Spontaneous Q

It was a gloomy morning on the Hill for a fun spontaneous q from yours truly, Frugal Macdoogal.

PAX: Frugal Macdoogal (QIC), Pop-A-Lock, Umbrella, Bagger Vance, Funyuns, Blood Clot, Too Tall, Big Bang, Tampa Libra, Skidmark, Vegemite, Cowboy, Money Shot, PreVac

WOR:

Mosey to the football field.

SSH x 10; WMH x 10; GM x 10; Forward BAC x 10; Reverse BAC x 10; Overhead Claps x 10; Shoulder Press x 10; Seal Claps x 10

THANG:

Football Field Suicides: Start on goal line. Run 5 yards and do one merkin; run back to goal line and do one deep squat.  Repeat increasing 5 yards and one merkin/deep squat each time.  Work up to running 100 yards and 20 merkins then running back to goal line and finishing with 20 deep squats.

PreVac led abs until all in.

Partner up.

Exercise 1: Partner Hamstring Curl x 20.  Partner One lays on ground in merkin position and pushes up to kneeling position using hamstrings to curl up then returns back down to starting position as controlled as possible to work hamstrings.  Partner Two provides weight on ankles to assist.

Sprint to the 50 yard line and back for Partner Two.

After both partners have gone, rinse and repeat at 10 reps each.

Exercise 2: Partner Leg Throws x 20. Partner One lays on ground on back holding the ankles of Partner Two.  Partner One then kicks their legs up to Partner Two’s chest and Partner Two pushes legs back down.  Partner One stops legs before they hit the ground to work abs and then kicks back up.

Sprint to the 50 yard line and back for Partner Two.

After both partners have gone, rinse and repeat at 10 reps each.

Exercise 3: Burpee Broad Jump x 50 yards

MARY:  5 Minutes of Abs – each PAX chooses an ab exercise to lead until time is called.

10 Burpees OYO

COT

Great work today fellas!  There were some announcements about some biscuit run and some other dates that I’ve forgotten, but I’m sure BV has slacked about it, so check it out.

As a reminder, we’re planning on having a quick devotion after each Hill workout.  Today, BV shared about our calling as husbands to love our wives like we do Jesus and be intentional in our relationship with them.  It was a great work and encouragement to me as I definitely give leftovers too often when things get busy.   Pop-A-Lock will be sharing next week, but feel free to sign up on the Q signup beside The Hill workout Q signup.

Blessings,

Frugal

Westeros – 02/19/18 – “Friends and Lovers”

QIC: Princess Aurora 

The PAX: Hi-Viz, T-Cell, Pop-A-Lock (LIFO), Crawfish, En Fuego, Blue Mule

It was a veritable steamy morning chock full of lessons in love at Westeros. 7 men came.

The Thang:

In need of a little blood flow to get things started, 6 PAX took off on a quick mosey from the parking lot when who should appear coming in hot but our dear LIFO, Pop-A-Lock. Continue to lawn outside of the gymnasium and circle up for some foreplay filled with laughter (isn’t it always?).

  • SSH x 69
  • LBAC F x 15
  • Air Press x 15
  • LBAC R x 15
  • Chinooks x 15
  • Squats x 20 finished with 20″ air chair

Take a quick lap to get focused before inserting ourselves into the main event.

For this portion, we focused on control, lowering slowly to 4 ct cadence:

Split Squats x 9 e/s

SL Deadlifts x 9 e/s

Take a lap, then RnR slowing our tempo down even more.  Another lap, then, because it’s always advisable, we upped the rhythm AND the duration. 20 reps each exercise, followed by one more lap to regain our composure.

Over to the jungle gym to work on our pushing and pulling out in this wonderful weather. 10 pull-ups followed by 10 merkins. 9 pull-ups, 9 merkins…all the way down to 1 of each, resting as needed.

After some brief fumbling around, we finally got situated again for the final stretch. To work on our power, 3 sets of 10 dragon flags and 10 glute bridges. A lucky female pedestrian was able to take it all in before continuing on her stroll. I’m sure we all would’ve stopped to let her go by, but our eyes were closed and we were past the point of no return.

