20s in 20 – 1/2/20

Pax: Crablegs, Defrost, High Flyer, Pumpkin Spice, and Trapper Keeper (QIC)

Gloom Factor: Not to cold and pre rain.

Disclaimer was given and off the PAX went with a little mosie around the side loop of the park and ended up at the back parking lot where we met back up with Crablegs after a parking tag exchange with his M.

Warm up:
SSHs x 20 IC
Squats x 20 IC
Good Mornings x 10 OYO
High Knees x 20 IC
Butt Kickers x 20 IC
Air Presses x 20 IC

PAX hung around the back parking lot for some 20s in 20. Same concept as 7s but augmented it to 20. The 2 exercises alternated between merkins/big boy sit ups. The starting point was at the first median where PAX started with merkins then traveled to 3rd light post to perform big boy sit ups. PAX hung around there for a majority of the time traveling betweens those to points. Work related, Pumpkin Spice had to cut out early. Indifference to time QIC shortened the last 2 rounds back to the 2nd light post so that we could complete and get back for stretching.

Total of 190 merkins and 190 big boy sit ups.

PAX headed back to shovel flag area and spent the last 3 minutes with a Crablegs inspired stretching session.

COT:                                                    Prayed for a friend of mine who has cancer. Please keep the him and his family in your prayers. Last name is Karrich.

Always a pleasure                  ~Trapper Keeper

12/12/19: Broad BOMBS

Location: Atlantis

Conditions: High 20’s

QIC: Pumpkin Spice

PAX: Crablegs, Wilbur (WL from Kingsport)



The brave HIM who united at Atlantis whilst others farsacked galore took off after a brief disclaimer into the dark loop around the field. A strange — but not atypical Atlantis happening — occurred on the mosey as we witnessed a car pull up and two people inside get some spooning in in the gloom. I wonder if this was Lunch Lady? He’s been known for his affinity for such practices (and was sadly missed, as is always the case in his absence).

Exercises for the WOR included:

  • SSH x 15
  • LBAC x 15
  • rLBAC x 15
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x 15
  • WMH x 15

The Main Event

The PAX moseyed to the long sidewalk that parallels the main entrance and received their instructions for Broad BOMBS.

  • PAX would Lieutenant Broad Jump up to the first telephone pole (~70 yards), then AYG sprint to the last telephone pole (~70 more yards)
  • Once at then of the sidewalk, a single exercise was performed for a pre-determined number of reps
  • Then PAX would Bernie back to the very start
  • Then PAX would do 10 more of the exercise for that round
  • Rinse and repeat these steps for all exercises, which included:
    • 25 Burpees
    • 50 Overhead Claps
    • 75 Merkins
    • 100 Big Boy Situps
    • 125 Squats (shortened to 50 for time)

The PAX then made their way back to the Shovelflag for the COR and NOR and COT.


  • We enjoyed having Wilbur out to join us. He is in town due to his mother being in the hospital here in Nashville, and our prayers go out to him and his family
  • More PAX need to take their DRP and keep Atlantis popping like the days of yore (i.e. Swaggy P). Let’s get out there gents!

– Pumpkin Spice

Nothing Wrong Here Officer: 12-5-19

PAX: Defrost, High Flyer, Pop-A-Lock, Pumpkin Spice, and Trapper Keeper (QIC).

Gloom Factor: Rather cold morning but not raining.

Gave disclaimer and then mosied around the back of park to the back parking lot for some warm up.

Warm Up:
LBACs × 12 IC
RLBACs × 12 IC
Overhead Claps × 12 IC
Mountain Climbers × 12 IC
Squats ×12 IC
SSHs × 12 IC

Mosied around the Bob Ross tank to the Pizza Hut shelter for the thang.

PAX started out at one corner of the shelter where 25 WW1s were completed. Then traveled via alligator merkins to the 2nd corner where 50 merkins were completed. PAX then traveled via walkimg lieutenant dans to the 3rd corner (During this time a metro police officer came over to investigate the suspicious activity going on. We asked him to join in but he declined. Maybe next time!) 3rd corner, 75 IPWs were completed, each side counting as one. PAX then crawl beared to the 4th corner where 100 squats were completed. After that, PAX broad jumped back to corner 1.

