14 HIMS at Folsom this morning. 13 for bootcamp and 1 runner. Great work Tyson. He is battling a back injury and is slowly working his way back to form. Good to see him out here putting in some work. The rest of us, well, I don’t think we realized what we were about to get ourselves into. F3Greenwood challenged all of F3Nation to compete in the F3 Iron Pax Challenge competition for the month of August. Each Sunday a new workout is announced to be completed during the following week. Then you enter your score each week, and after the month an F3Nation Iron Pax winner is announced. So with today being the last day to complete the week 1 workout, it seemed fitting to offer any willing PAX the chance to compete in the challenge. It was great to see a good crowd, and before I knew it, it was show time.
Warm-up: Grass Pickers, Hillbillies
Week 1 Iron Pax Challenge:
The week one workout consisted of completing 4 rounds for time. You would complete the 5 exercises with the assigned reps, then run 400m, this would complete round 1. We did this 4 rounds with your score being the time taken to complete all 4 rounds. Exercises called were:
- 50 Squats
- 40 Big Boy Sit-ups
- 30 Merkins
- 20 Bonnie Blairs (jump lunges with 1 rep consists of both R & L knees coming into contact with ground)
- 10 Burpees
- Run 400 Meters
This was a tough one. I honestly did not think this looked too bad when it first was announced. I could not have been more wrong. As I write this backblast, my legs are more sore than I can ever remember. This was a beatdown for sure. Everyone pushed hard, and gave it their best effort. Defib, who is a machine, lead the way and finished first. Not sure of the order in which the remaining PAX finished, but everyone finished out together. Awesome job, and way to push everyone to finish. I actually prepared a weinke with a lot of options after we completed the Iron Pax Challenge. Uh, that wasn’t happening after this beatdown. With everyone smoked, we fellowshipped mosey to the tennis courts.
Time was running low, but we still had plenty of time for some more work. Next exercise called was some Route 66, suicide style. We would run to each out of bounds line and back and perform a Sumo Squat. Each run down we would go to the next out of bounds line and run back. Then increase the Sumo Squat by 1 rep each time. Start with 1 Sumo Squat and finish with 11, for a total of 66 Sumo Squats. This completely smoked the legs, which were already shot from the Iron Pax Challenge. Not a good call on my part.
With just a few minutes to spare. we had time for a little Iron Hulk. This is a exercise where you perform Merkin and Air presses with a 1:4 ratio. 1 merkin then 4 air presses, 2 merkins 8 air presses, 3 merkins 12 air presses and so on. I think we made it up to 7 merkins when time was up.
Great job from everyone today. This was a pretty good beatdown, that I’m still feeling several days after. Appreciate everyone pushing themselves and each other.
August 18th – CSPAN Convergence at The Fort
August 18th – 2.0 workout at Folsom
August 18th – Tubing
August 25th – BRR/Bourbon Chase Relay CSAUP @ 4am….sign up here – http://f3gastonia.com/2018/07/11/pre-brr-and-bourbon-chase-csaup/
August 25th – 2nd F event at Sargento’s Casa (PAX and M’s ONLY)
Sept. 22nd – Stop Solider Suicide 5k/10k Speed For Need event in Belmont….sign up here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-soldier-suicide-10k5k-tickets Discount Code: HAPPY
Sept. 22nd – JJ5K at Common Grounds in Stanley…sign up here – https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Stanley/CPC5KTraining
Oct. 6th – Special Olympics Burpee-thon – More information to come
Prayer Request: YHC took us out
Thank you for this opportunity to lead today.