One of the best things I found when I started F3 was there were always guys coming back to finish reps with me. I was the Six and they were picking me up. That really encouraged and helped me push through and also helped develop the friendships I now cherish.
Sometimes I am the six, sometimes I am not. I have found myself catching a few extra breaths of rest or a little chit-chat rather than picking up the Six like I should and I have seen it from some of you too! In particular, I noticed it recently at a workout and it bothered me. I decided I need to do better and I can do things in my Q to help make sure we all give back the support we were all once given. The Six would not be left behind today. I focused on a workout to keep everyone together and leave no man behind. I figured this was also a chance to teach a few newer guys some tips in Qing.
Also, we had an FNG today. He was late and he then proceeded to sit in the truck for a few minutes. Possibly he was contemplating if he made the right decision to post as we were knocking out a set of Monkey Humpers? Very possible. As Spackle went to get him, he finaly shut the truck off and got out. ‘BOUT DANG TIME!!!! Welcome FNG Bout Time.
It was a thorough and complete warmup. Unfortunately, Westside was not there so I am not going to tell him all the details. He needs to show to know!!!!
Mosey to the bottom of the lower parking lot. One way to keep everyone working together is doing AMRAP. All men can work at their pace and everyone can push themselves. The exercises were:
40 Freddie Mercuries
Run to the top of the parking lot and back. Repeat for 15 minutes AMRAP
Quick rest! Next, we “practice” picking up the Six. Sometimes, you just have to remind guys to get the Six.
Lunge Walk to every other parking line, 10 Mountain Climbers (count right-leg)
When you get to the end, go back to the 3rd guy behind you and finish with him. When you finish again, go back to the 3rd guy and continue to do so until everyone finishes together.
Next, Bear Crawl to every other parking line, 10 Big Boys. Same rules as before. In hindsight, the roughest parking lot in Gaston County was probably not the best place for well over 100 Big Boys and I have a Folsom Tramp Stamp to prove it.
To the Ampitheater for some in-cadence work! Burpees while I pick up the Six!
Counting reps is a challenge when you are not a bat flipper yet find yourself Qing the toughest of HIM. However, it is a great way to keep guys together and it pushes you. Let the Q juice flow! Time was running short so I did 2 sets each rather than my plan of 3.
25 LBCs IC
20 Flutter Kicks IC
15 Shoulder Taps IC
10 Hip Slappers IC
10 Dirty Hookups IC
Return to Parking Lot. Time.
Prayer requests: Turtleman, SA, Pappy, my cousin. YHC took us out in a BOM.
Moleskin: Put extra focus on picking up the Six today. It is a great way to encourage other men! I am going to lead by example and do better myself. Don’t be too surprised or take it personally if I call you out for not picking up the Six.