One final sprint to the finish and we circled up for a much needed cooldown with a glute melting 7-way hip progression complete with awkward moans, groans, and sighs of relief.

COT/BOM

Moleskine:

Starting a gofundme for Pop-A-Lock’s new alarm. Pop-A-Clock?

Thanks for enduring the awkwardness and inconsistency with the Q today. This has never happened before, I swear.

Bullhorn:

Memorial ruck on 3/4 for Jerome Gonzalez, a GRT who tragically passed after collapsing during the Bragg Heavy. Consult Pop and Slack for details.

Prayers for The Jeweler and his wife as they navigate some hardship.

Clear your calendars for Saturday, June 23. YHC is planning a community service CSAUP: Nashville’s inaugural brew ruck. This will be a fun event that does some good, too!

Also, while you have your calendar out, go ahead and save September 22 for what will be a truly epic CSAUP. I mean it

PA out.

 

Cruel Hall 02/16/18 – Knowing is Half the Battle

QIC: Vegemite

PAX: Bagger Vance, PreVac, Ludwig Von Oshkosh, Big Stick, Floppy Disk, Skidmark, Olan Mills, Edible Arrangements, Black Lung, Razor (Venus), Tidy Cats, Rooster, Swampfox, Accounts Receivable, Yard Sale, Foxtrot Talks A Lot, Frogger, Offshore, Brother-at-Law, 3rd Degree, Spider Bite, Balloon Knot (FNG), Sandlapper (FNG) (Missing two on this list — ping me on Slack if I didn’t include you.)

YHC’s first solo Q saw 26 HIM up bright and early for a little Cruel Hall action. As there were two FNGs today, BV suggested I drop the disclaimer before a quick mosey out of the parking lot and back around for today’s WOR:

SSH x15 IC
Slow and Low Squats x12 IC
Good Mornings x10 IC
Willie Mays Hayes x10 IC
Calf Stretch x10 IC
Baby Arm Circles x10 IC
Reverse BAC x10 IC

PAX counted off by twos, and the 1s looked to their left to find their partner for the day. Then we all moseyed down to the bottom of the bus loop for an explanation of today’s THANG:

A documentary series on Netflix called The Toys That Made Us inspired today’s workout. If you were a kid in the 80s, you owe it to yourself to check it out. One of the toys they covered was G.I. Joe, so what better way to take everyone back to their childhood than by working together to defeat Cobra. This was a variation on B.O.M.B.S., and I’ve listed the modifications below:

Cobra - A ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

C: Carolina Dry Docks x150
O: Overhead Claps x200
B: Big Boy Situps x200
R: Reverse Lunges x200
A: Americans (AKA Merkins) x150

Partners worked together to complete all reps. Partner 1 started the exercises while partner 2 ran the bus loop. Flapjack that until each team completed all reps. Teams planked and waited for the six.

Once we finished that up, YHC realized there wasn’t enough time to properly pay tribute to one of the most B.A. characters in the G.I. Joe universe, Snake Eyes. Don’t worry, we might revisit my plan for him at some point in the future.

Instead, we moseyed back to the playground area for 80 rows split among each team. Partner 1 started while partner 2 did AMRAP merkins. Once we finished that up, we moseyed back up to the parking lot to end the week like Ludwig started it. We actually finished two rounds of his excellent Bear Crawl/Crawl Bear Suicide and Burpee Extravaganza. Partner 1 started off with the Bear Crawls, while partner 2 did AMARP burpees — we flapjacked that after P1 finished.

Somehow during the Bear Crawls/Burpees, the timer on my watch stopped. It seemed strange that there was always 5 minutes left every time I looked down at it. After the suicide/burpee combo, MARY consisted of 20x Flutter Kicks followed by 20x Hello Dollys. Fortunately, someone else knew it was time to stop after that.

COT:
Keep Prevac and his wife in your thoughts and prayers. She’s been dealing with dizziness, head/neck pain, and nausea due to some inflammation in her mandible. Also, please continue to keep Ludwig and his wife in your thoughts and prayers. Last Friday was one year out from her brain tumor surgery.