The PAX then stuck around the shelter for 50 merkins and 50 step ups, each side counted as one. This was repeated but the dropped the reps to 25 meekins and 25 step ups.

Next on to the swings where the PAX completed 25 swerkins and 25 down unders.

PAX then mosied around the front parking lot and end back at the starting point for mary.

LBCs × 25 IC
American Flutters × 25 IC
Flutter Kicks × 25 IC
J Los × 25 IC
Freddy Mercuries × 25 IC

Prayed for healing of Hipsters injury. Continued prayer for all those HIM who are injured and speed recovery.

~Trapper Keeper

Gonna Fly Now

PAX: Crablegs, Pumpkin Spice, TK, Toothless and En Fuego (QIC)

Conditions: Favorable

0530 and we see Pumpkin moseying in from the front porch.  Knock out a few SSH while we await his arrival.  Upon it, we disclaim, then YHC informs the PAX that on November 21, 1976, exactly 43 years ago to the day, Rocky opened in theatres in New York City.  The film was made on a budget of just over $1mm and went on to earn over $225mm, and set off a series of 7 more films that collectively earned 10 Academy Award nominations and 3 Oscars.  None obviously better than Rocky IV where Rocky nearly single-handedly ended the Cold War.  Today, we honor the GOAT that is Rocky Balboa with our Rocky-inspired workout.

Mosey around the loop and set up WOR in the lot under the lights.  In Rocky fashion, 12 jump ropes, 10 jabs, 10 Rocky Balboas, and 11 Butkus stretches (Rocky’s dog, looks quite similar to a Scorpion Stretch).  Total of 43 reps of WOR to represent the 43 years.  Move to the Thang:


30 minute AMRAP (As Many “Rounds” as Possible) of the following 8 circuits (for the 8 total movies), each with 24 reps, all picked due to heavy representation throughout the Rocky training montages and played to the beat of all the Rocky classics:

  • Merkins (single-hand if you can; last 3 of each round must be clerkins – as Rocky throws three clerkins in the Rocky I training montage amidst the single-hand)
  • Down-Unders – Atlantis’s way of doing a pull-up, a favorite of the Italian Stallion
  • From the swings, head to the water tank, where a 30lb ruck plate awaits for one lap around the tank (training montage I begins with Rocky running with coupons in hand)
  • Goblet squats utilizing 15lb coupon (Rocky squatting with the log)
  • Overhead presses utilizing 20lb ruck plate
  • Ivan Dragos – standing hammers utilizing 15lb coupon
  • WWIIs – Pax instructed to end with four count jab combo, props to TK, clearly not his first time delivering said combo.
  • Finish with a consistent in every training montage – the sprint.  No steps to represent Philly in Rocky I, we opt instead to sprint up the hill from the lot to Morrow Street.

After 30 minutes, we all barely answer the bell (thanks to the coupon runs around the tank) for 90 seconds of Mary – perform leg raises in cadence.  YHC instructed the PAX to imitate Rocky with only shoulder blades touching the ground – none of us obliged.

Time called and we head back for COT.  Prayers and congrats to Pumpkin with little one on the way.  Good luck to the PAX representing Nashville in the upcoming fitness contest.

Good work to all the PAX – Rocky would approve as it wasn’t an easy AMRAP.  Always great to be with the HIM of Atlantis.

En Fuego

The Playlist:

  • Gonna Fly Now – Theme from Rocky
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Burning Heart – Survivor
  • Hearts on Fire – John Cafferty
  • Training Montage from Rocky IV
  • No Easy Way Out – Robert Tepper
  • Living In America – James Brown




11/7/19: Fit-ish


Location: Atlantis

Conditions: 50s and drizzling

QIC: Pumpkin Spice

PAX: Crablegs, Lunch Lady, Pop-a-Lock, TK, Toothless

Today’s workout was a taste of the upcoming “Fittest Competition” facing the best Middle Tennessee has to offer in the way of High Impact Men.


