Rain & Parking Lot Pain

Gloom Factor:  Dark and Rain…lots of it.

Pre-Party:  Nimbus and listening to the radio in our own cars debating whether or not we really wanted to workout in the monsoon.

PAX in Attendance:  Record attendance – Glengarry, Nimbus1500, and Creeper!

Warm Up: None.  Too much rain and little patience for baby arm circles and side straddle hops.

Thang 1

Mosey to bridge and Bear Crawl the length of it.  Mosey to parking lot of Pork Belly Farmhouse.

Thang 2

Each assigned their own “Parking Curb” (not saying that’s the technical term for it).  4 exercises using the curb as a foundation:   Plank Merkins x 25, Merkins x 50, Loaded Beasts x 75 (each side = 1 rep), and 100 “Rapid Fire” (each foot = 1 rep); MOT between each set = Bear Crawl to other “Curb” across from starting point and Mountain Climbers x 25 (1 leg = 1 rep), Bear Crawl Back to starting point.

Thang 3

Round 2 with own “Parking Curb”. 4 exercises using the curb as a foundation: Carolina Dry Docks x35 (Nimbus termed them “Dry Dicks” but I remembered what the third F of F3 means, so I didn’t use it…well, I guess I just did), Merkins x 50, Squats standing on Curb x 75 and 100 “Rapid Fire” (each foot = 1 rep); MOT between each set = Walking Lunges to other “Curb” across from starting point and Loaded Beasts x 25 (1 leg = 1 rep), Walking Lunges back to starting point.

Thang 4
Mosey back to bridge and Bear Crawl all of it.  Mosey back to parking lot.

No coffeteria, no music.  Just rain.  Straight up prison workout.

Prayer Requests
Continued prayers for LMP’s wife and his brothers recovery, families still recovering from the tornado.
Announcements                                                                                                                                     Reminder that the end of this month is deadline to give to the Alvarez family

Thought of the Day:  John 16:16-33 “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”    In this time of uncertainty, fear of the unknown is crippling a lot of us.  While this coronavirus is something not to be taken lightly, this passage is a great reminder of where our focus should be.  We will have trouble in our lives.  All of us have ran into some before.   This time would be considered troubling.  It’s on us to lead with no fear showing others what faith looks like even though it’s tough to do.  Jesus kicked death in the face (that’s my redneck translation of the last sentence of the passage).  So let’s kick fear in the face and live our lives with no fear, faith, and a servant’s heart.

Titan – 03.11.20 – “Lost at home”

9 HIM posted for an old school Q in YHC’s first Titan post since the park renovation began.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: Black Lung, Cowbell, Crawlspace, DFrost, Drago, Right Said, Siri, Trap House


Medium mosey to greet the ducks and COP at the circle by the lake:

  • SSH
  • WMH
  • SnL Squats
  • LBAC F/R
  • Hillbillies
  • Imperial Walkers

Hop to the circle by Lizzie the Dragon for some bear crawls in cadence with breaks at each lightpost for 10 squats. RnR x 7 posts.

Indian Run to the Hill of Sisyphus for 11’s with Hand-Release Merkins up top and Jump Squats at the bottom.

Mosey to the playground for a 3-set pull-up routine working off individual max.

Mosey back to start for 3MOM:

  • Boxcutters
  • Flutter Kicks
  • LBCs



It’s been quite some time since YHC graced Titan with his presence, but it was good to be back at one of the OG AOs. Even with the ongoing construction, there’s still so much the park has to offer, and a love affair with the hill was rekindled.


  • TAP for sick, injured, and those displaced by tornado.
  • Encouragement to be smart about COVID 19 and to keep momentum going with serving those areas damaged by the tornado.
  • Statewide convergence October 16-17. 2nd F Friday night with a workout at 0700 at Bicentennial followed by a speaker. Get it on your calendar now so we can show up big!


Bomber 3-13-2020: 50

To celebrate the 50th birthday of YHC tomorrow, 16 PAX welcomed the day and enjoyed a 50 themed party

PAX:  PA, T-cell, Crablegs, Drago, Toothless, Bareback, en fuego, Cub Cadet, Pop-a-Lock, Hambone, Hi-Viz, Pumpkin Spice, Cunning Linguist (“The Colonel”), Porcelain, Dfrost, Vector (QIC)

Conditions:   Balmy, high-50s.

Playlist:  Turning 50 is a big deal that requires a big playlist. Music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and genres ranging from rock, country, folk, disco, new wave, and R&B.