I appreciate y’all allowing me to Q, and I’m looking forward to more in the future.

SYITG,
Vegemite

A Balmy Morning At Bomber

PAX: 3rd Person, Porcelain, Ebola, Firefox, Vector, EnFuego, Pop-A-Lock (LIFO), Bad Boy, T-Cell, Princess Aurora

QIC: Hi-Viz

11 HIM ignored the siren’s song of the fartsack and were rewarded with a rare 70-degree February morning in Sylvan Park, along with burpees, bear crawl, and a fair amount (2.2+ miles by my count) of running.

Quick mosey to the pub parking.

SSH X 25 IC
Good Mornings X 10 IC
IW X 15 IC
Hillbillies X 15 IC
WMH X 10 IC

THANG:

Mosey to Edley’s for People’s Chair. (Wait, is that Pop-A-Lock coming in hot? Indeed!)

Mosey to the top of the hill for 7s. Burpees at the top. Jump Squats at the bottom. The change of direction and longer run was a definite crowd pleaser.

Mosey to the Murphy Bench. One PAX runs to the roundabout for a bear crawl lap and back, while the remaining PAX perform a dealer’s-choice exercise. Burpees, Durkins, Crawl Bear, Lt. Dans, VeryBigArmCircles (VBAC???), etc. (YHC is running short on memory and time to recall all of them. Great variety, however.)

Mosey to home base for Mary. 

Hello Dollys X 20 IC
LBC X 25 OYO
Plank
J-LOs to Finish

Done.

NOR/COT

Good spirits and great work this morning, men. Always a pleasure to hang with you.

BOLO for details on PA’s BeerRuck coming this June. Should be a good time. Also, he’s planning a September CSAUP.

Also, check out the Slacker for 3rdF opportunities and snag one if you’re interested in Qing one of your own.

SYITG.

Viz out.

 

STUCK ON CAPSLOCK

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QIC: CAPSLOCK

PAX: Bagger Vance, PreVac, Lewd Wig, El Maestro, Big Bang, Black Widow, Big Stick, Karamazov, PopALock, Floppy D, Funyuns, Skidmark, PSL, Olan Mills, Edible Arrangement, Cowboy, Black Lung, Razor, Vegemite, Cathy*

*I am leaving out a pax, investigation is ongoing

22 HIM rose and show for some Mid-30 degree fun at Sir E this morning. Light MC before capri lap around the parking lot and back for a little WOR all IC:

LBCs x 10 front

LBCs x 10 reverse

BAC x 10 front

BAC x 10 reverse

Seal claps x 10

Air presses x 10

Deep squats x 10

Good Mornings x 10

Willie Mays Hayes x 10

THANG:

Mosey across the street to the Ag Center to the right base of the circle drive. En route, little MC from BV assuming which exercises YHC didn’t care for, more on that later.  Pax to run AYG up the hill, lunge in front of the mansion, jog back, plank for the 6. All in. 5 squats OYO.  Face the “pond” (BV contests this description) and shuffle AYG up the hill, butt kickers in front of the mansion, plank for the 6.  All in.  5 squats OYO. Face the flagpole, shuffle AYG up the hill, high knees in front of the mansion and jog back for the 6.  All in. 5 squats OYO.  Back peddle up the hill, lunge in front of the mansion.  People’s chair for the 6.

Mosey to the museum lot. All pax line up at base line for merkin suicides.  Run to island 1 for 25 diamond merkins, back to base line.  Run to island 2 for 25 wide-base merkins, back to base line.  Run to island 3 for 25 regular merkins and back to base line.  All in

Mosey back to Church playground and borrow Tidy Cats fence for leg lift/ alabama prom date 11s.

Crap, still 10 minutes left.

20 pull ups, 20 Irkins, 20 rows OYO. Lt Dan to top of the hill for some…

Mary:

20 SSH in cadence just for BV’s assumption from earlier

Tempo Merkins x 10

Flutter Kick x 20

Tempo Squat x 10

Time.

