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Why don’t we get in shape together?

The PAX has been pushing the rock strong all summer while YHC has withered away and gotten soft because of his self induced study restriction. Well that stuff has thankfully passed for now so it’s time! Time to get back to prime F3 shape.

17 other courageous HIM’s made it out this morning expecting something. Maybe what YHC delivered was enough to satisfy them for another day.

A ragged disclaimer was given but it’s ok, everyone here is a veteran.

Warm Up:

Bobby Hurley’s x20 OYO (and you thought it would be Goofballs)

Nolan Ryan’s x20 IC each side

Long mosey around the block with some pauses for planks and such until we gather at the bridge.

Bear crawl the wooden part of the bridge then karaoke left to the other bridge. 5 burpees OYO.

Crab walk the flat bridge and feel the burn! Mosey back across then karaoke right to the other bridge and across.

Bear crawl the wooden part of the bridge again then skip, yes skip, to the other bridge. Not so easy after all, was it Sister Act?!?

Mosey down the incline to the parking lot for the Thang.

Partner up for Dora 123.

100 Merkins, 200 Squats & 300 LBCs. Partner 1 exercises while #2 runs to the other end of the parking lot. Feel the sweat!

By this time, the time was growing short so we started the longish mosey back to where we started. Dolph led some flutterkicks while we waited on the 6. Also something else after that but I forget.

Time! Great work men, it was a pleasure to be back and you’ll be seeing a lot more of me, at least until solitary study confinement takes me away again.

AYE!!!

 

Prayer Requests: Lynn Hamm, Pastor Brunson in Turkey

Announcements: F3 Pack? this Saturday at 6:30, Wanderer’s expected baby!,

CSAUP on the 25th, Cookout on the 25th at Sargento’s ( please DM me whether you’ll be there or not),

Tubing on the 18th

Mt. Hollywood AO on Mondays

 

June 28…Goat Island

It was a fine Thursday morning at the Goat as YHC arrived.  9 HIM’s + me showed in the soupy June air for the regular morning beatdown.  Here’s what this edition featured.

5:30 and lets go!

Pledge

Warmup:

SSH x 20

Goofballs x 15

Mosey to bottom of stairs behind post office for Burpees x 10

Climb stairs toe risers x 5 each stair

Plank at top for 6

Mosey to gazebo for mary:

A little foggy as to what exactly we did here but it involved Captain Thors (picked this one up off of Billy Madison), LBC’s, Leg Raises, and Heel Touches.

Mosey across bridge to park..Omaha!  Park was full of ladies pushing the rock.  Didn’t want to interfere so back across bridge to field for some 11’s.

11’s were Merkins bottom sidewalk and Squats top sidewalk.  This hurt quite a bit (at least for me).  These awesome HIM’s made it look easy.

Back across bridge to empty park and to picnic tables.

3 sets of:

Step ups x 20, 15, 10

Derkins x 15, 10, 5

Dips x 20, 15, 10

Back to gazebo for more Mary:

Yet again a little foggy but this included:

More LBC’s, Captain Thors, LBC’S, Heels Touches, Box Cutters with reach up (picked this one up off of Short Sale who is always good for a new ab exercise), and Merkins.

My watch said we put in 3.28 miles.  Not bad!

And time!

Great group as always this am.  It is truly my honor to be whatever small part of such a great organization with such a valid mission.  The guys were inspirational and uplifting as always and I am humbled by all of you.

Prayers for a Dr. procedure for Tesla.

I just want to give a shout out to Billy Madison.  Thank you for being such a great HIM and an inspirational figure to me since my joining F3.  Our loss is truly Jacksonville’s gain.  Brother, we hope to see you when you are back around these parts in the gloom.  If and when we make it to Jacksonville we will give you a shout.  Peace, blessings, good health, and our love and prayers be with you and your family in your new endeavors.   Keep pushing the rock brother.

Until next time, humbled and honored,

Timeframe

 

 

Action Heros

On this morning at Goat Island 13 men showed to know what the first workout of summer would bring. It’s the longest day of the year, hours of daylight that is, and this is the best way to get things off to a great start. YHC was wondering where the Mayor was and almost immediately he texted that he was on his way. Good job not fartsacking your highness.

