Titan 01-31-2018: Sprints in the Blue Blood Moon

PAX: Porcelain, Blue Mule, Third Degree, T-Cell, CCR (Co-Q), and Brother-at-law (Co-Q)

6 PAX came out to get some grunts in under the largest moon in the history of the entire universe (apparently 3% larger than a normal moon).  It was inspiring.

WOR: Jog part about half of the mile loop with 20 burpees incorporated before landing at the field for some stretches.  SSH x 20 IC, BAC f/r x 10IC, Windmill arms f/r x 10IC, GM x 10IC, WMH x 10IC.

Mosey to the parking lot for partner sprint suicides:

Partner One sprints a three light pole suicide (sprint to light pole 1, run backwards to start, spring to light pole 2, run backwards to start, sprint to light pole 3, run backwards to start).  Partner two performs exercises until Partner one tags him out for his share of sprints.  Exercises were: 1) mountain merkins; 2) jump squats; 3) carolina dry docks; 4) jump lunges; 5) flutter kicks; 6) atomic merkins; 7) pulsing sumo squats (now Blue Blood Moon Squats I guess, we are workshopping the name).

CCR tagged in for the last 15 minutes to bring us one home.

Mosey over to the covered picnic tables for some D’Mish Lateral Movement Sevens (TM).  Burpees on one end, walking lateral squat to next stop before completing jump squats.  Legs were a burning.

Close it out with AMRAP in one minute of each: 1) dips; 2) WWI’s; and 3) bench jumps.  Do it again.  Mosey to cars for COT.

Announcements: Check Slack for 3rd F signups by month.  I believe we are signed up through May now.  Excellent work.  First Friday lunch at the Cookery this Friday at 11:30.  CCR committed.  T-Cell can’t be there 🙁

Great to lead and workout with the men of Titan today.  It’s such a fun site that offers a lot of different opportunities.  In honor of the Blue Blood Moon, I leave you with “Blue As Your Blood,” off of the Walkmen’s phenomenal 2010 album Lisbon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mwhr2O7aYg.  Enjoy!

Titan 01-24-18

PAX: Porcelain, Blue Mule, Hambone, Third Degree, T-cell, Mickey Mouse, Bicentennial Man, Crawfish (Q)

8 PAX were in for a merkin fest on this relatively warm morning. The day started with mumblechatter about beards (always a worthwhile topic) since T-cell and Hambone both spontaneously shaved theirs. At the stroke of 0530 we were off for a long mosey around the south lawn to the east side of the Parthenon.

Warmorama: GM x 10IC, WMH x 10IC, SSH x 25IC, IW x 15IC, Hillbillies x 10IC, BAC f/r x 10IC, Seal claps x 10IC.

Mosey to Parthenon parking lot for a merkin ladder. Run to 1st light pole – 5 merkins. Run back to start. 1st pole, 5 merkins, 2nd pole – 10 merkins, 1st pole -5 merkins, back to start….5-10-15-10-5/5-10-15-20-15-10-5. 150 total merkins.

Mosey to outdoor ampitheater along West End for round 2. I think Blood Clot calls theses Oop D’oops. Dips, irkins & dirkins. Round 1, 1 rep of each. Rnd 2, 2 reps…Rnd 11, 11 reps. Got pretty brutal around round 4. Took a mosey break after Rnd 8 (it didnt really help) and came back to finish. 198 total reps.

Mosey towards Parthenon then AYG up Parman Pl Hill.

Mary: LBC x 20IC, Flutter kicks x 30IC, American hammers x 20IC, 1.5 minute plank progression.

Bullhorn: Shout out to Blue Mule for taking 1st place in his weight class at his most recent weightlifting competition. Shake that mans hand the next time you see him. Impressive, brother!



Titan 12/13/17

PAX: Porcelain, Big Brother, Crawfish (Q)

The clock ticked down to 5:28 and YHC was starting to think I was in for a cold, lonely solo-Q, but here comes the cavalry!  Grab the shovelflag and lets mosey. Around the PAC and back to the base of the Parman Pl hill.

WoR: SSH x 20IC, Squats x 15IC, Overhead claps x 15IC, High knees x 20IC, Butt kickers x 20IC, BAC f/r x 10IC

The Thang:

YHC read an article a couple weeks back about Herschel Walker and his workout philosophy. I’m not sure where he lives these days, but someone needs to EH that dude because he would be all about F3. The dude is obsessed with body weight exercises. He never lifted a weight in his life until his 3rd year in the NFL. He mainly only does 3 different exercises, but does massive numbers of reps (ie – 3500 merkins a day). He’s also a big fan of running, particularly sprints up hills and in sand. Today’s workout was a tribute to Herschel’s philosophy. We performed 3 rounds of exercises AMRAP until failure w/ a short run in between sets for recover R&R until time called by Q.

Rnd 1: Merkins w/ uphill run

Rnd 2: Big boy sit-ups w/ sand run on volleyball court

Rnd 3: Pull-ups w/ short mosey

50m sprint x 5

Moleskine: Thanks to Porcelain and Big Brother for showing up despite the subfreezing temperatures. Porcelain said the only thing that got him out of the fartsack was that he didn’t want YHC out there freezing alone. That’s what its all about. Thank you brother!

