• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 03/09/2021
  • AO: Folsom
  • QIC: BallJoint
  • FNG's: Plunger, Sawdust
  • PAX: WireNut, Hacksaw(R), Broke, Slaw, Big Pappy, Tater Hole, Flubber, Bedpan, Sarlacc, Rabbit Ears, Witchita, Round Up, Sister Act, Mayor, Achey Breaky, Beetle Bailey, Sparky, Stogie, Toe Pick

20 HIM and 2 FNGs showed up on this beautiful crisp (almost spring) morning to put in work at Folsom!

This is my 29th post AND my 1st VQ and I was Jacked up!  I got there early to get things set up and found some PAX doing EC, so I jumped in and got a quick mile in to break in the new kicks!

Trucks (and a few cars) start rolling in and I can tell we gonna have a crowd.  5:30 hits and we get started.

Since we had FNGs i start out the the 5 principles of F3(Outside, Peer lead, open to all men, Free of charge, COT), and a disclaimer(I am a Idiot , do not do anything i say, modify, don’t die etc…) With all that out of the way, I am Ball Joint , Trust me I’m a mechanic!

I informed the PAX that since joining i have found that we have been doing a lot of the exercise at the shop and didn’t even know it…i pointed out what we call it at the shop as we did the warm up.

Warm up:

Something stuck on my boot (Toy Soldiers) IC x10

SSH IC x10

Mone Back or Mone In (MoricanNightClubs) IC x10

Imperial walkers or Hillbillys (obvously i do not know the difference) IC x10

Where did that lug nut go? (Gravel Pickers) IC x10

10 burpees OYO

Lets Mosey to the flag..stop at each light pole for 20 Mtn. Climbers , 20 American Hammers (count 1 side) and 1 burpee, next light same but add a extra burpee, till you get to the Flag.  Pledge and 22 for the vets!

In honor of March Madness we did a Bobby Hurley Indian run (split into 2 groups)  back down to the lower lot.

Ok enough warm up time do get to work!  We had some brake jobs to do!

1st we have to set the lift..low plank position reach out with right arm to the side..back to plank then reach out straight ahead..thats 1 .  We did this IC x10 each arm 2 sets.

Partner up for the Brake Job..1 partner does the work the other has to pick up 2 rotors and go back to the parts store to get the right ones(top of parking lot and back).  100 merkins, 200 squats, 300 lbc.  The trick here was to pick your rotors wisely from the pile .  I think Wirenut and Witchita found the f250 rotors(from Sgt. Hulka’s truck)and they were heavy!

With time getting short we moseyed back up to the tennis court parking lot.

We had to get the car off the lift from low plank..right arm /left arm ICx5.

Lastly in honor of Allen Tate…..on your 6 for the alphabet ..instead of abc’s we spelled out “fartsackeroftheyearallentate”.


Announcements :  New Dallas AO Saturday 27th, Palmetto  200, Mortimer 100 (needs donations see Sargento) Water Bottles and Sock donations in March,  PT test in April

3rd F: 1 Corinthians 6:19: “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself”.  Your body is a temple, be mindful of what you allow into it.  All 5 senses are constantly bombarded by the great deceiver.  Stay vigilant and keep your mind aimed towards God!

Prayer Request:  Big Pappys 2.0, Stogies Dad, The Huffstelers from Dallas, James Goudelock, and others

I started my F3 journey because of a Spiritual Exercise called Exodus 90 that some guys from church are doing together.  It has many things we give up and many things to start doing , and one of them is to practice regular intense exercise 3 days a week.  Freight, Sparky, AT, Hacksaw, RoundUp all at one time or another has invited me out for years, so I knew where I was going to work out..I finally had the push I needed to do it. I am so glad to be a part of this great group of men.  You’ll help me push to be better! It was a honor to lead today!


Ball Joint