Warmup:

Don Quixotes x15 IC

High Knees x15 IC

Moroccan Night Clubs x25 IC

Pledge of Allegiance

Let’s take a lap around the block. Wrap the mosey up at the base of the bridge. On the concrete part Crab Walk, wooden part Bear Crawl, then Crab Walk the rest of the concrete. Feel the burn! Fellowship mosey back to the other side for a quick history lesson on F3 Gashouse’s rich history of kayaking expertise on the South Fork.

Now that that’s over lets get back to it. Mosey across the street for the Thang.

The Charles Bronson – there was a time in the 80’s when Charles Bronson was a bad dude who starred in  several action movies. YHC hasn’t seen one minute of any of those movies or even be able to name one but there is an F3 routine named after him so lets give it a try.

At the bottom end of the grassy area downtown, sprint from the sidewalk up to even with the shovel flag. Once there do an army crawl up to the other sidewalk. At the sidewalk perform 50 Side Straddle Hops. Mosey back to the start and repeato but switch the exercise at the top each time for: 50 Merkins, 50 Burpees (this really sucked), 50 LBCs, 50 Jump Squats.

Take a lap around downtown but stop at the Gazebo of Pain to get shredded in the core area. On your six!

Flutterkicks x25 IC

Dying Cockroaches x25 IC

Oblique Crunches x17 IC each side

Repeato each for 3 rounds total. Oh yeah, that was grate!

Time’s up.

Prayer Requests: Tesla’s friend Mike Jenkins was in a car accident

Announcements: Tubing on the Green River July 14th – DM Sargento if you want to go, whole family is welcome!

My apologies for the delayed BB again men, I’ll do better with my timeliness. Until next time, Sargento is out!

Goat Keeper

If you are thinking about Q’ng at the Goat, it’s a good idea to have an overview of basic goat care. I know when I first started researching goats it was quite overwhelming. They seemed much more complicated than the chickens of Folsom and I was afraid I would be doing things wrong in preparing for them.  I was overwhelmed so therefore I procrastinated creating my weinke. Of course it’s usually worse to do nothing at all then to give it your best try. So if you are gonna try Q’ng at the Goat, here are some basic tips to help you get started planning your weinke and taking care of the goats at The Goat:

  1. Try and break Dolph
  2. Try and break Dolph
  3. Try and break Dolph & Dr. Seuss

When I arrived at the Goat…wait, wait, I need to say this first: Hey Mayor, I was actually early today!!! So back to it, when I arrived at the Goat I was very much surprised to see that our Nantan decided to grace us with his presence. Surely he didn’t think the Goat was a running AO??? Well, he picked a bad day for sure. Any who, rest of the PAX arrived and we began on time.

Quick disclaimer

Pledge

Warm-up:

10 SSH IC

50 MNC IC

Perfect timing for a train as soon as we finished MNC sooooooo, 5 burpees OYO.

Mosey to side of Doffer’s Canteen for some Walls of Jericho

7 Exercises of 7 reps followed by a lap around the business block of downtown Cramerton. Do this 7 times.

Exercises:

  1. Burpees
  2. Bobby Hurley’s
  3. CDD’s
  4. Derkins
  5. Hip Slappers
  6. Squats
  7. LBC’s

Now it was time for the Triple Nickel. Mosey to the bottom of 9th St. and begin:

Nur up hill up 9th St.

5 WW1’s at the top

Run back down hill and do 5 Diamond merkins at bottom.

Rinse and repeat for a total of 5 Sets.

Mosey back to flag for some around the horn Mary.

COT

WHETSTONE! <——-

Folsom 2.0 Workout 6/16

Grandfather Mtn. hike 6/23

F3 Dads Baseball game 6/15

2nd F – Kayak Cramerton 6/16 (See Sargento for kayak reservations)


Prayer requests from PAX

Nantan took us out

 

I cant break Dolph, I’ve tried. To be completely honest I give a lot of respect to Dr. Seuss because I can’t break him either. He is always right there with Dolph on every exercise and leading the PAX. Thanks to everyone that showed up this morning, even though it wasn’t raining, we all left extremely soaked. Thanks for pushing through hard and not giving up. Radar was back out for a 2nd round this week, glad to see you brother! Orangeman, like always, runs 2.5 miles to the workout and then back when done, way to stay green! See you next time men!

AYE!