In da Club – 50 Cent
Birthday – The Beatles
It’s My Party -Leslie Gore
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Respect – Aretha Franklin
What’s My Age Again?  Blink -182
1985 – Bowling for Soup
I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair – George Jones
A Little Respect – Erasure
Old Man – Neil Young
When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles
50 Ways to Lose Your Lover – Paul Simon
Happy Birthday – Altered Images

Warm-o-rama, Thang, Mary:  

50 reps each of

Seal Claps
Moroccan Night Clubs
Jump squats
Plank Jacks
Lunges x 2
Pull-ups and Box Jumps
Flutter Kicks (with AARP card relay)
J. Los
Freddy Mercurys


  • Prayers of thanks for Michelin Man’s 2.0 (a.k.a Training Wheel)
  • Prayers for those affected by last weeks tornadoes
  • October –> TN Convergence — be there!
  • And sincere thanks for the HIM and F3.  Days like today and times like these vividly illustrate the importance of F3 in our lives. Being an HIM, inspired by all of you, has made me such a better person and leader. This week (and the weeks to come) has benefited from my time with you. 50 is a big line to cross, but one I feel much more prepared to traverse. Keep pushing and inspiring me and each other. #ISI



Atlantis – 3.12.20 – “Bears on the Brain”

8 PAX did that hard thing and got better together while dealing with YHC’s bear fascination as of late.

PAX: Bareback, Crablegs, Dfrost, Pop-A-Lock, Pumpkin Spice, Right Said, Trapper Keeper

QIC: Cunning Linguist

Gloom Factor: Mild to non-existent. One might legitimately argue that it was ideal workout weather.

At 0529, YHC called out that One Minute Warning and then exactly one minute later, the Disclaimer was given (well, more like stumbled through, but we made it). Then, a quick mosey (into a slight mud puddle — my apologies, gents) all the way over to the farthest reaches of the lower parking lot at Atlantis for WOR.

15 x SSH
12 x LBAC
12 x rLBAC
12 x WMH
15 x SnL Squats

Next, YHC led a mosey to the near end of the parking lot for the first part of THE THANG.

Lately, all that YHC has been able to think about is “bears.” Literally. First, during the Moscow Mule workout at Westeros, we did tons of “Russian” Bear Crawls. Then, prior to the official cancellation of March Madness (now affectionately known as March Sadness),  YHC was thinking about my UCLA Bruins. And last but not least, I heard my buddy Cramer on Mad Money mention a “bear market” just last night. In other words, bears were everywhere in my mind. I had “bears on the brain,” one might say.

Because of this, our routines would likely include bear-related maneuvers, and the PAX would have to grin and –wait for it  — bear it.

I’ll be here all week, folks!

We started at the near end of the parking lot and individually performed Bear Crawls until the first lamp post.

Then, we sprinted to the second lamp post.

Next, we did Crawl Bears until the third lamp post.

Finally, we sprinted to the final lamp post. Rinse and repeat back to the start of THANG 1.

Simple, but effective.

After a brief countdown from 20-1, a mosey to the Bob Ross water tank for THANG 2.

Partner up as 1s and 2s for DORA 1-2-3.
1s run around the water tank, 2s perform:
100 x Merkins
200 x LBCs
300 x Squats
Tag in and out until completion.

With some time leftover, we took another mosey, this time to the upper parking lot (near STARTEX) for a bit of an experiment (before which, Pop-A-Lock called out “I love experiments,” or something to that effect). In fact, this was something I heard was created by our buddies at F3 Nolensville. So, we began THANG 3.

Bear Brawls
Keeping the same 1s and 2s from THANG 2, 1s get in Bear Crawl position, 2s put pressure on the shoulders of 1s for 3 rounds (and then alternating with each round).
Round 1, 50% resistance
Round 2, 75% resistance
Round 3, 100% resistance

This appeared to be well-received, as I heard some mumblechatter of approval amongst the PAX. If YHC played golf, he would likely give himself a golf clap right about now.

Then, very short mosey to STARTEX for Mary.

15 x Flutter Kicks
10 x Alabama Prom Dates
15 x Box Cutters
10 x American Hammers
12 x Freddie Mercury

At this point, it was 0615, so we called it a wrap and circled up for COT/ BOM.

Thank you to all who continue to show up when YHC is on the Q sheet. I continue to be humbled by the fact that you’d rather work out with me than ride the Peloton or go to the Y (not that there’s anything wrong with those things)!

-Thoughts and prayers were given for many folks, some of which were PAX-specific (including the Soft Shell Crab and the imminent Baby Pumpkin) and non PAX-specific.
-Congrats to Michelin Man and his M, as they had their “Training Wheel” this AM (and a Hat Tip to Bareback for the creativity).
-Let’s make a concerted effort to reach out to those who we haven’t heard from lately, as this coronavirus thing may be causing added anxiety amongst the PAX. Vector stated something similar in a recent Slack message of his, and YHC would like to second this concern.

