Covenant – 03/28/2023

10 men gathered on the morning after the tragedy at Covenant, a mile and a half away from where tragedy unfolded, to remember the lost and hurting, and to work out some anger (or maybe that was just the QIC)

PAX: Rocket Mortgage, Cowboy, FeelTheBerns, Moneyshot, DrRupp, Pole DAncer, Sooner, Subway, Nomad (Very Important Visitor from NW Arkansas), Detective Pikachu (QIC)

Some liberties were taken to spell out Covenant with exercises after the Warmarama. 27 reps each (9 for each of the three children lost yesterday in the tragedy)

Overhead press
V-ups (happy crunchy frogs)
Emperial Walkers (imperial walkers)
No-hand merkins (hand release merkins)
Alabama Prom Dates
Nordic Jacks (mountain climbers)
The Ring of Choice – 1 pax at a time chose an exercise to do 27 of. Pax held plank while waiting

We did many (>6?) laps of the Green Hills Park loop. Each loop was around 1/3 of a mile, so we ran over 2 miles.

Pray for the victims, pray for their families, pray for their friends, classmates, teachers. Pray for our country’s leaders, and pray that they will do the right thing(s).

F3 Nashville 8th Anniversary Convergence – 09.13.22 – “8-Bit”

39 PAX, including one FNG, converged at St. Paul Christian Academy, home of III Pillars, to celebrate 8 years of F3 Nashville with a workout and to knight our knewest Knantan, Michelin Man.

Conditions: Positively sublime

QIC: Oatmeal, Pedialyte, Princess Aurora*, Sooner

PAX: Bad Boy, Bagger Vance, Bareback, Black Widow, Blindside (WL-KNX)*, Boone’s Farm, Breadsticks, Caddyshack, Detective Pikachu, Flying Monkey, Formica, Gov’t Mule*, Grape (LIFO), Grisham, Haggis (FNG), Hipster, It’s Just Lunch, Michelin Man, Moneyshot, Movin’ On Up, NFT, Offshore, Pole Dancer, Ponzi, Ranch Hand*, Right Said, Screwball, Siri, Supernova*, T-Cell, Toga*, Toothless, Topanga, Vector, Venus

*Extra Credit – an 8-ct Bodybuilder Apocalypse from 0515-0525


Welcome, disclaimer, and medium mosey over to field for COP:

  • SSH x 21
  • WMH x 8
  • LBAC x 8 F/R
  • Reverse Flyes (Ws) x 8

Main event:

Count off 1-3 (starting with Bad Boy *whoops* Screwball).  1s are with YHC, 2s with SoonMeal, and 3s with Pedialyte. Each group starts at one of three stations and rotates through roughly every 10 minutes. YHC gave a template to the co-Qs but encouraged them to make it their own. Read on for all iterations!

Group 1 – PA

  • Station 1 – Track
    • “8 Track” – PAX complete descending reps of Ab Thrusters 8>1 with a lap around track after each set (it’s a 200m track).
    • Soundtrack – “Reelin’ in the Years” – Steely Dan, “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen
  • Station 2 – The Hill (off side of track)
    • OTD in 1985, Super Mario was first released, so PAX performed a “Super Mario Ladder” – 8 Jump Squats at the bottom (Mario on land), Bernie to top, 8 4-ct Flutter Kicks at the top (Mario in water), run back down. Descend ladder subtracting one rep from each exercise each round all the way to 1.
    • Soundtrack – “Overworld Theme,” “Starman Theme,” and “Underwater Theme” – Super Mario Bros. soundtrack; “Killing in the Name (8-bit Version)” – Rage Against the Machine
  • Station 3 – Jungle Gym/Swing Set
    • “Hangin’ 8s” – 7 pull-ups and 1 Underdog (row on swing), 6 pull-ups and 2 underdogs…1 pull-up and 7 Underdogs. 
    • Soundtrack – “Sultans of Swing” – Dire Straits, “Swing Swing” – The All-American Rejects

Group 2 – SoonMeal

  • Station 1 – abs for 20 count with 1 lap between.
  • Station 2 – 8 count ladder with squats on the bottom, Bernie up the hill, four count flutter kicks at the top.
  • Station 3 – Underdogs aka Down Unders and dips rotating for duration.

