 8:32 before burn out

SUMMARY:

  • A mile of mozy
  • Over a mile of uphill runs and decline backpedals
  • 54 merkins for you June challenge folks
  • Plenty of core

Happy Monday – Good start to a week!

~Peaches

2018-06-05 @ The Vulcan: 40 Minutes of Hell + OT

The tease of Nolan Richardson did not go unfulfilled. 30 PAX gathered at Homewood Central Park for The Vulcan AO at 5:30 to get better. What followed:

Warm-ups:

  • 25x side straddle hops
  • 25x prisoner squats
  • 15x willy mays
  • 25x ray lewis

0.8 mile mozy with 2 stations of 10x burpees to Edgewood Elementary

Modified Nolan Richardson 40 minutes of hell:

  • Partners split reps while there was a +/- 40 yard back peddle, bobby hurley, and jog back
    • Pull Ups: 2x max each
    • Squats: +/- 150
    • Big Boy Sit Ups: +/- 100
    • Merkins: +/- 125
  • Little Baby Arm Circles and Ray Lewis for for a 100 yards walk

0.8 mile mozy with 2 stations of 5x burpees back to Central Park

Captain Thor – 1:4 Ratio of Big Boy Situp to American Hammers – Completed 5:20

Ended to Bring Sally Up with Merkins

VQ, Pain! Cocky steps up!

YHC gave my VQ to a group of 24 PAX and 2 FNG’s yesterday AM. Welcome to Misdemeanor and Formica! The PAX circled up in beautiful Homewood park as usual, and after the regular introductions we got to work.
Warmup
1. side straddle hop – IC (4count-40)
2. Willie Mays (feet shoulder width, move side to side) – IC (4count-15)
3. Annies (plank, raise one hand and move in circle) – IC (4count-15 first hand/25 second hand)
4. LBC – OYO (40)
5. Ray Lewis (feet together, raise and lower arms) – IC (4count-25)
6. Prisoner Squats – IC (down/up-30)
7. little baby arm circles front / hold / back – IC (4count-10 each/15 sec hold)
8. Merkins – IC (down/up-25)
9. High knees – IC (4count-30)
10. Oh Yeahs / Supermans (Lay on stomach, raise arms and legs 6 inches and hold until told to stop)– 60 sec count
11. Swimmers (on stomach, raise arms and legs, make swimming motion) – IC (4count-20)
12. Flutter Kicks – IC(4count -25)
Indian Run
After getting all warmed up, PAX counted off 1’s and 2’s for a nice Indian Run. It was up to Slumlord to decide where we would go next. Little did he know that for each location YHC had planned a special version of pain. After deciding on Dawson, PAX lined up for an Indian Run. Unfortunately someone dropped the flag on the way, so PAX did 10 burpies halfway there. Once at Dawson, the team did a hill run.
Hill Run
Pax ran up and down that hill and did a set of exercises at each stop, starting with 10 merkins at top. Then it was back to the bottom where we did as many as possible LBC’s, followed by another run to the top with 25 side straddle hops, and finally 40 American hammers at bottom.
Mosey
Next PAX did a little Mosey back to Homewood park. YHC had to fall back, so Cocky stepped up and led the PAX in a little wall- work while YHC caught up to the group.
Wall
Cocky did a good job of leading the group I hear. Don’t know the count, but I could hear the cadence from down the street.
• Declined Merkins
• Inclined Merkins
• Dips
Pax then went back to the circle for a final exercise.

Circle
• Swimmers (on stomach, raise arms and legs, make swimming motion) – IC (4count-10)

COT

At last it was time for COT and name-o-rama. PAX welcomed two FNG’s Misdemeanor and Formica.

YHC is grateful for this wonderful group of men. In the short time I’ve been coming here, I have made friends and gotten better. What a great way to start a day with such a great group of guys. In my oppinion, it doesn’t get much better that that.

The Prayer Labyrinth

The Thang:

Warmup: SSH x 30, Willie Mays x 10 count, Imperial Squat Walker x 10, 1 legged Burpees x 5 each leg

Indian Run to corner of Manhattan and Seminole

Indian Duck Walk from Seminole to Clairmont

Quadraphilia up the Trinity Valet Hill (4 minutes of Bernie Sanders up, mosey down)

Joe Hendricks x 1 (Crawl Bear up the hill)

80/60/40/20:  Take max # of merkins and do 80%, then 20 4 -count Flutter kicks, 60%, flutter kicks, 40%, flutter kicks, 20$, flutter kicks

Walk the Labyrinth – In 3 groups, the PAX walked a prayer Labyrinth on Trinity’s campus – a time to meditate/pray while walking a set course.  Prayers were lifted alone, and at least 1 group had a circle prayer afterward.

Froggy Squats down to Manhattan (Lunge, Lunge, Squat)

Cocky Catch ‘Em: Sprint 200 yards; Cocky 12 counts, then sprints after the rest of the Pax; 1 burpee payment for every pax that is caught.

Mosey back to the park for Captain Thor (escalating exercise with ratio of 1 sit up/4 4-count AHs

Merkin Waterfall Walk-On style

Circle of Trust

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.

 

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.

Dora at The Vulcan

21 PAX posted and did the hard thing on a cool morning at the Vulcan!

Warm Up

SSH x 30, Merkins x 30, Prisoner Squats x 30, LBCs x 30, Flutter Kicks x 30

Indian Run to Trinity UMC, 10 Burpees

The Thang

Dora with partner:

Merkins x 125

LBCs x 200

Prisoner Squats x 300

50 yard sprints while resting between exercises!

On the wall:

Dips x 40, Decline Merkins x 20, Step-ups x 20 (each leg), Dips x 20

Circle up

Fireman’s drill cool-down x 5

A few announcements and COT – PAX encouraged to give Truthful, Specific, and Positive (TSP) feedback to others in order to train and work the important muscle of encouragement.  Pray for Skullbucket and his family during his daughter’s treatment.

Slumlord led the prayer – LEAD on 3!  Men got better!

Aye!

 

Grundl Mountain – March 20, 2018

26 PAX and 1 FNG (Snowden) took on Grundl Mountain this morning and survived.  Men got better.  Happy Birthday to Soccer Mom as he turns 25 and gets the coveted car insurance discount.

Warm Up

  • Mountain Climbers – 20
  • Merkins – 25
  • Burpees – 10
  • Side Straddle Hops – 20

Mosey to Grundl Mountain

  • Run from 28th Street to the top of the mountain (726 feet)
  • Run from top of the mountain to 28th Street (726 feet)
  • Run from 28th Street to the top of the mountain (726 feet)
  • Run from top of the mountain to 28th Street (726 feet)
  • Run from 28th Street to the top of the mountain (726 feet)
  • Run from top of the mountain to 28th Street (726 feet)
  • Run from 28th Street to Woodfern Dr (382 feet)

Total ran on the mountain = .89 miles

Mosey back to the park to find a spot on the wall

  • Dips – 43
  • Decline Shoulder Taps – 10

Finale

  • Jack Webbs – 10

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