This is your Colonel, signing off!

COVID-19 Racetrack 2020-3-12

PAX: Ochocinco, Umbrella, Faulkner, Old Fashioned, Soft Serve, Not a Sport, Backlash

QIC: Boone’s Farm


  • SSH x20
  • WMH x10
  • LBAC x10 F/R
  • Merkins x10


For those of us with kids in Wil-co schools out from COVID-19 reported in the county, we wanted to spread the joy.

Mosey to park for

  • pull-ups x19
  • Run 1 lap
  • RnR

Mosey to bottom of parking deck.  x19 of each exercise run up stairs to top of deck, run across top, down other stairs

  • C – Carolina DD
  • O – Original Merkins (creative license)
  • V – V-Ups
  • I – Iron Mikes
  • D – Dolly (Hello Dolly’s)

Completed 6 rounds before heading back to parking lot to finish.

Great work by all. Remember those who are sick and need of healing, those mourning over loss; we also are joyful with Not a Sport’s daughter becoming communicant member.  We grieve with those who grieve and rejoice with those who rejoice.

Always an honor,


AdeQuate Q


PAX: In Picture


Ssh, WMH, Scorps, Cherry Pickers

Count off to 4s

Hell in a Cell
15 X
1s – 8 ct BB
2s – Lt Dans
3s – Burpees
4s – Squat Jumps

Bear crawl baseline
Crawl bear alleys

All in, head to parking lot for Curbies
15-1 decline and incline Merkins
Bear crawl and crawl bear to and from each side of parking lot.

All in, mosey 1/4 way down greenway

hell in a cell on my count w a couple twists.

Mosey 1/2 up hill for some PreMature Mary and more Merks

Hit the lot for 54 Squats and circle up for Right On Time

Plank Progression
Flutter Kix X 50 IC
Plank some mo
Ola Dolly x 40 IC
Burpees on my count X 8ish


Great to see the PAX turnout in support of our Beastside Bros.

So, YHC lost his Weinke on the way over and had to improvise the Q. Was hoping my tunes would jog my memory but sadly had to defer to Big Stick who threatened to take his tunes and go home (turns out we all wish he had).

The theme was going to be a running heavy Q but thankfully, we just got to chill on the top side of the Buffalo.

Was also gonna Russian Roulette the tunes between 400mHz white noise on repeat, Beethoven and a bluegrass version of Taylor Swift’s greatest hits.

The consensus of the PAX was the MacGaugh’s donuts were better than anything YHC or Big Stick had to offer.


Prayers up for the displaced and hurting people of Middle Tennessee. Please look to slack or the Beastside Bros for more ways to help.

Families that need our prayers : Fogartys, Duffys, Sinclairs and surely more.

Great to hang w y’all. Look forward to coming back again soon.



The Pain Shed

Gloom Factor:  Dark with a little chill, but overall pleasant

Pre-Party:  Staples, Barney, Sweaty Palms…and I may be missing one because I’ve never showed up early enough for one of these to ask this question.

PAX in Attendance:  Deliverance, Staples, Best Balls, Barney, Sex Ed, Tebow, Nimbus 1500, MicDrop,  Creeper, Sweaty Palms, Ace, Typo Positive, Old Hickory, Hush Puppy

Warm Up:  Disclaimer, Side Straddle Hops, Arm Circles, & Light Stretching on your own

Thang 1  (“10’s)
Parking Lot Run – Light pole to Light Pole (approx. 30 yards) for total of 10 times (up and back = 2) for time – 1:00 minute.  Failed to make it w/ group punishment – Bear Crawl to Light Pole and Politician back to Light Pole

Thang 2  (“The Pain Shed” – where coupons live)
Partner work – 1 partner does coupon work, while the other moseys to concession stand and does 5 burpees.   Group repetitions until done.

1st Round – 20 Blockies, 40 Squat Thrusters, 80 Push Presses

2nd Round – 80 Swings, 40 Blockies, 30 Loaded Beasts

Mosey around football field and back to parking lot.

Thang 3 (20’s)                                                                                                                                              Parking Lot Run – Light pole to Light Pole (approx. 30 yards) for total of 20 times (up and back = 2) for time – 2:00 minute. Failed to make it w/ group punishment – Partner Wheel Barrels

Number Off/Name-a-rama/
Prayer Requests
Continued prayers for LMP’s wife and his brothers, Barney’s brother, Professor X’s family, and MicDrop’s wife
Serving opportunities to live out the 3rd “F” of F3 – Tornado disaster relief led by Kermit & TV Guide and Alvarez Family.

