The Pentagon 10/3/18

You want to get better?  Then show up and do the hard thing.  12 PAX and one FNG (Southern Spice) took advantage of the warm temperature and thick dew to complete the Pentagon challenge.  The goal was to make sure folks kept moving with limited down time.  Who wants to stand around when there is work to be done?

Warm Up

  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Moroccan Night Club – 25
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Imperial Walkers – 25
  • LBCs – 30 (OYO)

The Pentagon

Five cones spaced 40 to 60 yards a part.

  • PAX start with 5 Burpees then run to Cone 1
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • Cone 2
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • Cone 4
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • Cone 5
    • SSH – 10
    • Sumo Squats – 10
    • Merkins – 10
  • PAX start with 5 Burpees then run to Cone 1
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • Cone 2
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • Cone 4
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • Cone 5
    • SSH – 20
    • Sumo Squats – 20
    • Merkins – 20
  • PAX start with 5 Burpees then run to Cone 1
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30
  • Cone 2
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30
  • Cone 4
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30
  • Cone 5
    • SSH – 30
    • Sumo Squats – 30
    • Merkins – 30

Totals

  • SSH – 300
  • Sumo Squats – 300
  • Merkins – 300

Sprint – 1,000 yards (end to end of Patriot Park)

Finale

  • Iron Hulks – 7
  • Superman

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

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.

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.

The Vulcan – 7/12/2018 – Mowers Made Us Modify

27 PAX, including 2 FNG’s, hit the pavement for some Dora’s with Ping.  Welcome Stan and Cat Lady.

Warm Up

SSH x 30 in cadence

Willie Mays x 15 in cadence

Ray Lewis x 15 in cadence

Squats x 35

Merkins x 25

 

2 Lap mosey 

Dora – Sprint slab by amphitheater

50 Burpees

100 Merkins

150 Dutch Skaters

200 Delivery LBC’s (wide leg)

250 Raise the Roof

300 American Hammers

350 High Knees

30 Burpees 

 

Plank to “can’t wait to be king”

10 Burpees 

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

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

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

Basic Training & Grundl Mtn. – 6/2/18

18 PAX and two FNGs did the hard thing and got better.  Along the way we helped out the PAX taking part in the 10,000 Merkin Challenge.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 30
  • Al Gore – 30
  • Merkins – 30
  • LBCs – 30
  • Prisoner Squats – 30
  • Superman

Mosey around track (2)

Set 1

  • Arm Circles (F) – 20 count
  • Raise the Roof – 20 count
  • Arm Circles (B) – 20 count
  • Seal Claps – 20 count
  • Overhead Claps – 20 count
  • Hold arms out straight, palms up

Set 2

  • Prisoner Squats – 10
  • Lunge Jumps – 10
  • Sumo Squats – 10
  • Jump Squats – 10
  • Side Lunges (R) – 10
  • Side Lunges (L) – 10

Set 3

  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20

Set 4

  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 20
  • Flutter Kicks – 20
  • Freddy Mercury – 20
  • Dolphin Kicks – 20

Mosey to Grundl Mountain

  • Run to top of Grundl Mountain
  • 20 Merkins
  • Run to bottom of Grundl Mountain

Mosey to Homewood Central Park

Set 5

  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Merkins – 20
  • Dips -20

Finale

  • Star Plank
  • Merkin Waterfall (5 to 1) – 15 total

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