HIPAA

 

 

16 Strong

YHC showed up to the AO with Weinke prepared and ready to get the day started right. The PAX began to show up in the gloom. Most of them driving up, but in the distance I see  Orangeman getting in EC by running from his house to the AO.  Strong work brother. The watch struck 5:30 which I later found out my watch is 2 minutes fast.  Lets get after it.

Pledge

Warm up

15 Seal Jacks IC (D fibs favorite)

15 Merkins  IC

20 Mountain Climbers IC

20 Squats IC

10 burpees OYO

The Thang

Mosey to the tennis court with a quick stop under the railroad tracks for 5 wall walks and 20 donkey kicks.

Once we arrived at the tennis courts it was time for BLIMPS.  Perform 25 of exercise then run down to end of parking lot and back then do the next exercise.

Burpees

Lunges (each leg)

Incline Merkins

Mike Tyson’s

Plank Jack

Squats

Once complete 50 LBC while the 6 finished up.  Once done mosey to the Goat Island Bridge for a Triple Nickel.  5 Wolverine burpees run across the bridge then perform 5 Dive Bombers.  At one  point I heard a PAX critiquing his Dive Bomber form.  He was wandering how he managed to have  the number kids he has.  On the last round YHC stomach felt a little ruff.  I told Dr. Suess and Wet Nuts that I started to feel like I may splash merlot.   Getting close to time, mosey back to the start point for rounds of Mary.  Monkey Humpers and Flutter Kicks.  Time

COT

Announcements: GoRuck Light event on July 22.  Let Boudin know if you would like to join the 4 HC or have any questions.  Memorial Day 5 K and Murph.  If you are running the race there will be a convergence before the race.  Also, keep an eye out for possible clown car scenario.

I took us out with prayer.  Cannot remember exact request, the Sky Q knows those request spoken and unspoken.

Thanks for the push men.   Great work by everyone.  Way to push through. I encourage everyone to get out there and sign up to Q a workout.

See you in the gloom!

Boudin

BlockBuster

YHC sent out a pre blast last night letting all pax know what was coming.  My favorite workout.  Cinderblocks, 6 exercises, and at least 2 miles.  I was talking to Breaker Breaker last night about the blocks and he mentioned that his son was planning to come out.  After having 14 Pax at the Storm on Tuesday, YHC knew there were 14 block but found another one and thought, yeah that’ll be enough.  Well the Pax kept rolling in and 16 HIM were standing in front of me.  Mayor stated that he would Omaha to “air exercises”.  NO Chance we could let that happen.  With the official #GoatIsland Flag in the ground we said the pledge, I gave a quick disclaimer and the warm up began.  All while trying to figure out where I could come up with 2 more coupons.

Warm Up; SSH x 25 IC, Mericans x 15 IC

Thang; Run 2 laps, start from parking lot and go left up behind the buildings, up the stairs, down around the gazebo, meet back in the parking lot.

Exercises; Curls x 10 IC, French Curls x 10 IC, Front Raises X 10 IC, Squat Press x 10 IC, Russian Twist x 10, Blockies x 10

Run, Repeat exercises, Run, Repeat exercises, Run.

Moleskin; While on the first 2 laps I thought, Hippa has kettlebells, we’re good.  He only had a slam ball and battle ropes.  Mayor had a bucket of baseballs with a lid on it, so we made that work.  Time to get a few more blocks.  Great work by all Pax with 2.5 miles.  This isn’t the most fun workout, but it sure is a #DRP in my book.  Pax never quit and kept moving.  Respect to all you guys and thanks for pushing me.  MadMan awesome work man, not throwing in the towel is 90% of the battle.  #TClaps to each of you men.  It again was a pleasure to lead you guys as always.

COT; Namorama, Welcome MadMan.  Announcements, Prayer Requests.  Dr. Suess took us out.

Stacked deck?

A beautiful morning for a beatdown at Goat Island. Actually the Island was locked due to high water levels, so we stayed on the mainland. It’s all good.

Brief disclaimer, I’m not a professional, etc.

Pledge of Allegiance

Dolph was hollering about some Floyd and Blackie’s so we moseyed that way. When we reached the back of the coffee shop parking lot we came upon what appeared to be a bunch of zombies (imagine a scene from The Walking Dead where they round a corner only to be blocked by walkers and have to find another way). These were really just the girls (mainly) from the bootcamp on a field trip it appeared. Keep moseying back to the green and finally to the gazebo of pain.