The PAX made their way around the big loop, as is customary for a typical Atlantis Q. This was followed by some WOR in the dry refuge of the Pizza Hut.

Warmorama :

  • SSH x 15
  • LBAC x 15
  • rLBAC x 15
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x 15
  • WMH x 15

Following the WOR, the PAX immediately jumped into a Hand-release Burpee Apocalypse. 10… 9… 8… you get the picture. The PAX really enjoyed this one.

We then went for a mosey taking the long loop around Atlantis.

Next up was 100 yards of Bear Crawls. It was 60% of the way through this that YHC realized his bum shoulder still has a great deal of recovering to do in order to crawl like the days of yore. The PAX then Broad Jumped their way back the other 100 yards.

Then a second long loop mosey.

Next were 100 yards of high skips, followed by 100 yards of reverse high skips.

The PAX then moseyed their way to the Pizza Hut. We did 50 dips, then ring around the Mary. Exercises included:

  • Box Cutters
  • Cutter Boxes
  • Jane Fonda
  • Alabama Prom Dates
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Captain Thor
  • Crunchy Happy Flutters (this is not an exercise worth repeating, sorry Pop-a-Lock)


  • We got but a taste of the impending Fittest Competition. Hats off to the PAX who will endure this misery.
  • Bareback withdrew his HC at the 11th hour. We think he was busy crafting his impending masterpiece of a Q at Bomber tomorrow.
  • PA ghosted us with an HC no-show. We waited an extra 30 seconds, shed a tear, and moved on.
  • We reminisced the excellent Blue Ghoul workout from last week — it has been decided that Blue Mule will forever be the Nashville Halloween Q-master.


  • Continue to be praying for Bad Boy, Hipster, and Shadow who are recovering from injuries
  • Be on the lookout for an all-too-rare Lunch Lady Q at Atlantis next week!

– Pumpkin Spice

Atlantis – 09.12.19 – “Tour De Les Nations”

8 PAX did that hard thing and posted at Atlantis for an educational sightseeing adventure as they got better together.

QIC: Cunning Linguist
PAX: Crablegs, Pop-A-Lock, Pumpkin Spice, Lunch Lady, Right Said, Toothless, Trapper Keeper

Disclaimer was disclaimed at 0530 and then we embarked on a short mosey to the end of Morrow Rd for our WOR in front of Taqueria Juqulita, arguably the best Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood.


20 SSH

15 LBACs

15 rLBACs

12 WMH

10 SnL Squats

Following the WOR, we moseyed to Tennessee Ave and stopped to engage in The Thang, which YHC has affectionately dubbed the Tour De Les Nations.


Tour De Les Nations

Activity 1.
20 Merkins IC

Mosey along Tennessee Ave to 51st and stop at the intersection of 51st and Centennial Ave to point out arguably the best brewery in town for some Burp(ee)s.

Activity 2.
25 Burp(ee)s OYO

Brief mosey to The Nations Silo, arguably the most iconic landmark in the neighborhood, where YHC explained who the old man on the silo is and how he has contributed to the revitalization of The Nations.

Activity 3.
25 Squats
25 Imperial Walkers
25 Lieutenant Dans
25 Overhead Press

Mosey along Centennial, hard left onto California Ave and then left on 60th then crossover to Pennsylvania Avenue to make a pit stop outside of DFrost’s home to take a knee and pay our respects due to his new 2.0. A video shout-out arguably may have been filmed as well.

Mosey back to 61st then right turn toward the entrance to West Park

Activity 4
AYG Sprint from entrance of West Park to shovelflag.

Then, on our sixes for MARY.

15 Freddie Mercuries
20 LBCs
15 WWIs
12 Boxcutters

Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

This was a full 2.5 miles of Q-drenaline. I especially appreciated the motivational mumblechatter of the PAX (I am talking directly to you, Mr. A-Lock), and I was only further inspired to get out and Q more workouts!

Prayers for the healing of injuries to Pumpkin Spice, and for the 2.0s of DFrost and Porcelain

9/14 – F3 Nashville 5th Anniversary Spectacular at Stonewall. I’ll be there.