Bullhorn: Put together a TAK PAK for a kid in foster care – see Slack for details. Consider a donation in Job’s honor – more info to come. Warpath 1/6/18 in Franklin.



GrowSchool 2.0

0600 Time to Go…Couple of Stragglers coming in on Two Wheels
Mosey to Soccer field w side shuffle L/R, Politician, High Knees and Butt Kickers
WOR (Princess Aurora)
All IC
SSH X 20
The Dirty McDuece
Count off 1s and 2s to partner up
Round I
Merkins, Squats, Ola Dollies x 12 IC
Run 400M
Round II
Atomic Merkins, Lunges, LBCs x 12 IC
Run 400M
Round III
CDD, Jump Squats (OYO), Reverse Crunches x 12 IC
Run 400M
Round IV
Burpees (OYO), Jump Lunges, Flutter Kix x 12 IC
Run 400M
High Plank on Hill for some of the Genesis of F3 Nation.
Looooong Aunt Bea like wandering mosey around the football field, softball field past the playground through the woods, slalom through the red tips.
Plank Progression in parking lot. More on F3Nashville’s beginnings.
Cross country over to JOHS baseball field back up to rear parking lot. Plank progression on Leadership, Fartsacking and the like.
Why do they call it Mary, CCR? From the famous car ride scene in Something About Mary…look it up.
High plank, low plank, flutters x30 IC, American Hammers x20 IC, Mariah’s x13 IC, j-los x13 IC, 10 burpees oyo
Goal today was to replicate the Qs of OBT & DREDD of GrowSchools and GrowRucks of the past. Must say, think we nailed it! Great work by Qs to explain what we do, why we do it and how we do it. Nice work by the PAX in chiming in w the MC and hard work. Probably the most Forward Leaning Rest/Listening Position/High Plank on record.
Proud to be a part of this great group of men. Thank yall for your hard work and dedication to the reinvigoration of male leadership in our communities.
If anyone knows of some small men that may need this, please a little EH on em.
Lots of great stuff going on right now…many opportunities to serve. Please reach out to me if you feel led to serve in any of the roles we mentioned this am or in any other way we would love to help.
I will get all of the GrowSchool info in one document and see about getting it on the interwebs.
Bagger Vance
Bicentennial Man, Brother @ Law, Right Said, PA, CCR, Floppy Disk, FTTAL, TOGA, T Cell, Traffic Jam, HiViz, Bad Boy, Pappa Lock, Frugal McDugal, Life Champ, Dupree, Numbtucks, Nimbus 2K (FNG), Black Lung, Hambone, Crawfish, PreVac, Lewd Wig, Foggy Pirate, Chum, Vegemite, Big Stick, Deep Dish, Cowboy, BV

Ghosts of Swerkins Past

Titan – 11/1/17

PAX: Bad Boy, Blue Mule, Porcelain, Third Degree, Crawfish (Q)

Conditions: High 40s w/ a drizzle progressing to outright downpour.

Short mosey around PAC.

Warmorama: SSH, squats, IW, BAC f/r

Elevens: Pull-ups & swerkins w/ lunge walk between stations (BB title comes for jangling swing chains – credit to Porcelain).

Mosey by the cars to grab YHC’s ruck and head to the Parthenon Ave hill. PAX take turns running around hill loop with ruck while other PAX perform AMRAP of exercise called by runner.                                                                                                            Rnd 1: Plank jacks, squats, overhead claps, imperial walkers, carolina dry docks Rnd 2: America hammers, WWIIs, V-ups, shoulder taps, hello dollies

Mosey back to launch point and finish w/ 10 burpees/minute x 2 minutes.

Bullhorn: Check Slack for ruck training schedule. Prayers for The Kemps and new babies on the way.



Westeros – 10/30/17

PAX: Porcelain, T-cell, Megatron, Hi Viz, Third Person, Princess Aurora, Crawfish (Q)

Conditions: Winter is coming.

Mosey to west side of school. Warmorama: GM, WMH, Seal claps, Hillbillies, SSH

Mosey to tennis court for 4 corners: Merkins, flutter kicks, squats, imperial walkers. Round 1: 10 reps of each, lunge walk between corner. Rnd 2: 20 reps, bear crawl between. Rnd 3: 30 reps, broad jump between. Rnd 4: 40 reps, reverse mosey between.

Recovery mosey around carpool circle.

Partner drags x 2 across tennis courts.

Indian run back to launch point.

Mary: LBCs x 20, American hammers x 20

COT: Check Slack for upcoming Ruck training.





Titan 10-25-17

PAX: Bad Boy, Bicentennial man, Mickey Mouse, Third Person, Third Degree, Big Brother, Jackpot, Preacher man, Porcelain, Crawfish (Q)

Conditions: Brisk

Mosey around  south lawn to the east side of the parthenon.

