Tammy Wynette – 7/14/18

19 PAX and two FNGs (Button and E6) done did that thang.   After warming up and a little mosey we did the “Stand By Your Man” to get the festivities started.  Temperature was perfect with near 100% humidity so that meant a good lather was started.  From Tammy Wynette we worked our legs and upper body.  Plumber got to lead us in the Bear Crawl Ring of Fire as he graciously volunteered to show the PAX how to bear crawl and crawl bear.  Fun was had by all…

Warm Up

  • Imperial Walker – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Frankensteins – 25
  • Plank – 20
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • American Hammers – 20
  • Superman

Mosey (2 Laps)

Tammy Wynette

  • PAX 1 – 10 Merkins while PAX 2 does 10 Squats
  • Rotate till each PAX performs 100 Merkins and 100 Squats

Leg Wrecker

  • PAX 1 – Lines up 30 yards across from PAX 2 and performs Lt. Dan’s while PAX 2 performs Al Gore’s
  • PAX 2 – Performs Lt. Dan’s back to starting position while PAX 1 performs Al Gore’s
  • Rinse and Repeat three times

Bear Crawl Ring of Fire

  • Circle up around the flag and picked Plumber to be our starter.  Plumber goes around clockwise one time then starts Merkin waterfall at 10 down to 8
  • Plumber goes around clockwise one time then starts Merkin waterfall at 7 down to 5
  • Plumber goes around counter clockwise one time doing Crawl Bear then starts Merkin waterfall at 5 down to 1

The Cooper

  • Lap around playground then perform
    • 10 Squats
    • 10 Big Boy Sit Ups
    • 10 Side Straddle Hops
  • Repeat four more times for a total of
    • 50 Squats
    • 50 Big Boy Sit Ups
    • 50 Side Straddle Hops

Finale

  • Incline Merkins – 25
  • Dips – 43
  • Incline Merkins – 20
  • Jack Webb (Merkins @ 5 & 10 intervals)

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

Lt. Dan & The Death Star – 6/30/18

16 PAX and 1 FNG (Riff) showed up for a pre-July 4th workout.  Weather was 76 degrees with 132% humidity.  The fact these gentlemen showed up to do the hard thing is a testament to F3.  Fun was had by all and along the way men got better.  As always, I tried to provide everyone their money’s worth with a total body workout.  Details below…

Warm Up

  • Willie Mays – 20
  • Right over Left – 10
  • Left over Right – 10
  • Ray Lewis – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • Freddy Mercuries – 20
  • Squats – 20
  • 4 x 4’s – 8

Mosey to Ridge Rd.

  • Lt. Dan from Mayfair Dr. to Roseland Dr.
  • Bernie Sanders from Roseland Dr. to Shades Park Dr.
  • Run from Roseland Dr. to Kensington Rd.
  • Lt. Dan from Kensington Rd. to Mayfair Dr.

Mosey to The Vulcan

Split into two teams

  • Death Star – 8 Cones where each team did 30 merkins individually for a total of 240
  • Dips – 43
  • Incline Merkins – 18
  • Dips – 43

Finale

  • Side Straddle Hops – 43
  • Star Plank
    • 1st PAX to drop – 10 Burpees
    • 2nd PAX to drop – 20 Merkins
    • 3rd PAX to drop – 30 Squats

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

 

Merkins…6/9/18

Welcome to summertime in Alabama.  72 with 95% humidity.  23 PAX along with three FNGs put in work.  We were privileged to have Namaste back with our group.  The other big news is Wildfire and Blue Grass made sure the post workout was well hydrated as they hosted Coffeteria at the park.  Nice cold refreshments ranging from bottled water to brewskies were consumed.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Ray Lewis – 25
  • Merkins – 40
  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 25
  • Supermand – On your own

Mosey to Manhattan

  • 1st Stop Sign – 25 Merkins
  • 2nd Stop Sign – 25 Merkins
  • 3rd Stop Sign – 25 Merkins
  • 4th Stop Sign – 25 Merkins

Dawson Baptist Church (Back parking lot)

  • Dora #1 – 100 Big Boy Situps (run length of parking lot)
    • PAX 1 – Big Boy Situps
    • PAX 2 – 25 Side Straddle Hops
  • Bernie Sanders up Evergreen Ave. – 25 Merkins at the top
  • Dora #2 – 200 Merkins (run length of parking lot)
    • PAX 1 – Merkins
    • PAX 2 – 25 Side Straddle Hops
  • Bernie Sanders half way up Evergreen Ave. then run to the top – 25 Merkins at the top
  • Dora #3 – 300 Prisoner Squats (run length of parking lot)
    • PAX 1 – Prisoner Squats
    • PAX 2 – 25 Merkins

Mosey to Central Park

  • Merkins – 10
  • Shoulder Taps  – 10
  • Merkins – 10

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

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 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

Spartan Beatdown – 1/31/2018

7 PAX posted (Rabbit, Skeletor, Taiwan, Bagman, Sparrow, Wildfire and Milkman on the Q)
Warm-Up Circle
  • Side Stradle Hop (x25)
  • Imperial Walker (x25)
  • Frankenstein (x25)
  • Ray Lewis (x25)
  • Mtn climbers (x25)
  • LBCs (x25)
Indian Run to Canterbury Park  
  • Flutterkicks (x25)
  • 90 degree Leg Spread (x10)
  • Outlaw (Hold legs together at 45 degrees and draw a circle with your legs)(x10 both clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Dips (x25)
  • Bench Flutterkicks (x25)
  • Decline Merkin (x25)
  • Flutterkicks (x25)
Bataan Death March from Canterbury Park to Rabbit Hill
(Similar to an Indian Run, but Indian performs 3 burpees before sprinting to front of line)
  • Explosive Merkins in Cadence (Down on 1, 2, 3 and then push up)(x15)
  • Leg Thrusts  (x15)
  • Squat Jumps (x15 ) –
  • Backpedal (aka “Bernie Saunders”) up Rabbit Hill
  • Explosive Merkins in Cadence (Down on 1, 2, 3 and then push up)(x15)
  • Leg Thrusts  (x15)
  • Squat Jumps (x15)
  • Regular run up Rabbit Hill
Mosey back to COP  
Descending Merkin Waterfall (starting at 5)
Name-O-Rama (conducted twice due to critical mistake by Q).  Announcements.  Prayer.  Dismissal.