10/29 – Libeery at Fat Bottom Brewery in Les Nations. Time still TBD. Reach out to Crablegs for additional deets.

C.L. out – SYITG!

Frisbee Game Still in Need of Repair

PAX: Crablegs, Hi-Viz, T-Cell, Hipster, Pumpkin Spice, Toothless, Trapper Keeper, The Nanny, Lunch Lady, En Fuego (QIC)

Conditions: Favorable

YHC let his fellow PAX know that YHC had experienced first-hand several rather unfortunate beatdowns in recent weeks, and in the words of Rocky Top’s finest it was time to “work like heck” to ensure no more were on the horizon.  0530 arrives, we disclaim, grab a handful of frisbees from Toothless’s inventory and mosey around the park to the parking lot to set up shop for WOR.  Somewhere along the way Hi-Viz got tangled with Crablegs on some side-shuffling and arrived to WOR with a left cheek in need of healing.  We closed out WOR with some Scorpion Stretches, then began the:


Head to the Pizza Hut Pavilion, where YHC noted that there were many bad memories made in Neyland Stadium over the past 10+ years, but perhaps none more than what was experienced this past Saturday – as it’s not often your college football season ends before September.   We perform the following set in relation to Beatdown #1 -> Georgia State 38, Vols 30:

  • 3 merkins – because YHC was 3 years old the last time the Vols lost a season home opener;
  • 25 derkins – what better way to celebrate a program on the decline than some decline merkins, 25 of them to represent the fact the Vols were 25 point favorites walking into the stadium last Saturday night;
  • 82 2-count flutters – as the SEC had won 82 straight games when favored by 25 points or more; then close with
  • 40 down unders – as it represented the largest loss by an SEC team when favored by 25+ points in the last 40 seasons

After one round, it’s time to officially move on and put the Georgia State game behind us.  Back to the parking lot, where we focus on recent Beatdown #2…the Shire vs Westside Ultimate Frisbee game held several weeks back.  Things got ugly early and often for the Westside that day, and YHC decided it was officially time to practice our flying disc game.

Drill #1 – Catch & Release

  • Partner up, each pair of PAX with one frisbee, and spread about 10-15 yards apart
  • Side shuffle down the length of the lot and back, moving and passing frisbee along the way
  • Any time frisbee hits the ground, all PAX drop for 5 merkins on the way down, 7 merkins on the way back
  • 60 merkins later, YHC began to realize the recent beatdown was perhaps not an anomaly.  That’s why we head to the baseball diamond for…

Drill #2 – Distance & Accuracy

  • Divide into your Swaggy P teams, each team with a frisbee
  • First PAX steps up and gives the frisbee as big of a heave to centerfield as possible
  • Next two PAX try to drop their throws as close to initial throw as they can, as the longer the distance between the three the longer the bear crawl we were about to embark
  • 3 frisbees down, the 3 teams sprint to their respective frisbee and begin set of 10 hand release merkins, 20 WWIs, and 30 squats.  Upon completion, bear crawl to the next frisbee and R&R
  • After stopping to perform the 10/20/30 routine at all three frisbees, we’re all in and head toward the dugout, where YHC brings up recent Beatdown #3 – this week’s Killer Bs

Drill #3 – Killer B’s Frisbee Golf

  • One hole of Frisbee Golf, whereby Pumpkin Spice claimed we were looking at an approximate Par 5 from dugout we were standing by to dugout across the far diamond
  • Stay in your Swaggy P teams, each team playing the hole.  Killer B twist being after each throw, the team runs to their frisbee and before throwing again performs 10 burpees, 10 Bonnie Blairs and 10 Big Boys.  For throws 3-5, we modify for time to 5 reps of the above after each throw.  Two pars and a bogey later, we sprint back to the initial dugout, working on some long tosses to the PAX along the way.