The Thang!

The Deck of Death (stacked version)!!!

Each suit in a deck of cards is an exercise, each card determines the number of reps. Aces are are a lap around the green and jokers give a choice of 14 burpees or a lap around the green.

Clubs – Burpees

Diamonds – Merkins

Hearts – LBCs

Spades – Squats

Mayor and his infinite wisdom immediately claimed that my choice of exercises was not imaginative enough. Maybe so but he still hated having to run around so much. Ice up son!!!

We had a good time with some excellent mumble chatter, especially when the PAX realized that the deck I was carrying wasn’t exactly even. Maybe there were a few extra cards to spice things up. How’s that for imagination Mayor?!?

Time ran out before we could finish everything, maybe we won’t do the warm up mosey next time. Great work men, it was an honor to lead you today! AYE!!!

Announcements: All have expired by now I think

Prayer requests: Breaker Breaker’s aunt Judy, Lynn Hamm chemo treatments, proms, college exams, year end finish for area schools

Thank you for the opportunity to lead today men.

40 Days of Discipline Part Deux

The first forty days of discipline was a great success with many PAX becoming more intentional in putting in the work and eating better.  The results speak for themselves.  Several PAX have lost the equivalent of a ruck sack.  I am not a mathematician but I would approximate that our attendance at AO’s in our region have increased by at least 9000 percent.  Hopefully most of those habits have stuck with you.  If so, the fitness and diet part of this challenge should be the easy part.

This 40 day  initiative begins on April 29th and ends on June 7th.  (Start it out at the Coconut Horse for that first post of the challenge)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 

1. Workout a minimum of 5 xs per week from April 29th through June 7th.

Don’t eat sweets, soft drinks, or junk food.  Four cheat meals.  You can earn more.  Don’t drink alcohol or limit it to one or two drinks.  Hold yourself accountable by journaling your efforts.

  1. Cherish your M: Take your wife out on at least two dates in the forty days.  
  2. Bring at least one FNG to a workout in these 40 days. For every three FNG’s, you get a cheat meal.  #AlwaysbeEH’ing.  If you EH a guy who posts and you aren’t there, that is a 50 burpee penalty #nojoke
  3. Acts of Service: Do something for someone else daily with no expectation of anything in return.  Be grateful you get to do it.  Encourage others.  Lead or participate in a service project.  Make a point to introduce yourself to someone you don’t know.  Journal your efforts (honor system) Extra credit if your 2.0’s watch your example and/or participate. 
  4.  Read a book.

Why?

Your fitness is important and you are pushing the rock.  You workout with your brothers in the shieldlock.  You are blessed to continually strive to experience all 3 F’s and you know that when you are striving to be your best, you need to share it.  Be the example.  Be the man you know you were made to be. 

Now for the fine print….

Fitness:

You must workout a minimum of 5 times per week (at least 27 workouts in 40 days) using the #F3 250 model.  Any workout that is a minimum of 30 minutes counts.  This could include running, cycling, rucking, any F3 workout or workout you put together at home.  Two a day workouts count.  Example, you complete an F3 bootcamp in the morning and a minimum 30 minute run in the afternoon=2 workouts.

Diet:      You still cannot have Mountain Dew T-Square.  No other soft drinks, desserts, sweets, potato chips, junk food, fast food, etc.  You know what your food vices are so stay away from them.  Fast food is allowed if it is salad or chili and unsweetened tea or water…you get the idea.  If you defile a chicken foot in a blender and claim that is nutritious, you are automatically DQ’d (I’m talking to you Gastone!)

Protein shakes within 30 minutes of ending the workout.  Get some protein powder and a shaker bottle and make it a habit.   Drink more water.  You will be working out more and this will help you recover.

You are allowed four cheat meals.  Your choice but they must be named and claimed. If you work out more than 5 times per week, you can claim an extra cheat meal.  An example is a couple of slices of pizza but don’t blow it on a whole pizza.  Even though you will be getting the workouts in you can’t out train a bad diet.  Remember you can earn more by bringing in 3 FNG’s or going on a date with your M.

Alcohol:  I am no nutritionist but have seen enough articles about red wine being good for the heart and beer being a good recovery drink.  However, I am not recommending anything here.  Moderation and limit yourself to one day a week if you have to have it.