NOR/BOM

Praise: So amazing to have our friend and brother El Maestro back out there this morning.  Fingers crossed we get to see more of him very soon!

The title of today’s workout was inspired by the origin of my F3 name, given to me by Blue Mule.  One time when I was in law school, someone told me that listening to me argue a case was like listening to someone stuck on CAPS LOCK.  While it was so accurate I couldn’t be offended, it made me think about the way I communicate to make a point.  Short story, if you’re loud and passionate about everything, you’re loud and passionate about nothing.  As we enter the Lenten season tomorrow, let us remind ourselves that there is a time and place for loud words, but equally a time and place for impactful actions.

The pleasure, this morning, was entirely mine.

SYITG,

CAPSLOCK

 

12 February 2018 5 7 19 21

32 ish degrees as the 5 RedPillers anxiously awaited the arrival of YHC.  Disclaimer given at 0530 and off we went down Bowling Ave up to the Bowling Ave. entrance of WEMS.

WOR:
SSH x 21, Imperial Walkers x 5 Squats x 7, GMA x 7

Thang:

The numbers 5, 7, 19 and 21 would be integral to today’s workout as we made our way down Bowling to Woodmont to Sharondale to Elmington and back to StartEx.

Head down Bowling to Whitworth Entrance for

5 Burpee’s, 7 merkins, 19 plank jacks, 21 mountain climbers

To Richland Place (?)

5 Burpees,  7 reverse Burpee’s, 19 lunges, 21 jump squats

To Woodmont and Bowling

5 Burpee’s, 7 downhill burpees, 19 donkey kicks, 21 lunges

Guardrail on Sharondale

5 Burpee’s, 7 reverse Burpee’s, 19 Irkins, 21 Dirkins

To Sharondale and Elmington

5 Man makers, 7 merkins, 19 lunges, 21 jump squats

To Whitworth entrance on Elmington

5 Curb thrusters, 7 curb dips, 19 curb thrusters, 21 Dirkins

To Whitworth Racket Club (where YHC plans on making a sales call later today)

5 Bear crawl merkins, 7 merkins, 19 squats, 21 walking lunges (starting to feel unwelcome)

Back to StartEx for Endex

Mary:

Plank, Beast R/L, Flutter kix, Mariah Carey R/L

Time

PAX: Bicentennial Man, Bad Boy, T Cell, Third Person, Hi Viz, Bagger Vance (QIC)

NMM:

Always good to explore the space and see some PAX that don’t make it out to The Shire much.

The importance of 5 7 19 21 is that on May 7, 1921 the site we ran around was Chartered as the original location of Richland Country Club which was formerly Nashville Country Club.  Fun facts can be found at https://richlandcm.wordpress.com/club-history/

A point was made to re EH PAX that had been out a while, Megatron, Right Said, Butch Please, etc.

BH:

F3 Nashville Serves Qd  by Dupree has lots of neat things coming up, please reach out to me or him directly for more info.

YHC,

BV

02/05/18 The Boro

QIC: Nuggets
PAX: Aristotle, Iditarod, Schnitzel, Yosef, Papa Juan, NPR, CDL, Scraps, Noble Virus, Grohl.

Started the morning with a mosey around the inner square followed by some politicians and some slide shuffles.

WoR:

X15 Good Mornings IC
X15 Imperial Walkers IC
Handful of washers and dryers
Baby Arm Circles increasing in size.

It:

PAX joined together to Settle Catan through some hard labor.

PAX travelled to each corner of the square for a different exercise (Merkins, Squats, WWI’s, and Lunges). A singular die was rolled to determine the quantity of each exercise (number rolled x 5 = quantity).

After 5 sets, Catan was effectively settled.

Next PAX competed in a 1v1 hand-smacking-plank tourney. Iditarod took the cake in the finals vs. Scraps.

Then PAX hit the curb for a bear crawl, 10 shoulder touches, crawl bear, and 10 merkins. Rinse and repeat.

Then a duck walk, 10 squats, a walk duck, 10 more squats. Rinse and repeat.