03.04.20 Feel the Burn (the Racetrack)

The morning after Super Tuesday, Tennessee didn’t “Feel the Bern,” but a larger than normal PAX felt the burn on a clear morning at the Racetrack. We started off with warmups as a few pre-party ruckers came in hot and ready for some work. YHC learned something: apparently there’s a whole exicon of different exercises to try, as referenced by some PAX tired of the repeated WWIs. Wait for the burn tomorrow gentlemen–it will all be worth it!

PAX: Old Fashioned, Soft Serve, CCR, Faulkner, Boone’s Farm, Black Widow, Toga, Umbrella, Bagger Vance, Marilyn (Willy Loman from Charlotte), Offshore, Not a Sport, Tampa Libra, Dr Smart, Ochocinco (QIC) / (hopefully I didn’t miss anyone, and apologies if I did)


  • 10 Good mornings (OYO)
  • 10 WMH (OYO)
  • 10 LBACs (IC) x2 (front and back)
  • 10 Arm Presses (IC)
  • 10 Michael Phelps (IC)

Thang 1: Mosey to Terraced Wall beside Uncle Julio’s

  • (15) Reps of each: Merkin, Wall Jump, Irkin, Wall Jump, Derkin*
  • (10) Reps of each: Merkin, Wall Jump, Irkin, Wall Jump, Derkin*
  • (5) Reps of each: Merkin, Wall Jump, Irkin, Wall Jump, Derkin*
  • *Run loop around Del Frisco’s and Uncle Julio’s after each round

Thang 2: Mosey to Parking Garage

  • Run up six flights to top deck
  • 25 SSH (IC) / 25 WWIs (R&R one more round)
  • Sprints length of each floor / mosey down ramp to next level
  • 25 SSH (IC) / 25 WWIs
  • Mosey back to start


  • Dealer’s Choice: Rotated PAX leading CORE exercises (LBCs, APDs, JLOs, Flutters, Hello Dollys, WWIs, Squats) until time expired.


  • Prayers for Tornado victims and how F3 can help / Looking at Friday meetup at the Buffalo /  Continued prayers for Fogarty’s and Charlie’s recovery / Prayers for Offshore’s friend in CA with a brain tumor and his able healing and recovery.

Gruesome Twosome

Gruesome Twosome

Temp: 32
Gloom: Nil

PAX: Deep Dish, Bagger Vance
QIC: “,”

Mosey up and around Sunnyside Mansion back to the parking lot.



Run 1/2 Mile up to Midtown Church then back to Picnic Area 1 for 1 mile total.

100 Pull-Ups
200 Merkins
300 Squats

Run 1/2 Mile out Clayton them back to PA1 for 1 mile total.

Crunching (LBC & Happy, Crunchy, Froggy)
Olá Dolly
Big Boy Bicycles
More Crunching
Putin Pounding
More Planking


NMM: There’s been many a day when I wanted to fartsack, when I figured I’d go on a solo ruck or whatever. That was the case again last night after seeing all of the other things happening today but I decided to nut up and Q. I am glad I made that decision as I had a full hour to hang with my man, Deep Dish.

It’s days like today that make me grateful for F3 and the HIM that I have gotten to know. Suffice it to say, Deep and I had a great talk about things that we all will face, have faced or are in the midst of. I encourage all of you to make that extra effort in the mornings when you don’t feel like it, you never know what you will learn from your Brothers and what you can share with them too.


BLIMPS over Brentwood

TEMP: 50
Gloom Factor: Nil
0529:45 Disclaimer

PAX: Toga, Umbrella, Black Widow, Boone’s Farm, Offshore, Bagger Vance

SSH, Windmills, HB, BAC F/R, WMH, Phelps x 8-10 IC

Mosey to GWP and explain the Thang. We will move around the path in Indigenous People Run fashion. Once YHC gets back to the front we will knock out some BLIMPS:

Lunge Walk
Imperial Squat Walkers
Plank Jax

RI – x 15
RII – x 20
RII – x 16
RIV – x 15

At this point our IPR broke down as YHC attempted to find a station for rows and or pull-ups. We finally stumbled upon a railing that would suffice at the front of the middle school.
Rows w Bros x 10,9,10

Back to the lot for Mary:
Pistol LBC X 20 IC
Plank progression x 2 Mins
FKIX / Ola Dolly x 30 IC
Plank Progression x 1 min
5 Burpees


Good tour of GWP and all that public schools have to offer in Wilco.
Pleasure to lead and be led.

Praying for all families, specifically The Fogarty family, The Duffy Family and The Sinclair Family. Prayers up for Glenn, TOGA’s friend who lost his wife suddenly at Christmas ‘19.