Group 3 – Pedialyte

  • Station 1 – 8 reps each of WW1’s, V-ups, American hammers followed by 1 lap. 16 reps of each followed by 2 laps.  24 reps of each.
  • Station 2 – Ladder with jump squats at the top, Iron Mikes (jump lunges) at the bottom.
  • Station 3 – Same as Group 1, but we finished early and did bear crawls from one side of track to the other then 5 burpees, repeating until rotation.

Reconvene at midfield for everybody’s favorite, Jack Webb. 1 Merkin on Q’s call of “down” followed by 2 Air Presses. 2 and 4, 3 and 6,…8 and 16. #crowdpleaser

4MOM honoring the place this whole thing started:

  • Sit-ups x 8
  • Elbow to Knee (L) x8
  • V-ups x 8
  • Imperial Walkers x 8
  • Elbow to Knee (R) x 8
  • Reverse Crunch x 8

Quick photo op, sports team bleacher-style (thanks, Haggis), and mosey back to lot for COT/BOM.


T-claps to Oatmeal, Sooner, and Pedialyte for combining forces to deliver this special workout as well as T-Cell, Toothless, and Michelin Man who also played a part in making this happen. So much leadership on display!

On an occasion such as this, it was only fitting to pass the Nantan baton, and I had the honor, as CCR’s delegate in his regrettable absence, of passing it to none other than Michelin Man. We are grateful for CCR’s gracious service to F3 Nashville and move forward with excitement and anticipation of great things in the Michelin Man era. If I may speak for him, I believe if he would have you remember just one thing from this season, it would be that “you are freed to lead.” Don’t forget it!


  • Welcome to FNG Spencer Westcott aka Haggis!
  • Be on the lookout for more special events as we add them to the calendar. There’s an appetite for them amongst the PAX, so let’s work together to deliver!

Always a pleasure,

PA out.

NASHVILLE – 6/28/22


Middle Earth


Pumpkin Spice


Bad Boy

Dr. Rupp






The Shield



Delightful, high-60s


A little jog around the John Trotwood Moore facilities, stopping by the tennis courts for some warm up exercises.

  • SSH x 10
  • LBAC x 10
  • rLBAC x 10
  • Moroccan night clubs x 10
  • WMH x 10

Main Event


The PAX partner up and make their way to the field (AKA Pelennor Field). One partner does an exercise, the other runs 2/3 across the field (~100 meters) and Bernies back. Flapjack.

Exercises are below:

No hand merkins (Hand release)

American Hammers


Humpers, monkey variety


Incline Merkins



Eight count body builders

After all NASHVILLE exercises are complete, the PAX then moved on for some 3 Pillars exercises, as (save for the most OG Princess Aurora), Middle Earth was the 3 Pillars AO before we were kicked out for COVID. This was an homage to the hallowed grounds of the original iii Pillars.  This was the same idea as the first part of the workout, just different exercises.

3-Count Leg Lifts (3 seconds up, 3 seconds down)

Plank Jacks

Imperial Walkers

Lieutenant Dans

Little Baby Arm Circles

Alternating Shoulder Taps

Reverse Crunches

Split Squats (AKA Iron Mikes)

A total of 2.5 miles of traveling occurred during the morning’s festivities. The PAX then made their way back to the Startex for some Mary EMOM, with Flutter Kicks, Homer and Marge (AKA Alabama Prom Dates), Happy Crunchy Frogs (we missed you T-cell), and Good Mornings.


I mentioned this in my last #Bomber Q last week, but it’s worth reiterating here for the #MiddleEarth PAX. The Nashville PAX have been an immense blessing to me these last 4 years, and I find myself tremendously grateful for your fellowship, encouragement, camaraderie, and fitness. As my last Q while living in Nashville, it was a pleasure to bring things to a close with a NASHVILLE Q. A special thanks to Crablegs for EH’ing me many moons ago. I look forward to popping in for a surprise Q sometime in the future!

It became clear that the coffeteria GOAT needed a proper name for his post-workout refreshment setup, and with #MiddleEarth as the AO name and beverages being served out of the back of his vehicle, after various naming ideas it was only appropriate to name it the Prancing Pony. If you don’t get that reference, I feel sorry for you that you haven’t seen the Lord of the Rings recently enough.


Praise for Moneyshot being back with us after a month out with some health issues.

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