Rounded out with an ab circle with a twist of rolling the dice for quantity (number rolled x 5 = quantity)

CoT & BoM.

Detention 02-12-2018 – Station to Station

A pretty bold virgin solo-Q on my part insofar as I trotted in at 5:42.  Did you know you can turn an iPhone alarm on silent?  Heat went out in the Lenihan household this weekend so the boy was sleeping in our room with a space heater.  Tried to turn my alarm as quiet as possible.  Indeed.  Many thanks to Ludwig for kicking it off in my absence.  Here it is.

PAX: Sorry I missed the first few, was fumbling with my phone: Calf Killer; Off Shore; Skid Mark; Floppy D; Braveheart; Walter White; CAPSLOCK; Frogger; Black Widow: Vegimite; Shanked (that can’t be right, I’m sorry); Homeboy; Yard Sale; Pop a Lock; Umbrellla; PSL; Lunch Lady; Numb Tucks; Dupree; Ludwig; Brother at Law (QIC basically)

Ludwig kicked off the mosey and WOR: Moseyed around the bus loop with some lunges up the hill sprinkled in. Circled up in parking lot.  Disclaimer; at which he apparently said things were getting scary if I didn’t show up, which explains more than one person thanking me for showing up late I guess?

WOR

20 SSH
10 BAC/RBAC
10 Good Mornings
10 WMH
10 Butt Kickers
10 High Knees
10 Tempo Merkins

THANG:

Partner up for some bear crawl/crawl bear suicides.  P1 performs suicide across width of parking lot, while P2 performs called exercise until P1 returns. Round 1- burpees, but then I arrive….

Today’s big event was inspired by Bowie’s seminal 1975 album Station to Station.  Count off 1 to 4 and find your group.  Mosey to pavilion while 4’s grabbed coupons.  Groups break out to corners of the pavilion for your respective stations.  Each station included five exercises, each performed for one minute, with a ten  second rest between each exercise.  We were supposed to mosey after the completion of each station, but because somebody showed up late, we only got to do it once.  Rotate to the next station after mosey.  Stations were:

Station 1 (legs): Jump Squats; Jump lunges; Lt. Dumps; Sumo Pulse; Jump Squats

Station 2 (core): Plank jacks; WWI; LBCs; Flutter kicks; Mountain climbers

Station 3 (merkin medley): Merkins; Burpees; Dips at benches; Atomic merkins; Carolina dry docks

Station 4 (coupon): Swings; Squat and press; Single leg deadlift; Mariah’s (with or without coupon); American hammers.

Fin.

Announcements: Harvard tour graduate Calfkiller is starting a 4:30 AM nude summer workout, check Slack for details.  3rd F service projects are available (I believe) from June and forward, so think about partnering up and signing up.  February announcement from Floppy and CCR was either “pending” or “impending”.  I couldn’t hear, but that’s definitely a big difference so I should have asked.

Moleskine: Thanks to CCR for signing me up well in advance for my first solo Q.  Thanks to Ludwig for salvaging my first solo Q.  Thanks to Bagger for going to Westeros so that I was spared a deluge of shit talking while trying to get my wits about me in the Pavilion.  That’s kind of what it’s all about right there.

Brother-at-Law aka Brother-late-law (props Calfkiller).

Flood WOD 10 February 2018

PAX: Cowboy, Pop A Lock, Edible Arrangements, Crawfish, Hambone, Bagger Vance

QIC: BV

5  HIM canoed over to Stonewall this am for what would be the mostest moistest Q we’ve had in some time.  YHC had a change of garments for post Pre but really, what’s the point, right?

Disclaimer laid out and we headed over to Picnic Area 1 to drop off our tunes and turned northeast to head to the Brickpile.  Each PAX instructed to grab two turn of the last century, probably important and valuable bricks and head back to PA1.  Hey, there’s Cowboy, someone grab him two also. Make that 6 HIM that canoed over to Stonewall.

