27 Man Weighted Shoulder Pass – The Forum – 7/17/2018

27 PAX, including 1 FNG, posted for a mixed bag with Ping.  Welcome Burger.

Warm Up 

SSH x 30 in cadence

Willie Mays x 15 in cadence

Ray Lewis x 15 in cadence

Merkins x 30

Prisoner Squat x 35

LBC’s x 25

1 Lap Indian Run

Split into 1’s and 2’s

1 group runs a lap other group exercises (if no count, then go until run group returns)

  1. Hanging Leg Extension x 15 then side shoulder raises (partner swap)
  2. Merkins x 50 then front shoulder raises
  3. Pull Ups x 15 then bent over row (weighted – 45, 35, and 25 lbs)

Weighted Shoulder Pass (PAX stand in line  side by side arms length apart.  All arms raised to shoulder level.  Pass 10 lb weight down line and back until Q says halt.  Ex. Grab weight with right hand, cross in front of body to left hand.  Next PAX grabs with right hand, crosses in front of body to left hand until weight gets to end of line.)

10 Burpees

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Perfect Pull Up – The Forum – 1/23/2018

15 PAX hit The Forum for 2.4 miles of Indian runs, pull ups, and monkey humpers.

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

Mosey to the track
1 Lap Indian Run
10 Pull Ups
20 Dips

1 Lap Indian Run
10 Pull Ups
20 Merkins

1 Lap Indian Run
10 Pull Ups
20 Iron Tribe Sit Ups

1 Lap Indian Run
15 Pull Ups
20 Sumo Squats

1 Lap Indian Run
10 Pull Ups
10 Burpees

1 Lap Indian Run

Circle up
Howling Monkeys (PAX in circle in monkey humper position. Monkey humper waterfall for 10 monkey humpers)

Plank to “Part of Your World”

 

31 Flavors

Saturday, November 4, 2017
The Vulcan

Here is a recap of the crazy 31 Flavors workout at the Vulcan. Following a record turnout from the pre-workout ruck, several PAX helped YHC get this overly elaborate shenanigan setup. 31 cones were in place in 2 long parallel lines (designed to make conversation easier during this circuit type workout). Before each cone lay an index card indicating the exercise to be performed and workout tool. Tools included dumbbells, a round river rock, jump ropes, kettle bells, a burpee stick, a ruck plate, a pumpkin, etc.

Following a short warm-up (Arnold says: must take care of the shoulders) and a two-lap mosey of the park track, 35 PAX set up on the cone-marked workout stations. We definitely looked like a bunch of crazies trying to save money by avoiding a gym membership. Perhaps we are. At the end of the long rows of stations was the command position – the simple squat station. The guy on the squat station controlled the tempo as PAX were instructed to perform their stations exercise until commanded to MOVE by the man on the squat station.

31flavors

Thanks to Sparrow for requesting that this be documented in a photo.

And that’s how it went down. PAX rotated clockwise to the next station on command to move and save for a few begged for (really) “20 counts” the fun went non-stop until the clock ran out. And yes… YHC played music. You’ve got to have music for a stationary F3 workout (that should be a top 10 rule). As some PAX have already explored, the more unexpected the music – the better (call it part of the “pain”).

I haven’t seen a large group of PAX laughing so much in a while. This workout has a touch of the ridiculous. Hopefully, there was profitable work in it as well. Name-o-rama…FNG naming (welcome Bumble Bee, Mr. Ed and Rambler)…a couple of announcements including an upcoming charity run…and Blue Angel closed things out with a prayer.

31 Flavors, or Gloom’s Gym, or whatever it is to be called, this madness will be improved upon and reprised as it was – at least to YHC – a fun change of pace.

HAVE FUN out there,

– Fife

 

50/50 – The Forum – 11/2/2017

9 PAX hit The Forum for a quarter flip workout with Ping.

The Donald, Blue Angel, Guy, Buttercup, Headgear, Needle, Pyramid, Knots, Ping

Warm up
SSH x 30
Little Baby Arm Circles x 15 front/back
Ray Lewis x 30
Willie Mays x 15

1 lap jog

Mosey to Vestavia West parking lot

Flip of a Coin
Q flips a coin to choose between two exercises. After exercise, PAX sprint 20 yards, sprint back 20 yards
1. LBC’s or American Hammers x 50 (each side)
2. Merkins or Diamond Merkins x 15
3. Squats or Imperial Walkers x 50
4. LBC’s or American Hammers x 50
Mosey to playground
5. Dips or Raise the Roof x 25
6. Pull ups or Flutter Kicks x 25
7. Canoe or Decline Merkins x 20
8. Pull ups or Squat Jumps x 15
9. Big Boy Sit Ups or Incline Merkin x 20
10. Burpees or Flutter Kicks x 20

Mosey to Flag
Plank to “I Wanna be Like You” from “The Jungle Book”
Sunrise stretch