You must keep a daily journal of both your workouts and cheat meals. The journal is for your eyes only.  I use the “notes” on my IPhone since I always have it with me.  I journaled all my workouts on my phone in 2017.  It is helpful to look back and see types of workouts, two a days, and extra credit workouts that make journaling worth it.  You can also see where you failed to work out and why.  It is a good habit.  I also saw where I was injured and what I did to modify workouts until I was healed up.

Journal what you are grateful for and start with your M.  Try not to take her for granted.  Chances are she is the best thing that ever happened to you.  As Will Munny (Clint Eastwood) said in Unforgiven, “I ain’t like that no more. I ain’t the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of all that drinking and killing and such” (I know that isn’t totally accurate but that is how I like to remember it).  If she likes to stay home, stay home and spend time without distactions.  Write her notes…send her flowers…cards…Text emoji’s are nice but they don’t count.  If you are on a date with your wife, you can eat a free cheat meal.  If you don’t have an M, be nice to your dog.  (If this isn’t in your comfort zone and your M is taken aback in your sudden change in behavior, it will probably be amusing so share it with your bros)

 

If you missed an opportunity to bless someone by an act or gesture of kindness, try not to miss the opportunity the next time.

Read a book that would do you good.  Make it about something that interests you or inspires you.  You have the time.

Give it away.  Think about that friend that you have mentioned F3 to many times.  You know he needs it so get him out.  And then do it to someone else.  Pick them up.  Post with them.  If they post and you aren’t there, you will do 50 burpees the next time you post.  I am sure the Folsom crew won’t mention that you failed to post with your FNG on their Slack channel or group text.

Be grateful for your family.  Be the example for your kids.  Push the rock and hold yourself accountable.  Give it away.  Realize it isn’t about you.  Serve others.  Be the best you can be.  Maybe we will all be a little better in June because we will be intentional about it.    Make positive change in yourself and make it contagious.

It all begins Sunday so prepare yourself and plan!

 

 

 

 

The VERN

10 Pax showed up for the Vern.  Fresh Prince had a FNG and the disclaimer was given.

Warm Up; SSH, Toy Soldiers, Mericans, LBC’s all by 10 IC.

Mosey 2 laps around sidewalk area surrounding the gazebo, meet back at the gazebo.

10 pullups run a lap around sidewalk

20 dips run a lap around sidewalk

25 Mericans run a lap around sidewalk

30 LBC’s run a lap around sidewalk

Repeato x 3.

2.5 miles put in by the Pax.  Nice work fellas.

Moleskin; Good work by all, Fresh Prince good to see you again brother and FNG- Jason Daniels, welcome brother-working on the nick name.  The VERN is one of my favorite workouts, simple but effective.  Hippa still crushing it in the vest, #TClaps.  Good numbers today men.  I apologize for throwing in the towel and running out on you guys.  Breaker Breaker thanks for picking up the COT and Namorama for me.  Till next time.  #DFQ

Big Boy Sit Ups and Burpees

8 men showed up this am at #GoatIsland for a mix of exercises and running.  We covered just about all of the AO this am.  Good work by all Pax.

Warm Up; SSH, TS, Mericans, Windmills all x 10 IC

Thang;

Mosey to the concrete stairs located at backside of the buildings for 10 mericans, sprint up stairs or steep hill for 5 burpees x 3.  Next we moseyed to the gazebo for 5 pullups and NUR up the hill to sidewalk for 20 squats x 3.  Lunge walk across street to first bridge and bear crawl length of bridge to picnic tables on the left.  20 dips and run to picnic shelter in park for 20 CDD’s x 3.  Mosey to 2nd bridge and bear crawl length of bridge.  Mosey to small parking lot for 11’s.  BigBoySitUps and Burpees run short distance of parking lot between exercises.  Mosey back to flag.  Nice work by all.

Moleskin;  I owe Mayor an apology for the questioning Q schedule this am.  I apologize sir.  All pax pushed through a tough workout this am.  I was definitely gassed.  Slim Shady nice work sir.  Good to see you back out this morning.  Where was the Flag?  Must be making an appearance at Mydoriyama this afternoon.  Always a pleasure leading you guys.

BOM; Prayer requests, announcements, Namorama, Slim Shady took us out.

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