Carefully place bricks in PA1 and head over to the least soggy area we could find for

WOR:

SSH, HB, IW, Squats, GMA x 10 IC

Thang:

Very simple upper, lower and gut exercises.  Not so complicated but will prove to be very effective.  Three Evolutions lasting 15 minutes with work performed EMOM.

Evo I –

10 Merkins, 10 Reverse Thrusters on 6, 10 Thrusters (all w Bricks)

1 min break

Evo II –

10 Merkins, 10 Flutter Kix (ea leg 20 total), Bulgarian Split Squat w Bench squat mixed in from min 5-15

Evo III –

10 Merkins, 10 Lunges, 10 LBCs

All in, return bricks to pile and head back to PA1.

Plank for 6

Time

NMM:

Very simple, very effective routine.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated and bizarre to kick ass.  I am not a great Math guy but that adds up to about 450 Merkins…should feel it in the AM.

Pop and Hambone were heading to PWP for a Nashville Ruckstars post for 6M.  Trails should be good for that.

We partnered up to hold each other accountable and to push through.  It always helps to have a standard and accountability.

T Claps to the 6 who ignored the Sky Qs shower and got out anyway.

BH:

F3 Serve for Feb is being Qd by Dupree and Prevac…I think, reach out to Dupree for Details.

Keep Family Jewels in your prayers,  I am happy to share more in person if you would like.

I picked up a grey Nike vest at The Hill if anyone is missing one.

Need someone to step up and Q next Saturday at Stonewall…who will it be…

SYITG.

YHC,

BV

08 February Hill-evens

PAX: Angies List Killer, Billboard, Red Bag, Life Champ, Umbrella, PreVac, Vegemite, Skid Mark, Too Tall, Venus, FTTAL, Big Bang, Funyuns, Pop a Lock, Frugal McDugal, Tampa Libra, Dr. Smartt, CAPSLOCK, BV

QIC: Bagger Vance

23 met the HIM of F3 Nashville this am. 0529:30 call was given to get thyself ready to roll. 0530 Disclaimer dispensed. Head out as some stragglers were streaming in. Quick mosey through the courtyard into the Amphitheater up the steps to the weight room. Each PAX grab a Med Ball, plank and wait in Amphitheater. All in, head out the other side and up to the Ticket booth dropping med balls in upper lot for

WOR:

SSH X 13 IC, GMA X 10 IC, IW X 10 IC, SQUATS X 10 IC, HB X 10 IC

Thang:

Simple 11s w 2X Speed Bumps

Squats at lower lot

Lunges behind concession stand at football field

Speed Bump 1 on way up 3 Med Ball or Sand Bag Burpees

Speed Bump 2 on way down 3 Med Ball or SNd Bag reverse Burpees

PAX instructed not to skip steps on way up and down … Penalty of 1 Burpee per skipped step. Apparently when YHC tripped that counted as a skipped step but everyone else hit every step 🙄

0608 PAX instructed to drop the running and finish reps in upper lot

0610 quick mosey back through FRA to return Med Balls

MARY

Plank for 90″

TIME

NMM:

Fantastic to have Red Bag back out with us this am. Kotters to Too Tall as well for being back. Yall be sure to Re-EH a brother you haven’t seem in a while. He will appreciate it and we will all be better for it.

A little MC from YHC during Mary RE: Standards and Accountability. It’s a dichotomy of sorts when you try to enforce Standards after you’ve told PAX to MAN (modify as necessary). Maybe that’s just a personal dilemma.  Anyhoo, great to be able to lead.

As you may expect PreVac was at the front of the lead lap along w Red Bag. May be time for a piss test for those dudes.

BH:
Devo for 5-10 Minutes post The Hill next week will be led by Frugal, YHC will take week II, need takers for the next couple weeks.

Get your Full EH on, the days are getting longer and warmer, now is the time to get some Sad Clowns out in the Gloom with us.

Look for launch info for Nolensville…@unt Bea, Numbtucks and Tebow will be the Redwoods down there.

Service Project for Feb reach out to Dupree

F3 Dads camp is shaping up nicely.  Look for more details coming soon.

YHC,

BV