Close it out with 90 seconds of Mary followed by COT.  YHC referenced in the COT that on this day 22 years ago Mother Theresa passed away.  A highly inspirational lady, there are many quotes you could turn to in her honor.  YHC referenced the following: “Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow is not yet here.  We only have today – let us begin.”  We talked of the Call to Action involved in the “let us begin” – each PAX had started their day well, was time to stay strong from that point forward.  Be present. Be engaged.  Be excellent in all that you do as if working for the Lord, not for man.  Prayers for health and healing across the PAX, Pumpkin Spice specifically, and prayers for Hipster as he prepares for little man #3’s upcoming arrival.

Great work fellas – appreciate you experiencing the pain with YHC of those three recent beatdowns.  Always appreciative of the opportunity to lead

En Fuego


Journey to the lost Circuit City

Location: Atlantis

Conditions: 77F, muggy but tolerable

Spice Index: 46

QIC: Crablegs

PAX: 15 total – best showing of Atlantis every by 7

Cunning Linguist, Vector, Brown Shorts (WL), Right Said, Padre (WL), Bareback, Hi-Viz, Princess Aurora, TK, Hipster, Toothless, Bicentennial Man, En Fuego, Pumpkin Spice

PAX accepted the challenge of the Swaggy P games and showed up to Atlantis in droves.

We took a journey around the barrier reef/running trail that encircles the lost city to limber up the PAX, followed by a Warmorama consisting of SSH, LBACs, Moroccan night clubs, Imperial walkers and good mornings.


PAX grabbed a partner and prepared for a circuit as follows:

AMRAP: 1 minute of Merkins, 1 minute of partner rows (1 PAX in high plank w/ partner doing a 1 arm row of that PAX) at 30s per arm, 1 minute of ab exercise (flutters -> Hammers -> Prom dates)

Following each circuit the PAX kept the heart rate up with suicides in the parking lot with the telephone poles as their markers

  • R3und 1: all 4 poles
  • Round 2: 3 poles
  • Round 3: Bernicide – bernie suicide to the third pole and back to the shovel flag.

We finished off with some stretching, particularly of the lower back that was well challenged with today’s exercise.


  • Many thanks to all the PAX who brought Atlantis to life today. The bar has been set.
  • T Claps to PA for completing 35 trips up and down Mt Covenant to celebrate turning 35.
  • Swaggy P games are in full effect with the score showing
    • Team Fitness: 18
    • Team Fellowship: 21
    • Team Faith: 27

You can follow along with the scoring here


  • Prayers for Porcelain, M and 2.0 as delivery seems near. Look out for a meal train

– Crablegs

Atlantis – 8.15.19 – “The Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestling”

4 HIM took the DRP and fought through a phalanx of bodyweight exercises to become honorary Hulkamanics.

PAX: Crablegs, Trapper Keeper, Vector

QIC: Cunning Linguist

After a surprisingly short disclaimer (given YHC’s typically verbosity), we departed from the shovelflag area at 0530 with Bluetooth speaker in tow and moseyed approximately halfway around the lower soccer field and then found a dry spot to circle up for our WOR:






15SnL Squats

Feeling sufficiently warmed, we then moseyed to the playground area and then YHC announced THE THANG.

But first, some background: as a child of the 80’s, YHC was obsessed at an early age with pro wrestling.  YHC decided to create a list of my “Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestlers” as well as a related playlist to keep us all motivated.


Song 1: “Real American” by Derringer – Theme Song of Hulk Hogan

During the verse, we performed American Hammers.

During the chorus, we performed Merkins. (because who is more American than the Hulkster, brother?!)

Countdown from 30-1, then short mosey to benches where YHC announced his second member of the Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestlers.

Song 2: “Warrior” by Scandal ft. Patty Smyth – Song to represent Ultimate Warrior

During the verse, we performed Lt. Dans

During the chorus, we performed Overhead Presses (just like the Warrior).

Mosey around the lower field until finding a dry spot for our next stop.

Song 3: “Macho Man” by Village People – Song to represent “Macho Man” Randy Savage

During the verse, we performed Side Straddle Hops

During the chorus, we performed Burpees (because we all want to be macho men).

Yet another mosey toward lower parking lot, then pull off for final member of my list.

