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.

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.

Side Straddle Hops – March 6, 2018

“Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.”  Isaiah 45:8

Keep Soccer Mom’s mother in your prayers…

Mosey to OLS parking deck

Warm Up

  • Mosey – 2 laps
  • Mountain Climbers – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 50
  • Plank Jacks – 25
  • Superman – 25 (1,2,3 cadence)

Mosey – 1 lap

  • Plank (Arms straight) – 25 (1,2,3 cadence)
  • Plank (Elbows) – 25 (1,2,3 cadence)
  • Shoulder Taps – 25 (1,2,3 cadence)
  • Extended Arms – 25  (1,2,3 cadence)
  • Ray Lewis – 25  (1,2,3 cadence)
  • Carolina Dry Dock – 25

Mosey – 1 lap

  • Prisoner Squats – 25
  • Sumo Squats – 25
  • Ballerina Squats – 25
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25

 Mosey – 1 lap

  • Big Boy Sit Ups – 25
  • Flutter Kicks – 25 (1,2,3 cadence)
  • Freddy Mercury – 25 (1,2,3 cadence)

Mosey – 1 lap

  • Merkins – 15
  • Wide Grip Merkins – 15
  • Close Grip Merkins – 10
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25

Finale

  • Jack Webb – 10
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25

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

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

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!