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 – 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.

Screaming Shoulders Workout

Intro

Warmup – 15 SSH, 10 Smurf Jacks, repeat; Willie Mays, Copperhead Squats x 20

Grateful Dead x 5 rotations

Index Card workout (index card with randomized order of 9 exercises given to each pair of pax.

  1. Bear Crawl Maze
  2. Lunge up and across hill then backward lunge down
  3. Jog 1/2 lap, sprint 1/2 lap
  4. Share 1 prayer request
  5. 1 legged wheelbarrow 25 yd each
  6. 2 legged wheelbarrow 25 yd each
  7. 60 dips each
  8. Crab Walk 50 yd each
  9. 40 squerkins each

Circle up for 6 minutes of Mary including flutter kicks, Weezy Jeffersons, LBCs, reverse crunches, Mountain Climbers, Hundreds

10 Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees

Walk- On Waterfall to end

Circle of Trust, announcements, praises, prayer, lead on 3

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.

 

Feb. 27 The VULCAN AO Peaches Beat Down

34 PAX including 1 FNG (Welcome Hansen)

Warm-up:

  • Jump Rope x25
  • High Knees x25
  • Butt Kicks x25
  • Side-Strattle-Hops x25
  • Willie Mays x15
  • Merkins x25
  • Ray Lewis x25

~0.75mi run to Evergreen Hill

  • Set 1
    • Jumping Lunges x50 (x25 each leg)
    • Hill Run to Very Top
    • Merkins x50
    • Back Downhill to Plank until all PAX make it down
  • Set 2
    • Prisoner Squats x50
    • Hill Run to Very Top
    • Merkins x50
    • Back Downhill to Plank until all PAX make it down
  • Set 3
    • Sumo Squats x50

~0.75mi run back to HWD Central, Home of the The Vulcan AO

Mid-run drop of the flag forces all PAX into 20 burpees

Park Bench AB Beatdown Finale:

  • Flutter Kicks
  • Bunny Hops
  • Seated Crunches (aka Boat/Canoe; aka Lemon Squeezers)
  • Mtn Climbers
  • Decline Leg Lifts

Grand Finale of 5 Burpees

MEN GOT BETTER!

 

2-10-2018 Sparrow’s Insecticide

What doesn’t kill you can kill your friends.

Welcome Dilbert.

Disclaimer: don’t hurt yourself.

2018-02-10 07.34.39

All Gone Pest Control

Warmup

20 reps of each of these:
The first exercise is: Side Straddle Hop. Starting Position. Move. In Cadence.
The next exercise is, Prisoner squats Starting Position. Move. In cadence, down up on my command
The next exercise is, Ray Lewis Starting Position. Move. In Cadence.
The next exercise is, The Merkin Starting Position. Move. In Cadence. down up on my command
The next exercise is, Big Boy Sit-ups on your own
The next exercise is, The 21 (21 side straddle hops with a silent count. Hands need to slap on your sides in unison on the last count, or there’s punishment).
The next exercise is, 10 Burpees on your own, since the Q finished late on the 21.
The next exercise is, The Sparrow (Big boy sit up but come all the way up so that your arms can wrap your knees) Starting Position. Move. In Cadence. (Down up on my command)
The next exercise is, Crab cakes Starting Position. Move. On your own.
The next exercise is, Werewolf (just 10)- Start in a plank, downward dog to face up at the moon. Similar to dive bomber.

The next exercise is, Groiner – start in a plank, lunge up so that your legs are outside and even with your hands, then lunge back.

Mosey two laps. Talkers in the front, non-talkers in the back

Form two lines:

Indian Lunge Weave – spread out in a long line and lunge to the other side of the park. The last person in line (the indian) runs toward the front, but weaves through the PAX like cones.

Tunnel of Love (worm in the dirt style)
Bridge of Hate (crowd surfing)

Insecticide
Dying Cockroach (20) (lie on back touch opposing hand to knees
Jimmy Cricket (10)(four limb pop-up merkin.)
Dying Cockroach (20)
Jimmy Cricket (10)
Jimmy Cricket (5)

Crab vs bear teams (soccer or Braveheart)

Whamo lung walk – On Pax throws a frisbee and everyone sprints in that direction. When it lands, everyone lunge walks until you get to the frisbee. Repeat.

Amphitheater

The next exercise is, The Dip (20) Starting Position. Move. In cadence, down up on my command
The next exercise is, Decline pushups (10) Starting Position. Move. In cadence, down up on my command
The next exercise is, The Dip (15) Starting Position. Move. In cadence, down up on my command

The next exercise is, Declined pushups (10) Starting Position. Move. In cadence, down up on my command
The next exercise is, The Dip (10) Starting Position. Move. In cadence, down up on my command

Ask the PAX to pick one. They picked:
Duck Joust (knock each other over from a duck walk position)

Dora: You do Merkins while your partner runs, then switch 100 pushups total.
Marine Merkin Circle: Your feet on the next guys back. Form a circle or a line.

The Jack Web (5)
40 Flutter Kicks

Squirkin (partnered decline merkin + Squat).