Song 4: “Rock & Roll All Night” by KISS – Song to represent Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

During the verse, we performed Squats

During the chorus, we performed Jump Squats (because we can’t perform the People’s Elbow without powerful legs as well – and have you seen the size of The Rock’s thighs??)

Mosey toward Pizza Hut gazebo, then stop for THANG 2.


3 rounds of DIDs – with “Da Dip” by Freak Nasty as our workout song (thanks to Crablegs for the suggestion and TK for the inspiration)


Incline Merkinsx10

Decline Merkinsx5

With time running short, YHC wanted to make it up to Vector for not following through on a promise made to him last week.

Therefore, YHC played “I Ran (So Far Away)” by Flock of Seagulls and led group on a bonus mosey (while listening to the song) around lower parking lot and back to shovel flag.

Landed at shovelflag at 0612, leaving us with about 3 minutes of Mary:


20xFreddie Mercury

15xAlabama Prom Date

20xLittle Baby Crunches


Prayers for Vector as his son started his first day of HS this week!

Prayers for TK as he continues to receive positive news from the doc and whose right knee is healing well!

Prayers for Crablegs as he and the M recently celebrated 3 years of matrimony!


Quote from Phillipians 4:13: “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.”

May we continue to show our humility and vulnerability as we grow as leaders and pillars in the local community.


Always a pleasure – today was no different in that regard. That said, today was a true blast, and YHC’s goal was show that we are all human and we all have our guilty pleasures. It is okay to admit these to one another. Let us continue to grow in our willingness to be vulnerable and in our willingness to trust in our fellow man!

9/14 – 5th Anny of F3 Nashville. Fun starts at 0600. Don’t miss it!



Atlantis – 6.27.19 – “B.O.M.B.S. and Coyotes”

7 HIM escaped the fartsack and made the right decision on a moist, squishy, and beautiful Thursday morning.

PAX: Bicentennial Man, Crablegs, DFrost, En Fuego, T-Cell, Trapper Keeper

QIC: Cunning Linguist

YHC welcomed all at 0530 and, after a verbose and ever-so-linguistic disclaimer, led PAX on a mosey around the track and toward the lower parking lot, where we paused for the WOR.

20 x SSH
20 x Overhead Press
15 x LBACs
15 x rLBACs
12 x WMH
15 x SnL Squats

YHC then had PAX count off in twos and then led the PAX on a mosey toward Pizza Hut (aka the gazebo area) where we started on The Thang:

50 x Burpees
100 x Overhead Press
150 x Merkins
200 x Big Boy Sit Ups
250 x Squats
Plank upon completion while waiting for others.

1s performed the exercise while 2s ran around the Bob Ross-painted water tank thingy, followed by 2s performing the exercise while 1s ran around the thingy until all exercises were completed.

As we had some time to spare and we love the gazebo, YHC then called out Coyote Uglys, keeping the same partners in place.

Coyote Uglys
Wheelbarrow position for 1s, while 2s hold ankles of 1s.
1s move (using only their hands) from ground to bench of picnic table and perform Merkin.
1s then move to tabletop and perform Merkin.
1s then move back to bench and perform another Merkin.
1s then move to ground and perform yet another Merkin.
In other words, 4 Merkins = 1 Rep.
At 5 Reps, PAX switched partners.

Upon completion, we were all thoroughly exhausted (and at least one of us was *this* close to a Merlot Splash), but thankfully, we had a very short distance to run to get to our starting point and add three minutes of Mary to our lives.

13 x Freddie Mercurys
13 x Alabama Prom Dates
13 x American Hammers

Reading of 2 Corinthians 4: 16
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

Always a pleasure to lead the HIM of F3 Nashville. I am reminded with each Q I take that these men are truly amazing, and I am, quite frankly, humbled to be a part of such a great group of “high speed, low drag” men!

* Prayers for DFrost as he is expecting his first 2.0 in two weeks!
* 7/4 – 4th of July Convergence at Bicentennial Mall. 0530-0630 – Don’t miss it!!
* 7/23 – Libeery at Fat Bottom Brewing in The Nations. Book is Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. Reach out to Crablegs on Slack for more deets.