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

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.

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.

Singing in the Rain – 4/26/2018

17 PAX didn’t let the rain stop them from getting better.

Warm Up

  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Mountain Climbers – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • Plank Jacks – 20
  • Side Straddle Hops – 25
  • LBCs – 30

Mosey around track (2)

Duck, Duck, Goose

While in a circle the PAX took individual turns lunging one complete lap while other PAX performed the Al Gore.

Bat Wings

  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward) – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count
  • Baby Arm Circles (Backwards) – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count
  • Seal Claps – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count
  • Overhead Claps – 25 using 1, 2, 3 count

Amphitheater

  • Dips – 35
  • Incline Merkins – 25
  • Prisoner Squats – 25

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
  • 12 o’clock – 12
  • TOTAL – 60

Tennis Courts

  • Side-to-Side – 2 laps
  • Shoulder Taps – 25
  • Dolphin Pushups – 15

Finale

  • Dips – 43

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

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.

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!

 

Just Keep Breathing – February 26, 2018

When I first started F3, there were two things I learned quickly:

  1. Dora’s are hard
  2. Just keep moving (including breathing)

When I met F3 Rabbit at Spartan, I figured out that he likes running uphill, thus my VQ had to mash-up Dora and uphill.

10 PAX and 1 FNG braved the rain and got better together

Obligatory Disclaimer Given (don’t sue me)

Warm Up

Bear crawls around the ampitheatreIC: Side-Straddle Hops
IC: Imperial Walkers
IC: Merkins
OYO: LBC
IC: Shoulder Taps

Mozy to Mountain Brook Village

OYO: Big Boy Situps
OYO: LBC
IC: Squats
OYO: Big Boy Situps

Mozy to Rabbit’s Hill

(Dora)
50 Burpees
100 Lunges
150 Merkins
IC: 20 Merkins

Mozy to MBES

IC: Dips
IC: Incline Merkins
OYO: Step-Ups
OYO: Jump-Ups

In honor of Scam
IC: Flutter Kicks (not riding a bike!)

COT

Announcements
Name-O-Rama (we got really close to giving KneePad an awesome F3 name)
Prayer to wrap up