Warmorama: SSH x 30IC, GM x 10IC, WMH x 10IC, BAC f/r x 20IC, High knees x 15IC, Butt kickers x 15IC

11’s on parthenon steps: Mtn climber merkins on bottom, Lt Dans at top w/ 2 burpee speed bump (shout out to Preacher man for going above & beyond by doing a final 11/0 set of merks)

Mosey to the playground. Partner up. 1 PAX runs around the PAC while 2nd PAX completes AMRAP pull-ups. R&R to a combine total of 100.

Mary: Flutter kicks x 30IC, J-Los x 20IC, LBCs x 21IC

Bullhorn: Great to see such solid numbers at Titan, especially on a chilly morning. Keep it up men! Mickey Mouse ripped one so bad during name-o-rama that it made Third Person splash merlot. Happy Birthday, Bad Boy!! Thanks again to Porcelain for the parking lot coffeeteria. Continued prayers for The Kemp Family.



Titan – 10.11.17 – “Too Sexy”

QIC: Right Said/Princess Aurora

PAX: Hi-Viz, Stein, Third Degree, Big Brother, Tesla, Porcelain, Blue Mule, Jackpot.

With Right Said ready to pop that Q cherry, I did my best to offer my support. It went something like this:

The Thang:

Mosey around the Parthenon parking lot with various agility exercises and circle up for the COP:

  • SSH
  • Merks
  • LBAC
  • SnL Squat

Head on over to the Hill of Sisyphus for a classic round of 11’s. Jumps Squats at the bottom and Merks at the top.

Handed things over to Right Said who took the party over to the other side of the Parthenon where we promptly got right back to business with a bit of Dora 1-2-3.

PAX finish just in time to mosey back for the COT/BOM. Easiest Q/VQ ever.


It was great to be back out at Titan and see so many new faces. I’m hoping to see some of them at other workouts throughout the week as well. Glad to help Right Said with his VQ, and lucky for him, I encroached enough on his time that he’s got plenty of unused ideas for his next Q!


I’ll say it again: GrowRuck. 11/18. Chattanooga. Do it.

Titan 10/04/17

Q: Crawfish

PAX: Bicentennial Man, Blue Mule, Stein, Jackpot, Tesla, Big Brother, Reveille, Right Said

Lots of new faces today. Introductions were made and we were off.

Mosey down around new amphitheater and back to the south lawn.

Warmorama: GMA x 10IC, SSH x 20IC, Toy soldiers x 10IC, BAC F/R x 10IC, Seal claps x 10IC, WMH x 10 IC

Mosey to swing sets for some circuits: Pull-ups x 5, Hanging knees to elbows x 10, Swerkins x 15, Jump squats x 20, LBCs x 25. R&R but sub burpees for knees to elbows. Slow recovery mosey around playground then R&R again.

Mosey to the parthenon. Lunge walk to the opposite end.

Seeing the red, white & blue lights decorating the parthenon, what else could we do but Merkins. 10 merkins, run across the lawn, 9 merkins, run, 8 merkins, etc, etc.

Short recovery then AYG to the top of the Parthenon Ave hill & 10 burpees.

Mary: Flutter kicks x 20IC, American hammers x 20IC, 2min plank progression.

COT: Nice work today men. Great to have all the new guys out. Keep working hard and you will get better. It is an honor to lead you. Sign up for GrowRuck. Continue to pray for The Kemps, Texas, Florida and Vegas.



Bodybuilders at Titan

PAX: The Jeweler, Stein, Right Said, Blue Mule, Big Brother (FNG), Olan Mills, Tesla (FNG), Reveille (FNG), Third Degree, APU (F3 out of town — I forget where), Jackpot (FNG), Third Person (QIC)

A full dozen came out to Titan to see what the morning brought. Nice to see such strong number, including  a bunch of new guys.

Start off with 10 burpees right at 5:30 to get the blood flowing. Long mosey to the other side of the Parthenon for

WOR (all IC): SSH x 20, GM x 10, WMH x 10, Toy soldiers x 10, LBAC forward x 15, LBAC reverse x 10


Figured it was time to reintroduce the 8 count body builder to the PAX. We did 10 OYO then broke it down Dora style. All PAX partnered up. The idea was partner 1 would run around the Parthenon while partner 2 did an exercise and flapjack. 150 merkins, 150 plank jacks, 150 jump squats per partnership — after finishing each set of 150, 10 bodybuilders to be completed before moving on to the next exercise. A lot of MC/confusion/standing around about when to do the body builders. I probably could have explained it better. It all got figured out in the end.

10 more jump squats as a group and then mosey to the playground.

Pull up time. Each PAX grabbed some bar and did 10 pull ups, lap around the porta-pottys, 8 pull ups, lap, 6 pull ups, etc. Plank and wait

Everyone finished just in time for 3 MOM. Flutter kicks x 30 IC, LBC x 30 IC, Plank x 1 min. Fin



-Great to see numbers at Titan. Tclaps to Olan Mills for EHing 3 guys. Welcome to Big Brother, Tesla, Reveille and Jackpot — ask them about their names at the next work out. Apologies to Reveille who was running around the park looking for the shovel flag, which we didn’t have, before he found us. I blame Crawfish

Continued prayers for Grease Trap and family


Third Person