This week, my personal quest to Q all AOs in F3 Gastonia took me to Belmont. Now we all know Belmont is a little different than good ol’ Dallas. It is true that many call Belmont the “fancy-side of Gastonia”. Dallas most definitely is not, but that is ok with me. I did, however, feel obliged to be sure a little Folsom (Dallas) was incorporated into my Q. Simply put, I am bringing cinder blocks!
I am a big fan of Sargento’s 123 day streak of album covers on Twitter and, to draw out the natives, I announced I would also bring a playlist featuring only songs from Sargento’s albums from Twitter. There may have never been a more diverse playlist used at an F3 workout. We had it all from Alan Jackson, DJ Magic Mike, and Metallica to Milli Vanilli, Smashing Pumpkins, and Outkast. I threw the playlist on shuffle so, unfortunately, we did not get to hear The Beach Boys, James Brown, or David Allan Coe. Maybe next time. Here is a link to the playlist, BTW Ode to Sargento Playlist
Onto the workout, 13 HIMs posted for this beatdown! Lets go!
Train – 5 burpees (Slaw was probably smiling about that one)
SSH – 10-ish In Cadence
Toy Soldiers – 10 IC
High-Low Plank and stretching
We mosey just down the street to a spot I stashed my truck. Everyone grabs a block, I grab my boombox, and off we go. I originally planned to use the pit for this workout but, as luck would have it, it was full of bouncy houses and other such things for the Girls On The Run 5k. No problem, we will work out in the street.
I call an ol’ Folsom favorite and, more specially, a Sparky favorite! 20 to 1! 20 each curls, overhead presses, squats, and chest presses. Then 19, then 18, etc until 0. If you want to put the block down, go ahead but you must take a 5 burpee penalty. I demonstrated the “Folsom Get-up”, which several including Gump, Bedpan, and Buckeye took advantage of and celebrated by bumping blocks (because putting the blocks down to fist-bump would cost 5 burpees!). We rotated counting until we finished. Once we got to 4, I moved us in nto rapid-fire mode. Blocks back in the truck and we mosey to a parking lot behind Old Stone. Thanks Buckeye for the assist with the boombox.
Next, one of my go-to exercises when I really want to bring the pain. Frankly, there were some tough guys in this group and I knew they wanted it! Route 66 Mike Tysons. We all suffered. I think Roscoe did an extra set. Gump was an animal. Things you’d expect from them.
We had a few more minutes and I am not done yet!
LBCS – 25 IC
Flutter Kicks (with hands behind your head) – 15 IC (most at least tried it….totally changes them vs hands under your butt)
American Hammers – 15 IC
Repeat all 3 exercises.
Still not done, we shall work thru the bell! We hit the wall for:
Dirty Hookups – 20 IC (frankly, I just did them until I noticed people were quiting)
Balls To The Wall – again, until I saw people quitting
Dirty Hookups – 10 IC (I was done, everyone else was too)
5 burpees for good measure.
Orangeman runs with a group of guys (not F3 but all are welcome)- they meet to ryn thru McAdenville Tuesday @7pm at Food Lion by Burger King on 74. F3 has a ruck thru the lights on Wed. Meet at McAdenville Elementary. Pay Montross, Stroganoff, or Breaker for the P200, Service Ruck upcoming with Freight. The Yank will also start at 630 next week due to another 5k. Prayer requests- MW, HUCK, BROKE’S M, DRY RUB’s M, TIGERS DAD, students with exams, Gumps student. YHC took us out in prayer.
I think my mission was accomplished! I have been sore for 2 freakin’ days and I am sure a few others are too! It was nice getting over to Belmont to Q and I will be back at some point. We had some good chatter, particularly about Sargento’s peculiar squat form. I was a little surprised I didnt hear more chatter from Tesla, though he did have a few comments at the end. I hear he likes to chatter and I was more than willing to do a little jawin’ with him! You may have noticed, I kinda dig that! Good guys over in Belmont though! I appreciate many of you who helped me out while I was Site Q at Folsom and I am trying to return the favor!
Also, BOS may have the best name in F3. I asked him where he got the name. He points to his feet and says “Big Orange Shoes”. Props to whomever came up with that!!!!