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

Cone Drills – February 3, 2018

36 PAX including one FNG came together on a beautiful Saturday morning to knock out cone drills and get better.  Remember, pain is just weakness leaving the body…

Warm Up

  • Burpees – 10
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Jack Webbs – 10
  • Freddy Mercury – 25

Mosey around Homewood Park track and end up at the Amphitheater

  • Dips – 30
  • Flutter Kicks – 42

Cone Drills

Set 1

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Merkins then run to next cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Merkins then run to next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Merkins then run to next cone
  • 5th Cone – 10 Merkins then run back next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Merkins then run back 4th cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Merkins then run back 3rd cone
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Merkins then run back 2nd cone
  • 1st Cone – 10 Merkins then run back 1st cone, then backwards Plank

Set 2

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run to next cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run to next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run to next cone
  • 5th Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run back next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run back 4th cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run back 3rd cone
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run back 2nd cone
  • 1st Cone – 10 Big Boy Sit Ups then run back 1st cone, then backward Plank

Set 3

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – Bear Crawl to 3rd cone
  • 3rd Cone – Run to 4th cone
  • 4th Cone – Bear Crawl to 5th cone
  • 5th Cone – Run to 4th cone
  • 4th Cone – Bear Crawl to 3rd cone
  • 3rd Cone – Run to 2nd cone
  • 2nd Cone – Bear Crawl to first cone
  • 1st Cone – Backwards Plank

Set 4

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run to next cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run to next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run to next cone
  • 5th Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run back next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run back 4th cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run back 3rd cone
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run back 2nd cone
  • 1st Cone – 10 Jumping Lunges then run back 1st cone, then backward Plank

Set 5

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – Crab Walk to 3rd cone
  • 3rd Cone – Run to 4th cone
  • 4th Cone – Crab Walk to 5th cone
  • 5th Cone – Run to 4th cone
  • 4th Cone – Crab Walk to 3rd cone
  • 3rd Cone – Run to 2nd cone
  • 2nd Cone – Crab Walk to first cone
  • 1st Cone – Backwards Plank

Set 6

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run to next cone
  • 3rd Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run to next cone
  • 4th Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run to next cone
  • 5th Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run back next cone
  • 4th Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run back 4th cone
  • 3rd Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run back 3rd cone
  • 2nd Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run back 2nd cone
  • 1st Cone – 25 Raise the Roof then run back 1st cone, then backward Plank

Set 7

  • 1st Cone – Start Run
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run to next cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run to next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run to next cone
  • 5th Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run back next cone
  • 4th Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run back 4th cone
  • 3rd Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run back 3rd cone
  • 2nd Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run back 2nd cone
  • 1st Cone – 10 Makhtar N’Diayes then run back 1st cone, then backward Plank

Mosey to the Amphitheater

  • Dips – 30
  • Flutter Kicks – 42

Grand Finale

  • Burpees – 5
  • Modified Merkins – 10

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

2018-01-30 Peaches Circuit @ Vulcan

35 PAX including 1 FNG (AWOL)

Warm-up:

  • Side Strattle Hop x25
  • Willie Mays x25
  • Frankensteins x25
  • Bum Kicks x25
  • Ray Lewis x25
  • Cross Toe Touch x25
  • LBCs x25
  • 0.5 mile Circuit Station Tour

3 Groups start at 3 seperate stations approximately 0.25 miles apart from each other:

  1. Prisoner Squats x25 -> Alternating Lunges x25 each leg
  2. Merkins x25 -> Dips x25 -> Incline Merkins x25
  3. Sit ups x25 -> Mountain Climbers x25
  • Cycled through stations twice for most people (200 REPS + 1.5 miles), a few of the elite got an extra station or two in, and a few worked their way through the cycle the best way they could

Final Circle

  • Planks waiting on AWOL to find his way back with SCAM’s assistance
  • Jump Ropes x25
  • No time to spare – 45 minutes exact!

Announcements, FNG AWOL gets easiest name of all time, and prayer/chant

Men Got Better!

Manhattan Stroll – January 18, 2018

 

13 PAX enjoyed a leisurely stroll up and down Manhattan Street in balmy 15 degree weather conditions.  These men got better and fought the urge to stay in their cozy beds.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hop – 25
  • Mountain Climbers (Wide Leg) – 20
  • Ray Lewis – 20

Mosey to Manhattan Street

1st Set

  1. Run to the 1st stop sign towards Trinity United Methodist Church, perform 25 Merkins and 25 Freddie Mercuries
  2. Run to the 2nd stop sign, perform 25 Merkins and 25 Freddie Mercuries
  3. Run to the 3rd stop sign, perform 25 Merkins and 25 Freddie Mercuries
  4. Run to the 4th stop sign, perform 25 Merkins and 25 Freddie Mercuries

2nd Set

  • Run to the 1st stop, perform 25 Deep Squats with arms raised and 25 Raise the Roofs
  • Run to the 2nd stop sign, perform 25 Deep Squats with arms raised and 25 Raise the Roofs
  • Run to the 3rd stop sign, perform 25 Deep Squats with arms raised and 25 Raise the Roofs
  • Run to the 4th stop sign, perform 25 Deep Squats with arms raised and 25 Raise the Roofs

3rd Set

  • Run to the 1st stop, perform 25 Lunges (each leg)
  • Run to the 2nd stop sign, perform 25 Lunges (each leg)
  • Run to the 3rd stop sign, perform 25 Lunges (each leg)
  • Run to the 4th stop sign, perform 25 Lunges (each leg)

Sprint back to Central Park

Grand Finale

  • Tunnel of Love

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