F3 Gastonia

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Date: February 24, 2018

Countdown Beatdown

11 HIMs posted for what Pockets has dubbed a “Slawful” workout. Site Q Sparky had asked YHC to grab a Saturday Q at Folsom. YHC was undecided on which way to take the workout. Folsom has done a ton of running as of lately, and positive results are evidence of the hard work the men have been putting in. After speaking with the “ghost Q”, YHC lined up a slobberknocker that was targeted towards more muscle work with less mosey time to give the guys a break from running.  As YHC rolled in, he came across Sister Act, Tyson, and Sparky getting in 4 miles of EC. Rolling down the hill, he sees Dolph is in the house! With the PAX circling up, YHC scanned his lengthy Weinke and hoped it was tough enough for everyone. YHC supposes so, because 20 minutes into the workout, 90% of the PAX were begging for some mosey! Why, you ask? Let YHC break it down for you.

Warmup: (All exercises IC)

  • SSH x 5
  • Flutter Kick x 5
  • CDD’s x 5
  • Low, slow Squats x5

R&R while reducing number of reps by 1 each round 5,4,3,2,1


Short mosey to the tennis courts for something the ghost Q cooked up. YHC loved it, and the PAX did as well (after it was over).

Ghost Q had read about American POW’s that still worked out while in prison to stay in shape and ready for whatever may come their way. They were in cramped quarters, so workout options were limited. YHC asked the PAX ” which exercise give the best total body workout with the smallest amount of area available?”. Dolph said with resounding confidence “THE BURPEE!” Yes sir!

Starting at one corner of the tennis courts, all PAX perform 20 burpees OYO. Mosey to the next corner and knock out 19 burpees. Mosey to far corner, 18 burpees. Mosey to last corner, 17 burpees. Mosey back to beginning for 16 burpees. Keep moseying and counting down until burpees are completed all the way down to 1. Mucho mean mumble chatter from the PAX. Fearing a mutiny, YHC divulged the identity of the ghost Q to appease the masses. No kidding, this was tough. YHC had contemplated an Omaha, but ignored the notion and stayed the course. After all PAX were through, YHC informed them they had just performed 210 Burpees!

YHC and a few PAX grabbed the coupons from the truck and carried them to the tennis courts. Circle up for a block work countdown. The thing about this workout is to never let the block touch the ground (if possible).Starting at 10 reps and working down to 1, the following exercises were performed:

  • Curls
  • Overhead press
  • Lawnmowers (bent over rows)
  • Flutter Kicks (with block straight up in front of face, arms locked out)

The PAX were plenty smoked by now, but YHC still had 7 minutes left. So some “Tennis B.O.M.B.S.” were prescribed. All PAX line up along the long foul line of the first tennis court. Once a small breather was given, all PAX:

  • Bear Crawl across first court
  • 5 Bobby Hurleys (if YHC called Burpees, he would’ve certainly died)
  • Bear Crawl across second court
  • 5 Overhead Claps
  • Bear Crawl across third court
  • 5 Merkins
  • Bear Crawl across fourth court
  • 5 Big Boy Situps
  • Bear Crawl across fifth court
  • 5 Squats
  • Bear Crawl across sixth court

Wait for the 6, then R&R the sequence but down to 4 reps. YHC had planned to de-escelate down to 1 rep, but time was over. Time flies when you’re having fun!


  • Community Foundation 5k (Speed for Need event) 4/14/18
  • Christina Latini Memorial 8k 4/21/18


  • Sister Act is working out of town for 13 weeks starting Monday. Prayers for safe travels.
  • Sly during his deployment to Afghanistan
  • Def Leppard and his hip issues
  • Gumby and his stomach issues (YHC has the same symptoms, so YHC as well)

YHC led us out in prayer.


This was a tough workout. Every man in attendance pushed hard. 210 Burpees are no joke. Add all the other crap YHC slung on these guys, and they kept coming back for more! Sister Act- you wanted a good beatdown. YHC hopes that was fitting. Tyson is becoming the “Defib Jr.”. 4 miles before the workout and still pushed and stayed near the top of the group. Dolph- it was great to see you again, sir. Thank You for getting the 6 during the workout. Thanks for posting. You had YHC pushing extra hard today. Oompa Loompa didn’t modify one single Burpee. He performed all of them. T-Claps to you, sir! Roadie has  been one of the hardest working guys during the 40 day challenge. You must have lost those last 3 pounds today. Montross is improving by leaps and bounds and pushing that rock. Keep going! Volt is the most rock solid, consistent PAX anywhere. He just quietly gets it done and crushes it! Great work! Gumby is a spark plug that won’t stop igniting! He was at the front all day today. Thanks to you and Dolph for the push through the Burpees. Blart crushed the workout today. YHC forgets that burpees suck extra for you because you are 1 1/2 feet taller than YHC! Bed Pan hasn’t been posting long, but he pushed through and came out smiling on the other end! Outstanding!

And YHC- well, he’s an Idiot. You guys knew that, of course. Thank You men for allowing me to lead. Great work today by all.

Until next time,




I’m A Retired Runner

12 HIMs came out of retirement with YHC for 4mile mosey plus some extras along the way. As we were counting down to start in the distance YHC was getting excited because there was a faint train whistle sounding off in the distance….it’s go time! At that very moment the Train goes by!!!! 10 Burpees OYO!!!




Squats 10IC

Merkins 11 IC (was supposed to be 10 YHC forgot his voice inflection!)

The Thang:

Mosey approximately 2mile the long way through downtown Belmont and back  to Field of Dreams!

Circle up time for some Dora 123 modified… YHC decided that we would split into 2 teams and would all perform all of the following …

100 CDDs

Another Train 5 Burpees OYO!

200 Squats

300 LBCs

After this mosey to the picnic shelter…

Dips 10IC

Derkins IC

Rinse and repeat


Next up the mosey….approximately 1 mile!!!

Circle up at the flag for a few mins of Mary

25 V up /Roll ups

20 Freddy Mercury’s IC

30 Planks

10 shoulder taps IC


Not very much mumble chatter today except for War Daddy Tesla who’s is still steaming about YHC 4:20 am txt! I believe he said that YHC was like Frankenstein with the bolt in his head ….only YHC made Frankenstein look pretty….something like that … Boudin way to get the six for me throughout the workout! Tiger you’re welcome ….and thanks again for those Tiger squats …Canteen….can’t believe you actually  had issue with the workout you beast! …made YHC feel great that you hated it…Fresh Prince welcome back! Don’t leave so long ….the work outs won’t be nearly as hard….oh and you’re welcome in advance for the pain you’ll feel tomorrow …Solomon….50 really ….last time YHC saw you I swear you were 30…it was all earned! Pockets, Norwood, Broke, Breaker Breaker, Dr Seuss way to push through men! All getting stronger!



Men we are training out here day after day to be leaders. Ask yourselves where you need to step up and lead more? What fear you need to slay? There are people counting on you and God created us to rule! YHC encourages all of you and myself to step up and do this daily!


Breaker Breaker for professional exam he is taking, Tigers M for some things she is dealing with right now, Sly ….still not deployed! Latest update looking like tomorrow!


1 Corinthians 16:13 (NLT)

13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.[a] Be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13 (HCSB)

13 Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong.

Proverbs 27:

17Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.


It was an honor to lead today men!

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